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.