Monthly Archives: September 2008


Splenda Potentially Toxic to Humans

There was an interesting study released this week from Duke University. It seems that sucralose, the artificial sweetener that is listed as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA causes serious adverse effects in rats in the 12 week study. The adverse effects were seen in rats given 1.1mg/kg […]


Disturbing Side Effects of Splenda Usage

J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008;71(21):1415-29. Splenda alters gut microflora and increases intestinal p-glycoprotein and cytochrome p-450 in male rats.Abou-Donia MB, El-Masry EM, Abdel-Rahman AA, McLendon RE, Schiffman SS. Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA. [email protected] Splenda is comprised of the high-potency artificial sweetener […]


Probiotics for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) seems to be an all too common complaint of so many people.   The three typical ways IBS presents itself is: constipation dominant (IBS-C), diarrhea dominant (IBS-D) or  alternating diarrhea and constipation (IBS).   I’m going to generalize here, but<!–more–>…… I find IBS-D  the easiest to treat because […]