28 July, 2004
..."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!!!!! 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."...
Another example how the industry buys and suppresses information
affecting our health for profit... One can bet dollars to donuts
that these prostitute experts, without bothering to do any research
will defend this and other profitable toxins to their death...
and Vision Degradation
Cow & Parkinson's?
Gate: When Donald Rumsfeld was CEO of Searle
Dr. Mercola's Comment:
If you aren't familiar with all the diseases associated with this
artificial sweetener--diseases like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's
disease--this movie will indeed open your eyes to a problem that
has been covered up for far too long.
For the record, aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than the refined
sugar it is meant to replace, but it is known to erode intelligence
and affect short-term memory. Once upon a time, aspartame was on
a Pentagon list of biowarfare chemicals submitted to Congress, which
just goes to show you how lethal a chemical it really is.
Although seizures are common among aspartame users, headaches are
the most common complaint. According to a nutrition consultant,
diet could be one of the reasons 18 million Americans suffer from
migraines, with aspartame listed as a possible culprit.
Because more than 5,000 products contain aspartame, it's in your
best interests as well as your family's health to read the labels
of any processed food you're concerned about.
Your life may depend on it.
For more information about this important documentary, visit Sound
and Fury Productions.
For more related links go to:
Misery: The Horrors of Aspartame Revealed in Documentary
After 7000 miles, and 25 hours of footage, "Sweet Misery"
will reveal one of the most pervasive, insidious forms of corporate
negligence in the history of the industrial revolution.
- Tales of the Inconceivable
- Sweet Misery
The toxic long-term effects of aspartame are often dismissed as
a "hoax" by the sweetener industry and at least five other
internet websites. The real footwork, however, unravels something
less comforting than a mere "Hoax."
"Sweet Misery" is the working title of a documentary
currently in post production at Sound and Fury. Our primary investigation
includes interviews with doctors, lawyers, people who have had health
probems which they associate with aspartame usage, advocates, and
"Aspartame is inherently, markedly and uniquely unstable in
is a quote from the congressional record in 1985, and yet it was
approved for use in soft drinks and other beverages.
So what happened?
Is there credible evidence if you look beyond the smoke screen
of corporate medicine? The primary research and interviews have
been quite disturbing.
Dr. Woodrow C. Monte wrote: "Methanol [one of the breakdown
products of aspartame] has no therapeutic properties and is considered
only as a toxicant. The ingestion of two teaspoons is considered
lethal in humans" (Monte, Woodrow, "Aspartame: Methanol
and the Public Health", Journal of Applied Nutrition, Vol.
36, Number 1, 1984, p. 44).
Though it can hardly be considered good fortune to have an immediate
reaction to aspartame, at least you are spared the potential long-term
ticking time-bomb of a large array of neurological illnesses. These
include, but are not limited to Brain Cancer, Lou Gehrig's Disease,
Graves Disease, Chronic Fatigue, MS and Epilepsy.
This feature-length documentary is expected to be released by May
Visit our Catalog to order Sweet Misery.
Documentary Hits Home:
In November of 2001, Cori Brackett, co-owner of Sound and Fury
Productions, was in the process of doing research on Eugenics and
the absurd idea of "Perfect People" advocated by such
seemingly diverse folks as Darwiniasts and Hitler, when she began
to experience a tingling sensation in her hands and feet.
At the time, she was unaware of any controversy surrounding artificial
sweeteners and had been a heavy consumer of diet soda.
Around then, she read an article about aspartame being connected
to many health problems and quit using products like diet soda -
which contain aspartame.
However, the tingling stubbornly continued, eventually convincing
her to seek medical advice. Her doctor ordered an MRI of her brain
which resulted in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
At first, she was horrified as her condition quickly progressed
to the point that she had double vision, slurred speech, and weak
limbs forcing her to use a wheelchair. Through dietary changes and
a host of therapies, her condition improved and continues to do
so to this day.
This rather extreme experience caused her to go on a journey across
country, seeking answers. The result of this quest is the documentary,
"Sweet Misery" and the upcoming collection of poems called
"Through the Shadows".
As Cori says, "I never asked for any of this, but since it
happened, I feel compelled to share with others. I only want to
help people in any way that I can. I ask for full disclosure from
companies, so that everyone has a true understanding of what they
purchase and consume".
From: watsons [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: July 22, 2004 8:12 PM
To: Jones, Beverly A (N260540); Hall, Joanne M (N128490); Gauld,
Lori (N334132); Overholt, Catharine (N245005); Bradshaw, Lynda (N101375)
Subject: sweet taste - interesting read !!
Please take the time to read this article and forward to anyone
you know who uses diet pop, sugarless gum, any other aspartame products
or has MS, lupus, or any auto-immune disease.
Subject: Fw: No sweet taste I received this article today.
I have read about this before. Thought I would pass it on. Reading
this information & sharing it, might mean saving a life or improving
the quality of someone's life, maybe yours. 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 dying. 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% well, but sure felt a lot better. She told me she
was going to her doctor 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! 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
asymptomatic 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 syptoms disappear. We've seen many cases
where vision returned and hearing improved markedly. This also applies
to cases of tinnitus.
During the 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. Espistn (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. are 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 if no significant increase in exercise,
etc. 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 seizures, 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 into their
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 EXPIRED!!!!! 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!
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