Avoid Brain Toxins
by Kevin Trudeau
There is more to saving your memory than giving your brain some of the nutrients it needs. You also need to avoid poisoning it. There are several chemicals added to our foods that can trigger “Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson’s and ALS (Lou Gerig’s). MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is one of them. It’s easier to do than the other- aspartame.
You know aspartame by the alias NutraSweet or equal. It is the sweetener that won’t effect your blood sugar levels or contribute directly to weight gain. The problem is, aspartame destroys nerve cells and can contribute to brain and nervous system disorders. It truly is a toxin hidden in many processed foods.
On the surface, aspartame looks safe. After all, it’s just a mixture of two amino acids; aspartic acid and phenylalanine. But aspartame acts like an excitotoxin, and excitotoxins are dangerous. Let me explain. Some chemicals like aspartame and the glutamate in MSG, when consumed in large enough quantities, cause neurons (nerve cells) to become excited and speed up until they are exhausted. Then they suddenly die.
If you consume enough aspartame, you risk damaging neurons in your brain and in other areas throughout your body, especially if you’re particularly sensitive to this chemical and an aspartame reactor.
Dr. H.J. Roberts, a Florida physician and author of a 1000-page book on the subject, found that aspartame is associated with a particularly virulent form of brain cancer with a very high mortality rate. It also, he says, can trigger numerous other diseases that are not fatal. While most people who use aspartame won’t get brain cancer, there are many health problems associated with its use like memory loss, headaches, dizziness, depression, irritability, vision and hearing problems and more.
Memory Loss and Confusion were side effects experienced by more than 30% of aspartame reactors. The majority of them 62% consumed diet drinks. Their impaired memory increased after ingesting products with aspartame. Diabetics who use large quantities of aspartame and have diabetic dementia may need to give it up to regain their memory.
Depression and Bi-Polar disorder can be triggered by aspartame. 23% of 1200 aspartame reactors suffered from depression, and a few had bi-polar disorder (manic-depression). Phenylalanine, one of the chemicals in aspartame, stimulates the central nervous system and may trigger bi-polar symptoms. Let’s face it. It’s difficult to feel sharp when you’re depressed. Avoiding aspartame could be a simple solution to your depression.
It’s important to note that these symptoms are not limited to aspartame reactors. In a double blind study conducted in 1993, aspartame was given to a group of people with diagnosed depression and a group that was not depressed. Aspartame triggered symptoms of depression, headache, fatigue, memory loss, and nervousness only in those who were already depressed. So aspartame can make a depressed person even more depressed.
Aspartame is everywhere, in over 5,000 foods and beverages. It’s an important ingredient in foods for dieters and diabetics. Although you may get away with occasional eating something with a tiny amount of aspartame, eating large quantities can lead to degenerate brain disease. Frankly, I don’t think it’s worth the risk.
Check the ingredients!!! Almost all chewing gums, including many at health food stores are sweetened with artificial sweeteners. The tissues in your mouth are extremely absorbent, so the length of time these sweeteners are in direct contact with these sensitive tissue can be for hours, and are passed undiluted into the blood stream. At least a food that is chewed and swallowed has stomach acid, intestines and liver to act as a partial buffer. Watch what you chew on!
SACCHARIN is an artificial sweetener, which has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. There are warning labels on all my containers in which saccharin is an ingredient. Aspartame comes under the brand name NUTRASWEET and has been linked to convulsions, depression, insomnia, irritability, weakness, dizziness, headaches,mood changes and mental