“Aspartame is like playing with a loaded gun,” shrieks artificial sweetener-phobe Dr. Teresa Hill.
The commentary is below.
Dr. Teresa C. Hill for the Journal-Advocate
January 25, 2012, Journa-Advocate (Sterling, CO)
Did you know that aspartame was discovered way back in 1965. The chemist at the time was developing the drug for another use and after licking his finger found that aspartame was indeed sweet.
Aspartame can be recognized by different names such as Nutrasweet and Equal. Aspartame is hidden in many products such as children’s vitamins, diet soda, light yogurt, baked goods, puddings and gum.
The ingredients in aspartame include aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methyl alcohol. Do you remember from high school science that methyl alcohol is poisonous to the body? When methyl alcohol breaks down in high temperatures it turns into formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiprazine). These are two highly toxic chemicals which adversely affect the nervous system. Aspartame, Nutra-Sweet and Equal have a shelf life of 262 days stored at a temperature of 77 degrees.
The symptoms caused by aspartame are similar to multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. An increase in brain tumors is also linked to the use of artificial sweeteners.
I find it very interesting that the FDA gets more complaints about aspartame than anything else, yet this chemical is still on the market.
Using aspartame can result in these symptoms: headaches, depression, slurred speech, loss of memory, fibromyalgia, loss of sensation and shooting pains down the leg, loss of equilibrium, vertigo, anxiety attacks, chronic fatigue, vision loss, eye floaters, renal detachment, heart palpitations and seizures.
The most recent research indicates that Nutra-Sweet (aspartame) results in miscarriage and infertility. The fetal tissue cannot tolerate methanol or the phenylalanine. Aspartame is a well-known neurotoxin and causes birth defects. The placenta concentrates phenylalanine and this results in mental retardation.
Further research on test animals has resulted in a dramatic increase in brain and breast tumors. If your diet soda reaches a temperature above 86 degrees, the aspartame will break down and get toxic. Think of how many people leave those cases of diet pop in their garages during the summer so they never run out. After the aspartame reaches a temperature above 86 degrees the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid. Blindness, Lupus, and Alzheimer’s can be directly linked to aspartame.
If you are addicted to this chemical I would highly recommend that you go to the Internet and research all the findings on diet foods and drinks. It will shock you that this chemical is still being marketed to the unaware American public.
Beware of all the chemicals that are added to our food supply and try to avoid as many as possible. Aspartame is like playing with a loaded gun.
May God bless America and all of our troops. Yours in good health.