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Did you know that our brain's response to the sight of food can be driven by how low our blood sugar level is at the moment than our upbringing or genetics?

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How Artificial Sweeteners Promote Diabetes
Bonnie: When I saw the headlines plastered all over the news about artificial sweeteners effect on blood sugar and obesity, I was not surprised. Steve and I have reported on this for years now. What surprised me was that the researchers actually discovered why this occurs.

 

In last week's journal Nature, researchers explained that artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels two-to-fourfold in both mice and humans by interfering with microbes in the gut.

 

The findings confirm that non-caloric artificial sweeteners may have directly contributed to enhancing the exact epidemic that they themselves were intended to fight.

 

Mice whose drinking water was supplemented with artificial sweetener developed glucose intolerance compared with mice drinking water alone, or water with just sugar in it. The effect occurred both in mice fed normal chow and those on a high-fat diet.

 

When antibiotics were used to kill off gut bacteria, the artificial sweetener effect on glucose intolerance in mice fed either diet was restored to normal.

 

In the human part of the research, gut bacteria were analyzed from non-diabetics who were participating in an ongoing nutrition study. They found differences in the gut bacteria among those who consumed artificial sweeteners compared with those who did not. Artificial sweetener consumers showed "markers" for diabetes, such as raised blood sugar levels and glucose intolerance.

 

In the final portion of the study, human volunteers who didn't normally consume artificial sweeteners added it to their diets for seven days. After four days, blood glucose levels rose and the makeup of their gut bacteria changed in half of the participants, just as in the mice experiment.

 

To confirm the findings, the researchers also transferred feces from people who consume artificial sweeteners into mice that were bred to have sterile intestines and never consumed it before. The mice who received the fecal transplant became glucose intolerant, which suggests that the artificial sweetener caused the unhealthy effect.

 

Artificial sweeteners cannot be digested, so decades ago, it was assumed that there would be no way for them to lead to diabetes. Microbes seem to provide the missing link. This is yet another example of what happens when a chemicals are pushed through the approval process with very little safety studies.

 

The finding also provides an explanation for why so many of my new clients with crushing gut pain feel immeasurably better after they stop consuming artificial sweeteners.

 

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