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ASPARTAME - THE SILENT KILLER

 

 


 

 

Copyright Ron Harder 2002

 

There is an epidemic across North America today of Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Most people do not understand why this epidemic is happening, and they do not know why these diseases are so rampant. I would like to share with you the main reason we are having this very serious problem.

 

Many people today use artificial sweeteners in their tea or coffee. They do this because the ads they see on TV tell them that sugar is bad for their health. This is absolutely true. Sugar is toxic to us, but, what most people use as a replacement for sugar is much more deadly.

 

I am talking about Aspartame. It is the cause of the epidemic that was mentioned above. Aspartame is an extremely toxic chemical that is produced by a chemical company called Monsanto.

 

Aspartame is being marketed around the world as a sugar substitute and is found in all diet soft drinks, such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. It is also found in artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful; and it is used in many other products as a sugar replacement.

 

Aspartame is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to GAIN weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates.

 

Causing you to gain weight is only a very small part of what Aspartame does. Aspartame is a toxic chemical that changes the brain's chemistry. It can and does cause severe seizures. This chemical changes the dopamine level in the brain, and it is particularly deadly for anyone suffering from Parkinson's disease.

 

Aspartame is extremely poisonous, and here is why. One of the toxic ingredients of Aspartame is wood alcohol. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in the Aspartame is converted to formaldehyde, and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis.

 

Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of poisons as Cyanide and Arsenic - which are very deadly toxins. The only difference is... Formaldehyde kills quietly, and it takes a little longer. And, in the process of killing people, it causes all kinds of neurological problems.

 

There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning leading to coma and death. The majority of these symptoms are neurological, because the Aspartame attacks and destroys the nervous system. Some of the symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning are covered below.

 

One of these symptoms is Lupus, which has become almost as rampant as Multiple Sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.

 

When someone develops Lupus as a result of using Aspartame, they usually do not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. They then continue to use Aspartame, which aggravates the Lupus to such a degree that it sometimes becomes life threatening.

 

When people finally get off the Aspartame, the severity of the Lupus decreases.

 

It is generally believed that once you develop Lupus, you will have it for the rest of your life, but this is not so. Lupus can be defeated with some very special treatment.

 

Aspartame Poisoning is also very often diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. The methanol toxicity mimics Multiple Sclerosis, and therefore, people are being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when in fact they do not have it. Multiple Sclerosis is not a death sentence, where Methanol Toxicity usually is.

 

When those who suffer from Aspartame Poisoning stop using Aspartame, most of the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis disappear. There are many cases where someone's vision has returned, and even their hearing has returned.

 

We have a very serious problem here. More and more people who are heavy Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers are being diagnosed with MS.

 

This also applies to other diseases. If you are using Aspartame and you suffer from ibromyalgia symptoms such as 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 do not have Fibromyalgia, you very likely have Aspartame poisoning.

 

At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know the cause of the epidemic in MS and Lupus. It is believed that the phenylalanine in the Aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes Serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage, and violence.

 

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 is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. There are many cases where physicians believe they have a patient with etinopathy, when in fact, the problem is caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many diabetics who have used Aspartame have died.

 

There are many recorded cases where diabetics have switched from Saccharin to an aspartame product, and many of these people 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. Two prominent Doctors, Dr. Blaylock and Dr. H. J. Roberts, have written books on aspartame Poisoning. Dr. Blaylock's book is entitled: "EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS". Dr. H. J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on Aspartame Poisoning, has written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE".

 

Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when Aspartame was first marketed and used. He said that his diabetic patients who used Aspartame presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss". The methanol in the Aspartame converts to Formaldehyde in the retina of the eye, and causes people to go blind.

 

Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain.

 

Dr. Roberts tells how Aspartame Poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's disease. Women of 30 years of age are being admitted that have developed Alzheimer's disease as a result of using Aspartame.

 

Aspartame Disease is partially the cause of what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems (Gulf War Syndrome). The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption of an Aspartame product.

 

Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops. (Remember that heat can liberate the methanol from the Aspartame at 86 degrees F). These diet drinks sat on pallets in the

120-degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time. The service men and women drank them all day long, and all of their symptoms are identical to Aspartame Poisoning.

 

According to Dr. Roberts, another serious problem is that consuming Aspartame during pregnancy can cause birth defects. When the Aspartame attacks the nervous system it does not allow the unborn child to develop properly.

 

Aspartame consumption has also been shown to lead to cancer. In the original lab tests on Aspartame, animals that were given Aspartame developed brain tumours. The phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, which is a brain tumour agent.

 

How serious is this Aspartame Poisoning? A mother who had a child on NutraSweet was told to get her child off the product. The child was having grand mal seizures every day. The mother spoke to her doctor, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the child off the NutraSweet. They are still trying to convince the mother that the Aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time you take a grand mal seizure victim off of Aspartame, the seizures stop. Here is the major problem. Congressional Hearings were held when Aspartame was originally approved for use in 100 different products. Since that initial hearing, there have been two more hearings to try to ban this product, but to no avail. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

 

This list of 100 has now expanded to where there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the patent has expired. Also, Aspartame is now available in over 90 countries around the world.

 

There is a bit of hope. Stevia, a sweet herb which helps in the metabolism of sugar, and which is proving to be ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the F. D. A. For years, the F. D. A. had outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to Monsanto.

 

I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows exactly how deadly their product is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. They have the contacts and the power to keep their product on the market. Public health means nothing to these people, it's all about making money.

 

Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of Aspartame. The bill would also have instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioural symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death.

 

We ask that you help to get the word out about Aspartame. Print this article and distribute it to everyone you know. There are a lot of people out there who must be warned, PLEASE let them know this information. You might want to print it out, hand it to your friends, or fax it to people who are not online.

 

Young people drink a lot of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, and because of this, they are the most susceptible to Aspartame Poisoning. Please let your children know about the toxins in these drinks.

 

A large number of adults use Nutrasweet, Equal, or Spoonful. They also need to be warned of the dangers in those products. And, very importantly, do not consume anything that has Aspartame in it. If it says "Sugar Free" on the label, you know that it contains Aspartame. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT.

 

One other thing, and this is for your own benefit. Go to the Search. Engine "Google" and do a search using the search word "Aspartame". You will be surprised by what you will find.

 

Fresh fears emerged this week over aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in 6,000 types of food, drink and medicines widely available in every supermarket.

 

Roger Williams, a member of the parliamentary select committee on food and the environment and Liberal Democrat MP, said any items containing aspartame should be withdrawn from sale as there was 'compelling and reliable' evidence that aspartame can cause cancer.

 

His comments came after research published by the European Ramazzini Foundation in Italy over the summer linked aspartame to cancer in rats.

 

"There is strong scientific evidence that the components of aspartame and their metabolites can cause very serious toxic effects on humans," Mr Williams said.

 

Mr Williams told the House of Commons the additive was potentially 'far more dangerous' than Sudan 1, the banned food dye linked to cancer and found in some products in Britain earlier this year. He claimed aspartame was found in ten times more products.

 

Leading scientists have joined Mr Williams in calling for products containing it to be taken off the shelves . Erik Millstone, professor of science policy at the University of Sussex, said "There are sufficient grounds for banning aspartame. There are serious problems about how it was approved."

 

The European Ramazzini Foundation study found the incidence of cancer in female rats rose in direct relation to the dose of the sweetener they were given.  The scientists suggested the cancer could be triggered by chemicals created by aspartame as it is broken down in the body.

 

Regular readers of What Doctors Don't Tell You have known of the potential side effects of aspartame as far back as 1996.   Apart from causing headaches, aspartame is also linked to panic attacks, mood changes, visual hallucinations, manic episodes and isolated dizziness, and has been associated with hyperactivity in children.

 

But what is less well known is the widespread use of aspartame in prescription and over-the-counter medicine.  In the What Doctors Don't Tell You special report entitled 'Drug Additives: the not-so-inactive ingredients' we reported

 

'The concentration of sweeteners in oral solutions and suspensions ranges from 30 to 50 per cent of the formulation. In some antibiotic and cough/cold preparations, the sweetener content can be as high as 80 per cent .

 

Aspartame, an excitotoxin (a central nervous system stimulator), is increasingly being used in chewable tablets and sugar-free formulations of drugs and supplements.  Headache is the most common adverse effect linked to aspartame. Up to 11 per cent of patients with chronic migraines report that their headaches are triggered by it . . . '

 

 

The report goes on to reveal a whole host of ingredients and excipients that are added to prescription drugs to make them more palatable, yet which trigger as many side effects and reactions as the drugs themselves.

    

 

The aspartame story is just another example of how What Doctors Don't Tell You acts as an early warning system years before these type of stories make national headlines.

 

 

 

 Got an Ant Problem? Use Aspartame (e.g. Canderel granules)

 

 

For all the dire health problems associated with aspartame -- the worst of them being -- the original "anything-but-sugar" substitute may have an ideal purpose to exist, not as a food additive, but as an ant poison

Already aware of  as a toxic chemical, a health-conscious consumer with an ant problem emptied one packet of aspartame in the corner of each of her bathrooms two years ago. The "sweet" solution worked brilliantly, as she's seen no signs of carpenter ants crawling around for the past year.

Aspartame may be just the thing for getting rid of fire ants (impervious to many poisons) too, although this solution takes a bit more effort. Initially, fire ants ignored their aspartame treat until a light rain moistened it. After the rain, however, the fire ants came back with a vengeance, taking the aspartame back to the mound by the hundreds. Within two days, any evidence that fire ants existed at all, save for an empty mound, vanished.

No mystery aspartame works like a pesticide, as the asparctic acid contained in this toxic product is a well-documented excitotoxin that causes specific brain cells to become excessively excited to the point, just as both kinds of ants did.

Makes you wonder if aspartame is a far safer, better alternative to getting rid of lawn and home pests than the found at your neighbourhood hardware store ...

If you ever wanted a painless way to find out all the dangers of aspartame you will certainly want to view. If you are a natural health care practitioner you might want to consider showing this in your reception area.