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Aspartame Linked to Autism, Weight Gain, and Diabetes

Aspartame Linked to Autism, Weight Gain, and Diabetes

Research shows artificial sweeteners such as aspartame lower appetite suppressant chemicals and encourage sugar cravings and sugar dependence, thereby raising the odds of weight gain. It has also been found to cause headaches, seizures, and heart palpitations. Top aspartame researchers also warn aspartame consumption may be a contributing factor in skyrocketing autism rates, by way of methanol toxicity.1

A comprehensive study on methanol, the major alcohol component of aspartame, was spearheaded by Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Nutrition at Arizona State University (ASU) Dr. Woodrow C. Monte. He explains how methanol toxicity from aspartame and other sources appears responsible for causing autism, spina bifida, preterm delivery, multiple sclerosis, cancer and many other chronic health conditions.

Methanol is converted by the body into formaldehyde, a highly toxic substance known to cause cancer in humans. He also uncovered the fact that methanol metabolizes in organs of the body other than just the liver which, based on all available evidence, is directly responsible for causing “diseases of civilization” (DOC).”Methanol is particularly dangerous to humans, more so than any other animal,” says Dr. Monte on his website WhileScienceSleeps.com. “When humans consume low doses of methanol it is metabolized directly into formaldehyde which is a cancer producing agent of the same level of danger as asbestos and plutonium.”2

Research shows that aspartame worsens insulin sensitivity more than sugar. Artificial sweeteners promote weight gain by tricking the body into thinking it will receive calories from sugar; when they don’t arrive, carb cravings can result. It also causes weight gain by disrupting your intestinal microflora, thereby raising your risk of both obesity and diabetes.3

Don’t be tricked. Splenda is no better. Never use artificial sweeteners. I recommend Stevia as the best sweetener available.

1 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/07/22/aspartame-diet-soda-autism-link.aspx

2 http://www.naturalnews.com/035606_methanol_aspartame_toxicity.html

3 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/23/artificial-sweeteners-confuse-body.aspx

5 comments

  1. would this include diet coke?

    • Lynn Gardner

      YES! This includes Diet Coke! I used to drink it every day and I still MISS it big time BUT I changed from Diet Coke to medical-grade water and completely turned my health around. Stay away from that stuff!!!!

    • Stephanie

      Yes. All Diet Sodas have Aspartame. However, regular soda is also not good because it contains 10-17 teaspoons of sugar per can!

    • For sure! All diet drinks, I believe, contain it.

    • Zella WArren

      THEY HAVE RECENTLY COME OUT WITH A NEW PRODUCT CALLED ‘ZING’ IT SAYS IT IS MADE FROM STEVIA.
      THERE IS ALSO ‘TRUVIA” AND ONE CALLED ‘PURE VIA’. I HAVE BEEN USING THESE. ARE THEY SAFE?
      THEY ALL CLAIM TO BE FROM THE STEVIA PLANT.