the truth about aspartame | Sugar Substitute | Diseases And Disorders


If it says "Sugar Free" on the label--do not even think about eating it!!!! If you are using Aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Equal) and you 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! There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological, because Aspartame destroys the nervous system. There is absolutely no reason to take this product. The Congressional Record said, "It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT." The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. There are now over 5,000 products containing this chemical--it is now available in 90 plus countries worldwide--and the patent has expired!!!

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When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86° 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 multiple sclerosis; thus people are being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is. In the case of systemic lupus, it has

become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially among Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. cans of diet soda per day, some even more. With systemic lupus, which is triggered by Aspartame, the victim usually does not know that Aspartame is the culprit. They continue its use, aggravating the lupus to such a degree that it can become life threatening. When people get off the Aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. There are many cases where their vision and their hearing has returned. The methanol in the Aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as cyanide, fluoride, mercury, lead and arsenic--deadly poisons!!! Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison." Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. The phenylalanine in Aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence. Whenever you get a seizuring person off Aspartame, the seizures stop. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's Disease. This drug also causes birth defects. Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. Physicians believe that they have patients with retinopathy, when in fact it is caused by Aspartame. Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died. Many people who switched from Saccharine to an Aspartame product have eventually gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and death. Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic in the absence of the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Monsanto, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products.

Therefore, they can not criticize any additives or tell about their link to Monsanto. Aspartame Disease is a partial cause of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and other problems frequently found in these cases can be directly related to the consumption of an Aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Dessert Storm troops. (heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86° F). Diet drinks sat in the 120° F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning. Consuming Aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects. The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrics Professor, Genetics, at Emory University, in his testimony before Congress. In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor agent). Neurosurgeons have said when they remove brain tumors; they have found high levels of Aspartame in them. Stevia, a sweet herb, 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 F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. has outlawed this sweet herb because of their loyalty to Monsanto. Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of Aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public. On February 21, 1984, the Associated Press released the news FDA Rejects Hearing on Aspartame. More than one reputable investigator has questioned the possible side effects of aspartame. In laboratory animals, aspartame has shown some relation to alterations of brain neurotransmitters. The Food and Sciences Department at Arizona State University has questioned the safety of aspartame after finding that ASPARTAME BREAKS DOWN INTO METHANOL (wood alcohol-CH3OH) at 86° F and it would react the same, chemically, at a temperature 12 points higher (body temperature). Dr. Richard Wurtman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a letter to Lancet 846;1060, November 9, 1985, provides subjective reports on the correlation between high aspartame ingestion and altered neurological behavior, including headaches, hallucinations and, ultimately, grand mal seizures. In three instances, the symptoms disappeared upon the elimination of aspartame from the diet. From the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol. 14, pp, 565-577, J.A.

Goldman, R,/H. Lerman, J.H. Contois and J.N. Udall, Jr., investigated the effect of sucrose consumption on the behavior of preschool children. Children were tested individually using a double blind, crossover design. On separate mornings each child received 6 oz. of juice, sweetened on one morning with sucrose and on the other with an artificial sweetener. Children were observed for 90 minutes following the drinks, alternating between 15-minute sessions of work on structured tasks and sessions of free play. Following the sucrose drink, the children showed a decrement in performance in the structured testing situation, and they demonstrated more "inappropriate" behavior during free play. These differences in behavior were most pronounced approximately 45 to 60 minutes after the drinks. We are beginning to see documentation of the food/behavior link schoolteachers observe on a daily basis, despite what the sugar industry would have us believe. In Neurology, the "bible" of the neurologists, it was reported there are significantly more headaches in people who took aspartame. In another report from the FDA in 1991, they had complaints of seizures, panic attacks, and mania. Can you imagine the waste and possible harm done to these 5,000 patients receiving inappropriate testing, psychotherapy, and drugs for their nonexistent psychiatric problem? Other problems uncovered by Dr. H.J. Roberts, an authority on aspartame, are hyperactivity, confusion, dizziness, visual problems, tremors, and insomnia. Roberts cites a study from Biological Psychiatry in which depressed patients were given aspartame. The results were such a wild confusion of neurological and wacko responses that the study was quickly abandoned. One of the amusing but sad findings on aspartame is that it makes you fat. Millions of people take NutaSweet or Equal to avoid sugar and thus avoid gaining weight. Animal experiments revealed years ago that aspartame increases the appetite of the animals for sugar and carbohydrates. Dr Richard Wurtman, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, confirmed this in humans. Then the American Cancer Society, an improbable ally against a big corporation, tracked the eating habits of 80,000 women and confirmed Wurtman's findings. If you are taking NutraSweet or Equal, you may experience any of the above-mentioned effects or one or more of the following complaints: abdominal pain dry eyes irritability palpitations numbness tinnitis hives aggression anxiety itching infections impaired hearing eye pain hair loss bloating hypertension nausea frequent urination chronic fatigue death phobias depression diarrhea sleepiness shortness of breath drowsiness edema tingling slurring of speech unsteadiness urinary tract burning There are undoubtedly other unreported symptoms, but the FDA continues to

look the other way. In fact, the National Institutes of Health published a report listing 16 reasons why you should not take aspartame. This drug was once listed by the Pentagon as a possible biochemical warfare weapon. But they must have decided it would be more profitable to poison our citizens with it than to wait for a war. Dr. Roberts concludes: "More than half the population now consumes enormous amounts of a chemical that I regard as an imminent public health hazard." Twelve hundred food products now contain aspartame. It's difficult to avoid it unless you stick to fresh food. Remember, restaurants use aspartame, especially in desserts. Many of the test animals in the original Searle animal experiments developed brain tumors. This information was suppressed. The tumors were removed surgically and the animals were kept in the experiment. The FDA claims it knew nothing about this shocking finding. How long do you think melatonin would stay on the market if it caused brain tumors? How can this be? The answer is always the same: Follow the money. Consumers will soon have another artificial sweetener to watch out for. The Food and Drug Administration has recently announced approval of a new sweetener that will be used in dry food products and sold to consumers in tablet form. The new sweetener, acesulfame potassium or "acesulfame K" for short, will compete with aspartame and saccharin in the billion-dollar-a-year artificial sweetener market in the U.S. The Hoechst Celanese Corporation of Somerville, N.J., a subsidiary of HOECHST A.G., of Frankfurt, West Germany, will market it under the brand name Sunette. According to Hoechst, Sunette will have the same sweetening power as aspartame, which is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. But it will be more versatile in that unlike aspartame it doesn't lose potency after long storage or after heating. It will be used in such things as chewing gum, instant tea and coffee, gelatins and non-dairy creamers. Hoechst is also trying to get approval for Sunette's use in baked goods, candies and liquid foods and drinks. It is already being used in soft drinks in West Germany. The FDA says acesulfame K is safe and that four long-term animal studies have not shown any toxic effects. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington, D.C.-based consumer group, warned that the studies they have seen showed that animals fed acesulfame suffered more tumors than those not fed the other sweetener. The FDA responded by saying that the incidence of tumors was typical of what could routinely be expected and was not due to the sweetener. With the safety of aspartame and saccharine still in question by medical researchers, consumers should take the claims for Sunette with a grain of salt! Snacks Proteins are the most difficult foods to properly digest and require a

considerable amount of energy for digestion. Therefore, protein snacks are inadvisable since they require hard digestive labor from the body and thus deplete its digestive powers. Fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates make better snacks. Since proteins take a long time to digest, it is likely that a snack protein will be overtaken by the next meal. If a person has a proper protein breakfast, then ideally lunch should come four-and-a-half hours later without any snacks in between. The body uses energy for other processes besides digesting food. Items such as celery, carrot sticks and popcorn (air popped) are preferable. Fruit also makes a good afternoon snack item. Some use frozen organic red grapes as a Popsicle-type snack in the summer. Unfortunately, most people want to snack on sweets, candy, desserts and other high-stress items. One advantage of the protein-and-vegetable breakfast is that the detrimental effect of sweet snacks eaten in the afternoon is minimized due to the strong metabolic pattern established by the breakfast. The best advice is to avoid snacks altogether, or to use snack time to boost nutrition with a glass of organic carrot/vegetable juice. But if you do choose to snack, use fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates. If you succumb to the cookie urge, late afternoon is the least detrimental time. But have a glass of vegetable juice with it. No deprivation, just hedging your bet. Adding a couple of raw vegetables, or vegetable juice, ot a sweet snack will help prevent activation of the immune system against the high-stress snack, and it will help conserve energy by adding enzymes. Just add a carrot and a celery stick to your cookie snack and you will fare much better. Keep in mind that a strong craving for sweets is a classic symptom of protein deficiency at the cellular level. A wellnourished system does not keep the "appestat button" (hypothalamus and pituitary) pushed, calling for more nutrients. Blood sugar becomes stable, and stamina and steadfast energy become new characteristics. Stabilization of the blood sugar takes effect usually within three weeks to three months after beginning a proper eating regimen.

Aspartame Side Effects The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions. According to Lendon Smith, M.D., Russell Blaylock, M.D. and a growing number of other medical doctors, there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don't relieve their symptoms. Even though some don't 'appear' to suffer immediate reactions, these individuals are still susceptible to the longterm damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP. Over 92 adverse reactions and side effects have been attributed to aspartame including: Eyes blindness in one or both eyes decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision pain in one or both eyes decreased tears trouble with contact lenses bulging eyes Ears tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound severe intolerance of noise marked hearing impairment Neurologic epileptic seizures headaches, migraines and some severe dizziness, unsteadiness, both confusion, memory loss, both severe drowsiness and sleepiness paresthesia or numbness of the limbs severe slurring of speech severe hyperactivity and restless legs

atypical facial pain severe tremors Psychological/Psychiatric severe depression irritability aggression anxiety personality changes insomnia phobias Chest palpitations, tachycardia shortness of breath recent high blood pressure Gastrointestinal nausea diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools abdominal pain pain when swallowing Skin and Allergies itching without a rash lip and mouth reactions hives aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma Endocrine and Metabolic loss of control of diabetes menstrual changes marked thinning or loss of hair marked weight loss gradual weight gain

aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) severe PMS Other frequency of voiding and burning during urination excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating increased susceptibility to infection Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all: death irreversible brain damage birth defects, including mental retardation peptic ulcers aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets hyperactivity in children severe depression aggressive behavior suicidal tendencies Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epstein-Barr Post-Polio Syndrome Lyme Disease Grave's Disease Meniere's Disease Alzheimer's Disease ALS Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis (MS) EMS Hypothyroidism Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings

Fibromyalgia Lupus non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes. Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook 'disease' symptoms, such as Grave's Disease. Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.

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