Chronic, debilitating diseases such as MS and ME are mysterious. Doctors have no idea why these systemic afflictions happen or what triggers them.
So a carefully researched report that has just landed on our desk sheds some amazing light on these - and many other - debilitating diseases. It may even provide you with the key to a mystery illness that could be wrecking the life of someone you know.
The report has been prepared by Carolyn Thompson of Toronto, and it concerns her sister who, in October last year, suddenly became very sick. Her sister began suffering stomach spasms, and even walking became a major problem. By last March, she had undergone biopsies and was on 24 different medications.
Her sister was convinced she was going to die, and doctors could offer no hope. They thought she must have multiple sclerosis, but couldn't find any signs of it in tests.
Then, Carolyn mentioned a report she had read about the possible effects of diet colas, which are full of the artificial sweetener aspartame. Her sister regularly drank them, and had one in her hand as she was talking to Carolyn.
Carolyn told her to throw it away, and not to drink any more. Within 32 hours, her sister was walking again. Three days later and she was holidaying in Florida, and she'd thrown away her wheelchair.
Her sister is still not completely better, but she's well on the road to recovery, and every day she is seeing slight improvements.
Carolyn points out that there are epidemics of MS and systemic lupus in the United States - and there is an epidemic of diet cola drinks. Is there a definitive link?
Carolyn is convinced so. Anyone who has fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in the legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision or memory loss should stop drinking diet drinks, she says.
You never know, things could get better.
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