aspartame anyone? - page 4

by nursetobe-babe | 3,649 Views | 43 Comments

I was just wondering what your thoughts are on aspartame... I have tried to do some research about it, some sites say:" It's been aproved by the FDA, It's perfectly safe, etc..." Yet on the other hand, there are an equal... Read More


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    waw guys thanks for all the input
    For about a year now I have been having headaches EVERY SINGLE DAY around 3:00pm... I only use maybe two packets of nutrasweet a week, and one can of diet coke a month... so I don't know if the heaqdaches are aspartame related...
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    Blech. I'll take sugar over fake crap any day.
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    Originally posted by nursetobe-babe
    waw guys thanks for all the input
    For about a year now I have been having headaches EVERY SINGLE DAY around 3:00pm... I only use maybe two packets of nutrasweet a week, and one can of diet coke a month... so I don't know if the heaqdaches are aspartame related...
    Have you considered you may be hypoglycemic...if the headache comes on around 3 every day your blood sugar may be dropping...try a higher protein diet for breakfast and lunch snack and see if it improves.
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    Several months back there was a feature on Fox News about the dangers of Aspartame. It mentioned all sorts of chronic problems that may be attributed and many diseases, such as MS and arthritis, that may be actually an aspartame reaction and not the disease at all. My mother and my m-i-l both have MS and refuse to drink anything with aspartame because it worsens their symptoms. I wish I could find the link to that feature on the FN website...
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    I, too, am a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic, and had started to drink diet colas occasionally (not more than 1 or 2 a week). I was blaming my aches on advancing age (lol), but haven't noticed whether the aches followed the beverages. I'll switch to the Diet Rite and see if I notice a difference. Thanks, all of you, for the Heads Up.
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    Just a little fyi . . .. try reading the internet anti-hoax sites . . there is a hoax regarding aspartame that has been going around for years. It blames the sugar substitute for every imaginable disease on earth . . . and isn't true. I always check out medical info (and other stuff frankly) that gets forwarded to me on the hoax sites first. Don't believe everything you read on the net . . .and I think the low blood sugar thing might explain the headaches.
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    Originally posted by mattsmom81
    Have you considered you may be hypoglycemic...if the headache comes on around 3 every day your blood sugar may be dropping...try a higher protein diet for breakfast and lunch snack and see if it improves.
    Well I know I have hypotension, but maybe I'm hypoglycemic as well...thanks for the advice!
    I would really like to cut aspartame out of my diet completely, but all the other sweeteners I've tried are just gross! They completely change the taste of the coffee, tea, or whatever.
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    Originally posted by stevielynn
    Just a little fyi . . .. try reading the internet anti-hoax sites . . there is a hoax regarding aspartame that has been going around for years. It blames the sugar substitute for every imaginable disease on earth . . . and isn't true. I always check out medical info (and other stuff frankly) that gets forwarded to me on the hoax sites first. Don't believe everything you read on the net . . .and I think the low blood sugar thing might explain the headaches.
    I've seen the hoax listing about this, too, but can't help believe there may be something to the aspartame problems after seeing the report on Fox News. Sure, maybe they found all the quack doctors available to support the view, but I'd like to think the media actually did a halfway decent job of researching for once!
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    Has anyone used the herb stevia for sweetening stuff? It's different from sugar, and better than all the artificial stuff to me.

    Here's some info: http://www.stevia.net/
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    Originally posted by RainbowSkye
    Has anyone used the herb stevia for sweetening stuff? It's different from sugar, and better than all the artificial stuff to me.

    Here's some info: http://www.stevia.net/
    I've used stevia... It's really gross... has a taste of its own so it changes the taste of whatever you are putting it in ( esp gross in coffee)


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