Since aspartame-containing products first hit the U.S. market in the mid-70s, doctors I knew contended that tumors were skyrocketing in the general population. There is also the mysterious rise in diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
Indeed, as an RN in the operating suites during the 70s/80s, it was certainly a topic of interest as we conversed amongst ourselves. While I worked in the heart room, my best friend went into neurosurgery. We discussed the rapid rise in the numbers of brain lesions. The experience made such an impact on me that as a new mother I shied away from foods containing this additive.
Twenty-three years ago, after taking high doses of fertility drugs (Clomid, Pergonal, Metrodin, and Lupron), my case information was added to the mammoth Harvard Medical School Nurses’ Health Study looking for various links with cancer. Soon after, my annual questionnaires were funneled into the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, and it left me with an interest in well-done, long-term clinical studies.
Aspartame, and it’s health damaging effects, was one thing of interest to them….
Since the beginning of March, those of us who pay attention to food trends, legislation restricting small local organic farmers, and the harm that is coming from much of it have been hearing about the government’s plan to add aspartame to milk…and supposedly with no labeling. What I read was confusing to say the least!
When our children were small, we developed allergies to many thing because of exposure to mold. I began reading that local honey would help with allergies. That was the beginning of our interest in honey and bees.
As an RN and researcher, I learned that true raw honey was worth its weight in gold for many medicinal purposes. There’s a simple principle that’s explained in countless books on folk medicine.