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Diet Coke - The new smoking:
Defilement of the body by formaldehyde from aspartame

From Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum
Exclusive To Rense
6-6-18 Smoking compared to Diet Coke, now called "The New Smoking".

1 Corinthians 3:16-17:  "Do you not know that you yourselves are God's temple and that the spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for the Temple of God is holy, and you are that temple.  "

The Trocho study proved once and for all  the formaldehyde converted from the  methyl alcohol  in aspartame embalms living tissue and damages DNA. After reading this study it appears  rather than aspartame being hydrolyzed in the intestines it is released in the cells.  Anyone repeating this study surely would come to the same conclusion.  The study is so condemnatory against this chemical poison  the aspartame industry attempted to assassinate the character of Dr. M. Alemany who did it.  Read  his letter about it: This was sent to the President of the  House Committee on Health  when there was an attempt to ban aspartame in Hawaii..  Note he says he is sorry the health of so many people depends on a product that is harmful and should never have been approved for human consumption.  In reality the FDA never intended for it to be marketed after they set up a task force and realized how harmful it was.  First they tried  to indict the manufacturer for fraud and then a Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for approval.  For further information on how it got on the market through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld see the documentary "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" You will see and hear the aspartame experts discuss the toxicity, and the victims telling their heart wrenching stories.

Aspartame has a methyl ester that immediately becomes free methyl alcohol and converts to formaldehyde.  In Dr. Woodrow Monte's book, "While Science Sleeps:  A Sweetener Kills", he discusses how the formaldehyde turns the tissues to plastic. Aspartame has continually produced cases of methanol poisoning.  Here is one of the deaths of an aspartame victim from methanol poisoning: Dr. Monte also wrote the peer reviewed journal article, "Aspartame:  Methanol and the Public Health" - He also explains why victims are going blind from aspartame and took the issues of blindness and seizures all the way to the Supreme Court.  Only aspartame industry power kept it from being heard by the court. 

Dr. Monte continually compares aspartame and smoking.  Which is the worst defilement of the body?  Here is an example under the Toxicological Evidence:  "The circulatory system is a known target of methanol poisoning, with short term exposure causing thickening of the intima of the artery walls as seen in arteriosclerosis.  There are few sources of dietary or environmental methanol poisoning.  Cigarette smoking is the most reliable and is universally considered the major cause of coronary heart disease, stroke and the other atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.  Aspartame is another known source of methanol whose daily consumption has recently been linked to a fifty percent increase in death from heart disease and stroke."

Dr. Monte's book explains how the methanol in aspartame precipitates Alzheimer's Disease.   Under  the molecular evidence he says:  "In the absence of ethanol, dietary methanol easily penetrates the blood brain barrier and passes into the intima and media of the veins and arteries of the brain, where it is transformed by ADH into formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde diffuses into nearby nerve cell axons and penetrates until it locates tau protein, which is modified and polymerized to produce plaque.  Once the plague breaks through the cell membrane and myelin layers of the axon it is exposed to the brain's macrophages, which become activated, leading to the inflammation of Alzheimer's."

Dr. Monte said: "How can formaldehyde produce such large plague configurations that they break through cell membranes and myelin sheaths surrounding the axon?  Under suitable conditions the molecules of many compounds can be linked together into giant molecules by methylene bridges when subject to the action of formaldehyde."

Under toxicological evidence Monte says "The brain is the target organ of methanol poisoning, and methanol's infliction of damage on the brain is the direct cause of all methanol mortalities.  Amnesia and memory loss is a common symptom of methanol activity."

Aspartame memory loss is so rampant it is number 9 on the FDA list of 92 symptoms including death: Dr. H. J. Roberts who wrote the medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", 1000 pages of symptoms and diseases triggered or precipitated by aspartame, told me he spoke to someone in Air Traffic Control drinking a Diet Coke who couldn't remember his name or where he was.  After Pilot Cliff Evans crashed his plane on aspartame we set up Mission Possible Aviation:

So many informants have told me  the manufacturers know aspartame precipitates Alzheimer's I finally wrote an article about them:

 Monte too wrote:  "Formaldehyde as a Trigger for Protein Aggregation and Potential Target for Mitigation of Age-Related, Progressive Cognitive Impairment"
 Monte sums it  up in his book:  "Something very wrong is going on, something that is killing good people and causing untold suffering to families and communities around the world.  Never has such a high percentage of the population been afflicted with so many tragic and wasting illnesses.  In the past thirty years, a group of diseases has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and many other countries. These diseases include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, melanoma, and autism, a once rare birth defect. Mankind endures a plague whose point of origin distinctly coincides with the Food and Drug Administrations 1981 approval of aspartame an artificial sweetener containing methanol, which is metabolized into deadly formaldehyde within the brain and sinew of all who consume it."

Because aspartame was never proven safe by science and indeed the manufacturers own studies proved it to be dangerous , the biggest study on aspartame was thrust upon the unsuspecting public.  Monte calls this study on the public a toxicologist's dream. Welcome to the International Association of lab rats and guinea pigs! Today it's called Rumsfeld's plague for the man who talked President Ronald Reagan into writing an executive order forbidding the FDA to sign the revoked petition for approval of aspartame into law.  He even had the transition team call at 3:00 AM the FDA Commissioner Dr. Jerri Goyan and fire him so he could appoint one of Rumsfeld's buddies as FDA Commissioner and over-rule the Board of Inquiry.  This is how Reagan became an aspartame victim. 

Monte wrote: "I remember clearly the sympathy I felt while reading Ronald Reagan's heart wrenching letter revealing his Alzheimers disease diagnosis.  It began with "I have recently been told that I'm one of the millions of Americans who will be afflicted with Alzheimer's disease."  I was saddened by the thought of countless souls witnessing their brains being turned off, not knowing what treasured memory, what loved one, they would forget next.  Reagan was a man with a legendary memory that was considered by some to be photographic during his years as an actor.  In contrast, as his presidency progressed, stories of forgetting the names of officials, cabinet members and important press persons became legion."

With Reagan's help aspartame was marketed and it quickly became the major source of methanol in the human diet.  Dr. Monte continued, "Ironically, all through his years in office Reagan was known to carry on his person little blue packets of aspartame sweetener.  They were as visible to his presidency as the little jelly beans that he insisted be made available at every cabinet meeting. He, like do many others, developed a taste for Rumsfeld's aspartame and always made sure he had it close and available.  It wasn't until the end of his presidency that a reporter allegedly asked Reagan whatever happened to his little blue packets, to which he is said to have replied, "Well, you just never know what might be in those sweeteners."

So now we have an epidemiological study performed on the inhabitants of the US (and the world for that matter).  The results could have been predicted from the history and original studies.  On the back of Dr. Monte's book he gives the results of this continuing study.  "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 10,000%.  Autism has, with no explanation increased 2500%.  Autoimmune diseases have reached epidemic proportions, with Lupus (SLE) up 300% and Multiple Sclerosis, Type !! Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis 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 on ....

"This book 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 have taken the case histories of the sick and dying victims of aspartame for 28 years.  I have felt the anguish of victims who have in many cases lost their jobs, their families and their health.  All activists trying to save the public from this chemical poison have had to put up with cowards at the FDA who should have banned it years ago, and the manufacturers who release propaganda, have their own front research group to fund universities, ILSI, and use trade organizations they fund to defend them. 

As Dr. Monte has brought out continually, ethanol is the antidote for methanol poisoning.  The manufacturers always say there is more methanol in oranges than in aspartame, but there is no ethanol in aspartame.  Further methanol binds to pectin and takes it safely out of your body.  An example of what we put up with is information rebutting their propaganda on methanol by Mark Gold, founder of the Aspartame Toxicity Information Center:


Dr. Morando Soffritti of the Ramazzini Institute did three studies proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen.  He said there was so much formaldehyde that it turned the rats hair to yellow.  Today the body is being defiled with formaldehyde.  On page 675 of "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", Dr. H. J. Roberts discusses pre-embalming of persons who had been heavy aspartame consumers.  He said, "One experienced undertaker literally warned his family against using diet sodas after repeatedly detecting the deposition of formaldehyde crystals deposited in the organs of such individuals.  Some funeral directors even insisted on closing the caskets of persons who had consumed large amounts of aspartame because formaldehyde seeped through the skin."

 Aspartame is in at least 14,000 foods and is being added to drugs both brand and generic by the thousands, interacting with both drugs and vaccines.   It is a killing machine and for years physicians, toxicologists and researchers have asked for it to be banned, as well as myself.    It violates the Delaney Amendment because it causes cancer, violates adulteration laws and interstate commerce. 

Years ago Dr. James Bowen told the FDA: " Every known metabolite of aspartame is of marked or questionable toxicity and patently unsafe for human use. Methyl alcohol is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde in the eye, nervous system and other metabolically active organs. It immediately attacks and denatures the tissue structure proteins in which is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde. This stimulates specific organ and subcellular autoimmunity which seems to be a preponderant source of the bad experiences reported by NutraSweet victims. Aspartic Acid is a neuroexcitotoxic present in damaging amounts, it own right, at the ADI for aspartame. Simple logic tells one that it will vastly increase the metabolism of methyl alcohol to formaldehyde attach there. This corresponds well with the symptomalogies often experienced, such as Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), bulbar palsies, neurohormonal disorders, diketopiperazine issue remains totally unresolved and dangerous. The amino acids that are released by hydrolysis, form eimers and isomers that are either not sufficiently studied, or which are known substrates in undesirable pathological states such as Alzheimer's disease."

Dr. Bowen gives only one solution and says:   .."the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace. That includes those who work so diligently to keep in on the market as well."

In meeting a pathologist, Reginall Bundrage,  who had been working for the EPA on aspartame, not the FDA, he was quick to explain that aspartame should not be on the market because of its poisonous nature.  He told me he spoke to his superiors on the subject in the early 1990's, and asked: "How could a product that is killing thousands of people remain on the market?" He was told," the FDA will have to remove it".  He was speaking to me and my husband in 2010,

About six years ago I met in New York the Chairman of the Board of the American Anti-Cancer Institute.  I'm on the advisory board myself.  In a discussion of aspartame she told me she had been told by a funeral director that they had cut down the use of formaldehyde in embalming by at least 25% because of the presence of so much formaldehyde in the bodies. 

I close with the words of Patrick Henry: "Let us not, I beseech you , sir, deceive ourselves longer."  Humans are being pre-embalmed with formaldehyde converted from the methanol in aspartame defiling the body.    

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health Intl
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