The Dangers of ASPARTAME
marketed as 'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and 'Spoonful

Article written by Nancy Markle

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
that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in
AS PA RTAME coverts 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.

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 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 can not 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 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 product usage!

We have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one
of my speakers) and myself and said, '1Could you tell me why so many people
seem to be coming down with MS?11 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 as 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 dmgs 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 stimulates 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"
Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning,
has also written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE" .
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 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 that you help too.
Print this article out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that
contains aspartame black to the store. Take the "NO ASPARTAME TEST" and
send us your case history.

Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the
mystery of the Dessert 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 Dessert 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
service men 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". The phenylalanine
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 (phenylalanine
breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor agent). When Dr. Espisto was lecturing
on aspartame me, 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 F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. 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!!!!!l!

Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have wamed 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

Since the Conference of the 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

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