Is Diet Soda Killing You? If You Drink It, Read This.

This past week, I had the opportunity to meet with the heads of dietary departments for hospitals in one of our great states.  

I was invited to speak about toxins that are used within the hospital environment without thought, simply because those in power to make decisions don’t know what they don’t yet know. Yet.

An amazing woman, who also happens to work in a hospital, asked me to present scientific facts about the dangers lurking within the walls of an establishment where people come to heal - a hospital. 

This woman is a friend and a student of mine, so going - being asked - was simply an honor.

I am going to call her Jane, for the sake of this article, as her identity is not important, however, her story is.

Jane, one of our graduated Therapeutic Nutritional Counselors (TNC), started our meeting by sharing a personal tale of heartache.  

Her first husband died from cancer years ago.

A coworker within the last few years was diagnosed with cancer and quickly passed.

Then a dear friend, yes, died from cancer.

She remarried a wonderful man and she has dived into the natural side of the health world, by becoming a TNC, simply because she was surrounded by so much dis-ease and needed to understand. 

But her personal heartache wasn’t over.  

 

Our TNC’s second husband's first wife passed away. From cancer.

Now, I don’t share this to talk about the dangers of cancer, as we already know cancer kills. Nor to depress you.

Instead, I want to share with you a key ingredient each of these four individuals consumed.

Each of these people, who passed away too early from a horrible disease, religiously drank diet soda every, single day.  

But Jane’s story doesn’t end there. Her second husband, also a diet soda consumer, was just diagnosed with cancer and yes, averaged 2-3 sodas every day.

Jane and I were in front of this hospital board because of one thing - diet soda and an ingredient it contains that is frankly harmful.

She had written the administration, and was granted time with the board, to encourage the removal of diet drinks and aspartame, a widely known and proven carcinogenic ingredient, from the hospital.

I was presenting the science and dangers of aspartame next to my colleague, a student and friend, who is now facing loosing another spouse to the toxic food industry.

Aspartame is deadly.

Aspartame is used in over 6,000 products and you may not even know it’s there. Labels do NOT always state that Aspartame is an ingredient.

Here is what you should know about Aspartame so you can make an educated decision before consuming it ever again.

Aspartame is made of 
• 40% Aspartic Acid
• 50% Phenylalanine
• 10% Methanol (converted from free Methyl Alcohol)

Formaldehyde converts from Methyl Alcohol and accumulates in the cells which is dangerous. So consuming Aspartame is like putting formaldehyde in your body. 
Formaldehyde is a chemical that is known to cause cancer, respiratory problems and numerous health issues.

The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Gross, told congress on August 1,1985, that it had been established, without any reasonable doubt, that aspartame induces brain tumors in mice by Searle, a producer of this toxic ingredient.

  • Aspartame causes unstable blood sugar levels, increasing appetite and cravings for sugar. (NOT good for anyone with diabetes. Or wanting to shed some pounds!)
  • Aspartame triggers irregular heart rhythms and interacts with all cardiac medications.
  • Aspartame has caused sudden death.
  • 75% of all food complaints to the FDA are about Aspartame.
  • There are Aspartame detoxification centers helping the sick and dying.
  • Aspartame is a teratogen causing birth defects and mental retardation.  Ask the mothers of autistic children if they drank diet soda during pregnancy. They were never warned.
  • Aspartame interacts with vaccinations.
  • Methyl alcohol destroys the optic nerve and stimulates diabetic retinopathy.
  • Methanol is a schedule 2 narcotic!  IT CAUSES ADDICTION and affects the dopamine neurotransmitter.
  • Aspartic acid initiates cell death in dying cells, and excess aspartic acid  initiates cell death in healthy cells and destroys healthy tissues, especially those in the brain.
  • Phenylalanine (an essential amino acid) is isolated in aspartame, this makes it neurotoxic, interferes with antidepressants, and triggers psychiatric and behavioral problems.
  • The USDA has compiled a list of 92 symptoms associated with aspartame such as coma, vision loss, memory loss, cancers, seizures, and death.
  • Aspartame inhibits serotonin (one of my favorite neurotransmitters) which blunts carbohydrate cravings.  The more aspartame you ingest - the more refined carbs you crave.
  • Aspartame interacts with MSG.  They should never be used in the same food, yet in boxed and canned foods, restaurants and hospitals you often find them combined.
  • Aspartame toxicity mimics ADD, Lupus, MS, Parkinson's, and Diabetes.
  • Aspartame is proven to embalm living tissue and damage DNA.

Please take a moment to reconsider drinking that diet soft drink, the one you, your spouse or your child drinks.  

Look at the labels on your yogurt, salad dressings, chewing gum, condiments, meal replacements, desserts, and many of the items you purchase that are pre-made.

This information is not new. It has been around for decades.  

Many world experts have confirmed similar findings on the dangers of Aspartame.

Um, wow!

So, what can you do to protect yourself so your story is not a repeat of Jane’s?

You can stop consuming foods tainted with dangerous additives such as Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, E951) and please don’t think Neotame or any sugar substitute is better, they aren’t.

Your cells are depending on you!

As far as the results from the hospital meeting...we will be posting that on the blog later this week in Part Two. 

 

Karen Urbanek