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"Avoid at all Costs" the Newest Toxic Artificial Sweetener: Formaldehyde is Byproduct in Body

Posted By Dr. Mercola

One of the more recent toxic additions to our food supply is the artificial sweetener called Neotamei.

In the European Union, where it was approved as a flavor enhancer as of November 2010, it is known by its “E number,” E961ii.

Made by NutraSweet (a former division of Monsanto and the original manufacturer of aspartame), neotame is 13,000 times sweeter than table sugar, and about 30 times sweeter than aspartame.

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Coconut Palm Sugar

Or raw honey.


“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus



...ask why sometimes. One can not patent naturally occurring (Creator made) substances. We've been sold out and they could care less about our health. In fact, they prefer us to be unhealthy. That is a huge market for their patented medications and treatments. Additionally, an unhealthy herd is less likely to rebel. This is the system that we are trapped in and I believe there is only one way out. This is not fanatical thinking...look at the Paul campaign. He should be winning this in a huge way. Why isn't he? The campaign is doing a great job against huge odds. Well, they've (the Elite) dumbed-down the herd and made us unhealthy...so we're more concerned about who is going to pay for our meds than we are about real freedom. We're more concerned about who is going to win American Idol than we are about the fact that our Drones are killing innocent babies/children/people in foreign countries.

Back on track...there is all kinds of proof that Aspartame is detrimental to human health. All one needs to do is scratch the surface...

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
- President John F. Kennedy

The proof is in the sugar-free pudding?

Still not seeing it. If you want to shut down debate, go ahead and vote me down.

I've heard cell phones are linked to cancer, yet everyone I know uses cell phones and none of them have cancer. People say aspartame is linked to cancer, yet no one I know has gotten cancer from consuming it.


Xylitol looks like a very good sugar substitute. I have been reading up on it and am going to order it to use instead of the other sugar alternatives.


Xylitol is good BUT it is

Xylitol is good BUT it is deadly to dogs.... like really deadly. Just a little bit will kill them which is why I switched to Erythritol instead. Both are sugar alcohols and will give a cooling effect to your food. The best thing I have found is a combination of Erythritol and Stevia... the combination seems to work really well.

I don't have a dog

I don't have a dog so that is not an issue for me.

Hops are also bad for dogs, but since I don't have one I am still going to grow them and use them in the beer I brew.

That's why I stick with Stevia

It's the only natural zero calorie sweetener.



Where is the proof?

I stopped consuming aspartame when I heard it was bad, but I have yet to see any proof of its ill-effects on myself or anyone I know. I can't find any proof online that it's bad for you.

its made in a labratory with chemicals & its food. Thats all I

need to know to understand it is bad. Very bad for your liver. Google aspartame/liver or nutra-sweet/live -yuck! I like succanat - natural unprocessed sugar that still has the molasses. Refined sugar strips the molasses element away-it separates it. The molasses is healthy, full of b vitamins & rich in flavor. Succanat has a deeper maple syrup flavor (comes from the molasses) than refined sugar. Also, raw honey & maple syrup itself are excellent natural sweetners. Raw honey local to your area is a potent medicine. Stevia works great for diabetics.

james williams

Never heard of succanant

Never heard of succanant before.

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE reported the toxic effects...

of aspartame when it was being FDA-approved. At temperatures above 85 degrees, aspartame turns into methyl alcohol and one out of 300,000 have a gene defect that causes it to build up in their brains. The only reason it was approved was because it is made by Monsanto and Don Rumsfeld was the CEO at the time.

That's why there is a warning label, right?

So as long as you don't have phenylketonuria (had to look that word up) then it's safe.

I apologize for being skeptical, and I understand this is a topic of debate, and has been for a long time. There doesn't appear to be any proof that aspartame is harmful to normal people, but I've chosen to stop using it just to be safe.

All I'm saying is I haven't observed any ill-effects on myself or others I know.

Dr. Joseph Mercola

check out mercola.com. He has the world's largest natural health website. It is very informative. There are many articles on his website about artificial sweetners. He also has a book called Sweet Deception. It is all about the ill effects of these artifical sweetners. Dr. Mercola is also a huge fan of Ron Paul too!

These sweetners are all toxic!

I don't understand people who think that a chemical based sweetner can be good for you. I know people who eat organic food and buy produce from the farmer's market yet continue to consume diet soda and artifically sweetned products. ALL of these artificial sweetners are bad news! Do some research. Read your food labels. I refuse to buy any product that contains these sweetners. Use natural unbleached cane sugar instead on occasion for sweetness.

Absolutely correct JENMOO3.

Cane sugar is good.

I use REAL (Grade A or B) maple syrup in hot drinks if I want it sweetened. Not the fake maple syrup crap.

It does cost more, but what's your health worth?

I choose to sacrifice other places and put a premium on what I eat.

Short term it costs a little more, but long term the benefits are infinite in both health care costs and quality of life.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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That never even occurred to me to try...

I use sugar for my coffee, but I am betting a little maple syrup instead would give it a nice taste, and if I am not mistaken somewhat healthier than refined white sugar. And of course a whole lot healthier than any of the other alternatives (other than Stevia which I just can't get used to the taste of).

Breakfast in a cup. :) Thanks for the idea...

The Philosophy Of Liberty -

Me, either. Just do not like

Me, either. Just do not like the taste. I have been using xylitol , It is made from trees and tastes great and seems safe from all I have read. But if this stuff does not even have to be on a food label, how we we know it is even in the food?

I never tried Xylitol but I

I never tried Xylitol but I thought it can cause intestinal upset for some people.

It can...

Xylitol kills bacteria in the gut (I have read that it's only the bad bacteria that it kills). I made the mistake of using too much on grapefruit once and suffered for days. You have to start out with a small amount and build up. If you start to get a headache, stomach upset, intestinal problems, stuffy nose, etc., then you're most likely having what's known as a Herxheimer's reaction, meaning gut bacteria is dying off. Taking activated charcoal (I prefer capsules) will clean up the die-off and help you to start feeling better.

Not all Xylitol is the same, also toxic to dogs

Xylitol was first produced from birch trees in Finland and was supposedly a better sugar for diabetics. Later it was mass produced in the United States and made from beet sugar. Now some sources of xylitol are made from corn from China. (Sugar Beets are a big GMO crop in US)

"A sugar substitute found in a variety of sugar-free and dietetic cookies, mints and chewing gum is proving highly toxic, even fatal, to snack-snatching dogs.

Xylitol, popular in Europe for decades but a relative newcomer to the U.S. alternative sweeteners market, can be "very, very serious" to dogs when ingested, says Dana Farbman, spokeswoman for the Animal Poison Control Center of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."


Personally, I use honey from local beekeepers to sweeten my yerba mate' and everything else!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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I almost skipped over looking at it (from a comment above)...

The name just kind of turned me off... :) But since you said something, I went ahead and took a look. Extremely interesting, I may give that a try... Thanks for the tip.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -

I think natural products are superior to artifical ones.

Unbleached cane sugar. I also like to use REAL maple syrup. There is RAW honey too. I buy products that are made in the state I live in. I have used Stevia as well but don't care for the "bitter" taste. I avoid high fructose corn syrup or "corn sugar" as it is now called because it is causing non-alchoholic fatty liver disease and obesity. I buy my meat from a small family owned local meat processing place. We hope to grow some of our own veggies this year. I like to avoid MSG too.

"Neotame is like aspartame on steroids,..."

That's all it takes for me to warn everyone I know about this latest attempt by Monsanto (by proxy) to kill people off.

A thank you bump for the heads up Bob-45.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

As I sit here reading and sipping my coffee...

I had to open a new tab and do a little more research on sweeteners, I am happy to know that 'good old saccharin' (pink package) is still relatively safe.
I have heard that aspartame molecules are roughly 'left hand' sugar molecules that can change shape when heated, as in hot coffee, and become something else. At least half a dozen people have had stokes due to what ever this new molecule is.
This Neotame stuff sounds even scarier, it's like Frankenstein Molecule 2.0!

I've got to hand it to you, Bob, you always find cool stuff for my brain.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

Saccharin is toxic as well.

Saccharin is toxic as well.

Yeah, that's why I said 'Relatively Safe'

Those poor lab rats had to drink 800 cups of coffee per day! Just kidding, but one article said they were exposed to hundreds of times the amount humans consume. Also, the cancer caused in lab rats may or may not be applicable to humans. None the less, sugar would definitely be bad for me (diabetes runs in the family). Just the fact that those other things are made by Monsanto is enough to keep me away. I'll stick to the pink packets.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

Try Stevia

It is a non-caloric sweetner that is made from the Stevia plant. It does not raise blood sugar and has no ill effects on the body. I would recommend the Sweet Leaf brand.

Thank you

I'll check it out.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson