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.
While ingested fluoride was thought to reduce cavities when fluoridation began in the 1940’s, modern science shows that ingested fluoride brings no benefits and delivers significant risks.
Hard to believe but the FDA has never safety-tested fluoride for ingestion….
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….
We’ve had ants. Lots of ants! You know…those industrious little 6-legged annoyances that come seeking crumbs. At different times, we’ve had 3 kinds: tiny brown ants, medium-sized, brownish-red ones and bigger black ants that came in from under the base board. Droves of them all in a few hours, and we had to do a little dance to avoid stepping on them. Eek!
Years ago ‘in the dark ages’, I heard someone say that a night lite in our bedroom would mess with human circadian rhythms and our ability to get restful and restorative sleep. As you may know, my husband and I had 20 years of infertility, so I was interested in anything that could undermine our potential to conceive.
Getting poor sleep was suggested as just one possible reason for infertility.