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- June 28, 2003 at 11:50 am #249770
Hi Melissa and all,
The article you shared with the list, Melissa, points out another
thing no one has mentioned yet–the killing of your brain cells.
When I first heard about that several years ago (the medical field at
that time didn’t want you to know about it because there apparently
had been a relationship between the marketing of these products and
the medical world), I wasn’t sure it was anything more than myth
being promoted by the press or conflicting interest parties. But I
decided to put it to the test and gave up the ***two liters of
Nutrasweet-laced soda*** I was drinking *each day* from May through
October during the years we had been living in Arizona. I don’t take
heat well, it affects my health; but what I didn’t realize was I was
still having my health affected by what I was consuming.
One of my sons’ teachers happened to mention the harmful effects of
aspartame to me, and I figured I’d test out her theory that short
term memory was affected. I had nothing to lose. Every summer, I
did seem to go into a kind of burnout and struggled to write.
tested the theory and switched to club soda (and read the bottle to
be sure it had no Nutrasweet in it). That was the year I ended up
writing–in two weeks–a 12,000-word article for one of the national
newsstand magazines where I was a cover features writer–and not one
word was cut when that article was published.
Summer burnout is a thing of the past for me now. I haven’t used
Thanks again for making people aware, Melissa.
Budget101_ moderator and Ethnic Inexpensively columnist
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