This is a great time to be reading this article which is posted on Dr. Mercola's site because most of us are making New Year's resolutions to eat better. This is added encouragement to stop the sugar consumption. But don't be fooled into thinking that using a sugar substitute is a good alternative because it is even worse than sugar. See earlier blogposts on Jan. 21, 30 and Nov. 11, 2013 on aspartame and Dec. 13, 2013 on Splenda for information on their effects on your body. The solution is to stop consuming sugar (and white flour which is turned into sugar) so that our bodies can recover.