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Splenda Caused 14 months of Sickness
by Un-named Author
I had used Splenda for many years and thought that it was OK and "healthy" to use.
I started experiencing severe light-headedness. It would only last a few days, then come back again a few weeks later. I had gone to the doctor and they thought that it was allergies, Went to the ENT, he thought it was Meniere's disease, had my heart tested, had an ultrasound of my carotid artery, and so many other tests done. Nothing came back as the reason for the light-headedness.
Then, the symptoms became worse with numbness, slurred speach, confusion, and my knees would buckle when I would stand. I was refered to a neurologist where I had a brain MRI which showed two large legions on my brain. He said that this looks like MS, we just need to do some more testing. So, I had an MRI of my spine and also a spinal tap. Everything came back negative.
A friend had sent me an article regarding artificial sweetners and how long term use can actually mimic MS. What??? Come to find out, there has never been any long term testing on humans, and, as you stated above, the public is their long term testing.
I stopped using Splenda about 4 months ago and feel fantastic! Never a symptom again!
How can this stuff, or most of our food for that matter, be approved by the FDA for human consumption? Why don't the doctors know about this? Why did I have to spend my $3000 deductable and take countless numbers of days off of work? Why did I have to spend 14 months feeling like crap just to find out through my own research that it was the Splenda causing all of this? We all know the answer to these questions! lol Very frustrating!
I would recomend that everyone stay way from artificial anything. It is so toxic to our bodies. Enough so that it almost gets us misdiagnosed with MS.
I am in a way glad that this all happened because now I am persuing a career in nutrition/herbalism. If we can stop the demand of toxic food, maybe one day the scales will tilt to having health, non-lab produced food for everyone!