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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    The sweetener that your grandmother used back then would have been saccharin, which has been in use since at least before the Second World War, because I remember people talking about using it when they could not get sugar due to food rationing.
    Although it has been said to be bad for you, as far as I know it has never produced seizures, or any of the other side effects that can come from aspartame, and it is still on the market.
    Splenda, although not supposed to be good for you either, is also different from aspartame, which is the sweetener that @Frank Sanoica is talking about.
    And I don't think that Frank was trying to deny that people die from alcoholism, either; but he was trying to point out that you can die from wood alcohol, because it is not safe to drink in ANY quantities. A few sips of grain alcohol is not likely to kill a person outright like the same amount of wood alcohol would do.
     
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    That's what I meant about alcoholics dying, Bobby. I was thinking drinking a lot causes cirrhosis and death, not drinking in moderation.

    Yes, I know wood alcohol is poisonous. I e heard alcoholics that were desperate and drank it.

    I don't know about aspartame and seizures. I personally don't know anyone that's had one except my sister in law from England but she takes meds and hasn't had one since I've known her which is about 40 years. She also doesn't drink any diet pop or use sweeteners but I don't think that's the reason. She's into natural with everything. She's also the only one I know who weight watchers worked for.


    What's in equal? I used to use that before Splenda came out. Maybe I should go back to saccharin.
     
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    Here is what Dr. Mercola has reported about aspartame. There is a lot of other information about aspartame and its side effects, including the seizures online besides Mercola.
    One webpage showed the results of a study with mice, and literally all of them who were give more than a low dose of aspartame had seizures, and one diied partway through the study.
    Although they probably didn't record it from the animal studies, other studies with humans has shown neurological side effects, such as depression, being caused by aspartame, as well as the more common side effects of migraines, asthma, and IBS.
    http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/hidden_dangers.htm
     
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    My daughter stopped drinking Diet Coke hoping to stop her migraines but it hasn't. She doesn't drink Diet Coke anymore though anyway or use aspartame but she still gets the migraines.

    We don't have seizures or even asthma or IBS in anyone in my family but we sure do have many with migraines and a few with motion sickness.

    The ones that get migraines get motion sick too, except me. My migraines are also a lot milder than my daughter's or sister's. A few nieces also get the migraine and motion sickness.

    I can't say wether aspartame caused the migraines but most of these relatives that I mentioned didn't drink diet drinks or use sweetener except my daughter and she quit a few years ago.

    I'll look it up on another site, mercola is one I don't trust.
     
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    I don't have a lot of confidence in the Mercola site, either. I can find a lot of evidence that aspartame is harmless. I never believed that saccharine was harmful, either. Many years later, it turns out that I was right. I never quit using it.

    As for the alleged harmful side effects:
    I have never had a headache. I don't get dizzy. I don't have seizures. My memory is pretty good for an old fart. I don't have mood changes. My doctor checks my kidney function, liver function and everything else once a year. If I had any damage from aspartame, surely it would show up in the tests. I think the supposed dangers of aspartame have been greatly over hyped.
     
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    I agree Shirley. My daughter specifically quit drinking diet coke hoping it would stop her migraines and she gets them just the same.
     
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