26 feb. 2011

Aspartame warning for pregnant women

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Of great concern was the finding by Trocho, that formaldehyde tends to accumulate in the DNA and is difficult to remove. This means that drinking even a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame can eventually produce significant DNA damage to raise one's risk of cancer and other diseases. Today, over 5,000 products contain aspartame. It is also important to appreciate that we are exposed to a number of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, which can add to aspartame's toxicity.

There are sufficient studies on the effect of aspartame on the developing fetus to draw serious concern about the safety of this product. For example, it has been shown that aspartame in the dose accepted as safe by the FDA (50 mg/kg/day) can produce phenylalanine levels in a large number of women and their babies during pregnancy-large enough to produce abnormal development of the baby's brain. This is because phenylalanine interferes with the normal migration and connections of the developing brain. In my estimation, pregnant women should never consume foods containing aspartame at any level, for the reasons I have discussed. The aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol are all known to produce abnormal development of a baby's brain.

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http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm


14 feb. 2011

V day

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,
and she is never rude; she never thinks just of herself or ever gets annoyed. She never is resentful;
is never glad with sin; she's always glad to side with truth, Whene'er truth should win.
She bears up under everything; believes the best in all; there is no limit to her hope, and never will she fall.
- Saul of Tarsus (ISV 1Co 13)