Even soy can be damaging to your body when eaten in great abundance.
Vegetarians faced with the challenge of finding protein in other food sources are cautioned against too much daily intake of soy, because it’s found in so many vegetarian products. However, soy is a great nutritional source in smaller doses — unlike aspartame, which isn’t healthful at all. So what makes anyone think that, with the vast majority of our dietary products now containing aspartame, that aspartame can’t possibly be unsafe?
Dr. Gross protests the increase of Aspartame’s ADI
Near the bottom of page 60 of the GAO report it is disclosed that the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of aspartame was raised from 20 mgm per kgm bodyweight to 50 mgm/kgm body-weight after aspartame was approved for use in carbonated beverages and after it became evident to the FDA that very young children could potentially consume almost 50 mgm per kgm body-weight of it per day.
And consider this good sense advise from CSPI (Center for Science In the Public Interest):
The new study, conducted by the respected Ramazzini Foundation and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found statistically significant increases in lymphomas and leukemias in rats that were fed 100 milligrams of the sweetener per kilogram of body weight — an amount several times higher than what some people consume. A lower amount, 20 milligrams per kilogram, also caused an increase, but it was not statistically significant.
“Because aspartame is so widely consumed, it is urgent that the FDA evaluate whether aspartame still poses a ‘reasonable certainty of no harm,’ the standard used for gauging the safety of food additives,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “But consumers, particularly parents, shouldn’t wait for the FDA to act.
The Acceptable Daily Intake of aspartame in the United States is 50 mg per kg of body weight. The new study looked at doses less than that (20 mg per kg) and greater (100 mg per kg). Though few people would consume aspartame at the higher dose, the lower dose is equivalent to a 50-pound child drinking 2 1⁄2 cans of diet soda per day, or a 150-pound adult drinking about 7 1⁄2 cans of diet soda per day.
But remember that aspartame is now in practically everything! Our chewing gum, diet sodas, dietary supplements, etc. Do your homework; find out what you’re really taking in daily by adding up all the products you consume that contain aspartame…
What? So they don’t actually tell you how much aspartame is in your chewing gum or your soda?
That’s right. They just have to tell you what’s in the product, not how much of it they’re using (read: how much you’re ingesting). Have you ever noticed you only get a true disclosure for vitamins and minerals? So read a little about how your body metabolizes aspartame, how it recomposes when heated — and if you still want to ingest this synthetic substance, or give it to your children and allow them to be guinea pigs or statistics to catalyze an FDA reevaluation, this is, indeed, a free country.
We’re not made of stone, nor are we forever resilient — and some diseases and substances take a hefty toll (just ask my father). There are some of us who really want to make the right decisions about how we live and eat. Knowledge is key. And I’d really like to say that knowledge is free, as well, but it hasn’t been totally without cost for those who’ve chosen to bring this information to the forefront. I can attest to that fact because, since my father’s death, I’ve personally had a little taste of the price to be paid. Someone out there has a whole lot of interest in you, the public, not hearing what’s being said about aspartame.
When I first began taking care of dad’s site, it was simply because I’d promised. And truthfully, while I was proud of him, there was just a little bit of resentment set aside for this cause that was so near and dear to my dad’s heart, because it literally stole time from me, from my mother, my family — even in the end when dad’s time was quickly running out.
It didn’t take long for me to realize — through the countless emails DORway receives, and through the threats that “I take the site down if I know what’s in my best interest.” And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve had hate mail from people I could easily trace to the aspartame payroll. Someone anonymously sent dossiers to my private (unlisted) residence — thick packets about people involved in this campaign – in an attempt to muddy their names so I would disassociate.
Now, I have to ask, WHY would people care so damned much that we’re simply sharing information?
Isn’t this America where we are free to make up our own minds? You don’t see me accosting people at work who are putting Equal into their coffee. You don’t see me writing hate mail to people who feel the need to defend this product. You don’t see me going out of my way to compile thick dossiers with information that has absolutely nothing to do with aspartame or the fight to keep it off the market. You do see me continuing to pay for this Web site that my father created through literally blood, sweat and tears.
DORway sits quietly, not seeking you out, but available if you care to visit. What you’ll find here is one man’s determination to share his discovery with other folks, in hopes that you won’t suffer the same fate he did. And you’ll find corroboration from other victims, doctors and even ex-FDA officials.
So standing on the sidelines of this campaign — and yes, that’s where I remain, because I can’t claim to be an expert — I can see VERY clearly. And what I see is the dirty underbelly of commercialism. I see powerful lobbyists trying awfully hard to keep a paycheck, and fighting even harder against the right of each individual to at least be able to hear the other side of the story.
So, I ask you, which side are you on? I can tell you which side I’m on — your side — my side — the side of my children. And that, very simply, is why DORway remains. I feel strongly in the right of individuals to make up their own educated minds. If, after reading the free, no-strings-attached information provided on DORway, you’re fine with dumping EQUAL into your coffee, it’s your right to do so. It’s your mind, after all, your body. Your children.
Just remember what they say… “You are what you eat.”