Poisoning Our Children – Aspartame
How many of you have felt uneasy about the amount of diet soft drinks your children are consuming each day? If your intuition has give you internal warnings (and moms are notorious for intuition), you are correct! As a doctor who sees children, I am very concerned with the increasing use of artificial sweeteners, especially by children. The most widely used of these is Aspartame – marketed as NutraSweet, Equal and Spoonful.
At a recent world and environmental conference , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that there was an increasing epidemic of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Systemic Lupus caused by a then unknown toxin. It was soon discovered that the toxin in question was Aspartame. Here is how it works.
When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86° F, the wood alcohol (methanol) in Aspartame converts to formaldehyde (a deadly poison), and then to formic acid which causes, what is known as, metabolic acidosis. If you think that this is not a problem, think again. Body temperature hovers around 98.6° F, perfect conditions for Aspartame to be converted to formaldehyde. This tends to affect the retina of the eye – not a pleasant side effect. Formaldehyde is the same direct class as cyanide and arsenic – deadly poisons. It is also used to embalm corpses and as a preservative in vaccines. It has no business being in your child.
Aspartame changes the brain’s chemistry and has been responsible for many neurological problems such as seizures, manic depression, rage and violence. This methanol toxicity can mimic Multiple Sclerosis (MS) so people were being diagnosed with MS in error.
If your child is suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in the legs, cramps and dizziness, headaches, joint pains, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech blurred vision or memory loss, they may be suffering from Aspartame disease and a health professional should be contacted.
For safe and sweet alternatives to Aspartame you can try fructose, stevia, barley malt, brown rice syrup, honey, dark molasses and demerara sugar. All of these are available at your local food store. But let’s get a dose of reality though; one spoon of sugar has only sixteen calories, about the same as three french fries.