is provided by Sarah's Promise and was reprinted from Light of Truth,
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, they announced that there was an epidemic of
multiple sclerosis systemic lupus, and they did not understand what toxin was
causing this to be rampant across the United States. I explained that I was
there to lecture on exactly that subject.
When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86F, 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 were being
diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis is in error. The multiple sclerosis is
not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.
In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as
multiple sclerosis, especially Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with
methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. cans of the
per day, some even more. In the case of systemic lupus, which is triggered by
Aspartame, the victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit.
The victim continues its use aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that
sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people of the Aspartame ,
those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. Unfortunately, we cannot
reverse this disease. 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. We have seen cases where there vision has returned and
even their hearing has returned. 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 this. Is it
It is rampant. Some of the speakers at my lecture even were suffering from these
symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of Uganda, he told us that
their sugar industry is adding Aspartame! He continued by saying that one of the
industry leader's son could no longer walk, due in part by the product usage! We
have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came to Dr. Espisto (one of my
speakers) and myself and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seemed
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. 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 expired!
At the time of this first hearing, people were going blind. 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 and arsenic-deadly
poisons! Unfortunatley, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing
people and causing all kinds of neurological problems.
Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures.
This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does
to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. This drug also causes birth
There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is not a diet product!
The Congressional record said, "It makes you crave carbohydrates and will
make you fat." Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off Aspartame,
their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person. The formaldehyde stores in
the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.
Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood
alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they have
patients with retinopathy, when in fact, it is caused by Aspartame. The
Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing patients to go
into a coma. unfortunately, many have died.
People were telling us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians,
that they had relatives that switched from saccharin to an Aspartame product,
and how that relative had eventually gone into a coma. Their physicians could
not get their 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 without the other amino
acids found in protein. thus, it goes past the blood brain barrier and
deteriorates the neurons of the brain.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, neuro-surgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulates the
neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees." He
has written a book entitled, "Excitotoxions: The Taste That Kills."
(Health Press 1-800-643-2665) Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on Aspartame poisoning,
has also written a book entitled, "Defense Against Alzheimer's
Dr Roberts tells how Aspartame poisoning is
escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse told me,
women are being admitted at age 30 with Alzheimer's Disease. Dr Blaylock and Dr.
Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case histories and will post
it on the Internet.
According to the Conference of American College of
Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused
by this deadly poison."
Dr. Roberts realizes what was happening when Aspartame was first marketed. He
said his diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion and severe vision
loss. At the Conference of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know.
They had wondered why seizures were rampant (the phenylalanine in Aspartame
breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic
depression, panic attacks, rage and violence).
Just before the Conference, I recieved a fax from Norway, asking for a possible
antidote for this poison, because they are experiencing so many problems in
their country. This "poison" is now available in 90 countries
Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from different
nations who have pledged to help. We ask that you help, too. Print this article
out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that contains Aspartame back to
I assure you that Monsanto, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.
They fund the American Diabetes 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 cannot criticize any
additives or tell about their link to Monsanto.
How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on Nutrasweet to get off the
product. The child was having grand seizures every day. The mother called her
physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the child off
Nutrasweet. We are still trying to convince the mother that the Aspartame is
causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off Aspartame, the seizures
stop. If the baby dies, you know whose fault it is, and what we are up against.
There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame, from coma to death. The majority
of them are all neurological, because the Aspartame destroys the nervous system.
Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery
of the Desert Storm health problems. 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 heat can liberate the methanol from the Aspartame
at 86F). Diet drinks sat in the 120F Arabian sun for two weeks at a time on
pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All their symptoms
are identical to Aspartame poisoning.
Dr. Roberts says "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, Pediatrician Professor
Genetics, at the Emory University in the testimony before Congress.
In the orignal lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylalanini breaks
down to DXP, a brain tumor agent). When Dr. Espisto was speaking on Aspartame,
one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "When they remove
brain tumors, they have found high levels of Aspatame in them."
Stevia, a sweet food, not an 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 outlawed this sweet food because of
their loyalty to Monsanto.
If it says
"Sugar Free" on the label -- Don't even think about it!