- (Note - This is a letter from Betty to a person discussing
the addictive issues of aspartame consumption.)
- Thank you for your note. I was just talking to my husband
about those who slip. He had printed out 25 pages of case reports on Mark
Gold's web site, Aspartame Toxicity Center. (www.holisticmed.com/aspartame)
He said "So many are so sick and get off of it, but because its
so addictive, get back on it again and get into problems. They can't seem
to beat the addiction."
- The phenylalanine in aspartame floods and brain, lowers
the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin is what
causes the insomnia, suicidal tendencies, panic attacks, anxiety, change
in mood, etc. In talking to Dr. James Bowen who has Lou Gehrigs disease
from aspartame, he said if you get off of it and slip back on it because
it is a toxin you will get a toxic effect. And because you have been poisoned
by aspartame you are of easier risk to get poisoned from other toxins,
they take effect easier. "
- From taking the case histories for years, I'm familiar
with the reactions. Aspartame causes this irregular heart rhythm and many
people suffer from the "racing heart". One man who drank a lot
of diet drinks almost died from this "racing heart". In fact,
they had to stop his heart to save his life and restart it, according to
a letter from his mother that was also sent to Tom Brokaw. One day this
man used something with aspartame called Sweet Rewards, and that one cookie
almost cost him his life again.
- Its unbelievable that this government and the Justice
Department and Congress allows this very addictive drug that interacts
with other drugs (and originally had a drug application) to poison people
and addict our kids. To give blanket approval to a drug that is estimated
to be in 9000 products and climbing and 100 countries of the world is an
unbelievable crime that Dr. Kessler committed before he left office as
FDA Commissioner. I just wrote a note about Celebrex and believe that aspartame
is interacting with it. So many people die from drug interactions, and
the majority have no clue when they take a drug with a diet drink they
are mixing drugs.
- In one case when I was on a Sightings radio program,
a man called me who heard me on his way home from the hospital. They had
called in a group of neurologists because they thought his wife was dying.
When he left the hospital his wife was drinking a Diet Coke with her drug
for depression. He got back in touch with the physicians and get her off
NutraSweet and she was okay. But he later told me - "If I had not
heard you on the radio program my wife would probably be dead - and not
one physician had a clue." This is why I get all over the FDA and
Monsanto for putting out misinformation on aspartame which effectively
ties the hands of physicians. They do not know aspartame is a drug that
interacts or that changes brain chemistry, and they don't know to correlate
the problems they see with aspartame which they think is a safe additive.
- Support Group: Please do not slip. Listen to this victim.
It can cost you, your life. This is why we battle so to get it recalled,
and get information to so many physicians. My hats off to Nancy Markle,
whoever she is and wherever she is, who plagiarized my post, and to John
Smith, Shoshanna Allison and Jean Hudon who distributed it throughout the
world. No doubt thousands more would be dead today had they not read it.
And so many more physicians now know how to diagnose their patients.
Many meetings were held in hospitals after doctors saw their patients
get well when aspartame was withdrawn, after reading the Markle email.
- We have a long way to go but we don't want to lose anyone
along the way.
- All my best, Betty
- At 02:18 PM 11/19/99 -0600, you wrote:
- Dear supporters, I have been a part of this group since
January of 1999. I became aspartame free and learned to like water. In
1997 I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Neurocardiogenic
syncope. There are many of us out here and we have our own support group.
One such member sent me the Markle letter and immediately I discontinued
using the aspartame products. I have written under an alias because I am
not, repeat not looking for sympathy, I am just wanting to enlighten some
of you with doubts. I was given a chance to return to school under rehabilitation
and was given an assignment in one of my classes. I decided to write this
about the lawsuits of aspartame. (Ok, Betty you probably know). But, dummy
me, even though I was convinced of the problems, I slipped. On October
21, 1999, I had a weak moment. I went to the grocery store and bought a
24 pack of diet coke. This was on a Thursday and I drank one that night.
Friday I also drank one and noticed I was rather moody. By Monday I could
not get out of bed. Tuesday night I went to bed early because I had to
get some errands and school work done on Wednesday. I couldn't sleep. I
took a sleeping pill. Still I couldn't sleep. I took another. Then I began
getting upset with all I had to do the next day. This was 1 am. I began
feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. My bills were $1800.00
behind and were going to drop $450 more each month. My fiance' is working
two jobs and he has two boys. I began to feel he would be better off without
me to support also. I took a few more pills. This was about 1:30 am. The
next thing I know it is around 2:30 am and I have 4 empty bottles beside
of me. I called a friend who told me to get the 17 year old out of bed.
She has two phone lines so she called 911 and my fiancé and kept
the 17 year old on the line. The next thing I know it is Wednesday afternoon
and there are several doctors and people there telling me how lucky I was.
I still have problems feeling so lucky, I am still sick and always will
be. But there are many people who love me and care. I love each and everyone
of you and care. So before you let aspartame literally kill you, kill it.
- 1. Take the 60-day No Aspartame Test and send us your
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