reply to post by ModernAcademia
Wow, more than 100 flags!!!
If I were to ask you to produce a single peer reviewed published study showing aspartame to be a health risk at levels even higher than could be
reasonably consumed; you would not be able to. Why, because none exist. Only studies by people of questionable repute or in some cases sanity can be
Why is that? I'm sure there is a financial reason behind all this. Health food product hoaxes, irrational people spreading their own paranoia and
most notably a single hoax claiming the studies that lead to its initial approval for sale were rigged somehow. I'm sure somebody had a financial
reason to stop the sale of this safe product. Perhaps the hoax was started by the sugar lobby which is very powerful.
In fact I'm fairly positive that is where the truth is and that the sugar industry still has its minions saturating the web with these myths. The
phonies posting the so called evidence they fabricate may well be on the sugar industries payroll.
Nobody will ever convince fanatical health food customers of the truth and the health food merchants stock and trade is mislead people into paying
huge prices for their so called natural products that are often dangerous themselves. Ironically, many products on these snake oil salesman shelves
contain plenty of sugars themselves, so of course they don't want you using a substitute.
People completely close their eyes to the fact that you would have to eat so much aspartame to have a negative effect, you simply could never eat even
a small part of that much in a lifetime. Even water is toxic at certain levels.
It's a shame that this anti-aspartame hoax is being pushed on a site like ATS but it is inevitable it would be. One thing is for sure, those clicking
on the flag button, have never checked this out for real and are being led around by their nose by liars and hoaxers. How does it feel to be that
Some wise advice on these health topics -
-Look for peer reviewed studies that are published in recognized journals.
-Be very leary of "Dr." before a persons name. They are not MD's in many if not most cases to do with these topics. Many are Doctors of Divinity
from fake Universities and others are Dr.'s but in a subject unrelated entirely. Don't let "Dr." fool you.
-This one I actually did myself. Gather up a list of all the various names of sugar used in labeling. Go to your local health food market. Be ready to
be shocked at the number of products spiked with sugar to hook you on them. While your at it check out the health claims on the packaging and be again
prepared for a shock when you check them out and find they are pure fiction.
The Health Food and Vitamin / Supplement industry is probably one of the most corrupt industries on this planet. Sadly their own customers do most of
the dirty work for them, thinking they are doing right, not knowing they have been tricked. Spreading hoaxes and lies about legitimate products
without knowing they are doing it. Harming innocent businesses while helping enrich snake oil salesman.
Remember if somebody you trust tells you a product will do something positive for your health and then hands you a worthless sugar pill, you will
experience those results due to the placebo effect. The same also works in reverse. You can have imaginary negative effects to nearly anything if a
person you trust says you will. It's imaginary of course, but you don't know that.
I'll get flamed for this, but perhaps some reading will actually check this out themselves and realize what is really going on. If you do, you will
never look at the health food, vitamin / supplement industries the same way again.
Before you take a swig of the $60 a pint, nasty tasting /smelling crap you bought from a health food expert who was a Burger King employee just a
month ago, check it out. That little boost from the B12, chromium and sugar can be had far cheaper. Realize that when your in a health food store that
most items on the shelves are misrepresented, overpriced and for the most part placebo's. Some are even dangerous. Way more dangerous since they
never went through the studies that products like the one being lied about in this thread have.
Go ahead and flame me now. Have fun. You can't prove me wrong though. Those paranoid of their health are the easiest targets for con games.
[edit on 2/13/2010 by Blaine91555]