Aspartame has not been tested for long enough to know the ramifications. It did
cause brain tumours in lab rats but the UK government chose to ignore this
and only took the aspartame manufacturers test as evidence allowing the US
to sell it in the UK even though it was banned in their own! The following
are two ingredients used to manufacture aspartame:
It takes approximately 60 times less free (unbound
phenylalanine given to humans to produce similar biochemical
changes in the animal experiments mentioned above. This has been confirmed
by every research except the manufacturer's lab.
The sweetener aspartame contains phenylalanine as part of its
chemical makeup. Feeding this sweetener at high levels to individuals with
the tendency toward phenylketonuria can aggravate their problem.
It takes 10 times less methanol to kill a human as
it does a rodent. In addition, it appears that rodents do not have adverse
effects and chronic poisoning from low levels of methanol as do humans. Or,
if they do, it may require a dose of much more than 10 times the dose given
to humans to cause the same effects.
These are small structures within each cell that work to detoxify methanol.
Humans do not have enough of these structures to convert formaldehyde to the
less harmful, formic acid. Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin. Human
tissues are damaged and symptoms occur that include; vision problems,
dizziness, headaches, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, vertigo,
weakness and memory lapses to name just a few.
During the process of digestion, aspartame releases aspartate. Aspartate is
an excitatory amino acid that is used by the neurons in the brain as a
neurotransmitter. It is a natural and necessary body chemical that is
allowed to cross the blood-brain barrier. This barrier is meant to protect
the brain from the invasion of harmful chemicals. It, however, cannot
discern the right level up for which the natural neurotransmitters should
cross the barrier. As a result, when these excitatory amino acids cross the
barrier in excess, they can build up to undetected toxic levels that can
poison and kill the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord causing
seizures, paralysis and death.
Artificial sweeteners trigger pleasure centres in the brain, even though
less pleasure is experienced by ingesting them. The reason for this is,
while artificial sweeteners give immediate pleasure, they do not actually
satisfy the brain because they deliver no caloric value, leaving the user
wanting even more. Because there is little actual satisfaction associated
with the use of artificial sweeteners, weight gain also occurs. Those who
habitually use aspartame are known to gain more weight over time than those
who use real sugar.
Side-effects of aspartame consumption
Aspartame side effects make up more than 75% of all the food reactions
reported. Some, like seizures and death, are serious. Symptoms include heart
palpitations, insomnia, nausea, migraines, breathing trouble, vertigo,
memory loss, depression, muscle spasms and vision problems amongst others.
Aspartame may trigger, mimic, cause or exacerbate the following health issues:
you are a user of any products with aspartame, and you have physical, visual
or mental problems, take the 60-day no aspartame test. If, after two
months with no aspartame, your symptoms are either gone, or are much less
severe, please get involved to get this neurotoxin off the market. In 1967,
Seven infant monkeys were tested with aspartame. The result was one died and
all the other 6 suffered grand mal seizures. Another test found it caused
brain tumours to form in rats.
Note: It often takes at least sixty days without any aspartame to see a
significant improvement. Check all labels very carefully (including vitamins
and pharmaceutical drugs). Look for the word "aspartame" on the label and
avoid it. (Also, it is a good idea to avoid "acesulfame-k" or "sunette.")
seems that adverse aspartame test results have been swept under the carpet
by the corporate companies who manufacture and supply it and those who gave
permission for it to be used in foods and pharmaceutical drugs had vested
interests. For your own health, and especially that of your children,
aspartame, which has no nutritional value whatsoever, should be avoided
Nature Cures diet to detoxify the body
It is possible to clean and detoxify
the body of the toxins from aspartame by eating plenty of fruit, vegetables
and certain herbs and spices. Blend a steamed selection of the vegetables,
herbs and spices together to create a potage soup. Similarly blend fruits
with herbs, nutmeg and cinnamon to create 'smoothies'.
Raw juice therapy can also help to cleanse the body of the toxins built
up through consuming products containing aspartame.
plenty of bottled or filtered
mineral water to avoid the chorine
and fluoride chemicals added to tap water and add more essential
minerals to the diet.
Vegetables: Algae, alfalfa, artichoke, beetroot, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chicory, chilli peppers, cucumber, garlic, hops, kale, lettuce, okra, onions, peas, radishes, rocket, seaweed, spinach, tomato, turnips and watercress.
Whole grains and pseudo-grains: Amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, oats, quinoa, rye, spelt and wheat.
Fruit and juices: Apricots, cranberries, grapes, lemon, limes, mangos, melon, oranges, papaya, peaches, pomegranate, soursop and tangerines.
Seeds: Chia, flax, hemp, nasturtium, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and watermelon.
Nuts: Almonds, Brazil, coconut, hazelnuts and walnuts.
Common herbs and spices: Basil, cardamom, chilli, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, curry, dill, fennel, ginger, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppercorns, rosemary, sage, safflower and turmeric.
Other foods that help detoxification
Daily morning liver
The liver has one of the first stop jobs of sorting through the food
and toxins that are ingested. It can regenerate itself if minor damage from excessive
toxins occurs but eventually it will get clogged and overworked which is
when food stops being digested properly and the rest of the system is
The following ingredients together taken in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning
will detoxify the liver.
One lemon or lime juice
Apple cider vinegar (tablespoon)
Pure raw honey (teaspoon)
Chilli pepper (pinch)
Cinnamon powder (pinch)
Ground coriander seeds (pinch)
Cabbage, kale, plums and prunes if
suffering from thyroid gland problems, kidney or gall stones or infections.
Rosemary if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Angelica, cumin, ginger, turmeric, Japanese or Chinese knotweed, motherwort
if taking anticoagulants (blood thinning medication), or hormone therapies
and contraceptive pills or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such
as aspirin and ibuprofen, have heart problems or during the first three
months of pregnancy or are breast feeding.
Note: motherwort may be habit forming
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