I recently came across an article on social media defending aspartame and the safety of it. This article cited multiple biased corporate funded studies that most discredit. And actually this article was focused more on people like me, who send emails, write blogs, and spread (according to them) false information that aspartame isn't safe. But I don't take offense, this website had medical propaganda written all over it, and I'm honestly use to it. I'm use to being the quack doctor, the conspiracy theorist, the granola person, hippie, whatever other names out there you can think of. But I personally take that as a compliment. With disease rates where they are, and getting worse every year, the last thing I want to be considered is mainstream. Because mainstream isn't working, our current medical system has failed us miserably. If you are doing everything everyone else is doing you should expect the same results right? Like Mark Twain said, "When you find yourself on the side of majority it is time to pause and reflect."
Now I am not writing this blog to tell you all the reasons why aspartame is bad for you, and why 100% of all independent studies since 1998 have shown it is hazardous. I have wrote blogs before on the dangers of diet soda and artificial sweeteners. I'm going to make this a whole lot easier. Because, let's be honest, it can be difficult to differentiate facts or good sources on the internet. I can find conflicting studies on any health related topic. But how do we make these decisions easier? By implementing one little principle in to your life.
It's the God Made vs Man Made principle. In short if it was made by God, natural of this earth, it probably has a purpose and is most likely safe. I like to think he doesn't make mistakes, and he wouldn't put something on earth that didn't have a purpose. On the other hand, if it is Man Made, last time I checked we make mistakes, there is a pretty good chance it can come with side effects. Now man has created some great things, but man is only an imitator, he only imitates what he sees in nature. And nature has proven time and time again that if you mess with it, there are consequences. Take GMO's for example or chemicals that were once thought to be safe that are now deemed hazardous. So it really comes down to common sense, I don't need a study to prove to me if something is safe or dangerous, I make decisions off of principle. If it is made by man in a lab it is going to have certain risks, maybe not one's we currently know about, it may take 10 or 20 years to come out. Corporations will do their best to keep us from finding out to protect profits. But sooner or later, it all comes out, use lead based paint, mercury thermometers, or asbestos as examples. Every medication, sooner or later is pulled, and you will see commercials from lawyers helping people who were harmed seeking compensation. This is a principle, not a theory. So when in a dilemma, revert to it. Artificial ingredients? Man made. Food additives? Man Made. Artificial Sweeteners? Man made. Advil and Tylenol? Man made. Organic vegetables? God made. Grass fed beef without man made antibiotics or hormones? God Made. Herbs and vitamins that aren't synthetic? God made. Now doesn't this principle make life a whole lot easier? The more God made you consume and the less man made you consume the healthier you will be.
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