Sunday, April 29, 2007

Diet Death, die young and leave a pretty corpse

RE: The dangers of Aspartame and Splenda.

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From: Ascension 2012
Date: Apr 29, 2007 12:04 PM

Saccharine was found to cause cancer and had to carry a warning label, then Aspartame/Nutrasweet was used. Some things still contain Aspartame but a lot have moved on to using Splenda. Splenda is now showing to be harmful as well.


If it says "Sugar Free" on the label--do not even think about eating it!!!! If you are using Aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Equal) 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! There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological, because Aspartame destroys the nervous system. There is absolutely no reason to take this product. The Congressional Record said, "It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT." The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. There are now over 5,000 products containing this chemical--it is now available in 90 plus countries worldwide--and the patent has expired!!!

When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86° 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 are 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, it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially among Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. cans of diet soda per day, some even more. With systemic lupus, which is triggered by Aspartame, the victim usually does not know that Aspartame is the culprit. They continue its use, aggravating the lupus to such a degree that it can become life threatening.

When people get off the Aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. 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. There are many cases where their vision and their hearing has returned. 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, fluoride, mercury, lead and arsenic--deadly poisons!!! Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison." Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures.

This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. The phenylalanine in Aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence. Whenever you get a seizuring person off Aspartame, the seizures stop. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's Disease. This drug also causes birth defects. Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. Physicians believe that they have patients with retinopathy, when in fact it is caused by Aspartame. Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died. Many people who switched from Saccharine to an Aspartame product have 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 in the absence of the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. 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 can not criticize any additives or tell about their link to Monsanto.

Aspartame Disease is a partial cause of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and other problems frequently found in these 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. (heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86° F). Diet drinks sat in the 120° F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning. 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, Pediatrics 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). Neurosurgeons have said when they remove brain tumors; they have found high levels of Aspartame in them.

Stevia, a sweet herb, not an additive, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, and 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 herb because of their loyalty to Monsanto. 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 and death on an unsuspecting public. On February 21, 1984, the Associated Press released the news FDA Rejects Hearing on Aspartame.

More than one reputable investigator has questioned the possible side effects of aspartame. In laboratory animals, aspartame has shown some relation to alterations of brain neurotransmitters. The Food and Sciences Department at Arizona State University has questioned the safety of aspartame after finding that ASPARTAME BREAKS DOWN INTO METHANOL (wood alcohol-CH3OH) at 86° F and it would react the same, chemically, at a temperature 12 points higher (body temperature). Dr. Richard Wurtman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a letter to Lancet 846;1060, November 9, 1985, provides subjective reports on the correlation between high aspartame ingestion and altered neurological behavior, including headaches, hallucinations and, ultimately, grand mal seizures. In three instances, the symptoms disappeared upon the elimination of aspartame from the diet.

From the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol. 14, pp, 565-577, J.A. Goldman, R,/H. Lerman, J.H. Contois and J.N. Udall, Jr., investigated the effect of sucrose consumption on the behavior of preschool children. Children were tested individually using a double blind, crossover design. On separate mornings each child received 6 oz. of juice, sweetened on one morning with sucrose and on the other with an artificial sweetener. Children were observed for 90 minutes following the drinks, alternating between 15-minute sessions of work on structured tasks and sessions of free play. Following the sucrose drink, the children showed a decrement in performance in the structured testing situation, and they demonstrated more "inappropriate" behavior during free play. These differences in behavior were most pronounced approximately 45 to 60 minutes after the drinks.

We are beginning to see documentation of the food/behavior link schoolteachers observe on a daily basis, despite what the sugar industry would have us believe. In Neurology, the "bible" of the neurologists, it was reported there are significantly more headaches in people who took aspartame. In another report from the FDA in 1991, they had complaints of seizures, panic attacks, and mania. Can you imagine the waste and possible harm done to these 5,000 patients receiving inappropriate testing, psychotherapy, and drugs for their nonexistent psychiatric problem? Other problems uncovered by Dr. H.J. Roberts, an authority on aspartame, are hyperactivity, confusion, dizziness, visual problems, tremors, and insomnia. Roberts cites a study from Biological Psychiatry in which depressed patients were given aspartame. The results were such a wild confusion of neurological and wacko responses that the study was quickly abandoned. One of the amusing but sad findings on aspartame is that it makes you fat. Millions of people take NutaSweet or Equal to avoid sugar and thus avoid gaining weight. Animal experiments revealed years ago that aspartame increases the appetite of the animals for sugar and carbohydrates.

Dr Richard Wurtman, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, confirmed this in humans. Then the American Cancer Society, an improbable ally against a big corporation, tracked the eating habits of 80,000 women and confirmed Wurtman's findings. If you are taking NutraSweet or Equal, you may experience any of the above-mentioned effects or one or more of the following complaints:

abdominal pain dry eyes irritability palpitations numbness tinnitis hives

aggression anxiety itching infections impaired hearing eye pain hair loss

bloating hypertension nausea frequent urination chronic fatigue death phobias

depression diarrhea sleepiness shortness of breath drowsiness edema tingling

slurring of speech unsteadiness urinary tract burning

There are undoubtedly other unreported symptoms, but the FDA continues to look the other way. In fact, the National Institutes of Health published a report listing 16 reasons why you should not take aspartame. This drug was once listed by the Pentagon as a possible biochemical warfare weapon. But they must have decided it would be more profitable to poison our citizens with it than to wait for a war. Dr. Roberts concludes: "More than half the population now consumes enormous amounts of a chemical that I regard as an imminent public health hazard." Twelve hundred food products now contain aspartame. It's difficult to avoid it unless you stick to fresh food. Remember, restaurants use aspartame, especially in desserts. Many of the test animals in the original Searle animal experiments developed brain tumors. This information was suppressed. The tumors were removed surgically and the animals were kept in the experiment. The FDA claims it knew nothing about this shocking finding.

How long do you think melatonin would stay on the market if it caused brain tumors? How can this be? The answer is always the same: Follow the money. Consumers will soon have another artificial sweetener to watch out for. The Food and Drug Administration has recently announced approval of a new sweetener that will be used in dry food products and sold to consumers in tablet form. The new sweetener, acesulfame potassium or "acesulfame K" for short, will compete with aspartame and saccharin in the billion-dollar-a-year artificial sweetener market in the U.S. The Hoechst Celanese Corporation of Somerville, N.J., a subsidiary of HOECHST A.G., of Frankfurt, West Germany, will market it under the brand name Sunette. According to Hoechst, Sunette will have the same sweetening power as aspartame, which is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. But it will be more versatile in that unlike aspartame it doesn't lose potency after long storage or after heating. It will be used in such things as chewing gum, instant tea and coffee, gelatins and non-dairy creamers.

Hoechst is also trying to get approval for Sunette's use in baked goods, candies and liquid foods and drinks. It is already being used in soft drinks in West Germany. The FDA says acesulfame K is safe and that four long-term animal studies have not shown any toxic effects. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington, D.C.-based consumer group, warned that the studies they have seen showed that animals fed acesulfame suffered more tumors than those not fed the other sweetener. The FDA responded by saying that the incidence of tumors was typical of what could routinely be expected and was not due to the sweetener. With the safety of aspartame and saccharine still in question by medical researchers, consumers should take the claims for Sunette with a grain of salt!


Proteins are the most difficult foods to properly digest and require a considerable amount of energy for digestion. Therefore, protein snacks are inadvisable since they require hard digestive labor from the body and thus deplete its digestive powers. Fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates make better snacks. Since proteins take a long time to digest, it is likely that a snack protein will be overtaken by the next meal. If a person has a proper protein breakfast, then ideally lunch should come four-and-a-half hours later without any snacks in between. The body uses energy for other processes besides digesting food. Items such as celery, carrot sticks and popcorn (air popped) are preferable. Fruit also makes a good afternoon snack item. Some use frozen organic red grapes as a Popsicle-type snack in the summer. Unfortunately, most people want to snack on sweets, candy, desserts and other high-stress items. One advantage of the protein-and-vegetable breakfast is that the detrimental effect of sweet snacks eaten in the afternoon is minimized due to the strong metabolic pattern established by the breakfast.

The best advice is to avoid snacks altogether, or to use snack time to boost nutrition with a glass of organic carrot/vegetable juice. But if you do choose to snack, use fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates. If you succumb to the cookie urge, late afternoon is the least detrimental time. But have a glass of vegetable juice with it. No deprivation, just hedging your bet. Adding a couple of raw vegetables, or vegetable juice, ot a sweet snack will help prevent activation of the immune system against the high-stress snack, and it will help conserve energy by adding enzymes. Just add a carrot and a celery stick to your cookie snack and you will fare much better. Keep in mind that a strong craving for sweets is a classic symptom of protein deficiency at the cellular level. A well-nourished system does not keep the "appestat button" (hypothalamus and pituitary) pushed, calling for more nutrients. Blood sugar becomes stable, and stamina and steadfast energy become new characteristics. Stabilization of the blood sugar takes effect usually within three weeks to three months after beginning a proper eating regimen.

Toxic aspartame

Aspartame Side Effects

The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions. According to Lendon Smith, M.D., Russell Blaylock, M.D. and a growing number of other medical doctors, there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don't relieve their symptoms. Even though some don't 'appear' to suffer immediate reactions, these individuals are still susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.

Over 92 adverse reactions and side effects have been attributed to aspartame including:


blindness in one or both eyes

decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision

pain in one or both eyes

decreased tears

trouble with contact lenses

bulging eyes


tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound

severe intolerance of noise

marked hearing impairment


epileptic seizures

headaches, migraines and some severe

dizziness, unsteadiness, both

confusion, memory loss, both

severe drowsiness and sleepiness

paresthesia or numbness of the limbs

severe slurring of speech

severe hyperactivity and restless legs

atypical facial pain

severe tremors


severe depression




personality changes




palpitations, tachycardia

shortness of breath

recent high blood pressure



diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools

abdominal pain

pain when swallowing

Skin and Allergies

itching without a rash

lip and mouth reactions


aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

Endocrine and Metabolic

loss of control of diabetes

menstrual changes

marked thinning or loss of hair

marked weight loss

gradual weight gain

aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

severe PMS


frequency of voiding and burning during urination

excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating

increased susceptibility to infection

Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all:


irreversible brain damage

birth defects, including mental retardation

peptic ulcers

aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets

hyperactivity in children

severe depression

aggressive behavior

suicidal tendencies

Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Post-Polio Syndrome

Lyme Disease

Grave's Disease

Meniere's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease



Multiple Sclerosis (MS)



Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings



non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes. Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook 'disease' symptoms, such as Grave's Disease.

Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.


Aspartame sugar substitutes cause worrying symptoms from memory loss to
brain tumours. But despite US FDA approval as a 'safe' food additive, aspartame is one of
the most dangerous substances ever to be foisted upon an unsuspecting public.

Originally published in Blazing Tattles, Vol. 4, Nos. 4, 5, 6,
April-June 1995

P.O. Box 8609, Tampa, FL 33674-8609, USA

by Claire W. Gilbert, Publisher & Editor

Blazing Tattles

© 1995 by Mark D. Gold, 35 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Phone: (617) 497 7843,


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Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names, NutraSweet, Equal,
Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965, when James
Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was
approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally
approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher
Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as
investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985,
Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company
separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added
to foods. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food
additives reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these reactions
are very serious including seizures and death as recently disclosed in a February 1994
Department of Health and Human Services report.(1) A few of the 90 different documented
symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include:

Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain,
rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing
loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of
taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.

According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of
aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of

Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease,
alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: Aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and
methanol. The book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by James and Phyllis
Balch, lists aspartame under the category of "chemical poison." As you shall
see, that is exactly what it is.


Dr Russell L. Blaylock, a professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of
Mississippi, recently published a book thoroughly detailing the damage that is caused by
the ingestion of excessive aspartic acid from aspartame. [Ninety nine percent of
monosodium glutamate 9MSG) is glutamic acid. The damage it causes is also documented in
Blaylock's book.] Blaylock makes use of almost 500 scientific references to show how
excess free excitatory amino acids such as aspartic acid and glutamic acid in our food
supply are causing serious chronic neurological disorders and a myriad of other acute


Aspartate and glutamate act as neurotransmitters in the brain by facilitating the
transmittion of information from neuron to neuron. Too much aspartate or glutamate in the
brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into the cells.
This influx triggers excessive amounts of free radicals which kill the cells. The neural
cell damage that can be caused by excessive aspartate and glutamate is why they are
referred to as "excitotoxins." They "excite" or stimulate the neural
cells to death.

Aspartic acid is an amino acid. Taken in its free form (unbound to proteins) it
significantly raises the blood plasma level of aspartate and glutamate. The excess
aspartate and glutamate in the blood plasma shortly after ingesting aspartame or products
with free glutamic acid (glutamate precursor) leads to a high level of those
neurotransmitters in certain areas of the brain.

The blood brain barrier (BBB) which normally protects the brain from excess
glutamate and aspartate as well as toxins 1) is not fully developed during childhood, 2)
does not fully protect all areas of the brain, 3) is damaged by numerous chronic and acute
conditions, and 4) allows seepage of excess glutamate and aspartate into the brain even
when intact.

The excess glutamate and aspartate slowly begin to destroy neurons. The large
majority (75%+) of neural cells in a particular area of the brain are killed before any
clinical symptoms of a chronic illness are noticed. A few of the many chronic illnesses
that have been shown to be contributed to by long-term exposure excitatory amino acid
damage include:

Multiple sclerosis (MS), ALS, memory loss, hormonal problems, hearing loss,
epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, hypoglycemia, AIDS dementia, brain
lessions, and neuroendocrine disorders.

The risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and persons with
certain chronic health problems from excitotoxins are great. Even the Federation of
American Societies For Experimental Biology (FASEB), which usually understates problems
and mimmicks the FDA party-line, recently stated in a review that "it is prudent to
avoid the use of dietary supplements of L-glutamic acid by pregnant women, infants, and
children. The Existence of evidence of potential endocrine responses, i.e., elevated
cortisol and prolactin, and differential responses between males and females, would also
suggest a neuroendocrine link and that supplemental L-glutamic acid should be avoided by
women of childbearing age and individuals with affective disorders."(4) Aspartic acid
from aspartame has the same deleterious effects on the body as glutamic acid.

The exact mechanism of acute reactions to excess free glutamate and aspartate
is currently being debated. As reported to the FDA, those reactions include:(5)

Headaches/migraines, nausea, abdominal pains, fatigue (blocks sufficient glucose entry
into brain), sleep problems, vision problems, anxiety attacks, depression, and
asthma/chest tightness.

One common complaint of persons suffering from the effect of aspartame is
memory loss. Ironically, in 1987, G.D. Searle, the manufacturer of aspartame, undertook a
search for a drug to combat memory loss caused by excititory amino acid damage. Blaylock
is one of many scientists and physicians who are concerned about excititory amino acid
damage caused by ingestion of aspartame and MSG. A few of the many experts who have spoken
out against the damage being caused by aspartate and glutamate include Adrienne Samuels,
Ph.D., an experimental psychologist specializing in research design. Another is Olney, a
professor in the department of psychiatry, School of Medicine, Washington University, a
neuroscientist and researcher, and one of the world's foremost authorities on
excitotoxins. (He informed Searle in 1971 that aspartic acid caused holes in the brain of
mice.) Also included is Francis J. Waickman, M.D., a recipient of the Rinkel and Forman
Awards, and Board certified in Pediatrics, Allergy, and Immunology.

Other concerned scientists include: John R. Hain, M.D., Board Certified
Forensic Pathologist, and H.J. Roberts, M.D., FACP, FCCP, Diabetic Specialist, and
selected by a national medical publication as "The Best Doctor in the US"

John Samuels is concerned, also. He compiled a list of scientific research
sufficient to show the dangers of ingesting excess free glutamic and aspartic acid.

And there are many more who can be added to this long list.


Phenylalanine is an amino acid normally found in the brain. Persons with the genetic
disorder, phenylketonuria (PKU) cannot metabolize phenylalanine. This leads to dangerously
high levels of phenylalanine in the brain (sometimes lethal). It has been shown that
ingesting aspartame, especially along with carbohydrates can lead to excess levels of
phenylalanine in the brain even in persons who do not have PKU. This is not just a theory,
as many people who have eaten large amounts of aspartame over a long period of time and do
not have PKU have been shown to have excessive levels of phenylalanine in the blood.
Excessive levels of phenylalanine in the brain can cause the levels of seratonin in the
brain to decrease, leading to emotional disorders such as depression. It was shown in
human testing that phenylalanine levels of the blood were increased significantly in human
subjects who chronically used aspartame.(6) Even a single use of aspartame raised the
blood phenylalanine levels. In his testimony before the US Congress, Dr Louis J. Elsas
showed that high blood phenylalanine can be concentrated in parts of the brain, and is
especially dangerous for infants and fetuses. He also showed that phenylalanine is
metabolised much more effeciently by rodents than by humans.(7)

One account of a case of extremely high phenylalanine levels caused by
aspartame was recently published the the "Wednesday Journal" in an article
entitled "An Aspartame Nightmare." John Cook began drinking 6 to 8 diet drinks
every day. His symptoms started out as memory loss and frequent headaches. He began to
crave more aspartame-sweetened drinks. His condition deteriorated so much that he
experienced wide mood swings and violent rages. Even though he did not suffer from PKU, a
blood test revealed a phenylalanine level of 80 mg/dl. He also showed abnormal brain
function and brain damage. After he kicked his aspartame habit, his symptoms improved

As Blaylock points out in his book, early studies measuring phenylalanine
buildup in the brain were flawed. Investigators who measured specific brain regions and
not the average throughout the brain notice significant rises in phenylalanine levels.
Specifically the hypothalamus, medulla oblongata, and corpus striatum areas of the brain
had the largest increases in phenylalanine. Blaylock goes on to point out that excessive
buildup of phenylalanine in the brain can cause schizophrenia or make one more susceptible
to seizures.

Therefore, long-term, excessive use of aspartame may provided a boost to sales
of seratonin reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac and drugs to control schizophrenia and


Methanol/wood alcohol is a deadly poison. Some people may remember methanol as the
poison that has caused some "skid row" alcoholics to end up blind or dead.
Methanol is gradually released in the small intestine when the methyl group of aspartame
encounter the enzyme chymotrypsin.

The absorption of methanol into the body is sped up considerably when free
methanol is ingested. Free methanol is created from aspartame when it is heated to above
86 Fahrenheit (30 Centigrade). This would occur when aspartame-containing product is
improperly stored or when it is heated (e.g., as part of a "food" product such
as Jello).

Methanol breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body.
Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin. An EPA assessment of methanol states that methanol
"is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is
absorbed. In the body, methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and formic acid; both of these
metabolites are toxic." The recommend a limit of consumption of 7.8 mg/day. A
one-liter (approx. 1 quart) aspartame-sweetened beverage contains about 56 mg of methanol.
Heavy users of aspartame-containing products consume as much as 250 mg of methanol daily
or 32 times the EPA limit.(9)

Symptoms from methanol poisoning include headaches, ear buzzing, dizziness,
nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, weakness, vertigo, chills, memory lapses, numbness
and shooting pains in the extremities, behavioral disturbances, and neuritis. The most
well knowm problems from methanol poisoning are vision problems including misty vision,
progressive contraction of visual fields, blurring of vision, obscuration of vision,
retinal damage, and blindness. Formaldehye is a known carcinogen, causes retinal damage,
interferes with DNA replication, causes birth defects.(10) Due to the lack of a couple of
key enzymes, humans are many times more sensitive to the toxic effects of methanol than
animals. Therefore, tests of aspartame or methanol on animals do not accurately reflect
the danger for humans. As pointed out by Dr Woodrow C. Monte, Director of the Food Science
and Nutrition Laboratory at Arizona State University, "There are no human or
mammalian studies to evaluate the possible mutagenic, teratogenic, or carcinogenic effects
of chronic administration of methyl alcohol."(11)

He was so concerned about the unresolved safety issues that he filed suit with
the FDA requesting a hearing to address these issues. He asked the FDA to "slow down
on this soft drink issue long enough to answer some of the important questions. It's not
fair that you are leaving the full burden of proof on the few of us who are concerned and
have such limited resources. You must remember that you are the American public's last
defense. Once you allow usage (of aspartame) there is literally nothing I or my colleagues
can do to reverse the course. Aspartame will then join saccharin, the sulfiting agents,
and God knows how many other questionable compounds enjoined to insult the human
constitution with governmental approval."(10) Shortly thereafter, the Commissioner of
the FDA, Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., approved the use of aspartame in carbonated beverages, he
then left for a position with G.D. Searle's Public Relations firm.(11)

It has been pointed out that some fruit juices and alcoholic beverages contain
small amounts of methanol. It is important to remember, however, that methanol never
appears alone. In every case, ethanol is present, usually in much higher amounts. Ethanol
is an antidote for methanol toxicity in humans.(9) The troops of Desert Storm were
"treated" to large amounts of aspartame-sweetened beverages which had been
heated to over 86o F. in the Saudi Arabian sun. Many of them returned home with numerous
disorders similar to what has been seen in persons who have been chemically poisoned by
formaldehyde. The free methanol in the beverages may have been a contributing factor in
these illnesses. Other breakdown products of aspartame such as DKP (discussed below) may
also have been a factor.

In a 1993 act that can only be described as "unconscionable," the FDA
approved aspartame as an ingredient in numerous food items that would always be heated to
above 86°ree;F (30°ree;C).


DKP is a by-product of aspartame metabolism. DKP has been implicated in the occurance
of brain tumors. Olney noticed that DKP, when nitrosated in the gut, produced a compound
which was similar to N-nitrosourea, a powerful brain tumor causing chemical. Some authors
have said that DKP is produced after aspartame ingestion. I am not sure if that is
correct. It is definately true that DKP is formed in liquid aspartame-containing products
during prolonged storage.

G.D. Searle conducted animal experiments on the safety of DKP. The FDA found
numerous experimental errors occured, including "clerical errors, mixed-up animals,
animals not getting drugs they were supposed to get, pathological specimens lost because
of improper handling," and many other errors.(12) These sloppy laboratory procedures
may explain why both the test and control animals had sixteen times more brain tumors than
would be expected in experiments of this length.

In an ironic twist, shortly after these experimental errors were discovered,
the FDA used guidelines recommened by G.D. Searle to devlop the Industry-wide FDA
standards for Good Laboratory Practies.(11)

DKP has also been implicated as a cause of uterine polyps and changes in blood
cholesterol by FDA Toxicologist Dr Jacqueline Verrett in her testimony before the US


The components of aspartame can lead to a wide variety of ailments. Some of these
problems occur gradually, others are immediate, acute reactions.

There is an enormous population of people who are suffering from symtpoms
contributed to by aspartame, yet they have no idea why herbs or drugs are not helping
relieve their problems. There are other users of aspartame who appear not to be suffering
immediate reactions to aspartame. But even these individuals are susceptible to the
long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP. A few
of the many disorders that are of particular concern to me include the following.

Birth Defects.

Dr Diana Dow Edwards, a researcher was funded by Monsanto to study possible birth
defects caused by the ingestion of aspartame. After preliminary data showed damaging
information about aspartame, funding for the study was cut off. A Gentetic Pediatrician at
Emory University has testified that aspartame is causing birth defects.7360-367.

In the book, While Waiting: A Prenatal Guidebook by George R. Verrilli,
M.D. and Anne Marie Mueser, it is stated that aspartame is suspected of causing brain
damage in sensitive individuals. A fetus may be at risk for these effects. Some
researchers have suggested that high doses of aspartame may be associated with problems
ranging from dizziness and subtle brain changes to mental retardation.

Cancer (Brain Cancer).

In 1981, Satya Dubey, an FDA statistician, stated that the brain tumor data on
aspartame was so "worrisome" that he could not recommend approval of
NutraSweet.(14) In a two-year study conducted by the manufacturer of aspartame, twelve of
the 320 rats fed a normal diet and aspartame developed brain tumors while none of the
control rats had tumors. Five of the twelve tumors were in rats given a low dose of
aspartame.(15) The approval of aspartame was a violation of the Delaney Amendment which
was supposed to prevent cancer-causing substances such as methanol (formaldehye) and DKP
from entering our food supply. The late Dr Adrian Gross, an FDA toxicologist, testified
before the US Congress that aspartame was capable of producing brain tumors. This made it
illegal for the FDA to set an allowable daily intake at any level. He stated in his
testimony that Searle's studies were "to a large extent unreliable" and that
"at least one of those studies has established beyond any reasonable doubt that
aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals...." He
concluded his testimony by asking, "What is the reason for the apparent refusal by
the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug
and Cosmetic Act? .... And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to
protect the health of the public?"(16)

In the mid-1970s it was discovered that the manufacturer of aspartame falsified
studies in several ways. One of the techniques used was to cut tumors out of test animals
and put them back in the study. Another technique used to falsify the studies was to list
animals that had actually died as surviving the study. Thus, the data on brain tumors was
likely worse than discussed above. In addition, a former employee of the manufacturer of
aspartame, Raymond Schroeder told the FDA on July 13, 1977 that the particles of DKP were
so large that the rats could dicriminate between the DKP and their normal diet.(12)

It is interesting to note that the incidence of brain tumors in persons over 65
years of age has increase 67% between the years 1973 and 1990. Brain tumors in all age
groups has jumped 10%. The greatest increase has come during the years 1985-1987.(17)

In his book, Aspartame (NutraSweet). Is it Safe?, Roberts gives evidence
that aspartame can cause a particularly dangerous form of cancer - primary lymphoma of the


The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is actually recommending this chemical poison
to persons with diabetes. According to research conducted by H.J. Roberts, a diabetes
specialist, a member of the ADA, and an authority on artificial sweetners, aspartame:

1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes.

2) Causes poorer diabetic control in diebetics on insulin or oral drugs.

3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts,
neuropathy and gastroparesis.

4) Causes convulsions.

In a statement concerning the use of products containing aspartain by persons
with diabetes and hypoglycemia, Roberts says: "Unfortunately, many patients in my
practice, and others seen in consultation, developed serious metabolic, neurologic and
other complications that could be specifically attributed to using aspartame products.
This was evidenced by:

"The loss of diabetic control, the intensification of hypoglycemia, the occurrence of
presumed 'insulin reactions' (including convulsions) that proved to be aspartame
reactions, and the precipitation, aggravation or simulation of diabetic complications
(especially impaired vision and neuropathy) while using these products.

"Dramatic improvement of such features after avoiding aspartame, and the
prompt predictable recurrence of these problems when the patient resumed aspartame
products, knowingly or inadvertently."

Roberts goes on to say:

"I regret the failure of other physicians and the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
to sound appropriate warnings to patients and consumers based on these repeated findings
which have been described in my corporate-neutral studies and publications."

Blaylock stated that excitotoxins such as that found in aspartame can
precipitate diabetes in persons who are genetically susceptible to the disease.(5)

Emotional Disorders.

A double blind study of the effects of aspartame on persons with mood disorders was
recently conducted by Dr Ralph G. Walton. Since the study wasn't funded/controlled by the
makers of aspartame, The NutraSweet Company refused to sell him the aspartame. Walton was
forced to obtain and certify it from an outside source.

The study showed a large increase in serious symptoms for persons taking
aspartame. Since some of the symptoms were so serious, the Institutional Review Board had
to stop the study. Three of the participants had said that they had been
"poisoned" by aspartame. Walton concludes that "individuals with mood
disorders are particularly sensitive to this artificial sweetener; its use in this
population should be discouraged."(18) Aware that the experiment could not be
repeated because of the danger to the test subjects, Walton was recently quoted as saying,
"I know it causes seizures. I'm convinced also that it definitely causes behavioral
changes. I'm very angry that this substance is on the market. I personally question the
reliability and validity of any studies funded by the NutraSweet Company."(19)

There are numerous reported cases of low brain serotonin levels, depression and
other emotional disorders that have been linked to aspartame and often are relieved by
stopping the intake of aspartame. Researchers have pointed out that increasing in
phenylalanine levels in the brain, which can and does occur in persons without PKU, leads
to a decreased level of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which leads to a variety of
emotional disorders. Dr William M. Pardridge of UCLA testified before the US Senate that a
youth drinking four 16-ounce bottles of diet soda per day leads to an enormous increase in
the phenylalanine level.


With the large and growing number of seizures caused by aspartame, it is sad to see
that the Epilepsy Foundation is promoting the "safety" of aspartame. At
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 80 people who had suffered seizures after ingesting
aspartame were surveyed. Community Nutrition Institute concluded the following about the

"These 80 cases meet the FDA's own definition of an imminent hazard to the
public health, which requires the FDA to expeditiously remove a product from the

Both the Air Force's magazine Flying Safety and the Navy's magazine, Navy
Physiology published articles warning about the many dangers of aspartame including
the cumlative deliterious effects of methanol and the greater likelihood of birth defects.
The articles note that the ingestion of aspartame can make pilots more susceptible to
seizures and vertigo. Twenty articles sounding warnings about ingesting aspartame while
flying have also appeared in the National Business Aircraft Association Digest (NBAA
Digest 1993), Aviation Medical Bulletin (1988), The Aviation Consumer
(1988), Canadian General Aviation News (1990), Pacific Flyer (1988), General
Aviation News (1989), Aviation Safety Digest (1989), and Plane and Pilot
(1990) and a paper warning about aspartame was presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the
Aerospace Medical Association (Gaffney 1986).

Recently, a hotline was set up for pilots suffering from acute reactions to
aspartame ingestion. Over 600 pilots have reported symptoms including some who have
reported suffering grand mal seizures in the cockpit due to aspartame.(21)

One of the original studies on aspartame was performed in 1969 by an
independent scientist, Dr Harry Waisman. He studied the effects of aspartame on infant
primates. Out of the seven infant monkeys, one died after 300 days and five others had
grand mal seizures. Of course, these negative findings were not submitted to the FDA
during the approval process.(22)

Why don't we hear about these things?

The reason many people do not hear about serious reactions to aspartame is

1) Lack of awareness by the general population. Aspartame-caused diseases are not reported
in the newspapers like plane crashes. This is because these incidents occur one at a time
in thousands of different locations across the US.

2) Most people do not associate their symptoms with the long-term use of aspartame. For
the people who have killed a significant percentage of the brain cells and thereby caused
a chronic illness, there is no way that they would normally associate such an illness with
aspartame consumption. How aspartame was approved is a lesson in how chemical and
pharmaceutical companies can manipulate government agencies such as the FDA,
"bribe" organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, and flood the
scientific community with flawed and fraudulent industry-sponsored studies funded by the
makers of aspartame.

Erik Millstone, a researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit of Sussex
University has compiled thousands of pages of evidence, some of which have been obtained
using the freedom of information act 23, showing:

1. Laboratory tests were faked and dangers were concealed.

2. Tumors were removed from animals and animals that had died were "restored to
life" in laboratory records.

3. False and misleading statements were made to the FDA.

4. The two US Attorneys given the task of bringing fraud charges against the aspartame
manufacturer took positions with the manufacturer's law firm, letting the statute of
limitations run out.

5. The Commissioner of the FDA overruled the objections of the FDA's own scientific board
of inquiry. Shortly after that decision, he took a position with Burson-Marsteller, the
firm in charge of public relations for G.D. Searle.

A Public Board of Inquiry (PBOI) was conducted in 1980. There were three
scientists who reviewed the objections of Olney and Turner to the approval of aspartame.
They voted unanimously against aspartame's approval. The FDA Commissioner, Dr Arthur Hull
Hayes, Jr. then created a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the PBOI findings.
After it became clear that the Commission would uphold the PBOI's decision by a vote of 3
to 2, another person was added to the Commission, creating a deadlocked vote. This allowed
the FDA Commissioner to break the deadlock and approve aspartame for dry goods in 1981. Dr
Jacqueline Verrett, the Senior Scientist in an FDA Bureau of Foods review team created in
August 1977 to review the Bressler Report (a report that detailed G.D. Searle's abuses
during the pre-approval testing) said:

"It was pretty obvious that somewhere along the line, the bureau officials were
working up to a whitewash." In 1987, Verrett testified before the US Senate stating
that the experiments conducted by Searle were a "disaster." She stated that her
team was instructed not to comment on or be concerned with the overall validity of the
studies. She stated that questions about birth defects have not been answered. She
continued her testimony by discussing the fact that DKP has been shown to increase uterine
polyps and change blood cholesterol and that increasing the temperature of the product
leads to an increase in production of DKP.(13)

Revolving doors

The FDA and the manufacturers of aspartame have had a rovolving door of employment for
many years. In addition to the FDA Commissioner and two US Attorneys leaving to take
positions with companies connected with G.D. Searle, four other FDA officials connected
with the approval of aspartame took positions connected with the NutraSweet industry
between 1979 and 1982 including the Deputy FDA Commissioner, the Special Assistant to the
FDA Commissioner, the Associate Director of the Bureau of Foods and Toxicology and the
Attorney involved with the Public Board of Inquiry.(24)

It is important to realize that this type of revolving-door activity has been
going on for decades. The Townsend Letter for Doctors (11/92) reported on a study
revealing that 37 of 49 top FDA officials who left the FDA took positions with companies
they had regulated. They also reported that over 150 FDA officials owned stock in drug
companies they were assigned to manage. Many organizations and universities receive large
sums of money from companies connected to the NutraSweet Association, a group of companies
promoting the use of aspartame. In January 1993, the American Dietetic Association
received a US$75,000 grant from the NutraSweet Company. The American Dietetic Association
has stated that the NutraSweet Company writes their "Facts" sheets.(25)

Many other "independent" organizations and researchers receive large
sums of money from the manufacturers of aspartame. The American Diabetes Association has
received a large amount of money from Nutrasweet, including money to run a cooking school
in Chicago (presumably to teach diabetes how to use Nutrasweet in their cooking).

A researcher in New England who has pointed out the dangers of aspartame in the
past is now a Monsanto consultant. Another researcher in the Southeastern US had testified
about the dangers of aspartame on fetuses. An investigative reporter has discovered that
he was told to keep his mouth shut to avoid causing the loss of a large grant from a diet
cola manufacturer in the NutraSweet Association.

What is the FDA doing to protect the consumer from the dangers of aspartame?

Less than nothing.

In 1992, the FDA approved aspartame for use in malt beverages, breakfast
cereals, and refrigerated puddings and fillings. In 1993 the FDA approved aspartame for
use in hard and soft candies, non-alcoholic favored beverages, tea beverages, fruit juices
and concentrates, baked goods and baking mixes, and frostings, toppings and fillings for
baked goods.

In 1991, the FDA banned the importation of stevia. The powder of the leaf has
been used for hundreds of years as an alternative sweetner. It is used widely in Japan
with no adverse effects. Scientists involved in reviewing stevia have declared it to be
safe for human consumption - something which has been well known in many parts of the
world where it is not banned. Everyone that I have spoken with in regards to this issue
believes that stevia was banned to keep the product from taking hold in the US and cutting
into sales of aspartame.(26)

What is the US Congress doing to protect the consumer from the dangers of


What is the US Administration (President) doing to protect the consumer from
the dangers of aspartame?


Aspartame consumption is not only a problem in the US. It is being sold in over
70 countries throughout the world.


- instant breakfasts

- breath mints

- cereals

- sugar-free chewing gum

- cocoa mixes

- coffee beverages

- frozen desserts

- gelatin desserts

- juice beverages

- laxatives

- multivitamins

- milk drinks

- pharmaceuticals and supplements

- shake mixes

- soft drinks

- tabletop sweeteners

- tea beverages

- instant teas and coffees

- topping mixes

- wine coolers

- yogurt

I have been told that aspartame has been found in products where it is not
listed on the label. One must be particular careful of pharmaceuticals and supplements. I
have been informed that even some supplements made by well-known supplement manufacturers
such as Twinlabs contain aspartame.

The information I have related above is just the tip of the iceberg as far as
damaging information about aspartame. In order for the reader to find out more, I have
included some resources below.

Originally published in Blazing Tattles, Vol. 4, Nos. 4, 5, 6,
April-June 1995

P.O. Box 8609, Tampa, FL 33674-8609, USA

by Claire W. Gilbert, Publisher & Editor

Blazing Tattles

Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 2, #28 (Oct-Nov '95) and Volume 3, #1 (Dec '95-Jan '96).

PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia.

From web page at:

The Lethal Science Of
Splenda - A
Poisonous Chlorocarbon

From Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum

By James Bowen, M.D.




James Bowen, M.D., A physician, biochemist, and survivor
of aspartame poisoning warns about yet another synthetic sweetener, Splenda.

HAWAII -- The chemical sucralose, marketed as "Splenda",
has replaced aspartame as the #1 artificial sweetener in foods and beverages.
Aspartame has been forced out by increasing public awareness that it is
both a neurotoxin and an underlying cause of chronic illness worldwide.
Dr. James Bowen, Researcher and biochemist, reports:

"Splenda/sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar;
a chlorocarbon. Common chlorocarbons include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene
and methylene chloride, all deadly. Chlorine is nature's Doberman attack
dog, a highly excitable, ferocious atomic element employed as a biocide
in bleach, disinfectants, insecticide, WWI poison gas and hydrochloric

"Sucralose is a molecule of sugar chemically manipulated
to surrender three hydroxyl groups (hydrogen + oxygen) and replace them
with three chlorine atoms. Natural sugar is a hydrocarbon built around
12 carbon atoms. When turned into Splenda it becomes a chlorocarbon, in
the family of Chlorodane, Lindane and DDT,

"It is logical to ask why table salt, which also
contains chlorine, is safe while Splenda/sucralose is toxic? Because salt
isn't a chlorocarbon. When molecular chemistry binds sodium to chlorine
to make salt carbon isn't included. Sucralose and salt are as different
as oil and water.

"Unlike sodium chloride, chlorocarbons are never
nutritionally compatible with our metabolic processes and are wholly incompatible
with normal human metabolic functioning. When chlorine is chemically reacted
into carbon-structured organic compounds to make chlorocarbons, the carbon
and chlorine atoms bind to each other by mutually sharing electrons in
their outer shells. This arrangement adversely affects human metabolism
because our mitochondrial and cellular enzyme systems are designed to completely
utilize organic molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen,
and other compatible nutritional elements.

"By this process chlorocarbons such as sucralose
deliver chlorine directly into our cells through normal metabolization.
This makes them effective insecticides and preservatives. Preservatives
must kill anything alive to prevent bacterial decomposition."

Dr. Bowen believes ingested chlorocarbon damage continues
with the formation of other toxins: "Any chlorocarbons not directly
excreted from the body intact can cause immense damage to the processes
of human metabolism and, eventually, our internal organs. The liver is
a detoxification organ which deals with ingested poisons. Chlorocarbons
damage the hepatocytes, the liver's metabolic cells, and destroy them.
In test animals Splenda produced swollen livers, as do all chlorocarbon
poisons, and also calcified the kidneys of test animals in toxicity studies.
The brain and nervous system are highly subject to metabolic toxicities
and solvency damages by these chemicals. Their high solvency attacks the
human nervous system and many other body systems including genetics and
the immune function. Thus, chlorocarbon poisoning can cause cancer, birth
defects, and immune system destruction. These are well known effects of
Dioxin and PCBs which are known deadly chlorocarbons."

Dr. Bowen continues: "Just like aspartame, which
achieved marketplace approval by the Food and Drug Administration when
animal studies clearly demonstrated its toxicity, sucralose also failed
in clinical trials with animals. Aspartame created brain tumors in rats.
Sucralose has been found to shrink thymus glands (the biological seat of
immunity) and produce liver inflammation in rats and mice.

"In the coming months we can expect to see a river
of media hype expounding the virtues of Splenda/sucralose. We should not
be fooled again into accepting the safety of a toxic chemical on the blessing
of the FDA and saturation advertising. In terms of potential long-term
human toxicity we should regard sucralose with its chemical cousin DDT,
the insecticide now outlawed because of its horrendous long term toxicities
at even minute trace levels in human, avian, and mammalian tissues.

"Synthetic chemical sweeteners are generally unsafe
for human consumption. This toxin was given the chemical name "sucralose"
which is a play on the technical name of natural sugar, sucrose. One is
not the other. One is food, the other is toxic; don't be deceived."

Dr. Bowen also calls attention to another seldom recognized
and deadly permanent effect of these chemicals: "Aspartame, sold as
NutraSweet, Equal, E951, Canderel, Benevia and under other names, is a
hypersensitization agent which causes Polychemical Sensitivity syndrome.
Chlorocarbons strongly induce uncurable hypersensitivity diseases which
are now becoming rampant." (James Bowen, M.D.)

Doctor Bowen has spent 20 years researching artificial
sweeteners after his use of aspartame resulted in being diagnosed with
Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr Bowen's intention is to warn the world of the
toxicity of tabletop poisons like aspartame, Splenda and Neotame.

For more information on aspartame and Splenda click on
the Aspartame Information List on Dr. Bowen can be
seen in the movie "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" For the movie
call 1 818 349 8822 or email See how
aspartame was approved by clicking on

Aspartame and Splenda Toxicity Centers,
Aspartame and brain tumors cases for litigation contact
Dr. Betty Martini at or 770 242-2599. Currently
taking states New York, New Jersey, Madison County, Illinois and Mississippi

A medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic
by H. J. Roberts, M.D. presents, 1038 pages of aspartame horrors.
or 1 800 827 7991

Russell Blaylock, M.D., has published Excitotoxins: The
Taste That Kills on the


Dr. Betty Martini says "the controversy rages over
Splenda (sucralose). Is it safe and natural like sugar or is it a chlorinated
hydrocarbon? As lawsuits fly, consider the chemistry of this artificial

She adds: "The FDA denied approval of aspartame
for 16 years, then caved in to political/economic pressure when Don Rumsfeld,
CEO of the manufacturer, was brought to Washington by Ronald Reagan. A
new FDA Commissioner was appointed to approve it then became a consultant
for NutraSweet's public relations firm for $1,000/day on a 10 year contract.
Forthcoming has been a global epidemic of disability and death. One might
expect FDA to be more cautious next time, yet FDA approved the toxic chlorocarbon
Splenda without hesitation and without any long term testing on human subjects."

Dr. Betty Martini
9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 and
770 242-2599


By James Bowen, M.D.

(c) 2003

In a simple word you would just as soon have DDT in your food as Splenda, because sucralose is a chlorocarbon. The chlorocarbons have long been famous for causing organ, genetic, and reproductive damage. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the testing of sucralose, even at less than the level demanded by FDA rules, reveals that it has been shown to cause up to 40%shrinkage of the thymus: A gland that is the very foundation of our immune system. It also causes swelling of the liver and kidneys, and CALCIFICATION of the kidney.

Lying and deceit on the artificial sweetener issue has been the FDA's Modus Operandi ever since Donald Rummsfeld broke everything decent in the US government to put Aspartame on the market as a "contract on humanity". It has no commercial purpose other than a contract on humanity. Either they have done but little testing of sucralose, or they are so afraid of what the public would think of sucralose, and the government if the public but knew what was going on, that they will not tell us! BECAUSE: we have been told nothing about the extensive studies which would have to have been done if very reasonable, and scientifically sound FDA rules had been followed.

Such study results as have been made known, catches the company in great big whopper lies! When questioned about the Thymus shrinkage which would disqualify sucralose forever, by the FDA's own rules, the company merely said. "Well the rats wouldn't eat the food with sucralose in it, so the thymus lost weight from starvation." The FDA allowed that explanation even though it was an admission that the rats hadn't ingested the required amount of sucralose, but had demonstrated immense damage anyway! In fact, if research animals won't voluntarily eat the required dose of experimental substance it can be given by gastric gavage, which is a common and well-known research method. Moreover, the rats so fed were only 7-20% underweight Vs the average for the control group. Rats who are severely starved to create a 30% weight loss, only shrink their thymus by
an average of 7%. The net conclusion from all this is, that both the thymus shrinkage and
the growth retardation caused by sucralose were enough to in each case disqualify sucralose from the marketplace.

All of these KNOWN findings only pointed out that the testing was so flawed that it could never be used as a basis for approval on one hand, and that the effects which were detected anyway were so severe that sucralose should never be allowed into the human body. It should be classified right along with DDT, and dioxin as illegal to even release into the environment much less put into your body!

The company blandly and heinously denied that sucralose is a chlorocarbon. They stated that it was merely a salt, like sodium chloride! That whopper wouldn't even get past a sophomore chemistry student. Facts, and concern for human welfare are obviously irrelevant in our Bush dominated government, and the Rummsfeld dominated media. What their incredulously lying statements about what sucralose is, did bring to mind though, is that it flies in the face of what its known breakdown product , 1, 6, dichloro,
fructose, is: Another highly toxic chlorocarbon. They admittedly did not do toxicity studies on it, as FDA rules require, or perhaps the findings were so dangerous that they felt it better to confess to the "minor omission", of not even complying with the law and doing the required studies! They further tried to side step the toxicity issue by saying "Sucralose is not even absorbed from the digestive tract anyway, because it is after all, a chlorocarbon.": Another bold faced lie. Chlorocarbons are significantly
absorbed from the digestive tract and sucralose is no exception! It is significantly absorbed from the GI tract. Of course, at that point their lies had compounded and contradicted themselves.

What you need to know about sucralose is that it is of a class of compounds which places it amongst some of the most dangerous chemicals on earth. The known studies, and science verify this fact. Lies and dissimulations, which have been totally, and inexcusably left unchecked by the FDA, point to gross governmental/corporate corruption, and massive cover up and peril. They say "Oh, It's just made from sugar, what could be more natural and


Dr. Jim Bowen


Blogger MICHAEL said...

About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 1994, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages [England & Australia]. God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17]. God sent his Son into the world to reconcile us to Himself (Col 1: 20.) Jesus Christ came not to tell us the answer to the universal problem of evil, but to overcome evil, sin and death by His everlasting love. Division and dissension, hatred and fear, aggressive power and exploitation could be conquered only by a gentle, suffering love unto death. By freely sacrificing his human life in dying for us, Jesus in His humanity was raised to glory by His Father’s Spirit and is now able to live within us.

Peace Be With You

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