To go along with my prior post about which sweeteners are beneficial to have in your house, I have included information from a study that discusses the horrible side effects of Aspartame. Please feel me to read and comment on this information.
H. J. Roberts, M.D., who declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague has written the medical text,
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com
Aspartame is used by 2/3rds of the population and 40%
of our children. I hope this helps you to understand this epidemic.
So whatever is happening to adults will also happen to children.
Aspartame simply destroys the brain and this was proven in a study by
Searle in South America although they did not publish it. A few months of study in Norway
also showed that aspartame destroys the brain, especially in the
areas of learning. In l970 the famed Dr. John Olney who founded the
field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity did the studies on
aspartic acid which is 40% of aspartame and found that it caused
lesions in the brains of mice. It is an excitotoxin. Aspartame also triggers such things as brain hemorrhage, stroke and aneurysms, so you would expect the same thing in children.
There are chapters on the psychiatric and behavioral problems
triggered by aspartame, drug interaction, and of course, the issue of
bipolar and aspartame. And he brings out that there is considerable
information existing concerning marked neuropsychologic changes when
dopamine-serotonin balance is altered. And he says that decreased
brain serotonin has been associated with insomnia, depression,
anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, suicidal attempts, hostility
and psychopathic states.
“The frequency and severity of depression, headache, nervousness,
difficulty in remembering, insomnia, fatigue and malaise were
striking among patients with a history of depression after ingesting
aspartame, compared to the placebo, both in these patients and
nondepressed volunteers. Persons without a history of depression did
not manifest frequent or severe symptoms when given aspartame. The
severity of reactions among patients with a history of depression
proved sufficiently alarming that the Institutional Review Board had
to halt this project prematurely.