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The Scary Effects of Aspartame

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The Scary Effects of Aspartame

The Deceptive Marketing of Aspartame

Sold commercially under names like NutraSweet, Canderel, and now AminoSweet, aspartame can be found in more than 6,000 foods, including soft drinks, chewing gum, table-top sweeteners, diet and diabetic foods, breakfast cereals, jams, sweets, vitamins, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Aspartame producer Ajinomoto chose to rebrand it under the name AminoSweet, to remind the industry that aspartame tastes just like sugar, and that its made from amino acids the building blocks of protein that are abundant in our diet.

This is deception at its finest: Begin with a shred of truth, and then spin it to fit your own agenda.

In this case, the agenda is to make you believe that aspartame is somehow a harmless, natural sweetener made with two amino acids that are essential for health and present in your diet already.

They want you to believe aspartame delivers all the benefits of sugar and none of its drawbacks. But nothing could be further from the truth.

How Aspartame Wreaks Havoc on Your Health

Did you know there have been more reports to the FDA for aspartame reactions than for all other food additives combined?

In fact, there are over 10,000 official complaints, but by the FDAs own admission, less than 1 percent of those who experience a reaction to a product ever report it. So in all likelihood, the toxic effects of aspartame may have affected roughly a million people already.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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4:14AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Thanks for the infomation.

1:26PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Thank you

1:14PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

thanks for the article

7:23AM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Thanks for the article

7:21PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

nothing scientific

12:14AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Oh, and what's scary is that nutritionists all over my city will tell over weight people to have diet soda and buy artificial sweeteners to help lose weight, and swear by it.

12:12AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

And 2 medical doctors have told me that aspartame and other fake sweeteners break down into a similar chemical as formaldehyde. So you're literally pickling yourself by consuming "diet" sugars.

Sure, some may lose weight, but then get cancer instead. I'd rather be a little fat, thank you.

Plus, the sweet taste makes your brain think you need insulin. So your brain tells your pancreas to make more. When there is no sugar for the insulin to consume, it triggers a message back to your brain that you need starch, because your blood sugar drops.

Mean while, your liver releases more sugar to try to combat, and your brain tells your mouth you need chocolate, which makes your sugars spike...

Just drink regular stuff, and keep it to a moderate level. If all else fails, just go for a walk. No gym passes, no time constraints, do it at your own pace at your own convenience. And you'll lose weight. Ask a friend to join you, and it's even better.

12:10AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

And 2 medical doctors have told me that aspartame and other fake sweeteners break down into a similar chemical as formaldehyde. So you're literally pickling yourself by consuming "diet" sugars.

Sure, some may lose weight, but then get cancer instead. I'd rather be a little fat, thank you.

Plus, the sweet taste makes your brain think you need insulin. So your brain tells your pancreas to make more. When there is no sugar for the insulin to consume, it triggers a message back to your brain that you need starch, because your blood sugar drops.

Mean while, your liver releases more sugar to try to combat, and your brain tells your mouth you need chocolate, which makes your sugars spike...

Just drink regular stuff, and keep it to a moderate level. If all else fails, just go for a walk. No gym passes, no time constraints, do it at your own pace at your own convenience. And you'll lose weight. Ask a friend to join you, and it's even better.

9:23PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

"Begin with a shred of truth, and then spin it to fit your own agenda"....scary business!Consumer beware!

8:01PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Real sugar all the way!

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