- Dear Betty,
- Thank you for taking my call today and discussing your
efforts to remove aspartame from the marketplace. I realize these efforts
take time and money, so I have enclosed a donation toward the financial
- Several years ago I did an Internet search on the 'health
effects of diet coke', and that is how I found that it was the aspartame
causing my health problems. That information saved my life and pointed
me down the long road of recovering my health. Here is a brief summary
of my story with aspartame.
- I drank (mostly) diet cokes for about 15 years ending
in 2004. During that time I estimate I consumed about 15,000 diet sodas.
Over the years I experienced progressively worse symptoms that included
headaches and migraine type headaches, brain fog, memory loss, dizziness,
depression, fatigue, mental and emotional stress and finally sudden onset
hypogonadism. The onset of hypogonadism is most often association with
chemotherapy or other types of toxic exposure. I have no doubt mine was
from the aspartame toxicity. For several months I was only able to function
out of bed for about 3 hours a day until the doctors finally diagnosed
the low testosterone levels. I was also put on anti-depressants because
the doctors didn't know what else to do. It was about a year later that
I found out about the aspartame and stopped poisoning myself. Today, I
still deal with the effects of acute chemical sensitivity and seem to lose
many days of productivity because of that.
- I have done several detoxification programs over the
last several years and have found some things that seem to work. I did
the Hubbard sauna detox course (28 straight days of sauna & vitamins)
which allowed me to get off of the anti-depressants and feel much better.
I still sauna on a regular basis after exposure to chemicals - lately
that was my reaction to some house paint. I have tried Dr. Blaylock's
list of supplements but then ended up going with some supplements recommended
by a local naturopathic physicians after some extensive testing. I did
find some glycine and gluthamine supplements to be very helpful and previously
I did some liver detox supplements that also helped.
- For me the most incipient thing about aspartame was the
slow progression of the symptoms over time from repeated exposure - I thought
the symptoms had more to do with stress and didn't realize how bad hey
were since they got worse a little at a time. I lost hundreds of days
of productivity and have since spent thousands of dollars on medical expenses.
During the time I was experiencing the aspartame effects I operated vehicles
and flew small aircraft in a condition that was just downright dangerous.
I feel very fortunate that I did not injure or kill myself or others as
a result. However, I have no doubt that thousands of accidents have happened
across the country as a result of aspartame toxicity.
- Betty, you have my sincerest gratitude for your incredible
commitment to educate people about the dangers of aspartame and to remove
it from the marketplace.
- Alan Elpel
- 8117 Alamosa Circle
- Bozeman, MT 59718
- Please note Alan's comments about chemical hypersensitivity.
This is why so many aspartame victims who get off of it and accidently
get some react so seriously, some going into anaphylactic shock. That's
why it is so important not to use any processed foods, especially ones
that say artificial and natural flavors or even Vanillin which many times
has aspartame mixed with it. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, www.russellblaylockmd.com,
said in a lecture, "Understand the reactions to aspartame are not
allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide." Aspartame is not an
additive. An additive by law must be inert or non-reactive. It's only
masquerading as an additive. In reality its a genetically engineered,
addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with other
drugs because of damage to the mitochondria.
- Also, note his comments about flying a plane. Here is
Dr. Blaylock's Pilot Alert on the dangers of using aspartame with regard
- http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_aspartame_alert.htm There
are also comments about aspartame and aviation in Dr. Roberts medical text,
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com Be sure to
see the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.soundandfury.tv Our
representative for Aviation Safety, Fred Fox, (Mission Possible Aviation)
speaks out in the sequel. One pilot who worked for American Airlines died
in flight drinking a Diet Coke. You may have heard recently about another
pilot dying in flight and a passenger had to land the plane. This is one
we have to investigate. FAA knows all about it but says because of FDA
approval they can't do anything about it. We must get it banned. If you
want it out of your state or country please contact me or Stephen Fox (<mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org).
The anti-aspartame bill and resolution are already written waiting for
you to get it sponsored by your senator or representative or by Parliament
in other countries.
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
- Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- 770 242-2599
- Aspartame Toxicity Center,
- Aspartame Information List,
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