Monday, March 5, 2012

Evil Aspartame

I used to be a Diet Coke addict.  Not just a little; I was totally and completely hooked, couldn't live without it!  I knew it wasn't good for me, but I didn't care.  It wasn't until I was pregnant with my 3rd child that I quit...cold turkey.  I was reading the book Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven, which is a book that outs the food industry, the FDA, and really just puts everything out there bluntly.  I was disgusted and honestly furious at some of the topics and that these things could be happening in America! 

Aspartame was a topic in the book that really hit home because of all of the Diet Coke I was consuming.  I started looking into it more personally and realized that I was feeding my family foods with containing aspartame, such as chewing gum. 
Now we are an aspartame-free household.  NOTHING will go into my family's mouths that contain this harsh chemical!

Check out this recent article containing the TOP 10 WORST SOURCES OF ASPARTAME

Do some research to become more familiar with the side effects and the obvious possible links that aspartame has to migraines, seizures, brain tumors and breast cancer (just to name a few).

It is a serious start to the week, but I feel like I need to put it out there.  Another one of my friends was just diagnosed with breast cancer last week.  If I share some of my personal beliefs about health with you, then I feel like I did my part it spreading the word about some of these unhealthy additives that are prevalent in many of the foods Americans consume today.

I have written several posts about our personal healthy living practices:
The Nitty Gritty: Chemicals and Additives we Avoid
Tap Water Containing Fluoride
Genetically Modified Foods
Raw Milk
Raw Milk Again
Fluoride Warning at Local Store

Have a great week!

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