You’ve probably noticed I mention diet soda quite often as something you need to eliminate from your diet as quickly as you can, while reinforcing yourself with digestive probiotics. It is a huge peeve of mine (along with a few others, like agave). I know many people enjoy diet soda and feel it is a “freebie” because it contains zero calories. What many people fail to realize is diet soda can be very detrimental to their health.
You may have never heard about it but aspartame poisoning is very real.
Also known under different names such as aminosweet or nutrasweet, this artificial sweetener has been shown to have detrimental effects in the human body.
And this is exactly what happened to Rhonda’s sister.
According to her blog, “In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her.”
The doctors eventually believed that Rhonda’s sister had Multiple Sclerosis. But they were wrong.
Soon after learning about her sister’s possible diagnosis, Rhonda recalled an article she had read about aspartame.
Rhonda then proceeded to asking her sister if she drank diet soda to which she answered ‘yes.’ In fact, she drank a lot of diet soda!
Rhonda told her to stop drinking it immediately. And what happened next changed her life forever.
“My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.”
Symptoms of aspartame poisoning can include headaches, decreased vision, elevated blood pressure and dizziness.
The best way to avoid aspartame poisoning is to stop eating foods that contain this artificial sweetener.