Ever since the FDA passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, one of its main purposes was to safeguard American consumers. The big problem with the FDA is that they haven’t been doing a very good job of this in the last thirty years. Genetically Modified Foods(GMO’s) have proven to be disastrous to our health but yet they still find their way into most of our foods. Pesticides have been shown to cause severe health complications such as asthma and allergies, yet the FDA still allows mass quantities to be sprayed onto our farmlands. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (RBGH) has been linked to many cancers, yet millions and millions of pounds of this deadly substance get injected into our cattle each year.
How is this possible you might ask? Sadly, the FDA and the USDA have become extremely political and been bought out by massive corporations that have a lot of power. Basically, the American food system has become so dominated by large food companies that the FDA is no longer doing their job at keeping us safe. Even worse, more and more dangerous ingredients get added to our food supply every single year and yet government officials seem to just turn their backs on it.
The approval of Aspartame by the FDA is a perfect example of this blatant disregard by our government towards its citizens. Aspartame, which is one of the main ingredients in over 80% of America’s diet products, has been approved for over three decades despite the FDA knowing that this is a toxic poison. Aspartame has sickened more people than any other ingredient in our food supply and the #1 most reported health complaint of any ingredient consumed by American citizens.
Aspartame should have NEVER been approved in the first place.
1. This deadly toxin was discovered while doing peptic ulcer research. Some nutritionists will say that every time you drink a diet soda, you’re getting a small dose of ulcer medication.
2. One of the first studies ever done on aspartame prior to FDA approval became a death sentence to all of the subjects tested. The very first study was conducted on seven infant monkeys. Five of the monkeys had gran mal seizures and one of them died. Shockingly, Aspartame was still passed.
There are 92 known side effects of Aspartame. Have you been a victim?
6. Stomach Pains
9. Slurring of Speech
11. Heart Palpitations
This toxic chemical is found in a wide variety of foods sold in supermarkets worldwide. If the package contains the words “Sugar Free”, “Low Fat”, “Low Calorie”, “Zero Calorie”, “Reduced Calorie”, “Diet” etc., there is a good chance that it contains aspartame.
This deadly poison is found in things such as soft drinks, juices, chewing gum, yogurt, candies, breath mints, mouthwash, jello and a plethora of commonly consumed foods.
So many people have been sickened by this stuff that there is an aspartame toxicity info center http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/ and an aspartame emergency hotline.
Aspartame makes us sick and fat. If you want to improve your overall health, you definately want to avoid this food. Become an ingredient detective and read the labels of everything you buy at the store. Avoid things that claim to be “Sugar Free”, “Diet” or “Low Calorie”.
Watch a video of Dr. Mercola speaking on the dangers of this commonly used food ingredient.