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Sugars Matter – Margaret Moss explains how. March 2016
What is stevia and what are its health benefits? Article in Medical News Today December 2014
The demand for stevia grows and grows. October 2014
56 names for sugar – are you eating more than you know? October 2014
Artificial sweeteners could hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota. September 2014
Fructose intolerance, including FODMAPS – Dr Janice Joneja September 2014
Sugar, fat, food and addiction: mental health and obesity implications – a public health crisis. FABResearch conference. Notes on the presentations by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson. July 2014
Over view of sugar substitutes from Dr Mercola - What's safe and what is not. October 2013
What's so bad about agave syrup? The arguments.
What type of sugar addict are you? Dr Jacob Teitelbaum, author of Beat Sugar Addiciton Now, has along article in the November 2010 Townsend Letter outlining the four types of sugar addiction.
Fructose – the good, the bad – and the malabsorbed... Michelle Berriedale-Johnson explains September 2010
Agave syrup worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup. A lengthy article on the Dr Mercola site suggests that far from being the natural sap from the agave leaf, agave syrup is a highly processed, often contaminated product of the starchy bulb of the plant, and is 80% fructose, 30% more than High Fructose Corn Syrup. March 2010
The Honey Trap – Many 'natural' alternatives to sugar bill themselves as low GI and healthy. Catherine Quinn discovers which products genuinely deliver. 2009
The Alliance for Natural Health has no time for the artificial sweetener, sucralose, especially under its brand name of Splenda. August 2009
Micki Rose's low glycaemic load, gluten-free, dairy-free diet: fed up with continually cobbling together diets for her food sensitive patients, she has finally written a diet plan – Micki Rose 2008
Sweet Sensations: Enter the chocolatey world of Liz Bygrave and discover some interesting desserts and ingredients that can be consumed by people with diabetes and candida, without fear OR guilt! – Cressida Boyd 2008
US Government study finds that 65% of breast milks sampled contained artifical sweeteners. August 2015
Sugar intolerance in Inuit populations linked to specific gene. January 2015
Stevia - side effects and possible allergic cross-reactions with chrysanthemums, marigolds, ragweed or daisies. New Health Guide. December 2014
Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota. October 2014
Artificial sweeteners more weight-promoting than sugar. Rats fed the synthetic sweeteners saccharin and aspartame, gained more weight than those given sucrose (table sugar), even at similar total caloric intake levels. October 2012
High fructose corn syrup damages not only the liver but the brain, effecting learning ability and memory.May 2012
How fructose can cause obestiy and pre-diabetic metabolic syndrome. Abstract here.
Fake sugar may alter how the body handles real sugar
High levels of mercury have been found in popular drinks, breads, cereals, breakfast bars, yogurts and soups containing high-fructose corn syrup
While not admitting that there are health problems associated with the aspartame, Coca Cola and PepsiCo are introducing new stevia-sweetened products, so they have something to fall back on if / when the general public find out about the dark side of aspartame.
Xylitol – more than just a sweetener
Children and Aspartame
Healing properties of natural sugars
First Published in Febuary 2007
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