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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dangers Of Aspartame - Aspartame and Cancer

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Aspartame causes cancer… the proof is finally in with this long term research study performed by the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center of the European Ramazzini Foundation. You read that right… Aspartame (APM) causes cancer. It is however low in calories.. .yes. Eat it and die a slow painful death… calorie free. Is it really worth risking your health for a weight loss solution?

Aspartame = Nutrasweet = Equal

Aspartame was added to the feed of rats in various doses (ppm) until natural death occurred, after which they performed a necropsy (autopsy).

The results of the study show for the first time that aspartame, in our experimental conditions, causes

a) an increased incidence of malignant-tumor-bearing animals with a positive significant trend in males and in females

b) an increase in lymphomas and leukemias with a positive significant trend in both male) and females,

c) a statistically significant increased incidence, with a positive significant trend, of transitional cell carcinomas of the renal pelvis and ureter and their precursors (dysplasias) in females and

d) an increased incidence of malignant schwannomas of peripheral nerves with a positive trend in males.


"The results of this mega-experiment indicate that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogenic agent, even at a daily dose of 20 mg/kg body weight, much less than the current acceptable daily intake." (source)



No shit, you think?

I remember reading one time that Nutrasweet and Aspartame were especially bad if heated. So don't put it in tea or coffee, which of course nobody EVER does right? Then there's the issue of what happened during Gulf War 1 when all the diet pop that was served to the service men and women. It had been stored in un-cooled storage facilities (baking in the heat, inside plastic and metal cans) before being cooled and then served. The result? Gulf War Syndrome? Maybe? Connection? I don’t know.

Millions of dieters using chemical sweeteners will be shocked by firefighter Janet Starr Hull's story. Diagnosed with a deadly case of Grave's Disease after she collapsed on the job, Hull was told she would die. Searching for the cause of her illness, Hull discovered that the chemical sweetener aspartame found in Nutrasweet was to blame.

After a personal illness caused by the artificial sweetener aspartame found in NutraSweet/Equal, Hull exposes the hidden truths behind the dangers of this popular sugar-substitute. Don't pick up another diet drink until you have read her riveting story told in the book Sweet Poison.


And for the record, Nutrasweet IS aspartame, as indicated by the official nutrasweet website which says

"NutraSweet, the great-tasting, low-calorie artificial sugar substitute sweetener made with aspartame"


so get rid of them both. In fact, why even use a man made sweeterner?

I'd like to point out that fat storage is a way for the body to protect itself from toxins and chemicals. If your body believes that it's a danger, it stores the toxin both in the liver and in fat cells. Want to gain fat? Eat more toxins like aspartame and nutrasweet. Aspartame is NOT a weight loss aid at all. There are no benefits that I can see from eating this shit, but rather dis-advantages.

Those doing the studies are urging that the FDA and anyone else have another look at this deadly poison aspartame, but there's a LOT of money involved and when money is involved (or rather the possibility of loss of money), the trend is to delay the changes.

What about Children? What about Pregnant Mothers?

Dr. John Olney, founder of the neuroscience field called excitotoxicity, testified on the damage of aspartame to the brains of children:
"If a human infant or child sustained hypothalamic damage from glutamate or aspartate, delayed sequelae such as obesity and subtle disturbances in the neuroendocrine status of the individual are the types of effects to be expected and it would not be until adolescence or perhaps early adulthood that such effects would become evident."

Now we are plagued with the obesity epidemic he prophesied.

Dr. Olney warned of the damage that this product would do to the unborn and to children. He said that the FDA acknowledged "aspartame had been shown to induce brain damage in neonatal animals” but FDA dismissed the neurotoxicity as irrelevant on grounds that the approved uses of aspartame don’t include feeding it to newborn humans. Yet aspartame can be found in prescription and over-the-counter pediatric drugs and in pediatric vitamins. Nursing babies receive this poison from mothers who breastfeed. How gruesome! The recent plague of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, and birth defects manifest the neurologic devastations of aspartame. (source)

What can you do now?

Stop eating Aspartame and Nutrasweet.
Stop consuming diet drinks like diet coke, diet pepsi etc.
learn more about aspartame poisoning and the dangers of aspartame
Read labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it.

Put this bumper sticker on your car to support the idea

dangers of aspartame


So what's a better solution? .

and because it's a plant and it's natural occurring in nature, it can't be patented. Because it can't be patented, nobody will pay for the research to be done so that it can be approved by the FDA. Because it's not approved by the FDA, nobody really knows about it.

I use and have for about 16 years now.

Just who is the FDA anyway? Who in the hell can put together a board of people who make these decisions? Or rather accept money from companies to make decisions in their favor.. ya, that’s a bit more like it.

Lets start our own group and approve products based on research rather than who can pay the most.

Resources:

Shirleys Wellness Cafe
Scientific evidence of aspartames dangers
Aspartame and nutrasweet toxicity
Dr Mercola Sweet Deception

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