Aspartame Linked To MS?

aspartame_2013If you’ve got a chronic illness like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or Lyme disease, you’re probably following your doctor’s advice to eat healthy, reduce stress, maybe even drink green drinks or take supplements.

Take the artificial sweetener aspartame, for example. It’s a synthetic chemical composed of the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid, and it’s found in NutraSweet, Equal, Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, as well as sugar-free gums, candies, yogurts, breakfast cereals, and hundreds of other products that kids and adults eat (like sugar-free Kool-Aid, Jell-O pudding and some Popsicles).

According to the book While Science Sleeps, an in-depth analysis of the medical and scientific literature written by food scientist Woodrow Monte, Ph.D., there appears to be a link between brain lesions found in MS patients and aspartame.

The book reveals that MS symptoms are identical to those of methanol poisoning. Methanol is contained in aspartame and is metabolized into deadly formaldehyde within the brain.