The Chemical Maze: Shopping Companion, Your guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients. Bill Statham

by carko on December 1, 2010

Fitting in your pocket book, this little handbook of ingredients could create BIG changes in the way you look at food and personal care forever. It’s an excellent reference guide to anyone questioning the safety of those strange sounding “naturally -derived” ingredients in many foods and skin care products.

Let’s look at Aspartame because it seems to be everywhere:

Name: Aspartame: (prepared from phenylalanine and aspartic acid; breaks down to methanol then formaldehyde in the body; may be genetically modified)
Function: Artificial sweetener and flavour enhancer
Code: 🙁 🙁
Potential Effects: Headache, depression, anxiety, asthma, fatigue, hyperactivity. MS-like symptoms: blindness, aggression, migraine, insomnia, dizziness, irritability, epilepsy, memory loss, seizures. Not recommended for women during pregnancy; teratogenic (def: able to disturb the growth and development of an embryo or fetus).
Possible food use: Artificial sweeteners (Nutrisweet, Equal) low calorie foods, diet drinks, chewing gum, soft drinks, instant coffee, ice cream or anything sugar free or without added sugar.
Other uses: Medications, including those for children.

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