Artificial Sugar Crashes and Neuropathy
Real sugar is usually removed from diet products under the guise of helping customers to lose weight. The sugars are replaced with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal), saccharin (Sweet'N Low), or sucralose (Splenda). All of these sweeteners have been proven to actually cause weight gain by stimulating carbohydrate and sugar cravings. These chemicals successfully trick a brain into detecting that these products contain a sugar, so a person experiences an artificially-induced sugar crash -- only the artificial crash is worse, since there was never any real sugar for the flood of insulin to handle. Call it nature's revenge, if you like. Before artificially-enhanced foods and drinks, there was no sweetness without calories, and a body does not understand how to regulate these artificially-sweet substances. The lobbyists of artificial sweeteners pretend that these chemicals do not effect insulin, but the carbohydrate cravings prove that they must, and a body really requires carbohydrates or sugar to compensate for the insulin imbalances that are caused by these products. These sweeteners are the primary reason why both dieters and diabetics have such difficulty overcoming their problems, which coincidentally is of benefit to the same chemical industry that makes the pharmaceuticals. Their profits are directly tied to ensuring that our dietary and health problems worsen.
Another example of the industry's chicanery is how the artificial sweeteners in most diet products cause obesity at a substantially faster rate than normal sugars and carbohydrates do. A typical "zero calorie" drink will stimulate fat build-up in two ways; and both involve destroying a victim's overall health. Firstly, all of the artificial sweeteners are either inherently toxic or they metabolize into toxic compounds inside the body. Take for example that the artificial sweetener, aspartame, is an excitotoxin (neurotoxin) in its normal state, like MSG is. During metabolisis, aspartame is broken down into various other poisons inside the body, such as formaldehyde and aspartic acid, which are then circulated by the blood. This generates extreme inflammation and an over-driven immune system; as if the victim were poisoned, because he really was. Secondly, artificial sweeteners produce artificial sugar crashes that induce extreme cravings for sugars and carbohydrates. You may have found yourself irresistibly tearing into a loaf of bread or a bowl of pasta after consuming one of the 'healthy' diet colas, all-the-while trying to understand why you could not stop yourself. Now you know why, and perhaps you finally understand how evil the chemical companies are.
Most artificial sugars are excitotoxins, which means that they directly attack the nervous system; causing terminal brain cancers, fibromyalgia, cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes, obesity, and a whole host of other severe, life-destroying disorders. A person exposed to artificial sweeteners is likely to develop diabetic neuropathy, even without having full diabetes. Most users of diet products already have a mild case of it, which will typically go undiagnosed forever. Associated conditions that result are often diagnosed successfully, but it is rare for the root cause to be discovered by standard doctors. The umbrella of associated illnesses are most often categorized as mysteries, but it is becoming increasing common for doctors to blame genetics when all of the other guesses are disproven.