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Topic: SPLENDA: Update & Thank You (6 msgs / 225 lines)
1) From: Gene Smith
Thanks very much to everyone who contributed to my questions about
headaches and artificial sweeteners, specifically: Splenda.
I can report that since I have eliminated Splenda and other artificial
sweeteners from my diet (except for whatever slipped by me in odds & ends
of packaged foods) that I have not experienced a single debiltating
headache.
Furthermore, noticeable improvements to my entire digestive system have
occurred.  As anybody enjoying the entertainments of an aging digestive
system knows, this is a very welcome development!
In addition, a host of "aches and pains" that I had simply ascribed to
aging and that had me fairly regularly taking an Aleve at night to sleep
better have disappeared.
The younger list members may not appreciate the significance of this, but
for those of us "beyond the great divide," it is very hard not to identify
each new ache and pain as incontrovertible evidence of a further and
inevitable slide into decrepitude.  To be free of all those little creaks
and groans is damn near equivalent to a dip in the fountain of youth!
Naturally, this is purely anecdotal evidence and I make no scientific
claims for it.  All I'll claim is that I am One Happy Camper with the
results.
Here's an interesting  paragraph on Splenda from an article from this 
health website:http://www.womentowomen.com/nutritionandweightloss/splenda.asp?id=1&campaignno=artificialsweeteners&adgroup=splenda&keywords=sucraloseObservational evidence shows that there are side effects of Splenda,
including skin rashes/flushing, panic-like agitation, dizziness and
numbness, diarrhea, muscle aches, headaches, intestinal cramping, bladder
issues, and stomach pain. These show up at one end of the spectrum - the
people who have an allergy or sensitivity to the sucralose molecule. But no
one can say to what degree Splenda is affecting the rest of us.
Gene Smith
Splenda free, in Houston

2) From: Chuck the Coffee-Geek
That was a great article Gene.  Thanks.
Glad to hear you solved one ailment.
As I don't have any complaints with splenda, I'm not willing to give it 
up yet.  I like the taste compared to other sweeteners.  I will have to 
at least taste stevia since this list feels so strongly about it though.
BTW, I know between the Shocking Pink coffee maker and the link from 
Women to Women, there should be a joke in here somewhere, but I just 
can't lay a finger on it...
-Chuck
I crack me up...
Gene Smith wrote:
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3) From: Gene Smith
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Why do I suspect that finger has been in trouble before, Chuck?
Gene Smith
keeping his fingers to himself, in Houston

4) From: Steven Dover
Sweet leaf of Paraguay {Stevia Rebaudiana} is indeed very good. Two {2}
ounces goes a ...l o n g... way. I like it in tea and kool aid, but I still
prefer Sugar in the raw in my coffee. - Steve D.

5) From: Justin Marquez
On 3/5/06, Steven Dover  wrote:
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I agree that "Sugar in the Raw" is excellent.  I need to cut back sugar , s=
o
what I do is use half sugar and half stevia. That helps preserve the
"mouthfeel" of the real thing and cuts the sugar intake by half.
Some have complained that stevia is hard to dissolve. I can report that the
stevia I use goes into solution immediately.  I pour in the 1/8 tsp or so
that I use and it just instantly dissapears and goes into the solution. Non=
e
of it "floats".
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.com

6) From: Sandy Andina
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I detect a distinct bitter undertaste to Stevia in anything other  
than heavily flavored teas like Market Spice or mint herb.  My beef  
with Splenda is that compared to aspartame or even Sunette/acesulfame  
K, it makes foods it's in taste kind of "flabby"--all you taste is  
the sweetness and not the underlying flavor. I can tell the  
difference between sugared and Splenda'd versions of foods but often  
not between sugared and NutraSweetened foods (except chocolates and  
baked goods, where sugar is necessary for texture).  A Splenda- 
sweetened cherry syrup tastes  to me less like cherry than like just  
plain generic sweetness.
I am lucky in that no artificial sweeteners seem to have any  
physiological effects on me other than not spiking my blood sugar,  
not rotting my teeth and not wrecking my diet.
On Mar 5, 2006, at 6:11 AM, Steven Dover wrote:
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Sandy
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I detect a distinct bitter =
undertaste to Stevia in anything other than heavily flavored teas like =
Market Spice or mint herb.  My beef with Splenda is that compared to =
aspartame or even Sunette/acesulfame K, it makes foods it's in taste =
kind of "flabby"--all you taste is the sweetness and not the underlying =
flavor. I can tell the difference between sugared and Splenda'd versions =
of foods but often not between sugared and NutraSweetened foods (except =
chocolates and baked goods, where sugar is necessary for texture).  A =
Splenda-sweetened cherry syrup tastes  to me less like cherry than =
like just plain generic sweetness.  
I am lucky in that no = artificial sweeteners seem to have any physiological effects on me other = than not spiking my blood sugar, not rotting my teeth and not wrecking = my diet. On Mar 5, 2006, at 6:11 AM, Steven Dover = wrote:
Sweet leaf of Paraguay {Stevia = Rebaudiana} is indeed very good. Two {2}ounces = goes a ...l o n g... way. I like it in tea and kool aid, but I = stillprefer Sugar in the raw in my = coffee. - Steve D.----- Original Message = -----From: Chuck the Coffee-Geek = <javabeans>homeroast= s.com>Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 = 2:00 PMSubject: Re: +SPLENDA: Update = & Thank You .......................I will = have toat least taste stevia since this = list feels so strongly about it though. -Chuck = homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-36-75142800--


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