Artificial Sweeteners: Lessons for the Slow Learners

It seemed like, for a brief period, society was finally catching onto the idea that artificial sweeteners, in all amounts and all types, was a bad thing. Then the moment passed. I continue to see almost every single gum available in stores with artificial sweeteners (and typically more than one type is used).  And just […]

Artificial Sweeteners and Bad Decisions-Surprising Links

Despite the mounting evidence on just how bad they are for us, artificial sweeteners remain on the market in just about everything we consume. Think that just because you avoid diet sodas you’re safe?  Bought any chewing gum lately?  Use any protein workout drinks?  Did your doctor recommend Medifast shakes?  How about pretty much anything […]

Artificial Sweeteners–WHY Are They Still Around?

Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?  Why did the chicken cross the road?  Why are we still using artificial sweeteners? All timeless questions that never seem to have the right answer.  Artificial sweeteners were initially used with the premise of cutting calorie intake and fighting off weight gain and diabetes. They were never designed to actually […]

Childhood Obesity Statistics: Blame Artificial Sweeteners

I know I’ve written frequently on childhood obesity statistics lately, but are you really paying attention to everything your child is putting in their mouth? You’ve banned artificial sweeteners. No more diet soda. You read one of my blog posts on just how unhealthy artificial sweeteners are, and you instantly tossed what you had in the house into the […]