Aspartame withdrawal symptoms
Q: What are the withdrawal symptoms of aspartame?
I decided to “wean” myself off of diet coke. And today is the last day. I only had one can, and tomorrow I’ll have none.
But, I have been having the worst headaches all week.
I don’t think it’s from the caffeine, as I have been drinking plain iced tea, green teas, etc., but still having these headaches.
A: Headaches are most common when you stop using aspartame. It illustrates what burden the body had to bear with this chemical accumulating within the brain.
I know that this MUST have something to do with the influx of Alzheimer’s and mental phobias because aspartame penetrates the brain, and once inside, it does incredible damage over time.
You are merely FEELING the presence of the toxin as it comes out. This is what your brain has been dealing with. Scary, huh?
Hang in there. If you need some support, join my Inner Circle – it’s like the AA support group for diet sweetener withdrawal. Drink a regular soda if you need a fix, and Coke Life® is made with stevia. That’s an option, too.
Q: How long do these symptoms typically last?
A: It varies – maybe two weeks to a month. It depends on where the toxins have accumulated and how much has accumulated. Some people have problems in their bowels, some at the skin, some in their eyes – it is individual depending on where the damage has been done.
Some members in the Inner Circle have admitted that they didn’t “return to normal” until almost a year.
Q: Thanks a million for your kindness and caring enough to publish the facts. You are the only one who offers answers and solutions as opposed to telling me that I am crazy, which is what my doctors say.
A: Ever since NutraSweet came on the market, the mainstream media has ignored this data due to marketing pressures. The only way to keep this information public is through grassroots efforts like we’re doing now.
Keep spreading the truth and sharing your experience, and know that with each individual you tell, you may have saved their life.
That’s all we can do for now, but at least it keeps the flame from going out.
Q: P.S. Like you, I am also in the environmental field. I run the environmental compliance program for a large firm in the printing industry. I am also a CHMM!
A: I feel the best nutritionists are geologists and environmental scientists because we know how chemicals affect nature. We understand how these same chemicals affect human health. It all works the same.
Q: P.P.S. I checked out your book, Sweet Poison, from the library over my lunch hour and have started reading it. Absolutely amazing! I had no idea how truly awful this product is. I am sick (figuratively) that I drank diet coke for so many years. What an idiot I was!!
A: You were merely being led down the wrong road, like sheep to the slaughter. It sounds dramatic, but THEY know it’s toxic, but they promote it anyway. It’s criminal.
We must not forget to stay personally empowered. We all want to trust others, but we have to admit the fact that our freedom of trust has been abused in our country. We are faced with a bigger problem than aspartame – deception and manipulation of facts and information for profit.
This is a great tragedy that is costing many lives, especially those of children.
When the truth behind this issue surfaces one day, consumers will wake up, hopefully, before we lose our freedom. You almost lost your freedom through giving up your health.
This is a scary reality facing many others in the health arena today.
Q: Lately, I have been drinking many more aspartame diet sodas. I have recently noticed that I have been getting the worst case of cotton mouth.
My mouth is more dry after I drink a soda than it was before. Today I drank water after a soda – but the cotton mouth won’t stop.
I also noticed that I now have dry eye and a stuffed nose. I thought it might be a reaction to the aspartame.
Is that possible?
If that is what’s causing this, I’m definitely gonna stop drinking them … do you have any information you can send me regarding the detox method?
A: You are on to something, for sure. Many people have reported cotton mouth, dry skin and dry eyes, vertigo, and headaches.
Did you look over the side effects page on my sweetoison.com website?
Many times drinking colas instead of water will dehydrate you, but the chemicals in the diet drinks will increase acidity, and this knocks your blood sugar levels and carbohydrates out of balance, which can also dehydrate you.
You will learn from my work that aspartame is a chemical drug that was first discovered as an ulcer medicine.
It just so happened to be sweet, and GD Searle had a great marketing idea to use it as a sweetener, which seemed to work.
It indeed has changed our American diet, and created profits in the billions.
I think it’s best to drink mostly water and treat yourself to a regular cola on occasion. You’ll find out that you’ll feel lighter and have more energy all around.
Go to my website for the free download copy of my detox program and see if this helps.
The main thing right now is stop all aspartame and other food chemicals. Drink lots of water every day, and eat fresh foods. You’ll feel better and some people actually lose weight.
Wishing you well.
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