- AI had a dream last night -- a nightmare, really. I
dreamed I was having lunch with one of the evil geniuses behind the aspartame
hoax. I asked him, "Are the American people going to lose weight
by substituting aspartame for sugar?"
- He looked at me with bright little piggy eyes and said,
"Forget it! They're never going to lose weight!" Then he looked
around to make sure no one else could hear and leaned forward so close
I could small his foul breath and said, "And by the way, our product
actually causes cancer and increases the appetite. So, it's great for
the cancer business and the war-on-fat business." He started laughing
like a hyena as his head swelled into a hideous chocolate souffle. The
tiny sparkling pig eyes disappeared in folds of the expanding brown-baked
surface - and then exploded with mighty "whoomph-blam!"
- I looked down where our table had been and saw it: In
one great swirl of raspberry-chocolate, there was, at the center, one piggy
eye glinting up at me. And then the eye spoke: "You see? It's over!
Aspartame will destroy the world!" Then it sank slowly down into
- It might seem like that dream came out of left field,
but it'll make a little more sense when you consider what I've been reading
over the past few days -- a 1,000 page book called 'Aspartame Disease'
by H. J. Roberts, M.D. And as disturbing as that dream was, the health
implications of aspartame are far more than disconcerting.
- ASPARTAME: THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL (WELL, DISEASES, ANYWAY)
- LET ME GIVE YOU FAIR WARNING THAT I'M ABOUT TO TRADUCE
( I think it means "to verbally beat the hell out of") aspartame.
I know I've talked about it before, but after reading Dr. Roberts' book,
I'm more fired up about it now than I've ever been. The massive introduction
of this neurotoxin into the food supply is nothing less than biological
warfare against every single one of us, and the only acceptable solution
is to ban it from the food chain.
- Dr. Roberts doesn't waste any time listing some powerful
reasons for you to avoid this neurotoxin. I'm going to paraphrase them
for lack of space (my apologies to Dr. Roberts), but I'm sure you'll get
- FDA in-house scientists, consultants for the General
Accounting Office (one of the few trustworthy bureaus in the U.S. government),
and a public board of inquiry all urged that aspartame not be approved
for human consumption. Yet despite clear evidence that this neurotoxin
induced brain tumors in experimental animals, the FDA head at the time
ignored the facts that were right in front of his face and approved the
chemical for public consumption.
- Did you know it's against the law to expose people to
a drug found to induce cancer in experimental animals? (It's called the
"Delaney Clause." ) Doing so amounts to genocide and treason,
both of which, as I understand it, are illegal. http://www.wnho.net/delaney_lives.htm
- Anyway, instead of blacklisting the chemical with a "POISON!"
sign like they should have, the perps down at the FDA stamped it with their
coveted GRAS clearance. In case you're not familiar with the acronym,
it means "generally regarded as safe." It gets my heart rate
up just thinking about applying such a misleading term to something as
UNSAFE as aspartame. It's like impersonating a police officer or slipping
razor blades into candy bars.
- And let me tell you, that GRAS clearance has been aspartame's
"get-out-of-jail-free card" on more than one occasion. Now,
when a complaint comes in about a neurological disease or other serious
reaction that appears to be aspartame-induced, the FDA blows it off as
anecdotal and not worthy of further comment. After all, aspartame is a
GRAS chemical-- the FDA said so themselves.
- So if everything Roberts says is true, why haven't you
heard about this scandal on the evening news, or read about it in the papers,
or even been warned about it by your doctor? I'll tell you why: Professional
organizations and their publications continue to suppress the truth about
aspartame because they've all been bought off. In most casues, Big Pharma
is behind such under-the-table deals, but in this case, the big food corporations
are the culprits. All of the food giants use the inexpensive imposter
in huge quantities in their products. How sweet it is - especially for
the bottom line. That leaves them plenty of money to buy off anyone who
might want to blow the whistle on their deadly little scam -- and leaves
most doctors as ignorant as their patients about the dangers of aspartame.
And it makes even more sense when you find out that most of the studies
"proving" the safety of aspartame were financed by -- guess who?
-- the big food industry.
- I'll end with a statistic for you: 66 percent of adults
and 40 percent of children consume products containing this toxin. (This
statistic is from 2000, so I'm sure these percentages are higher by now
-- especially considering Bill Clinton's Diet Coke push in our public schools.)
- So is it any wonder that every single neurological disease
is on the rise? Roberts doesn't think so. In the book, he lists hundreds
of diseases he believes can be traced back to aspartame -- and he explains
the basis for his arguments. Obviously, I don't have the space to get
into specifics here, so let's just look at the big picture.
- A toxin like aspartame goes to many different types of
cells, but it seems to have a particular liking for the cells of the central
and peripheral nervous systems. That means that the dame from aspartame
can show up anywhere the nerves are --which, of course, is anywhere in
the body. And because it attacks your body at the cellular level, it can
cause any number of diseases. The collection of signs and symptoms will
vary, but the diseases will still come back to one root cause -- aspartame.
- The use of aspartame is as detrimental to your health
as fluoride, chlorine, and soybean products. It's not easy to avoid, either.
Aspartame is in hundreds of different colas, desserts, candies, and other
junk foods. The only way to avoid it is to shop the supermarket periphery
for your food - the meat and fish, dairy, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
There are also many fine foods from Europe and the far East that come
in cans and jars that don't contain the poisonous sugar substitute - tuna,
meat and fish pates, muscles, clams - you get the idea. Yes, a lot of
these foods are expensive, but let me tell you, your food is NOT the place
to cut budget costs. It'll just drive your healthcare costs up in the
- No sugar is good sugar
- ........... In time, taking in too much sugar can lead
to diabetes, which will lead to heart disease, renal disease, peripheral
vascular disease, diabetic retinitis (blindness), diabetic peripheral neuropathy,
and the list goes on and on.
- But again, let's look at the big picture. What we're
talking about here is a "lesser of evils." The best possible
thing you could do for your body would be to eliminate any and all sugar
from your diet. If you want to live to a healthy old age (key word here
being "healthy"), you should extract your sweet tooth ASAP in
order to avoid the laundry list of horrors I just mentioned.
- But like I said, we're talking about a lesser of evils
here, so if you have a sweet tooth that just won't take "no"
for an answer, consider using a sweetener that doesn't contain aspartame
- like Stevia, cyclamate, or lo-han.
- One of the "up and coming" neurological diseases
that Roberts blames on aspartame is Parkinson's disease. And while that
just may be the case, I have a feeling that this particular disease is
often a case of mistaken identity.
- Is it REALLY Parkinson's?...
- Colin Campbell is only in his 50s, but he has already
been diagnosed with "early-onset" Parkinson's disease. He followed
his doctor's advice and went to a support group. But what he saw there
shocked him. All the other people were decades older than he was -- and
their symptoms looked nothing like his.
- Could this be the difference between "early-onset"
Parkinson's and the disease in its later stages? Perhaps. But I'd like
to suggest that in some cases it's a different disease altogether. And
at that early stage of the game - when the symptoms look suspiciously similar
to another disease (which I'll tell you about in a minute), that disease
is at least something doctors should be testing for. Different diseases,
after all, demand different treatments.
- Lauren Neergaard covered this story for the Associated
Press. Whether she knows it or not, she gave us plenty of between-the-lines
reporting when she wrote: "Parkinson's isn't just an old person's
disease: A growing number of Americans are diagnosed before age 50, and
their illness seems biologically somewhat different from the version that
strikes seniors." Somewhat different, indeed. Did anyone stop to
consider that maybe it's "somewhat different from the version that
strikes seniors." Somewhat different, indeed. Did anyone stop to
consider that maybe it's "somewhat different" because IT'S A
- You know, I grew up hopping from one mental institution
to the next: from Augusta, Georgia; to Danville, Illinois; to Westwood,
California; to Palo Alto, California; to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. No, I wasn't
committed -- my dad was a psychiatrist in the Veteran's Administration.
Back in those days, the doctors were moved around like the military and
wore naval officer uniforms like the Public Health Service.
- As a child and through my teens, I saw a lot of veterans
with symptoms of "waxy facies" (a wax-like lack of expression),
tremor of the hands, dragging of the feet, slurred speech, and dementia.
It was a weird environment to grow up in, but I came to see these tragic
hulks of humanity as part of life. What was their disease? Treponema
pallidum, better known as syphilis. Interesting enough, these are also
the classic signs of Parkinson's disease.
- My point is, just because two diseases have similar symptoms
doesn't mean they're the same disease. Two plus two doesn't always equal
four in the medical world. After all, there are only so many symptoms
to go around. Colin Campbell's impairment could be the result of anything
from childhood immunizations to fluoride toxicity. He'll never know.
The doctors will never know, either, because they never dig deep enough
below the surface of the symptoms to find the cause of the problem. And
as long as the medicines they're prescribing are suppressing the symptoms,
they're happy -- and they think you should be too.
- But playing mix-and-match with medications never did
anybody any good - not in the long run, anyway. So if you're just been
diagnosed with Parkinson's get a second opinion - or a third and even a
fourth. And in the end, if you -- and your doctors -- come to the conclusion
that you have Parkinson's disease, there are better alternatives out there
to the patent medications that so many doctors are eager to load you up
- NOTE FROM MARTINI:
- Clip - His newsletter continues on other subjects. He
does say: "P.S. One final thought on the Aspartame Disease book:
Don't be frightened away by its size. It costs $75, but its well worth
every penny. Trust me - you'll get your money's worth from just the preface
and overview, which are only 35 pages. After you've read those sections,
you can start "shopping" through the book for advice about your
particular problems or those of a loved one. " However, you can get
Dr. Roberts book on special from www.sunsentpress.com for $49.95. If
you're an aspartame victim you can take this to your physician and he will
understand how to treat you. As Dr. Roberts says, victims go from doctor
to doctor spending thousands of dollars for needless diagnostic studies
or surgery when the only thing that will help is getting off aspartame.
Dr. Roberts can be seen in the aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery:
A Poisoned World.
- Also, there are safe substitutes as Dr. Douglass says
like Stevia. There is also Just Like Sugar which is chicory, orange peel
and Vitamin C and Calcium. An analysis has been done it and shown to be
safe. You can get this one in Whole Foods and Wild Oats, etc. or on their
- Dr. Russell Blaylock's detox program is www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm
- I would also like to add about Parkinson's. Aspartame
can precipitate Parkinson's and one of the reasons is because of aspartic
acid, 40% of the molecule. It is an excitotoxin, or product that simulates
the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage: ) Excitotoxins:
The Taste That Kills by Russell Blaylock, M.D. )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."
- To make matters worse aspartame interacts with all drugs
and vaccines. And it interacts with L-dopa back time. Now the drug Parcopa
has aspartame in it being prescribed for Parkinson's patients. The manufacturer
knows - here is the letter: http://www.wnho.net/schwarz_pharma_letter.htm
They refuse to answer it and can be responsible for the disability and
death of Parkinson's victims. Likewise, the FDA does not warn about the
interaction even though they know and were sent a copy of this letter.
They have been receiving this information for years, but as you know,
the FDA today is simply an extension of Big Pharma and has no concern for
the public. One young Parkinson patient went through horrible withdrawal
getting off Parcopa. She crawled around the floor thinking she was going
to die. Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol which is classified as
a narcotic and causes chronic methanol poisoning. (Of course, against
the adulteration statute). This affects the dopamine system of the brain.
Meanwhile the drug is interacting with the aspartame. What kind of pharmaceutical
company could get a letter like the above and refuse to answer it or remove
aspartame from the drug knowing its maiming the victims.
- Michael Fox is an example of someone young who got Parkinson's.
He was a Diet Pepsi spokesman: http://www.rense.com/general21/parkinsonFox.htm
And many times like Dr. Douglass discussed its like Parkinson's. Even
Fox was said to have "Parkinson-like symptoms". And this is
what aspartame causes and so many degenerative diseases as discussed in
the doctors books. Here is an article that will help explain even Lou
- So the experts on aspartame have really educated the
public on Parkinson's in their articles and books. And today there are
many products that help once off aspartame. Mannatech is one of the companies
(email@example.com). And I know someone who has a product having to
do with glutathione that has helped a lot of Parkinson patients. I'm sure
a lot of research is available on that issue and glutathione is discussed
in Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life by Dr. Blaylock, www.russellblaylockmd.com
- 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