Michael J. Fox and Diet Pepsi

By jaydoubleyou23 Latest Reply 2014-10-01 22:18:04 -0500
Started 2014-09-27 20:18:12 -0500

I'd like to share this article and get everyone's thoughts!
I think this article proposes some great points and a good argument and I think it's a great possibility that aspartame could be linked to Parkinson disease for many reasons.
Let me just remind you I'm NOT saying that it's the cause of Parkinson disease. And I am definitely NOT saying that it's the only thing that promotes it.
I just find this interesting and like to share. :)

7 replies

GabbyPA 2014-09-28 07:43:24 -0500 Report

That was a very interesting article. Sad though, as I would expect any foundation to fight disease to look into every possibility. I have read a lot on the Rumsfeld connection to the continued use of aspartame and I think the article hit the nail on the head.

Just because something is "approved" or "legal" doesn't mean it's safe.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-09-28 11:10:14 -0500 Report

I think when it comes down to it, it's mostly based around profit more than anything. Could you imagine how much money they would lose if everyone found out what some of the ingredients could do ? I mean not just that, but any product we consume.

ReaderReader12 2014-09-28 06:02:02 -0500 Report

I have a friend who drinks diet coke after diet coke all day long. I worry about her. I drink mostly ice water, but have one Diet Mt. Dew a day. Just wanted something other than water and the flavors that I can add to water cost a lot of money. Then I went a couple of days without a Mt. Dew and had a terrible headache. Duh…no caffeine. I just thought good job Pam. Oh well, guess one a day isn't as bad as drinking it all day long. Still not the best idea I have ever had.

haoleboy 2014-09-27 22:32:09 -0500 Report

There is so much rhetoric and hyperbole on both sides of the aspartame issue it is hard to separate fact from fiction.
As someone who uses aspartame on a daily basis I am diligently working towards getting off of it … or better yet … perhaps they will come up with an affordable, natural sugar substitute.


jaydoubleyou23 2014-09-28 05:21:49 -0500 Report

I wish they would, too. Instead of mixing a series of harsh chemicals together why can't they take a more natural approach ?

haoleboy 2014-09-28 13:43:23 -0500 Report

Aspartame is so cheap … I pay about 1ยข per packet at the local Target.
Stevia is a natural sweetener but far from being affordable (certainly not in my budget) and finding it in a truly "pure and natural" form is becoming ,almost impossible unless you grow your own.
If I could stop drinking coffee I'd be golden.


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