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Is it safe to eat aspartame in pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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I enjoy a few diet sodas a day (2 or 3 occasionally 4). Is aspartame safe -10 weeks pregnant?

I enjoy a few diet sodas a day (2 or 3 occasionally 4). Is aspartame safe -10 weeks pregnant?

Not in my view: Aspartame causes a very important change in brain cells called "excitotoxicity". Without going into details pregnancy requires the best possible diet. Please take this seriously and eat and drink only god made food and water. ...Read more

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Aspartame, is it safe to consume or not? A lot of controversy regarding this ingredient. Very interested to hear what a doctor has to say about this ?

Aspartame, is it safe to consume or not? A lot of controversy regarding this ingredient. Very interested to hear what a doctor has to say about this ?

No controversy: There is absolutely no controversy. There is a huge amount of good scientific data showing it's safe (unless you have the genetic disorder pku) and some internet wackos and conspiracy theorists with no scientific data but loudly protested pseudoscience and invalid opinions. Which do you trust? Don't get your scientific information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more