Back when there was a blog feature on this forum I had an entry regarding my Diet Coke addiction. I will add it in the next post if you would like to read. Then the next post will be about my research over the last week where I tried to weed through all the information out there on aspartame. And there is MASSIVE AMOUNTS of it. Information and people trying to discredit that information, things stated as fact but then as myths, people quoting "sources" but not naming people specifically, people quoting reports without looking at underlying factors of that actual report. It is daunting. So if you have what seems like an unhealthy lifestyle, or you think you probably drink too much Diet Coke or Coke or Diet Soft Drinks, then I urge you to read on. It's lengthy but well worth it, no matter what conclusion you come to in the end. I have tried to remain neutral. Actually I think I kind of started out biased and the more I read the more angry I became, there was a patch where it didn't seem so bad, then I finished up neutral and made my final conclusions and life changing decision. So take it for what it is. Me researching a product I consume, trying to get an accurate timeline of its history while making notes along the way in order to come to a point where I feel there is a negative or positive outlook on that product. I also tried to interpret technical lingo in simple terms.