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Originally posted by arbiture
Thanks for your comments. Your 100% right on the artificial sweeteners, all though the old saccharin was pretty benign (unless you were a rat who got 100,000x the dosage by body weight that would correlate to a person. Hell, at that dose almost ANYTHING is going to kill you!) But as a general rule the newer artificial sweeteners are a problem.
Good for you.
I haven't had a weight problem since I was 12, hence never use them, and my diet is actually somewhat high in non-animal fats, and I have long avoided trans fats.
Oooh lol...yeah yuck just imagining .
I did that before it was trendy having seen what t-fats do in a test tube, like blood glue. Nasty.
Yes, this is very serious, I agree, please go see a doctor.
I also have a cholesterol level most would kill for, and have also noted in the literature that a diet somewhat higher in fats reduces some episodes of seizure's. As I have a previous history of same post car accident, it made sense to try. I don't recommend anyone treat themselves for seizure's just by the foods they eat, but they can discuss it with their MD.
I never could bear the taste of the stuff myself... I can tell artificial from the real any day. And thanks for the sharing of how this affects you. It , I believe, is a literal poison to us. I believe you.
I have no doubt Aspartame has some neurological effect on some, when I have taken it, by accident and not reading the food label, it acts like a sleeping pill! Not a good sign, and it points to having some effect on the brain. Nothing yet in the literature on that but I know how it affects "me".
As for the time I have with the diagnosis, I do seem to have a "slow variant" and that alone was confusing trying to diagnose. "Yeah, looks like ALS here, but not here"... That kind of thing thats why I call it a "creeping version", slow and an odd variant. But the ALS, or as I labeled it ALS/vB (als variant bob) is more a challenge. Not an "enemy" A disease has no ego, or vendetta. It just is, and you deal with it best you can.
Originally posted by SeekerLou
reply to post by arbiture
Hi and thanks for your input here. I hear ya and agree there needs to be more security with doc/patients' orders. Something definitely needs to be implemented for the patients' safety... or either the doc's need to go back to the old ways of doing things ...by verbal order or over the phone, now tHAT can't be hacked. But a lot of this new stuff is sO much more convenient. I do realize there are some things that we can't revert back to for they were never there but... Sometimes it's like danged if ya do, and danged if ya don't lol. but that's progress for ya. With the tech we use today, there is nothing really 100% safe...
Hope you are having a gr8 day, my new friend!