Start A Petition

Pick Your Poison-Aspartame Vs. Splenda

Health & Wellness  (tags: aspartame, splenda, FDA, alert, cancer, death, diet, disease, drugs, health, illness, interesting, prevention, research, Donald Rumsfeld )

- 3911 days ago -
In the battle over which substance is worse for you aspartame currently takes the cake and flavors it too.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Margaret Trainor (61)
Monday September 3, 2007, 5:41 pm
Extremely important article for everyone to read...

Past Member (0)
Monday September 3, 2007, 5:52 pm
Thanks JM.. For another great informative article. Yes everyone needs to read this one. Noted/duely...K

Phyllis P (237)
Monday September 3, 2007, 5:56 pm
I have heard about this deadly stuff for years...

Cal W (37)
Monday September 3, 2007, 6:25 pm
NOTED !! My wife has been telling me about this stuff/crap for years, but just try to stay away from it !! It seems like every time I read a contents lable it tells me this produce cantains one of these chemicals. What ever happened to using plain ol sugar? I guess it's cheaper to whip up some poison chemicals in a factory than it is to purchase sugar? Hey, so what if we're poisoning millions of people, our friends at the FDA approved this crap and we're making a bigger profit, eh !!

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday September 3, 2007, 6:56 pm
JM, you are truly amazing! Most people would drink a diet soda and just be happy to be caloricallly guilt-free. You, my dear friend, have does something reallly useful here!

Thank you!

Evelyn Z (300)
Monday September 3, 2007, 7:13 pm
And people have been telling me I'm crazy!! I don't drink sodas, nor do I use sugar, or any artificial sweeteners, or buy anything that contains them, also don't buy anything containing corn syrup.
Well, maybe I am crazy, but at least I'm really healthy!!
Thank you!

Carolyn T (234)
Monday September 3, 2007, 8:34 pm
Well, switched from all products containing aspertame which meant eliminating many things from my diet. At recomendation of endochronologist, gasped at the price but began buying Splenda - substitutes for white and brown sugar for baking. Tasted pretty good at the time; now it is leaving a bitter taste in my mouth.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday September 3, 2007, 8:36 pm
Lyn? The aliens?
(excuse me: the healthy aliens)

Past Member (0)
Monday September 3, 2007, 8:37 pm
noted, i stop useing artificial sweeteners a long time ago. when the news reported about how dangerous that stuff is. i don't miss the sugar at all. when i crave for some thing sweet. i keep dark chocolate around wow heaven a little peace will do. yum yum. thanks sweetie for this insight.

Mara G (411)
Monday September 3, 2007, 10:06 pm
Thanks JM. I just left a post where I discussed the total "failures" of the FDA who is supposed to be protecting us, informing us, and removing the "poison" from our food. FDA-what are they good for, absolutely nothin....say it again!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 12:26 am
As has been noted, Aspartame was invented by Monsanto specifically as ant killer.
It is an intentional excitotoxin and neurotoxin. Damage to the brain is irreversible. Monsanto makes China with their toothpaste and pet food additives such as antifreeze look almost benign by comparison. It is one evil corporation.
Aspartame/Sucral/Equal/Sweet 'N Lo/Nutrasweet/, all the many names under which Aspartame hides are all lethal, every last one of them.
Don't be fooled by name switches. I can personally attest first hand that Aspartame will wipe out even large, established colonies of hard to kill house devouring carpenter ants - immediately. Just don't let any other wildlife or pets get near it.
Look what it did to Michael J Fox, who was given a "Parkinson's like" diagnosis, a so called enigma set in motion by brain damage. Same thing exactly also happened to several others on Michael J Fox's weekly series TV set, those who also endorsed, sponsored and drank several Diet Pepsi a day. He made a documentary about this. Deadly and in almost everything, from gum to ketchup. Read every single lable. always.
Avoid processed foods altogether.
To stay totaly safe, wheh sweetening use only the kind of sugar without hidden additives, unpasteurised natural organic honey (which is actually very good for you), or Stevia, proven safe.

Margaret Trainor (61)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 6:29 am
Wow I was not aware of the Michael J Fox article ...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 6:54 am
Neither was I Margaret. Nice find and comment Mia, great info! That really floored me. I didn't come across that in my research. :)

Margaret Trainor (61)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 8:10 am
No neither did I and I have done extensive research on this . My question is ...why is the whole crew not speaking out ??
My ex husband was at one time told that airline pilots ...perhaps only here in Canada are not allowed to drink anything containing aspertame before a flight...anyone know anything about this??

Judy Cross (83)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 9:21 am
The FDA allows the use of Aspartame under the label "Natural Flavorings". Celestial Seasonings wanted to use Stevia, but was not allowed to. Instead under the present labeling regulations Aspartame can be used without notification.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 2:05 pm
Rum$feld pushed aspartame thru the FDA

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 4:54 pm
they should take all of them off the market. how many people are suffering just because they have been taught that sugar is the enemy

. (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 5:12 pm
Thanks for the great information!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 5:33 pm
As Bill Maher says:
"Ask your undertaker if this drug(/food/appliance) is right for YOU!"

FDA = F**king Diabolical Authorities.
The FDA has ceased to exist as agency of protection of the public. It has not only become the enemy, working in collusion with corporations, it has now officially become its own privatised corporation. This issue is way bigger. It isn't just about Nestle's exported infant formula killing third world infants with those same formulas after convincing 3rd world mothers to stop breast feeding. It isn't just about the export of chickens to South America so riddled with hormones that puberty can and does now start in infancy.
It is about YOU. YOU have become another commodity to enrichen the indifferent. Check it out. You do not hear about Aspartame precisely because The FDA has now officially become a privatised drug pushing corporation, even while still masquerading as a branch of government sanctioned to oversee safe regulations for food and drug approval.
Think of it more like a Mafioso organisation in collaboration with Monsanto for fun and profit.
Sorry to say, that makes all of the citizens this corporation's own diabolical experimental lab.
Take back control of your lives.
Give up the idea that the government is or will be looking out for you any longer.
As the saying goes: "Even nostalgia ain't what it used to be!"
No one is going to take any of this off the market, not now not ever, not unless there is a national boycott which makes them lose money big time.
Look out for yourselves.
Get off prescription drugs prescribed for fake conditions, while you are at it.
If you can't find a way to get back to eating natural truly organic food, which takes time to prepare, you might ultimately die out of a simple desire for "convenience" foods.
Give up consuming artifical, non foods passing for food, than at very least read every single label.
Get the blue book which gives the translation for all food additives incomprehensible chemical terms.
Just one example: sodium benzoate=embalming fluid.
Protect yourselves first and foremost. Not only does it feel good but you can use this as a form of rebellion, as a way to get fit to stand up to your government.
If enough catch on to the Supersize Me scam then you can also watch the rate of national illness drop.
Cheaper than being an unwell nation at the mercy of the conscience free food processors and the FDA.
NOTE: BTW, microwaves destroy not some but all nutritional content in as little as two seconds by altering the molecular structure of food so that the food is no longer recognised as food by your body. They also give you constant exposure to radiation. Stand at least five feet away if you even run one. The standards for them were developed in the 50s and hav not changed since then. Lethal, and should, by rights, be banned from every kitchen.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 6:15 pm
Stunning information and great advice Mia! :)

Summerannie M (48)
Thursday September 6, 2007, 11:44 pm
Thisis something I am passionate about advocating. What a World Disaster this stuff is. More people are getting sicker by the minute let alone the hour then the day. Many are 'blind'into believe the hype the Dr's tell patients that this is the way to go. What a lot of greasing the hand balony.. They are all in it for the money and for millions of children and adults to get sick so that the parmas can earn money from the disease they get. This is a silent killer of if it doesnt kill you this way it will invade your organs slowly and make you very ill. From Alzeheimers to Obesity to Diabetes spiking. Howdo I know these things? Well I have reversed my diabetes from facing insulin last year to and acceptable level now. Dr's and educators alike tell you its OK to ingest/drink/eat those 7000 products or ingest those diet coke's, zero's and zero sugared sweets/candies/lollies. HOW DARE they mess with our bodies knowing that its a 100% Poison with Formedehyde and Phenalaline and Methol. Its in Cigerettes as well by the way so sceaming about ingesting it as a'so called food or drink look towards your cigerettes too. Aspartame which is Nutrasweet and Splenda and ALL those artificial sweeteners are simply 101% POISON. Stevia isnt its a plant deriviative. HOw absolutely said that children who are diabetics are told to drink this poison thus spiking their insulin and not knowing how it happens then they blame the foods. This isnt right at all. Drink lots of water is my thing and change to homeopathics or naturapathics. Do tons of research, tell your Dr he/she needs to really understand what they are talking about advocating ingesting Aspartame and get knowledgable about this incidious poison that slowly kills you or creeps up on you and you get so ill from diseases such as Diabetes, Alzeheimers, MS, Nerve damage, eye sight loss, infertility, ADD and ADHD,liver problems, kidney problems, ezcema, itchiness,arthritis, fibromyalgia, obesity, keeping on weight, cancer, and the list goes on and on to the tune or 92 serious body problems. Take a look at this site.... This Dr was seriously ill with ingesting Aspartame which is artificial sweeteners that she later on became a Dr and now is an advocate in teaching the world NOT to ingest Aspartame. EAT IT OR DRINK IT AT YOUR PERIL.
I have taken my self off all drugs slowly as over time I got a build up of all kinds of toxins and my health deteriorated. I have been studying health issues since i was 20 and seriously seriously for the last 7 years. I took my Hospital Dr to task over what she was pushing for me to do. I said NO WAY... thats a poison and how dare you push that on me!! I didnt care if I was red marked at all. Now they respect me. I was told to get to see a nutritionist. I did and told her what I had done to reverse my diabetes. She said that I was only a very few like 4 even who had worked on their health and realized that aspartame was an issue.
You MUST AND I MEAN MUST read NUTRITIONAL PANELS and learn the codes b/c they have tried to trick people b/c they used to write Nutrasweet but now they use codes and most people have no idea about code numbers. Dont ingest or limit preservatives and additives as well. You will find that when you do ingest these products you will be very thirsty afterwards or if not very dehydrated that is another reason I suggest to drink water. Water is sweet. Water is healthy/ Water hydrates you. Water helps and heals many health issues as well. This stuff is infiltrating our shelves in the supermarket and also in some the drugs we take and as I said Cigarettes. The more people are aware of this misleading information about Aspartame and about how injurious it is to our health the better. Im so anti Aspartame I tell anyone or quizz people when they are sick and to see if they are ingesting it. Did you know that once you have ingested it, you cant get rid of it out of your sytem? Scary isnt it?
Thanks MIA...

Summerannie M (48)
Friday September 7, 2007, 12:35 am
Mia I knew too about Michael J Fox too and sadly some whackos said he was faking it. OH DEAR ME! Aspartame kills off Ants and mice and rats too as it is directed at the nerves as in Diabetics too. Dont they have nerve damage in the feet or hands even. Mia I think we have been following each other. I detest Monsanto and all the shinanaghins associated with it .Then there is the FDA and pharma's. Who is sleeping with whom here? You kow there are probably even more foods that t his stuff is in and did you know that its in flavoured water too??? I bet most people didnt know that. Some dont but there are a lot what do. So check your codes. 651, 652, 650 and then make sure you know the preservatives 220 is one. Its in Bread. Then there is sucralose as well. then n foods there are health bars, chewing gum, diabetic zero sugar lollies, then there is diet ginger beer, diet low beers and it goes on and on and on......... Eat fresh, no cans b/c they are even pumped up as well with all kids of things, frozen dinners have additives too and preservatives.So eat healthy foods, drink filtered water, eat the freshest of fruit in season as well or make your own chocolates, sweets and cakes. Cooking from scatch with the freshest ingredients is 100% healthier.

Summerannie M (48)
Friday September 7, 2007, 12:56 am
These are the poisons if you wish to partake in them.
Sweet n Low
Neotame which is also knkown before as Aspartame (same thing)
acesulfame potassium.
Sweet Addin

Asparame will make you thirsty b/c it dehydrates you, chunks on the weight b/c it sticks in the body cells, drink enough of it and you will hit the D T's and shake b/c this poison attacks your nerves. There is NOT ONE good thing to say about this ooison, however the negative is that its slowly killing off many people or presenting shocking diseaes of hte body in the western world.

just again take a long look at this site...

We all seriously need to tell everyone who is eating it or drinking it and oh btw did you realize that Weight Watchers advocate ingesting this too!!!! I cancelled my membership on protest.


Past Member (0)
Saturday September 8, 2007, 1:28 pm
Instead of adapting from the inherent poisoning guaranteed by virtually all forms of artificial sweeteners by turning around and switching to sugar (or even by using very much honey), instead ask this:
Why do you have a craving for sweets?
Any sign of a craving is the clearest sign of the presence of an addiction.
Doesn't matter if it is the craving caused by a coffee withdrawal headache or the craving for sugar, which is a craving also exacerbated by consuming red meat, by the way.
Red meat takes more energy to digest than it gives you.
And it takes more energy to use food to raise beef than the same crop energy used by people instead of being used to feed those same cattle
Read Sugar Blues.
The author got himself off the insulin needle by examining how plain old refined sugar (don't be fooled by the so called brown sugar either) radically spikes the blood sugar and then crashes it, and how this plays havoc with one's insulin patterns.
The trick is to find ANY processed food that does not contain either artificial sweet poisons or sugar.
Very very difficult, but not impossible.
Just as with salt, if you wean yourself of of it and then after a ong while try to reintroduce it, the sugar will taste very strange and the salt will too.
Sugar can burn a hole in an infant's tongue.
During prohibition people used to use white sugar to try to get the same efect as alcohol, a mood spike and then a depressed crash.
Sugar is not good just because a gimmick called sugar free turns out to be poison.
Go to the root of the problem.
Sugar is addictive.
Children's behaviour, concentration, mood, calmness is all seriously altered by sugar.
There is another way.
Remove the craving for sweets altogether. A craving for sweets is a sign of a condition called candiasis, a kind of fermentation addiction existing in the intestine.
Eat small amounts of slo acting real fruit instead.
Give up the empty carbos in white flour (dead) taken in baked goods, bread, cookies, and always through sugar. Most diseases trace back to the use of three key ingredients, which tend to cause unwellness, imbalance, weight gain and allergies, as well as other far more serious health compromises.
Dairy, wheat, sugar.
These are the key culprits.
And yes real rye without wheat in it is okay as is spelt, kamut, etc.
No cheese, no milk, no ice cream.
Natural sugar free balkan style yogurt is okay in limited amounts. Delicious with natural fruit.

Orion Karl Daley (140)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 7:23 am
Excellant JM !

Joe L. (0)
Monday March 19, 2012, 7:26 pm
Removing Aspartame from my diet has changed my life for the better and I am now free from debilitating health problems. I wish people would understand that artificial flavorings (not">Pink Slime ) are the real problem with our food.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Health & Wellness

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.