How many of you get headaches or severe migraines? Would you have ever thought that artificial sweeteners may have been the cause? Would you have ever considered seeking chiropractic treatment as a resource to help? You may have noticed that over the past few decades, there has been an obesity epidemic and it is clear our sugar intake has increased drastically, including our intake of artificial sweeteners. There are many who believe that artificial sweeteners are the solution to our obesity epidemic, but could they also be the cause to your headaches?
Aspartame, which is in your table top sweetener, was initially developed as a medical treatment for stomach ulcers. This means that sweetener you just put in your coffee or that can of diet coke you’ve just consumed was originally intended to be a prescription drug.
Medical studies have indicated a possible connection between aspartame and migraines. If you think that you are a migraine sufferer, it might be a wise decision to consult a doctor or receive chiropractic treatment to help your pain.
Another effect of aspartame is depression. If you suffer from mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, you are advised against the regular consumption of artificial sweeteners as they could have a negative effect.
Additional health risks may be caused by the consumption of artificial sweeteners. One possibility is that the long-term intake of aspartame may impair the liver’s antioxidant status and could lead to liver injury. Those suffering from fibromyalgia should also be cautious with their aspartame intake, since it may induce a curable but chronic pain. If you are an individual who might be suffering from fibromyalgia you can seek chiropractic treatment to ease any pain or discomfort.
It seems contradictory that an artificial sweetener that is supposed to help with weight loss could actually be the trigger behind obesity as well as so many other negative side effects. Fortunately, Chicago Chiropractic can help you manage your headaches, migraines, depression or even fibromyalgia. Call Chicago Chiropractic with any questions at (312) 337-4004. We are a Chicago chiropractor team that is here to help you and provide the best solutions possible.