Ok, my friend from work just got back from Japan last week from a 2 week Vacation with his family. Upon talking with him at work about the trip, he
looked at me and said...
Friend: "Did you know the Japanese do not drink any diet drinks. PERIOD!"
Me: ..." not one..?!?" ..
Friend: "Not a single one.."
Me: "Pepsi, Coke..."
Friend: "nada! Everywhere I went on vacation could not for the life of me find 1 diet drink on a shelf ANYWHERE!
After a brief pause *awkward silence more like* I asked..
Me: "you know why don't you?"
Friend: He looked at me and said..."Aspartame"
Me: I grinned slightly and said.. "yep..exactly!"
He calls me a CT'r, and ribs me about it all the time as well as everyone else that knows me at work. He and I go round and round at work, and I
mentioned to him a month ago that Aspartame was know to cause mice to eat more that those that don't. I found it intresting that about 2 months ago,
I ate a full standard dinner(meat, starch, veggie) with some of my wife's diet root beer; for me, it was abnormal only for the fact that I don't eat
alot anyways, maybe once or twice a day and rarely eat a full meal unless it's my fav.
After I finished my plate and drink. I relaxed. 1 hour later, I was hungry! I was like WT...>? I still felt full but really hungry at the same time!!
I was like how in the world could this be. Then appox. 2 weeks ago, I read the article that some researchers concluded they found mice to eat more
after consuming Aspartame than those that don't.
Intesting enough, I just got done doing a quick search on google and found this Article
After reading a bit.. I was shocked to see this !!
...(from Wikipedia...The Bressler Report compared all the available raw data and summary data against the manufacturer's FDA submission and found
missing raw data, errors and discrepancies in available data, but FDA chose to ignore Bressler's report. At that point in time, there was no
requirement in place in FDA regulations to include brain research in the approval process, only cancer research. Searle's Chief Operating Officer,
Donald Rumsfeld, reapplied for FDA certification immediately after U.S. President Ronald Reagan took office.
WHOA WHOA WHOA!! Searle's Chief Operating Officer, Donald Rumsfeld
?! Which is a link to his
entire profile in Wikipedia.(scary) (following the white so sorts)
Any btw, why isn't medical conspiracies listed on the home page along with other conspiracies?? Why did have to go into my profile to find the forum.
One more for the books on aspartame aspartame
and the company Searle
which makes the drug....it's not a food supplement!