This is a chain e-mail and urban legend was started in 1995 by
Betty Martini (not Nancy Markle) who has been carrying out a personal crusade
against Aspartame and has used all sorts of scare tactics to try and get
people to boycott products containing this artificial sweetener. She is
neither a scientist, a doctor or indeed she has no apparent medical or
scientific training and is therefore unqualified to judge the merits or
otherwise of Aspartame.
From research (proper scientific peer review articles/papers)
there are no indications of issues of the toxicity of Aspartame, or other
side-effects anywhere near the 'scare-mongering' levels that Ms. Martini
indicates. There are always those individuals (or groups of) which may have
adverse reactions to specific (or groups of) chemicals or natural
products/by-products, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Nuts,
Sugar-intolerance (Diabetes), Hay-Fever (Pollen), Wheat, Lactose, etc.
This can be a problem for such individuals (or groups of) either through
ingestion, injection or inhalation. Contact with said products/chemicals in
those 'luckily' rare extreme cases may prove fatal, but this doesn't mean that
the rest of humanity should stop using products containing such chemicals,
Article written by Nancy Markle:
I have spent several days lecturing at the World
Environment Conference on Aspartame marketed as NutraSweet, Equal and
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 that 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 peoples were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis 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 with Diet Coke
and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually
drink three to four 12 oz. cans of them 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
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
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
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
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 sons could
no longer walk due in part by 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 M.S.?"
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
M.S. 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
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
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
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 phenylanine are neurotoxic without the
other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the 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, "EXVIROTOXINS: The Taste That Kills" (Health Press
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" (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 American College of
Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why
seizures were rampant (the phenylaline in Aspartame breaks down the seizures
threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic
attacks, range and violence). 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 you to help too.
Print this article out and warn everyone you know.
Take anything that contains Aspartame back to the store. The "No
Aspartame Test" and send us your case history. I assure you that
Monsanto, the creator of Aspartmae, knows how deadly it is. They fund the
American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic 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 Mal Seizures
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 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 Aspartame product and several thousand pallets of diet
drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops.
Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree F. Arabian sun
for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day
long. All of their symptoms are identical to Aspartame Poisoning. Dr. Roberts
says that consuming Aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth
defects. The phenylanine concentrates in the placenta, causing
mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor
genetics at Emory University in his testimony before Congress. In the original
lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylaline 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
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). The bill 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 American
College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some 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. You might want to print it out to hand
out or fax it to people who are not online.
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