Thursday, February 7, 2013

Death By Artificial Sweetener


Death by Artificial Sweetener

I'm not one to copy and paste things...  If I have something I want you to know about, I just read it and then tell it to you in my own words because most 'news articles' are so full of 'technical fluff' we have to read it 3 or 4 times to soak in what it's really saying...But today I'm going to copy and paste a bit and I hope that even though it isn't in MY words...You'll read it anyway.  It will be a story at the very end of this blog...and I don't know who wrote it and I don't know if this particular story is real...but I DO know of a similar story right here in our own little town and the persons problem was artificial sweetener and NOT a fatal disease as was suspected...Once she left off the diet cokes, she was up and going and back to normal in no time...

I also know of a person that was diagnosed with MS and tests were run, but they 'just couldn't be certain'...and do you know WHY???  Because it WASN'T Multiple Sclerosis...it was a reaction to artificial sweeteners, mainly in diet soft drinks...



THIS IS A FACT:  Sugar is BAD for us...some call it 'white poison'.  But let me tell you something and this is a doggone fact...a little sugar is better than any amount of ANY artificial sweetener.  Doctors are suggesting artificial sweeteners to folks a dozen times a day in their offices in every big and little town all across the United States and making themselves look like idiots! 

IF you want to know what foods are and are not good for you...you're going to have to do your own research and find out because you sure can't trust a doctor’s knowledge of nutrition and what's good and what's bad.  The most painful part of the WPSD TV6 news for me is when we happen to catch the noon news and those 2 nutritionist ladies come on and my goodness...they don't even come close to getting it right...You can tell they're just reciting what they're memorized in their class books...

HERE...are the FACTS:
Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharine sweetener used as a sugar substitute in many foods and beverages. It has invariably become the most notorious food additive in the world today. This little known additive is used in 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide, including diet sodas and other soft drinks, instant breakfasts, breath mints, cereals, sugar-free chewing gum, cocoa mixes, frozen desserts, gelatin desserts, juices, laxatives, chewable vitamins supplements, milk drinks, pharmaceutical drugs and supplements, shake mixes, table top sweeteners, teas, instant coffees, topping mixes, and yogurt. With all controversies, facts and health scares we need to think over again on what influences this chemical has on our health.
This chemical additive has been on the market more than 30 years and its demand has been growing more than ever in many common foods. The major health concerns sited are:
·  Lymphoma
· Leukemia
·  Brain cancer,
·  Asthma,
·  Neurological symptoms including headaches, depressed and anxious mood, seizures, memory loss, hallucinations, and dizziness
·  Visual changes
·  Weakness and fatigue
·  Joint pain
·  Sleep disorders
·  Weight gain
·  Diabetes
·  Abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting
·  Diarrhea
·  Rashes and hives

The truth is, aspartame should never have been released into the market, and allowed to remain on the market.  It really IS a VERY serious public health issue—no matter how many times it gets re branded with splashy new names, like Neotame and AminoSweet.
Aspartame has been the subject of a great deal of research over the past several decades. But much of this research has been seriously flawed due to major conflict of interest—funded by those interested in promoting aspartame at any cost.
SOOOOOOOOOOO if you are having symptoms and you and/or you doctor can't quite put your finger on it...the FIRST thing you do is ask yourself "Do I consume any artificial sweeteners?"  I just ditched the little hot chocolate packets this past fall...We LOVE to have hot chocolate at night and I'd use those little powdered packets of Swiss Miss...or the Cold Stone Creamery packets and I kept thinking I could taste just a tad of artificial sweetener...but couldn't find it in the ingredients...but we ditched them ANYWAY because if there's one thing I know for a fact...it's that you can't trust the people packaging our foods....SO we have gone to just using plain old Hershey's Chocolate...just as good if not better...and we still have our hot chocolate on occasion on a cold winters night....

When I talk against artificial sweeteners to friends...they'll often say "Oh I don't use aspartame..I use SPLENDA...it's SAFE"   NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT IS NOT!!!!!!!!

Here's the story and I hope you will PLEASE read to the end and then share this.  If you know of anyone with health issues that can't be pinpointed...CALL THEM and ask "Do you use artificial sweetener...or do you drink diet soft drinks?"

Sweet KILLER.

"In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
Cramps,
Vertigo,
Dizziness,
Headaches,
Tinnitus,
Joint pain,
Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!' People were jumping up during the lecture saying,'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'

Yes!
Yes!
Yes!
STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'

Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.
The bill was killed.It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!"
Peace and love...Over and out...talk to you tomorrow....I love you all...thekatydid





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