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Sweet Tasting Poison (Aspartame)

Updated on May 8, 2013

Deadly Diet Drinks


Deadly Sweetener

I was actually shocked to find out that over 92 health problems can be linked to "Aspartame Poisoning" brought on by the consumption of Aspartame. There have been deaths that have been caused by "Aspartame Poisoning" but yet amazingly it is still allowed to be used in our foods as an artificial sweetener. The reason for this boils down to the trillions of dollars that the corporations and retailers make of selling products like Aspartame especially in diet products. Even though they are largely aware of the serious life threatening side effects Aspartame can cause they just quite simply don't care. All they see are the trillions of dollars profit they are recieving even though they are poisoning our foods that we the consumers are unaware of for the most part. One of the more common products that have aspartame in them are diet soft drinks; if you are someone who drinks diet colas etc. I would strongely advice picking a healthier choice in drinks.

Sweet Poison

The corporations that are selling you these products know all to well about the awful side effects of Aspartame they just don't want us the consumers of their products to know. That is why they will try to discredit the scientific prove that Aspartame is indeed a deadly poison. If you would like to learn more about this topic there is a great website: that is offered by Dr. Janet Starr Hull who also wrote a book on this subject called "Sweet Poison". Within the book she talks about her own personal life threatening experience when she herself had Aspartame Poisoning. She is also the creator of the Aspartame Detox Program in which she guides you on how to detox yourself naturally.

Side Effects-Health Problems

Aspartame can lead to a number of difficult side effects which can vary from immediate to gradually occurring. Some of the list of health problems is: neurological damage, cancer, severe depression, slurring of speech, memory loss, hearing impairment, blindness, and even death. Aspartame is also known to mimic illnesses such as: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post-Polio Syndrome, Lyme disease, Alzeimer's disease, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and the list goes on.

Skull and Crossbones

The manufacturers and the retailers should at the very least put the symbol of a skull and crossbones on each food item that contains Aspartame as they are basically selling a poison that does and can have life threatening side effects. Next time when shopping for your groceries try and avoid any products with Aspartame in them. We as consumers must become more aware of what we are really buying as we certainly cannot trust the retailers and manufacturers to do the right thing and stop producing and selling poisonous products such as Aspartame.

Acknowledgements: I would like to thank Dr. Janet Starr Hull for opening my eyes on this topic as well as my good friend Judy Rider who sent me info on this topic.


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    • BkCreative profile image


      6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      What shocks me is that we have enough information to know this stuff is not good for us yet we use it. It really shocks me too when I find out that people who have diabetes are encouraged to use these toxic sweeteners - horrible! Thanks for a great and direct to the point hub!

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      Mary Merriment 

      6 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      It is true how many bad ingredients or processes are added to our food... from the way produce is grown, to processed foods, to general meats. Most of these processes are directly linked to many health problems. to me, it's so sad that corporate greed ranks so high above the well being of the customers. Thanks for posting this article. I do hope that many people will open their own eyes to the links between our food sources and our health.

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      Annie Messeri 

      6 years ago from Spain

      I know - it is frightening what is in our foods these days. I try to scratch

      as much as I can and we have some wonderful local produce here in Spain. One great benefit is that the bread from our local baker does not contain flour improvers.

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and read my hub most appreciated and yes we must really try and know what we are really are eating and drinking and it is sad that the ever powerful dollar comes before precious life. Hope you are enjoying the good things in life! take care pam.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      A very interesting hub and your arguments are correct - I don't think we, the public know half of what is going into our food and drinks. I guess the simple answer to why it is allowed is that money and wealth are gods. Precious life is an extremely poor second in this world.

      A very interesting hub + voted up!

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks Peg for taking the time to read my hub I'm glad you liked it. take care pam

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      We have recently stopped consuming any product that contains Aspartame even though my husband is diabetic and can't have sugared drinks. It is a chemical that is concocted in a lab and not a naturally occuring product which makes me suspicious as to its real health properties. Thanks for an informative hub.

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thank you for your comment Lawrence I myself was shocked to hear about so many health problems being connected to the consumption of artificial sweetners; and I agree sugar seems the safer way to go. take care pam.

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      Lawrence Da-vid 

      7 years ago

      You'd be surprised to discover how many commercial preparations contain aspartame. Myriad soft and supplemental drink manufacturers use it as a sweetener.....along with all too many other food companies. Its cheap and easy to use. I would suggest that all persons that need to switch from sugar to artificial sweeteners, go on line and read the contraindications/side effects to these products. It would surprise many to find that regular, old fashioned sugar is the only substitute to sugar without side effects.

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks so much for your wonderful response tim I too have addictions I am fighting one being cigarettes as well so I think we can both well relate to each other. take care pam p.s. you have a great wit!

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      Tim Mitchell 

      7 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Pamela-Anne. Thank your for writing it too. It is a good reminder for me to challenge my self to give pause on this subject. Following Dr. Hull's advice from her hair analysis I did well eliminating all aspartame, but diet sodas. I put them in the same category along side cigarettes as addictive substances, of which some say unverifiable, while I say(sip - puff with no pun intended) oh yeah!

      I ranted and ask your forgiveness, while giving you praise. A well written article and I applaud your effort too! As a matter of fact, I think I will, or I think I can (Tommy will help I think) soon!



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