Friday, January 25, 2008

Sweet Misery

Okay, this post has nothing at all to do with dating, but I'd like you to read it anyway.

In 2005, my mother died of a brain tumor. Since then, two other brain tumor patients have told me their doctors forbid them from consuming aspartame, the artificial sweetener the media continually assure us is perfectly safe.

The other day I rented Sweet Misery, a documentary featuring people in the medical community who say otherwise. I just discovered that you can watch it for free courtesy of the good folks at Google.

Kick off your shoes, crank up your speakers, and click here to watch it.

Did aspartame cause my mother's brain tumor? Well, she did drink a whole lotta diet soda, but who knows? Do view the video, though. Then decide whether you want to keep chewing that aspartame-laced gum you pop into your head every few hours.