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The Scandal of Aspartame | March 4, 2018

You probably already know that aspartame is a no-no.  But just in case you weren’t sure why, here are the reasons and the scandal…

For 16 years, the FDA refused to approve aspartame.

The FDA’s own toxicologist told Congress that: “Without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment, which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause cancer.” — FDA Toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross

It was finally accepted (for political reasons that are too scandalous to write about here) and here are the results:

For starters, medical authorities estimate that aspartame has brought more complaints to the FDA than any other additive.

Specifically, over the years, various reports have implicated aspartame in headaches, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma, and cancer.

It also appears to worsen or mimic the symptoms of such conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADHD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, and depression…

In fact, aspartame is responsible for 75 percent of such complaints to that agency.

And, after receiving some 10,000 consumer complaints, the FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms linked to aspartame — including death.


Because aspartame attacks your body at the cellular level so it can negate all kinds of medications Americans take, including antidepressants, Coumadin, cardiac drugs, hormones, insulin, vaccines, and many others.

In short, it is a deadly neurotoxic drug masquerading as a harmless additive.


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  1. Thanks for posting this again, Phyllis. My son had 3 tonic-clonic seizures (with severe vomiting) after ingesting Children’s Chewable Allegra for seasonal allergies. Strangely, Children’s Liquid Allegra does not contain Aspartame, but the chewable tablets do. NO neurologist — NOT ONE — ever warned us about Aspartame. We had to figure it out for ourselves.

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    Comment by Martha — March 4, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

  2. So WHY ? Are we who have seizures, suppose to accept the reasons some of us can have more seizures are from the foods & drinks we have in our diet or the dietary foods & drinks which have added ASPARTAME in them, causes more seizures in the people that consume them ? Are we also to use the toothpastes saturated with ASPARTAME, or drink diet drinks knowing that ”’through saliva is the quickest way to get something to the brain”’ ? Where is the EXTREME OUTRAGE here, as this would not happen to any innocent animal, birds or any wildlife, but a human being is okay to have these things happen to. You can say the same things that can be said for MONOSODIUMGLUTAMATE aka MSG, and that the facts,, according to an EFA report a few years ago that obese & overweight people are prone to have MORE seizures, than people who have the average to below average body weight. Also have no NON-GMO foods either, as the MSG’s & other toxins in them will cause seizures, just as any diet fantasy foods fixed in a microwave are safe foods to eat to lose weight advertised on TV on the weekends. Sure they are, and I could show you the bruises & scars from what these foods & drinks would do if I ever ate them to lose 5 pounds a day or 1 pound a day. MSG & ASPARTAME are in everything, even the generic name AED’s to all other neurological drugs & the OTC drugs & toothpastes, except for A&H Peroxide & Baking Soda brand. Some of them though are not as SAFE & GOOD to use as they use to ALL be safe to brush your teeth with. ”Use to” days are gone. Think now,, WHY was there only in 1975 no more than 10 MILLION with a seizure condition in those glory days, yet now in 2018 closer to 70 MILLION than 65 have a seizure condition they are suffering more from today from a TOXIC & CONTAMINATED FOOD & DRUG SUPPLY with all excitotoxins & carcinogens killing people from cancers & neurological conditions. FDA, with the food & drug cartels have the best of both worlds knowing the 2 MSG & ASPARTAME are classified as both carcinogen & excitotoxin, which both causes seizures, & can kill people from toxic reactions to a clearly chemical imbalance of the human brain. They all know this but cares less & less to do anything about it because pf a LOSS OF MONEY from the drug & food industries not allowing any words being said against them. Dr. Russell Blaylock explains it all better than I do. I just live it.

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    Comment by C D — March 4, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

    • Well, the fact that Donald Rumsford was on the Board of Searle, doesn’t help. Just follow the politics and the $$$$.


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 4, 2018 @ 3:41 PM

  3. My new email address is garrydcarrier@gmail.com

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    Comment by garrycarrier@dccnet.com — March 4, 2018 @ 5:47 PM

  4. Phyllis-

    If only this aspartame info had been found out before it was put on the market.

    I had been using it, and had a dull headache every day of my life.

    I finally read something about reactions to the aspartame, so told my mother to ‘please’ be careful and leave out the aspartame for several days. My headache left me.

    So- then I told mom to go ahead and fix food like she had done before. Headache back.

    Very good article. It would be good for everyone (besides just epileptics) People need to be educated on this matter before it is too late- how might it effect people who do not have any problems as yet. There needs to be an article submitted to newspapers so everyone can read it.


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    Comment by Karen Frandsen — March 5, 2018 @ 12:57 AM

  5. Thanks so much for sharing, Phylis! As always, good info. To think I used to live on this stuff years ago in a vain attempt to lose weight! Even when I was a little girl, I tried to emulate my dad and make him stay at home by drinking Tab! It tasted like gasoline!

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    Comment by megambon2164 — March 5, 2018 @ 7:50 AM

  6. Great informative article.
    Very sad to know, people are expendable for corporate empires financial gains, while those entrusted, authorized & responsible to “protect & serve” the public choose to ignore the duty & obligations of the “public service” they claim to represent for their self-serving benefits.
    Let’s hope, ordinary people are learning hard lessons on how to save their lives, from the entrapmentes of the death merchants.

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    Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — March 5, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

  7. It’s a shame that those with the power put it in the wrong place, not giving a hoot for other’s health and safety. 😦

    (I guess that’s exactly what you said — in a more profound manner!)


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 5, 2018 @ 4:14 PM

    • Basically Philis, Society failing to hold accountable the public institutions & authorities for their public diservices,
      obligations & responsibilities or the corporate empires for the outcome or effects of their products, the failure will only encourage corruption, gambling with helpless human lives for profit.
      If FDA represents public interest, FDA needs to protect the public from harmful corporate products.

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      Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — March 6, 2018 @ 6:31 AM

      • Corruption is what Searle (literally) was all about vis a vis Aspartame.

        And the FDA are watching dogs, only when they feel like looking.


        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — March 6, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

  8. Reblogged this on catsissie.


    Comment by catsissie — March 7, 2018 @ 1:51 AM

  9. so true , now they put it in certain OTC meds .. ie: melatonin, , even peanut butter , which many give to pets BIG NO NO too , ALWAYS , ALWAYS read the labels .. been doing this for 10 yrs now , may take time while shopping ,

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    Comment by Cathy Flowers — March 10, 2021 @ 9:40 AM

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    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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