Tuesday, December 13, 2005
SIDE EFECTS OF ASPARTAMEDr. Janet Starr Hull, author of Sweet Poison and creator of the Aspartame Detox Program holds a Doctorate in Nutrition, a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, is an international geographer and geologist, a former university professor, firefighter and Hazardous Waste Specialist and Emergency Responder. She is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, certified fitness professional, author and aspartame victim.
She almost died from aspartame poisoning in 1991. She has documented the history of aspartame, government reports and Senate Hearings on aspartame safety, case histories, including death, and provided a list of products aspartame is found in, along with the 92 symptoms of disease aspartame creates. Sweet Poison also includes nutritional recommendations for restoring your health naturally.
Dr. Hull's diverse background supports her unique approach to contemporary nutritional issues. She has dedicated the past ten years to sharing with others her life-threatening experience and natural recovery from aspartame poisoning.
The following is an excerpt from her Sweet Poison Web site which enumerates the perils of aspartame:
There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. It seems surreal, but true. How can one chemical create such chaos?
Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.
The multitude of aspartame side effects is indicative to your genetic individuality and physical weaknesses. It is important to put two and two together, nonetheless, and identify which side effects aspartame is creating within you.
The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems, as you have read. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions. According to Lendon Smith, M.D. there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don’t relieve their symptoms. Then, there are users who don’t ‘appear’ to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.
Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:
blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision, pain in one or both eyes, decreased tears, trouble with contact lenses, bulging eyes
tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment
headaches, migraines and some severe dizziness, unsteadiness, both confusion, memory loss,
both severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure
diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
pain when swallowing
Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma
Endocrine and Metabolic
loss of control of diabetes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection
Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all
irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Post-Polio SyndromeLyme Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes. Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook ‘disease’ symptoms, such as Grave’s Disease.
Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.
Ever gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but he/she can’t find the cause? Well, it’s probably your diet, your environment, or both.
Aspartame is the common denominator for over 92 different health symptoms at the root of modern disease. The Aspartame Detoxification Program demonstrates the most effective way to reverse disease symptoms is removing the underlying cause - aspartame.
For additional information visit Dr. Janet Starr Hull’s Web Site, Sweet Poison.
Labels: health issues
posted by Señor Enrique at 5:51 PM
- Nick Ballesteros said...
I have heard of aspartame's disastrous side effects, to think that it was originally being peddled as an alternative sweetener to natural sugar so you can have some control over weight gain.
Interesting ... aspartame was originally discovered as an ulcer drug, as described in the website above. This is a helpful post. Thank you!
- Sidney said...
It seems to be bad for everything!
And that is the stuff they put in Coca Cola Light?
Maybe we should start a class action suit against Coca Cola Co.
If we win, we put our proceedings in shelters for the homeless people of Manila! :-)
I discovered (too late) that I should try to limit my food to vegetables, fruits and water. It is quite difficult in the beginning. I started one year ago and after a while I didn't wanted anything else. I am not a fanatic (about my new regimen). I still eat fish and meat once in a while. You might even see me eating a hamburger and drink a glass of coke but this is very rare.
I just feel better and don't want to go back to my past eating habits.
And people don't really need all that sweet stuff. I am flabbergasted when I see that my wife is pouring sugar in the spaghetti sauce! :-(
- Señor Enrique said...
Not only is it in Coke Light, Watson, it's also in the now popular C2 Green Tea Light drinks.
- Señor Enrique said...
You know, Sidney, you just made me think of that: how come not a single attorney in the States has started one. But one did with the iPod Nano.
You are to be commended for your efforts in taking responsibility for your eating habits. It's tough, especially when food is asociatd with social/family traditions.
- niceheart said...
Those are pretty serious side effects. I didn't know about this. Thanks for the info.
Like Sidney, I also made a few changes to my diet about a couple of years ago. More fruits and vegetables. I cut back big time on softdrinks. I still drink but only once in a while. Included milk in my diet too. Now that I'm getting older, need to take more responsibility of my health. Want to be there for my kids longer.
- Señor Enrique said...
I try to do the same. I've cut down on bread which I love more so than rice -- must've been because of all those pizza :)
Now, I have to eliminate Coke Light. I realy should just stck to water, niceheart.