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Posted by anonymous on July 27, 2001 at 11:43:03:

This is an Internet forward I found informative and sadly believable:

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 and systemic lupus, and they did
not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United States.

I explained I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. When the temperature of Aspartame 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
multiple sclerosis; thus, people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The
multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is concerned..

In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis,
especially in.Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi

Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. cans of them per day, some
even more. In the cases 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 off 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 their 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 reversible?" It is rampant. Some
of the speakers at my lecture were even
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 sons
could no longer walk due in part to product usage! We have a very serious problem.

Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto,(one of my speakers) and myself 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 drinkers,
had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence. Here is the problem. There were
Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was originally included as a sweetener 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!!! Unfortunately, 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 defects. 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 the aspartame. The aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing
many 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 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 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, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death,
causing brain damage of varying degrees. Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled
"EXCITOTOXINS: 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 DISEASE" (1-800-814-9800). 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 30 years of age 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 the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of
neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison.

" Dr. Roberts realized 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 the American College 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

Just before the Conference, I received 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 PLUS countries worldwide.

Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from different nations who have
pledged their help. We ask that you help too.

Print this article out and warn everyone you know.

Take anything that contains aspartame back to the store. Take the "NO ASPARTAME "TEST" and
send us your case history. I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how
deadly it is. They fund the American Association, American Dietetic Association Congress, and the
Conference of the American College of Physicians.

The New York Times, 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 mal seizures every day. The mother called her physician, who called the ADA, who
told the doctor not to take the child off the NutraSweet. We are still trying to convince the mother that
the Aspartame is causing the seizures.

Every time we get someone off of 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 of 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 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 86
degrees F.) Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree F Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The
servicemen and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are
identical to aspartame poisoning. Dr. Roberts says consuming Aspartame at the time of conception can
cause birth defects."

According to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician and Professor of Genetics, at Emory University, In his
testimony before Congress. The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation.

In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors, (phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a
brain tumor agent.) When Dr. Espisto was
lecturing on aspartame, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "When they remove brain
tumors, they have found high levels of
aspartame 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 has outlawed this sweet food
because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.

If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label - DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

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 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.

Since the Conference of the American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of several
world leaders.

Again, please help us, too. There are a lot of people out there who must be warned, please let them
know this information.

Note from Bill: I edited the rest of this post 9am EDT 8/14/01 at the request of the person who has been accidentally credited with writing it by thousands of callers.

The actual author is Betty Martini:

Betty Martini
phone: 770-242-2599

This number is often busy as she is receiving thousands of calls on this subject.

Websites with additional information and links:

This is another website with more research and documentation on Aspartame:

letter from Betty Martini herself verifying the contents of the above article:

There is also a book on the subject called Sweet Poison by Janet Starr Hull.

As with any story, there are two sides and a critique of Betty Martini's email can be found on nutrasweet's website at

This is the end of Bill's edits

Re: Aspartame (dangers of consuming)

Posted by Anonymous too on July 27, 2001 at 16:19:47:

In Reply to: Aspartame (dangers of consuming) posted by anonymous on July 27, 2001 at 11:43:03:

Can Aspartame also cause Sarcoidosis?

Re: Aspartame (dangers of consuming)

Posted by beth on July 27, 2001 at 18:07:33:

In Reply to: Aspartame (dangers of consuming) posted by anonymous on July 27, 2001 at 11:43:03:

Funny, MAI said that all of these symptoms were caused by mercury poisoning. So, what are they all really caused by? Could it be a weak immune system?

I have fibromyalgia and I haven't eaten neutrasweet in 10 years. Carry on.

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Re:Aspartame and Sarcoidosis

Posted by Lynn E. on July 27, 2001 at 23:56:45:

In Reply to: Re: Aspartame (dangers of consuming) posted by Anonymous too on July 27, 2001 at 16:19:47:

I was going to ask about sarcoidosis myself. There is a "rumor" that the formaldehyde is a factor in sarcoidosis because so many people in chemical work have sarc. Dry cleaners, printing company's, paint companies, firemen (chemical in furniture etc) and nurses.

Two people I know with sarc are getting worse and worse and will NOT give up their Diet Coke and Crystal Light.

For me--I have sarcoidosis----I was a heavy diet pepsi drinker when I was diagnosed. 4 32 oz cups a day at least.
Stopped drinking it because it turns out---it was the cause of my chronic urinary tract infections.

The only question is---sarc has been around for over 100 years, aspartame hasn't. But--other formaldehyde products have I think and the diagnosis of sarc is on the rise.

Lupus and sarc are sister diseases.

A place to see other's thoughts on sarcoid connection with
formaldehyde/aspartame is at

These are my thoughts only----
Lynn E.

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Re: Aspartame (dangers of consuming) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 29, 2001 at 09:19:04:

In Reply to: Aspartame (dangers of consuming) posted by anonymous on July 27, 2001 at 11:43:03:

Thanks, anonymous.


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