Aspartame

Definition of Aspartame:

A low-calorie sweetener used in a variety of foods and drinks and as a tabletop sweetener.  It is about 200-400 times sweeter than sugar and is commonly known by names such as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful or Equal-Measure.

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Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
Aspartame use has been reported to trigger symptoms of Alzheimer's disease...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...The story of Aspartame is interesting in how it was discovered, how it was approved for use, and how it remains on the market...”
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Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Artificial Sweetener Disease, ASD Commonly known as Nutrasweet or Equal, aspartame is an artificial sweetener that replaces sugar (being 200-400 times sweeter) in many products...”
...our question about Joint pain/swelling/stiffness
“Arthritic symptoms are regularly reported as a result of consuming aspartame...”
...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“For those who have chronic health problems that have not responded to other interventions, a trial of avoiding aspartame for several weeks to months may produce noticeable benefits...”

Brain Tumor

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, brain tumors can be triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame...”

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
Aspartame use has been reported to trigger Carpal Tunnel syndrome...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia among other conditions can be triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame...”

Depression

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“A double blind study on the effects of aspartame on persons with mood disorders was conducted by Dr...”

Diabetes Type II

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“...Roberts, a diabetes specialist, a member of the ADA, and an authority on artificial sweeteners, aspartame: 1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...relationship to Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects
“Angioedema or swelling of the eyelids, lips, hands or feet are listed as possible reactions to aspartame...”

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
Aspartame use has been reported to trigger or mimic symptoms of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection...”
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General Detoxification Requirement

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Toxic metals, such as mercury (found in dental amalgams and some fish) and chemicals, such as aspartame, MSG and others can kill friendly intestinal flora, alter immune response and allow yeast to proliferate...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Food Additive Avoidance
“Food additives that have been shown to trigger hives include colorants (azo dyes), flavorings (salicylates), artificial sweeteners (aspartame), preservatives (benzoates, nitrites, sorbic acid), antioxidants (hydroxytoluene, sulfite, gallate), and emulsifiers/stabilizers (polysorbates, vegetable gums)...”

Meniere's Disease

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
Aspartame use has been reported to trigger or mimic symptoms of Meniere's Disease...”

Migraine/Tension Headaches

...relationship to Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects
“Double-blind studies have demonstrated that aspartame causes headaches...”

Neotame

...related topic
“A low-calorie sweetener based on the aspartame formula, 13,000 times sweeter than refined sugar, and about 30 times sweeter than aspartame...”

Parkinson's Disease

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“Parkinson's disease can be triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame according to researchers studying its possible adverse effects...”

Post-Polio Syndrome

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
Aspartame use has been reported to trigger or mimic symptoms of Post-Polio Syndrome...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“Dr Diana Dow Edwards, a researcher, was funded by Monsanto to study possible birth defects caused by the ingestion of aspartame...”

Seizure Disorder

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“In 1984, there were 3 reports about large amounts of Aspartame causing a lowering of the seizure threshold and therefore increasing seizure activity...”

Trichotillomania

...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“...Simply eating a snack such as peanut 'M&M's (containing sugar, chocolate and legumes) – as many as you can stand at one sitting, washing them down with Coca-Cola (cola, caffeine and more sugar or aspartame, which is just as bad) is all that it takes...”
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