Sweet Poison (Part Two)

Posted: August 10, 2011 in Additives
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“Aspartame is composed of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as the methyl ester. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Aspartic acid and phenylalanine are also found naturally in protein containing foods, including meats, grains and dairy products. Methyl esters are also found naturally in many foods such as fruits and vegetables and their juices. Upon digestion, aspartame breaks down into three components (aspartic acid, phenylalanine and a small amount of methanol), which are then absorbed into the blood and used in normal body processes. Neither aspartame nor its components accumulates in the body. These components are used in the body in the same ways as when they are also derived from common foods.” (Quote from here: http://www.caloriecontrol.org/sweeteners-and-lite/sugar-substitutes/aspartame#How-the%C2%A0Body-Handles-Aspartame)

A few things to note before I talk about Aspartame; First, there is a highly used common misconception of an idea that is when something is made from nature, or when something contains even one natural ingredient, the entire item is “from nature.” Second, when something is said to be “from nature” people think nature equals good for your body, i.e. healthy for you. Third, a lot of foods, mainly in the processed section, that say “100% Natural” or “All Natural” sometimes only has one or two all natural ingredients but the rest are chemicals or food additives. All the food additives in this series have these three problems.

On this website: http://www.alaskawellness.com/AspartameArchive.htm the writer says Aspartame is made up of “50% phenylalanine (an amino acid), 40% aspartic acid (also an amino acid) and 10% methanol (basically, wood alcohol).”

Amino Acids are the “building blocks of protein” in the body, but there are many kinds of amino acids, including Acidic and Basic (alkaline), along with aliphatic and aromatic amino acids. Eating one of these kinds of amino acids too much will cause the body to become acidic or alkaline over time. There needs to be a perfect balance of each.

Phenylalanine is Aromatic; Aspartic Acid’s main ingredient is Aspartate, which is an Acidic amino acid; Methanol when in the body is broken down into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid (which is ant sting venom); Aspatame also breaks into a substance called diketopiperazine (DKP), we will get to that one latter.

In the book Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills Dr Russell Blaylock labels Aspartame’s ingredient Aspartate as an Excitotoxin because of it effect on the brain and body. I encourage you to read the book to get the full meat of what I will be paraphrasing. When eaten Asparate kills certain brain cells in the frontal lubes (front part of brain) by opening a small “calcium channel” in the cell too much. Each cell needs a certain amount of calcium to work and this calcium channel is highly regulated by things like magnesium and zinc. There are two main amino acids talked about in the book that open the channel, these are Aspartate (also aspartic acid) and Glutamate, are needed to open the channel. But, when too much of even one of these amino acids are eaten the “flood gates” of these calcium channels are opened and the calcium pours into the brain cell killing it in a short period of time (two hours or less after eaten). Killing these brain cells this way can cause, contribute to, or lead to a host of diseases relating to the brain, possibly Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and or Huntington’s disease. Please read Dr Blaylock’s book for the proof and a deeper look into the how and why of this.

Phenylalanine is called a neurotoxin, which also kills certain brain cells. Eating to much Phenylalanine has been linked to ADHD and ADD and many emotional and behavioral disorders. (See here: http://www.sweetpoison.com/phenylalanine.html) I would add that the risk would increase with how young a person is who starts eating it. The sooner the person starts eating the great the chance for a disease to develop.

Methanol, wood alcohol, is used mainly for embalming dead bodies and a form of methanol is being looked into as a possible energy/fuel alternative. Methanol toxicity is becoming more common in today’s age. Methanol is absorbed by the stomach, lungs, and skin, and is also found in many other items like car windshield washer solvent, gas line antifreeze, copy machine fluid and the like. Read your cleaners ingredient label. In the body it is converted into a highly toxic metabolites that can cause blindness and even death! (Read more here: http://www.antizol.com/mpoisono.htm)

Methanol breaks down into an embalming fluid called formaldehyde and formic acid, which is the “ingredient” in a red ant sting’s venom. I do not think I need to say much about this. I mean really, who in their right mind wants red ant venom and fluid that preserves dead bodies in their bloodstream? Well, I guess since they are “from nature” it is ok, right?

So each of the three main ingredients of Aspartame has its own problems separately, but what can they do together to your body or your child’s body. Aspartame has been linked to birth defects, multiple sclerosis (MS) like symptoms (though not the real disease), kills brain cells (result of this can be memory loss, headaches, depression, and dizziness), fibromyalgia symptoms, bodily/joint pain, blindness, etc. I’m not saying you will get any side effect, but why risk it when there are better things. The facts remain. Even the FDA put together a list of 92 possible side effects after 10,000 complaints. See it here: http://www.dorway.com/92symptomsfotocopy.html and see this amazing article: http://dorway.com/the-sum-of-it-all/ A big “Well Done” to that writer!

Aspartame can be found in anything that says one of the following: “0% sugar” “Sugar free” “100% sugar free” “No sugar added” “Sugar substituted” “Sugarless” “Diet” (all diet items have aspartame, unless otherwise stated). Most sodas, ice creams, chewing gum, diabetic items, and desserts have aspartame. Basically anything sweet you should double check.

So what can you do about this? You can write to the FDA or your government leader saying ban Aspartame, you can stop using Aspartame and use real natural sugar like honey or stevia, tell other about this and tell them to read this article, or, I pray you do not do this, you can keep eating Aspartame and “live your life” and possibly die from it.

The bottom line is Aspartame, though it may have ingredients “from nature,” is poison and causes disease. It might not raise diabetics’ blood sugar to harmful levels, but really kill them in the process. May God raise up someone who will cause Aspartame to be banned and destroyed so that lives might be saved for the future generations.

Praise be to the Great Physician for all Eternity!

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