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The Dangers of Aspartame: A Disease and World Epidemic
by Betty Martini
Dr. H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P., internationally known medical consultant, researcher and world expert on aspartame, has declared aspartame disease to be a world epidemic. Dr. Roberts, who has authored many books on the subject, presented his findings at the First International Conference on Emerging Diseases (held in March l998 in Atlanta, Georgia), which was attended by doctors and scientists from 91 countries of the world.
I have lectured on the toxic effects of aspartame (marketed in this country as "NutraSweet," "Equal," and "Spoonful") for several years. In 1995, at the World Environmental Conference, I began to address the relationship of aspartame poisoning to individuals who have been misdiagnosed as having multiple sclerosis (MS). I presented case histories of individuals who were diagnosed as having MS though, upon abstaining from aspartame, found that their symptoms disappeared. How is this possible? First, it important to realize that when the temperature of aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F., the wood alcohol in aspartame coverts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants). As methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis, some people have been diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. Though multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, methanol toxicity is. (This has been found to be especially prevalent among Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers, especially in those who drink three or more 12 oz. cans per day.)
It has also been found that aspartame can trigger cases of systemic lupus. Just as with misdiagnosed MS, the individual usually does not know that aspartame is the culprit. With continued use of aspartame, the lupus may be aggravated to such a degree that it becomes life threatening. While aspartame-triggered lupus does not reverse, many individuals have found that, upon elimination of aspartame, they become asymptomatic.
Aspartame can destroy the brain, optic nerve and central nervous system, as well as wreak havoc on other organs of the body. At lectures, I often identify some of the 92 documented symptoms from the FDA report on aspartame. As I sometimes say, "If you are using aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss - you probably have Aspartame Disease!"
In one such lecture, the Ambassador of Uganda was in attendance. He told me that Uganda's sugar industry is adding aspartame to sugar. He also said that one of the industry leader's sons could no longer walk - due, in part, to product usage. (Another effect of aspartame poisoning is the hardening of the synovial fluids.) We have a very serious problem.
In l986, the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame as a number of aspartame-users were going blind. How? The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then formic acid in the retina of the eye, leading to optic nerve damage and/or destruction. Unfortunately, the FDA ignored this petition. Our group continually receives case histories of individuals who have serious eye problems, retinal detachments and blindness from aspartame. The late Morgan Raiford, M.D., ophthalmologist and specialist in methanol toxicity, reported that if it was still in the "wet stage," vision could return. Indeed, some have regained their sight upon elimination of aspartame.
Physician and author, Dr. H.J. Roberts, realized what was happening when aspartame was first marketed as he found that his patients (particularly those with diabetes) increasingly presented with memory loss and confusion. He linked it to the breakdown of aspartame in the body. Dr. Roberts realized that the amino acids in aspartame (aspartic acid and phenylalanine) are neurotoxic as isolates (unaccompanied by other amino acids normally present in our foods) as they penetrate the blood brain barrier, attack and destroy neurons, and produce multifold neuropsychiatric complications, including depression, brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, seizures, and a long list of other disabilities. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, likewise found that the ingredients of aspartame "stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees." Dr. Roberts has been investigating this problem for nearly two decades, and has published several books and clinical reports on the subject.
Aspartame Disease is partially the cause of what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. On the television program "60 Minutes," it was reported that the military could not understand the "burning tongue" sensation that many service men and women experienced. Because of lack of water, several thousand pallets of sodas (including diet sodas) were shipped to the Desert Storm troops. The diet drinks sat in the 120-degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. As noted, when aspartame reaches a temperature of above 86 degrees F., it breaks down. The methanol coverts to formaldehyde and formic acid, which feels like a burning sensation on the tongue. The burning tongue sensation is another symptom of aspartame poisoning.
Aspartame has also been linked to birth defects. Dr. Roberts found that consuming aspartame (by either the man or woman) at the time of conception can cause birth defects. Dr. Louis Elsas, Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University, also testified to Congress that aspartame is both a neurotoxin and teratogen (triggers birth defects).
There have been three Congressional Hearings on aspartame. Many individuals have testified of their personal horrors of aspartame poisoning. Physicians, such as Dr. Elsas and others, have testified. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has over 10,000 complaints against aspartame, more than against any other food additive. Nothing has been done, however. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. There are now over 5,000 products containing this chemical.
There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is not a diet product. In fact, Australian author, Dr. Sandra Cabot, M.D., wrote that the use of aspartame does not lead to weight loss, but (paradoxically) weight gain, "as it causes unstable blood sugar levels which increase the appetite and cravings for sweets/sugar." It should be noted that the formaldehyde breakdown of aspartame is often stored in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.
Stevia, a sweet food, not an additive, which helps in the metabolism of sugar and would be ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA. For years, the FDA has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to Monsanto. Clearly, Monsanto (the company that now owns the NutraSweet Company) is aware of the neurotoxic effects of aspartame and knows how deadly it is. They help to fund several trade organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association. Monsanto also gives funds to the American Medical Association.
If it says "Sugar Free" on the label, don't even think about it! Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned of the dangers of aspartame consumption, especially to infants, pregnant mothers and children. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (such as seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). The powerful drug and chemical lobbies killed the bill.
Please pass on this information to those you know, including your physician. What else can you do? Here's a beginning:
Write a detailed complaint to:
The Food and Drug Administration 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20807 (Please send a copy to Mission Possible, address below, for our files.)
Take all aspartame-laced products back to the retailer and ask for a full refund.
Write the food manufacturers to request they delete aspartame from their products.
"In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a majo...r chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.
She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.
She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death
When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.
Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.
In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.
This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, Cramps, Vertigo, Dizziness, Headaches, Tinnitus, Joint pain, Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!' People were jumping up during the lecture saying,'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'
Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!
Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.
It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!
These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'
Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!
Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.
So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.
There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'
Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.
And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?
This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.
The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms. The bill was killed.It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an
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St. Francis of Assisi, born in Umbria in 1181, was the founder of the Franciscan Order. He died on October 4, 1226 at the age of 45. Francis is considered the founder of all Franciscan Orders and the patron saint of ecologists and merchants.
PRAYERS TO ST. FRANCIS FOR OUR PETS:
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures. To you they were your brothers and sisters. Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness. St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals, watch over my pet and keep my companion safe and healthy. Amen.
St. Francis of Assisi Lover of all Creation Prayer for Sick Animals:
Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name for ever and ever. Amen
Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.
(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer).
Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows, touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your reatures.
Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in giving You honor forever.
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