The science speaks for itself: Artificial sweeteners trigger glucose intolerance
(Natural News) Sugar is unquestionably bad for you, with study after study linking it to a growing list of health problems. When you’re craving something sweet, you might believe that choosing food that uses artificial sweeteners is the healthier choice. Unfortunately, you’re not doing yourself any favors if you opt for alternatives like aspartame or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why aspartame puts you at risk of a whole slew of adverse health effects
(Natural News) Aspartame is one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners on the market. Sold under the brand names “Nutrasweet” and “Equal,” it has made its way into kitchens and restaurants across America, and is a popular choice for “calorie-free” sweetening endeavors across the food industry. Aspartame is lauded for its near-zero calorie status,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia or something else? See which health conditions that are often mistaken for the degenerative disease
(Natural News) The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as “a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.” However, over 40 percent of dementia diagnoses are actually wrong. Here are seven health conditions that are often confused for dementia or Alzheimer’s. Side effects of artificial flavors, food colors, and sweeteners... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six health-conscious ways to sweeten your food and drink
(Natural News) You probably already know that there is a war on sugar, and that the refined white stuff and its synthetic counterparts (artificial sweeteners) are a real no-no if you are trying to reverse chronic health conditions or just simply maintain an acceptable level of health. Unfortunately, sugar has become so ingrained into our... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Sucralose EXPOSED - Artificial sweetener proven in studies to generate cancerous tumors and fuel obesity
(Natural News) If you read the slogan on a package of Splenda, it tells you that its main ingredient, sucralose, is “made from sugar” and “tastes like sugar,” but make no mistake, it is concocted in a laboratory and does not grow in nature, as they would have us all believe. Sucralose is a synthetic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low calorie sweeteners can help in sugar reduction recommendations, according to experts
(International Sweeteners Association (ISA)) The latest research on low calorie sweeteners' use, benefits and role in the diet were discussed today at the 3rd International Sweeteners Association Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Diabetes Day
14 November is World Diabetes Day, which is an annual campaign increase awareness of the diseaseWorld Diabetes Day, on the 14th November every year. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 is The Family and Diabetes. The aim is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected, as well as promoting the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes.The Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders group's main area of work is the evaluation of the effects of health-care interventions relevant to the prevention, treatment or management, and re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?
People with diabetes can use low-calorie sweeteners to replace sugar in their food and drinks. There are different types of sweetener to choose from, each of which has pros and cons. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Health activist says FDA agent admitted to promoting aspartame to "depopulate" the planet
(Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to deny that the artificial sweetener known as aspartame is in any way harmful to humans. But according to Dr. Betty Martini, founder of Mission Possible World Health International, an FDA agent openly admitted to her that aspartame is basically being used to “depopulate” the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can stevia benefit people with diabetes?
Stevia is a sugar substitute that is about 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia is very low in calories, and there is growing interest in whether this sweetener can help people with diabetes use their diet to control their blood sugar levels. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Sweeteners Disrupt Blood Glucose Via Effects on Gut Bacteria Sweeteners Disrupt Blood Glucose Via Effects on Gut Bacteria
Reductions in GLP-1 -- which helps regulate blood glucose levels -- linked to use of low-calorie sweeteners may be mediated by changes in the gut microbiome, say scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners damage gut bacteria potentially worsening blood sugar control
Artificial sweeteners may be toxic to gut bacteria, potentially affecting blood sugar control and increasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drinking diet drinks 'could increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes'
Diet drinks and artificial sweeteners that many use to cut their sugar consumption could actually put them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners found in popular diet fizzy drinks are ‘toxic’ to your gut bacteria
ARTIFICIAL sweeteners found in many popular foods and drinks have a “toxic” effect on digestive gut microbes, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows cigarillo flavors enhanced by high-intensity sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners may encourage young people to smoke cigarillos by reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making the small cigars more palatable. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ditch the diet Coke? Sweeteners are toxic to the gut
Researchers from Israel and Singapore warned the findings offer 'further evidence' that artificial sweeteners can damage health. The findings were published in the journal Molecules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should you swap sugar for sweeteners to control blood glucose?
TYPE 2 diabetes is caused by having too much sugar in the blood. This doesn ’t mean people with diabetes have to completely cut sugar from their diet, but it should be limited in order to keep blood glucose levels under control. So are sweeteners a suitable alternative? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Does swapping sugar for sweeteners control blood glucose levels?
TYPE 2 diabetes is caused by having too much sugar in the blood. This doesn ’t mean people with diabetes have to completely cut sugar from their diet, but it should be limited in order to keep blood glucose levels under control. So are sweeteners a suitable alternative? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coconut sugar nutrition
Producers make coconut sugar from coconut palms. Some people may think of it as a more healthful sugar than other kinds, but there is much to consider before a person adds it to their diet as an alternative to sweeteners. Coconut sugar contains both glucose and fructose. Find out the science behind coconut sugar here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Sweeteners ARE safe and they DON'T make you hungrier
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Emma Derbyshire, based in London, claims switching to foods and drinks which contain low-calorie sweeteners could actually be beneficial - despite fears over sweeteners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds sucralose produces previously unidentified metabolites
(North Carolina State University) Sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener sold under the trade name Splenda ® , is metabolized in the gut, producing at least two fat-soluble compounds, according to a recent study using rats. The finding differs from the studies used to garner regulatory approval for sucralose, which reported that the substance was not broken down in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Manuka honey is a trendy sweetener, but are you getting what you pay for?
Is your manuka honey worth the hefty price tag? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Shock claim: Diet sodas are putting your fertility at risk
(Natural News) Diet sodas and other aerated beverages could be just as detrimental as regular sodas in terms of health risks. Health experts have recently noted that diet sodas and other aerated drinks were associated with reduced fertility in both men and women. According to the experts, the artificial sweetener aspartame disrupts the endocrine system, which in turn... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA Advises Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Be Useful in Adults AHA Advises Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Be Useful in Adults
An American Heart Association advisory concludes adults may benefit from replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with low-calorie ones but warns against long-term use in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are monk fruit and stevia?
Monk fruit and stevia are natural, plant-based sweeteners. The products tend to contain few, if any, calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and people use them as alternatives to sugar, honey, and other sweeteners. Here, we describe what monk fruit and stevia are and how to choose between them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Narendra Modi offers healthcare sweetener ahead of India elections
PM also promises manned space flight by 2022 in wide-ranging Independence Day speech (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Modi offers healthcare sweetener ahead of India poll
PM also promises manned space flight by 2022 in wide-ranging Independence Day speech (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Manuka honey is trendy and expensive: What to know before you buy
Manuka honey is a trendy sweetener prized for its healing properties. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Why you should avoid aspartame at all costs
(Natural News) Among artificial sweeteners, one of the most common and controversial is aspartame. This zero-calorie sweetener, typically used in a number of foods and beverages as a sugar substitute, has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent years. There is a multitude of reasons for this, many of which should give you pause... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest stevia research published in Journal of Nutrition
(PureCircle) The Journal of Nutrition recently published a comprehensive review of the latest stevia science in its July 2018 issue. Authored by several eminent scientists including members of the PureCircle Stevia Institute (PCSI) advisory board, the article 'Stevia Leaf to Stevia Sweetener: Exploring Its Science, Benefits, and Future Potential' details the current state of the science for stevia, stevia's safety and potential health benefits, as well as the potential for future research and applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Do you really want to use that? Artificial sweeteners linked to unwanted weight gain
(Natural News) Foods and drinks labeled “low-fat” and “diet” are not helping you lose weight, but actually, do the opposite. These products contain artificial sweeteners that actually cause fat accumulation and unwanted weight gain. These side effects are especially pronounced in people who are already obese. These artificial sweeteners overstimulate and disrupt the metabolic processes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: This fruit could cause painful swelling
STOMACH bloating causes can include allergy to a particular food, eating too quickly or consuming a product which leads to gas release and causes a bloated stomach. Eating products containing this sweetener could cause stomach bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: This sweetener could cause painful swelling
STOMACH bloating causes can include allergy to a particular food, eating too quickly or consuming a product which leads to gas release and causes a bloated stomach. Eating products containing this sweetener could cause stomach bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How non-sugar sweeteners affect your health: A look at the research
(Natural News) A lot of people have an appetite for sugar. Studies have shown that the body’s response to sugary food starts even before it enters the body, with the brain firing on all cylinders to excite the reward circuit and produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates pleasure and reward. However, past decades have also shown... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: You should try eating fewer sugars and sweeteners to avoid the swelling
STOMACH bloating can be caused by a reaction to something in the diet. Eating less of certain foods can help stop the painful swelling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

No glycaemic effect associated with non-nutritive sweetener consumption
A study in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners have no impact in blood glucose levels. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of aspartame?
The food additive aspartame is a sweetener used in many foods and drinks. It is controversial and has a range of purported side effects, although many regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approve its use. Learn more about the side effects of aspartame, and the alternatives, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about dextrose
Dextrose is a type of sugar that comes from corn. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a sweetener in many foods and as a medical treatment for low blood sugar and dehydration. In this article, learn about the uses of dextrose in food and medicine. We also cover the possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Survival medicine: Are you familiar with the medicinal uses of honey?
(Natural News) Aside from being a natural sweetener, preppers know that raw honey has several medicinal uses that can be helpful in a pinch. Check them out below, and don’t forget to include some honey in your supplies. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Honey possesses medicinal properties because it is full of sugar with little to no water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Blood Sugar
Artificial sweeteners are extremely popular in the United States. They provide a sweet taste without adding a lot of calories or carbohydrates, which can be especially important if someone has diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Can an artificially sweetened drink or food really satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar levels? That depends on what's in the food or drink, but a new review confirms that artificial sweeteners alone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study
Title: Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - May 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

6 More reasons NOT to drink diet soda
(Natural News) Sodas are known to be harmful to health. Likewise, diet sodas are still bad for you. “Diet” sodas and zero-calorie drinks are marketed as “healthier” alternatives to regular soda. But do not be fooled, they are made out of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Artificial sweeteners are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners Don't Up Blood Glucose Levels
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) does not increase blood glucose levels, according to a review published online May 15 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Alexander D. Nichol, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.“There should be a warning label on flavored water, sports and energy drinks that says, ‘We may seem like a healthy choice, but we’re loaded with sugar, too,’” said Joelle Wolstein, research scientist at the center and lead author of the study. “People seem unaware that these drinks have the same or even higher amounts of added sweetener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news