Eliminate aspartame/phenylalanine from her diet and see if symptoms improve. Google aspartame and the 6000+ foods/drinks it's now in. This chemical that is loosely labeled as a safe artificial sweetener is in gum, breath mints, light or diet drinks and drink mixes (Crystal Light for one), light yogurt (Yoplait for one), candy, cookies, you need to read each and every single label if you want this very harmful chemical out of the body. 5 hour energy drinks and the like, are other examples. Here are the words to look for:
When this chemical is ingested, it can turn into a form of formaldehyde, since it's the very chemical, along with others, that is used to create formaldehyde (what they embalm dead people with).
Sorbitol isn't any better for us, although it doesn't seem to have the 92 symptoms or side effects that aspartame can induce.
Just google it and you'll be shocked at all the various health ailments and very serious ones (brain tumors, seizures) aspartame is linked to. And yet the FDA won't ban it, they are ignoring requests to ban it from health officials.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99, Cochlear Meniere's Disease
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Cholestyramine 1 T daily
- Eliminated aspartame, caffeine and alcohol from diet.