Aspartame – Sweet Poison: How Did This Deadly Toxin Find Its Way to Our Markets?
“Last year I decided to do the right thing and try to rip off a bit of the weight that has crept up on me over the years. As well as dusting off my old push bike and increasing my physical activity, I made a few dietary changes. My wife and I both have a sweet tooth, and if there’s chocolate in the house, it will get eaten, so we cut out a lot of things like that.
“After making, what I thought were positive changes, I started noticing I was getting bad headaches, and a tightness of my neck and back muscles. They started off as just something that would happen now and then, but increased to almost every night. I tried everything, and nothing worked!
“Finally, I took a step back and thought about each thing I had done differently in the last 6 months. Then it hit me! In trying to lower my sugar intake, I had swapped sugar in my tea and coffee for Equal. Could that be responsible for my headaches?
“I hit the net and feverishly started researching. I was horrified by what I saw, and found thousands of other cases like mine. So now I use a totally natural product called stevia…”
One of my colleagues told me this story about his journey to health a number of years ago, and it stuck in my memory. How many other people out there are experiencing a range of health issues but are unable to pinpoint what may be causing it? Could you be one of these people?
Are you someone who just knows that you can’t give up that sweet taste to your tea or coffee, but are concerned for your health, and your waistline at the same time? There is an alternative that could be just what you have been looking for—and it DOESN’T lie in harmful man-made sweeteners!
WE’VE BEEN LIED TO.
We’ve been fed the lie for years that aspartame, also known as artificial sweetener 951, is the most thoroughly-tested food additive ever released, and that it is completely safe for human consumption. What most people don’t know though is the secret dirty deals that were done behind closed doors to get this product on the market.
These days, a stroll down your supermarket aisles will lead you to countless products that contain aspartame: diet soft drinks, sugar-free gum (and even some gum that ALSO contains sugar!) and sugar-free lollies, sugar-free ice-cream, diet jelly and Equal are just some such products. Many people consume such products, believing they are doing a service to their health—and they would be horrified to know that the common ingredient in them all is a CHEMICAL, a MAN-MADE INGREDIENT, not something that comes from nature, like food is supposed to.
HOW THIS IS A SWEET TOXIN
Essentially, aspartame is a poison to our bodies, which can change the behaviour of the synapses in our brain, and with long-term use, even change the structure of our DNA. It has a particularly negative effect on the nervous and endocrine systems, as its prolonged consumption can cause it to accumulate in the body.
Aspartame is comprised of two components: two amino acids—phenylalanine and aspartic acid—and methyl ester. When we ingest methyl ester, our body turns it into methanol—essentially wood alcohol—which is a poison. (In fact, there have been people who have DIED of methanol poisoning from consuming excess diet drinks!)
The body, in turn, metabolises methanol into formaldehyde. That’s right, that chemical that is used for EMBALMING DEAD BODIES! All three components of aspartame are released into the bloodstream shortly after its consumption, to begin wreaking havoc on your body.
Aspartic acid is what is known as an excitotoxin: a chemical that causes brain cells to become so excited that they burn themselves out and DIE. Repeated exposure to excitotoxins can lead to impairment of brain function.
IT COULD BE SLOWLY KILLING YOU.
Aspartame has been linked with a wide range of health problems. Just a few of these include seizures, dizziness, brain tumours, spotted vision, multiple sclerosis, double vision, headaches, and fibromyalgia.