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Aspartame – Sweet Killer – It puts the DIE in Diet Soda

By Eddie Sage

Aspartame (E951) is an artificial sweetener, used in over 6000 products. The food industry claims that aspartame helps in losing weight, but why is obesity then becoming such an ever increasing problem?
Aspartame is a very sweet chemical, responsible for a host of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, brain diseases, migraines, ADHD, etc.

Aspartame breaks down into three toxic components:

1. MethanolThis is poisonous alcohol. In the body, methanol breaks down into formaldehyde, which is a poison.
2. PhenylalanineThis decreases the amount serotonin in your brain, which leads to mood swings (depressions) and an increased appetite! That is why aspartame is one of the main causes for the current obesity epidemic.
3. Aspartic acidThis is a neurological toxin comparable to MSG.

The US Department of Health has recorded 92 (!) symptoms following complaints about aspartame. In fact, over 80% of all complaints filed with FDA are related to aspartame consumption!

Some of the brand names for aspartame:
AminoSweet, NutraSweet, Equal, NatraTaste, Canderel, Spoonful, Equal-Measure, etc.

Aspartame is used in any of the following products:
Sugarfree, Light, Diet, Zero (Coke, Sprite & Fanta), Coke 007, Pepsi Max, Crystal Clear, Low-Calorie, Crystal Light, No Sugar Added, Smint, Stimorol Ice, Stimorol Fusion, Freedent, Mentos, Sportlife, etc.

Do no longer believe the lies of the food industry and the ‘main stream’ media. Contrary to what so-called ‘health experts’ claim, aspartame is NOT safe!

In fact, aspartame is a sweet poison developed to make people sick so the pharmaceutical industry can sell expensive medication to ‘treat’ the chronic diseases that are caused by it’s use.

Avoid this toxic chemical for 60 days and discover how your health will improve dramatically!

Shocking aspartame documentary ‘Sweet Misery’:

Other artificial sweeteners that you should avoid:
Acesulfame K (E950), Cyclamate (E952), Isomalt (E953), Saccharin (E954), Sucralose or Splenda (E955), Alitame (E956), Neohesperidine (E959), Neotame (E961), Salt of Aspartame-Acesulfame (E962), Maltitol (E965), Lactitol (E966), Sorbitol (E420), Mannitol (E421), Glycerol (E422).

Sweet misery

The researchers also noted that aspartame appears to cause excessive signaling of nerve cells, and nerve cell damage or even death. By disrupting the functioning of the cells’ mitochondria, or energy source, aspartame leads to a cascade of effects on the whole system.

“The energy systems for certain required enzyme reactions become compromised, thus indirectly leading to the inability of enzymes to function optimally,” the researchers wrote.

According to a research review conducted by South African scientists from the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, high intake of the artificial sweetener aspartame may lead to the degeneration of brain cells and various mental disorders.

 Same face, different name

Previous research was reviewed and it was found that aspartame, marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Canderal and Tropicana Slim, leads to both direct and indirect changes in the brain when consumed in high quantities. It was found that the chemical can disrupt amino acid metabolism and structure, degrade nucleic acids, and interfere with the function of nerve cells and hormonal systems. It also appears to change the concentration of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.

Aspartame is used in more than 6,000 products around the world. It has been controversial since its introduction, with a number of studies linking it to cancer and neurological and behavioral disorders. Side effects have been reported by many people including headaches, insomnia and even seizures from aspartame consumption.

The FDA and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), however, continue to insist that the sweetener is safe.

You can’t imagine how hard soft drinks sweetened with Aspartame are on your body.
A must-see for anybody with a sweet tooth, this exposé reveals the dangers of Aspartame consumption.

Americans constantly obsess over the latest diet fads and skinny trends, yet we’re one of the unhealthiest nations on the planet.

According to the US Surgeon General, obesity plagues more than 30% of Americans, killing over 300,000 people every year! Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are also all on the rise, with one of the main culprits in this disturbing trend being sugar. Almost 20% of our daily calorie intake comes from refined white sugar. That works out to about 150 pounds of sugar per year!

Consumed in small amounts, sugar actually helps your metabolism and supplies a quick boost of energy. In excess, sugar adds nothing but empty calories to your body. Many people have recognized this and now opt for sugar free alternatives, allowing for the rise of the artificial sugar industry. The most prevalent artificial sugar in our food supply today is called aspartame, which is also recognized as NutraSweet or Equal. Aspartame has made its way into more than 6,000 products including almost all diet sodas, chewing gum, frozen desserts, yogurt, and even vitamins and cough drops.
200 times sweeter than sugar, aspartame is a combination of two amino acids: aspartic acid and phenylalanine.

Even though the safety of aspartame has been affirmed by the Food and Drug Administration 26 times in the past 23 years, the FDA has received more complaints about adverse reactions to aspartame than any other food ingredient in the agency’s history. In fact, at least 30% of the US population is sensitive to even moderate doses of aspartame and may suffer several symptoms. Immediate reactions include severe headaches, dizziness, attention difficulties, memory loss, throat swelling, and seizures.

Aspartame, the artificial sweetener found in many diet sodas and used as an ‘alternative’ sweetener, has been found recently to have detrimental – specifically, cancerous – effects.

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How Flu Shots Make You Prone to Disease

by Andre Evans - NaturalSociety

In the winter months, it’s easier to become susceptible to various diseases, especially the flu. A lack of sun exposure prevents you from taking in adequate amounts of vitamin D, which has powerful disease prevention properties. With the onset of colder months, many will consider flu shots in order to prevent them from contracting the seasonal flu. Despite this, they may not only be wasting their time, but possibly making themselves even more susceptible to disease by receiving one of these shots.

How Flu Shots Make You Prone to Disease

Annual flu shots have been shown to be largely ineffective in preventing the flu. Despite this, flu shots are not scorned, but encouraged. Sadly, intensive ad campaigns and pharmacy convenience will do little to increase their effectiveness.

If that weren’t concerning enough, the validity of this form of medicine is questioned further by the chemical contents within the shots themselves. Vaccine inserts describe in detail the effects of their thimerosal and cell tissue filled products. Injecting foreign bodies and heavy metals into your bloodstream, if it doesn’t maim you, would actually serve to weaken your immune system. This undeniably would make you more vulnerable to all forms of disease, including the flu.

What are effective methods for preventing the flu? Start with adequate nutrition. Avoid consuming large quantities of sugar, which offsets your immune system, and eat properly. You can also use supplements to maintain proper levels of nutrition in addition to a healthy diet.

Optimizing vitamin D levels can also slash your flu risk by nearly half. In colder months, the sun features less prominently, and vitamin D cannot be as easily gained by simply exposing yourself to sunlight. Using a form of supplementation for vitamin D can greatly increases your ability to fight off disease, along with its myriad of other benefits.

Furthermore, make sure to avoid stressing yourself out. Any level of emotional distress makes a person more susceptible to disease. Exercising regularly also plays a role in preventing disease.

Ultimately, being aware of the gamete of health threats, including those pushed as medicines is important in your pursuit of health and wellness, and vaccines are no exception.

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Study Shows Popular Drink Contains Carcinogens

By Anthony Gucciardi

A new report has found that carcinogenic ingredients are be hiding in many common apple and grape juice brands. These juice products, despite previous denial, have now been officially found to contain cancer-causing arsenic as well as traces of lead.

Arsenic exposure, of course, can increase your risk of developing cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. What is even more shocking is the fact that those most prone to health problems resulting from arsenic exposure are children – the very demographic in which popular juice products are directly marketed towards.

The bombshell report, released by Consumer Reports, tested 88 samples of apple and grape juice from 28 different brands. What the investigators found was quite shocking, especially if you are one of the many parents filling your child’s lunch with brand name juice boxes.

Roughly 10% of the samples from 5 different brands were found to have total arsenic levels rising above 10 parts per billion (ppb), the limit set by the FDA for bottled water. Even more concerning is the fact that the researchers also reported that high levels of lead were observed in some of these juice products.

Consumer Reports summarized the groundbreaking findings of the report:

“The resulting analysis of almost 3,000 study participants found that those reporting apple-juice consumption had on average 19% greater levels of total urinary arsenic than those subjects who did not, and those who reported drinking grape juice had 20% higher levels. The results might understate the correlation between juice consumption and urinary arsenic levels because NHANES urinary data exclude children younger than 6, who tend to be big juice drinkers. “

Findings highlight the value of home-made juice

A great way to avoid the toxic ingredients found in brand name juice products is to simply make your own. Utilizing an inexpensive juicer, you can prepare your own apple juice – full of nutrients and beneficial enzymes.

Besides, commercial juices are extremely nutrient depleted and loaded with excessive amounts of fructose. Starting your day off with fresh juice made from your own home with locally grown organic produce is a recipe for energy, mental clarity, and optimum health.

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The Benefits of Red Clover

Often times we don’t realize that much of the natural world around us offers fabulous means to cure and correct a lot of problems and conditions that are there. Understanding one of these substances like the red clover flower will really open your eyes to the possibility of natural health and well being in your life. There are many red clover benefits that you should know of. There have been much research done which has identified that this is one substance that can significantly boost your immune system and cleanses the body well. You will find that there are many benefits to this plant.

The edible flower is slightly sweet one and you can pull out petals and add them to the salad that you make. It is a nice way to add some flavor to summer iced tea. It has been traditionally used to help in cases of cancer and known to have significant benefits in strengthening the immune system. It is also effective in treating respiratory system problems and congestion in many cases. Resin in the plant is what contributes to red clover benefits in this case, which is warm, expectorating and has antimicrobial action on the body and the person.

Here are 10 Benefits of Red Clover

Red clover is a plant that grows in wild meadows, which animals graze on. It is also used for medicinal purposes because of the many reported red clover benefits. The red flowers of the red clover plant are dried and utilized as an herbal supplement due to their high concentration of chromium, niacin, thiamine, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and red clover isoflavones. This makes red clover a useful treatment for many common health conditions. If you are interested in adding a red clover supplement to your health routine, read over this list of top ten red clover benefits:

1. The isoflavones found in red clover may help to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind).

2. Red clover is a traditional method of treatment for cough in children.

3. Because of its estrogen-like properties, red clover tea may offer relieve for symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes.

4. Blood-flow appears to be improved by red clover, which acts by thinning the blood and preventing blood clots.

5. Studies on menopausal women who take red clover show that the red clover benefits arterial strength and flexibility.

6. Red clover herb extend to the bones, too. Studies show that red clover may increase bone density and slow bone loss in menopausal women.

7. The use of red clover to reverse and/or slow cancer has a long history, and studies show supportive evidence of red clover’s effectiveness as a supplemental cancer therapy. However, because of its estrogen-like qualities, red clover should not be used in the case of breast cancer.

8. Red clover extract side effects are rare and mild, and generally do not occur in users who take it on a short term (less than one year) basis.

9. Ointments made from red clover can be spread on the skin to relieve skin rashes, inflammations and irritations.

10. Red clover comes in several forms for easy consumption.

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The Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel and Juice

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