About Nutra Sweet -
It was a non-issue to me ....
Up till yesterday!
I noticed the constant tingling on the backs of my wrists had returned...
Well, just extra working out - I presumed.
Years ago, I had been diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome -
But it magically "went away"!
I noticed there is a low pitched hum.... like wind passing thought wires...
Must be a Zombie Phenomenon.. It comes and goes.
What's a Zombie to do?
But then, I got kinda choked on some food.
Right here - yesterday - in my apartment.
An egg. A freaking scrambled egg.
Can you even do that? Is that possible?
I mean, maybe a whole turkey - yes!
But a bite of scrambled eggs? Come on!
This had happened once before. Couple of years ago.
I was eating some chicken, and I got choked on it.
I was trying to imagine what would cause such a thing.
Things like: "I'm getting older, and my esophagus is shrinking up... intermittently."
"I need to chew my food better. I'm a old fat slob who needs to chew better."
"It's a neurological thing - I have a rare form of an obscure disease
that first shows up as weakened swallowing muscles" ...oh dear!
I was at work when it happened the first time.
I thought I was going to die - right there!
And I bargained with the Universe to not let me die like
Mama Cass - choking to death on a ham sandwich.....
(And that rumor wasn't even true, by the way!)
I would have come closer to dying, by being heavy -
and "bingeing on crash diets" - Cass Eliot died of heart failure.
But, I digress. Back to yesterday.
So I remembered - as I was leaning over the sink
trying to swallow and relax - doing everything right -
I had vowed to chew everything a million times
so as to never get choked again - I've been pretty true to that!
I also remembered that the time I got choked before, I was also drinking Diet DP -
I went through a phase of Diet Cherry Dr. Peppers... And when I quit drinking them,
it broke an 8 week stall for me. (link) That's reason enough to not go back to drinking them!
Hmmm.... any correlation?
But logically - I don't need aspartame, so why use it, anyways?
I wouldn't go out and eat spoons full of MSG.... Why keep
something in your diet that sucks?
So. Now I'm in the camp that doesn't like Nutra Sweet.
I have the tingling, etc when I drink it.
Nothing else really changes in my diet -
And I don't have the tingling when I don't drink it.
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