Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) – It is wise to look at the real and basic facts.
It makes sense when you suffer a debilitating illness to look at all areas of your life and analyze and to view if patterns occur which can change the tempo of your problem for good or for bad.
Although as yet there is not a definitive link between Aspartame (a readily and popular manufacturers choice of low-calorie sugar substitute) and Tinnitus, it is wise to look at the real and basic facts and to form your own conclusion.
Aspartame is widely used as a sugar-free alternative in soft drinks, chewing gum and diet based and convenience food products. Although sugar comes under gunfire on a regular basis, and of course cutting back or seeking a healthy sugar alternative is important, beyond the toxic effects from overuse of Aspartame comes information that it is indeed an excitatory neurotransmitter which increases and intensifies electrical activity in the brain.
Therefore if you suffer Tinnitus then you already know the importance of lowering electrical activity to the brain and should avoid incorporating anything into your diet that in fact is proven to increase it!
Maybe next time you are inclined to reach for something “Diet” or “Sugar-Free” you should check the label to be aware of this and other named artificial sweeteners, which may well aggravate and disrupt the bodies gentle balance and are being offered by the manufacturers of many thousands of food and drinks products as healthy alternatives to sugar!
By listening to our bodies we can quite often be directed as to what is good for us, or not!
At Sontec Fuengirola we are more than happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding your hearing or the hearing of a family member