This year at New Life we are taking more steps to ensure you have even more amazing opportunities to become truly healthy. Now on the agenda for 2020 are 5 workshops that you will be able to come to with friends and family and learn what is needed in order for you to live in optimal health. In early March we will be launching our first initiative – “Advanced Nutrition – Simplified”. Details will be posted as we get closer, in the meantime we press into making sure you have every opportunity to excel by removing barriers. This might be a big one for you, your kids or someone else you know (please pass this onto them!)
I am very concerned with the increasing use of artificial sweeteners, especially by children. The most widely used of these is ASPARTAME, marketed as “NutraSweet”, “Equal”, and “Spoonful”. At a World Environmental Conference, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that there was an increasing epidemic of Multiple Sclerosis and Systemic Lupus, thought to be accelerated by a then unknown toxin. It was soon discovered that the toxin in question was Aspartame.
When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the methanol in Aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which then causes metabolic acidosis. If you think this is not a problem, think again. Your body temperature hovers around 98.6 degrees, perfect conditions for aspartame to be converted to formaldehyde. This then multiple issues and even deteriorates the retina in your eye. (Formaldehyde is grouped in the same drug class as cyanide and arsenic – deadly poisons. It is also used to embalm corpses and as a preservative in vaccines. It has no business being in your child.)
Aspartame changes the brain’s chemistry and has been responsible for many neurological problems such as seizures, manic depression, rage, violence, and more. Methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis and causes people to be mis-diagnosed with MS.
In the case of Systemic Lupus, it is becoming rampant especially among Cola drinkers and chewing gum users. It is often triggered by Aspartame. With continued use, it can be life threatening. When kids get off Aspartame, those with Systemic Lupus and MS (actually methanol toxicity) usually become asymptomatic but unfortunately, the damage caused cannot be reversed. Also, if you are suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in the legs, cramping, dizziness, headaches, joint pains, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss, you may be suffering from Aspartame Disease.
This product is being promoted to children as a weight-loss sweetener, but nothing could be further from the truth. Aspartame actually makes one crave carbohydrates. Dr. Roberts, a diabetic specialist and a world expert on aspartame poisoning, stated at a Congressional hearing recently, that the average weight loss was 19 lbs. in people who got off this chemical.
Why has this chemical not been taken off the market? Simple . . . the manufacturer, funds the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Assoc., U.S. Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians.
For safe and sweet alternatives to you can try raw and unpasteurized honey, dark molasses, coconut sugar and demerara sugar, all available at your local health food store. Better still, try to avoid all simple sugars and replace them with berries and fruits. Dried berries and fruits can also be an excellent alternative.
Dr. Brad and the New Life Team