Death By Diet Soda

Still a slave to your diet soda? The documentary, “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World” uncovers the dangers of aspartame, how it got approved by the FDA in the first place and exposes an industry whose actions can only be described as the mass poisoning of America.

From womb to tomb we are being marketed chemicals or drugs in one form or another. The companies making food additives are the same companies making the drugs that repair the damage from food additives. It’s a revolving door. From grocery store to hospital.

If you are eating diet foods you are being poisoned, pure and simple. The whole process of turning a food into “diet” or “fat free” or “light” means the stripping of nutrients and means including man made chemicals; like Aspartame and MSG, to enhance the flavor of these foods. But, Aspartame is in more than diet foods. Check your labels. If it says sugar free, most likely it’s sweetened with Aspartame.

According to a non profit Aspartame research and support organization Aspartame is not:

  • Aspartame is not a natural substance.
  • Aspartame is not a diet enhancement product.
  • Aspartame is not safe.
  • Aspartame is not a food additive.

Now let’s take a look at what Aspartame is:

  • Aspartame is an unregulated and unsafe drug.
  • Aspartame is a man made chemical compound.
  • Aspartame breaks down into formaldehyde that is never released by the human body.
  • Aspartame poisoning is cumulative.

The FDA lists 92 official side effects of Aspartame. Here are just a few:

  • Headache
  • Poor Equilibrium
  • Change of Mood
  • Nausea
  • Change in Vision
  • Seizures
  • Memory Loss
  • Difficulty Breathing

I highly recommend watching the documentary, “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World.” You can stream it from Netflix. Here is a clip where a scientist and a former FDA researcher discuss the dangers of Aspartame and the unethical and illegal actions that allowed Aspartame to enter our food supply:

Erin HugginsDeath By Diet Soda

Comments 8

  1. Charles/CampaignForRealHealth

    This is such an important topic! Your second paragraph about the revolving door drives it home. Bravo Erin.

    And then I just can’t help adding one more point and that is how many, many times I’ve seen an obese person nursing a “diet” soda. What a joke.

  2. Anastasiya

    It’s a great article Erin. I wrote an article a while back about an illusion of diet foods (including diet soda) and how they actually harm your health and prevent from losing weight. I am really interested in watching the documentary you are talking about, I think it will be very educating. And in general I think that all artificial sweeteners must be eliminated from the market because there is absolutely nothing good about them.

  3. ZoeV

    I read your blog and watched the video clip from the movie. It’s not a new information for me since I have stopped drinking conventional soda a few years back and don’t use Aspartame or any other artificial sweeteners. But I know many people who drink not one but a few DIET soda cans a day. I’ll send them your blog. 🙂 Thank you.

  4. Jonathan Edwards

    Hey Erin, this is awesome. I drank diet coke for years and actually switched to regular coke because I developed chronic muscle pain. Actually drank three cans of Fresca last week and developed headache so bad I had to sleep for six hours. And then slept another nine. As an athlete I use the coke as a fuel source but never thought a “diet” soda would lead to health issues. Thanks for the article. Great job.

  5. Carl

    This is a great article Erin. I first heard of this through a friend of a friend who would actually begin stuttering if he ingested aspartame. It’s pretty stunning the dangers of artificial sweeteners.

  6. Piri

    Hi Erin Great article. Finally more and more people are speaking out against this poisonous chemical. My advice is to keep to the basics when it comes to food. Everything with a diet label is just a sales point, sadly people fall for it.

    In the most uncivilized places of the word people don’t struggle with overweight issues, live a long life and they work hard. We live in a society when according to some statistics in North America more than 80% of the food on our table is processed. No wonder we are one of the sickest nation. Eat raw as much as possible and organic. And if something has to be sweet use unrefined brown sugar and raw honey. In food recipes white sugar is better than any kind of sweetener. Sweet is not bad at all, just control the portion.

    Thanks Erin for sharing this article.

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