- It's hard to believe after three decades of controversy
on aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/AminoSweet/E951/Benevia/Canderel/Spoonful,
etc.) anyone would even question the fact that aspartame is a
- In reality, it is an addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic,
genetically-engineered drug and adjuvant that damages the mitochondria
and interacts with drugs and vaccines.
- The medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,
www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., is over 1000 pages of symptoms,
cancers, neurodegenerative diseases and other horrors triggered or precipitated
by this poison. It has a chapter on the eyes and how it triggers
eye diseases and blindness. In 1986 James Turner, Washington, D.C.
attorney and the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban
aspartame because so many were going blind and having seizures.
- The movie being mentioned below is "Sweet Misery:
A Poisoned World", www.soundandfury.tv and tells the whole
story of how a product was so poisonous the FDA tried to have the manufacturer
indicted for fraud and revoked the petition for approval. That is
until Donald Rumsfeld stepped in, "called in his markers"
and using political chicanery got a deadly poison on the market.
See the Aspartame Resource Guide below which gives medical texts,
detox and other necessary information along with the whole story of how
- Beck's sidekicks need to do some homework and be more
concerned about the health of Glenn Beck. In 1999 I was on the Debra
Duncan show in Texas along with victims like Mary Reiff who was declared
legally blind on aspartame, Dr. Sandra Cabot, and Attorney Ed Johnson who
worked in the Justice Department before he suffered two aspartame brain
tumors. Former FDA Investigator Arthur Evangelista also was on the
program and Ermelle Martinez who would be a physician today if she
hadn't gotten on aspartame and was diagnosed with MS. She is fine
today off the poison.
- The point is that Mary Reiff who suffered seizures and
went blind on aspartame regained her sight. Off this toxin her seizures
stopped and her vision returned. You see Dr. Morgan Raiford who tried
to get aspartame banned said if you can warn someone in time and vision
is in the "wet stage" and can return. The late Dr. Raiford
was "the specialist" in methyl toxicity and owner of the Atlanta
Eye Hospital. To his dying day he tried to have something done to
prevent consumers from getting optic neuritis, macular degeneration and
even going blind.
- Some years ago "Return to Eden" a health food
store and organic market in Atlanta decided to help the effort. They
produced a 16 page booklet called "Killer Kola" and gave them
out free by the thousands. About 60 days later the owner, Wendy,
called and said, "You're just not going to believe what is going on
down here. They call, fax and come in by the thousands. Some
of them got off aspartame just because the reports were so damning, they
had been going to physicians for years but nobody could help them. Off
aspartame, they simply one morning "woke up well" - their
medical problems disappeared."
- I told Wendy, I knew what was going on because though
my address was not in the brochure or phone number I opened the door one
morning and a woman fell in my arms. Tears were in her eyes and she
said, "I was blind and now I can see". Many crippled with
fibromyalgia could walk again, the blind could see and MS victims were
walking out of wheelchairs off aspartame, just like Cori Brackett who produced
"Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World". This is why the aspartame
manufacturers will do anything to prevent aspartame from being removed.
Can you imagine medical problems disappearing in people all over
the world? Be assured they would know what poisoned them.
- Another thing happened at Return to Eden, a physician
came and said, "Dr. Morgan Raiford before he died said if anyone ever
seriously does anything to expose aspartame make sure they get these records."
So I found out that people could regain their sight if we could just
warn them in time.
- I've been taking the cases of the sick and dying on aspartame
for 19 years to alert the public and warn them in time so they can live.
Mission Possible International is funded by my husband's checkbook.
At the time I got on the Internet there were no web sites alerting
the public except for Mark Gold's outstanding, Aspartame Toxicity Center,
www.holisticmed.com/aspartame The first web site with expert's reports
and government records otherwise was set up by Dave Rietz and myself for
- Today, I have a personal web site, Mission Possible World
Health International, www.mpwhi.com Dave Rietz unfortunately
lost his life to aspartame several years ago, but his daughter, Tanya continues
this site in his memory. His last words to me was "help this
woman with aspartame lupus before it kills her". Much of the
old records thanks to the research of Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago,
have been added to www.mwhi.com Lane Shore has lost 8 members of
his family from aspartame.
- Aspartame is no conspiracy theory - it is the crime of
the century, and as Dr. James Bowen told the FDA years ago, this is mass
poisoning of the American public and more than 70+ countries of the world.
Indeed, it will blind you. The free methyl alcohol goes right
into the blood stream. It also converts to formaldehyde and formic
acid in the retina of the eye and destroys the optic nerve.
- Someone from the National Federation of the Blind of
Hawaii contacted me at the time we were trying to get aspartame banned
in Hawaii. I took the opportunity to give her much information about
aspartame and blindness and you will note the words of ophthalmologist,
Dr. Morgan Raiford, who gave hope to those who lost their vision and knew
if warned in time could have it restored. Don't you think Glenn Beck
deserves that chance, sidekicks, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere. There
is no safe dose of aspartame, its a cumulative poison. Just recently
a woman by the name of Linda Wooster called who had talked to me sometime
ago when her five year old went blind on aspartame. She was so pleased
because today it has returned with his abstaining and his other problems
have disappeared as well.
- Even Dr. Ralph Walton did a study on aspartame. Because
it was independent and couldn't be controlled by the aspartame industry,
Monsanto refused to sell him the aspartame. He got the pure stuff
but even under the ADI, the administrator of the hospital who took
part in the study lost his vision in one eye. Here is another case
a homeopath treated. It never ends, people continue to go blind from
- It is my suggestion that everyone reading this report
try to get it to Glenn Beck. Also, everyone should send the
report to their own ophthalmologist who can save thousands.
- So read on for the words of Dr. Morgan Raiford, who incidentally
diagnosed Joyce Wilson who went blind and died from aspartame, and at the
end you will see the Aspartame Resource Guide.
- All my best,
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
- Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- 770 242-2599
- NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF HAWAII - ASPARTAME
- By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
- Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- Posted: 31 December 2008
- From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 18:18:10 -0500
- Subject: National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii -
Aspartame and Vision
- Dear Ronalene,
- I've notified the webmaster to take care of the issue
you mentioned below.
- I'm particularly happy that you wrote because it gives
me the opportunity to explain the effect of NutraSweet on vision. You're
in a position to help a lot of people regain their sight if they are using
aspartame (Equal/Spoonful/NutraSweet/E951/Canderel, etc.).
- You may remember that during prohibition thousands went
blind or died on wood alcohol. This is what is in aspartame. It's a methyl
ester which immediately becomes methanol or wood alcohol, and then converts
to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye and destroys the
optic nerve. The medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by
H. J. Roberts, M.D., <http://www.sunsentpress.com>http://www.sunsentpress.com
has a chapter on the eyes and goes through the many eye problems triggered
by this deadly excitoneurotoxin from optic neuritis to macular degeneration
- On the show you may remember I spoke about an organic
market that decided to help the effort by giving out thousands and thousands
of free 16 page booklets titled "Killer Kola". At least 2000
people a day shopped there and a booklet was added to each bag. Some people
came in and got handfuls of them. A couple of months later I opened the
door and a woman fell in my arms crying "I was blind and now I can
see." I didn't even have my address in the magazine. The owner called
that day and said, "You're not going to believe what is going on down
here. People are coming in by the thousands, calling and faxing, that they
got off aspartame after reading the magazine and have woken up well from
medical problems they had for years. Many had gone to physicians who couldn't
diagnose their problems."
- I went down to their establishment and the owner's wife
handed me a stack of papers and said: "Someone came in and said to
give these to you. Dr. Morgan Raiford before he died said if anyone actually
does something to get aspartame off the market see that they receive these."
Dr. Morgan Raiford was an ophthalmologist in Atlanta and "the specialist
in methanol toxicity". He owned the Atlanta Eye Hospital which is
still here under a different name. He died some years ago. In one of his
papers he mentioned that if vision was in the "wet stage" it
can return if the victim is warned in time. Over the years I've seen so
many regain their sight because we got to them in time. In fact, I was
on a TV Talk Show in Texas with Mary Reiff, an aspartame victim. She was
using aspartame and having seizures. One day because of the seizures she
wrecked her car and ended up in the hospital. Eventually she was declared
legally blind. Off aspartame the seizures stopped. I had her on the show
about a year later and her vision had been restored.
- Joyce Wilson is another woman who went blind on aspartame,
suffered methanol toxicity, diagnosed with MS and eventually died like
an Alzheimer's victim. It was simply too late for her. In fact, I inherited
her records. She was Aspartame Victims and Their Friends of Georgia. This
is why I have spent 17 years warning the world. It's so important to warn
aspartame victims in time to save them.
- Here are a couple of Dr. Morgan Raiford's records:
- FACTS ABOUT ASPARTAME
- May 20, 1987
- The above product is also manufactured as NutraSweet.
This pharmological spin-off is as highly profitable item, with a growing
market. These products are used as a sweetener, some 200 times as sweet
as regular cane sugar.
- This product has some highly toxic reactions in the human
visual pathway and we are beginning to observe the tragic damage to the
OPTIC NERVE, such as blindness, partial to total OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY. Once
this destructive process has developed there is no return of visual restoration.
We are beginning to see and observe another toxic reaction, which affects
the central nervous system which is related to PHENYLALANINE LEVELS IN
THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. These observations are more vague, however,
it stimulates the damaging to the brain and the central nervous system,
having the manifestations as PKU NEURO DAMAGE. Over 3000 cases have been
reported and the FDA to date has ignored this existence.
- HUMAN VISUAL PATHWAY DAMAGE
- The human visual pathway admits ninety percent of our
intellectual input to the brain and central nervous system. All of the
learning processes are centered during ones life time. The mechanism of
this tragic damage to the human visual system from this product is and
has been known for over a decade that visual loss takes place. When this
drug enters the digestive tract, largely the upper portion, this ASPARTAME
molecule spins off a by product known as METHANOL or METHYL-ALCOHOL. This
product enters the blood stream and when these portions reach the highly
metabolic region of the OPTIC NERVE AND RETINA, PARTIAL ATROPHY CAN AND
DOES TAKE PLACE. The vision can not do without oxygen and nutrition for
more than ninety seconds without revealing some damage. Total loss of vision
is present and there is no return. In the very early stages in which is
referred to as the "wet stage", treatment can be given and will
reserve the destructive pathology to the OPTIC NERVE and RETINA. This must
be in the mind of the physician and he must understand the chemical ongoing
process. The writer has seen many cases where the patent was allowed to
go to the degrees of blindness, as this diagnosis of OPTIC NEURITIS was
rendered, as the term IDIOPATHIC NEURITIS OF OPTIC NERVE was given, usually
steroids until systemic gross body and facial moon developed.
- This therapy has demonstrated the total lack of understanding
of the basic lack of BIO-CHEMICAL PHYSIOLOGY AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL.
- The variability or onset of the OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY is
of a type that one must first think of this pathology, and it requires
a certain amount of listening to the patient. The quantity of symptoms
vary with each patient.
- Over the past year the writer has observed the fact that
any portion of the central nervous system can and is affected. Since the
chemical PHENYLALANINE is mixed up with some metabolic mess, we have seen
symptoms of varying hue in the extremities, sensations of dullness of the
intellect, visual shadows, evidence of word structure reversing and somehearing
impairment is noted by the individual. This can and will in time cause
problems in learning. The medical community must alert itself that we have
a problem that has surfaced due to the factor of the drug industry. Parents
must be alerted to the side reactions of this toxic product and its reactions.
- Morgan B. Raiford, M.D. D.Sc (Med) OPHTHALMOLOGY
- Article 2:
- Letter to Shannon Roth dated 10/10/86 which further explains
vision problems due to aspartame:
- "Dear Shannon:
- The first time that I had the opportunity to see the
effects of methyl alcohol toxicity was in the years 1952-1953 that resulted
visual damage to the optic nerves and retina in over 300 cases and death
of over 30 persons.
- In the cases of the use of Aspartame the loss of vision
varied, first affection to the optic nerve fibers from loss of vision and
atrophy of the optic nerve fibers. The central fibers (225,000) of the
total (137,000,000) optic nerve fibers resulted in partial the extent of
total blindness. (see enclosed paper on the Macula physiology, a paper
that I presented in Houston, Texas, and Outline of the Macula function.)
The macula area of the retina and optic nerve fibers are highly reactive
to the toxicity of methyl alcohol because of these fibers and nerve cells
require from four to six times as much oxygen and nutrition and the visual
pathways peripheral nerves. These fibers and nerves (Tods and Cones) can
not go without oxygen for more than 90 seconds without some visual loss.
Aspartame is broken down by the upper portion of the digestive tract and
methyl alcohol is then absorbed into the blood vessels of the region which
travels through the bodies entire vascular system. This toxic effect causes
extensive damage to the highly demanding metabolic requirements of the
human visual pathway, ending with optic nerve atrophy as well as retinal
starvation and visual loss.
- The intensity of these toxic effects from the methyl
alcohol spin-off causes impaired nerve damage that varies with intensity
as to the amount of methyl alcohol the individual absorbs.
- Beyond the extensive visual damage that aspartame can
and does create, other organ systems are affected. Nerve damage to the
arms, legs, central nerve impairment, resulting in impaired nerve function
as well as neurosis and learning difficulties in school work as well as
behavior(metabolic short circuits of the nerve/brain/visual cells)
- The pressure put upon the Federal Drug Administration
are well known. The Searle people are more interested in their greed factor
- I have been told that this toxic methyl alcohol of aspartame
has a market value of over $45,000,000. The human factor is being ignored
and the moral is not presented.
- This product Aspartame should be withdrawn from the market
place and not for human use until the TOXIC METHYL ALCOHOL radical has
been eliminated. Methyl alcohol has no place in a product, whole or in
part, to be allowed to be produced by any manufacturer for human usage.
- Sincerely, Morgan B. Raiford, M.D., D.Sc. (Med) Ophth
- Here is another article you can read: "What's Blinding
The World": <http://www.dorway.com/blinding.txt>http://www.dorway.com/blinding.txt
- In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute in Washington,
D.C. petitioned to have aspartame banned because so many people were going
blind and having seizures. Here is an article from the Chicago Sun Times:
- Subject: NUTRASWEET/BLINDNESS, Chi-Sun Times
- CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, Friday, October 17, 1986
- Consumer group links NutraSweet to blindness
- By William Hines
- Chief, Washington Bureau
- Chicago Sun-Times
- Ban artificial sweetener, FDA is urged
- WASHINGTON - Charging that aspartame - the widely used
artificial sweetener marketed as NutraSweet - causes blindness, a consumer
group yesterday petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban it.
- The petition was another step in a long and so far fruitless
campaign by the Washington based Community Nutrition Institute against
aspartame, which also is sold in stores under the name Equal.
- Three women who said their eyesight was seriously damaged
or destroyed joined in the citizens' petition to the FDA, which they asked
"to expeditiously remove [the] product from the market without an
- At a press conference called by the institute to announce
this imminent-hazard petition, two of the women told of heavy use of aspartame-sweetened
products and said their doctors had advised them the sugar substitute was
the cause of their sight loss.
- The NutraSweet Co., of Skokie, Ill., a subsidiary of
Searle & Co., brushed off the institute's complaint as "simply
another round in their repeated efforts to gain publicity for their thoroughly
discredited views on aspartame."
- A Washington-based group called the International Food
Information Council said through its executive director, Thomas E. Stenzel,
the allegations "that aspartame causes various side effects are not
based on any scientific data or controlled clinical studies."
- James S. Turner, a Washington lawyer representing the
Community Nutrition Institute in the petition, said the eye damage to the
women named in the complaint was "a direct, causally related event
to their consumption of NutraSweet."
- Both heavy users
- Both women, Dana Cozad of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Joyce
Wilson of Stockbridge, Ga., described themselves as heavy users of the
- Wilson, a real estate agent, said she no longer can take
sales prospects to see property because her vision does not permit her
- "It has cost me a lot, and I really want the public
to know what a dangerous product it is," Wilson said.
- Cozad said that vision loss struck her suddenly in the
right eye while she was driving home and that lengthy surgery and other
sight- saving efforts followed.
- She said vision is gone in that eye, and - after she
has spent 13 months on an aspartame-free diet - the condition of the left
eye "remains relatively stable."
- Both women said their physicians had ruled out causes
other than aspartame for their sight loss.
- Methyl alcohol blamed
- Dr. H. J. Roberts of West Palm Beach, Fla., said methyl
alcohol is a component of aspartame and is responsible for vision damage,
which he termed "the most serious complication" of those arising
from aspartame use.
- Aspartame, which is described as a "natural"
product, contains two amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, which
are components of protein. Under certain storage conditions, the sweetener
breaks down in part and methyl alcohol is a byproduct.
- Roberts said the visual reaction to methyl alcohol in
heavy users of aspartame is the same as in drinkers of moonshine whiskey
in Prohibition days: "They go blind."
- Of 360 patients he has diagnosed as having aspartame-related
problems, Roberts said, about one-fourth had decreased vision or blindness,
nearly half had severe headaches and substantial numbers had epileptic
seizures, confusion or memory loss, extreme depression and marked personality
- At FDA headquarters in Rockville, Md., spokesman William
Grigg said the petition had been received but not yet studied.
- Grigg recalled that Turner filed several interventions
against aspartame in the past, none of which received favorable FDA action.
- I'm sure the National Federation of the Blind have publications
and if you could get the information far and wide a lot of people could
regain their site. Unfortunately, aspartame is pushed on diabetics so when
they lose their vision their physicians believe its due to diabetes when,
in fact, its due to NutraSweet. In fact, aspartame actually can precipitate
diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy,
destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even
interacts with insulin. Diabetics are losing their limbs because of the
free methyl alcohol. <http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=589>http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=589
The aspartame industry uses ludicrous excuses for the free methyl alcohol
like there is more methanol in oranges than in aspartame. What they don't
say is that in nature in fruits and vegetables methanol is always accompanied
by ethanol, the antidote for methanol toxicity. Here is the journal article
about it: Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health by Dr. Woodrow Monte:
Also, methanol binds to pectin in nature. Dr. Roberts has written many
letters to the FDA about the "free" and unbound methanol in aspartame
and they refuse to answer. Remember that the FDA gets over 50% of their
funds from Big Pharma. The IFIC mentioned in the Chicago article defending
the manufacturer is a notorious front group.
- Incidentally, it has been reported from an organization
in Hawaii that an informant from Pfizer said that Dilantin had been reformulated
and contains aspartame unlabeled. Dilantin is used for seizures and aspartame
is a seizure triggering drug. The information we have received is that
people in Hawaii are having more seizures on the drug and aspartame symptoms
such as vision problems and male sexual dysfunction.
- While the FDA is now simply Big Pharma's Washington Branch
Office, it wasn't always that way. The FDA themselves tried to have the
original manufacturer of Searle indicted for fraud but both US Prosecutors
hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired.
Then they revoked the petition for approval. Don Rumsfeld was CEO of Searle
and said he would call in his markers and get it on the market anyway.
He did this through political chicanery and its discussed in the aspartame
documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, <http://www.soundandfury.tv>http://www.soundandfury.tv
- Over 30 years ago, FDA toxicologist Dr. Jacqueline Verrett,
who also testified to Congress that aspartame has never been proven safe,
wrote the book Eating May Be Hazardous To Your Health: The Case Against
Food Additives. Even then she summed up by saying, "What can be done
to restore to consumers their right to safe food regardless of economic
and political interests? . . . Probably the best solution, as some members
of Congress have suggested, is to abolish the FDA and start over with a
completely new agency free of some of the political pressures. . . . When
science and the public interest win out, it is invariably only after the
government has been pushed to the wall by consumer advocates and other
- The FDA is responsible for every case of blindness due
to aspartame because they know it blinds and refused to ban it when they
were petitioned to do so for that reason. When those responsible to solve
the problem ARE the PROBLEM, its a sad commentary. Dr. James Bowen told
the FDA over 20 years ago: "..The only responsible action would be
to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities,
offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute
anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the
marketplace." Imagine the millions of people worldwide who suffer
blindness or vision impairments who could see again or improve their sight
if they only knew to get off aspartame!
- Thank you so much for calling in to the program and getting
in touch. If I can ever help please let me know. You have the ability to
help in many ways, publishing to get consumers off aspartame in time and
regain their sight, and working to get Hawaiian legislators to get involved
, sponsor the resolution and bill to ban aspartame, so the beautiful Hawaiian
islands will be free of this deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic
drug. Your organization can make a difference. I'll send you a list by
separate email. You can also make the aspartame documentary available to
your organization, to those who can see it, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,
it tells the whole story of how this poison got marketed for human consumption.
For those on aspartame, neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD's detox program
His excellent books are listed on the bottom.
- For those needing a sweetener, there is a safe one called
Just Like Sugar, <http://www.justlikesugarinc.com>http://www.justlikesugarinc.com
and its available in Whole Foods in Hawaii. It's made of chicory which
has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics, and orange
peel, Vitamin C and Calcium. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in his newsletter,
The Blaylock Wellness Report, "Finally a safe sweetener."
- All my best,
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
- Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- E-Mail: <mailto:BettyM19@mindspring.com>BettyM19@mindspring.com
- Aspartame Toxicity Center: <http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame>http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
- -----Original Message-----
- From: R White, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sent: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 6:16 pm
- Subject: MPWHI website
- Aloha! ;)
- Thanks for the great show! ;)
- I guess I communicate better in writing than on the air....
- Could you please forward this e-mail to the appropriate
person? Thanks! ;)
- Ronalene White
- Aloha! ;)
- Thanks for sharing all the great information about Aspertame
on KIPO's Town Square! ;)
- I was the caller who commented that there was an easy
way to make the MPWHI website accessible to blind & visually impaired