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MS, Lupus Epidemics Tied To Aspartame
World Environmental Conference And Multiple Sclerosis
Foundation - FDA Issuing For Collusion With Monsanto

By Nancy Markle

I have spent several days lecturing at the "World Environmental Conference" on "Aspartame--marketed as 'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and 'Spoonful'." In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. They did not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United States. I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in 'aspartame' converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turns causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants.) The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis: thus people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.
In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially in Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity is. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of systemic lupus, which is triggered by Aspartame, the victim usually does not know that aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use, aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse this disease.
On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We have seen cases where their vision has returned and even their hearing has returned. This also applies to cases of tinnitus.
During a lecture, I said, "If you are using aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.), and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasm, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss-you probably have 'Aspartame Disease'. People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I've got this, is it reversible?" It is rampant. Some of the speakers at my lecture were suffering from these symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is adding aspartame. He continued by saying that one of the industry leaders' sons could no longer walk-due in part by product usage. We have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one of the speakers) and myself and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down with MS?" During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence.
Just before the conference, I received a FAX from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison because they were experiencing so many problems in their country. This poison is now available in over 90 countries worldwide. Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the conference from different nations who have pledged their help. We ask that you help, too. Print this article out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that contains aspartame back to the store. Take the "No Aspartame Test" and send us your case history.
I assure you that Monsanto, the creator of aspartame, knows how deadly it is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore, they can not criticize any additives or tell about their link to Monsanto.
How bad is it? We told a mother who was feeding her child 'NutraSweet' to get off the product. The child was having grand mal seizures regularly. The mother called her physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the child off the 'NutraSweet'. We are still trying to convince the mother that aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off aspartame, the seizures stop. There are 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological, because aspartame destroys the nervous system.
'Aspartame Disease' is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption of an aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops. (Remember that heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86 degrees F). Diet drinks set in the 120 degrees F Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning.
Dr. Roberts said, "consuming aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects." The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor-Genetics, at Emory University in his testimony before Congress.
In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor agent). When Dr. Espisto was lecturing on aspartame, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon said, "when they remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of aspartame in them."
The FDA has now approved Steve, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics, as a dietary supplement. For years, the FDA has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to Monsanto.
If it says, "Sugar Free" on the label-DO NOT BUY IT OR CONSUME IT. This is especially true for those who use aspartame in their hot coffee, tea or chocolate drinks. The temperature is well over 86 degrees F. Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned pregnant mothers and their children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the existing problems in the population (seizures, changes in the brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). The bill is still in committee.
Here is the problem. There were congressional hearings in which aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the patent has expired, so it can be put into any food substance by anyone. At the time of the first hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as cyanide and arsenic-deadly poisons. Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems.
Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they have patients with retinopathy, when in fact, it is caused by aspartame. The aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died. People were telling us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians, that they had relatives that switched from saccharin to an aspartame product and how that relative had gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma, and in some cases, death.
Memory loss is due to the fact that the aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage to varying degrees." Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled: "EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS (HEALTH PRESS 1 800 643 2665). Dr. H.J. Roberts, a diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER' DISEASE." (1-800-814-9800)
Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame is escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse told me, women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case histories and will post it on the Internet. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison." Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when aspartame was first marketed. He said, "My diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss." At the conference, doctors wondered why seizures were rampant (the phenylalanine in aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence).
The powerful drug chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public, continue to keep the public ignorant of the consequences of aspartame. Since the Conference of American College and Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world leaders. You can help us, too.
There are millions of people using "Sugar Free" sweeteners in their coffee, yogurt, candy, tea, soda pop, diet pop, flavored juice drinks, and hundreds of other foods. Forward this message to them.

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