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My Story

I wanted to lose weight so for the first time in my life, I went on a "diet coke" diet. I only consumed about 2 or 2 1/2 cans a day over a 2 to 3 week period. Also, I worked out with weights and wasn't on any drugs, not even supplements.

Than it began. My hands became paralyzed. I could not bend my fingers to turn the knobs in the shower. My joints all up and down the right side of my body became sore and painful. At night, I awakened and my lower arms and hands would be shaking with spasms and I could not make them stop.

What gives? I had no prior health problems and the only change in my diet was Diet Coke? Prior to the Diet coke I did dead lifts, jumped rope, squats, yoga, chin ups, ran, and did push ups so don't tell me I had an underlying problem. I went online and a Doctor(he claimed he was Doctor) told me I would have to drink 50 diet cokes a day before any side effects would surface.

I don't buy scientific studies anymore. How 10 people or 50 people process chemicals is different for each one of us. Diet Coke quickly effected me but it took well over a month to detox the poison out of my system. I came back 100% but nobody will ever tell me that Aspartame is safe.

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz