Coke Recalls Fresca Soda -
Parent Alert On Pedialyte
And Augmentin
From Betty Martini <>
According to FDA, more than 24,000 cases of Fresca with undeclared Acesulfame Potassium were distributed in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, California and Nevada. This is a Class III recall. Fresca also contains aspartame. Fountain machines contain no PKU warnings required by law for phenylketonurics who cannot metabolize phenylalanine. If a baby is PKU if he survives aspartame at all which triggers birth defects, autism, ADD, etc., he can be mentally retarded. No warning for pregnant women!
As to Acesulfame K, in Aspartame (NutraSweet) Is It Safe? by H. J. Roberts, M.D., (Charles Press), page 283/284 it says:
"Acesulfame potassium (or acesulfame K) was approved for use by the FDA as a safe artificial sweetener in July 1988. it is a derivative of acetoacetic acid. Unfortunately, several potential problems associated with the use of acesulfame have been raised. They are based largely on animal studies since testing on humans remains limited.
* It stimulates insulin secretion in a dose-dependent fashion, thereby possibly aggravating reactive hypoglycemia ("low blood sugar attacks")
* It apparently produced lung tumors, breast tumors, rare types of tumors in the organs (such as the thymus gland), several forms of leukemia, and chronic respiratory disease in several rodent studies, even when less-than-maximum doses were given. Accordingly, the Center for Science in the Public Interest formally petitioned on August 29, l988 for a stay of approval by the FDA on August 29, l988 because of "significant doubt" about the safety of acesulfame potassium."
Aspartame Disease has been declared a world epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., so Fresca should be avoided at all costs anyway. ( A river of information on aspartame can be accessed at
Aspartame concern relating to children and babies: The Atlanta Journal Constitution, front page story, on 2/23/2000 reported that "Doctors are prescribing stimulants such as Ritalin and antidepressants such as Prozac for preschoolers at rates that appear to be rising rapidly, according to a study released Tuesday. The study covering children ages 2 to 4 in three large health systems in different parts of the United States, found the use of such drugs had doubled or even tripled from l991 to l995. The rapid increase occurred despite the fact that none of the most commonly used of these drugs has been approved for children younger than 6 and little research has been done on the medicines' effects on children so young."
Why would toddlers in this age group be using stimulants, antidepressants or antipsychotic drugs, as many as 150,000 children documented in l995? Ralph Walton, M.D., Psychiatrist, Chairman of the Center for Behavioral Medicine said: "We have known for years that when aspartame is ingested with a carbohydrate rich meal the usual physiologic increase in tryptophan is blocked, while brain phenylalanine and tyrosine concentrations are increased. These changes in amino acid neurotransmitter precursors could, I believe, alter indoleamine/catechloramine balance, and thus have a profound effect on mood and cognition. ...depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment of memory and concentration."
Aspartame is in children's vitamins, chewable and flavored over-the-counter drugs, prescription RX like Augmentin and flavored Pedialyte and even their frozen pops. Dr. Miguel Baret of the Dominican Republic reported giving 360 children juice laced with aspartame and said most developed "abnormal restlessness, lack of concentration, irritability and depression." When he removed the aspartame he said: "The results were astonishing. Their symptoms disappeared in 4 to 6 days in ALL of them!" Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills ( says aspartame is a toxin like arsenic and cyanide that causes confusion, disorientation, autism, seizures, cancer, pancreatic, uterine, ovarian and brain tumors.
Countless calls from parents complain their children are having seizures and many of the above symptoms while using Pedialyte, I called the company and demanded they remove it. To date no response. In checking the flavors today aspartame was in all but one unflavored version. When explained to parents in the store I was told by one she knew of two babies who had died of seizures while using Pedialyte. One lady said her sister's baby had had 3 seizures and was using it. Another fretful baby in the store with urticaria (hives) was also currently using it as well. To make matters worse pediatricians are prescribing Augmentin, a pediatric antibiotic that also has aspartame, and then recommending Pedialyte, a double whammy to these little brains. Aspartame is a seizure trigging drug. A pivotal study used in approval of aspartame, SC 18862. a 52 week oral toxicity infant monkey study, resulted in 5 out of 7 monkeys fed aspartame having grand mal seizures. One died. The FDA report of 92 symptoms triggered by aspartame lists 4 types of seizures. Be warned. A whole list of pediatric drugs with aspartame are listed on Print out the list for your pediatrician.
Mission Possible International asks if your child has had a reaction to Pedialyte send us the information. Since aspartame is a drug and not an additive, if a child uses something like Prozac with an aspartame laced drink, he is taking one psycho drug on top of another!!!!!
In l996, Dr. David Kessler of the FDA granted blanket approval of the deadly drug aspartame to be used like sugar. Even the original manufacturer themselves said aspartame could not be used in everything. (see secret trade information on We are constantly seeing sweeteners mixed together. In this case with Fresca you have the chemical poison aspartame mixed with another dangerous sweetener, both triggering tumors in original studies. We are finding aspartame is unlabeled in some products and in natural and artificial flavors. We have been swamped with complaints from consumers saying they had aspartame reactions from regular pop. Is there aspartame in Classic Coke? As Mrs. S. Allison said: "I was drinking a Coke and starting having an irregular heart beat. I poured it down the drain and haven't had a problem since." Aspartame notoriously triggers an irregular heart rhythm. See Dr. Roberts position paper on cardiac symptoms and aspartame on David Briars of McLibel News Network said years ago before he died he thought they were test marketing certain cities with aspartame in Classic Coke because he had a full blown aspartame reaction from drinking one. Likewise, students in California have complained, and one called Coke and asked. He was then asked what city and zip code he was in. When he said L.A., Coke hung up on him. One student was so upset he sent over 140 signatures to Coke, (Josej and received standard misinformation on aspartame. I wrote and told them to stop sending propaganda to children to mislead them. I have also received complaints on Minute Maid Orange Juice from a couple of consumers who react violently to formaldehyde who said it was like an "aspartame reaction". Rochel Blehr (Environmental Times ) is one of them.
Today in a personal conversion from Dr. James Bowen over the above matters he said:
"Last summer, at the end of June or first of July when regular Coke was withdrawn across Europe and the Mediterranean and Caribbean, I was poisoned by it here in the U.S., and came across other men likewise poisoned. The symptom complex seemed to be significantly different from NutraSweet poisoning in that the depression associated with aspartame poisoning was not a prominent issue but the neuroendocrine effects such as impotence and sexual dysfunction were common to these men. It is my personal opinion that Sweetener 2000 (Neotame) which was targeted to be marketed by the year 2000 was used rather than aspartame. Subsequent exposure to Tropicanna Orange Juice and then later the new Milky Way candy bar produced similar symptoms with full blown recurrence. Even you mentioned to me Monsanto had said to someone since aspartame has been approved there is no need to get Sweetener 2000 approved because its just another version of aspartame. If the unbelievable feat of getting aspartame approved was accomplished, I can understand them feeling they would have the power to put Sweetener 2000 on the market with or without approval. This seriously challenges the wisdom on the part of the public in accepting any soft drinks since we obviously don't know what is going into them and the other chemicals in soft drinks are not benign. All soft drinks lack any physical sterilization process and sterilizants called preservatives are added, benzoates and sorbates are the most common. Benzoates, for example, are in some countries used as insecticides and, in fact, for a preservative to sufficiently stabilize a product in these conditions it must, indeed, be an effective insecticide, bacteroside, fungicide, nemacide and protozoacide at the actual concentration used in the beverage. This only serves to point out that these chemicals cannot be harmless to human tissues. Since NutraSweet has chemically hypersensitized a large portion of our population these sensitized people will react more violently to other chemical insults."
I consider any manufacturer who would put aspartame, a deadly chemical poison, in our children's food and drugs absolutely depraved and obscene. Help us stop them from killing our kids. Help us get aspartame recalled and adequate labeling of all ingredients that are put in our food!. The FDA is loyally on the side of Monsanto and has been lying and denying on the issue of aspartame for years because they are responsible for over-ruling a Board of Inquiry who said not to approve it in the first place because aspartame triggered brain tumors in rats. It triggered other tumors as well. They are guilty of malfeasance. They deny the symptoms and diseases it triggers while receiving the case histories of these problems daily, and with a great deal of them on their own FDA report of 92 documented symptoms triggered by this neurotoxin. has the FDA's own audit on it, the Bressler Report, showing aspartame was never proven safe.
Betty Martini, Mission Possible International 770 242-2599

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