It’s been nearly 20 years since the artificial sweetener aspartame gained FDA approval, but the debate about its safety, or lack thereof, has continued on unabated.
Today, aspartame can be found in more than 6,000 products, including food products not specifically aimed at diabetics or dieters.
Might you be overdosing on this neurotoxic sweetener?
Why This Toxic Sweetener is FAR Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup…
(View these informative videos and visit link to Dr. Mercola’s article below)
DR. MERCOLA’S COMMENTS:
The first video above — which contains highlights of Cori Brackett’s documentary film Sweet Misery — is an excellent summary of the problems with aspartame. You can also obtain the entire DVD if you’re intrigued by these clips. I believe Sweet Misery is one of the best documentaries out there on this topic.
In this follow-up article, I will discuss recent findings that link aspartame to increased risk of premature birth; it’s potential carcinogenic effects; and the ironic ‘side effect’ of it promoting rather than combating weight gain – which of course is one of its primary objectives as a sugar substitute.
Part 2 of 3
If you missed the first half of this discussion, you can read it here.
As I mentioned in that article, the lack of toxicity data should not be construed as proof that aspartame is safe. On the contrary! Aspartame appears to have been approved WITHOUT such data, which makes the issue of its inherent safety for human consumption all the more questionable.
Today, the sheer prevalence of this chemical sweetener in our food supply has re-ignited the issue of aspartame’s safety, despite the fact that the FDA approved it nearly 20 years ago, and has continuously refuted new studies suggesting their original approval was ignorant at best.
It was a decision heavily influenced by political wrangling and alleged scientific fraud that has put people’s health at risk ever since.
Before I delve into the evidence stacked against aspartame as a dieter’s best friend, and recent research that strongly questions its safety for pregnant women, I’d like to quickly address the issue of individual susceptibility to harm.
Although there are tens of thousands of FDA adverse reaction reports and countless more personal accounts of harm, many staunch aspartame users claim they’ve been using it for years and, well… they’re not dead yet, so how bad can it be?
To read the entire article:
“Why This Toxic Sweetener is FAR Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup…”
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Part 3 of 3
The Shocking Story of Aspartame
CLICK HERE for Free sample chapter from the book, Sweet Deception, by Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O.