Artifical Sweeteners Connected to Bulimia: Drop the Diet Coke!
More bad news about artificial sweeeteners.....
Recent research indeed suggests a correlation between artificial sweetener intake and compromised health. In one large survey, diet soda consumption was found to be associated with elevated cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk. A different study reveals a possible mechanism behind this effect: rats that were fed artificially sweetened yogurt in addition to their regular feed ended up eating more and gaining more weight than rats that ate yogurt with real sugar. The study’s authors suggest that exposure to an artificial sweetener may undermine the brain’s ability to track calories and to determine when to stop eating.
In a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute during 1978 and 1979, it was concluded that heavy users of Saccharin, and products containing it such as diet soda, could be at an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. "Heavy use" was defined as "two or more 8-ounce servings of a diet drink per day," or "six or more servings of [packets of] sugar substitute per day."
Aspartame, is made up of three parts. Aspartic Acid (40%) -- considered an "excitotoxin" that "excite or stimulate the neural cells to death"; Phenylalanine (50%) -- which can build up in the brain; and Methanol (10%) -- wood alcohol which is a deadly poison. (reference: Aspartame; L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester.)
Side effects can include everything from minor to severe. The more use of Aspartame and the longer the person consumes it increase the risks. Here are some of the side effects, and diseases that can be caused by, triggered or made worse by the use of Aspartame: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, nausea, weight gain, muscle spasms, depression, fatigue, insomnia, heart palpitations, vision and hearing problems, anxiety attacks, vertigo, memory loss and joint pain, Emotional Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Brain Tumors, Brain Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Birth Defects, Mental Retardation and Diabetes.