Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

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Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Thanks to corruption in the FDA and USDA, deadly toxins are added to your food. Here’s how to avoid them.

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Major Toxin #1: Artificial Sweeteners (Aspartame)

Thousands of food and drinks, especially diet products, contain artificial sweeteners.

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

They are identified by many different names such as NutraSweet, Equal, Sweet and Low, Sunette, and others. This disguises their real names such as Aspartame, Saccharin, Cyclamate, Acessulfame-K, and others.

After being introduced, with much fanfare, Saccharin lost favor when, in 1970, it was found to cause cancer in laboratory animals. Interestingly, it remains on the market to this day, and the FDA loosened regulations in the year 2000 and no longer requires labeling for Saccharin.

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Aspartame accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA.

Today, Aspartame seems to be the primary artificial sweetener. It is used in most diet soda and flavored drinks. In addition, it is the sweetener of choice in many packaged food products, medications, supplements, and other items for human consumption. It is the NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful you find in most restaurant and grocery stores.

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

One 12-ounce can of an aspartame-sweetened soft drink contains about 30 milligrams (mg) of methanol. With this artificial sweetener found in over 80,000 products today, an individual can quite easily exceed 100 mg daily, thirteen times the maximum limit recommended by the EPA.

Your body isn’t able to detoxify the methanol in Aspartame. What your body does with it, is it converts it to formaldehyde and then into formic acid. These are both toxic metabolites. The result is metabolic acidosis. Also, the aspartic acid, as well as the phenylalanine, cause other problems specific to themselves.

Methanol is a deadly metabolic poison. One of the reasons methanol is so toxic is because the body lacks the necessary enzymes to detoxify it.

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Aspartame has also been repeatedly connected to, and may trigger or mimic the following conditions:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Multiple SclerosisYour Food Is Slowly Killing You
  • Epstein-Barr Syndrome
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Mercury sensitivity from amalgam fillings
  • Epilepsy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Erythematosis (SLE)

 

Read on for a rundown on major toxin #2, how to identify these toxins in your food, and how to minimize your exposure…

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time traveling around Europe, with pied-a-terre's in Zurich, London, Milan and Lyon, France. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 114 Comments

  1. Muriel Vargas

    The sad reality is that the government only wants our money. If they really care, they will never allow these products to be out in the market.

  2. Kristine Lucas

    MSG is a big no-no in our house. We don’t use preservatives because use organic seasonings.

  3. Horace Reyes

    It’s normal. We can’t change it. All we have to do is to accept the fact that we are poisoning ourselves.

  4. Maureen Owen

    If we avoid these, what about our food? It will be tasteless, and we will never enjoy eating. Let’s just be careful about how many toxins are we going to take.

  5. Shannon Gutierrez

    Yes! thank you, Hilary! It is an eye-opener for those people who did not believe that the government is fooling us. They only want the money from the distributors.

  6. Renee Griffith

    The difference between the people who took a lot of toxins in his/her body and people who carefully eat their food is base on their body.

  7. Ana Drake

    If you want to avoid toxin foods, they don’t eat. Haha! I am not kidding. There’s another way, plant your own veggies, and don’t use any seasonings on that.

  8. Leslie Smith

    Health is not a state of perfection, but a state of wholeness. Food is intricately connected to self-love.

  9. Matt Harper

    I don’t care about this article. I love eating bacon, pasta, and hotdogs. I won’t die because of starving.

  10. Tami Washington

    We can’t blame the government because it is not their fault. If we are just a responsible person, and we pay attention to what we are eating.

    • Katherine Turner

      We can blame them because in the first place, why would they approve that if they know that it can harm our health? It is all about the money, dear.

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