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Doctor insights on: Celiac And Aspartame

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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What is aspartame?

What is aspartame?

Aspartame: Is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages. ...Read more

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Is nevella sweetener aspartame?

Is nevella sweetener aspartame?

NO: Nevella is a brand name for the artificial sweetener sucralose, which is also sold under the name splenda. Sucralose is produced by treating sugar with chlorine chemicals, resulting in a substance 600 times sweeter than sugar. Over time it will slow down weight loss. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause constipation?

Can aspartame cause constipation?

The FDA: List of 92 aspartame-related symptoms (complaints) did not include constipation. ...Read more

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Is there aspartame or sucralose in baby food?

Is there aspartame or sucralose in baby food?

No: Baby food is tightly regulated. There should be no preservatives, additives, or artificial sweetener. Always check the label on anything you feed your baby. ...Read more

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How much aspartame does it take to cause cancer?

How much aspartame does it take to cause cancer?

Can't: There is an elaborate disinformation campaign about aspartame. Someone more cynical than I am would think perhaps the sugar and corn syrup industries are behind it. Aspartame is not a mutagen capable of damaging dna; real carcinogens are. Examine the tone of these folks' claims & lack of any scientific papers -- they're not real truth-seekers; or ask you local biochemistry teacher. ...Read more

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Can switching sugar to aspartame help you to lose weight?

Can switching sugar to aspartame help you to lose weight?

To aspartame: yes but the key is to eat less than you burn. My recommendation is to get the app myfitnesspal and use it to enter everything you eat and drink and do for 2 weeks. Then lower calorie balance so you are eating 500 less that your average every day and watch it melt away. ...Read more

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Can aspartame an or sugar cause contibute or worsen dystonia.

Can aspartame an or sugar cause contibute or worsen dystonia.

No relationship: At the present state of our knowledge we know of no relationship between aspartane and dystonia. ...Read more

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My friend is hiv+ with an unusual diet. Too much aspartame, will he die?

My friend is hiv+ with an unusual diet. Too much aspartame, will he die?

Not from the: Aspartame, it's never killed anyone. Hiv positivity, however, has killed hundreds of thousands of people over the years. ...Read more

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I'm confused does aspartame cause any health problems? Is there any proof?

I'm confused does aspartame cause any health problems? Is there any proof?

New studies have: raised concerns regarding dementia & stroke risk elevation. REF: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/21/study-links-diet-soda-to-higher-risk-of-stroke-dementia/?utm_term=.d23a43462d0f However, the American Cancer Society addressed cancer rumors that apparently were not accurate. REF: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/aspartame.html ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

Controversy: Aspartame is a non nutriative artificial sweetner that many people believe causes neurological and GI problems it can cause bloating, upset stomach, headaches, mood alterations fatigue, memory loss and more. The soft drink industry says that it is safe. As a dentist, i know that diet sodas are as bad for your teeth as regular sodas so switch to water. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Help please? How long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Sorbitol and xylitol: are types of sugar that don't promote tooth decay. Aspartame is a sweet tasting food protein that is used as a sugar substitute. All three are normal food substances and your body metabolizes (burns) them just as it does all other foods. They are not dangerous and don't need to be flushed away. You're OK and don't need to worry about them. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

I'm wondering how long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Fast enough: Some of my teammates will disagree, but i'm unimpressed with the much-touted dangers of these three sweeteners. Some folks do seem allergic to aspertame. If you want to believe the scare stories and still eat sweet stuff while avoiding refined sugar and corn syrup, rediscover natural fresh fruit. Especially, don't let anybody sell you a "purge" to rid of you of past artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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Is it true that aspartame based sweetners are dangerous for health, specially for diabetes?

Is it true that aspartame based sweetners are dangerous for health, specially for diabetes?

Not really dangerous: Artificial sweeteners are probably not actually dangerous, or toxic, but can sabotage a meal plan by making people crave sweets or other high carbohydrate foods. ...Read more

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Is aspartame good for health ? As it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, is it better than sugar?

Is aspartame good for health ? As it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, is it better than sugar?

good and bad: There are pros and cons for aspartame. You can decide:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/artificial-sweeteners/my00073. ...Read more

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Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should i stop drinking things that have it?

Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should i stop drinking things that have it?

Probably in large: Amounts, it is not the best for you. There is little evidence of harm if you use a teaspoon in your coffee, but large amounts of diet sodas and use of very large amounts in baking may be a problem. There is some evidence that the body reacts to it like it does to real sugar, and we produce too much Insulin and glucagon and this can cause metabolic problems. I would keep it to a minimum. ...Read more

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What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might i look for in terms of symptoms?

What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might i look for in terms of symptoms?

Aspartame: Is artificial sweetener (ex. Equal) that added to diet drinks and diet food, contains phenylalanine (amino acid). People with genetic predisposition can develop phenylketonuria syndrome (brain dysfunction, seizures, retardation, central and peripheral neuropathies). Milk, eggs and meat contain phenylalanine. If you genetically predisposed, read the food labels to prevent pku. ...Read more

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Do you recommend diet coke (in moderation), or just not at all? If its so bad, one would think aspartame would be banned.

Do you recommend diet coke (in moderation), or just not at all? If its so bad, one would think aspartame would be banned.

Your preference: All the sweeteners are about the same. Depends upon your preference as to taste. Some cannot be used in baking. None have any known bad side effects unless you have a rare genetic disease pku and take aspartame. ...Read more

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Could my neighbor have possibly discovered a new side effect from aspartame? She only spots when she eats it and she's post menapausal!

Could my neighbor have possibly discovered a new side effect from aspartame? She only spots when she eats it and she's post menapausal!

Unlikely: While aspartame is an unlikely cause of vaginal spotting, any woman who has vaginal spotting or bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated by their gyencologist. Let your neighbot know! ...Read more

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Is aspartame healthy?

Is aspartame healthy?

More than sugar!!: Sugar is grandfathered in & if it (fructose) had to go through the same trials aspartame, it would likely have never been approved. On the other hand it is does not commonly occur in nature. Yet simple sugars are also rare in nature, in any concentrated form. Sugar is claimed to be healthy because extracted from stuff grown to satisfy human sugar fix, a cheap way to sell processed foods! ...Read more

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