The Dangers Of Aspartame
I know no one on this forum uses this stuff, but you might have friends that do. I thought it was worth passing on.
Subject: The Dangers of Aspartame and other Sugar Substitutes
Everyone needs to read this, Please!
Subject: SWEET POISON: very important to read
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 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 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
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 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,' 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
AND: 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
poison." Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when
Aspartame was included 100 different products and strong objection was made
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
and uninformed public.
Well, you're informed now!!!! YOU HAVE A RIGHT
I used to DOWN this stuff. No wonder my skin detox is horrible
I think that God must smile on those
who hold on tight to what they are dreamin' of
'bout time you posted Buddy. How are ya?
We're got a retreat starting out your way in Anza.
Thanks for posting this. I have been off of this for the last two months but my husband is still drinking it. I used to drink 5 or 6 diet sodas a day. I will print this off for my husband to read. I wondered why I was such a carb addict before.
Interestingly my brother in law went on the maker's diet and was doing great til he gave in and had a diet coke. He said after that he went downhill and went back to eating everything he used to. Interesting that a product that is supposed to help you lose weight actually makes you hold on to the weight.
Mays goals to exercise at least 5 days a week and have fun doing so.
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I just read Sweet Deception by Dr. Mercola.......amazing.....scarry stuff.......just boggles the mind that so much crap goes on~
Splenda is no different.
I finally got my mom to stop drinking that poison recently, but my best friend still does!! It drives me wild.
I know it's hard to sit back and watch people suffer with affects of all of this kind of stuff when we all know they don't have to. It sure drives me nuts, too!
I remember when I was on Nutra systmes, finding out about Nutrasweet, which is aspertame, it tasted great, buy my body reacted very negatively to it. Oh, I lost weight alright, but I had such horrible head aches and joint aches, I could barely function, thankfully, I got off it. 3 times, I went there, always the same horrible feeling.
I also know someone who thought she had MS, I showed her some info on aspertame, she quit diet pop, (very hard to do) and her symptoms went away.
Thank you so much for this, Buddy Live. People need to know this information. I know people who have gone through this -- it's real. Thank you again.
My mom have MS, but she didnt drink any coke.. wish that would be easy.
we all drink water. but that is important info... thank you ;)
Gah! I wish these lies would not be posted here. It's bad enough that we are being bombared on the diabetes newsgroups with this stuff, but now I am reading it here as well! It can NOT be proven that Aspartame is unsafe to consume. Yes, some people will react to it, just as some people will react to pretty much anything on the face of this earth. I get sick if I eat almonds. That doesn't mean they are unsafe for everyone.
I didn't bother to read through all the blather but it appears to be the same nonsense started by one Betty Martini, aka Nancy Markle who is a proven quack. I am not going to bother posting everything I know about her here but if you care to look, you can read about it here:
Ive known this for about ten years.
When I told this to someone who was wheight conscious and drank diet coke, they simply dismissed it. I feel this is because to these people wheight gain is more frightening than body damage.
I have always eaten the full blown normal sugar junk food due to the very reason that I knew the sugar substitutes are way worse than sugar itself, and I was addicted to normal coke. I had diet coke once in my life and almost spit it out. It doesnt even taste good.
I believe all those sugar subsitutes that are out on the market are worst than just sugar or honey
Aspartame is NOT safe. Just because many people don't obviously react to it does not mean that it is without any danger.
Originally Posted by juliebove
QuackWatch is not a credible source of information. It may just be a matter of time until Stephen Barrett will do an article "exposing" the raw vegan diet.
If you want to learn more about the dangers of aspartame and other food additives such as MSG I recommend the book Excitotoxins - The Taste That Kills by Dr. Russell Blaylock.
Aspartame is a man made chemical. It's not natural, therefor NOT safe or good for consupmtion. Aspartame reactions to the blood and isulin just the same as sugar does...hence weight gain with these products and addiction! Sure, not everyone will react immediately but later in their lives they will pay in one way or another.Just like those that are super thin and can eat everything they want and not gain any weight...seem healthy and oknow, but they'll mostlikely get some disease, unfortunately. I believe there are two forms of reactions - immediate and then severely delayed.
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