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Hidden Artificial Sweeteners Are Making You Sick & Fat

Still Reaching for Sugar-Free and Diet Food and Beverages?

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Eating “Sugar Free” packaged food?

 

 

 

 

 

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Popping sugar-free mints and gum?

 

Artificial Sweeteners are a Big Health Problem.

They may be making you gain weight and suffer from a variety of health problems.

This is not new information, just information that people keep ignoring.

 

Wake up, you diet drink junkies! Your beverage of choice is doing a number on you.

Diet drinks and diet foods are:

  1. Addicting
  2. Making you fat
  3. Weakening your bones
  4. Making you gassy (and we are kind of tired of that)
  5. Changing your brain, causing seizures, headaches and an MS-like syndrome
  6. Screwing up your stomach (hey, you with the Diet Coke in your hand, are you also taking acid-lowering drugs?)
  7. Increasing your risk for esophageal cancer

 

There are 92 different health effects associated with aspartame consumption, according to Dr. Janet Starr Hull.

Artificial Sweeteners are Very Dangerous

f35adbf1-e9b1-458d-bb9b-c8af7ec94767_1.f8aad733ac0816afece1ceb83febb033Consider that artificial sweeteners may come in the form of diet drinks, sugar-free foods, breath mints, gum and even supplements. Read the labels and know what you are eating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS-type symptoms are linked to

artificial sweeteners and MSG. 

  • Dementia
  • Headaches
  • Parkinson’s-like symptoms
  • Trembling (can be caused by drinking a few diet sodas each day)
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Skipped heartbeat
  • Tachycardia
  • Nausea
  • Eye problems, deterioration of the eyes

Dr. Gloria Gilbere, N.D., PhD,  helped a woman wean off drinking 6 cans of diet soda a day. At the end of 3 months her Parkinson’s symptoms disappeared. Check out Dr. Gilbert’s work.

What do the “experts” say about artificial sweeteners?

 

kids-diet-soda1The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has this statement on their website regarding artificial sweeteners:

“…they are perfectly safe for kids,” says Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Crack open a scientific study, Sarah, and look deep inside before you make anymore helpful statements about artificial sweeteners.

The American Diabetes Association says 

artificial sweeteners “can be used to sweeten food and drinks for less calories and carbohydrate when they replace sugar.” (But only if you don’t mind having MS-like or Parkinson’s-like symptoms).

Maybe they don’t know?

Negative.

  • The FDA knows, tracked various adverse effects and reported that over 75% of the adverse reactions reported to the FDA were due to aspartame. That was as of 1995. How did the FDA respond to this clear problem? They stopped accepting adverse reaction reports on aspartame. (Source)
  • Artificial sweeteners RAISE the risk of diabetes.
  • Artificial sweeteners increase cravings and sugar dependence.
  • When the tongue tastes sweet, yet no calories are associated with the trigger, the food reward pathway in the brain is not triggered. You’ll eat more.

Follow the money

  • Could it be that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and The American Diabetes Association promote the use of artificial sweeteners because of funding from Big Food corporate partners?
  • Aspartame is found in over 6,000 products. Gum, candy, gelatin, desserts, ice cream, yogurt, vitamins, prescription medicine, cough drops, and more. Any product labeled as “sugar free” is likely to have an artificial sweetener.
  • The global value market for artificial sweeteners is forecast to be $1.7 billion in 2017. Experts predict that this market will reach a projected $2 billion by 2022.


Diet Food and Beverages are Making you Sick and Fat.

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  • Professor Helen Hazuda, of the University of Texas’s health science center studied 500 people for 10 years and found that diet soda drinkers waists expand 70% faster.
  • People who drink 2 cans a day are considered “heavy users” in the above study and were found to have bellies 500% bigger. (Now we have “aspartame spread” to go on our “muffin top.”)
  • Another study showed that daily aspartame elevates fasting blood glucose levels in animal studies.

 

 

What can you do?

 

Avoid artificial sweeteners at all cost.

They ALL are causing damage, and this includes sucralose.

The best non-caloric sweetener is from a plant called stevia. Look for pure stevia extract.

I like SteviaClear the best!

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What to look for on packaged food labels

  • Acesulfame potassium (also called acesulfame K, ACE-K)
  • Sunette
  • Equal Spoonful
  • Sweet One
  • Sweet ‘n Safe
  • Equal
  • NutraSweet
  • Aspartame
  • Saccharin
  • Sucralose
  • Splenda
  • Neotame
  • NatraTaste Blue
  • and many more

Here is a list of natural sweeteners that can be used in moderation by most people:

  • Raw honey
  • Grade B Maple Syrup
  • Blackstrap Molasses from sugar cane
  • Stevia
  • Lo Han

Join My 21 Day Fresh Health Start April Group and get on track today!

Ditch products with artificial sweeteners. Read labels! Eat Real Food!


Footnote

What the FDA knew about Aspartame at least 15 years ago.

From: Mark Gold 
To: fda.gov
Subject: Docket # 02P-0317 Recall Aspartame as a Neurotoxic Drug: File
#4: Reported Aspartame Toxicity Reactions

Subject: Docket # 02P-0317

Date: January 12, 2002

Please find below Evidence File #4: Reported Aspartame Toxicity Effects


               Reported Aspartame Toxicity Effects
               ---------

In an epidemiological survey which appeared in the Journal of

Applied Nutrition (Roberts 1988), 551 persons who have
reported toxicity effects from aspartame ingestion were
surveyed.  The adverse effects found cover a subset of reported
acute and chronic toxicity effects from aspartame.
What follows is a listing of the adverse health effects
which were found.

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                                                # of
                                                people  (%)
Eye
- Decreased vision and/or other eye problems     140   (25%)
    (blurring, "bright flashes," tunnel vision)
- Pain (or or both eyes)                          51    (9%)
- Decreased tears, trouble with contact lens,     46    (8%)
    or both
- Blindness (one or both eyes)                    14    (3%)

Ear
- Tinnitus ("ringing," "buzzing")                 73   (13%)
- Severe intolerance for noise                    47    (9%)
- Marked impairment of hearing                    25    (5%)

Neurologic
- Headaches                                      249   (45%)
- Dizziness, unsteadiness, or both               217   (39%)
- Confusion, memory loss, or both                157   (29%)
- Severe drowsiness and sleepiness                93   (17%)
- Paresthesias ("pins and needles," "tingling")   82   (15%)
    or numbness of the limbs
- Convulsions (grand mal epileptic attacks)       80   (15%)
- Petit mal attacks and "absences"                18    (3%)
- Severe slurring of speech                       64   (12%)
- Severe tremors                                  51    (9%)
- Severe "hyperactivity" and "restless legs"      43    (8%)
- Atypical facial pain                            38    (7%)

Psychologic-Psychiatric
- Severe depression                              139   (25%)
- "Extreme irritability"                         125   (23%)
- "Severe anixiety attacks"                      105   (19%)
- "Marked personality changes"                    88   (16%)
- Recent "severe insomnia"                        76   (14%)
- "Severe aggravation of phobias"                 41    (7%)

Chest
- Palpitations, tachycardia (rapid heart action), 88   (16%)
    of both
- "Shortness of breath"                           54   (10%)
- Atypical chest pain                             44    (8%)
- Recent hypertension (high blood pressure)       34    (6%)

Gastrointestinal
- Nausea                                          79   (14%)
- Diarrhea                                        70   (13%)
    Associated gross blood in the stools (12)
- Abdominal pain                                  70   (13%)
- Pain on swallowing                              28    (5%)

Skin and Allergies
- Severe itching without a rash                   44    (8%)
- Severe lip and mouth reactions                  29    (5%)
- Urticaria (hives)                               25    (5%)
- Other eruptions                                 48    (9%)
- Aggravation of respiratory allergies            10    (2%)

Endocrine and Metabolic
- Problems with diabetes:  loss of control;       60   (11%)
    precipitation of clinical diabetes;
    aggravation or simulation of diabetic
    complications
- Menstrual changes                               45    (6%)
    Severe reduction or cessation of periods (22)
- Paradoxic weight gain                           34    (5%)
- Marked weight loss                              26    (6%)
- Marked thinning or loss of the hair             32    (6%)
- Aggravated hypoglycemia (low blood sugar        25    (5%)
    attacks)

Other
- Frequency of voiding (day and night), burning   69   (13%)
    on urination (dysuria), or both
- Excessive thirst                                65   (12%)
- Severe joint pains                              58   (11%)
- "Bloat"                                         57   (10%)
- Fluid retention and leg swelling                20    (4%)
- Increased susceptibility to infection            7    (1%)

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