Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.(1) A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.

Children are especially at risk as aspartame is considered an “excitotoxin”. It basically excites brains cells to death. The reason children are affected in a greater measure is that their blood-brain barrier is in the developing stages. One of the best books I read and would encourage all of you to read is, “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills” by Russell Blaylock. (I have one copy of the book in the store and you can check it out if you’d like.)

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