I don’t do Splenda.
There was a time when I had bought into the “made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar” hype.
But then I found out the truth…
I found out that Splenda was actually discovered in the chemistry department of Queen Elizabeth College in London back in 1975. That’s when a grad student, Shashikant Phadnis, and his advisor, Leslie Hough, were attempting to create new insecticides by adding a highly poisonous chemical (sulfuryl chloride) to a sugar solution.
Hough asked Phadnis to test it, but the student misheard and “tasted it”.
The prospective insecticide turned out to be surprisingly sweet. Soon after, Hough and Phadnis began working with a British sugar company to create the ultimate chlorinated sugar molecule.
They called it sucralose. We call it Splenda.
Then I learned that Splenda’s chemical structure contains 3 chlorine molecules — no, not the chloride naturally found in food and salt, but the toxic chlorine found in swimming pools — and consuming it actually delivers this chlorine directly to the cells. Yikes.
Splenda is classified as an organochlorine — just like DDT (banned insecticide), Aldrin (banned pesticide), PCBs (banned electrical insulator), chloroform (banned), phosgene (banned), and other toxic nastiness.
Banned. Banned. Banned. Banned. Banned.
Splenda. Safe for human consumption.
Guest: Dr. Datis Kharrazian
Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms, stops by UW Radio to discuss the ongoing battle against thyroid symptoms. Topics include hypothyroidism caused by mental or metabolic stress, primary hypothyroidism, and how cells become resistant to thyroid hormones.
Dr. Kharrazian’s book is available in the UW Store!
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms
We’ve had quite a few requests for a complete list of podcast episodes along with links. So I had Katey the Assistant whip one up for you.
Here ya go. Happy listening!
#348 – Reed Davis: The Final Episode
#347 – Meghan Telpner: How I Beat Crohn’s Disease
#346 – Steve Silberman: NeuroTribes
#345 – Josh Trent: There is No Plan B
#344 – Cynthia Pasquella: Tragedy, Turmoil, and Transformation
#343 – Kevin Gianni: Kale and Coffee
#342 – David Zappasodi: Immovable Heart, Unstoppable Mind
#341 – Chef Pete Evans: Critics, Controversy and Paleo Cooking
#340 – Dr. Tom O’Bryan: Response to The Gluten Lie
#339 – Dr. Jill Carnahan: Molds, Mycotoxins, and Sick Building Syndrome
#336 – Jim Rendon: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth
#337 – Dr. Joel Kahn: How To Heart Attack Proof You Body
#336 – Alan Levinovitz, PhD: The Gluten Lie
#335 – Dr. Kelly Brogan: The Serotonin Myth?
#334 – Dr. Datis Kharrazian: How To Figure Out What’s Causing Your Depression
#333 – Sean Croxton: The Depression Sessions Preview Show
Who wants a scholarship?
Yesterday, our friend Marie Forleo opened enrollment for her online B-School (short for “business school”) course.
Being a B-School graduate myself, I cannot recommend the course more highly. BUT I also know that courses like this don’t fit into everyone’s budget.
So, for the second year in a row, I’m sending one ultra-motivated, aspiring entrepreneur to B-School. Right out of my own pocket.
Here’s how to qualify: