Artificial Sweeteners           

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We are all aware of how bad sugar is for us, and the many health problems it can lead to.  Diabetes today is at an all-time high.  Our bodies are not designed to cope with high levels of sugar intake.  It is unfortunate just how many foods we eat contain sugar, and usually as their main ingredient.


To avoid sugar, a lot of people turn to artificial sweeteners.  They think that by using these sweeteners, they can not only satisfy their sweet tooth, but also minimize the hazards of high intake of sugar.  Unfortunately they are not aware of the dangers that they can suffer from the use of these harmful replacements.


So what are artificial sweeteners, and how did they come to be?  While there are 3 or 4 different artificial sweeteners in wide use today, (saccharin and sucralose, to name a couple), I will limit this article to aspartame, the most commonly used one.  Aspartame was first discovered by a research scientist working for G D Searle Pharmaceuticals back in 1965.  So the story goes, he was currently working on an anti-ulcer drug, and accidently got a taste of the drug.  It was very sweet to the taste, and this led to the development of aspartame as an artificial sweetener.


In 1981, after 16 years of its initial discovery, aspartame was finally approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in dry foods, such as Equal and Nutrasweet.  This despite throughout its 16 years of testing, it had never been proven safe for human consumption.  The FDA had overruled the Public Board of Inquiry and ignored the law, Section 409(c)(3) of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348), which says that a food additive should not be approved if tests are inconclusive.  Is it a coincidence that several of the FDA officials responsible for its approval took on employment shortly after with aspartame-related manufacturers?


Aspartame contains chemicals known as excitotoxins.  These excitotoxins literally over-excite brain cells, until they die.  This can lead to brain damage and neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.


In 1983, aspartame was approved by the FDA to be used in soft drinks, and Americans consumed over 20 million pounds of this sweetener in the first two years alone.  It is not surprising to note that in the following two years, brain cancer increased significantly in Canada and the U.S., (whereas all other types of cancer remained somewhat constant).  In the movie “Sweet Misery - A Poisoned World”, Jim Bowen, M.D. claims diabetes increased by a startling 30% in this same time frame, and brain lymphoma, a very rare and aggressive type of brain tumor, increased by a staggering 60%.


Dr. Bowen, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, which he feels is a direct result from aspartame, also states:  “Aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and the rest of the world.  Every known metabolite of aspartame is of marked or questionable toxicity and patently unsafe for human use.  The only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured public and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the placement of aspartame on the market.  That includes those who work so diligently to keep it there as well.”


Janet Starr Hull, creator of the Aspartame Detox Program writes:  “I almost died from aspartame poisoning in 1991.  When I discovered the truth about aspartame, I naively thought that by sharing what I discovered with others, I could help in removing aspartame from the public market.  I soon discovered that the truth about aspartame is a well-guarded secret by those who gain to profit the most from its sale around the world, and that its removal from public use was going to be a hard task to accomplish”.


And here’s one more statistic that should be sounding bells.  In 1988, 80% of all complaints about food and additives to the FDA were related to aspartame.


You may already know that aspartame is included in many diet sodas, including Coke, Pepsi and 7up.  In actual fact, aspartame can be found in over 5,000 products world-wide today.  Here are some items that you might not think of:  Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Activia Cherry Yoghurt, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine, and many brands of children’s chewable vitamins.


Of course, despite all of the health issues potentially associated with artificial sweeteners, the companies that sell these products will continue to claim that they are fully safe.  Don't believe them!  Our bodies were not designed to deal with foreign substances like artificial sweeteners.


Always remember we have been provided with natural sweeteners; foods that our Good Lord did intend on us digesting.  Raw honey is not only good on toast; it can be used in tea, on top of cereal, as a baking ingredient and so much more.  Agave nectar, which comes from the cactus-like plant in Mexico, can be used wherever you would use honey or syrup.  Stevia is a small green plant bearing leaves which have a delicious and refreshing taste.  It is a natural South American herb that's been used for thousands of years in some parts of the world.  When dried into a powder, it has a sweetness of about 200-300 times stronger than sugar.  All of these products can be found in your local health store.