4 thoughts on “The Health Edge: Artificial Sweeteners and Health

  1. Marianne

    Fantastic that your son Mac is doing well, John! You mentioned that his journey has been a factor in motivating you to share your wisdom about the best thinking for healthy living. It’s great that you have used the bad times as a life force for good.

  2. Kathryn Francis MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP

    Hello-I was reviewing this episode for an upcoming lecture I am doing on carbohydrates. In regards to your discussion at the beginning of this episode, I hope John’s son is still enjoying health. I am curious if you ever did dedicate an episode to a discussion regarding this. I am looking for information on how to best support my niece, who is 2.5 YRS old and s/p 8 mos of intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy and nephrectomy for a Stage 4 Wilm’s tumor RCC. I did listen to the more recent episode on cancer as a metabolic disease, but would be interested in translating this information to diet and supplements appropriate for a child her age. I appreciate any resources or direction you can provide. Thanks.
    Kathryn Francis MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP
    Portland, Oregon

    • Mark Pettus

      Hi Kathryn,
      Unfortunately I do not have sufficient expertise in the management of pediatric oncology. I will pass this along to John who has had success with a ketogenic approach. The research there has been best for brain tumors.

      As for sweeteners, I see maple syrup and coconut sugar as other forms of sugar, best reserved for occasional use as a special treat. Very best. Local organic honey has a few additional nutrients, pollen and propolis that can have additional value though again, I tend to reserve it for occasional use only. Well wishes. Mark

  3. Kathryn Francis MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP

    Also-regarding specific information covered in this episode…I was curious your take on maple syrup and coconut sugar.

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