Dear Dr. Hull,
Hi, I’m Chuck from Farmington, and am a 49-year old male.
I have been consuming aspartame since I was 12, in 1983. My health symptoms started after I started using aspartame. I used the entire line of Diet Coke products, NutraSweet® packets, Crystal Light®, and chewed a lot of sugar-free gum, like Extra® and Orbit®.
And, I used Equal®.
I have to sadly admit that my children use aspartame, too. It’s all over the house – or was, that is.
How It Started
It started when my mom bought us Crystal Light lemonade in 1983. Since then, I would drink about 2-3 quarts per week of Crystal, off and on actually until just about a few months ago.
Growing up, my family would only buy diet soda, and thus I only drank diet soda – a few cans a day on average.
By 1999-2001, I had unlimited access to soda fountains at work, and I would work 60-80 hour weeks fueled by diet coke. It was at that time I would get spiking, cold searing sensations in my temple areas.
So, I tried to temper the amount that I drank after that to just a few cans a day.
I noticed my memory was going, but I never suspected aspartame. I felt very subconscious speaking in groups – I had been in drama growing up, and was always comfortable speaking in front of groups before, but now, I was afraid I’d forget something, which I did frequently.
In January of this year, I quit cold turkey. I noticed my memory and clarity
of thought came back after a few weeks. I felt better than ever. I even
started having amazing lucid dreams.
Then I got a free 24-pack of Diet Dew, which I downed in about two weeks, and
I got hooked again. I just recently stopped for good (again) after reading your book, Sweet Poison.
I’m back on the road to recovering my mental acuity, and I am starting a new business.
I’m ridding my cabinets of all aspartame products, and wish I had found your book sooner. But, better late than never, right?
At least I can now stop my kids from experiencing what I’ve been suffering through. No more aspartame for them.
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