I am often asked by pregnant women if the artificial sugar Aspartame is safe for them and their developing babies. Postnatal mothers also ask me if it is safe for them to drink aspartame sweetened diet drinks for postpartum weight loss. My answer to both questions is an emphatic No!
Aspartame is sold as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. These artificial sweeteners are all aspartame, just with different names. Neuroscientist, Dr. Russell Blaylock discusses in his book Excitotoxins that there are several toxic breakdown chemicals from these aspartame products that make them dangerous for a developing fetus but also for mothers.
The major concerns about pregnant women ingesting aspartame during pregnancy are birth defects and damage to certain areas of the brain. This potential brain damage includes the parts of the brain involved in complex learning and hormone control.
Since the FDA gave this Aspartame it’s “blessing” in 1981, aspartame has accounted for more than 75 percent of all complaints reported to the FDA’s Adverse Reaction Monitoring System!
Aspartame disease refers to a constellation of symptoms attributed to the use of products containing aspartame. Out of the over 90 documented symptoms, the most common occurrences include:
*Ringing in the ears
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