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Originally posted by kelldog1541
reply to post by Macabees
Aspartame is created by replacing a carbon molecule with a chlorine molecule which your body cannot digest and will reject as poison...this is one of the reasons for the problems people are facing...research it your self it is true.
There is actual proof from recent records released by the Freedom of Information Act that aspartame caused dozens of mammary tumors in animals tested from 1971 to 1974 by G.D. Searle, the pharmaceutical company, responsible for aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet).
Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include: Eye blindness in one or both eyes decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision pain in one or both eyes decreased tears trouble with contact lenses bulging eyes Ear tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound severe intolerance of noise marked hearing impairment Neurologic epileptic seizures headaches, migraines and (some severe) dizziness, unsteadiness, both confusion, memory loss, both severe drowsiness and sleepiness paresthesia or numbness of the limbs severe slurring of speech severe hyperactivity and restless legs atypical facial pain severe tremors Psychological/Psychiatric severe depression irritability aggression anxiety personality changes insomnia phobias Chest palpitations, tachycardia shortness of breath recent high blood pressure Gastrointestinal nausea diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools abdominal pain pain when swallowing Skin and Allergies itching without a rash lip and mouth reactions hives aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma Endocrine and Metabolic loss of control of diabetes menstrual changes marked thinning or loss of hair marked weight loss gradual weight gain aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) severe PMS Other frequency of voiding and burning during urination excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating increased susceptibility to infection Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all death irreversible brain damage birth defects, including mental retardation peptic ulcers aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets hyperactivity in children severe depression aggressive behavior suicidal tendencies Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epstein-Barr Post-Polio Syndrome Lyme Disease Grave’s Disease Meniere’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease ALS Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis (MS) EMS Hypothyroidism Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings Fibromyalgia Lupus non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Find me a better drink and I'll drink it.
So earlier someone stated that caffiene and aspartame increased insulin which makes it impossible to burn fat. Lets pretend that you arent eating any food with calories...
....Stevia preloads significantly reduced postprandial glucose levels compared to sucrose preloads (p
I have a water distiller with the charcoal filter and my god , what a difference it has made in my life !!! I see some of the weirdest residues left behind in this water distiller , that it chills me sometimes(like rainbow oily substance , or greenish blobs...)
i wonder how it could affect a pregnant woman,
Pesticides in pregnant women: some cumulative exposures exceed safe levels
...This month, Rosemary Castorina of the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues report on one of the first case studies using the new guidelines [EHP 111:1640-1648]. Their results indicate that approximately 15% of the pregnant women they studied may have experienced cumulative organophosphate (OP) pesticide exposures exceeding a health-protective value....
Abundant data indicate that low-level exposure to OP pesticides, prenatally and postnatally, affects the growth and neurodevelopment of young animals. These chemicals' mechanism of toxicity is inhibition of cholinesterase, an enzyme that helps control nerve transmission....
...Urine samples were collected twice during pregnancy and once after delivery, and were analyzed for 6 OP metabolites. Complete data were available for 446 women...
The results using the first method suggested that between 0% and 36% of the study population may have exceeded safe levels of exposure, depending on the pesticide analyzed. The results using the second method indicated that 14.8% of the women had excessive exposure, but due to uncertainty about the actual mixture, the range spanned from 1% to 34%.
The researchers note that each method introduces its own uncertainty. However, they believe that they have proposed a reasonable approximation of exposures, and future studies will incorporate chemical-specific biomonitoring data to counter some of this uncertainty. These preliminary results indicate a need for further research, especially as the fetal dose from maternal exposure is unknown.
To examine whether ingestion of aspartame is associated with headaches, we conducted a double-blind crossover study using volunteers with self-identified headaches after using aspartame. Of the 32 subjects randomized to receive aspartame (approximately 30 mg/kg/d) and placebo in a two-treatment, four-period crossover design, 18 completed the full protocol, seven completed part of the protocol before withdrawing due to adverse effects, three withdrew for other reasons, two were lost to follow-up, one was withdrawn due to noncompliance, and one withdrew and gave no reason. Each experimental period was 7 days long. Subjects reported headaches on 33% of the days during aspartame treatment, compared with 24% on placebo treatment (p = 0.04). Subjects who were “very sure” prior to the study that aspartame triggered some of their headaches reported larger treatment differences (aspartame = 0.37 headache-days, placebo = 0.18 headache-days; p < 0.001) than subjects who were “somewhat sure” (aspartame = 0.29 headache-days, placebo = 0.22 headache-days; p = 0.51) or "not sure" (aspartame = 0.33 headache-days, placebo = 0.39 headache-days; p = 0.51). There was no significant treatment difference in the length or intensity of headaches or in the occurrence of side effects associated with the headaches. This experiment provides evidence that, among individuals with self-reported headaches after ingestion of aspartame, a subset of this group report more headaches when tested under controlled conditions. It appears that some people are particularly susceptible to headaches caused by aspartame and may want to limit their consumption.