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Artifical Sweeteners

August 13, 2005
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Artifical Sweetners Dangerous and don't work
-- Use Artifical Sweeteners and Get Fat
-- Explanation the Author gives
-- Many coming to Malibu for the TFHK Reunion from out of USA
-- Reunion March 28-April 1 approved for TFH Instructor/practitioner Update

Reunion March 28-April 1 approved for TFH Instructor/practitioner Update
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I have been an observer of health issues for all of my life. Artifical sweetners give a false impression that calories are the only thing that counts when watching what you eat for better health. Now another study gives a possible explanation of what people that attempt to control fat and use artifical sweeteners so often fail.

A recent study by two Purdue University researchers found that the consumption of artificial sweeteners may impair your body's natural ability to monitor calories. Researchers concluded that the unconscious ability to monitor caloric intake helps to control overeating; therefore, the loss of that ability could lead to overall weight gain. This recent study is yet another blow to the artificial sweetener industry, as decades of research already suggests that these sweeteners contain dangerous neurotoxic chemicals that are extremely detrimental to human health.

Use Artifical Sweeteners and Get Fat
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In the recent Purdue studies, researchers gave rats two different liquids for ten days. One group received sweet liquids that contained real sugar, so the relationship between taste and calories was consistent. The other group received sweet liquids that contained the artificial sweetener saccharin, so the relationship between the sweet taste and the actual calories was inconsistent. After ten days, researchers allowed the animals to eat a sweet chocolate snack. The rats that were given the drinks sweetened with saccharin were less able to tell how many calories were in the snack, and at mealtime ate 3 times as much as the rats given the drinks sweetened with real sugar.

If you cannot tell how many calories you need to feel satisfied you are going to eat more. People are conscious of their bodies are working against themselves when they order non caloric foods that taste like they have calories. It throws your system out of balance.

Explanation the Author gives
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Susan Swithers, one of the study's authors, interprets the results as follows: "What we are actually suggesting from our study is not that artificial sweeteners are going to make people gain weight. They are actually losing an unconscious ability to measure their food intake when they consume artificial sweeteners. So if people do consume artificial sweeteners, they have to be more conscious of the calories involved when they do eat sweet things."

I guess she means that if you are going to use artifical sweetners that you must be even more conscious of what amount of caloried and types of food you eat. It would seem to me that avoiding artifical sweeten foods would be a more practical answer. I suggest testing the food with the artifical sweetner and seeing if you get a stress reaction. My experience is that you will get a stress reaction and find an inhibited muscle test.

Many coming to Malibu for the TFHK Reunion from out of USA
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If you know TFH 1-3, Come to TFH Kinesiology REUNION, March 28 to April 1st 2005, at the Serra Retreat center, perched on a hilltop in Malibu, overlooking the Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean. This will be five wonderful days of retreat time enjoying fellowship with fellow TFH'ers. Plenty of opportunity to Trade Balancings, Renew your enthusiasm for TFH Kinesiology, Enjoy Presentations by Dr. John, Carrie Matthew Thie as well as Earl and Gail Cook (developers of the eTouch for Health CD and research module- Bring your laptop and start using the program!). There will be time each day for practice, quiet, relaxation or exploring Malibu. There will be at least 6 International Kinesiology College Touch for Health Instructor Trainers attending so you can get all your questions answered easily and have time with these special people from around the world.

Space is limited so please sign up early! Shared Rooms, All meals and TFH Reunion - all for $995.00. And save $100 If you book your reservation with a non refundable deposit of $250. Before December 1, 2004 Save $100. No reduction after December 1 2004. This will be a very relaxing seminar with plenty of time to visit with TFHers from around the world, get balanced and and enjoy the atmosphere and grounds.

Reunion March 28-April 1 approved for TFH Instructor/practitioner Update
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TFHK Instructors and Practitioners can meet their update Kinesiology requirements by attending the 5-day reunion and training program in Malibu March 28 to April 1, 2005 (30 contact hours). The program will be emphasizing the ease of records keeping, reporting of outcomes and follow-up.

There will also be presentions on some new techniques developed by John and Matthew Thie. There will be training in the effective use of the eTFH computer program. This etouch will be used for a database on the Internet. Sign up today.

Contact Information
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email: thie@touch4health.com
voice: 310 589 5269
web: http://www.touch4health.com
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