Last week I wrote about the deception of Diet Coke’s The Heart Truth marketing campaign,
but I want to go on the record as not just being against Diet Coke but ALL DIET SODA’S. Well let me be more specific, I’m against all diet sodas that contain the ingredient Aspartame. Aspartame is not only prevalent in diet sodas but is the key ingredient in many artificial sweeteners as well. Thankfully the general public has become increasingly more aware of this once unknown harmful ingredient. One of the reasons why is because of its links to cancer, but I want to make you aware of its effect on your waistline and metabolic health. This short video does an excellent job highlighting a few of the dangerous effects of consuming Aspartame.
The video also summarizes much of what I’ve been sharing with my patients for years about the dangers of Aspartame. There is a long list of other health problems that multiple studies and scientific research has linked to this artificial sweetener. Since hearing a prominent neurosurgeon, Dr. Russel Blaylock, speak at a seminar nearly 15 years ago and reading his book, Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kill, I have been convinced that Aspartame is a chemical that I do not want to put in my body. You can find a vast amount of information on the web about Aspartame, and while some articles point to it’s safety, many more proclaim it’s dangers, and in 2004 a documentary titled “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World” was released that I believe tells the definitive truth about Aspartame. It is free to watch on YouTube, and I encourage you to watch it and arm yourself with the knowledge of this chemical that’s so prevalent in the American diet.