NWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3084 times:
Subject: THE DANGERS OF ASPARTAME
> >>If you type Aspartame into Google search, it comes up with 250,000 links,
> >>all bad except for companies using it. Where there's that much smoke,
> >>there's gotta be fire of some sort!
> >>Read this one right through to the end, rather frightful.
> >>In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick, she had stomach
> >>spasms, she was having a hard time getting around, to walk 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 biopsies, and was on 24
> >>various prescription medications. The doctors could not figure out what
> >>was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick, she knew she was
> >>She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest
> >>daughters name, and made sure her younger children were to be with her
> >>oldest daughter. She wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to
> >>Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd. On March 19th I called
> >>her to ask her how one of her tests went, and she said they didn't find
> >>anything on the test, but they believe she had MS. I thought, oh,
> >>my....then I recalled an article a friend of mine emailed to me..and I
> >>asked her...Do you drink Diet pop?
> >>She told me yes, as a matter of fact she was getting ready to crack one
> >>open that moment, I told her not to open it, and stop drinking the diet
> >>pop....and I emailed her the following article. She called me within 32
> >>hours after our phone conversation and told me she stopped drinking the
> >>diet pop, and she can walk...she went up the stairs, and the muscle spasms
> >>went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but sure felt a lot better. She
> >>told me she was going to her doctors with this article and would call me
> >>back when she got home.
> >>She called me, and her doctor was amazed, he is going to call all of his
> >>MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweetener. In a
> >>nutshell, she was being poisoned by the aspartame in the diet soda, dying
> >>a slow death.
> >>When she got to FL March 22nd, all she had to take was one pill, and that
> >>was a pill for poisoning....she is well on her way to recovery.!....and
> >>she is walking!!! No wheelchair!!!! This article saved her life! The life
> >>saving article:
> >>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, that
> >>it was hard to understand 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. People
> >>were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple
> >>sclerosis is not a death sentence, where 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 life-threatening
> >>We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic once taken off
> >>diet sodas. In the case 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 returned and hearing
> >>improved markedly. This also applies to cases of tinnitus.
> >>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, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred
> >>speech, blurred vision, or memory loss-you probably have ASPARTAME
> >>DISEASE!" People were jumping up during the lecture saying, I've got some
> >>of these symptoms: Is it reversible?" Yes, Not drinking diet sodas and
> >>keeping an eye out for aspartame on food labels, yes!
> >>We have a very serious problem. A stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one of
> >>my speakers) and me and said: "Could you tell me why so many people seem
> >>to be coming down with MS?" During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that
> >>six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been
> >>diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence! Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi,
> >>etc. IS NOT A DIET PRODUCT!
> >>The Congressional Record states that it makes you crave carbohydrates and
> >>will make you FAT. The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly
> >>no significant increase in exercise, etc., Dr. Roberts in his lecture
> >>stated that he had patient who lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial
> >>Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that physicians
> >>would believe that they have a patient with retinopathy, when in fact the
> >>symptoms are 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 without the other
> >>amino acids found in protein. Thus it passes the blood brain barrier and
> >>deteriorates the neurons of the brain, causing in diabetics (as well as in
> >>patients not suffering from diabetes) various kinds of brain damage,
> >>seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, rage, violence.
> >>(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 early pregnancy. Children are
> >>especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NOT be given
> >>NutraSweet. I can relate different case histories of children having mal
> >>seizures and other disturbances being on NutraSweet.
> >>Unfortunately it is not always easy to convince a mother that aspartame is
> >>to blame for her child's illness. Only by trial and success will she be
> >>able to warn other mothers to take their children's health in their own
> >>Stevia, a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED ADDITIVE, which helps in the
> >>metabolism of sugar (which 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.
> >>Books on this subject are available: EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS -
> >>written by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press 1-800-643-2665) and DEFENSE
> >>AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a diabetic
> >>specialist. These two doctors will be posting a position paper with some
> >>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 caused by this deadly
> >>poison." Here is the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when
> >>aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial
> >>hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing
> >>has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now
> >>there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS
> >>I assure you, MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame knows how deadly it is
> >>They fund among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American
> >>Dietetic Association, the Conference of the American College of Physicians
> >>This has been exposed in the New York Times - to no avail. These
> >>Associations cannot Criticize any additives or convey their link to
> >>MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and have to
> >>endorse their products. Senator Howard Hetzenbaum 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 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.
JCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Unless you want to be like the people who don't use cell phones for the "cancer risk," don't have aspartame. Everything is deadly at certain doses. Don't kid yourself, aspartame is completely safe 99.999999% of the time.
Diamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
Here's a simple test that you can do to assess just one level of neurotoxicity:
Fill a shot glass with Equal, or some other nutrasweet/aspartame brand. Wet your finger and put it into the glass and leave it for 5-7 minutes. In some people, you will eventually 'taste' a sweet taste in your mouth.
This is both creepy and wrong. Tastes should not originate by putting your finger in a glass. Yet this has been proven to happen. Aspartame reacts with the nervous system in ways that aren't yet fully understood.
Phoenixflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2952 times:
Aspartame is safe unless you have the genetic disease phenylketonuria. People with that have difficulty metabolizing the amino acid phenylalanine. There was a research project in the journal, Regualtory Toxicology and Pharmacology in 2002 that tested aspartame on mice. They gave mice 1000 times the highest human consumption (adjusted for weight) and found no ill effects. They then tested other animals. I only remember rats and dogs. Still nothing. If aspartame causes a problem its not because of aspartame, its because of the person taking it.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12150 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2943 times:
Interesting thread, one of my friends cannot tolerate Aspartame.
For years he was regarded as being epileptic because of constant seizures, then however somebody suggested that it could be the ingredients of the coke he drank which caused them. Well surprise surprise, he stopped drinking the coke and hasn't had a seizure since, it was then diagnosed that the ingredient Aspartame was what had been causing them!
He doesn't have any of the things that you mention Phoenixflyer, but even so, shouldn't products that contain Aspartame carry a warning saying as much that if you have, or may be susceptible to such an ailment, you should not consume the product? I mean we have warnings "May contain nuts" on packets of peanuts!
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ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
Quoting JCS17 (Reply 4): Everything is deadly at certain doses.
Exactly, everything in the extreme, can be harmful. Everything has a potential to kill you.
As I mentioned in the thread on Trans-Fats - what are you going to do, stop living because you MIGHT get sick from taking a breath? Ridiculous. Life is too damn short to get bent over the small stuff . . . live hard, live fast, enjoy it . . .
Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2919 times:
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10): Phoenixflyer, but even so, shouldn't products that contain Aspartame carry a warning saying as much that if you have, or may be susceptible to such an ailment, you should not consume the product?
As a matter of fact, the products do carry a warning label here in the U.S.
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
Here in Sweden diet coke today comes with the new (as marketed by Coca Cola) sweetener Sucralose. It is supposed to give diet coke a richer taste and indeed it does taste different from the old one with Aspartame.
The effects of these artificial sweeteners do worry me to some extent..but i just try to not over consume the stuff and i'm sure all will be fine. A bottle of diet coke once in a while will not kill ya, i'm sure.
I drink that when I'm at school, my university is predominately Coke machines, there are some Pepsi machines too, but they're few and far between. I'm actually at the library now downing my 3rd bottle of Diet Coke, and right there on the label, "WITH ASPARTAME"
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2807 times:
Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 14): As a matter of fact, the products do carry a warning label here in the U.S.
In the US everything needs to have warning labels or you might get sued by someone over something.
Won't be long before you see a warning label like "any contact with this product or anything or anyone that has been or will be at some point in contact with it may at some point cause you some discomfort or worse of a kind we cannot at this time predict. We hereby deny all responsibillity for any such events, including events affecting or caused by people who were unable to read or comprehend this label".
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 23): I heard from my cousin's brother's mother-in-law's sister's doorman's uncle's grandmother's stepson's stockbroker's mistress that it is even in beer.
It gets worse, it's pumped into the environment in such massive quantities that it's falling out of the sky as a major component of acid rain.
And the Government despite having known about this for years doesn't do anything, it's a Conspiracy!
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: Like so many other debates, I suppose the truth lies somewhere between those who say it's harmless and those who say you will get cancer merely by say
: ok, so does this include sweet and low? and how does splenda differ? I tend to use preatty good amounts of either in teas and coffee
: The sweetener in SweetN Low is saccharin. Its been in use for a very long time and as far as I know there is no controversy over its use like with asp
: I don't want to alarm anyone, but it is in our oceans as well. Wasn't saccharin thought to cause cancer in lab rats? Or am I thinking of something el
: According to snopes.com, the letter is a hoax. See by yourself: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp