Has anyone seen or read any articles regarding the effects of Splenda (and other artificial sweeteners) on the Thyroid?
I have not heard of Splenda doing anything to the thyroid as much as I have heard of it messing with your hemoglobin A1C....count (maybe it is hemoglobin A13...I can't remember)
The molecular breakdown of Splenda is basically this: Splenda is regular white sugar, with three hydrogen molecules extracted and three chroline (yes, bleach) molecules injected. This is why it is calorie free. It's bleach in our systems! The blood sugar levels do not go up but it does wreck havoc on the hemoglobin counts which should never be more than 3-5. Splenda counts are usually up between 6-10, which is bad boogie for diabetics.
I actually stop people in the store who I see buying it and explain to them what they are consuming, especially elderly people who are sometimes a little more unaware of FDA tactics, etc... Most are thankful and are diabetics, not surprisingly having problems with their hemoglobin counts.
The only thing I have heard of interfering with the Thyroid is flouride. Flouride actually attaches itself to the thyroid, thus blocking iodine from being able to be absorbed. I was told this by a compounding pharmacist who does not use flouride toothpaste and does selll flouride free toothpaste from NOW in his store. He thinks we as a nation are sorely iodine deficient.