Artificial Sweeteners & Other Additives


Sugar-Free Blues: Everything You Wanted to Know About Artificial Sweeteners


* Excitotoxins, The Taste That Kills. by Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon
Dr. Blaylock's website  See some of his videos

* Beware of Exitotoxins, Diet Foods Can Ruin You  

* Interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock   

*Excitotoxins -  MSG & Aspartame 

*Sudden Cardiac Death and Food Excitotoxin Additives, by Dr. Blaylock 
on  - click on 'Articles' and look down the page



Aspartame stories and warnings abound on the Internet. Of course they are debunked by the industry. You may want to do some reading and make up your own mind. Because of the huge amounts of money involved, I don't trust the industry. As a dietitian I used to recommend aspartame, because the info I received made it sound so safe. Now our whole family avoids it.

* Aspartame is linked to leukemia and lymphoma in new landmark study on humans   

*Rumsfeld's disease: A politically-induced biochemical disaster of global proportions

*Aspartame: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You by Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O.

*Aspartame Consumer Safety Network

*The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
Aspartame  Toxicity Info Center 

* - lots of Aspartame info 

*Parkinson's Disease, Michael Fox, MS And The Aspartame Story 

*Janet Starr Hull - Aspartame Detox Program

*Stories about aspartame:

Aspartame Story & Warning

Comment from a friend who sent me this Aspartame info:
"Hope this is helpful -- even if it is partly true it may help someone. Dick was having lots of troubles when he was using diet drinks -- they stopped when he quit using them.  Marilyn "

Another comment from a friend in response to the comment above:
"I have had extreme problems with aspartame from the "get-go"......have to be VERY careful and people use it in everything!   I've gotten sick from its being in meatloaf sauce - especially have to watch it at church and auxiliary potlucks.    Does your friend's  husband have near convulsions and get a splitting headache which lasts 3-4 days?   It upsets my entire system.  

This story from an email I got:
An old friend just passed on to me.
He told me there was a time a few years back when he was so tired he was sleeping 18 plus hours a day and the doctors couldn't figure out what it was. His wife had to take care of "everything." Well, one day, someone sent him the above link. He read the symptoms and they were everything he had been going through (the doctors told him he was going to be this way the rest of his life!). So, he got off the diet soda that day. He said, within 3 days he was feeling better. That is all he did-got off the soda. Turned him around and he was back to himself in months.



* Link to Stevia Info




*MSG, The  Slow Poisoning of America

*What Makes Me MSG Sensitive?

*MSG sources


Sugar Alcohols are sweet but not digestible. They are not generally recommended, with the exception of erythritol:



Other artificial sweeteners

Acesulfame potassium very sweet low cal artificial sweetener - often combined with other sweeteners. Marketed under the trade names Sunett and Sweet One.

Polydextrose is an indigestible synthetic polymer of glucose. Also something to avoid.