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Are Your Diet Sodas Killing You? Results from My Aspartame Experiment Paperback – November 30, 2010
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Victoria Inness-Brown was graduated from the University of California, San Diego with bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics. For over thirty years she has worked as an award-winning technical writer for numerous high-tech companies.
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Victoria's experiment reminds me of an experiment done by a housewives co-op in Japan about 20 or more years ago. The housewives were worried that the traces of chemicals used in dishwashing liquid that were left on plates etc., might be affecting the health of their families. To test their hypothesis they collected a number of fish aquariums and set them up with goldfish. They then bought dishwashing soap from supermarkets (and from Amway!) as well as old fashioned bars of pure soap. The only soap that did not kill the goldfish was the old fashioned soap. When they published their findings (this was before the days of the internet) it created quite a stir and caused manufacturers to reformulate their products.
Let's face it, manufacturers listen to the public. I believe that once enough people learn about the deadly dangers of aspartame they will stop buying it and the products it is contained in. Once it becomes common knowledge that aspartame causes tumors, aspartame will get shelved.
It is obvious that the USA FDA and food safety departments around the world do not have the best interests (or health) of us ordinary folk in mind. They shake hands with a smile with all the big food conglomerates. (For the Ajinomoto company in Japan, it is of course a deep bow.) I am convinced that the FDA does not care about you or me. One only has to look at the hundreds of approved flavors, colors and additives that have been directly connected to health problems in large populations to know that they are in bed with criminals!
I have bought several copies of this book and given it to doctors and research scientists that I know through my work. They were blown away by it. They felt they were reading a full blown scientific research paper! Needless to say, they have stopped consuming all aspartame containing products, both for themselves and their families.
Buy this book. Give it to your friends, give it to your doctor! Get the word out.
The results of her experiment are thoroughly documented, beautifully illustrated, convincingly described and user friendly. The text is clearly written and easy to understand. You are left at the end with absolutely no doubt as to whether or not aspartame causes tumors and other serious health problems. After reading the book, I, for one, wanted to immediately send a copy to everyone I know who uses products containing aspartame (and it's in over 6,000 consumables, according to the author, under various brand names).
The story of how aspartame got approved for use by the FDA is sad and disappointing, and further emphasizes the importance of Ms. Inness-Brown's work in terms of getting the truth about its dangers. A bonus is the additional material she includes about the possible effects on health of ambient noise; genetically modified foods; chemicals in our tap water; pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins in grains and other foods; hormones in meat and fish; and even the use of plastic water bottles that have been heated.
I found this book invaluable - a resource to be shared as widely as possible.