Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.
It's special when an advocate bears witness to a tidal shift in attitude and action around a cause. I experienced just that when EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced recently that her agency, with the White House, is ready to get tough on toxic chemicals.