One sure-fire way to boost the market for your business and the products you sell, no matter how toxic they may be: Support an ancillary, charitable cause — like underwriting the expenses of a Little League baseball team — that “legitimizes” what you do in the public eye. That strategy had everything to do with why McNeil Nutritionals, the makers of Splenda, announced their co-sponsorship of Americans in Motion (AIM), a fitness initiative launched by the American Academy of Family Physicians to fight a legitimate calamity: The obesity epidemic.

The monies McNeil donates to AIM will be devoted to “the development and distribution of a tool kit available this spring that will help family physicians improve the nutrition and fitness of their patients.” Hard for me to imagine any of those materials produced for the tool kit won’t include the strategic placement of sponsors, accompanied by logos and product information for Splenda

Considering the Academy represents some 94,000 physicians and medical students who see about 210 patients annually in this country, it’s entirely possible your physician and his staff may be unknowing pawns in spreading propaganda that supports the consumption of a toxic product that claims to be “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar.”

Fact is, Splenda is actually a chemically created product that uses substances such as chlorine and phosgene, a poisonous gas. The Centers for Disease Control has even described one of the ingredients used in Splenda as a major component of plastics and pesticides.

For now, however, the Splenda publicity machine appears to be winning. Splenda is now America’s leading sweetener, displacing real sugar manufacturers, according to recent sales figures. Even worse, demand is so high at the moment, sucralose, the core ingredient behind Splenda, is in limited supply.

If you’re still not sure why I’m so dead set against this toxic, unnatural concoction, consider just a few of these toxic effects it can have on your body:

  • Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40 percent shrinkage)
  • Enlarged liver and kidneys
  • Reduced growth rate
  • Aborted pregnancy
  • Diarrhea

Perhaps, the most revealing and powerful way to learn the treacherous truth about Splenda is to read someone’s personal experience with it. Nearly every month, we receive a report from someone who has had an adverse reaction to Splenda, and after reading just a few of the submitted testimonials I strongly believe you will won’t ever want to look at it again!

Yahoo Financial News March 15, 2005