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Fructose does not provoke an insulin response. Instead it goes to the liver where it is converted into fat. Pinckney: healthy sweetener use guide 10.4.99
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From: Dr. Neal Pinckney
Subject: Re: Unhealthy vs. Healthy Sweeteners - a guide
Date: October 04, 1999 at 19:23:47 PST

In Reply to: Re: aspartame posted by Dr. Neal Pinckney on October 04, 1999 at 19:02:44:

Healthy Sweetener Use Guide

Sweeteners to avoid:
Sucralose (Splenda)
Acesulfame-K (Sunette, Sweet & Safe, Sweet One)

Sweeteners to Use:
Stevia *
Barley Malt (Editor's note: see Jack Samuels' comment at bottom of this page)
Evaporated Cane Juice
Fruit Juice
Rice Syrup
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) *

Sweeteners to use sparingly:
Refined Sugar
High Fructose Sweeteners
Sugar Alcohols (xylitol, sorbitol)
Licorice Root

* Safe for Diabetics
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Meet Dr. Neal Pinckney
Neal Pinckney is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Oxford University, where he received his Ph.D. in clinical and educational psychology. He has done post-doctoral work at Stanford University and the University of Vienna. He is professor emeritus and former chair of Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Sacramento and has taught at the University of California, Davis Medical School. He held a private practice in family and individual therapy and psychoanalysis for almost 30 years. He was psychologist and in-service trainer for the California Highway Patrol for 13 years. He is founder and director of the Healing Heart Foundation.

In 1993, at the age of 58, Pinckney was diagnosed with severe coronary heart disease. His right main artery, the "widow-maker", was 100% blocked and his two major left coronary arteries were 90% and 85% blocked. He was told he needed immediate by-pass surgery or he would soon die. He didn't have that surgery.

Searching the internet for information, he found many scientific articles by Dean Ornish, M.D. and read his best-selling Program for Reversing Heart Disease. Following that program and the writings of John McDougall,M.D., [ ] his condition quickly reversed. When he started the program he couldn't walk slowly around the block without severe chest pain, but only seven months later he finished in the middle of the pack of the Great Aloha Run, an 8.5 mile race.

Dr. Ornish's research indicated that people who joined support groups showed greater improvement, but Pinckney found there were none in the state. Asking local hospitals to establish one, two centers agreed to start groups, if he would lead them. More than 700 people have now gone through his ten-week free groups, which lead to his book, the Healing Heart Handbook. For the past three years Dr. Pinckney has been invited to be on the professional staff of Dr. Ornish's residential retreats.

Dr. Pinckney walks four miles up and down a steep hill every day before breakfast. He also practices yoga and meditation daily, lifts weights and sometimes bicycles 12 to 25 miles. His cholesterol has dropped over 240 points and his blood pressure is now normal. He lost nearly 40 pounds and seven inches in his waist. He travels around the world, giving talks and going on adventure treks where is 30 or 40 years older than the others in the group. He is living proof that reversing heart disease can be accomplished through lifestyle changes and without surgery.
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Jack Samuels: Pinckney: barley malt makes MSG  12.15.00

Subject: Re: ANM: Pinckney: healthy sweetener use guide 10.4.99
  Date:   Fri, 15 Dec 2000 00:24:12 EST


I disagree with Dr. Pickney's listing of "barley malt" as a sweetener to use.

"Barley malt" or "malted barley" introduce enzymes into the product to which it is added.  If the product contains protein, the enzymes introduced from the "barley malt" or "malted barley" break down the protein, at least in part, resulting in some processed free glutamic acid (MSG), some processed aspartic acid (approximately 40% of aspartame), as well as other amino acids.

MSG sensitive people with little tolerance for processed free glutamic acid (MSG) suffer adverse reactions from products that contain "barley malt" or"malted barley" and protein.

Jack Samuels    Truth in Labeling Campaign [MSG]
Adrienne  Samuels, PnD   P.O. Box 2532   Darien, Illinois 60561 858-481-9333  "The Toxicity/Safety of Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG): A Study in Suppression of Information."
Accountability in Research (1999) Vol 6, pp. 259-310.


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