Sweet Deception: New Book That Finally Exposes the Dangerous Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

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This new book by best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola and co-author Dr. Kendra Degen Pearsall presents a well-researched picture of the hazards of popular artificial sweeteners such as sucralose and aspartame. According to Drs. Mercola and Pearsall, artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Equal are completely unnatural, insufficiently tested for safety, and a contributing factor to the record number of health problems facing our population. Additionally, the role of the FDA and the giant food processing industries in promoting these hazardous chemical substances is thoroughly examined.

Just as the FDA has repeatedly failed to protect the public from dangerous drugs

Those little blue, yellow and pink packets of artificial sweeteners look innocent enough. Found in hundreds of products from diet soda to baked goods, they're supposed to provide a healthy alternative to sugar. Most importantly, they're supposed to be safe.

But according to physician and bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (NutraSweet) and sucralose (Splenda) are far from safe.

In his newly-released book Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, Nutrasweet and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health, co-authored by Dr. Kendra Degen Pearsall, Dr. Mercola exposes the multiple hidden dangers of artificial sweeteners -- and the danger in believing that the FDA offers any protection from them.

"Just as the FDA has repeatedly failed to protect the public from dangerous drugs," states Dr. Mercola, "the FDA won't protect people from the corporate greed of the giant food manufacturers, who are more concerned with profits than with exposing millions of people to an accumulation of dangerous food additives."

Dr. Mercola's website, Mercola.com, remains the most-visited alternative health website in the world. Now, with the thoroughly-researched book Sweet Deception, he has taken on the dark side of the giant food companies, and the role they play in our ever-growing health problems.

Here's just a small "taste" of what your audience will find in Sweet Deception:

*How artificial sweeteners are related to the current epidemic of cancer, strokes, Alzheimer's, autism and other diseases

*Who really funds the studies on artificial sweeteners

*Why many health food stores have pulled sucralose from their shelves

*How little testing has actually been done on these popular artificial sweeteners

*Why the natural sweetener stevia has been banned in beverages and foods

*Safe alternatives to table sugar and artificial sweeteners

Dr. Mercola's video updates recounting some of the major problems with Splenda are also available at the Sweet Deception website.

About Mercola.com:

Mercola.com, founded by Dr. Joseph Mercola, remains the internet's #1-ranked natural health website. Sweet Deception is the latest in a number of Dr. Mercola's popular books. One of his recent books, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, hit #3 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Dr. Mercola established the http://www.Mercola.com website with a mission to educate people about the current medical system that focuses solely on covering up or removing symptoms with so-called "solutions" like drugs and surgery.

Instead, Dr. Mercola envisions an improved health care system that informs the public about the true underlying causes of illness -- and provides them real insights and solutions to prevent and cure diseases.

Over 800,000 people, including 25,000 health care professionals, currently receive the website's free e-mail health newsletter, loaded with practical health and wellness information covering such areas as nutrition, medicine, lifestyle choices and emotional therapy.


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