Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ASPARTAME: Deadly Sweetener!

With regard to obesity, I think this is due to aspartame sold as
NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and no telling what since the patent expired
and its now in 5000 products and climbing! In the Congressional Record,
May 7, 1985 it says:

"Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate induced
synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Wurtman affidavit ).
Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and thus is part
of the body's feedback system that helps limit consumption to appropriate
levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of
a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates."

NutraSweet was never a diet product. It was discovered by a Searle
chemist while testing a peptic ulcer drug and was intended to be a drug.
Then the chemist got some on his finger and found out it was sweet. Dr.
Wurtman is a brilliant doctor at MIT but he changed side after writing
about its hazards and became a consultant for NutraSweet. The National
Soft Drink Association wrote a 30 page protest which is part of this
congressional record stating they used the wrong test (would not pick up
aspartic acid), used the wrong solution (tested in a buffered solution
instead of beverage matrix, did not test for breakdown products (a
witches brew - methanol converts to formaldehyde and then formic acid -
ant sting poison, and phenylalanine breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor
agent), and didn't test for temperature elevation (at 86 degrees
aspartame liberates methanol in the can - methanol is a severe metabolic

These are the devastations of aspartame (masquerading as a sweetener):

1. Devastation of the Nation's Health. There are 92 documented medical
reactions including seizures, blindness and death.

2. Hazard to American Aviation. Pilots have reported grand mal seizures
in the cockpits of airliners. Many have lost their medicals. Hazards
reported in many aviation journals including those of the Navy and Air
Force. This Russian Roulette with 400 passenger planeloads must stop.

3. Infertility, birth defects and mental retardation in children.
Irreversible damage to the fetal brain and developing child. While the
NutraSweet company puts out ads saying its safe for the pregnant woman
to use aspartame, in reality she could lose her baby because fetal tissue
does not tolerate methanol. Dr. Louis Elsas (Pediatric Professor at Emory
University) said at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor
and Human Resources (examining NutraSweet health and safety concerns 11/3/87)
"I have spent 25 years in the biomedical sciences, trying to prevent
mental retardation and birth defects caused by excessive phenylalanine.
And therein lies my basic concern that aspartame is in fact a well-known
neurotoxin and teratogen (writer's note - something that causes birth
defects), which in some as yet unidentified dose will both reversibly in
adult and irreversibly in the developing child or fetal brain produce
adverse effects." He goes on to tell how phenylalanine concentrates in
the placenta and causes mental retardation.

4. Epilepsy and other seizure disorders. In an original study by Searle,
Dr. Harry Waisman was asked to study the effects of aspartame on
primates. Seven infant monkeys were fed the chemical in milk. One died
after 300 days. 5 others had Grand Mal Seizures. Searle deleted these
findings when they submitted his study to the FDA. Monsanto bought
Searle in 1985. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
surveyed 80 people who suffered brain seizures after eating or drinking
products with Aspartame. Said the Community Nutrition Institute: "These
80 cases meets the FDA's own definition of an imminent hazard to the
public health, which requires the FDA to expeditiously remove a product
from the market.

It showed be noted that because Monsanto funds trade organizations like
the American Dietetic Assn., and American Diabetic Assn., etc. physicians
were never given the information on aspartame. They think its just a
safe sweetener. So when people have seizures they don't associate it
with aspartame. Dr. H. J. Roberts, author of books on aspartame and the
world expert, attended the American College of Physicians Conference here
in Atlanta and I went with him. In Neurology, one professor said:
"Please can somebody tell us where all these seizures are coming from -
no matter how off the wall it may be." As Dr. Roberts says, patients
spend huge sums of money for diagnostic tests but get no results until
they abstain from aspartame.

5. Connection with Persian Gulf Syndrome: A soldier told me they could
drink water and diet soda which sat in the Arabian sun up to 8 weeks.
Temperature inside the can was probably 150 degrees as it was 120 degrees
there. He said the guys who drank the diet soda have the syndrome.
Symptoms are identical to NutraSweet Disease: Memory loss, chronic
fatigue (methanol breaks down the immune system), headaches, insomnia,
joint pain, vision and equilibrium loss, etc., etc. On 60 Minutes a
couple of weeks ago one soldier talked about the burning tongue. A woman
on Internet (Brandi J.) had just emailed her story of how she had this
burning, tingling reaction to drinking Diet Pepsi. She said Pepsi said
it was the "sweetness" breaking down, and sent her a new case. Methanol
(a human specific poison) is what gives it the sweetness and when it
breaks down to formaldehyde it is bitter and burns the tongue.

One lady I met made the caps for the Persian Gulf and they were told only
to send things that were sugarfree and thousands and thousands of packets
of Diet Kool-Aide were sent with the caps! These packets mixing
chemicals and aspartame like this and Slimfast are some of the worst.
They have caused a lot of bad reactions.

6. Criminal violence, manic depression, anxiety and suicide.
Phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold in the brain and
blocks serotonin production. Today our nation is swept by a rage of
violence. Researchers attribute this in part to low brain serotonin
levels inducing depression, rage and paranoia. This is what is causing
all these panic attacks; they subside when we get the person off of

7. The SIGHT of America. The methanol in aspartame converts to
formaldehyde in the retina of the eye (ASPARTAME; METHANOL AND THE PUBLIC
HEALTH, Dr. Woodrow Monte (Journal of Applied Nutrition, Volume 36,
Number 1, 1984). Many people are going blind. In October, l986
Washington based Community Nutrition Institute filed a petition with the
FDA to ban aspartame because of blindness. This was reported in the
Chicago, Sun-Times, Friday, October 17, l986. One of victims in the
article was Joyce Wilson. In April, l984 he wrote this article in a
local Atlanta newspaper:

"Aspartame killed my wife. No words can express the agony and horror
sweet Joyce endured. This poison destroyed her brain, ravaged all her
organs and blinded her. She died at age 46 in 1991. .. I'm a man without
a wife because the NutraSweet Company is a business without a conscience."

We are constantly getting people off aspartame and when we get them in
time their vision does come back but many times by the time they are
warned its too late like in this case. Dr. Roberts just wrote a paper on
Aspartame and the Eye that I have available on email.

8. Sacrifice of the diabetics. How could anything be worse for a
diabetic than wood alcohol. This is what killed or blinded thousands of
skid row drunks during prohibition. Monsanto funds the American Diabetic
Assn., and the American Dietetic Assn. who recommend NutraSweet for
diabetics and pregnant women. What a crime. Physicians seeing diabetics
lose their vision think it is normal diabetic retinopathy but in reality
they are going blind. When the methanol converts to formaldehyde and
then formic acid the patient has metabolic acidosis. Physicians think
these are diabetic problems when in reality its because they are
consuming a chemical poison. It is no wonder Dr. Roberts (diabetic
specialist) calls this ASPARTAME DISEASE. The pattern and the symptoms
are predictable and you can tell them what they are suffering from before
you ask. Also, the American Diabetic Assn. knows - this is premeditated
because they refused to publish Dr. Roberts' abstract of diabetic
reactors to aspartame, and he's been a member of the ADA for almost 40
years. It was published in Clinical Research, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1988 489A.

Last year on October 1 we exposed the ADA here in Atlanta by giving out
medical documentation on aspartame and its effect on diabetics at their
walk-a-thon (sponsored by NutraSweet, of course). We dedicated the day
to Joyce Wilson whose son had married a week or so before and on her
empty chair was one long stem rose. We gave our press packs with black
lace for mourning and a single long stem yellow rose in her memory.

This year the ADA did it again, Oct. 1, and we were there again giving
out packets for the diabetic and their physician - but this time there
was not as many people. We had gotten to so many last year. A few days
before we did the same thing at the Juvenile Diabetic walk-a-thon where
almost 2000 participated sponsored by Coca Cola. They had a NutraSweet
Dessert! In the ADA event 10/1 I snapped a picture of such a toddler
walking with a Diet Coke!

9. Connection to Alzheimer's: Dr. Roberts has been researching
Alzheimers for 30 years and when aspartame was approved he noticed a
difference in his diabetic patients - they presented with memory loss and
confusion. He says the two amino acids in aspartame that are neurotoxic,
aspartic acid and phenylalanine without the other amino acids in protein,
and deteriorate the neurons of the brain. Alzheimers, a 20th century
disease, is now the 4th leading cause of death, with 4 million victims,
250,000 new cases each year and 100,000 deaths. 50% of all patients in
nursing homes are Alzheimer patients including baby boomers. When Joyce
Wilson died she was just like an Alzheimer patient - with no memory.
BLUEPRINT FOR PREVENTION has already been nominated for a Pulitzer. (1
800 -814--9800 - you can also get his tapes on aspartame at this number).
Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, in his book EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE
THAT KILLS 1 800-814--9800, tells you that the ingredients in NutraSweet
literally stimulate the neurons of the brain to death.

10. Multiple Sclerosis. People are being diagnosed with MS when in
reality it is methanol toxicity from aspartame. It does reverse if you
get them in time and we have seen some cases of vision return.

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