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Q: Is aspartame made from the feces of GMO E. Coli bacteria?

I’ve seen this false assertion all over the internet. Louis Pasteur must be turning over in his grave! Bacteria do not produce feces as we know it. They do excrete by-products of their metabolism such as carbon dioxide, however, I believe at the heart of your question is

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Patent confirms that aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria

In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled “World’s top sweetener is made with GM bacteria,” which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States – and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the

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Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theory. If you have any interest at

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Marketing Tricks that Make Carb Counting Tough: Net Carbs, Sugar Alcohols, etc.

People who are trying to cut down on their carbs can have a tough time determining how many grams of carbs are really in the foods they buy. Every drugstore and supermarket in U.S. is filled with snack products that claim to be perfect for people with

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Another Disease Sugar Helps Promote: Lung Cancer

Before 1900 there were only 150 reported cases of lung cancer in the United States, a rather low number given that humans had been consuming tobacco leaves for millennia. Cultivation sites were discovered in Mexico dating back thirty-four hundred years, and it was traded globally for centuries.

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5 ways sugar could kill you

How sweet it isn’t. In his new book, “The Case Against Sugar” (Knopf, out now), health and science journalist Gary Taubes argues that our collective sweet tooth isn’t just making us fat — it could be killing us in ways we can’t even imagine. “People are dying

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Does Eating Sugar Really Cause Acne?

Sugar by itself does not cause acne per se. There are many reasons that acne can form and hormonal fluctuations in the body (hormonal acne) can be a significant factor for your breakouts. Acne has many possible culprits; therefore, it is imperative to see a qualified dermatologist

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I Reversed Insulin Resistance and You Can Too

How I went from a sugar/carb burning athlete to a fat burning beast. It was 2014 and I was looking at a lot of red in my most recent blood work results. What’s all this red?” I asked my Doctor. “Well,” she said, “It shows your cholesterol

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Sugar stands accused

Sugar was in the dock at Harvard Law School this week, accused of a prime role in the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes sweeping the country. Science journalist and author Gary Taubes ’77 made his case that sugar consumption — which has risen dramatically over the

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Deconstructed Nutella: nuts, cocoa – and 58% sugar

Name: Nutella. Age: 53-ish. Place of birth: Piedmont, Italy. Appearance: Lovely brown gloop. Yeah. Who doesn’t love Nutella? Well, some people say it might be bad for you. Bad for me? But nuts are healthy and it’s called “Nut-ella”. Doh. Well, someone in Germany has recreated a

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