written by: Amanda Johnson
Even though brain cancer was just the tip of the iceberg, the manipulation of flawed research studies, both in humans and animals around the early and mid-1970’s allowed Aspartame to slip under the radar and has been poisoning people ever since.
With over 10,000 products worldwide containing this highly toxic chemical, evidence has proved that Aspartame is the probable causing factor in the increase of most neurological disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Grand Mal Seizures, Brain Tumors, Cancers and many more disorders of the body’s nervous system since it’s allowed usage from 1983 and, is responsible for over 75% of cases recorded as an ‘adverse reaction to food’ which are reported to the FDA on a regular basis.
A documentary released in 2006; ‘Aspartame Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World’ by Cori Brackett, who herself was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2002, highlights how this artificial sweetener has been allowed to seep into over 10,000 food products with little consequence of the damage it is doing to people. With testimonials from those whose lives have been drastically affected by this ‘approved product’ and open and honest interviews with several Dr.’s and researchers who fully believe the product is poison, it beggars’ belief that it is still being marketed as ‘legally safe to use’, when in actual fact it is silently killing us. In Cori’s case, in the search for her own truth, she got better after researching and cutting aspartame from her diet.
At one point in the documentary Cori interviews Diane Fleming, convicted of murdering her husband who died of a brain bleed due to methanol poisoning, methanol is one of the chemical compounds in aspartame and is particularly nasty as it is turned into formaldehyde, basically an embalming fluid, as the body tries to metabolize it. She currently is serving a 50 year sentence for 1st degree murder and ‘adulteration of a substance’. Her story is just one of many.
It would seem that for political and financial reasons, aspartame has been given full approval and complicity to damage our health and lives. Whilst it still continues to be legitimately marketed as a healthy alternative to sugar in disorders like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease the only ‘sweet’ thing this product is responsible for… is lining the pockets of those who manufacture it. There is also undisputed evidence to show the aspartame causes carbohydrate cravings and weight gain…..
If the governing agencies, whose role is to protect are failing to do so, we must be more aware of what is going into our food, always read the labels. We are responsible for what we put into our mouths, it might take a little extra effort to put our foot down with products like aspartame, but the positive far outweighs the negative. Choosing natural over artificial is the healthier option any day. There are many alternatives to sweeteners, try raw honey, syrup, fruits, nuts and full fat natural yogurts.
Try making homemade foods, I personally find cooking quite meditative it’s my part of the day where I can ‘switch off’ and produce a yummy homemade healthy meal.
If you are struggling to get inspired, a good dietician will help to educate in swapping unhealthy food habits for healthier options.
If you want more information on the dangers of aspartame I have shared some links including the link for Cori’s documentary. That for me was a real eye-opener and just the nudge needed to take more control over my health.
Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World
Foods that Contain Aspartame
WORLD NATURAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today by Dr. Mercola