We wonder why there is such an increase in allergies, asthma, arthritis and cancer in this country. I say the reason is because we have fewer nutrients and more toxins available to us consistently.

Let's talk about another disease that's sweeping the nation. ASD or Artificial Sweetener Disease. And you will notice that the government, doctors, pharmaceutical companies and the media are not mentioning one word of it. By keeping ASD silent, doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals while maintaining that repeat business. They'll call it headaches, migraines, muscle pain, arthritis, depression, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, IBS and Chrohn's disease, but they don't call it what it really is, ASD. If we were to call it what it really is, the pharmaceutical companies would not be able to make billions of dollars annually.


It's no coincidence that 80 percent of fibromyalgia cases affect women since women consume more diet products than men. The human body is designed to consume nutrient rich food, in it's unaltered state.
Contrary to what we are being told by the food and pharmaceutical companies, and contrary to what the FD A applies by approving the sale and consumption of these toxic substances, we are not designed to consume chemicals, and there are repercussions for doing so.

Avoid toxic artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet, Equal, Splenda and anything containing Aspartame.
Some of the long list of side effects associated with these artificial sweeteners are, increased risk of heart disease, headaches, cravings for carbs and sugar, brain seizures, bloating and digestive distress, rashes and hives, weight gain, multiple sclerosis and cancer.
You are better off using Stevia if you are looking for a zero calorie sweetener.


  1. Hi Gigi -- came across your blog from your post on Snack Girl's blog. This post here really struck me. I've recently made it my mission to get my mother off of artificial sweeteners. She was consuming up to 10 (!) packets of sweetener a day. I would love to know where you are citing this information from so I can pass to her for a bit of education and to make my plea more concrete. I had wanted to get her off the sweeteners only because I believe in a whole food diet and knew that artificial sweeteners can't be good for you -- I had no idea it affected one's health in the ways you state. The reason your post caught my attention, is that my mother actually suffers most of the symptoms you listed -- fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, IBS, bloating and digestive distress, muscle pain, depression, weight gain, just to name a few. And her doctor's just seem to push more medication on her! Well I successfully got her off (or limited) the artificial sweeteners and onto sugar in the raw (I also don't advocate 0 calorie sweeteners like stevia). I'd love for you to share any articles with me. My email is Thanks! So glad to have found your blog!

  2. I just wanted to get your opinion on the new stuff I have been seeing at stores that says its naturally made with monk fruit. I have lots of headaches and obviously this would be a good place to start changing my diet and see if headaches improve.