This came from a friend, but I have known this for years. also the sucralose
in splenda is just as bad for you as aspartame, so you really shouldn't use
that either... use Stevia
This something for everyone to think about and perhaps talk to our doctors.
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 major
chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed she was in so much
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
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest
daughters 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 FL
(basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19th 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 the 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
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 FL March 22nd, 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 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,'
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
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
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, (when in reality, the
disease is methanol toxicity), 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 (NutraSweet, 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
People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I have some of these
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
Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children
diagnosed with ADD and AHD 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
due to the use of NutraSweet.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince people that Aspartame is to
blame for their child's illness. Stevia, which, which is a sweet herb, NOT A
MANUFACTURED ADDITIVE, helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be
ideal for diabetics. It has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the
FDA. It is known that for many years the FDA outlawed this true sweet food,"
due to their loyalty to MONSANTO Chemical Company."
Books on this subject are available:
EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS written by Dr. Russell Blayblock
(Health Press 1-800-643-2665)
DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-written by DR H. J. Roberts, also
a diabetic specialist.
These two doctors will soon be posting a position paper with case histories
on the deadly effects of Aspartame on the Internet. According to the
Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a
plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly
Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame
was included 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning
it's 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
cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they
take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their
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 behavioral 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 unsuspecting and
Well, you're informed now!!!! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!!!! Please print this
out and/or e-mail to your family and friends. They have a right to know too.