is the Hazardous Fact Sheet on Methanol: http://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1222.pdf
Aspartame has a methyl ester which immediately becomes free methyl alcohol, When
it is converted to formaldehyde, it is a Class A carcinogen. There
is 10% of aspartame’s weight is methyl alcohol.
The medical text on methanol in aspartame is "While Science Sleeps:
A Sweetener Kills" by Dr. Woodrow Monte, www.whilesciencesleeps.com
With the global epidemic of "Aspartame Disease," I believe everyone
should read this book to understand the far ranging epidemics we are seeing.
Dr. Monte went so far as to take the aspartame issue to the Supreme Court,
which declined to hear it having to do with the blindness and seizures.
On page 77, Monte puts for a case everyone should read:
"MURDER BY METHANOL: I was asked by individuals directly involved
in the case of the death of a young man who was killed by methanol to
review the details of that case. I have served as an expert witness
on a number of food related deaths and have always donated my time on
the side of the plaintiff. This was my first time on the side of
the defense, but the circumstances were such that I could not in good
conscience refuse. In this case the man's wife was accused of murdering
by adding methanol-containing car windshield cleaning fluid to his favorite
re-hydration drink. She claimed that the deadly dose of methanol
actually came from the consumption of diet soda over an extended period
I will only reveal the details
of the victim's dying, as that is all that is pertinent here.
As I write this, I have before me the 16 pages of hospital and
pathological reports that constitute the details of the last two days
of this healthy, non-smoking, athletic young man's life. The
evening of day one he presented himself to the emergency room of a
well-equipped modern US hospital complaining of a recent history of
nausea without vomiting, shortness of breath, and change of mental
status. He was classified by the physician on duty as being
mildly to moderately confused. Blood tests showed his blood was
highly acidic (acidosis). He was immediately put under
"Additional blood tests returned 5 hours
after admission indicted that on admission his blood contained the
equivalent of a dose of 58 grams of pure methanol. An ethanol
drip directly into his vein was begun to counteract the methanol.
The hospital took further precaution to prevent any additional
conversion of methanol to formaldehyde by administering Fomepizole,
which is -MP or 4 methylpyraxole, a competitive inhibitor of ADH that
is now gaining favor for use instead of ethanol in methanol
poisoning. Concurrently, a CAT scan was performed on his brain
that showed nothing unusual and, in particular, none of the
hemorrhaging associated with high doses of methanol poisoning,
specifically, "no necrosis of the putamens was seen."
next morning he fell into a deep coma from which he did not recover.
His respiration was seriously affected and a tube had to be placed
into his lungs to assist breathing. That afternoon his
respiration ceased and his life was maintained by mechanical means.
At that time another CAT scan was performed and reported considerable
brain edema, hemorrhaging and other intracranial damage reminiscent
of methanol poisoning. I quote the radiologist
"Comparison is made with the previous examination
of June 12. Bilateral large basal gangliar hemorrhages have
developed measuring 5 x 3 cm. on the right and 5.2 cm. on the left.
There is compression of the ventricles and there is 8mm. right to
left shift of the septum pellucidum. There is blood within the
temporal horns and left occipital horn. There is edema and
there is compression of the cisterns around the brain stem consistent
with transtentorial herniation and uncal herniation. Cerebellar
edema is also noted." That evening he went progressively
downhill into a deeply comatose state and died, two days after
"Here we have a case of a very large dose of
methanol killing a healthy individual in 48 hours. The autopsy
report and testing while the patient was alive showed clearly that
the liver was working well throughout the course, never showing the
signs of injury that one would expect if it were responding negative
to formaldehyde or formate. This is the normal response to
acute methanol poisoning. Historically, it is the down-and-out
alcoholic that succumbs to accidental methanol poisoning. Their
lifetime of alcoholism presents a liver at autopsy as profoundly
unhealthy, probably more a reflection of a lifetime of poor diet and
"This man died from both the
respiratory and the immune response of formaldehyde. The
formaldehyde produced within his brain tagged sufficient protein to
elicit a delayed immune response (edema), which was severe enough to
squeeze his brain like an orange against the rough bottom of his
skull. It took only 24 hours during treatment for the
development of all the visible damage noted in the CAT scan and
subsequent autopsy. The fact that no signs were found of edema
brain damage just before the dialysis began is key. Dialysis quickly
removed any formic acid, along with most of the methanol. For
the brain to suffer such a considerable insult during dialysis and
ethanol treatment makes sense only if it was a delayed response to
formaldehyde produced in the brain prior to hospital admission.
"Respiratory failure, which is indicative of
considerable formaldehyde production, was one of the reasons he
sought help at the local hospital. His inability to catch his breath
and his loss of stamina were keys to his physical complaints.
These symptoms preceded visualization of any physical brain damage by
his first CAT scan. In my discussion of respiration, I go into
detail about the work done at Yale using levels of formaldehyde to
stop respiration. These levels reflect methanol doses
similar to those apparently administered to this patient.
tragic death ends our discussion of acute methanol poisoning.
It is my contention that the study of chronic methanol poisoning
would best be undertaken by studying the major diseases of
civilization, which constitute the end result of the interaction of
environmental methanol poisoning, endogenous ethanol and an
individual's genetic constitution."
In doing some
research on chronic methanol poisoning here are two cases:
methanol poisoning with the clinical and pathologic-anatomical
features of multiple sclerosis.
details of two cases of chronic methanol poisoning are presented.
Both patients initially developed clinical symptoms of multiple
sclerosis: visual disturbances, intention tremor, reduced abdominal
reflexes, impaired coordination and difficulties with walking.
the exposure to methanol had ceased, the multiple sclerosis symptoms
persisted in patient 1 but disappeared gradually in patient 2
(patient 2 had a history of excessive alcohol consumption, which is a
critical fact in this discussion). Ultimately autopsies confirmed
this picture: histological examination of patient 1 revealed plaques
in the spinal cord, in the stem and in the proximity of the lower
horn of one lateral ventricle, whereas no localized demyelination
could be found in patient 2.
results are discussed in connection with the theory ("Methanol
Hypothesis") that under certain circumstances multiple sclerosis
itself is induced by formaldehyde stemming from the metabolism of
methanol. PMID: 6708848
The reason I bring this out is
because after taking case histories of aspartame victims for almost
three decades, the one thing we see over and over again associated
with this toxin is multiple sclerosis. Many of the victims with
that diagnosis walked away from the disease and at times out of
wheelchairs simply by abstaining from aspartame.
Monte also made a video on Aspartame and Multiple Sclerosis.
I lectured for the World Environmental Conference Dr. Clarice Gaylord
of the EPA announced, "We have an epidemic of MS and lupus and
cannot identify the toxin." I said, "I'm Betty
Martini and I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify the
toxin as NutraSweet." I wrote about it when a group of
neurologists were discussing the issue. Nancy Markle took
the post I wrote and added her name, disorganizing the email.
It became viral and when I was identified as the writer I started
getting calls from all over the world, especially aspartame victims
with MS, so many getting well simply by abstaining from
Perhaps the most renown of the aspartame MS victims
is documentary filmmaker, Cori Brackett, who was in a wheelchair for
years and hardly able to talk or walk. She had one of the
largest lesions ever diagnosed in an MS victim.
stopped with the diet beverages and her lesion shrunk drastically.
She called me and exclaimed: "A movie needs to be made about
this!" I said, "Tell me about it!" Her
reply was "I own the film company."
months off aspartame the huge lesion all but disappeared, I met
Cori when she came to Atlanta to make my part of "Sweet Misery:
A Poisoned World." Everyone should see this film.
The MS people funded by the aspartame industry to this day have
refused to let MS victims know to abstain from aspartame to save them
from this misery.
This is Dr. Russell Blaylock's paper on
the MS and aspartame connection:
is author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills",
and other books. Dr. H. J. Roberts wrote the 1000 page medical
text: "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic," and
MS is on the front cover.
This is another case of a
woman who died from methanol poisoning from aspartame:
spoke to her several times before she died and she said the police
were outside her door and she heard them say when she died they were
going after her husband.
An attorney in New York kept
scratching his head when a man was accused of poisoning his wife with
methanol, despite the fact that there was no methanol anyone,
including the detectives, could find. Finally he put in the
search engine: Murder by Methanol, and called me because he saw
another case I was working on. It turned out this Mrs.
Kovac was using aspartame because it said "diet" in order
to lose weight, but instead, she kept gaining. (No doubt
aspartame has caused this epidemic of obesity because it makes you
crave carbohydrates) Then she decided to use nothing but
aspartame products and then subsequently died of methanol
Just today a new article came in about Health
states: "Two in five Canadian adults live with a common chronic
disease like heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer, and
two-thirds of Canadian adults are overweight or obese."
just haven't put it together nor figured it out across the border in
Canada. Aspartame can trigger or precipitate all of these
diseases as outlined in the medical texts and scientific peer
On the back cover of Dr.
Monte's book he wrote: "The introduction of aspartame into the
food supply of the United States began in the summer of 1981. Since
that time, the incidence of Alzheimer’s deaths has increased
100-fold (10,000%). Autism has, with no explanation, increased
25 times (2500%). Autoimmune diseases have reached epidemic
proportions, with Lupus (SLE) up 300%, and Multiple Sclerosis, Type
II Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis are all headed out of control.
Cancers, the hallmark of formaldehyde exposure, have exploded.
Skin cancer has shot up over 400%, liver cancer has tripled, kidney
cancer has doubled, and breast cancer is up 50%. The list goes
Further Dr. Monte writing about his book:
this explains to the average person the fascinating process by which
methanol, a poison hidden in aspartame and some other foods, is
converted to formaldehyde at the very locations in the human body
where these diseases originate, revealing, for the first time, the
exact details of the probable cause of each. It is a cautionary
tale of the legacy of the danger of a poisonous food additive and the
failure of a government corrupted by greed, to safeguard the health
and welfare of its people."
I am quoting many of
the experts who have written these books have devoted their lives to
alerting the public that we are being mass- poisoned by aspartame.
Even I almost died from it when it was put in some generic
prescriptions unbeknownst to me and I stopped breathing three times.
they are adding aspartame to so many prescriptions, I have created a
form for the public to take to the hospital so what happened to me
won't happen to them! This is it:
knows all of this better than the FDA, which initially tried to have
G. D. Searle indicted for fraud and next revoked the petition for
approval, that aspartame is mass poisoning the people.
aspartame disease is often called "Rumsfeld's Plague"
because Donald Rumsfeld announced that he would "call in his
markers" to get it on the market after the FDA voted to ban
it, by political means, rather than scientific or medical.
is the actual FDA Board of Inquiry which revoked the petition for
approval, and this is both very damning and illuminating reading:
what the FDA said in this 50 page document is aspartame couldn't be
proven safe and that it caused brain tumors. The molecule
breaks down to among other things diketopiperazine, a brain tumor
causing agent. FDA also knew (and continues to know) that
almost 100 per cent of independent scientific peer reviewed studies
show the problems aspartame causes.
Even the Trocho Study
showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol
embalms living tissue and damages DNA. This research study was
conducted by Dr. M. Alemany in Barcelona.
aspartame industry tried to assassinate his character because he did
the study, and the FDA did what they always do when studies show
aspartame horrors they simply ignore it.
Dr. Adrian Gross, who headed the investigation into aspartame’s
multiple harming effects, told the Senate on 8/1/85 that aspartame
violated the Delaney Amendment because it caused cancer, and asked:
“If the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the
Morando Soffritti did three studies on aspartame showing it to be a
multipotential carcinogen. He said there was so much
formaldehyde that it turned the rats’ hair yellow. The
FDA rejected the study, while Dr. Soffritti received a
prestigious award for his studies only given twice in history.
So when the FDA tells the public aspartame is safe, do,
please, remind them that they spent about fifteen years trying to
keep it off the market! One member of the Illinois legislature
from Chicago told a colleague of mine that if a copy of the Board of
Inquiry Report revoking the petition for approval were sent to every
Governor in the US, something would definitely get done. Please
do your part by sending a copy to your state Governor.
next time you see someone crack open a diet pop, give them this
report on Death by Methanol poisoning, or tell them about it, and
ask them if they think it is really worth it to risk their health so
it forward. Here is the FDA's own report admitting to 92 symptoms
from the poison aspartame including death:
Betty Martini, D.Hum., Founder
Mission Possible World Health