"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Health – Stay Away From Artificial Sweeteners


If you haven’t heard it enough by now, one of the worst things you can do to your body, brain and thyroid is eat/drink foods with artificial sweeteners.

These include the big name brands like Splenda, Equal, etc., but anything with aspartame for sure.

Artificial, man-made-chemical, sweeteners are clearly not natural and not natural for our bodies. Our bodies don’t know what to do with these chemicals. In that confusion begins autoimmune diseases, “the body attacking itself”, like Hashimoto’s disease, Graves disease, and others.

Our foods should not harm us!


Here are examples of artificial sweeteners and the damage they do.


  • Reduces the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%.
  • Increases the pH level in the intestines, slowing down digestion.
  • Contributes to increase in body weight.
  • Splenda is considered hepatoxic and nephronotoxic, which means it causes lesions in the liver and kidneys.
  • About 7% of Spelnda remains in your body 5 days after consumption, so continued consumption accumulation and leads to kidney damage.


Also known by the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, and, to slide it into the healthfood consciousness, it’s also package under “AminoSweet”! It’s a sweetener found in so-called diet foods such as low-calorie desserts, gelatins, drink mixes, and soft drinks. It confuses the body and  may cause cancer or neurological problems, such as dizziness or hallucinations.


The advent of social media – friend telling friend and educating the masses quickly – is making these companies change the names of their products to hide behind new branding, packaging and “healthy” facelifts.

Like aspartame adding “AminoSweet”, Splenda just add a new advertising campaigns for its facelift, “Nectresse'”. Luckily, it still has Splenda on the package, so you can’t say you didn’t see it!

Don’t be fooled. You’ll pay a major price in your health, then your wallet.

Read more, much more, here.


The two sweeteners that are okay are Stevia and Xylitol. Read more here.

4 comments to Thyroid Health – Stay Away From Artificial Sweeteners

  • Corinne

    I was addicted to Diet Pepsi for years. I drank probably around 8 cans a day. Put it this way, I was rarely without one in my hand or on my desk. I eventually gave up drinking soda completely. However, I developed Graves Disease shortly after quitting. They say it can be a lot genetics, but nobody in my immediate family, or even distant family have any kind of auto immune diseases. I have always blamed it on the Aspartame. I had the worst withdrawals from quitting ever. I was sick for a good 3 months after I quit drinking those sodas. Bad stuff!!!!

    • kim

      Bravo! Corinne for shutting off the Pepsi tap!!!

      Your Graves Disease would have been developing in your body all along, it was just “diagnosed” at a time that coincides with your quitting.

      There are over 150 autoimmune diseases, in most families there is at least one, like arthritis, which no one thinks of a an autoimmune disease and doctors don’t treat it as such.

      Aspartame alone would not necessarily cause your thyroid health issues, but add to that years of processed, packaged foods and toxins and each of us is a Petri Dish of fermenting illness “to be labeled” at some point.

      Again, BRAVO Corinne for taking charge of your health!


  • vanessa

    I have never been a fan of artificial sweeteners for most of my life. I was in the military for a long time so I didn’t indulge in sweets alot. Im now in my 60’s and decided that I was going to get off of sugar, which I was never a big sugar hound per say, but I do love my sweet tea and dr pepper every once in a while, maybe 2-3 times a week. I transitioned to splenda about 4 years ago in everything except dr pepper. Now all of a sudden, my thyroid swells up….. i did get a biopsy and there was no cancer and my thyroid labs test are staying level, however now I am getting an increased heart rate and my blood pressure is going up and down and most of all I have gained weight. I have to wonder if it is not the artificial sweeteners……..

    • kim

      I wish it could all be blamed on sugar and Dr. Pepper!

      You have a thyroid problem now and it is a whole-body issue. If you don’t specifically know a thyroid trained practitioner in your area (as regular doctors cannot help you) go to my PRACTITIONERS tab on this site http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ and find one close to you on the lists.

      If you can’t find one close, contact #1 on the list, Dr. Jared Allomong, who is my practitioner. He can work w/ you by phone/email easily. He can start to work of your current lab tests to read them correctly for your condition and move directly into your thyroid health needs.

      You also need to eat a Thyroid Health Rebuilding “Reset” Diet. You can start on this yourself immediately.

      DIET: The diet is in my manual, see more here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/ You can buy it and refine your diet immediately. Your doctors are not trained in this so are not telling you what to do.

      My good thoughts for your best health are with you,


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