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In October of 2001, Rhonda’s sister suddenly fell extremely ill. She had stomach spasms and could barely walk.
The pain was constant and unrelenting. On Rhonda’s blog, she explains how her sister had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies. The doctors couldn’t figure out the underlying issue, and her family began to assume the worst.
Eventually, the doctors told her sister they believed she had Multiple Sclerosis. That’s when Rhonda remembered an article she’d read about aspartame. On a lark, she asked her sister if she drank diet soda. Yes, she did — in fact, she drank a lot of diet soda.
Rhonda told her to stop drinking it immediately.
What happened next may seem too impossible to believe, but Rhonda has dedicated herself to spreading awareness about the dangers of aspartame as a result.
In 2001, Rhonda’s sister began experiencing severe stomach spasms and total body pain. Walking was nearly impossible. After undergoing tissue and muscle biopsies, the doctors believed she had Multiple Sclerosis.
On her blog, Rhonda writes, “By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.”
Rhonda recalled an article she’d read about the dangers of aspartame, and happened to ask her sister if she drank a lot of diet soda. She told her she did, so Rhonda advised her to stop drinking it immediately.
“I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.
She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.”
The Pepsi Company recently replaced its aspartame with sucralose, which is not absorbed and rather passes through the body. Some say this is a better alternative to aspartame, which indeed accumulates in the body.
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