Diet Cola Impairs Thyroid Function

In the year prior to my thyroid "hitting the road" I had been living on Hamilton Island in QLD (I know, awesome right?) I had been trying to lose weight and ended up LIVING off diet coke. Like 10 cans a day.

Now diet coke contains Aspartame as the sweetener. Let's have a look at that ingredient.

What Dr Mercola says:
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Contributes to obesity (not kidding)
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Promotes Inflammation
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Can lead to Diabetes
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Increased risk of cancer
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Increased risk of Heart Disease
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Increased risk of Stroke
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Increased risk of dementia
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Contributes to sugar cravings

Dr Axe says:
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Reduces Seretonin Levels
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Converts to formaldehyde in the body
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Is an excitotoxin (can kill brain cells)
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Can trigger mood disorders
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Contributes to diarrhoea
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Contributes to depression
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Increases risk of cancer
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ May contribute to fibromyalgia
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Increased risk of kidney disease

So did I lose weight just drinking this? No. And although I cannot directly blame my liquid diet for my thyroid issues, I definitely don't dismiss it as a major contributor.

Over the years, after becoming a naturopath, I discovered many of my thyroid clients were also die-hard fans of diet drinks and sweeteners and it was and is always the first thing I try to convince them to change in their daily lifestyle.

I find it is always the little things that we do often that both help our thyroid or hurt our thyroid. Not the one off's.

So, who is going to share with me their sweetener habits??

Love & Hugs
Kylie x