This page was last updated 02/07/10
New studies find diet sodas (aspartame) causes kidney disease!
Read about Splenda studies
Did you know that when Aspartame is boiled it becomes formaldehyde?
Some of the symptoms of
aspartame poisoning include:
Because aspartame metabolizes into a poison and other dangerous chemicals (despite the claims of the manufacturer to the contrary), it is believed that it can trigger or worsen the following conditions:
Brain tumors, Arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, Epilepsy, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Mental retardation, Lymphoma, Birth defects, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders
Are you aware that Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense was the head of GD Searle Pharmaceutical and responsible for aspartame being approved by the FDA? How Aspartame Became Legal - The Timeline
The links on this page provide just a few examples of a plethora of data located on the Internet where people share their stories of personally suffering from using, Equal, NutraSweet, aspartame products. Including medical professionals and scientific studies where the additive has been found to be detrimental to humans and animals.
In addition, many people do not realize that their children may be given aspartame-or other artificial sweetener-containing foods or drugs at school without their knowledge. (In some countries such as Australia the word 'aspartame' may not appear on the label-but the phrase 'Phenylketonurics-Phenylalanine' appears instead)
Talk to the school director and to the local PTA to assure that this does not happen.
Many people find it much easier to avoid toxic sweeteners by shopping at the local, large health food store when possible. Many health food stores have banned artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame) for obvious reasons.
Please, read the following information, and share
*Seek approval of your physician before
adjusting or changing your diet*
*Seek approval of your physician before adjusting or changing your diet*
Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners
Even healthy individuals will be better served by using natural
sweeteners and controlling their blood sugar (glucose levels)
Know what you're eating: All-natural sweetener Stevia is derived from plant leaves. It's a natural, sweetener alternative with no calories and is healthy for diabetics.
Equal is an artificial sweetener containing aspartame, used to sweeten many processed foods. Splenda is made from the chlorinated compound, sucralose.
links to other aspartame and related sites
/ Nutrasweet Detoxification
Sweetener Resource List
Stevia may be the best choice for a diabetic-safe and low carbohydrate sweetener.
Avoiding Hidden Aspartame & Artificial Sweeteners
Aspartame can be found on the ingredients list in the following products:
Soft drinks-over-the-counter drugs &
prescription drugs (very common and listed under "inactive ingredients")
& herb supplements -- yogurt--instant breakfasts -- candy
mints -- cereals -- sugar-free chewing gums -- cocoa mixes --
coffee -- beverages -- instant breakfasts -- gelatin desserts
-- frozen desserts -- juice beverages -- laxatives -- milk drinks --
shake mixes --
Please, check labels carefully and compare it against the list of 'Sweeteners to Avoid' Many people make the mistake of not checking labels carefully.
it is still important to
check labels as some health food stores
are unknowingly selling aspartame-acesulfame-k and