Re: [pfaf] Stevia High
- Hi Gail: Thank you for your reply, an yes I agree that it is appalling, an it is Salvia not Stevia, my mistake, anyway do you have seeds for the Salvia plant or know someone in group who does, also seeds for the Stevia plant.Thanks Dan
From: Gail Lloyd <gardenchick1949@...>
Sent: Sun, October 11, 2009 6:07:04 PM
Subject: Re: [pfaf] Stevia High
They've (FDA?) banned Stevia in most states? That's appalling. It's still legal here (Arizona). Guess we'll all have to grow our own. I did an article the other day on Stevia on my blog. Here's a copy of it:"DANGERS" of Stevia
... for over twenty years, the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has derided stevia as an
unsafe food additive.
Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP notes,
… we recommend the herb stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) over sorbitol as a natural sweetener to our patients. Known in South America as the “sweet herb,” stevia has been used for over 400 years without ill effect.
...although we’ve known about stevia in the United States since 1918, industry pressure from the sugar trade has blocked its use.
According to Dr. Zoltan Rona, MD ... there has never been a reported case of any adverse reaction to stevia, yet the FDA-approved aspartame has been linked to complaints of seizures, blindness, brain tumors and even death.
The FDA commonly cites a 1968 research study conducted by Professor Joseph Kuc of Purdue University, that showed a contraceptive effect on female rats that were administered highly-concentrated doses of stevia. The findings of the study pointed to a reduction in the fertility rates of up to 79 percent. Professor Kuc stated that they used amounts far greater than normal usage, though.
Is birth control worse that seizures, blindness, brain tumors & death??? As with all things, use common sense, moderation, and variety.Gail
--- On Sun, 10/11/09, daniel wildman <spiderman18102@ yahoo.com> wrote:
From: daniel wildman <spiderman18102@ yahoo.com>
Subject: [pfaf] Stevia High
To: "PFF List" <pfaf@yahoogroups. com>
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 12:25 PMHello all I found this article in my local paper on-line, i would like to think this is just another that they are trying to Ban plants just like they did Marawajna, now for that you need Dr, order an that get hard to do. Now that they have Ban Stevia in most states it will undoughtly make it hard to get, Funny that you would need a Dr. order to get Sugar. Dan