- "The fact that aspartame fattens people is generally
well known. We have all seen the post cards and comics that depict an overweight
person with a Diet Coke in one hand while reaching for a bowl of corn chips
with the other hand. The reason aspartame so strikingly stimulates the
appetite is it provides over half of its content in a form of a phenylalanine
- The amino acid phenylalanine outcompetes all the other
at enzyme sites in the body. This suppresses the formation of dopamine
from tyrosine and the formation of serotonin from tryptophan. The serotonin
is the neurotransmitter that reports carbohydrate metabolism. When your
serotonin levels are not allowed to raise as they normally do when you
eat carbohydrates you crave more and more food. The dopamine is the neurotransmitter
that lets you feel satisfied, so when you use aspartame you have unsatisfiable
cravings. The aspartame also poisons your metabolism so you cannot burn
- One of the major components of the aspartame molecule
is methyl alcohol. Methyl alcohol has long been recognized in medicine
for its ability to block metabolism. For this reason when doctors see somebody
who has been poisoned by ingesting methyl alcohol or methyl esters they
can accurately predict the patient will develop a severe acidosis because
the food cannot be metabolized in the normal manner and the breakdown products
of the methyl alcohol in addition to the acids developed from the blocked
metabolism gravely endanger the patients life. NutraSweet, is a very aggravated
form of methyl alcohol poisoning.
- Moreover, the neuroexcitotoxins act in the brain to stimulate
appetite. This is why manufacturers put it into foods. It does not actually
change the taste of food at all, but the food taste better to you because
your appetite has been stimulated.
- Arsenic is routinely included in chicken food when the
chickens are being raised for meat production because it poisons the metabolism
and the chickens don't burn off the calories, they turn it into fat, and
thus they produce rapid weight gain for the farmer.
- When the FDA first looked at this molecule they held
aspartame off the market for many years because it is a potent chelating
agent which carries many heavy metals including arsenic into the body.
The heavy metal poisoning from Nutrasweet also poisons your metabolism,
blocks the burning of calories and on the long haul this virtually irreversible
poisoning from heavy metals will continue to encourage weight gain."
- James Bowen, M.D.
- More information on aspartame www.dorway.com See last
page of protest of National Soft Drink Assoc - on aspartame making you
crave carbohydrates Also see Dr. Sandra Cabot's position paper titled Aspartame
Makes You Fatter
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