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Aspartame Side Effects

There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. It seems surreal, but true. How can one chemical create such chaos?

Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.

The multitude of aspartame side effects are indicative to your genetic individuality and physical weaknesses. It is important to put two and two together, nonetheless, and identify which side effects aspartame is creating within you.

Aspartame Side Effects

The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems, as you have read. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions.


Aspartame Information:
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Think you are having an aspartame reaction? Join Dr. Hull's aspartame message board forum and communicate with others!

According to Lendon Smith, M.D. there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don’t relieve their symptoms. Then, there are users who don’t ‘appear’ to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.

Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:

Eye
blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
pain in one or both eyes
decreased tears
trouble with contact lenses
bulging eyes

Ear
tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment

Neurologic
epileptic seizures
headaches, migraines and (some severe)
dizziness, unsteadiness, both
confusion, memory loss, both
severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
severe tremors

Psychological/Psychiatric
severe depression
irritability
aggression
anxiety
personality changes
insomnia
phobias

Chest
palpitations, tachycardia
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure

Gastrointestinal
nausea
diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
abdominal pain
pain when swallowing

Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
hives
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

Endocrine and Metabolic
loss of control of diabetes
menstrual changes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
severe PMS

Other
frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection

Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all
death
irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
peptic ulcers
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
severe depression
aggressive behavior
suicidal tendencies

Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Epstein-Barr
Post-Polio Syndrome
Lyme Disease
Grave’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
ALS
Epilepsy
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
EMS
Hypothyroidism
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Fibromyalgia
Lupus
non-Hodgkins
Lymphoma
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes. Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook ‘disease’ symptoms, such as Grave’s Disease.

Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.

Ever gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but he/she can’t find the cause? Well, it’s probably your diet, your environment, or both.

Aspartame is the common denominator for over 92 different health symptoms at the root of modern disease. The Aspartame Detoxification Program demonstrates the most effective way to reverse disease symptoms is removing the underlying cause - aspartame.

I counsel aspartame victims worldwide and have witnessed nine out of 10 clients restore their health by following the Aspartame Detoxification Program. Begin with detoxifying your body of all residual chemical toxins from aspartame's chemical make up of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol and their toxic by-products, and see if any adverse health symptoms remain. Try the Aspartame Detoxification Program, and within 30 days your symptoms should disappear.

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As a huge consumer of aspartame ,I have decided to quit the poison. It may be the cause of my ear  problems. Time will tell! Thanks Lynn!


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Headaches - I am not a 'headache person' but got headaches w/aspertame as a matter of course.
I also learned that aspertame becomes fameldehyde when heated - lots of times I'd chew aspertame sweetened gum left to heat in the car...& how aspertame slows metabolism, defeating the purpose of 'diet.'
With aspertame - & other lab chemicals - I wondered what else I was ingesting besides a headache.
I gradually chose to only ingest 'real foods/fluids' & also mainly pesticide-free.
Who ever thought of putting neurotoxins on FOOD? There are non-poison methods!
Go organic, esp. locally grown.
Farmer's market, 'food coop' & home garden...
It's not just for hippies.

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Thanks for an important reminder of this dangerous chemical.  We read all labels on unsweetened foods.  No aspartame will darken our door!  I sometimes have the fear that it may be in foods or drinks we consume but may not be on the label! 


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Who can test your hair for these toxins?  What kind of doctor will run that type of test?

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Hi Paul, ((( Smiles )))

Now thats more like it.
Thanks!

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There is a lot of information on the pros and cons of aspartame. I realised that the time frame of my h/t seems to coincide with my daily consumption of a particular beverage that Ive been drinking. Today I trashed every last packet of the stuff! From now on it is good old sugar( at a reasonable level of course). As far as my symptoms go, I could be a good candidate for tmj or aspartame poisoning! Soreness on scalp,throat pain,sore gums,etc.


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Hi Paul, ((( Smiles )))

Or even honey is better and more natural too.
I like bees..
Do bee's like aspartame??
There probably smarter then us humans they would know the difference right away..
It's not natural in nature for them.

Try To Stay Well

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Hey Lynn, with our luck, the governement will breed a special apartame bee.


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Hi Tony, ((( Smiles )))

That was funny Tony that made my day..
With our luck..
The Bees will be pollenating all our fruits and vegetables with aspartame.
And when one takes a wiff of a flower..
One will get airborn aspartame instead..
The day that bees stop makeing honey and start makeing aspartame instead....
I think I'd just break down and cry.. ((( Sad )))
I don't think it's neurologically ect healthy stuff at all to ingest..
Jut look at the list above who wants to suffer any of thoses risks..
My tinnitus ect is doing lots better theses days..
Why risk any of that...  
And Royal Jelly as a supplement is suppose to be real good..
I take it now..
Now that's a keeper!
Hope your feeling somewhat better theses days Tony..

Try To Stay Well 

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Howdy, Lynn!

I'm hoping they won't figure that aspartame bee plan out.   That would be a nightmare.

I'm trying to feel better, Lynn, but have to see a urologist Tue.  Been having "fire in the pipes".   Pretty miserable week and lakes of water being drank.
I've not even had any tequila or kerosene either. 

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Ohhh, (((( Smiles ))))

Fire in the pipes..
It's time to bring out the fire hose in full force..
Plus yes..
I've been takeing Royal Jelly as it will calm inflammation and is a natural antibiotic..
And there is an inflammatory componet to pain..
I've had pain in my life but with hyperacusis that was the worse pain ever..
It took ever ounce of strength to get through that..
Kind of put me on a path in life..
To be on the search like never in my life before.
Of what I can do to help myself as much as possible in this lifetime.
But of the bee plan becomeing a nightmare..
It already is lots going on in this world as is today.
What will they think of next?? 
But we do what we can to stay well don't we..
Have you tried Cayenne Peppers..
That would really put some fires in your pipes..
Better then Aspartame though..
Oxidative stress takes it's toll..
Try To Stay Well..  

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I took bee pollen and it was delicious! It contained royal jelly as well. What is your site that has nutritional supplements?


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Hi Paul, ((( Smiles )))

I get my Royal Jelly from BioNutrients..
I usually wait till they have a good sale..
Free shipping & Handling and 50 percent off..

http://www.bioinnovations.net/products.asp?dept=1009&pagenumber=3

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Hi Paul, ((((( Smiles ))))

I was reading this on another site..
And I won't be useing theses sweetners either..
Toxic to the nervous system and the brain as well as everything else.
I think I'll stick to Stevia or natural honey or vitamin C or magnesium..

Splenda contains chlorine and is therefore hard on certain parts of the body. Here's some info...

Splenda, also known as sucralose, is artificial sweetener which is a chlorinated sucrose derivative. Facts about this artificial chemical follows:

Pre-Approval Research
Pre-approval research showed that sucralose caused shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) and enlarged liver and kidneys. The manufacturer put forth two arguments in an attempt to claim that sucralose is not toxic:


The dose of sucralose in the experiments was high. However, for chemicals that do not have generations of safe use, the dosage tested must be adjusted for variations in potential toxicity within the human population and between humans and rodents. In order to this, toxicologists estimate a variation of effects in the human population of 10 times. In other words, one person may not have effects until a dose of 10 mg per kg of body weight (10 mg/kg) is reached, while another person may have chronic toxicity effects at 1 mg per kg of body weight (1 mg/kg). In addition, it is well known that many chemicals are much more toxic in humans than in rodents (or even monkeys). For example, the chemicals that the sweetener aspartame breaks down into vary from 5 to 50 times more toxic in humans than in rodents. Therefore, toxicologists estimate a further 10 times the dose for differences between human and rodent toxicity for a total of 100 times (10 * 10).

In order to estimate a potential safe dose in humans, one must divide the lowest dose in given to rodents that was seen to have any negative effects on their thymus glands, liver or kidneys by 100. That dose is then known as the maximum Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for lifetime use. Keep in mind that the TDI is just an estimate. Some chemicals are much more than 10 times more toxic in humans than in rodents (or will cause cancer in humans in low-dose, long-term exposure and do not cause cancer in rodents at all). A person ingesting the TDI for some chemical may find that it causes cancer or immune system or neurological problems after many years or decades of use. So, if the manufacturer claims that the dose was equivalent to 50 diet sodas, then the TDI would be one half (1/2) of a diet soda, and even that dose may or may not be safe.


The manufacturer claimed that the sucralose was unpleasant for the rodents to eat in large doses. They said that starvation caused the shruken thymus glands. From the New Scientist (23 Nov 1991, pg 13):


[Toxicologist Judith] Bellin reviewed studies on rats starved under experimental conditions, and concluded that their growth rate could be reduced by as much as a third without the thymus losing a significant amount of weight (less than 7 percent). The changes were much more marked in rats fed on sucralose. While the animals' growth rate was reduced by between 7 and 20 percent, their thymuses shrank by as much as 40 percent.

Other adverse effects reported in pre-approval research included:


Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) (EO56)
Enlarged liver and kidneys. (EO57 & E161)
Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus (EO51, EO56, EO151)
Increased cecal weight (E151)
Reduced growth rate (EO57)
Decreased red blood cell count (EO55)
Hyperplasia of the pelvis (EO57)
Extension of the pregnancy period
Aborted pregnancy (E134)
Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights (EO32)
Diarrhea

Recent Research
A possible problem with caecal enlargement and renal mineralization has been seen in post approval animal research.

Sucralose Breaks Down
Despite the manufacturer's mis-statements, sucralose does break down into small amounts of 1,6-dichlorofructose, a chemical that has not been adequately tested in humans.

Independent, Long-Term Human Research
None. Manufacturer's "100's of studies" (some of which show hazards) were clearly inadequate and do not demonstrate safety in long-term use.

Chlorinated Pesticides
The manufacturer claims that the chlorine added to sucralose is similar to the chlorine atom in the salt (NaCl) molecule. That is not the case. Sucralose may be more like ingesting tiny amounts of chlorinated pesticides, but we will never know without long-term, independent human research.

Conclusion
While it is unlikely that sucralose is as toxic as the poisoning people are experiencing from Monsanto's aspartame, it is clear from the hazards seen in pre-approval research and from its chemical structure that years or decades of use may contribute to serious chronic immunological or neurological disorders.

Addendum (October 2, 2000)
Occasionally, persons emailing ask questions about sucralose research. What follows is a copy of a response one such question. The answer starts by summarizing the aspartame (NutraSweet) issue and then addresses the sucralose issue.

Let me start by saying that, as you may know, there is a quickly growing body of evidence demonstrating the toxicity of aspartame. This includes:

Recent European research showing that ingesting aspartame leads to the accumulation of formaldehyde in the brain, other organs and tissues (Formaldehyde has been shown to damage the nervous system, immune system, and cause irreversible genetic damage in humans.)

An extremely large number of toxicity reactions reported to the FDA and other organizations

A recent report showing that nearly 100% of independent research has found problems with aspartame.

Why is this relevant to the sucralose question? Similar to the aspartame situation 15 years ago:

Pre-approval test indicated potential toxicity of sucralose.
There are no *independent* controlled human studies on sucralose (similar to 15 years ago for aspartame).
There are no long-term (12-24 months) human studies of sucralose's effects.
There is no monitoring of health effects. It took government agencies decades to agree that there were countless thousands of deaths from tobacco. Why? Simply because there had been no monitoring or epidemiological studies. Without such monitoring and studies, huge effects can easily go unnoticed.

So, without even addressing the pre-approval research showing potential toxicity, it is clear that sucralose has a) no long history (e.g., decades) of safe use, b) no independent monitoring of health effects, c) no long-term human studies, and d) no independent human studies. I would hope that the Precautionary Principle, now commonly used in Europe, would be a guiding force for people who are interested in health. Otherwise, we might as well just use any poorly tested, artificial (lab-created) chemical that has shown potential for long-term toxicity.

As far as the pre-approval research related to sucralose.... As you probably know, pre-approval research is rarely published. It is only available from the FDA by filing a Freedom of Information Act request. However, you can see a very short summary regarding sucralose and shrunken thymus glands in the "New Scientist" (23 November 1991, page 13).
It is very important that people who have any interest in their health stay aware from the highly toxic sweetener, aspartame and other dangerous sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), and acesulfame-k (Sunette, Sweet & Safe, Sweet One). Instead, please see the extensive resources for sweeteners on the Healthier Sweetener Resource List.

From:
http://www.holisticmed.com/splenda/

http://orbisvitae.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=9035#Post9035

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Hi Paul, (((( Smiles ))))

Found a new one to contribute to your thread.
For Tinnitus & Vertigo and neurological reasons , best to stay clear of this substance.

SWEET POISON

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around.
Walking was a major chore.
It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications.
The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda... and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.

If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.

The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptomatic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss re turned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
Cramps,
Vertigo,
Dizziness,
Headaches,
Tinnitus,
Joint pain,
Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!' People were jumping up during the lecture saying, 'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'

Yes!
Yes!
Yes!
STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'

Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.

Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!

Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'

I assure you that Searle, the original creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants. 10pt">

The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.

The bill was killed.

It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!

Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.

For More Information: http://www.tuberose.com/Aspartame.html

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Thanks Lynn,Im convinced!!!!
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Hi Paul, (((( Smiles ))))

I figured you already were but love to share whatever I can find to share.
It's all interesting stuff and those with neurologcial issues or health issues need to watch out for these neurotoxins even more.
Nobody wants to get sick thats for sure.

Try To Stay Well.... ((((( Smiles )))))
Thats the goal of course.....

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Also look into Stevia -- natural and sweeter than sugar!
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Glad to see a few mentions of stevia as a sweetener, I endorse that, There is also of course honey, [already mentioned] and maple syrup. One can also find organic or free trade sugar to feel better about using that in moderation.

Of course everyone probably knows that the bees are struggling just to stay alive, with many scientists looking into the reason. some say a mite is the cause, but why are they susceptible to that ?  And is that the only reason?
Most people don't realize how dependant we are on the bees to pollinate our food crops. So lets hear it for the BEES !

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Glad to see a few mentions of stevia as a sweetener, I endorse that, There is also of course honey, [already mentioned] and maple syrup. One can also find organic or free trade sugar to feel better about using that in moderation.

Of course everyone probably knows that the bees are struggling just to stay alive, with many scientists looking into the reason. some say a mite is the cause, but why are they susceptible to that ?  And is that the only reason?
Most people don't realize how dependant we are on the bees to pollinate our food crops. So lets hear it for the BEES !

Cheers,  Donna

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I'd be careful and check your sources about aspartame.  I'm not endorsing it, but there are many hoaxes and chain letters that have been floating around about it:

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp
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Hmmmmm, (((( Smiles ))))

And cell phones don't cause brain tumors or cancer either.
Or any neurological problems or hip bone degeneration..
There are lots of different studies out there that will say one thing or the other. 
Before they may find out it was bad for your health all along they were wrong.
We all have our leanings on such issues..
For me, I'd stay away from aspartame for safety sake and lean toward the stevia instead.
Plus I vote for the bees what they pollinate is usually good for you.
Do bee's pollinate Aspartame???
Stay well...(((( Smiles ))))

Oh plus.. I just read that link and I have that book listed by Dr Russel Blaylock the neurosurgent and I have seen him on Dr Richard L. Beckers health program on the Christian channel all the time as well as other M.D's..
I don't know much about the people behind scopes but I feel pretty good about these doctors.
I kind of lean more in this direction and I use to be a heavy soda classic coke person before I came down with T & H and gave that up too and haven't drank soda's, in years.
Tinnitus cured me and aluminum is not good for the brain as well as the plastic which leachs out into ones system as well from plastic water bottles baby bottles microwaved ect..  

"So in the case of diet drinks in aluminum cans, the very toxic brain aluminum fluoride compound co-exists with multiple toxins found in aspartame".

I think we all need to think about these things before we ingest them.
Plus I've read that pediatric vitamins, over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs have aspartame in them.
And even some contain flouride but if one feels comfortable ingesting those kinds of products ... though some don't.
People have to decide for themselves but reading all views weither one agree's with them or not..
Makes the world a much more healthy balanced place to live in ..
I follow theses MD's myself as well as others and have been trying to boost up my immune health, calm down any inflammation in my body in a more natural way by sorting through all the information out there and in books by MD's that do speak out.   

I have another link ...

It has information here that contains aspertame and some of what you mentioned above.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?read=150745

Dr Blaylocks web site is much better..
Tinnitus and Hyperacusis cured me of coca cola and the young and the restless and made me think more about lots of things I never thought of much or at all, before T&H struck...
It's an eye opener indeed.... (((( Smiles ))))
Stay Well....

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I was a big yogurt eater sometimes 3-4 a day but since i have read about Aspartame i have stopped and i usually reads all the labels of foods before i eat or cook them,i do not use diet nor carbonated drinks.
I chew orbit sugarless gum,i hope that is okay.
I use sue bee honey as often as possible.

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I was a big yogurt eater sometimes 3-4 a day but since i have read about Aspartame i have stopped and i usually reads all the labels of foods before i eat or cook them,i do not use diet nor carbonated drinks.
I chew orbit sugarless gum,i hope that is okay.
I use sue bee honey as often as possible.

Er don't mean to be 'that guy', but sugarless gum probably does... I haven't heard of this chemical and it's dangers up to now, so I went over to my draw, looked at the label on my favorite mints, SMINT, and low and behold, there it was. Huh.
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That's a bummer for me now i will have to go with regular sugar in gum?
At least this board is proving to be quite helpful and informative 
Thanks Gang.

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Neuroinflammation, (((( Smiles ))))

I've been studying up on this and found alot of things on this subject.
I was reading an old post in the Friendly Chat Site on a person who has Multiple Sclerosis and severe hyperacusis for 20 years..

http://www.chat-hyperacusis.net/post?id=2033564

He talked about reducing his neuro flairs that was in progress through treatment and his hyperacusis got better..
Weither Lyme disease which can cause one to develop H too and other neurological nervous system conditions and that Guillain-Barré leakage in blood–nerve barrier
Destruction or malfunction..

http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/2/301

And Gullian Barre can lead to hyperacusis as well..

A breakdown in the Blood Brain Barrier are common events following physical trauma to the central nervous system or following autoimmune disease..

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10375654

Also in M.S and inflammatory CNS disorders

http://ajpheart.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/289/2/H738

An inflammation of the blood brain barrier an autoimmune disorder in the brain.
What symptoms could that possible cause??
Hyperacusis, abnormal auditory disorders??
Sensory disorders as well as other sensations.

Also in M.S and inflammatory CNS disorders

http://ajpheart.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/289/2/H738


http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/7/1/20

I think this could be the link to alot of neurological disorders and illness's. 
Neuroinflammation.
I think it's more common then one thinks it is knowing the possible triggers and what we are exposed to in this world.
Autoimmune disorders are on the rise and there may be alot of people who have neuro inflammation going on and they just don't know of yet.

Plus it could possibly be induced or exacerbated by stress.
Stress could make it worse neuro flairs..
Acute stress increases....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11146058?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctn

When Dr Johnson talked on the board awhile back about maybe an autoimmune reaction response going on in hyperacusis ect...
I would have to read it again for the exact phrasing long ago but I thought maybe she was on to something in flare up's ect...

I think there may be something to that and what Harry also expressed in his expirence and post he believed it too.
Anything to reduce neuro inflammation the omega's fish oil olive oil ect may be a good thing and helpfull as well, as sound therapy can be too..
I'm all for sound therapy pink noise TRT ect...
There is a thread about the omega's on this board.
and I think that this concept maybe of help as well 
I'm always surprised by the things I find on reading studies and research..
And then I see the connections to many neurological disorders and conditiions and say why not an inflammatory response??? 
So many things can cause inflammation injury can cause swelling and inflammation and the brain can become inflammed too.
Food for thought like always... (((( Smiles ))))  

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I like the website David posted the link to -
Snopes is Very useful for finding out about some things that fly around the net
at the speed of email or light....

While I have my own thoughts on aspartame - and would not buy it -
unless someone i knew had a reason they could not use a regular sweetener
and at this point , i think stevia is available - though i have never tried it ....

My thought is that unless someone has to have a substitute, for some medical reason--
when it comes to sweeteners, or other edible foods  - as they say - "there's nothing like the real thing ...."

Honey is good, maple syrup - a touch of brown sugar .....even white sugar on occasion -
i don't use artificial flavors or colors or sweeteners -
and try to steer clear of artificial preservatives as well
by the way, I thought  saccharine was banned years ago...
but last i looked, (which was awhile back)  - it was in  a lot of toothpaste.
I buy mine at the health food store though.....
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