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New Zealand Pregnancy Study - Are Diet
Fizzy Drinks Really Any Better?

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum


Dear Dr. Reynolds and Mr. Morton,

About your article:

First of all aspartame triggers infertility in both men and women.  It is an endocrine disrupting product.  It stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility.  If a woman gets off of aspartame and gets pregnant, it is an abortifacient.  If she carries the baby its a teratogen, causing birth defects and mental retardation.  If a man uses aspartame at the time of conception he can cause birth defects in his own child.  Studies have shown in men it lower sperm rates, and triggers infertility.

Here are some articles having to do with birth defects and infertility.,   ,,,//,

I want to make sure this study is not done on humans because pregnant women can lose their baby or be born autistic.  The FDA did the unspeakable, they actually sealed the teratology studies for three decades.  It took me 8 years to find them.  In original studies they sealed aspartame caused neural tube defects, spina bifida and cleft palate for starters.  Here is the last chapter on aspartame and autism from Dr. Woodrow Monte's book, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills":  Dr. Monte had tried to get the teratology studies for years.  After I gave him what I had found he was then able to get more of them.  Obviously the FDA realized the jig was up.  You'll understand the problem when you read this chapter. 

I lectured in New Zealand in 2007 for about three weeks.  I also visited Food Standards and was told no studies were done there.  They rubberstamped aspartame based on FDA approval.  FDA was never approved by science but through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld after the FDA first tried to have G. D. Searle indicted for fraud and then revoked the petition for approval. Both US Prosecutors went to work for the defense team and the statute of limitations expired.  When the district attorney goes to work for the godfather expect acquittal.  The revoked petition for approval is on my web site,  The whole story is in the documentary: "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" :  You will see some of the experts I work with along with Attorney James Turner who with the famed late Dr. John Olney tried to prevent approval.  Mr. Turner explains how Donald Rumsfeld was hired by G. D. Searle to get aspartame on the market after the FDA had revoked the petition for approval.  There is no way to prove aspartame safe.  It's a literal addictive excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug, adjuvant (immune stimulator) and teratogen.  It damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines.

I'm putting this on a list that goes to the New Zealand team and they will get in touch with you.  They also have some of the medical texts on aspartame:

"Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by the late world expert, H. J. Roberts, M.D.
"Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.
"While Science Sleeps: "A Sweetener Kills" by Dr. Woodrow Monte

All the studies have been done.  Dr. Ralph Walton  did research for 60 Minutes on scientific peer reviewed studies and funding:   Basically almost 100% of independent, scientific peer reviewed studies have shown the problems. 

How bad is it?  MIT said by 2025 one out of two babies will be born autistic.  They think its due to Round-Up which is a horrible poison but after taking the case histories on aspartame victims I can tell you most of it is aspartame.  Dr. Morando Soffritti of the Ramazzini Institute has done three studies showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen.  In one of the studies it not only showed it causes breast cancer but he said if a pregnant woman uses it and the baby survives the child can grow up to cancer. 

G. D. Searle did studies in 6 countries and never published them.  Norma Vera, the translator, got in touch with me and told me the horrors of what they showed.  They used people from poor villages so they wouldn't be missed.  The pregnant woman lost her baby and hemorrhaged, and then "disappeared" and was never again seen. So obviously it killed mother and baby.  They did use a lot of aspartame.  FDA Chief Scientist Dr. Adrian Gross told the Senate on 8/1/85 that aspartame was on the market illegally because it violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids allowing any product being approved you know causes cancer and without a shadow of a doubt aspartame caused brain tumors and brain cancer. Aspartame breaks down to a brain tumor agent, diketopiperazine.  He said FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake.  His last words will never be forgotten: "And if the FDA violates its own law who will be left to protect the public,"  Since then the FDA has been run by Big Pharma influence.  In 2009 several FDA scientists wrote then President Obama and admitted they were broken and described the corruption.  An FDA agent called me in 2009 and when I said I lectured all over the world and people are sick and dying on aspartame I was told: "So what, we have to depopulate." 

I came to New Zealand because of Abby Cormack who became very ill from aspartame.  She is getting a copy.  So many children in New Zealand are terribly suffering from neurological problems.  In the documentary "Sweet Remedy" the ADD people were interviewed, Feingold.  They said before aspartame approval they hardly mentioned the term ADD. 

Here is a letter from Dr. James Bowen to Senator Ortiz y Pino when we tried to get aspartame banned in New Mexico.  Note at the end of the letter he pasted in his first letter to the FDA telling them aspartame was mass poisoning of the US and more than 70 countries of the world.  I believe aspartame is now in 190 countries and the Fatal Drugs Allowed folks (FDA) have now approved another aspartame product, Advantame.

They did do a study on pregnant women in Denmark:  Here is the outcome:   The best study anyone could do is find out what happened to the babies born of pregnant women using aspartame.  How many now have birth defects, how many have ADD or ADHD, how many developed brain tumors, and cancers.  St. Jude Hospital here in the US is full of babies and children with brain tumors and other cancers born of mothers who used aspartame during pregnancy. 

I've gone into great detail because I don't want to see anymore babies born to autism, cancer and other horrors, if they survive at all.  Dr. Reynolds please contact me if you need further information.  There are now 6 class actions on aspartame having to do with deceptive advertising such as calling soda "diet" when aspartame makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight and has caused an obesity epidemic in so many countries.  The story is front page published by the National Health Federation in "Health Freedom News" this month. 

One of the worst cases I've taken is when one woman used Diet Coke through 3 pregnancies and has 3 autistic children. I just noticed this is a mouse study, but still we need to kow what happened to the babies in the Denmark Study,

All my best,
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health Intl  (US and over 45 countries - warning the world off aspartame)
770 242-2599

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New Zealand pregnancy study - Are diet fizzy drinks really any better?
19 Feb, 2018

Dr Clare Reynolds pictured when pregnant with her first child.

By: Jamie Morton
Science Reporter, NZ Herald @Jamienzherald

19 Feb, 2018

While expecting her first child, Dr Clare Reynolds switched from normal fizzy drinks to diet.

It was a rational move - the lesser of two evils, she figured - yet when she checked what research had been done, she found surprisingly little.

That prompted Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute, to explore what effect - and harm - artificial sweeteners could be having on pregnancy.

"There's been a lot of media attention around sugary drinks of late, and that's been spurring on research," Reynolds said.

"But the problem with artificial sweeteners, specifically, is there's very little evidence about - and people assume that it's maybe a healthier approach, when it may not be."

Some of Reynold's group's preliminary results have indicated artificial sweeteners could be just as bad as regular sugary drinks.

Current international evidence from animal models suggests sugar-sweetened soft drinks, especially those high in fructose, may lead to metabolic dysfunction in the mother and the offspring when ingested during pregnancy and lactation.

But diet beverages, which are high in artificial sweeteners such as acelsulfame-K and aspartame, have also been linked to obesity and metabolic dysfunction, among other adverse health effects.

Specific issues included a higher risk of heart disease and chronic kidney disease in women who drank two or more artificial sweetened diet soft drinks when compared to those who consumed less than one - and a higher risk of pre-term delivery in pregnant women.

The broader health impacts of artificial sweeteners are still being confirmed.

Reynolds is now supervising a new PhD project by Liggins researcher Pania Bridge-Comer, which focuses on what effect artificial sweeteners, specifically acesulfame-K, during pregnancy have on a child's metabolic and reproductive health in later life.

It was already known that a diet supplemented with artificial sweeteners led to higher obesity in offspring, putting children at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Often, metabolic issues could also worsen reproductive dysfunction. A higher incidence of obesity possibly reduces fertility.

Her study, supported by a three-year grant from the Health Research Council, will delve deeper by using a mouse model to pin-point any effects before, during and after pregnancy.

Offspring of the mice will be analysed for various hormone levels, specific genes linked to reproductive function, the number of follicles in the ovaries, and tests to determine timing of the estrus cycle.

"These methods will all allow an idea of how the reproductive function is influenced in the offspring," Bridge-Comer said.

The study also stood to add much to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease model, which linked the maternal environment and that of the developing fetus and was used in labs around the world.

"Rates of obesity and obesity-related morbidities are rising in New Zealand and globally, so understanding the underlying mechanisms in generational cycles of obesity may prove a useful method in helping to mitigate these increasing rates," Bridge-Comer said.

Reynolds believed the consumption of artificial sweeteners by fathers also warranted investigation in the future.

"I think it would be really interesting to see if they can affect male fertility, and whether that has any knock-on effect on the next generation that might be born."