But, even if you tend to believe them or you’d like to just ignore this info, that doesn’t change the fact that this can be causing you to feel ill. Whether that’s minor or major, now or tomorrow, it’s happening.
My holistic doctor told me about a patient he treated who had been diagnosed with MS. When he removed this one item from her daily routine, she got well again.
I ate an item with this in it a few months ago. I instantly felt unwell – my stomach bloated and gurgled and protested, and I felt sick. Because of the tiny print – and not bothering to dig my reading glasses out of my purse at the store! – I’d missed that it contained this. I normally avoid it like the plague.
Once you notice, you’re aware. Once you eliminate this, it’s easy to keep skipping it. And all of that breeds a better chance of you being well.
The killer item? Artificial sweeteners. Please don’t skip over this. Read on, and consider at least an experiment to see how you feel if you avoid these. Here are just a few ways these chemicals are killing your health:
• Many people drink diet soda to lose weight. Instead, it causes you to gain weight and raises your blood sugar level. In one study, those who consumed two or more diet sodas a day had waist sizes six times those of people who consumed none. Yes, six times larger!
• Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame destroy brain neurons, which leads to chronic illnesses such as headaches, seizures, strokes, heart disease, dementia and other brain disorders, and cancer.
• Artificial sweeteners saccharin and sucralose (Splenda) appear to be linked to the ever-growing cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
• It is thought that much of fibromyalgia, chronic depression and acid reflux may stem from the consumption of chemical agents approved by the FDA, including artificial sweeteners.
This doesn’t mean that your world of food has to narrow. We ate well pre-artificial sweeteners! And you can eat well today minus them, too. Anything on your list can be had minus these. You also can try out new sweeteners that, in time, you’ll grow to enjoy much more – as well as the fact they enhance your health, not destroy it.
Change just one thing, and only that. Say, if you drink diet soda, reduce the amount and eventually cut it out. Adapt; grow; move forward. Make it easy, not hard, and your adjustment to more natural foods will occur without you feeling deprived or frustrated.