- It has been almost two weeks since I wrote you this letter.
And I called before that. I just want to advise you if aspartame is
not removed from Parcopa within two weeks, the information below will go
out as a global press release. One victim just went through the agonizing
withdrawal from the aspartame in the product. I do not want to see anyone
go through what she did, sick taking the drug in the first place, and then
the withdrawal process from the aspartame. Aspartame liberates free methyl
alcohol. Methanol is classified as a narcotic. The chronic methanol poisoning
affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes addiction.
- This information as you see below is already posted to
alert the public. I can't imagine a pharmaceutical company adding a neurotoxin
to a drug and not even doing any research. Obviously with warnings on
over 2 million web sites and medical books on it, it would be hard to not
know. Then refusing to answer this is unconscionable.
- Dr. Betty Martini, D. Hum., Founder,
- Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- 770 242-2599
- www.wnho.net and www.dorway.com
- Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
- LETTER TO SCHWARZ PHARMA -
- REMOVE ASPARTAME FROM THE PARKINSON
- DRUG, PARCOPA. IT CAN PRECIPITATE THE DISEASE!
- By Dr. Betty Martini
- Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- Telephone: 770-242-2599
- E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com
- Web Site: http://www.dorway.com & http://www.wnho.net
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 20:28:05 -0500
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- From: "Dr. Betty Martini,D.Hum." Bettym19@mindspring.com
- Subject: Remove aspartame from the Parkinson drug, Parcopa.
It can precipitate the disease!
- This is an urgent request for you to remove aspartame
- First of all, here are some points from neurosurgeon
Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills:
- * Parkinson's Disease is a disorder whose cause appears
from substantial evidence to be related to excitotoxicity. These toxins
destroy the cells in the brain central to this disease.
- * Excitotoxins cause these brain cells to generate
enormous amounts of free radicals. This is true of MSG and aspartic acid
(40% of the aspartame molecule).
- * There is substantial circumstantial evidence that
dietary excitotoxins, including aspartame, can aggravate these destructive
changes in the Parkinson's brain.
- * The additional toxins - DKP, aspartate, methanol,
formaldehyde and formic acid - add to this injury.
- * Recent evidence demonstrates the aspartame product,
formaldehyde - accumulates within cells and damages proteins and DNA.
- Aspartame decreases the entry of methyldopa into the
brain of rats (Timothy J. Maher and Paul J. Kiritsy)
- H. J. Roberts, M.D., who declared Aspartame Disease to
be a global plague published the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored
Epidemic. He discusses that aspartame may either reduce or potentiate drug
action by various mechanisms. Here are a few of the possibilities:
- * Alteration of the blood proteins to which drugs
- * Alteration of drug receptors on cell membranes.
- * Changes in the sites at which impulses are transmitted
along nerves and to muscle.
- * Metabolic abnormalities in the elderly that are
known to enhance this vulnerability to drug reactions (Weber l986) This
problem increases in the case of persons taking multiple drugs ("polypharmacy")
prescribed by several physicians.
- * Interference with drug action by amino acids and
protein. An example is the erratic therapeutic effects when patients with
parkinsonism who were controlled on levodopa began to use aspartame products.
The antagonism of levodopa by dietary protein presumably reflects impaired
transport from serum across the blood brain barrier by neutral amino acids
- Dr. Roberts discusses pathophysiologic considerations.
There is an alteration of serotonin and dopamine concentrations in the
brain by phenylalanine and aspartame. The following observations are germane.
- * The enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase converts phenylalanine
to tyrosine. Tyrosine is first transformed into dihydroxyphenylalanine
(levodopa), and then to dopamine.
- * The two dopamine receptor subtypes (D1 and D2) exert
synergistic effects on the firing rates of basal ganglia neurons (Walter
- * The importance of dopaminergic pathways in severe
tremor is further suggested by the effectiveness of levodopa in treating
both parkinsonism and "restless legs" (von Scheele l986)
- * There is a reduction of brain dopamine in the presence
of high concentrations of phenylalanine (Congressional Record - Senate
l985b, p. S. 10846).
- * Chronic exposure to excess phenylalanine and aspartic
acid can decrease the levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters within
several regions of the brain. These changes, presumably compensatory adaptive
mechanisms, may disturb important diurnal variations associated with feeding
and the light/dark cycle.
- * An ad by G. D. Searle & Company in the Journal
of the American Medical Association (Dec 16, l986) implied that excess
activity of these excitatory amino acids could cause nerve cell destruction
resembling the changes in degenerative disorders of the nervous system.
- I've been taking the case histories of aspartame victims
for almost 15 years. There are repeated references to clinical deteriation
and erratic therapeutic responses when patients with parkinsonism ingest
aspartame products. Consider Michael Fox, a Diet Pepsi spokesman, who said:
"How could I get an old man's disease, Parkinson's, at the age of
30?" He is known to be addicted to aspartame pop.
- Dr. Blaylock says in Excitotoxins that glutamate, amphetamines
and other excitotoxins may produce Parkinsonism by overexciting the cortical
glutamate cells that connect to the nigrostriatal neurons lying deep in
the brain. This is also true of aspartame. He says it is sort of like lightning
hitting the power line outside your house and burning up all of the appliances
connected to that line. The power line represents the cortical glutamate
neurons and the appliances, the nigrostriatal system.
- James Bowen, M.D., wrote that many NutraSweet victims
report Parkinsonian symptoms and says this should be no surprise because
every biochemical component of the aspartame molecule is implicated in
producing Parkinsonian structural damage and creating a biochemical basis
for Parkinsonian symptoms.
- He further said the structural damage in the basal areas
of the brain where Parkinson Disease structural damage occurs from the
dicarboxylic amino acid neuroexcitotoxins is a problem long recognized.
So aspartic acid even in and by itself is a recognized source of the damage
to the basal ganglia where Parkinson Disease degeneration occurs. As in
the case with methyl alcohol the molecular structure of the aspartame molecule
probably makes the aspartic acid damage from aspartame 5000 times more
potent than from free aspartic acid on a mg. per mg. basis. The brain with
loss of neural tissue to produce the dopamine, a neurotransmitter necessary
to let the brain circuitry function normally, is no longer producing dopamine
in sufficient amounts in these structures. The metabolic impact of the
phenylalanine isolate from aspartame is to remarkably decrease dopamine
production thus making Parkinson symptoms much worse.
- The phenylalanine isolate out competes all other amino
acids at enzyme sites in the brain. This includes the decarboxylase enzyme
sites. Therefore, the amino acid tyrosine is not decarboxylated to tramine
which is the first step in producing dopamine in the brain. Therefore,
the brain dopamine levels plummet remarkably.
- Dr. Bowen commented that Michael Fox has reportedly used
L-Dopa to try and increase his dopamine levels. The use of aspartame completely
defeats this therapeutic endeavor. Not to mention the fact it caused the
degenerative disease in the first place.
- There are many efforts to ban aspartame. Stephen Fox
petitioned the Environmental Improvement Board and Pharmacy Board in New
Mexico. There is now a bill to ban aspartame in the New Mexico legislature.
Roger Williams, a member of Parliament has called for a ban in the UK,
Robin Goodwin, Mission Possible Falkland Islands, has petitioned a ban
there. His wife developed an aspartame brain tumor and his child suffered
with seizures until she abstained from the toxin. Activists in other states
are lining up to follow in the footsteps of New Mexico.
- Aspartame should never have been approved. In fact, the
FDA themselves revoked the petition for approval after efforts failed to
have Searle indicted for fraud. Both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the
defense team. Donald Rumsfeld who was then CEO of Searle said he would
call in his markers and get it approved anyway. James Turner, Atty, explains
how he did in the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World.
Here is the clip:
- Furthermore, aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines:
- Dr. James Bowen has Lou Gehrigs triggered by aspartame.
In this report on Lou Gehrigs it's easy to understand the mechanism by
which it can also trigger Parkinson's Disease.
- THE CASE FOR ASPARTAME DISEASE BEING GULF WAR ILLNESS,
- By Dr. Betty Martini
- Mission Possible International
- Telephone: 770-242-2599
- E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com
- Web Site: http://www.dorway.com & http://www.wnho.net
- About this issue of Gulf War Illness and Lou Gehrigs,
there was an article published in Neurology in September. Many articles
have appeared about two studies.
- Bob Mackle, Director of Public Information (News from
MDA) said on March 10, 2003:
- "ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease, attacks
the muscle controlling nerve cells called motor neurons, causing the muscles
connected to them to waste away. There is no cure and many people with
the disease succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of
diagnosis. A new study published on-line by Nature Genetics shows that
genetic defects affecting a supply line within motor neurons can lead to
an ALS-like disease."
- So what does aspartate (excitotoxin in aspartame) do?
On the back cover of Dr. Blaylock's book it gives the definition of an
excitotoxin: "A substance added to foods and beverages that literally
stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Can
be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (NutraSweet),
cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid." (Excitotoxins: The
Taste That Kills)
- A neuron, of course, is a nerve cell, the structural
and functional unit of the nervous system. It consists of a cell body and
its processes, an axon, and one or more dendrites. Neurons function in
initiation and conduction of impulses.
- Now we're interested in the motor neurons, and there
is upper and lower. In the upper this is neuron whose cell body lies in
motor areas of cerebral cortex. Its axon passes down the spinal cord and
synapses with lower motor neurons.
- We know aspartame damages DNA and we know it destroys
neurons. Dr. James Bowen, of course, explained it so it's easy to understand.
And he said: "Aspartic acid, the excitotoxic component of aspartame
does not cross the blood brain barrier but is secreted into the cerebral
spinal fluid by the choroid plexus located in the ventricles of the brain.
There, in the brain's lower area and upper terminus of the spinal is where
Lou Gehrigs, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis damage is most
prominent. These critical locations are bathed in the toxin as it removes
from the blood. From the third to fourth ventricle there is a narrow canal
called sylvian aqueduct which fills with this secretion and washes the
roof of the hypothalamus."
- In Mackle's article he discusses a 1999 study and mentions
that disruptions of axonal transport perhaps by toxins might be capable
of triggering sporadic ALS. Aspartate and glutamate can be that toxin.
Incidentally, MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than
40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research. "Two
new studies appearing in the journal Neurology, one privately funded, the
other federally supported, both report an above-average occurrence of amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis among Persian Gulf War deployed veterans." (Sept
- "A privately funded study by Robert W. Haley of
the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a government-funded
study by Ronnie D. Horner of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke in Bethesa, Md., both depict a roughly two fold risk of ALS
development for U.S. veterans who were actively deployed in the Persian
Gulf between August 2, 1990, and July 31, 1991, when compared with nondeployed
U.S. military personnel."
- "With deployed troops developing ALS more frequently
and, maybe more importantly, much earlier in life than average, the two
studies raise the question of whether an environmental factor could have
triggered an early onset of the disease."
- One thing we have to keep in mind, aspartame knows no
age and the geography makes no difference. In the Persian Gulf at that
time the troops were consuming lots of diet pop cooking in the 120 degree
Arabian sun for as long as 8 weeks at a time, according to vets I personally
interviewed in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Remember Time Life published an article on bipolar, well
know to be triggered by aspartame because of the depletion of serotonin.
But the article was interesting in that this is an adult disease and children
were developing Bipolar. (40% of children in the US are using it). Michael
Fox wanted to know why he developed Parkinson's, an old man's disease,
when he was only 30. He was a Diet Pepsi spokesmen and addicted to it.
The Alzheimer Association says 50% of all nursing home beds have Alzheimer
patients, including mature baby boomers. A hospice nurse told me they were
getting 30 year olds with Alzheimers, and aspartame is escalating this
disease. (Defense Against Alzheimers Disease, H. J. Roberts, M.D.)
- And so with ALS - Mackle continues: "In addition
to a higher incidence of ALS in Gulf War vets, the studies both show a
higher than average occurrence of ALS onset in people in their 20s and
30s. Because ALS typically occurs in middle age, the studies hint at the
possibility of an environmental agent that triggers ALS prematurely."
- So what environmental agent triggers ALS prematurely?
Aspartame! How long has it been known that aspartame triggers ALS? Dr.
Bowen wrote the FDA 19 years ago: "Aspartic acid is a neuroexcitotoxic
present in damaging amounts, in its own right at the ADI for aspartame.
Simple logic tells one that it will vastly increase the metabolism of methyl
alcohol to formaldehyde ... This corresponds well with the symptomalogies
often experienced, such as LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE (ALS), bulbar palsies,
neurohormonal disorders. ..Diketopiperazine issue remains totally unresolved
- Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote Excitotoxins:
The Taste That Kills about diseases triggered by such excitotoxins as MSG
and aspartic acid. He quotes Dr. John Olney pointing out the irony of a
food industry practice:
- "Thus, today we are witnessing an ironic situation;
while knowledgeable neuroscientists are fervently attempting to develop
methods for protecting CNS (brain) neurons against neurotoxic potentials
of endogenous Glu (glutamate) and Asp (aspartate), other elements of society
are vigorously promoting the unlimited use of exogenous Glu and Asp as
- "Today the experimental evidence demonstrating the
neurotix potential of these excitotoxins is so overwhelming, as can be
seen from the scientific citations in this book, that it can no longer
- Dr. Blaylock explains how excitotoxins work. "The
studies showing how excitotoxins work have greatly increased our understanding,
not only of brain function, but also of the very basis of the degenerative
brain disease process itself. In this discussion you must keep in mind
that the excitotoxins added to food are the exact same ones that produce
experimental brain damage in animals. And the glutamate in our discussion
is the same substance and active ingredient found in MSG. The neurotoxin
aspartate is a major component in the artificial sweetener aspartame (actually
a mixture of two amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartate, and methanol
or wood alcohol)."
- He says further: "Both glutamate and aspartame can
cause neurons to become extremely excited and, if given in large enough
doses, they can cause these cells to degenerate and die."
- There is a chapter in this book titled Creeping Death:
The Neurodegenerative Diseases. Here are some comments that help to explain.
- "By ingesting diets high in MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable
protein, aspartame and other excitotoxins, these people would be exposing
their brains to damaging levels of this class of toxin. Eventually other
neurons would be damaged, possibly leading to symptoms of Alzheimer's type
dementia and ALS."
- Remember what Dr. Bowen said about aspartic acid seeping
into the brain. Dr. Blaylock says: "It's also possible that glutamate
and aspartate can enter the brain without a breakdown in the blood brain
barrier. We know that certain areas of the adult brain have no, or incompetent,
barriers. These areas are near the ventricular system (circumventricular
organs) and can potentially act as points through which glutamate and aspartate
in the plasma could slowly seep into the surrounding brain, thereby by-passing
the blood brain barrier."....
- On page 118 Dr. Blaylock explains Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig's Disease. He says: "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerataive disease that
primarily affects the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord. These are
the primary neurons in the spinal cord that control muscle movements of
the body. But these neurons do not operate by themselves, rather they are
controlled from higher up in the brain by other neurons in the motor cortex
which send fibers down the spinal cord, that in turn connect (synapse)
with the anterior horn cells. This bundle of fibers from the cortex is
called the corticospinal tract. In most cases of ALS these neurons are
- Dr. Blaylock discusses research on ALS in l987 by Doctors
Andreas Plaitakis and James T. Caroscio:
- "In a follow-up study, Dr. Plaitakis and his coworkers
examined the glutamate and aspartate levels from the cerebellar cortex,
frontal lobe and two areas of the spinal cord in patients dying of ALS.
They found that glutamate levels were significantly decreased (21 to 40%
lower than controls) in all areas tested. The cervical and lumber cord,
the areas containing the greatest number of motor neurons, showed the greatest
deficit. Aspartate was significantly decreased in the spinal cord only
(32 to 35%). This defect in the aspartate and glutamate pools in the brain
and spinal cord of ALS patients could indicate that these specialized neurons
are destroyed and as a result have lost their previously high concentrations
of these excitatory amino acids."
- Writing about the prevention of ALS he says: "You
must also avoid all foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame (NutraSweet),
since it contains the powerful excitotoxin aspartate. In addition, all
that we have learned about hypoglycemia and Parkinson's disease also applies
to ALS patients. Low energy level greatly magnify the toxic effect of MSG
and aspartate on the spinal cord."
- There are many interesting comments in this book relating
to MSG and aspartame as follows: "Placebos are supposed to be completely
inert substances. Otherwise the ywould produce a physiological effect all
of their own and ruin the experiment. In the case of MSG toxicology studies,
the placebo used to test the excitotoxin glutamate is NutraSweet, which
contains the excitotoxin aspartate. It has been clearly shown in a multitude
of studies that aspartate produces the identical destructive reactions
on the nervous system as MSG. It would seem obvious even to the layman
that you would not use a control substance to compare to a known toxin
if the control contained the same class of chemical toxin. But that is
exactly what is being done."
- "Are the representatives of the glutamate industry
aware of this basic scientific fact? It is hard to believe otherwise, especially
in the face of the fact that one of their own representatives presented
evidence before a public hearing at a meeting of the Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology in which tables were presented showing
that aspartame produces the same types and incidences of reactions as MSG."
- "Did these scientists disclose in their scientific
papers the fact that the placebos also contained a known excitotoxin? The
answer is an emphatic "no", and I have reviewed dozens of these
studies. In fact, I was not aware of this deception until I received the
proof from Dr. Samuels. In many cases the powder used to mix the placebos
was supplied by the International Glutamate Technical Committee (IGTC).
It is interesting to note that the Ajinomoto company, the chief manufacturer
of MSG and the raw materials of aspartame, is an active member of the IGTC."
- "This company funds extensive research programs
and provides funds to major universities for research on the safety of
MSG. In my personal opinion, I have to believe that both the company representatives,
and certainly the scientists doing the research, must know that such studies
are dishonest at the very least."
- Its obvious that aspartame can cause ALS. In conclusion
Dr. Blaylock says: "..But of primary concern is the effect of these
powerful brain cell stimulants have on the developing brain of the infant
and child and the later development in the adult of neurodegenerative diseases
such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's dementia, Huntington's disease
and ALS. The brain not only utilizes the excitatory amino acids as normal
neurotransmitters, but there exists a delicate balance of excitatory and
inhibitory chemicals in the brain. When the balance is upset, serious disorders
of the nervous system can result."
- If someone in the Aspartame Support said they were using
lots of aspartame and suffered from memory lapses, fatigue, joint pains,
rashes, headaches, dizzy spells and cancer you wouldn't think anything
of it. These are known problems triggered by aspartame. What is the difference
when they drink lots of aspartame already broken down to a witches brew
of toxins in the Persian Gulf? Why would geography make a difference?
- Richard Lieby, in the Dec 30 edition of the Washington
Post, wrote: "The Pentagon says it still has no answer for an enigma
that has confounded experts for more than a decade: What caused all the
... memory lapses, fatigue, joint pains, rashes, headaches, dizzy spells,
cancer, Lou Gehrig's disease and birth defects" collectively known
as Gulf War Syndrome?
- And why don't the experts know? Could it be because the
manufacturers of aspartame lie, the FDA lies and the professional organizations
funded by the manufacturers lie. Dr. Blaylock in this book says so little
of this information is known by the general public. Do you understand why
I tell people these books on aspartame are important for them to have.
They need to know it all because they certainly aren't going to find out
by calling some of these organizations who sold out for 30 pieces of silver.
And these doctors have paid a price. They did the research for us, and
have battled to get the information to the public, since as I mentioned,
it's very difficult to get it in medical journals, or in the mainstream
- ALS or Lou Gehrigs is also in Dr. Roberts's medical text
on page 244, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. He says the contributory
role of aspartame to ALS was suspected in several instances. This association
became more impressive when close relatives developed related neurologic
disorders. He gives the case history - "A man with adult onset diabetes
used considerable aspartame especially as a tabletop sweetener in his oatmeal
and coffee. He developed severe and ultimately fatal ALS. Two daughters
suffered severe aspartame disease, one having been initially diagnosed
as multiple sclerosis."
- Most of the vets I have interviewed over the years told
me they drank diet drinks all day long. Here is what Dr. Blaylock says
in Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life: .. "Using a radioactive
tracer method, it has been clearly demonstrated that the formaldehyde formed
from aspartame accumulates near the DNA in cells, resulting in numerous
deletions and strand breaks in the nuclear material. Even more frightening
is the finding that the damage is accumulative, so that even drinking one
diet cola a day can produce significant genetic damage. There are also
several reports of severe aspartame addiction, characterized by the daily
consumption of a gallon or more of aspartame sweetened beverages."
All it takes is drinking just one diet drink a day!!!!
- And in this book Dr. Blaylock also goes into those diet
drinks cooking in the hot Arabian sun in the Persian Gulf. He also says
this: "So in the case of diet drinks in aluminum cans, the very toxic
brain aluminum fluoride compound co-exists with multiple toxins found in
aspartame, thus creating the most powerful government approved toxic soup
- About aspartame he says: "This particularly nasty
substance should have never even been approved for human use. In fact,
had it not been for some fancy footwork by those in power in the FDA it
never would have."
- In the Jan 7, 2003 article, Toxic Threat for Troops in
New Gulf Way (http://www.newsmax.com ), Robert McMahon of Soldiers for
the Truth said: "A 100 hour ground campaign that saw 148 Americans
KIA and 467 wounded in Gulf War 1 produced 159,238 veterans receiving a
medical disability payment monthly. That is damn near 30 percent of our
forces committed to the region at that time."
- If these troops who served in the Persian Gulf had been
warned about aspartame, and read the books by the experts, many would still
be alive today. At last count, 40,000 had perished.
- __________ End of this report
- In July, 2005, the European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology
and Environmental Sciences Cancer Research Centre in Bolonga, Italy released
their three year study confirming the link between aspartame and lymphomas
and leukemias, dose related. In September at a conference they added cancer
of the kidney and cancer of the cranial peripheral nerves, and declared
aspartame a multipotential carcinogen. Only rats fed aspartame developed
malignant brain tumors.
- Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., one of the world's
leading authorities on aspartame neurotoxicity extensively reviewed this
report. "This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and
co-workers (l998), which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product
of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was cumulative.
The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. These
two studies strongly indicate that drinking a single diet cola sweetened
with aspartame every day could significantly increase one's risk of developing
a lymphoma or leukemia."
- Dr. Blaylock continued "This study should terrify
mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was
a carefully done study which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant
increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these
malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread
use of aspartame."
- Aspartame has been on the market a quarter of a century
and now we have a global plague. But it was known from the very beginning
that aspartame is a carcinogen. The late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist,
spoke out against aspartame in the August, l985 Congressional hearing.
Gross, who took part in on-site investigations at Searle laboratories,
said the studies carried out by Searle "to a large extent were unreliable."
He said "at least one of those studies has established BEYOND ANY
REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in
experimental animals and that thus .. is of extremely high significance."
- Gross testified because aspartame produces brain tumors
and brain cancer, FDA should not be able to set an allowable daily intake
of the substance at any level: "In view of these indications that
the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that has been established
way beyond any reasonable doubt, one can ask: 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?"
- The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues
of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross
asked, "Give the (cancer causing potential of aspartame) how would
the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame
as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that
position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food
additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects
to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?"
- So the FDA has known for a quarter of a century aspartame
violated the law and is not only a deadly neurotoxic drug but a carcinogen.
The National Soft Drink Association, now American Beverage, even admitted
that it violated federal adulteration statutes. <http://www.dorway.com>http://www.dorway.com
- Aspartame can trigger birth defects and mental retardation
and is an abortifacient. This is documented in medical texts by Doctors
Roberts and Blaylock. No doubt millions have perished from it. When those
responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its a sad commentary on
how the FDA has betrayed the trust of the people. And I find it difficult
to understand how any pharmaceutical company would not know aspartame is
a deadly neuroexcitotoxin after being on the market murdering victims for
a quarter of a century. Any research would shout "deadly neuroexcitoxic
carcinogen"! There are over 2 million sites on the Internet warning
consumers because the FDA sold out to the manufacturers. And there are
stacks of medical books, two of which I have quoted. How could you put
this poison in a Parkinson drug? Did you do your research with a blindfold?
- Most chemical sweeteners are not safe. Splenda is a chlorocarbon
poison and Acesulfame Potassium caused cancer and leukemia in original
- Please advise immediately you are removing this toxin,
otherwise be responsible for every death it causes. James Bowen, M.D. says
aspartame violates Title 18, the Federal Domestic Genocide law: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_murders_infants.htm
- Dr. Betty Martini
- Founder, Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- Aspartame Toxiocity Center: