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Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners

Summary: Avoid artificial sweeteners at all cost – they have been linked to many adverse health effects.
Air Date: October 03, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Kathy Gruver
kathy gruver Dr. Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet.

She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has just authored her second book entitled Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker. Her third book, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Therapies will be released shortly.

She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has been featured as an expert in countless publications including Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine and Massage Magazine.

She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. She has appeared as a guest expert on over 100 radio and TV shows including NPR, CBS Radio and Lifetime Television and has done over 60 educational lectures around the country.
  • Book Title: The Alternative Medicine Cabinet
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/drkathygruver
  • Guest Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/KLGruver
 Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners seem like attractive alternatives to sugar since they add virtually no calories to your diet.

Adding to the allure, you only need to use a fraction compared to the amount of regular sugar you'd normally use for adding sweetness.

But there's a seriously big catch — they're dangerous and they're showing up everywhere these days, even in foods considered to be otherwise "healthy."

Despite mounting clinical and laboratory evidence pointing to dangerous health consequences attributed to artificial sweeteners, the government has now decided that they are safe.

Special guest, Kathy Gruver, joins Dr. Mike to give you the low-down on artificial sweeteners, including which ones you should be aware of -- and avoid.

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