I am on a mailing list for people who have quit using aspartame
(also known as NutraSweet and Equal) and periodically I get
some interesting information. I thought you might want to
read this information on the effects of Splenda on the thymus
gland. (You can also find information about this on the Internet.)
This person also has some interesting things to say about
I've attached the e-mail that was went to me.
When I think of all the diet products I've ingested over
the last twenty years and what it was doing to my liver, my
immune system and my thymus gland it makes me cringe. I'm
glad I have quit using ALL artifical sweeteners.
Subject: Re: [Aspartame Support] Question
about Splenda/Say NO to ALL Artif Sweeteners
Yes...according to what we've seen in information the sugar
is altered to make this artificial sweetener. When molecules
are removed... some chlorine replaces them...which we've read
is similar to the way DDT, a banned pesticide is made.
BEFORE Sucralose/Splenda was marketed here in the US...many
European doctors reported Sucralose SHRINKING THE THYMUS GLAND
in many of the patients who took in Sucralose. They did admit
to recommending that their patients TRY the Sucralose once
they realized the patients were having problems related to
toxic Aspartame. They admitted that it was later...with symptoms
seen (alike in many patients...those taking IN Sucralose)...that
these doctors linked the Shruken Thymus Glands to intake of
OF COURSE doctors/researchers/scientists here in the US...IGNORED
reports from European doctors who DISCOURAGED us from marketing
Sucralose. These European doctors felt it was important that
diabetics KNOW the dangers of Sucralose for SHRINKING the
Thymus Gland...as MOST of the problems with this was seen
IN Diabetics.. the ones mostly advised to use the Sucralose
(after stopping Aspartame).
I suppose you KNOW that Aspartame does WIPE OUT the immune
system in many who take it in..as IT DID TO MY diabetic MOM.
She died in 1990. If you study the role the thymus gland plays
IN the human body...you will know that the THYMUS GLAND plays
a very important role IN the Immune System. SO...here are
TWO artificial sweeteners...one..Aspartame which was found
VERY DEADLY thru tests in the 60's..(results kept hidden for
decades)...and the other...Sucralose...which was found IN
EUROPE to SHRINK the THYMUS Gland...a reason it is now blamed
for weaking the IMMUNE SYSTEM...just as has BEEN reported
Of course we can't say anything good about Asulf K..also
being linked to Cancer. Let's not forget Saccharin either..
which WAS found to cause bladder/liver cancer decades ago.
Saccharin IS kin to Aspirin..so makes many (as IN OUR FAMILY)...BLEED..as
we do WITH Aspirin. I (a cancer survivor since Dec. '82)...am
VERY glad that I took my oncologist's advice..and STAYED away
from ALL artificial sweeteners..once I realized that MY breast
cancer was found after a little less than 2 years of taking
in Aspartame. (MAMMARY, Ovarian, Uterine, Brain...and other
HORRIBLE Malignancies which twisted the bodies of lab rats
were just a FEW of the deadly reports from Aspartame tests
in the 1960's.
It was THESE tumors..also Seizures in lab rats..AND Grand
Mal Seizures and Sudden Death Syndrome (total heart block)
in Infant Monkeys...which caused the VERY SCIENTISTS who FOUND
Aspartame's deadliness to recommend that it NOT be allowed
ON the market.
THEREFORE...Aspartame DID remain OFF the market from the
'60's (except for a short "quiet" trial use in the
70's)...until 1981..when Pres. Reagan FIRED our then "honest"
FDA Commissioner...to replace him WITH the man who WOULD allow
Aspartame ON the market (against the wishes of the scientists
who FOUND Aspartame's deadliness).
President Reagan wanted this man who kept "listening"..and
obeying the wishes OF the scientists.... to be removed from
Please note that Dr. H.J. Roberts wrote DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER's
... (linking Neurotoxins..as Aspartame and MSG to Alzheimer's)..and
Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon..wrote EXCITOTOXINS: The
Taste That Kills...focusing ON Neurotoxins collecting IN the
Hypothalamus of the brain. Dr. Blaylock focuses ON these Neurotoxins
Killing Neurons..and destroying the nervous system.
Please note also..that President Reagan HAS ALZHEIMER's....so
many feel he was QUITE HAPPY once Aspartame WAS on the market...
so he could take it in 24/7.. if he wished.
Please note too that a former employer of mine was a Neuro
patient who went down noticeably once he was using Aspartame.
His dog would NOT swallow Aspartame (smart dog) ... so he
gave his dog Saccharin in his drinks ... as the dog always
wanted to drink WHATEVER the man drank. For those who DOUBT
that Saccharin contributes to Bladder Tumors (and want the
warning removed from the packets).....I wish they could have
seen that beautiful Chinese Chow dog...taking in Saccharin
sweetened drinks every day...then developing a HUGE Malignant
Bladder Tumor which KILLED the dog.
With all the jokes defensive people make about rather "small"
RATS being the ones in tests mostly (except for monkeys too
in the Aspartame tests)...it is clear that this big Chinese
Chow dog...was large enough to be greatly affected by the
ONE packet of Saccharin EVERY MORNING......developing the
SAME type of tumor as the warning mentions on the Saccharin
I use Pure Maple Syrup...Stevia (without Maltodextrin)...RAW
Alkaline Ash Sweeteners).....also some Brown Sugar, Molasses...and
sugar..which is usually along WITH Stevia...(so the GTF in
the stevia will help normalize blood sugar). One problem we
face right now...is taking gum from kids in our family...as
we can NO LONGER trust most old name brands of gum we used
to buy...NOT EVEN Wrigley's. Most now contain either Saccharin,
Sucralose, Aspartame, Asulf-K, or a combination of at least
2 of these bad artificial sweeteners. They are upset often
when we try to explain that the
gums with artificial sweeteners are NOT healthy for them.
Today we have plain white Peppermint Chiclets which still
do NOT contain these dangerous sweeteners or coal tar colors.