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What Happens When You Eat Aspartame?

Above is the title of a major study looking at the side effects of aspartame. If you don’t already know what it is then you’re either an idiot or an ostrich with head buried firmly in sand.

Unlike the FDA approved studies performed by the maker of aspartame, GD Searle, this was an independent look at what happens when you eat aspartame.

In case ostriches are reading this, aspartame is a drug.

It was first reported in 1966 by chemists trying to design an ulcer medication. An accidental tasting by lazy chemists caused its sweet nature to be elucidated…

The Journal of the American Chemical Society wrote, “We wish to report another accidental discovery of an organic compound with a profound sucrose (table sugar) like taste. . . Preliminary testing showed this compound to have a potency of 100-200 times sucrose.”

Animal studies ensued.

A congressional report later published that, “Seven infant monkeys were given aspartame with milk. One died after 300 days. Five others (out of seven total) had grand mal seizures.”

The results were buried and forgotten.  GD Searle pushed on for decades to get FDA approval.

Fast forward, after much politicizing, astroturfing and PR campaigns, aspartame was finally approved as an artificial sweetener thanks to fraudulent studies from the drug giant.

FDA toxicologist Dr. Andrian Gross warned in 1985 that, “G.D. Searle lied and didn’t submit the real nature of their observations…what Searle did, they took great pains to camouflage these shortcomings of the study [on aspartame].  As I say filter and just present to the FDA what they wished the FDA to know…they did other terrible things for instance animals would develop tumors while they were under study. Well they would remove these tumors from the animals [so they wouldn’t show up in the results].”

GD Searle still made bank.

God bless America. ‘Cause they need it.

Today, millions of children are being poisoned by the failed ulcer medication turned “sweetener.” Adults too, of course. But hell, adults can read so technically, they should know better.

When I was a graduate student, teaching organic chemistry, I showed students how toxic aspartame really was…applied science is the best science.

I stocked up on diet soda and taught the kids how to extract the ingredients. Aspartame came out as methanol, phenylalanine and formaldehyde 60% of the time.  Thus, if aspartame toxicity wasn’t bad enough, you’re poisoned with the byproducts that result from room or body temperature.

Yum!  And would you believe that corporate America puts this shit in baby food! See Pedialyte.

As homework, I made the students go to the library to look at the clinical studies on aspartame consumption.  The above paper is emblematic of what they found.  It shows what happens, over time, when you consume aspartame and its byproducts…cancer. Especially Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia.  The drug is notorious for damaging brain cells.

All kinds of other nasty shit can happen. Ask Michael J. Fox…He was hired to endorse the sickening sweet soda. And apparently drank tons of it…Horrific to think of the outcome.  Decades later, his side-effects started to kick in.

Paid shills aren’t the only victims.  A pilot emailed me recently to say he lost his career due to testing positive for alcohol after a flight. It was methanol, the byproduct of his diet soda consumed during his mission. He’s lucky it didn’t make him go crazy, as it has done to some pilots in the past! The altitude hastens the toxic response.

Want to reclaim your liver and other body parts from toxic crap added to your food? Quite drinking aspartame.  Also, start using milk thistle!

Milk thistle forms a protective shield around cells to thwart the negative outcome of ingesting artificial sweeteners, prescription drugs and environmental toxins.

About the Author

My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.


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