Is Your Diet Soda Killing You
Aspartame in Your Diet Soda May be Killing You
I just opened up my email from Dr. Mercola and there was a link to an article about Aspartame in diet soda. It tells about a woman that wanted visual proof of the effects of aspartame because her family was addicted to diet soda. She was convinced that she would see tumors or more worse death in her experiment on rats. So she started our with 108 rats. One group of 30 males and 30 females were fed 2 packets of NutrSweet dissolved in 8 ounces of water every 24 hours. The other group of 24 males and 24 females were givien regular water. Each group were fed the same. The duration of the experiment lasted 2 years and 8 months until the spontaneous death of the animals.
Go here to read the full report on the study. But a word of caution, the pictures are not for the weak stomach.
Female Rat Developed a Mammary Tumor
Diet Soda Information
Here is some information on diet soda and how she figured on the amount to feed the rats in her study.
A 12-oz diet soda has about 180 mg of aspartame, 15 mg of aspartame per oz., the amount in approximately 4.5 packets of NutraSweet.
According to the industry-run Aspartame Information Center website, a conservative estimate of the maximum dose of aspartame for humans per day, the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI), as set by the FDA, is 50 mg/kg, approximately twenty cans of 12-ounce diet soda for a 150 lb. adult and six 12-ounce cans for a 50-pound child. Tabletop sweetener ADI is 97 packets for an adult and 32 packets for a child.
The animals in my study weighed on the average of 1 pound for males and 0.66 pounds for females. The ADI for the males was 16.9 mg and for the females 13.5 mg
To put these numbers into perspective, the aspartame received by my rats daily, was equivalent to two-thirds the aspartame contained in 8-oz of diet soda.
More Tumors on Rats
Dr. Hull's aspartame poisoning.
I was diagnosed with an ‘incurable' case of Grave's Disease, a fatal thyroid disorder, I never really had Grave's Disease but my doctors were convinced I did. I had aspartame poisoning with symptoms of 'textbook‘ Grave's Disease caused by aspartame saturating my foods."
Dr. Janet Starr Hull wrote "Sweet Poison": How The World's Most Popular Artificial Sweetener is Killing Us.
One of the symptoms of Grave's Disease is protruding eyes. This is a no-longer private e-mail from Dr. Hull to Carol Guilford.
"YES, I had protruding eyes, cystic acne, and my hair was falling out in clumps. I had gained 30 pounds, too. ALL that went away within a year from stopping all aspartame. I even had holes in my retina from the methanol, and those have closed up now. All backed up by my eye surgeon."
If you go to Dr. Hull's web site, sweetpoison.com you will learn more.