Vow to purge Aspartame from diet - possibly rid yourself of Migraines

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   Posted 12/23/2013 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I had no idea how harmful Aspartame is until this past Summer. FYI, it's a neurotoxin in so many of our drinks and food items (6000+ and counting). Aspartame hides under about a dozen names, to trick and fool consumers into buying "safe to consume" processed food products.

Google the dangers involved with this artificial sweetener and you'll be as shocked and outraged as I was, we are all ingesting this chemical on a daily basis and often times, we don't even realize it.

I no longer have headaches, used to wake up with them, go to sleep with them, etc. First time in 42 years! I also gave up caffeine but I had given up caffeine in the past (for pregnancies but still had headaches).

I swear I had no idea how toxic Aspartame truly is.

You have nothing to lose by going off Aspartame and it's pseudo names (second most common name is Phenylalanine). BTW, don't dismiss this topic by saying to yourself, I don't drink diet sodas so I know I'm not ingesting Aspartame. Think again, it's in practically everything. It might be easier to list what it's not in.

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   Posted 12/26/2013 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I stopped eating and drinking stuff with artificial sweeteners quite a while back and I still get migraines. I am going to try to be more conscious of keeping track of what I consumed when I get a migraine in the future, maybe there is something hiding in the foods I have been eating.
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   Posted 12/26/2013 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to read you are still experiencing migraines even though you went off artificial sweeteners. I will say that when I sat down at this computer more than once when I learned how harmful they are, one revelation led to another and so on. I was horrified to read what types of chemicals are in our food products!

Food dyes are very harmful too. You could try eliminating them from your diet. I no longer buy Kraft Mac & Cheese mixes, for example and for xmas this season, I was on the fence about colored sugar for our cookies. At first I announced we wouldn't use any food coloring but I relented. Shouldn't have though, I kept meaning to get up to my local health food store to see if they had safer food dyes. Or I meant to go online and try to find a few. I know when I steam vegetables such as broccoli I notice the water in the pan is dark green. I wonder if that would be a healthier food dye option. But then cookie dough would taste like a vegetable. Ack, I don't know where I'm going with this reply but I did want to say, keep reading ingredient lists and possibly begin a food diary. You could very sensitive to one specific chemical additive. I know I can't eat red devil chocolate cake - if I do I will wake up the next day with a massive headache.
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