Well years ago, he was the fearless leader of a company called GD Searle Corp. that developed a “miracle sweetener” called aspartame. (Yes, the same stuff in those little blue packets.)
For years, this company tried in vain to get aspartame approved. But no one wanted to go near the stuff! The FDA refused to approve it for 16 years.
Then, in the early ’80s, “Rummy the Magnificent” moved into the political arena. And one of the first moves he made was to appoint a new FDA commissioner. In 1981, the new appointee approved aspartame for the good old boys back at GD Searle… despite the clinically proven dangers.
Before long, aspartame was everywhere, from soda to salad dressing! Now let’s look at what it’s “contributed” to America’s health…
After receiving some 10,000 consumer complaints, the FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms linked to aspartame — including death.
Other symptoms include headaches, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma, and cancer. It also appears to worsen or mimic the symptoms of such conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, and depression…
Why so many? It could be because aspartame attacks your body at the cellular level so it can negate all kinds of medications Americans take, including antidepressants, Coumadin, cardiac drugs, hormones, insulin, vaccines, and many others.
It is a deadly neurotoxic drug masquerading as a harmless additive.
I can hear you asking: “Ok Dr. Douglass, so what can I sprinkle into my coffee?”
Let’s run through the usual suspects then I’ll tell you what I’ve been using…
SUGAR: A spoonful once in a while is fine, but in time, too much sugar can lead to diabetes, which will lead to heart disease, renal disease, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic retinitis (blindness), diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the list goes on and on. (Even so, next to aspartame, sugar looks almost attractive!)
SUCRALOSE: A very dangerous new chemical — because in order to make sucralose, chlorine is added to sugar! Ever spilled chlorine bleach on your skin? No wonder that research by the Sucralose Toxicity Information Center showed that years of sucralose use can lead to serious compromise of the immune system and neurological disorders.
SACCHARINE: Yuck. Despite those famous animal studies, I actually don’t count saccharine as much of a cancer threat to humans. But face it, saccharine tastes like the chemical experiment it is. Enough said.
STEVIA: Yes, it’s natural. Yes, it’s safe. But no, it tastes nothing like sugar. Okay for some, but not in my coffee!
AND THE WINNER IS:
You’ve probably never heard of it. It’s called erythritol. And here’s the best news: erythritol is natural, virtually calorie-free, tastes like sugar, doesn’t affect blood sugar or insulin levels, reduces dental plaque — and unlike xylitol, has no laxative side-effects. Available as Smart Sweet, it gets the Dr. Douglass nod!
The food giants would certainly like to keep these discoveries hush-hush. But now that you know the facts, you can kiss those killer blue packets good-bye forever — and satisfy that sweet tooth with a delicious, natural, safe alternative.