Researchers Continue to Contest ‘the Most Contested’ FDA Approval in History—Aspartame is an ingredient commonly found in diet soda and other sugar-free foods linked to arthritis, birth defects, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. When methyl alcohol, a component of aspartame, enters your body, it turns into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is toxic and carcinogenic (cancer causing).
Worse yet for diet soda drinkers with bad eating habits: aspartame plus carbs causes your brain to slow down it’s production of serotonin. According to aspartame.org, diet soda accounts for 70 percent of the aspartame consumed. A 12 ounce can of diet soda contains 180 mg of aspartame, and aspartame users ingest an average of 200 mg per day.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, a recently retired board-certified neurosurgeon and author of the book Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, says that because aspartame is “a poison that affects protein synthesis; affects how the synapses operate in the brain, and affects DNA, it can affect numerous organs. So you can get many different symptoms that seem unconnected.”
However, “when looking at the list of symptoms submitted to the FDA, most of them are neurological,” Dr. Blaylock says.
Sweet Misery is a close examination into what many in the medical community have voiced over the last few decades on the safety of Aspartame sweetener. Is there a connection with Aspartame and illnesses? Did the government (including Donald Rumsfeld) push the approval of the sweetener and suppress key data? This film delves into the FDA’s process and the various reports of health risks associated with the widely used sweetener.
See also “The Deadly Neurotoxin Nearly EVERYONE Uses Daily (VIDEO)” on The Huffington Post