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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:52 PM
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The Aspertame Poisoning Hoax E-Mail Is Making The Rounds!
Again!

It dates back to at least 1999.
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:53 PM
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1. not like the stuff is health food in the first place.
should we need a reason to avoid aspertame?
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:54 PM
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2. I got it about 6 months ago.
The folks who send it are friends of mine, and it's always hard for me to "kindly" tell them it's a hoax. I always feel like I'm calling them stupid for believing it.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 PM
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3. I got a version of it in 1995
So I stopped using Aspartame and foods that had it for six months, just to see if I felt better.

I didn't.

I don't doubt some people are sensitive to it, but the fear mongers are not helping the problem.

--p!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:02 PM
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4. Apartame will give you stomach aches if you drink too much
But so will splenda, or sugar for that matter.

I just don't like it because it tastes like ass, and Splenda tastes much better...
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ucmike Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:04 PM
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5. forget aspartame, did you hear about febreeze?
i kills cats. i saw it in an email.

a couple years ago i went to visit friends and was greeted at their front door by a box of various cans of febreeze. i asked why they had a box of febreeze sitting by the door. she told me that she was getting rid of all of it because it kills cats, and probably children. then she asked me if i wanted it...huh? its so deadly that you need to get it out of your house immediately, but maybe i want it????
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:16 PM
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6. I consume a LOT of it, and I'm fine...
I drink at least 3-4 Diet Cokes a day, sometimes as many as 7 or 8. No stomach aches or any other problems from Aspartame, although I seem to experience withdrawl symptoms when I stop drinking it.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:17 PM
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7. I think you need to drink more like 10 a day
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 PM
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8. That would scare even me...
...and diet sodas don't scare me easily.

I have to ask, man - did you really like "Anchorman"? I stopped watching it after about a half hour or so because it was so excruciating.
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