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Are You Still Drinking Pop?

Soda contains high amounts of phosphoric acid which weakens the bones and teeth. Unfortunately that is just the beginning of problems caused by drinking soda.

Regular soda is made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is known to cause liver damage and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

So, why are you drinking soda?

a. You don’t believe me
b. You never knew this fact
c. You do other crazy things that might lead to death, like standing in the middle of the freeway during rush hour.

Let’s pick on the most famous artificial sweetener, Aspartame (aka Equal or NutraSweet).

The FDA knows that aspartame causes seizures and brain tumors in lab animals and yet this stuff is still being put in thousands of products.

Initially the FDA withheld approval of aspartame for eight years, but under pressure from the food industry it was approved. The scandalous history of aspartame shows the power that profits have over the health of people.

Diet soda is just as bad as regular soda.
Artificial sweeteners, like Aspartame, can be made cheaply and appear in everything from yogurt to children’s vitamins and other over the counter medications.

Dr. Janet Hull has written several books on artificial sweeteners and Splenda.
Her website, Sweet Poison, states that there are over 92 side effects from aspartame.

Mood change
High blood pressure
Seizures and convulsions
Memory loss

Dr. Hull states that Aspartame may mimic, trigger or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Post-Polio Syndrome
Lyme Disease
Grave’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Russell Blaylock, MD, neurosurgeon and author of several books on the subject of excitotoxins had this to say in his book Health and Nutrition Secrets that can Save Your Life,


Even drinking one diet cola a day can produce significant genetic damage.


Aspartame breaks down to form formaldehyde in the body (embalming fluid, anyone?).

This formaldehyde accumulates near the DNA of your cells, damaging “command central” of your cells.

Genetic damage can occur from as little as one dose of aspartame a day. (Run to the frig and look at your yogurt ingredients!)

The damage may be cumulative and develop over time.  ~Christine Lydon, MD

Dr. Blaylock said in an interview with Natural News:


You’re talking about tens of millions of people, and they are out there gobbling up aspartame, MSG and other excitotoxins, and no one is telling them they are making their neurological conditions infinitely worse. I don’t know how many seizure patients I’ve gotten off their medicines by just getting them off MSG and giving them magnesium. They quit having seizures. They were on maximum dosages of medications and still having seizures. Most neurologists and neurosurgeons that treat seizures are not aware of this.

Can you still justify your daily dose of diet pop?

This chemical is dangerous and it is addictive.

We have been given an important stewardship responsibility for our bodies. We spend time caring for our homes and vehicles. We watch our budget and try to spend wisely, and yet when it comes to our bodies, we are willing eat and drink chemicals that have been created in a test tube. Hundreds of studies document the damage that these toxic chemicals cause, but we choose to listen to the soothing voice of those that take our money, “Don’t worry, it is completely harmless.”

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