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Aspartame & Artificial Sweeteners: Delicious or Deadly?

Updated on March 9, 2022
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This Dead Rat Ate Some Poison


Carmen Carradine Tells About her Daughter Almost Dying

Carmine Carradine almost witnessed her daughter dye because of Aspartame. She wrote this in her letter to Mary Nash-Stoddard of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network. She shared with Mary about an event back in January of 1994, when her daughter fell unconscious after consuming aspartame. Carmine's husband performed CPR on their daughter to keep her alive until the ambulance came. Her daughter was diagnosed with aspartame poisoning.


Artificial Sweeteners: Safe or Suicidal?

There is a big reason why consumers are no longer drinking diet soda, and that is because most contain aspartame - an artificial sweetener with some nasty side effects.

If you knew the repercussions of eating deadly chemicals, would that be enough to stop you?

It is time to get informed on the ill wanton side-effects of your artificial sweetener before changing your diet in an effort to save a few calories. Instead, eat sugar in moderation, and learn better discipline while eating, rather than consume cancer-causing agents that could lead to dangerous health effects, or even an early death.

Commercial soft drink and beverage company, Pepsi, announced in 2015 that it would remove aspartame from its diet version of Pepsi cola.

People With Phenylketonuria Should Steer Clear of Aspartame

People that have been diagnosed with Phenylketonuria should not consume aspartame, because it literally poisons them. The actual disease of Phenylketonuria is obvious by the absence of phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) enzyme activity in the human body. If there is no PAH in the human body, phenylalanine builds up in the blood and moves to the brain, where toxic levels severely damage the brain. This is because PAH enzymes break down excess phenylalanine in the body. Aspartame is made from phenylalanine.

Source: Wikipedia entry: Phenylketonuria

Molecular Structure of Sucralose



Many people regularly consume sucralose in diet drinks. This is an artificial sweetener made by changing the chemical makeup of sugar after substituting in three chlorine atoms into the molecule, for three hydroxyl groups.

By the way, Chlorine is a known carcinogen. That means it is known to cause cancer.

The FDA approved Sucralose with the researched knowledge of its possible toxicity to humans.

So think twice before eating artificial sweeteners that are known to cause cancer.

Editors note: When I consume sucralose, I can tell you right away that it is in my bloodstream. It causes irregularity in my body, almost like an immediate dizziness. I found this out when a relative poured me a "light" fruit juice without telling me. My body felt funny and dizzy. I asked what was in the drink. The answer was, 'Splenda.'

Molecular Structure of Aspartame



Aspartame, commonly found in Equal and NutriSweet, has also been recognized for harmful side effects, despite being approved by the FDA.

Even Flying Safety, a publication from the U.S. Air Force, tells pilots not to consume aspartame in any amounts. because it has been linked to brain tumors, birth defects, mental retardation, Parkinson's Disease, and diabetes.

According to, aspartame is considered one of many excitotoxins, which are chemical substances that cause neurons to fire spasmodically, damaging the neurons. This can cause debilitating headaches, among other negative health effects.

Editor's note: I was told a story of an elderly man who consumed aspartame in a drink, who had no prior medical conditions. After consumption, he then had a seizure that led to his death.

Is this enough warning to stop you from consuming aspartame as an artificial sweetener?

Final Thoughts on Artificial Sweeteners

If you consume artificial sweeteners, there is really no surefire way to know how your body will react to it in your system. Like myself, you could feel sucralose alter your heartbeat and feel that your body is "out of sync" or you may be able to function without any ill side effects.

The best advice is to eat natural as much as possible, and avoid artificial sweeteners if possible.

Honey is Sweet


Consider Healthy Alternatives for Sugar

If you are concerned about using artificial sweeteners in your diet, consider these healthier alternatives:

  • Honey
  • Organic Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • Date Sugar
  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Stevia

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Aspartame is One Deadly Food Additive

Additional Referenced Sources

© 2012 Zack Love


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