Many medical experts agree that sugar feeds cancer. The vast majority of the population consume large quantities of refined sugar, sucrose, or its partners, aspartame and saccharin, which have now been clinically linked to accelerated aging, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and over 100 other serious health problems. These links are being deliberately ignored or downplayed by the hugely influential and profitable sugar and sweetener industry.
In the US, there are now five Aspartame detox centres. Symptoms reported to America's Food and Drug Administration include headaches, skin problems, stomach disorders, poor vision, depression, carbohydrate cravings, panic attacks, irregular heart rhythms and seizures. Geoff Brewer, Additives Survivors Network, www.dorway.com
“In 1991, the National Institutes of Health listed 167 symptoms and reasons to avoid the use of aspartame, but today it is a multi-million dollar business that contributes to the degeneration of the human population, as well as the deliberate suppression of overall intelligence, short-term memory and the added contribution as a carcinogenic environmental co-factor.” Dr Joseph Mercola www.mercola.com
"Soda is dispensed in American schools today like coffee in corporate offices. Over the past three years, the Center for Commercial-Free Public Education estimates that 240 school districts in 31 states have sold exclusive rights to one of the three big soda barons eager to hook teen-agers on Dr Pepper, Pepsi, or The Real Thing. Many teens are drowning in worthless sugar water.” Michael Jacobson, US Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death as recently disclosed in a February 1994 Department of Health and Human Services report. Department of Health and Human Services, Report on All Adverse Reactions in the Adverse Reaction Monitoring System, (February 25 and 28, 1994). A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.” Betty Martini, Mission Possible, Atlanta, Georgia - a group dedicated to warning consumers about the dangers of aspartame. www.dorway.com/possible.html This list compiled by researchers, physicians, and artificial sweetner experts for Mission Possible. Aspartame consumption is not only a problem in the US. It is being sold in over 70 countries throughout the world.
ASPARTAME CAN BE FOUND IN:- instant breakfasts- breath mints- cereals- sugar-free chewing gum- cocoa mixes- coffee beverages- frozen desserts- gelatin desserts- juice beverages- laxatives- multivitamins- milk drinks- pharmaceuticals and supplements- shake mixes- soft drinks- tabletop sweeteners- tea beverages- instant teas and coffees- topping mixes- wine coolers- yogurt
Extracted from 'The Bitter Truth about Artificial Sweetners', Nexus Magazine, Volume 2, #28 (Oct-Nov '95) and Volume 3, #1 (Dec '95-Jan '96).
George K. Pragovich