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artificial sweeteners

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Five weeks ago I was referred to a gastrologist to try and sort out bile duct, liver and kidney problems and various allergies I'd developed.
I also had a low immune system.

I already knew I was allergic to lettuce, pineapple and latex and though nothing was really proven, they think I'm allergic to artificial sweetener.
The upshot is I'm now off anything containing artificial sweeteners.

One report showed that artificial sweeteners are more chemically related to DDT than sugar!!

There are various symptoms reported from the use of sweeteners including heart palpitations, headaches, aching joints, liver and kidney problems, chronic diarrhea, sleeplessness, skin conditions, immune system, numbness, nausea, vomiting, migraine, blurred vision, weight gain...and still more!
All unproven of course as the companies won't do trials on them but there nontheless.

Weight loss can be hard as the sweetener isn't converted into energy by the body so the body craves more sweet things.
I'm hoping my weight loss will improve now as it's certainly seemed harder to lose weight just lately.

They say it may take quite a while to get out of my system.
Anyway five weeks on...

I feel loads better.

I'm sleeping eight hours straight each night.

No more heart palpitations.

No more lethargy and tiredness.

No more upset stomach.

No more headaches.

My blood pressure is down.

My skin is much clearer, even though I do have psoriasis.

My liver and kidney tests are almost normal.

My immune system is higher than it's been in years and is still rising.

My arthritic knee seems easier, even though I have a broken kneecap at the moment.

I've never drank tea or coffee but I did drink a lot of flavoured water and low calorie drinking chocolate without realising just how much sweetener they had in them.
Now I just drink plain old tap water and have a proper cup of cocoa before bed.

I like mints but they are mostly made with sweeteners, though I've now found some which aren't...don't be fooled by diabetic or vegetarian products either, they use sweeteners too!

I was amazed at what artificial sweeteners were hidden in when I began label reading...it's in the toothpaste I used and my blood pressure tablet from the doctor.
I also take glucosomine and calcium tablets...it's even in them!
And almost everything which says 'no added sugar' has them!

I'm now trying to live in an artificial sweetener free zone emoticon



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DJ4HEALTH 10/11/2013 8:09PM

    Too bad they don't label the pills that we get from the doctors and put it in language that we could understand. Then they would be out of business for good. So many side affects with them.

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DJ4HEALTH 10/11/2013 12:36AM

    If you stay away from processed foods then you will find that they don't have all that stuff in them. It is hard to put fake sugar in fruits and vegetables along with the meats. You can find allot more products in a health food store that do not have all that fake sugar in. Glad you feel better too.

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CELLOPLAYER1 10/10/2013 7:46PM

    I am so glad you are feeling better!

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MOM2ACAT 10/10/2013 5:16PM

    I can't have Nutrisweet at all, not even a little bit. For me, it's a migraine trigger, and it causes horrible stomach cramps.



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WILDKAT781 10/10/2013 11:30AM

    I'm glad you are feeling better - my husband cannot handle nutrisweet but does not have problems with Splenda. I can use either. but I have an aunt that is sensitive to both of them.

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ECONLADY 10/10/2013 10:57AM

    Artificial sweeteners don't agree with me so I avoid them. Thanks for the mention of artificial sugar glucosamine. I just started taking it and something is not agreeing with me. I will check the ingredients. Take care!

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CHANTENAY 10/10/2013 9:28AM

    I'm so glad you got off those artificial sweeteners! They also don't really help with weight loss. They trick the pancreas into releasing insulin, thus increasing the laying of belly fat. I'd rather eat sugar or best, nothing at all.

What really surprises me is how many other problems they cause! You must be feeling so much better!

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ELMA1913 10/10/2013 7:44AM

    How very interesting! thanks - it confirms what I wondered!

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CANADIANFROG09 10/10/2013 7:32AM

    emoticon post !
Thanks for sharing.

I have never used artificial sweetener's... I use less of the real thing or go without.

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LKS2GAB2 10/10/2013 7:26AM

    Wow that is amazing. I am glad you are feeling better. What are you using now for a sweetner? I have heard more and more negative findings on artificial sweetners but it is hard to get rid if them. Good luck to you.

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