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Aspartame poisoning, IT'S REAL!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hey guys! Just thought I would share with all of you the dangers of aspartame aka NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include:

Headaches/migraines, Dizziness, Seizures, Nausea, Numbness, Muscle spasms, Weight gain, Rashes, Depression, Fatigue, Irritability, Tachycardia, Insomnia, Vision problems, Hearing loss, Heart palpitations ,Breathing difficulties, Anxiety attacks, Slurred speech, Loss of taste, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Memory loss and Joint pain.


According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame:

Brain tumors, Multiple sclerosis, Epilepsy, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers, Lymphoma, Birth defects, Fibromyalgia and Diabetes.

My personal story: After I became pregnant in May of 2011, I started to drink diet caffeine-free sodas to satisfy my carbonation cravings as well as soda cravings in general. I also began to eat sugar free things alot more because I was so afraid of developing gestational diabetes. I would have just settled for fruit all day long, BUT I could not stop craving all those horrible processed sweets! Well, at about 6 months into my pregnancy I was happily munching on my favorite fresh fruit, the peach! I began to feel my cheeks and the inside of my lips get dry, and I thought, "That's strange, this has never happened before". Then, about one minute later my lips, especially my upper lip, became swollen and puffy. I called the advice nurse and she told me to take benadryl and go to the emergency room because my throat could close up at any moment. Well I didn't go I just took benadryl and kept close attention to how I felt. luckily I was fine. Afterwards I just thought, "Ok, maybe my pregnancy is causing an allergic reaction, I've read that happens quite often". WELL, after having my daughter in January 2012 I was still having oral reactions to ANY fruit or vegetable that was fresh. Mind you, I was still regularly consuming foods that contained aspartame. I could eat fruits or veggies as long as they were cooked or canned, but NOTHING fresh. I was SO frustrated! A year later and I STILL couldn't eat any fresh produce! Then I started to hear about the side effects of aspartame.I read in an article, that I will try to find and post below, oral reactions were a symptom of aspartame poisoning! SO, I stopped eating or drinking anything containing aspartame about 2 months ago. After a month I was back to eating fresh produce. I still feel my mouth act up when I eat certain fruit but no where near as bad as it was when it entirely prevented me from eating any fresh produce! It's only been 2 months though, and I am sure in another couple months I will be 100% a-OK! Aside from my oral reactions I feel better overall, I sleep MUCH better, less headaches, better mood, less fatigued. Anyways, I really hope I can reach out to some of you and that if you haven't already, you will do your own research and maybe if you too cut out aspartame will improve your health! Good Luck on all of your escapades!


Here is the LOOOONG list of aspartame poisoning symptoms taken from http://www.wnho.net/fda_92_sym
ptoms_on_aspartame.htm

Here are the 92 the FDA agreed were symptoms for aspartame. However, there are many more in Dr. Roberts medical text:

Headache
Dizziness or Problems with Balance
Change in Mood Quality or Level
Vomiting and Nausea
Abdominal Pain and Cramps
Change in Vision
Diarrhea Seizures and Convulsions
Memory Loss
Fatigue, weakness
Other neurological
Rash
Sleep problems
Hives
Change in Heart Rate
Itching
Change in Sensation (Numbness, Tingling)
Grand Mal
Local Swelling
Change in Activity Level
Difficulty Breathing
Oral Sensory Changes
Change in Menstrual Pattern
Other Skin
Other Localized Pain and Tenderness
Other Urogenital Change in Body Temperature
Difficulty Swallowing
Other Metabolic Joint and Bone Pain
Speech Impairment
Other Gastrointestinal
Chest Pain
Other Musculo-Skeletal
Fainting
Sore Throat
Other Cardiovascular
Change in Taste
Difficulty with Urination
Other Respiratory
Edema
Change in Hearing
Abdominal Swelling
Change in Saliva Output
Change in Urine Volume
Change in Perspiration Pattern
Eye Irritation
Unspecified
Muscle Tremors
Petit Mal
Change in Appetite
Change in Body Weight
Nocturnal
Change in Thirst or Water Intake
Unconsciousness and Coma
Wheezing
Constipation
Other Extremity
Pain
Problems with Bleeding
Unsteady Gait
Coughing Blood
Glucose Disorders
Blood Pressure Changes
Changes in Skin and Nail Coloration
Change in hair or nails
Excessive phlegm Production
Sinus Problems Simple
Partial Seizures
Hallucinations
Any Lumps Present
Shortness of Breath on Exertion
Evidence of Blood in Stool or Vomit
Dysmenorrhea
Dental Problems
Change in smell
DEATH
Other Blood and Lymphatic
Eczema
Complex Partial Seizures
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Hematuria
Shortness of Breath Due to Position
Difficulties with Pregnancy
(Children Only) Developmental Retardation
Change in Breast Size or Tenderness
Anemia
Change in Sexual Function
Shock
Conjunctivitis
Dilating Eyes
Febrile
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMBERLYNN777 7/31/2013 8:03PM

    Thank you for posting this! I have been having some of those symptoms & have really been wanting to wean myself off it for a long time and this is just the info I needed :)

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DETERMINEDAPRIL 6/1/2013 12:14AM

    You poor thing! So glad you found the culprit! The chemicals in our food are beyond scary.

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LMG12112 5/31/2013 11:56AM

    It's pretty scary how much of our population is unaware of the dangers of aspartame, let alone the risks they take eating a good half or more of their diet! I was in that part of the population not too long ago, now I'm learning all kinds of stuff! I have definitely noticed word of aspartame spreading like wildfire, Glad to see more and more people are opening their minds up to it!

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NGCHILD 5/31/2013 9:13AM

    Scary stuff!! I like real sugar much better too but try not to have any in my drinks.

Thanks for the info!

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JIBBIE49 5/31/2013 7:33AM

    I use NuNatural Stevia. Have never used aspartame if I could avoid it. Read the labels. You should go to Dr. Mercola's web site and read what he has to say about aspartame.

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LMG12112 5/31/2013 2:38AM

    Thank you guys for taking the time to read my blog! It's much appreciated! emoticon

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 5/30/2013 10:14PM

    Blech!

I like real sugar better anyhoo! Thanks for the ammunition

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USMAWIFE 5/30/2013 9:33PM

    great blog

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