Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sugar Alternative

I have a simple answer to sugar alternatives....JUST DON'T USE THEM! Why take the chance? Companies will tell you that no proof has been found for these awful substances to cause cancer in humans however, they have been know to cause cancer in rats.

In addition these are some of the side effects that have been found in humans using aspartame:

Aspartame is of particular concern because it contains phenylalanine (50%), aspartic acid (40%) and methanol (10%), three well-recognized neurotoxins.

The following symptoms have been associated with the consumption of
  • headaches
  •  nausea
  •  dizziness
  • hearing loss
  •  tinnitus
  •  insomnia
  • blurred vision 
  • eye problems
  •  hallucinations
  • memory loss
  •  slurred speech 
  • mild to suicidal depression
  • personality changes 
  • violent episodes mood changes
  • anxiety attacks
  •  hyperactivity 
  • heart arrhythmia
  • edema or swelling gastrointestinal disorders 
  • seizures
  • skin lesions
  •  muscle cramps
  •  joint pains
  • fatigue 
  • PMS 
  • menstrual irregularities
  • chest pain
  •  increased appetite 
  • numbness and tingling of extremities
Fortunately, most of the above symptoms are alleviated once aspartame use is discontinued.
Please read your labels! Aspartame is a common ingredient in children's yogurt and drinks. We have many natural alternatives available to us.  Recipes available as well. If you would like more information contact us at:

Information provided by Institute for Integrative Nutrition®

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