Aspartame Health Topic
Artificial Sweetener Nutrition Information
Aspartame (NutraSweet) Toxicity Info Center
Detailed scientific and general documentation regarding the toxicity of nutrasweet, Equal, diet coke, diet pepsi, and other aspartame containing items. Web page includes real life reports of acute and chronic toxicity due to long-term ingestion.
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World
A compelling documentary that exposes the real dangers of aspartame and how it became FDA approved.
Aspartame: Killing You By Degrees
Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history. Aspartame readily breaks down into its component parts (aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol) in a variety of circumstances: in liquids, during prolonged storage, when exposed to heat in excess of 86Â° Fahrenheit, and when ingested. These constituents further break down into other toxic by-products, namely formaldehyde, formic acid and aspartylphenylalanine diketopiperazine.
Evidence For Aspartame Triggered Brain Tumors
Phenylalanine, contained in aspartame, lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. The first experiments done to test the safety of aspartame before its final approval in 1981 disclosed a high incidence of brain tumors in the animals fed NutraSweet.
Aspartame Consumption Strongly Associated with Migraines and Seizures
Excitotoxins are chemical substances, such as aspartame, that cause neurons to fire spasmodically. This eventually burns out, or damages, the neurons. Decades of research studies support the increasingly held belief that aspartame causes these painful, often debilitating headaches.
The History of Aspartame
Timeline following the development of aspartame from 1964-1983.
Aspartame in the News
Up-to-date and archived news articles about aspartame and other artificial sweeteners.
Aspartame: History of Fraud and Deception
Casts doubt on the FDA's aspartame safety claims.
FDA Should Reconsider Aspartame Cancer Risk, Say Experts
New rat study links artificial sweetener with lymphomas, breast cancer.
Investigative Report on Aspartame
A FOX News investigative report on aspartame, Nutrasweet and Equal. (YouTube video)
60 Minutes Report on Aspartame
A 60 Minutes news segment on Aspartame / NutraSweet safety issues. Focuses on brain cancer and tumors seen in research. (YouTube video)
The Connection Between Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Aspartame
Dr. Russell Blaylock has been warning about the hazards of ingesting aspartame for years.Â Blaylock explains the biological mechanism by which aspartame circumvents the blood-brain-barrier and gets at vital nervous tissues. Dietary excitotoxins, such as aspartame and MSG, can greatly magnify the damage produced in multiple sclerosis. Excitotoxins have been shown to break down the blood-brain-barrier as well.
Sudden Cardiac Death: The Role of Aspartame, MSG and Other Excitotoxins
Numerous glutamate receptors have been found within the heart's electrical conductions system, as well as heart muscle. When an excess of food-borne excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed protein, soy protein isolate and concentrate, natural flavoring, sodium caseinate and aspartate from aspartame, are consumed, these glutamate receptors are over stimulated, producing cardiac arrhythmias.
How To Stop Aspartame/Splenda Seizures
Seizures are caused by overactive brain glutamate receptors. These are excitatory receptors, and they make up the most complex and abundant type of receptors in the brain. Excitotoxins such as MSG, hydrolyzed proteins, aspartame and sodium or calcium caseinate stimulate areas in the brain that already have overly sensitive glutamate receptors, which are the trigger sites for seizures.
Daily Diet Soda Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke, Heart Attack
The study found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks.
Artificial Sweeteners Increase Your Risk of Obesity
Research has shown that artificial sweeteners can stimulate your appetite, increase carbohydrate cravings, and stimulate fat storage and weight gain. In fact, diet sodas may actually double your risk of obesity!
New Study is Wake-Up Call for Diet Soda Drinkers
Promotion of diet sodas as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised. Researchers found that diet soda drinkers' waists grew 70 percent more than non-drinkers. Researchers divided mice into two groups, one of which ate food laced with the popular sweetener aspartame. After three months, the mice eating aspartame-chow had higher blood sugar levels than the mice eating normal food. These findings could contribute to the associations observed between diet soda consumption and the risk of diabetes in humans.
Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks
Saccharin and other artificial sweeteners may raise blood sugar levels â€” a condition the sugar substitutes aim to help prevent â€” by altering digestive bacteria. The consumption of artificial sweeteners may affect the microbiome in ways that cause glucose intolerance in some people. What we eat directly influences our gut microbiota, which, in turn, is intimately linked to many facets of our health.
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