Friday, February 20, 2009


When I was diagnosed with MS I looked closely at my diet and completely cut out anything with aspartame in it. I enjoyed drinking diet soda, crystal light and really enjoyed chewing gum. I searched and searched for gum without aspartame in it. The only gum I could find was Big Red. Well, after chewing that for a while my tongue started to become rather raw. The point to this story is that a few weeks ago I found gum without aspartame in it and bought it. It arrived in the mail today and it's pretty good. The only thing I don't like about it is it's about 1/2 the size of normal gum and it doesn't blow bubbles. I love to blow bubbles. It does pop, snap and crack though. If your intested just google ZAPP gum.

Today I am grateful for being able to chew gum again.