Dr. W, ( a professor of psychiatry) told the New York Times that in 92 independently funded studies, 84 identified adverse health effects from aspartame. Dr. W added that in a mental health facility where he is clinical director, he observed that aspartame intake is an aggravating factor in people with depession and bipolar.
Bipolar patients might also consider lithium orotate. This was in a newsletter 2/06/07 by Dr. S, M.D. who found lithium orotate was a means of assisting those with bipolar disorder.
Dr. S adds that whenever addressing a health issue as serious as bipolar disorder, a doctor should be consulted, perferably one informed about nutrition and alternative health care.
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