PROBLEMS WITH ASPARTAME:
report is based on a lecture by a nutritionist, Dr. Nancy Markle,
presented on November 20, 1997, to a joint meeting of the World
Environmental Conference and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
(pronounced as-par-TAME) is an interesting chemical compound. When it
F., the wood alcohol within it converts to formaldehyde and then to
formic acid. The formic acid causes metabolic acidosis.
acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. If you think it is
safe for you, try sitting on a fire ant nest for awhile.
metabolic acidosis produces a methanol toxicity which mimics multiple
sclerosis. People are being diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis, when
they really have aspartame poisoning. Methanol toxicity can also produce
the symptoms of systemic lupus.
is a brand name, marked by that corporate giant, Monsanto, under the
names NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful.
most likely to contract this strange condition, which appears like
systemic lupus, are those who drink three to four 12 oz. cans daily of
Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi.
course, people who are developing symptoms of systemic lupus do not
suspect that it is being caused by their soft drinks, so they continue
drinking them. But this continues to worsen their condition.
someone stops his diet of sugarless sweeteners, but it is too late. The
systemic lupus has become symptomatic, and it cannot be reversed.
those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (which in reality is methanol
toxicity) fare better. If they stop ingesting artificial sweeteners,
most of the symptoms will disappear. In some instances, their
vision and even their hearing may return. Sometimes the tinnitus
(ringing in the ears) also subsides.
Markle says, If you are using aspartame 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!
to think about.
continues: Some of the [health] 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 leaders son could no
longer walk due in part to product usage.
all know that too much sugar is not good for us. But we must also watch
out for the fake sugar as well. It is far more deadly.
the time that aspartame came onto the market, enough danger was
recognized that the U.S. Congressional held hearings. But they petered
out. The drug and chemical manufacturers have powerful lobbies in
Washington, D.C. Whenever needed, they are able to buy votes.
one of the reasons those congressional investigations began was due to
the fact that people were going blind from drinking aspartame products.
The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of
the eye. As for formaldehyde, chemists place it in the same class of
drugs with cyanide and arsenic. All three are deadly poisons.
on the market, aspartame quickly appeared in over a hundred different
products. But today it is in over five hundred food products! It seems
as if every food manufacturer is putting it in their foods. The
objective is to make things taste sweeter, without spending money on
real sugar which is more expensive.
imagine that, by using it, they are reducing their caloric intake and
keeping their weight down. In reality, they are slowly ruining their
brains and nervous systems.
comments: 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 [multiple
sclerosis]? Later, during a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six
of her friends, who were all heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been
diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence.
think aspartame is a wonderful solution to their sugar problems. Instead
of sugar, they think they can just eat sugar-free foods and
drinks. But aspartame really hurts diabetics.
again: 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.
at a conference of the American College of Physicians, Markle learned
this: People were telling us they had relatives that switched from
saccharin to an aspartame product and how these relatives had eventually
gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels
under control. The patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually
coma and death.
sound very pleasant, does it? All this misery, for the love of unnatural
sweets which have no sugar.
changes the brains chemistry and can produce seizures. It also
changes the dopamine level in the brain. Commenting on those facts,
Markle says: Imagine what this drug does to patients! It 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.
Markle then provides us with more information on how aspartame destroys
the nerves. There is an excess of certain chemicals and not enough
available protein to bind them.
loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are
neurotoxic without the other amino acids bound in protein. Thus it goes
past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain.
chemicals are classified, with certain others, as excitotoxins. It
is like pushing the gas pedal to the floor and holding it there. In a
car, a cylinder might blow; in the body, nerves die from exhaustion.
again: 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. [A phone number is included here:
on Dr. H.J. Roberts book, Defense against Alzheimer's Disease,
Markle says: Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning is escalating
Alzheimer's disease, and indeed it is. As a hospice nurse told me,
Women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's
disease. [A phone number is given by Roberts book: 800-814-9800.]
was stated at the Conference of The American College of Physicians,
We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this
soon as aspartame was initially put on the market, Dr. Roberts realized
what was happening. His diabetic patients were suddenly experiencing
memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss. Because they did not
want to use regular sugar, they were substituting aspartame products,
which were destroying their nerves.
explains why seizures became rampant: The phenylalanine in aspartame
breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes
manic depression, panic attacks, rage, and violence.
is now in food that is sold in over ninety nations throughout the world.
Speakers and ambassadors attending the conference from different nations
have pledged their help in warning people. Just before it began, Markle
received a fax from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this
poison for they were experiencing so many problems in their country.
appeals: We ask that you help too. Warn everyone you know. Take
anything that contains aspartame back to the store.
she has more to say: I assure you that Monsanto, the creator of
aspartame, 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.
situation is not looking good. Only individuals and small groups dare
speak up against these giants which are destroying the citizens of our
country. It is a silent killer, sent to us by an alien army.
is a significant paragraph:
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 [American Dietetic Association], 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
caused Desert Storm sickness? We are still trying to figure that one
out. Read what Markle has to say:
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
an aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were
shipped to the Desert Storm troops.
that heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86o
F. Diet drinks sat in the 120o
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
goes to nerve cells like a bee to honey. It destroys those nerve cells.
Roberts says Consuming aspartame at the time of conception can cause
birth defects. The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, thus
causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elasas, pediatrician
professor of genetics at Emory University, in his testimony before
the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors. [This is
because] 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.
a significant fact! Still interested in eating and drinking those
strange foods which have zero calories? Markle says: If it says SUGAR
FREE on the label, DO
NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
of their loyalty to Monsanto, for years, the Food and Drug
Administration refused to permit the sale of Stevia. Stevia, a sweet
food, not an additive, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, could be
ideal for diabetics, and has now been approved as a dietary supplement
by the FDA.
efforts to ban aspartame or at least officially warn the public about
it have been lobbied to death on Capitol Hill. Senator Howard
Metzenbaum 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 on an
again, she pleads that you warn others. Since the Conference of the
American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world
leaders. Again, please help us. There are a lot of people out there who
must be warned. Please let them know this information!
concludes Nancy Markle's report.
is the answer? It is simple enough. Do not eat anything that contains
artificial, synthetic, chemical additives. That includes all liquids,
all baked goods, all processed food, all canned goods. Look on the
label; what does it say? Start thinking for a change. What you put in
your body today can destroy you later. Only eat old-fashioned, good
food. Go outside and dig up some soil, and plant a garden, to help
supplement your larder. Buy a wheat grinder and a dough maker and make
your own bread. Take vitamins and minerals to satiate your hidden
hungers, so you do not need so much food. Learn to eat less. Cut out all
the grease and hydrogenated oils. Stop eating meat; it is another
Here is additional information about excitotoxins:
different chemical compounds are classed as excitotoxins. They all
damage the nerves: These include aspartame, monosodium glutamate,
caffeine, arachidonic acid, and certain others. Street drugs have this
aspartame in foods and drinks. Have nothing to do with MSG (monosodium
glutamate). Do not use caffeine in any form.
order to avoid arachidonic acid, only use pure olive oil, wheat germ
oil, or flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil is best, for it has the highest ratio
of lenolenic acid to arachidonic acid.
Aspartame is marketed under several brand names, including:
are some of the various names for chemical food additives which contain
are additives that frequently contain MSG (some containing 12% to 40%
beef or chicken flavoring
types of soy milk