[ExI] aspartame done me wrong

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Thu Jun 11 13:07:40 UTC 2009

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009, Damien Broderick wrote:

> >As far as I know, aspartame is most widely used (it is - or was - part of
> >some dietetic drinks). Sometimes under different names. So I think it is
> >possible, that its availability might have been a factor in its perceived
> >harmful effects.
> I took it in my tea and on cereals as a sweetener for years, and
> simultaneously had an increasing incidence of... well, feeling like shit.
> Dizzy, slightly nauseated, nothing you could put your finger on, increasingly
> intolerable. One day Barbara told me she'd read that aspartame had some
> deleterious side effects. I scoffed. What? I've been using this stuff for
> years! Yeah, and--? So on a venture I stopped using it. Within a couple of
> days, the evil shit went away. Unbelievable. And while I still feel crappy
> from time to time, it's not *every bloody day*. I could try taking it again
> for a couple of months to cross-check, but I'd rather not. (The cyanide
> experiment put me off that.) (Just kidding.)
> Damien Broderick

Good! Your sense of humor survived!

Tomasz Rola

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