Must See DVD

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2008-06-28 01:55:06 -0500
Started 2008-06-27 12:36:26 -0500

Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World by Sound and Fury Production and Cori Brackett.

I am a fan, and they say that everything in my post is false, so I am confused somewhat.

However: I had recently discovered the nasty truth about aspertame here on our site. I hear so many of you with the ailements that can be caused by consumption of this sweetner. Why do these things seem so high in people like us? Could it be that in our efforts to keep our sugars low, we are poisoning ourselves one sip at a time? I know to many of you this is old news. To me it was an urban legend that got passed around on the net.(according to it is just a lie) Now I am not so sure.

This documentary is filled with interviews and frist hand accounts of the toxic way this sweetner got into the market and into our bodies. I have been using it for years, thinking it was safer than sacrin. My mom and I watched the DVD together and decided that we are just going to have to learn to consume things unsweetened. We pulled out everything in our pantry that has it as an ingredient and threw it away. If it says "Sugar
Free", "Light", "Low Calorie" or similar, read the lable.
I am not so trusting of Splenda right now either, but have not gotten the book I ordered about it yet.
If you get an opportunity to watch it, do so. I bought my copy on
JP has shared great stories concerning this. If any of you have stories, please share.

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JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-06-27 13:29:11 -0500 Report

I have first hand experience proving that is not a reliable source for this. I know of a doctor in Michigan that has been studying aspartame side effects for 15 years and he has proof that it is poison for 'some' people. There are 100's of other studies too. I myself as you probably have read on here was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and they weren't convinced that I didn't have Multiple Sclerosis and now since I stopped consuming Aspartame 2.5 - 3 months ago, all my symptoms are gone. The thing to remember is that it doesn't affect all people this way. Most people can eat or drink food with it in and have no issues, which is why the FDA won't ban it. They won't ban it until a certain number of people die from it. I am one of the unlucky ones that has a sensitivity to it causing Neurological issues. From what I know now, I wouldn't say that you shouldn't use it but be careful because there isn't a test to tell who's sensitive to it and who's not…
I've read so much research on this in the last year and none of it is conflicting. I'd say needs to do their own research and not just pass it off as false until they know the facts.

Just my two cents
*Judy (JP)

GabbyPA 2008-06-28 01:55:06 -0500 Report

Thanks JP. You are one of the reasons I started looking more into this. It is a frightening. I suppose there are always two sides to the coin, but my mom and I agreed that we would see how we feel once we eliminate it from our diets. We had already switched over to Splenda pretty much, but now I am using Stevia and Xylitol and raw sugar if the recipie doesn't call for much.

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