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An American Story: Aspartame & Donald Rumsfeld, everything you wanted to know; court suits

Do you want the pink or the blue holes in your brain?

On Sept 30, l980 the Board of Inquiry of the FDA concurred and denied Searle's petition for approval. In l981, the newly appointed FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hull Hayes, ignored the negative ruling and approved aspartame for dry goods. As recorded in the Congressional Record of 1985, then CEO of Searle Laboratories Donald Rumsfeld said that he would call in his markers to get aspartame approved. Rumsfeld was on President Reagan's transition team and a day after taking office appointed Hayes. No FDA Commissioner in the previous sixteen years had allowed Aspartame on the market because it was known to be dangerous. In 1983, aspartame was approved, illegally and through high corruption, for use in carbonated beverages. Today it is found in over 5000 foods, drinks and medicines. Recently, two more American corporate giants have been sued in California for deceiving and poisoning consumers. These suits are in addition to the dozen companies sued in April 2004 including NutraSweet, Coke, Pepsi, Wrigleys, and Walmart.

"Just a spoonfull of sugar...: How I got my neurotoxin aspartame on the market," by Donald Rumsfeld: AN INVESTIGATION

World's top sweetener is made with GM bacteria
Independent UK 20jun99



The most widely used sweetener in the world, found in fizzy drinks and sweets, is being made using a secret genetic engineering process, which some scientists claim needs further testing for toxic side-effects.

The use of genetic engineering to make aspartame has stayed secret until now because there is no modified DNA in the finished product. Monsanto, the pioneering GM food giant, which makes aspartame, insists that it is completely safe. But some scientists fear that not enough is known about the process of making it. One of the two elements that make up the sweetener can be produced by genetically engineered bacteria, and scientists say that they cannot rule out toxic side-effects.

The Independent on Sunday has found that Monsanto often uses genetically engineered bacteria to produce the sweetener at its US production plants. "We have two strains of bacteria- one is traditionally modified and one is genetically modified," said one Monsanto source. "It's got a modified enzyme. It has one amino acid different."

A Monsanto spokeswoman confirmed that aspartame for the US market is often made using genetic engineering. But sweetener supplied to British food producers is not. However, consumer groups say it is likely that some low-calorie products containing genetically engineered aspartame have been imported into Britain.

"Increasingly, chemical companies are using genetically engineered bacteria in their manufacturing process without telling the public," said Dr Erik Millstone, of the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University, and a member of the National Food Alliance.

MPs want the government to launch an inquiry to see how much US aspartame is coming into the UK. Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat environment spokesman, will this week write to Jeff Rooker, the Food Safety Minister, to ask him to ensure that US aspartame is labeled as genetically modified. "Monsanto's sweetener," he said, "has turned sour."

Aspartame is made by combining phenylalanine, which is naturally produced by bacteria, with another amino acid. To make the bacteria produce more phenylalanine, Monsanto has genetically engineered them.

"Whether such a contaminating compound will be toxic or not is entirely unknowable until empirical studies have been done to test toxicity," said Dr. John Fagan, a former genetic engineer who now heads Genetic ID, the world's leading GM test centre. "No such studies have been done, or at least they have not been placed in the public domain."

Aspartame info  http://aspartame.findfacts.net/
NutraSweet and Equal are made of aspartame




This article is must reading. We have heard there is a problem with certain artificial sweeteners, but now it is certain. You need to tell any of your friends who use the sweeteners involved to read this page, or print it out and give it to them. We are especially concerned about older folks and children.

Article written by Nancy Markle (11/20/1997)

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, and 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 coverts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn 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 Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. 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 the 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 can not 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, spasms, 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 even 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 leader's son could no longer walk - due in part to product usage!

We have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one of my 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. Here is the problem. There were Congressional Hearings when aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing as 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!!!!! At the time of this 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. This drug also causes Birth Defects.

There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT!!! The Congressional record said, "It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT". Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off aspartame, their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person. The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.

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 the 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 eventually 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 death.

Memory loss is due to the fact that 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.

Comment: Steve Van Nattan: This is called dementia when found in long term alcoholics and AIDS victims. It will cause airline pilots and other safety sensitive performers from operating at peak. A lapse will develop in emergency response time. This is deadly to say the least. It is treason if the Senate or FDA knows the risk and does nothing. Those responsible should be given 6 moths to straighten it out or be hanged for willful murder.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled "EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS" (Health Press 1-800-643-2665). Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE" (1-800-814-9800). Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning 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 "his diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss". At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had 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).

Comment: Steve Van Nattan: aspartame should be banned from ALL health care facilities, especially mental hospitals. One has to wonder how many violent crimes are largely due to a super sensitive response to aspartame.

Just before the Conference, I received a FAX from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison because they are experiencing so many problems in their country. This "poison" is now available in 90 PLUS 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.

Comment: Steve Van Nattan: If Monsanto knows this, then their executives are not one whit different than Adolph Hitler. Monsanto, and the ADA are in league to kill for cash. This should be looked into by the World Health Organization and charges of genocide brought against all who know what is really happening.

How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on NutraSweet to get off the product. The child was having grand mal seizures every day. 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 the aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off of aspartame, the seizures stop. If the baby dies, you know whose fault it is, and what we are up against. There are 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological, because the aspartame destroys the nervous system.

Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery of the Dessert 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 Dessert Storm troops. (Remember heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86 degrees F). Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree 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 says "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 with me, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "when they remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of aspartame in them".

Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.

Comment: Steve Van Nattan: There is just one word for the FDA-- MURDERERS!!!

If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label-- DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!

Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public. Since the Conference of the American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world leaders.

Again, please help us.

There are a lot of people out there who must be warned, please let them know this information.

Comment: Steve Van Nattan: The Web should be flooded with this article. Post it everywhere. We are now at the point in the USA where the FDA, Congress, and the Senate are in absolute collusion with big business to the point that our leaders would willfully kill all of us before they would forfeit their cash flow from lobbies and under-the-counter payoffs. So, we the people must expose these treacheries. Do it NOW.

Some of you Fundamental Pastors have the notion that watching out for your people's health is too secular. Wel, you dead heads will then get to bury them and visit them in Ward B of the State Hospital. And, you will know that YOU could have stood in the gap for them. Wake up preacher!!!!!!

John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.


IF YOU VISIT NO OTHER SITE, AND IF YOU ARE SKEPTICAL, SEE THIS WEB PAGE:  http://www.tiac.net/users/mgold/aspartame/aspartame.html

PAGE WITH MANY LINKS ONWARD-- Suggests Bill Clinton is reacting to Aspartame in Diet Coke:  http://aspartamekills.com/

ASPARTAME AND MIGRAINES:  http://www.juiceguy.com/healthinfo/migraine.html

COMMENTS ON NUTRA SWEET IN PARTICULAR:  http://www.mcspotlight.org/debate/multis/messages/436.html

ASPARTAME AND REACTIONS:  http://www.csonline.net/bpaddock/pain/endorphi.htm

SHORT AND TO THE POINT ON aspartame SWEETENED GUM:  http://aspartamekills.com/nightmares/cynthia.htm

STEVIA-- A NATURAL SUBSTITUTE-- AND EXPENSIVE:  http://www.baar.com/stevia.htm
(Caution: Holistic page. Glean carefully):  http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/preg.html
VERY POWERFUL ARTICLE (Discussion of pilots and aspartame):  http://sightings.com/health/aspartame.htm
GOOD DISCUSSION OF HOW TO GET ASPARTAME OFF THE MARKET:  http://gen.free.de/gentech/1998/Mar-May/msg00123.html
THIS MAN'S STORY IS BOTH TERRIFYING AND CONVINCING:  http://www.awod.com/gallery/probono/dorway/dave.html
ANOTHER FRIGHTENING PERSONAL STORY, AND PROOF THE RDA IS GETTING ALL THE STORY:  http://www.tiac.net/users/mgold/aspartame2/adverse-o.txt
VERY GOOD ARTICLE IN TEXT FORMAT-- Personal things and well know MDs quoted:  ftp://ftp.alternatives.com/library/hecfs/nutraswt.txt
STATISTICS ON VARIOUS REACTIONS:  http://www.palis.com/p0000057.htm
THIS PAGE TELLS HOW ASPARTAME WAS DISCOVERED:  http://www.marysherbs.com/heal-asp.htm
RESEARCH HORROR STORY:  http://www.dorway.com/recall.html
REAL LIFE TESTIMONY:  http://www.asktom-naturally.com/aspart2.html
MORE GOOD REPORTING:  http://www.dorway.com/jenpamp.html
JOYCE WAS MURDERED BY THE FDA AND MONSANTO:  http://www.dorway.com/joyce.html
ASPARTAME AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE:  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7015/asprtame.html
ASPARTAME AND AIRLINE PILOTS:  http://web2.airmail.net/marystod/pilots.html
ARE YOU STILL NOT CONVINCED? HERE ARE 25 MORE SITES TO BROWSE:  http://www.trufax.org/research/aspart.html
There are a lot more sites on the Web on Aspartame, but I just ran out of time. All of the above sites were reviewed by me, not just thrown at you at random.

Note: Aspartame is spelled as "Aspertame" and "Aspartame" all over the Web. I have no idea which spelling is the official one.



The Bitter Truth About NutraSweet (Aspartame) and Sucralose (Splenda ™)

"Aspartame (NutraSweet) appears to cause slow, silent damage in those unfortunate enough to not have immediate reactions and a reason to avoid it. It may take one year, five years, 10 years, or 40 years, but it seems to cause some reversible and some irreversible changes in health over long-term use. "Aspartame has a profound effect on mood and cognition....depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment of memory and concentration." Ralph Walton, M.D.
The testing of sucralose reveals that it can cause up to 40 percent shrinkage of the thymus: a gland that is the very foundation of our immune system. Sucralose also causes swelling of the liver and kidneys, and CALCIFICATION of the kidney. Note: if you experience kidney pain, cramping, or an irritated bladder after using sucralose in Splenda, stop use immediately. Dr. Janet Starr Hull

"I have observed severe intellectual deterioration associated with the use of aspartame products. It was usually manifest as great difficulty in reading and writing, obvious problems with memory and grossly impaired orientation to time, place and person. Many reactions to aspartame were very serious including seizures and death. Other reactions reported included: Headaches/Migraines Dizziness Joint Pain Nausea Numbness Muscle spasms Weight gain Rashes Depression Fatigue Irritability Tachycardia Insomnia Vision Loss Hearing Loss Heart palpitations Breathing difficulties Anxiety attacks Slurred Speech Loss of taste Tinnitus Vertigo Memory loss" H. J. Roberts, M.D.


H. J. Roberts, M.D., who declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague has now published a medical text titled Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. On page 506 he discusses the deterioration of intelligence and learning skills in aspartame reactors, as evidenced by slippage in school performance. He says "It may take a generation or longer to ascertain the full extent of this problem."

On Page 561 he discusses comparable problems with memory among, younger aspartame reactors and how they have been attributed to premature aging. He says this ties into the acceleration of Alzheimers Disease. "The need for considering exposure to aspartame and other neurotoxins before making a diagnosis of premature aging is paramount." . In an earlier book he also discusses. Dr. Roberts said: "I have observed severe intellectual deterioration associated with the use of aspartame products. It was usually manifest as great difficulty in reading and writing, obvious problems with memory and grossly impaired orientation to time, place and person. In some patients these features cleared slowly after the avoidance of aspartame."

Ralph Walton, M.D., Psychiatrist, Chairman of the Center for Behavioral Medicine: "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 blocked neurotransmitter precursors could, I believe, alter indoleamine/catechloamine balance, and thus have a profound effect on mood and cognition....depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment of memory and concentration."

James Bowen, M.D. - "Lying and deceit on the artificial sweetener issue has been the FDA's Modus Operandi ever since Donald Rummsfeld broke everything decent in the US government to put Aspartame on the market as a "contract on humanity". It has no commercial purpose other than a contract on humanity. Either they have done but little testing of sucralose, or they are so afraid of what the public would think of sucralose, and the government if the public but knew what was going on, that they will not tell us! BECAUSE: we have been told nothing about the extensive studies which would have to have been done if very reasonable, and scientifically sound FDA rules had been followed."

Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nutra Sweet Sued in California - 06 April 2004 - Lawsuits were filed in three separate California courts against twelve companies who either produce or use the artificial sweetener aspartame as a sugar substitute in their products. The suits were filed in Shasta, Sonoma and Butte County, California.


Sweet Poison: How the World's Most Popular Artificial Sweetener Is Killing Us
Aspartame Detoxification program
The Potential Dangers of Sucralose (Splenda)
Rebuilding the Immune System: The body's defense department
Epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus related to aspartame
Parkinson Disease Related to Aspartame?

James Bowen, M.D., author of Billions Of People Are Now Aspartame Victims, told the FDA years ago "Every known metabolite of aspartame is of marked or questionable toxicity and patently unsafe for human use." In Aspartame Murders Infants he said: "At every point in the fertility process aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/Canderal/Benevia, etc.) destroys. ....It ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the baby cursing future generation." See his paper on Sperm Warfare. We are now taking case histories for class action on aspartame starting with seizures, brain tumors, eye deterioration and blindness, etc.
The FDA has received over 5,500 complaints against Aspartame (NutraSweet), which was legalized amid controversy regarding the capacity of this substance to alter brain hormone balances; some 9% of the complaints today involve serious neurological effects, including seizures. A recent major study by UCLA researchers of 109 patent-drug advertisements found 81% to be "inaccurate, misleading and even dangerous." A General Accounting Office report found that 51.5% of patent drugs approved by the FDA between 1978 and 1986 had "serious post-approval risks" not disclosed on originally-approved package inserts, including "heart failure, myocardial infarction, anaphylaxis, respiratory depression, convulsions, seizures, kidney and liver failure, severe blood disorders, birth defects and blindness"

Excerpt from Anti-Constitutional Activities and Abuse of Police Power by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other Federal Agencies by James DeMeo, Ph.D. Director of Research Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory

Sweet Poison: How the World's Most Popular Artificial Sweetener Is Killing Us - My Story by Janet Starr Hull

Millions of dieters using chemical sweeteners will be shocked by firefighter Janet Starr Hull's story. Diagnosed with a deadly case of Grave's Disease after she collapsed on the job, Hull was told she would die. Searching for the cause of her illness, Hull discovered that the chemical sweetener aspartame found in Nutrasweet was to blame.

After a personal illness caused by the artificial sweetener aspartame found in NutraSweet/Equal, Hull exposes the hidden truths behind the dangers of this popular sugar-substitute. Don't pick up another diet drink until you have read her riveting story.

Her book details how the FDA first determined that aspartame was unsafe for humans, then later reversed itself. She obtained documents revealing the chemicals that constitute aspartame and how those chemicals behave in the human body.

Sweet Poison is a must-read for anyone consuming food or drinks containing aspartame. At the least, it will open your eyes to what you're putting in your body. It might even save your life. more about Dr. Hull

Deadly Deception : Story of Aspartame : Shocking Expose of the World's Most Controversial Sweetener by Mary Nash Stoddard

Toxicology Sourcebook: 250 p. compilation of reprints of actual studies from peer-reviewed medical journals showing aspartame artificial sweetener capable of causing great harm [even death] to humans. Includes ten pages of children's products containing aspartame and a whole chapter on children. Praised by top scientists and health care professionals all over the world as a valuable resource. The section on Flying & Aspartame includes the USAF warning to pilots. Amazing secrets of illegal industry dealings with government agencies revealed. Never before told stories of deaths and coverups - media blackouts and more. Brain Tumors/Pancreatic Tumors/Breast Tumors/Uterine Tumors - all linked to aspartame ingestion. You'll want to get one for yourself and one to give someone you love. No parent should be without this valuable resource. There are adverse reaction questionnaire forms to fill out and a Consumer Action Agenda you won't want to miss. The information in this! book could save your life.

ASPARTAME (NutraSweet): IS IT SAFE? by H.J. Roberts, M.D.

The truth about aspartame's toxicity is far different than what the NutraSweet Company would have your readers believe. In February of 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the listing of adverse reactions reported to the FDA (DHHS 1994). Aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS). Many reactions to aspartame were very serious including seizures and death. Other reactions reported included: Headaches/Migraines Dizziness Joint Pain Nausea Numbness Muscle spasms Weight gain Rashes Depression Fatigue Irritability Tachycardia Insomnia Vision Loss Hearing Loss Heart palpitations Breathing difficulties Anxiety attacks Slurred Speech Loss of taste Tinnitus Vertigo Memory loss.

Toxicity Effects of Aspartame Use

Info Center from Holistic Med Online. Detailed scientific and general documentation regarding the toxicity of nutrasweet, Equal, diet coke, diet pepsi, and other aspartame containing items. Web page includes real life reports of acute and chronic toxicity due to long-term ingestion. Also included is extensive scientific and general information and resources. Learn about Selection of adverse effects from short-term and/or long-Term use

Healthier Sweetener Resources
Nutrasweet Is Bad For Everyone (Long-Term Use)
Aspartame Detoficiation
Simple Steps to Help Yourself & Others Avoid Chronic Aspartame Poisoning
Advanced Steps to Help Stop Chronic Poisoning
Aspartame Dangers in Pregnancy
Nutrition & Healing Magazine Interviews aspartame Expert
List of Nutrasweet - Related Books and Organizations
Short Adverse Reaction Questionnarie
List of Companies Selling "Products" With Aspartame
After Being Made Aware of Dangers (General Mills, Cocacola, Twinlabs, etc.)
Vision Damage From Aspertame
Aspartame and Lawsuits (Poisoning Victims Begin Filing Lawsuits!) more
Aspartame-Toxic Water Being Hustled On School Kids American Water Star selling poison aspartame water to schools. Aspartame triggers gross obesity, suicide, diabetes, behavioral problems and learning disorders. Even more diseases and symptoms fill a 1038 page medical text.


Detoxifying from Aspartame Poison

Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin.

Naturopaths who hold that illness can be healed by the natural processes of the body are the most vigorous supporters of detoxification, since they believe that the primary cause of disease is the accumulation of uneliminated wastes. When the body's natural cleansing systems are no longer up to the task, proponents of detoxification say everyone should detoxify at some point.

Detoxification Methods - Learn about the various types of detoxification methods used: fasting, urine therapy, homeopathy, wheatgrass juice, rawfood, therapeutic clays, and other natural methods. more

Rebuilding the Immune System: The body's defense department

Your immune system is your bodyguard. It works both pro-actively and protectively to shield you from anything in your world that threatens your life and limb. The immune system is not responsive to drugs for healing. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears. If health and immunity are thereafter conscientiously maintained, the individual is no longer vulnerable to disease. According t o Dr. George C Pack, MD, a cancer specialist at Cornell medical School, almost everyone has cancer cells present at times in our bodies. If our immune system is working properly, these cells are killed or reabsorbed by our defense system before they begin to grow and threaten our health. The only real defense against cancer is the immune system. Everyone gets cancer every day but if the immune system is where it should be those cancer cells are eliminated and we never know it.


Excitotoxins : The Taste That Kills by Russell L. Blaylock

Excitotoxins are substances added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. They can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (Nutrasweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid. Dr. Blaylock's book describes what excitotoxins are, where they are found, and how they react in the body. Dr. Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon, presents the latest research findings to demonstrate how exposure to excitotoxins will damage nerve cells in the brain. The use of aspartame, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and monosodium glutamate in prepared foods and beverages continues to increase on a yearly basis. Dr. Blaylock clearly demonstrates that the neurotoxic potential of excitotoxins such as MSG and aspartame is so overwhelming that it can no longer be ignored.

Long-Term Damage

Aspartame (NutraSweet) appears to cause slow, silent damage in those unfortunate enough to not have immediate reactions and a reason to avoid it. It may take one year, five years, 10 years, or 40 years, but it seems to cause some reversible and some irreversible changes in health over long-term use.

Dr Starr Hull - "In October 2002 the FDA approved Neotame, a modified version of aspartame. Neotame may prove more troublesome than aspartame as it is suspected of causing similar health problems, learning and behavioral problems with more potency." more

Parkinson Disease Related to Aspartame? "Michael J. Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman for Diet Pepsi contains the FDA-approved artificial sweetener aspartame...The path aspartame has taken to participate in Fox's degeneration is very complex, yet supported by peer-reviewed science. The aspartame that is used to sweeten Diet Pepsi, NutraSweet, ".is a neurotoxin that triggers neurodegenerative diseases and can precipitate Parkinson's"


Michael J. Fox Foundation: Parkinson's research fraud?
By Don Harkins

Last spring actor Michael J. Fox, a victim of Parkinson's disease, announced that he was quitting acting and was going to dedicate his efforts and energies to finding a "cure" for the degenerative disease. Since that time, The Idaho Observer has tried repeatedly to supply the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) with medical proof that there is hope for Parkinson's victims. According to Betty Martini, one of the world's leading authorities on aspartame and the toll it has had on society in terms of human misery, "Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted, drinking many a day." Diet Pepsi contains the FDA-approved artificial sweetener aspartame. Aspartame is an extremely volatile substance that, under ordinary storage conditions, breaks down quickly into methanol, a known neurotoxin. The methanol then breaks down into formaldehyde. The FDA has never established a safe level of formaldehyde that can be consumed by humans.

According to The Consumer's Dictionary of Medicines, formaldehyde is, ".a highly reactive chemical that is damaging to the hereditary substances in the cells of several animal species." The aspartame that is used to sweeten Diet Pepsi, NutraSweet, ".is a neurotoxin that triggers neurodegenerative diseases and can precipitate Parkinson's," Martini explained. Dr. James Bowen explained that the methyl alcohol of aspartame is arranged in such a fashion that it is "500 to 5,000 times more active in producing toxicity" than the methyl alcohol that is commonly found in alcoholic beverages. The path aspartame has taken to participate in Fox's degeneration is very complex, yet supported by peer-reviewed science. In essence, aspartame inhibits the body's ability to produce dopamine. Dopamine is essential for the proper functioning of the brain which in turn controls the body's many systems.

Dr. Bowen explained that Fox has apparently recognized his decreased capacity to produce dopamine and has reportedly taken therapeutic levels of pharmaceutical dopamine to combat his degenerative condition. According to Dr. Bowen, "The use of aspartame completely defeats this therapeutic endeavor." At the MJFF website it is listed that one of the companies the foundation is funding for Parkinson's research is Somerset Pharmaceuticals, the company that produces Eldepryl, or selegeline hydrochloride. Eldepryl, another FDA-approved drug, was found by the U.S. Pharmacological Conference to be contaminated with methamphetamine and a publicly unidentified neurotoxin.

Excerpt from The Idaho Observer - P.O. Box 457 - Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869 - Phone: 208-255-2307 - Email:  observer@coldreams.com - Web:  http://proliberty.com/observer/

A nonfiction sourcebook edited by Mary Nash Stoddard

What you and your Doctor don't know about Aspartame could fill a book - and it has! Get the facts about Aspartame (ASP, NutraSweet/Equal) in our 200 page report. The Deadly Deception could save your life. What about Aspartame and birth defects? Hear what pilots are saying about loss of consciousness and loss of their jobs due to ingestion of diet products. You'll be amazed at the referenced studies and articles from well known peer-reviewed medical and science journals. (please read on)

The Potential Dangers of Sucralose (Splenda)
There's a new artificial sweetener on the block and it is already in a wide range of products (see the list), some even sold in health food stores and manufactured by nutritionally-oriented companies.
The artificial sweetener sucralose, which is sold under the name Splenda™, is one of the up-and-coming "next generation" of high-intensity sugar substitutes. It is non-caloric and about 600 times sweeter than sucrose (white table sugar), although it can vary from 320 tp 1,000 times sweeter, depending on the food application. The white crystalline powder tastes like a lot like sugar, but is more intense in its sweetness.

Research in animals has shown that sucralose can cause many problems in rats, mice, and rabbits, such as:
Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage)
Enlarged liver and kidneys.
Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus
Increased cecal weight
Reduced growth rate
Decreased red blood cell count
Hyperplasia of the pelvis
Extension of the pregnancy period
Aborted pregnancy
Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights

By James Bowen, M.D.

In a simple word you would just as soon have DDT in your food as Splenda, because sucralose is a chlorocarbon. The chlorocarbons have long been famous for causing organ, genetic, and reproductive damage. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the testing of sucralose, even at less than the level demanded by FDA rules, reveals that it has been shown to cause up to 40%shrinkage of the thymus: A gland that is the very foundation of our immune system. It also causes swelling of the liver and kidneys, and CALCIFICATION of the kidney. more

Splenda Compared to a "Biochemical Warfare Agent"--See One Woman's Shocking Photos
12 Questions You Need to Have Answered Before You Eat Splenda
The Potential Dangers of Sucralose

Note: In my diet I use raw unfiltered honey, maple syrup, date sugar or palm sugar. (palm sugar is available in Asian stores and is delicious). These natural sugars contain important minerals, trace minerals and vitamins. Shirley

Aspartame Dangers Revealed!
Dr. Janet Starr Hull
In 1991, I was diagnosed with an 'incurable' case of Grave's Disease, a fatal thyroid disorder, I never really had Grave's Disease but my doctors were convinced I did. I had aspartame poisoning with symptoms of 'textbook' Grave's Disease caused by aspartame saturating my foods. Modern medicine kept me alive temporarily, but I 'cured' my disease using The Aspartame Detoxification Program©. Modern medicine has led us to the "take a pill or cut it out mentality" for almost every modern health symptom, but this approach alone cannot cure disease as more and more people are personally discovering.

Using the Aspartame Detoxification Program I designed at the time of my 'disease', I restored my health within 30 days. If you use sugar-free products with aspartame and suffer with health symptoms your medical doctor cannot 'cure', more than likely you have aspartame poisoning.

The dangers of aspartame poisoning have been a well guarded secret since the 1980s. The research and history of aspartame is conclusive as a cause of illness and toxic reactions in the human body. Aspartame is a dangerous chemical food additive, and its use during pregnancy and by children is one of the greatest modern tragedies of all.

Why haven't you heard about this before? Partly because the diet industry is worth trillions of American dollars to corporations, and they want to protect their profits by keeping the truth behind aspartame's dangers hidden from the public. When NutraSweet® was introduced for the 'second' time in 1981, a diet craze revolutionized America's eating protocols and a well-oiled money machine was set into motion changing modern lifestyles. After more than twenty years of aspartame use, the number of its victims is rapidly piling up, and people are figuring out for themselves that aspartame is at the root of their health problems. Patients are teaching their doctors about this nutritional peril, and they are healing themselves with little to no support from traditional medicine. more

Dr. Hull's Aspartame Detoxification program - "There are many natural detoxification diets available to help remove toxins from the body. Through my environmental research, I discovered the most efficient way to remove toxins from the natural environment, and so learned to apply that protocol to the human environment to remove toxins from the human body. I combine specific vitamins and nutrients known to remove toxins from the soil and groundwater into a natural detoxification diet for the human body. My natural detoxification program lifts metals, parasites, bacteria, and mold out of body tissues and eliminates them from the bloodstream, water stores, and fecal waste. The effects of my natural detoxification diet for human body detoxification is amazing. What works in nature can surely work in man."

Detoxifying Clay Baths

"A few years ago, I was diagnosed with heavy metal and chemical poisoning. Among the many toxic substances in my body, mercury from the fillings in my teeth was a major culprit. Having neither health insurance nor the money to pay for these expensive treatments, I began searching for alternative ways to eliminate these poisons--a major cause of immune system breakdown--and thus, the source of various diseases. Eventually, my search led me to a book, Using Energy to Heal, by Wendell Hoffman. Through his own research, Hoffman found that a special bentonite (a very fine volcanic clay) used in a bath can actually draw out toxic chemicals through the pores of the skin. After many experiments, he concluded that optimum results are obtained by immersing oneself in a tub of very warm water mixed with a special bentonite clay for exactly 20 minutes!" Lauana Lei

Mercury Detoxifying Clay Bath This unique bath kit enhances the removal of ALL forms of mercury poisoning, including methyl mercury that accumulates in the body from amalgam fillings, and inorganic and organic mercury, such as from seafood. For autistic spectrum disorders, use in conjunction with the Environmental Detox bath kit.

Mercury Detoxifying Clay Bath (Dental amalgam, the material in "silver" tooth fillings, contains approximately 50 per cent of the highly toxic heavy metal mercury.)
Environmental Detoxifying Clay Bath - help eliminate the toxins of daily living, such as vaccination toxins, inorganic chemicals residues from caffeine, nicotine, cola, chocolate, food additives, preservatives, pesticides and insecticides.
"French Green Clay is virtually unknown in America as an internal detoxification supplement, yet Europeans have used it internally for thousands of years to remove the causes of disease symptoms. In 1986 after the meltdown of the Soviet nuclear power plant, Chernobyl, the Soviet Union put French Green Clay in chocolate bars and dispensed them freely to the masses to remove radiation they may have been exposed to. Found only in France and India, the ancient sea beds that provide the green clays have healing qualities that not only attach themselves to and remove toxic foreign substances within the body, but activate the body's own immune system through its chemical constitution. Green clays contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc aluminum, silicon, copper, selenium, cobalt, micro-algaes, kelp, and phyto-nutrients. French green clay has the ability to remove toxic metals and chemical residues, bacteria, and blood toxins with virtually no side effects of constipation, diarrhea, or stomach cramping. It is known to remove radiation, arsenic, lead, mercury, and aluminum amid other toxic metals in less than six weeks. The more you use, the quicker you detox."

French Green Clay is extracted manually from a quarry in Southern France
French Green Clay (another source)
Marine Plants To Boost Immunity and Detoxify
Clay: nature's age old aid to detoxification
Learn more about Dr. Hull's detoxification program with: B-Complex, B3 Niacin, Digestive Enzymes, Vitamin C and Multi-vitamin as part of a detoxification program. (vitamins/enzymes)
Detoxing with Medicinal and Nutritional Herbs from the Amazon Rain Forest
Disease is a symptom of one or more body systems in distress. When you nourish and balance the systems, you give your body what it requires to resist, repair and overcome disease, and to achieve optimal health. As living foods, these herbal remedies have the ability to support good blood chemistry, balance energetic frequencies in the body, help cleanse and detoxify, and more. Unlike most nutritional supplements on the market today, the botanicals in Amazon Herb formulas have not been altered or fractioned. They have not been extracted from their original composition. These herbs are never fumigated, irradiated, genetically engineered or exposed to pesticides and industrial poisons. The integrity and life force of these plant is maintained. They are living foods that work, just as nature intended! more

Amazon Herb formulas offer you the purest, most nutrient-rich herbal remedies in the world. Their wild botanicals are sustainably harvested in the lush, virgin terrain of the Amazon Rainforest. They undergo a rare and superior preparation technique to retain their full essence and bioavailability.

Envirozon - Purify your body. Assists the body's natural ability to cleanse and restore balance after exposure to environmental impurities. We deal with toxic exposure on a daily basis. Down loading and detoxifying environmental challenges is an integral part of optimizing health. Rainforest botanicals include Jerubeba, Quebra Pedra, and Uña de Gato. Jerubeba facilitates the body's ability to reduce toxic excesses. Quebra Pedra fortifies the body's natural filtering organs while stimulating the immune system. Uña de Gato's reputation as an overall cleansing agent is well known and documented.
Gravizon - An enhanced immune, circulatory and lymphatic formula. It contains the whole-leaf spagyric extract of graviola. Graviola is a small evergreen tree from the Amazon. Rainforest natives have a rich history of using this herb for its profound healing properties - among them, immune, circulatory and lymphatic support. Research since the 1940s has validated and expanded understanding of this herb and its unique phyto-nutritional qualities.
You can also use the free Amazon Herb's Quick Health Guide to select products that target your health and nutritional goals:
ciculatory system
digestive system
lymphatic systmem
muscular/skeletal system
nervous system
reproductive/endocrine system
respiratory system - urinary system - enter
Learn more about the healing power of potent herbal extracts
Recharge, renew and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit! Internal detoxification is one of our body's most basic automatic functions but in our world today, body systems and organs that were once capable of cleaning out unwanted substances are now completely overloaded; thus many unwanted substances stay in our tissues.

The Detox Bible: How to Rejuvenate Your Body on Nature's Operating Table.
Simply put, a detox routine is an all-natural method of giving your body the time and conditions it can use to rebuild and heal. There are many different detox routines in the natural health arena: water fasting
juice fasting, minimal eating, herbal detox, detox baths, colon cleansing, and a host of others - (in that website, click on the "Flush Body Toxins with the Detox Bible" icon)

By Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.
The most important starting point of any detoxification program is to stop exposure to the toxin or toxins. This means avoiding even small amounts, since once sensitized to the toxin even minute amounts can produce full-blown toxicity. This is especially so with accumulative toxins, such as aspartame. It has been shown conclusively that the metabolic products of methanol breakdown, formaldehyde in particular, accumulates on the DNA and cellular proteins. Once you have cleansed your diet of the toxin, removal of the toxin and its metabolic products from your system will begin. Central to this process is the body's detoxification system, which exist in all cells of the body, with the bulk of detoxification taking place in the liver. The detoxification system is divided into two components called phase I and phase II, which work in tandem. Toxins pass through phase I and then pass to phase II where they are further detoxified and made water-soluble for eventual disposal. It is now known that you can significantly enhance the body's ability to detoxify these substances through the judicious use of specific supplements. Of the two systems phase II is most important and most often impaired. more

Epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus related to aspartame
Dr. H. J. Roberts, M.D., said in his first press conference that if something wasn't done about aspartame then in 5 or 10 years we would have a plague on our hands. Now Dr. Roberts has declared aspartame disease to be a world epidemic and is in the process of publishing the medical text on the world plague.

Aspartame and Multiple Sclerosis - Neurosurgeon's Warning - The Connection Between MS And Aspartame By Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is widely believed to be an immune system disorder that causes the body's own antibodies to attack the myelin sheath in the brain and the spinal cord causing inflammation and scaring. The myelin sheath is a fatty type wrapping that surrounds the nerve fibers throughout the nervous system of the body. The disease is progressive and slowly degenerates the entire central nervous system. The term Sclerosis actually means "to harden" and Multiple refers to "many locations" throughout the central nervous system. What herbs and other natural components may be effective with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Transfer factors - Support immune function by suppressing or inducing immune response.
Essential Fatty Acids - Found to be deficient in those with MS. Support immune and nervous systems.
Calcium and Magnesium - Helpful to maintain muscle strength and function as well as support the nervouse system.
Grape Seed Extract - Support against free radicals that can have damaging effects on nervous system.
Vitamin C - Helpful to support immune function and scavenge free radicals.
Methylsulfonyl-methane (MSM) - Useful for healthy cell and muscle maintenance.


"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, and 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 turn 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, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. 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 the 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. " more

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the skin, blood vessels, joints, and other tissues of the body. It is believed that there may be a virus that causes the development of antibodies, which then attacks good body tissues. Visual symptoms may include a butterfly shaped rash on the checks or the nose or in other locations on the body. Woman make up 90% of the people with Lupus and it is even more prevalent in Asian women. Learn more about:

Types of Lupus:
SLE Symptoms
DLE Symptoms
Potential Causes
Potential Life Style Changes
Important Supplements
Available nutritional supplements for lupus condition

There are many case histories in homeopathic literature who have reported success with multiple sclerosis and lupus. Also, holistic doctors have had success with Transfer Factor to modulate the immune system in their autoimmune disorder cases.

Epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus related to aspartame

Cat's Claw
Uncaria Tomentosa, is being called by many the "Miracle Herb from the Rain Forest of Peru". The highly effective properties contained in the inner bark of the cat's claw plant have demonstrated, through centuries of usage dating back to the time of the ancient Incas, to have a profound and positive influence on the body's defense system. Studies conducted since the 1970s at research clinics in Peru, Austria, Germany, England, Hungary and Italy validate the traditional usage and indicates that this herb may be beneficial in ameliorating a host of modern day afflictions which have no answers from the orthodox medical arena. It is known to help nutritionally support the body's defense, circulatory and gastrointestinal systems through its antioxidant and build properties. Cat's Claw is known to support a wide range of health problems associated with immune and digestive problems; such as gastric ulcers, arthritis, intestinal disorders, certain skin disorders, herpes, candidiasis, chronic fatigue, lupus, and tumors.

Cat's Claw

I am a 60 year old retired chiropractor, massage therapist, and registered nurse.I developed multiple sclerosis during the summer of 1991.Some of my symptoms included numbness, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, tremors, muscle spasms, depression, fatigue, failing memory, slurred speech, and bladder dysfunction.In the fall of 1991, I began using a painless, inexpensive treatment suggested by the late Edgar Cayce... more

The Nervous System: Healing with Medicinal Plants and Diet
Nowhere is the efficacy of diet and herbalism more evident than in problems related to the nervous system. Stress, anxiety, tension and depression are intimately connected with most illness

Epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus also related to canola oil

Lupus: Alternative Therapies That Work
Moore suffered from lupus for 14 years. After taking control of her health care, though, and drawing on alternative therapies (usually called "complementary" therapies), she has "recovered." Books by lupus patients aren't unusual, but hers is the first to go into complementary medicine in detail. Nutrition and dietary supplements played major roles, Moore says, and naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body medicine were in the mix, too.

Lupus Novice : Toward Self-HealingRecommended by Andrew Weil in Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Lupus Novice gives a moving account of the author's successful struggle with "incurable" SLE 9 systemic lupus erythematosus), affecting mostly women. Ms. Chester shares the personal discoveries behind her recovery, and a meditation on what it means for a body to be "attacking itself."


Natural Treatments for Diabetes
Diabetic condition improved with fulvic acids, B12 vitamin, bitter melon, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) found in borage oil, and herbal remedies.

Vaccines have been proven to cause insulin dependent diabetes and many are seeking compensation from the US government for this vaccine induced injury.

Overcoming The Sugar Blues & Getting Off Prozac
In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. Sugars increase our body's production of adrenaline by four times, which puts the body into a state of 'fight or flight' stress, without anything to fight or flee from , except the consumption of sugar. This stress reaction increases the production of both cholesterol and cortisone. Cortisone inhibits immune function.


Satisfying, Natural Healthy Alternative to Sugar
Stevia - Naturally Sweet and Healthy. Change Your Life!
Native to Paraguay, Stevia is a herb which has a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is extremely nutritious containing such vitamins as Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin C, and more and is used throughout the world as a no-calorie sweetener and in the U.S. as a dietary supplement. Stevia is a safe, all-natural alternative to artificial sweeteners and refined sugar in the diet. It has been used for centuries and consumed safely in massive quantities world-wide for the past 20 years. The Japanese use it in sugar-free versions of Wrigley's gums and diet Coke. Recently there have been studies linking stevia extract with normalization of blood sugar and insulin in diabetics. In China stevia and stevioside is used in herbal medicines and toothpaste. In China, Korea and Japan Stevia extract Stevioside is used as a table top sweetener because it has 0 calories, 0 carbohydrates, 0 fat and is many times sweeter than sugar. Stevia has no fat, no carbohydrates, making it perfect for diabetics, low-carb diets, and people with candida. It has undergone dozens of tests world-wide and was found to be free of toxins.

Stevia - Natural sweetness without the calories. The Stevia dietary supplement extract is a clear 1 oz. liquid concentrate. Its small squeeze dispenser makes it convenient to carry in your pocket or purse. Research shows that Stevia contains unique compounds called steviosides. These steviosides have been reported to be 300 times sweeter than sugar and are believed to support healthy blood pressure. * Our Stevia formula also contains grapefruit seed extract, well known for its anti-microbial properties. Historical accounts tell us that as early as the 1840's natives of South America used the leaves of the Stevia plant for medicinal purposes. * Currently it is being researched for its many beneficial properties.

Baking with Stevia

Fifty-two tested recipes using the white powder Stevia extract. Contains a full range of dessert and beverage recipes including muffins, quick breads, cakes, cookies, bars, puddings, pies, toppings, sauces and more. The book also contains a glossary, baking tips section, substitution chart, directions for making Stevia extract, and a resources section.


Methylcobalamin: A Potential Breakthrough in Neurological Disease
Some of the disorders that may be preventable or treatable with methylcobalamin, include chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathies, Alzheimer's disease, muscular dystrophy and neurological aging.

02-01-1999 Japanese scientists have identified a form of vitamin B12 that protects against neurological disease and aging by a unique mechanism that differs from current therapies. Some of the disorders that may be preventable or treatable with this natural vitamin therapy, called methylcobalamin, include chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathies, Alzheimer's disease, muscular dystrophy and neurological aging. Americans have immediate access to this unique and new form of vitamin B12, and, unlike prescription drugs, it costs very little and is free of side effects.

Vitamin B12 is a general label for a group of essential biological compounds knows as cobalamins. The cobalamins are structurally related to hemoglobin in the blood, and a deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause anemia. The primary concern of conventional doctors is to maintain adequate cobalamin status to protect against anemia.

The most common form of vitamin B12 is called cyanocobalamin. However, over the last ten years, a number of central and peripheral neurological diseases have been linked to a deficiency of a very specific cobalamin, the methylcobalamin form, that is required to protect against neurological diseases and aging. The liver converts a small amount of cyanocobalamin into methylcobalamin within the body, but larger amounts of methylcobalamin are necessary to correct neurological defects and protect against aging.

Published studies show that high doses of methylcobalamin are needed to regenerate neurons as well as the myelin sheath that protects nerve axons and peripheral nerves.


Major Media Atttempting To Suppress Expose' on the Deadly Effects of ASPARTAME

"It's an old plot. We've seen it many times. A gigantic corporation contaminates the community, spreading deadly toxins. People are sick, children die, but the greedy poisoner remains undetected. At last a persistent reporter finds the source. Now denials begin, authorities side with the polluters, against the people. A smoke screen of propaganda and ridicule is raised so business and dying can continue as usual. Some mainstream media too often dependent on advertising from these corporations won't expose them, and would never allow a bright reporter to tell the story. Monsanto, Coke and Pepsi have fat checkbooks, so will the pride of true journalism in getting the facts to the people take a backseat to exposing them in the NutraSweet issue?"

"There is the Bressler Report, the FDA audit of the horror of the original studies that approved aspartame, the FDA's own report of 92 documented symptoms from coma to death triggered by aspartame, the damning CDC investigation and even the protest of the National Soft Drink Association, showing that Coke and Pepsi knew aspartame breaks down into a witches brew of toxins at 86 degrees before they ever put it in pop. They also knew it was not a diet product because it is a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates (last page of report) and misrepresented this to the public. If you want to get fat NutraSweet is where its at! I have no sympathy for the MS Society because they have been sent information for years including Dr. Roberts position paper MS or Aspartame Disease? and never uttered a word to warn the victims. In Atlanta at their walk-a-thon while Mission Possible gave out medical documentation on aspartame's ability to mimic MS and destroy the central nervous system they gave out Diet Coke." more...


Aspartame Website: a grat resource for tons of inromation about Equal, Nutrasweet, Equal Measure, Spoonful, Canderal etc.
In February of 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices released the listing of adverse reactions reported to the FDA (DHHS 1994). Aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS). Many reactions to aspartame were very serious including seizures and death. more

Legal class action against aspartame
Those participating in the US should send their case history. Includes all states and we are especially interested at this time with New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Starting with seizures, brain tumors, and blindness or other eye problems.You can send your case history to be included in a legal class action against aspartame to:

Mrs. Betty Martini, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770-242-2599  Bettym19@mindspring.com

Aspartame / NutraPoison Scientific Review Chapters
Deliberately Added Neurotoxins and Excitotoxins in Food
www.dorway.com/ A wealth of information on aspartame
Holistic Healing INDEX page for more information and resources
BioDemocracy and Organic Consumers Association 1-800-253-0681
Aspartame Consumer Safety Network, Inc. Worldwide Anti-Aspartame Movement
Aspartame Victim Support Group where victims of aspartame poisoning discuss the issues of aspartame recovery and aspartame activism.

The Voice of Natural Health Consumers Citizens For Health is a free, grassroots, consumer advocacy group that champions public policies empowering individuals to make informed health choices. Let your voice be heard! Without your voice, there is no choice! California Citizens For Health Freedom

The FDA - Who Do They Really Protect?
Health Freedom is Under Attack. Worldwide pharmaceutical interests have launched a secretive global attack to limit access to information on health choices & restrict the right to obtain dietary supplements. Anti-Constitutional Activities and Abuse of Police Powerby the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other Federal

Physicians Right to Practice Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Bill
Bills that enable physicians to provide alternative treatments are called Medical Freedom Bills. New York, Alaska, and Texas in addition to other states have passed such bills. For more information on the states that have passed medical freedom bills or have pending bills. Sign the petition

Mandatory Toxic Drugs for Babies and Children
Medical Fascism in the USA
Courts Order Kids To Take Toxic Drugs

Parents pressured to put kids on AZT, Ritalin, and other dangerous toxic drugs Can a judge constitutionally order a controversial drug to be given to a child over the opposition of his parents? Parents are medicating their children for fear of having them hauled away by Child Protective Services.

The FDA goes after pet store owners too!
1990 El Cajon, California: The FDA attempts to railroad Sissy Harrington-McGill, 57-year old owner of a pet food store, for violation of a proposed "Health Claims Law" because her literature stated vitamins would help keep pets healthy. Her store was raided and ransacked without a search warrant. . Lawsuits against the FDA have been filed.

The FDA "partner" with the Pharmaceutical Industry


James DeMeo, Ph.D.: "In recent years, there has been an upsurge of police activities in the USA, the nature of which most Americans would more readily associate with repressive dictatorships. We Americans have been educated to believe that democracy, due process, assumed innocence-until-proven-guilt, and Constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure are the laws of the land. On paper, these protections are there; but in reality, these basic Constitutional rights and freedoms have been gradually and steadily eroded away by new laws, judicial rulings, and bureaucratic decrees. One of the lesser-known but more significant leaders of this assault on American freedom has been the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)." more

The FDA & Genetically Engineered food

Tell FDA that you want mandatory labeling of GE foods

The FDA does not require mandatory pre-market safety testing or labeling of genetically engineered foods. Consumers have the right to know the contents of the food they purchase and consume.
more info on genetically engineered foods

Public health Alert! Most modern maladies are caused by prolonged exposure to a combination of negative lifestyles and toxic environmental factors, including junk food and malnutrition, pesticides, antibiotics, microwaves, chemical pollution of food, water and air, lack of exercise and chronic stress. These factors are further aggravated by the failure of modern medicine to recognize them as agents of dis-"ease" and death and the consequent failure to take preventative measures against them. What you don't know can hurt you." Here's a partial list of topics:

Microwaved food causes abnormal changes in human blood and immune systems.
Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage
Steroids:(cortisone, prednisone): the sleaziest of drugs.Doctors tell you that steroids only cause side effects after many years. But new research shows that permanent damage is immediate and devastating.
NutraSweet (aspartame). Aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System. Aspartame is a neurotoxin and teratogen (triggers birth defects ). It also triggers lupus. Dr. Roberts has declared aspartame disease to be a world epidemic.
Refined table salt v/s organic unrefined sea salt Bottom line, is that yes it can be harmful to consume too much refined salt, but you cannot consume too much natural unrefined salt.
Fluoride poisoning and autoimmune low-thyroid epidemic:Karilee Shames, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing, points out that a major environmental trigger of low thyroid is likely to be the fluoride added to municipal water supplies.
Killer Fats v/s Healer Fats: the difference between dangerous fats and fats that can save your life.
Genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone in your milk: why is it banned in Europe & Canada?
Dental amalgam:contains highly toxic heavy metal mercury which is involved in ALS and MS, as well as many other "diseases"
Infant Circumcision: Circumcision is one of the most painful procedures that can be performed on an infant.
Newest Research On Why You Should Avoid Soy: evidence that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia.
Genetically Engineered Foods 1997 marks the entry of a wide variety of unlabelled genetically engineered foods onto supermarket shelves. Genetic tampering of our food supply threatens the health of consumers and of the environment.
AIDS/HIV/AZT: lies, deceptions, genocide and profiteering
...and much, much more! Visit Consumer Alert! for a resource of issues that concerns your health and that of your love ones ENTER Public health Alert!

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So what causes these problems? Scientist believe that when aspartame is ingested it breaks down into 3 potentially harmful products:

Aspartic Acid

There is also concern over aspartame forming diketopiperazine in liquids when stored for a long time.


Phenylalanine is normally found in the brain but excessive levels of it can be dangerous. This is the problem that people with phenylketonuria have; they are unable to metabolize phenylalanine and as a result dangerously high levels of it can build up in their brain. Excessive amounts of phenylalanine in the brain can lead to schizophrenia and depression. Too much phenylalanine in the brain also increases a person's chances of having a seizure. All of these problems caused by phenylalanine have also been associated with aspartame ingestion. Studies have shown that the amount of phenylalanine in the blood increases in people who use aspartame regularly. This increase in the amount of phenylalanine in the body leads to an increase in the amount of phenylalanine in the brain. As with many of the amino acids that we eat, phenylalanine enters the brain on transport molecules; phenylalanine shares its transport molecule with two other amino acids. Normally, when people eat food, they ingest many amino acids that then have to compete for space on the shared transport molecules thus limiting the amount of each amino acid that can enter the brain. With aspartame, however, phenylalanine is the only amino acid for that particular transport molecule that is ingested so, as a result, there is less competition and more phenylalanine enters the brain. This increase in phenylalanine in the brain explains some of the side effects that result from aspartame ingestion.

Aspartic Acid

When broken down, aspartame is 40 percent aspartic acid and this means that ingesting aspartame increases the amount of aspartic acid in the body. Like the glutamic acid found in monosodium glutamate, or MSG, aspartic acid is an excitatory amino acid that can have many adverse effects. Aspartic acid, also referred to as aspartate, can act as an excitotoxin in the human body. Normally, aspartate acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. However, as with other excitotoxins, the presence of too much aspartate in the brain can cause the killing of certain brain cells by over-stimulating them. This slow damaging of neurons can lead to Parkinson's disease and memory loss as well as many other neurological problems. These are some of the long-term side effects that have been associated with aspartame ingestion. Because of its composition, aspartame acts very similar to MSG, a chemical which is generally known to have adverse effects. However, MSG use has been reduced whereas aspartame is being consumed in large amounts daily.


Methanol is ten percent of what is released from aspartame when it is broken down by the digestive system. Methanol is released by aspartame when the methyl group (CH3) of aspartame comes in contact with the enzyme chymotrypsin in the small intestine. Inside the body, methanol breaks into formic acid and formaldehyde. Both of these products are toxic and symptoms of poisoning include headaches and nausea. Methanol poisoning can also result in retinal damage leading to vision problems including blurring and blindness. In addition, formaldehyde is both a neurotoxin and a carcinogen. These severe effects of methanol poisoning were seen in a study of the effects of aspartame on humans. Methanol is also released from aspartame when it is heated above 86 oF. This could happen when storing foods or drinks in hot places or by cooking with aspartame. Some people have attributed the Desert Storm Syndrome, which has symptoms similar to those of formaldehyde poisoning, to the large consumption of methanol from aspartame-containing drinks that had been heated to over 86 oF in the desert sun. The ingestion of free methanol that has already been released from overheated aspartame greatly increases the body's absorption of methanol. Methanol takes a long time to be excreted from the body and as a result, ingesting large amounts can cause methanol to build up in the body. This is similar to a drugs with a long half-life. The recommended limit of consumption for methanol is 7.8 milligrams per day but a twelve ounce can of a diet cola with aspartame contains about 20 milligrams of methanol. Even though it is likely that not all of this 20 milligrams is released from the aspartame and absorbed by the body, consuming a lot of aspartame daily will cause the amount of methanol in the body to slowly build up. It should be noted that people ingest methanol from other sources such as fruit juices and alcoholic beverages. In these cases, however, the ingestion of methanol is accompanied by the ingestion of ethanol which counteracts the effects of methanol. In aspartame, there is only methanol present and no ethanol to counteract the methanol. This addition of methanol from aspartame into the body results in many of the side effects associated with aspartame ingestion.


The breaking down of aspartame into its components is not the only way that the artificial sweetener creates chemicals which have an adverse effect on humans. It is known that if a liquid containing aspartame is stored for a long time, diketopiperazine is formed in the liquid. Scientist have concluded that diketopiperazine causes brain tumors. According to Dr. John W. Olney, once digested, diketopiperazine produces a compound that is similar to a carcinogenic chemical called N-nitrosourea. Studies using rats that were conducted by NutraSweet have shown that aspartame causes brain tumors. One of these studies showed 12 out of 320 rats getting brain tumors, and this is even with NutraSweet falsifying the results. The production of diketopiperazine by aspartame explains how aspartame causes brain tumors.

If there are all of these side effects and aspartame is bad, why is it sold and why was it it approved? Find out.



NutraSweet Information

NutraSweet is the brand name for the artificial sweetener aspartame. It is 180 times sweeter than normal sugar (sucrose). Aspartame was discovered accidentally by James Schlatter in 1965 while testing an anti-ulcer drug for G.D. Searle Company. Aspartame originally received FDA approval in 1974 but approval was then put mon hold untill 1981 because of safety concerns. In 1981 it was approved for use in dry foods and in 1983 it received approval for use in beverages. In 1985, G.D. Searle was bought by Monsanto and Searle Pharmeceuticals and The NutraSweet Company were made into two different companies.

The chemical formula for aspartame is C14H18N2O5. It is a synthetic molecule composed of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine. The two amino acids are bonded through a peptide bond between the carboxyl group of aspartic acid and the nitrogen of the amino group of phenylalanine. All of the 20 amino acids found in nature consist of a central carbon bonded to a hydrogen, a carboxylic acid group (COOH), an amino group (NH2), and a side chain which varies for each amino acid. The side chain is what determines the different properties of amino acids. Aspartame has a methyl group (CH3) which is converted into poisonous methanol when it comes in contact with the enzyme chymotrypsin in the small intestine. The methyl group can be seen on the 2D model of aspartame and on the 3D model of aspartame. To view the 3D model you will need to get the Chime plug-in.

There were many objections to the FDA approval of aspartame; this is why it took so long to be approved. In 1980, a three person Public Board of Inquiry was set up and voted unanimously against the approval of aspartame. It was not until 1981 when Reagan, a friend of G.D. Searle, became president that aspartame was approved. Reagan fired the FDA commissioner who had been rejecting approval and appointed Arthur Hull Hayes as commissioner. Hayes then set up a five person Scientific Commission to review the decision of the Public Board of Inquiry; he later added a sixth member to manipulate the Scientific Commission's decision into a deadlock. Hayes then approved aspartame for use in both foods and beverages and resigned his position as FDA commissioner to take a job with G.D. Searle's public relation firm. This may appear to be an outlandish conspiracy theory but this is how aspartame got approved for use in the United States. Aspartame received approval even though there were still doubts about its safety. With most foods and drugs, the safety of the product has to be proven before it receives FDA approval. However, because of Hayes' manipulation aspartame, a product that is still considered unsafe by many scientists, was approved.

[Who was the CEO of then-Monsanto owned Searle Corporation at that moment? You're looking at him: Donald Rumsfeld, CEO Searle, who said he was going to call in his chips with Reagan for his company Searle to get then-known dangerous sweetener into the world's natural consumption.]



Aspartame Suits Accuse Companies Of Poisoning The Public

[do you want the pink or the blue holes in your brain?]

News Release



Defendants in the lawsuits include Coca-cola, PepsiCo, Bayer Corp., the

Dannon Company, William Wrigley Jr. Company, ConAgra Foods, Wyeth,
Inc., The NutraSweet Company, and Altria Corp. (parent company of Kraft
Foods and Philip Morris) and WalMart, and others

SACRAMENTO-- April 6th, Lawsuits were filed in three separate
California courts against twelve companies who either produce or use the
artificial sweetener aspartame as a sugar substitute in their products.
The suits were filed in Shasta, Sonoma and Butte County, California.

The suits allege that the food companies committed fraud and breach of
warranty by marketing products to the public such as diet Coke, diet
Pepsi, sugar free gum, Flintstone's vitamins, yogurt and children's
aspirin with the full knowledge that aspartame, the sweetener in them,
is neurotoxic.

Aspartame is a drug masquerading as an additive. It interacts with
other drugs, has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG, and is a
chemical hyper-sensitization agent. As far back as 1970, Dr. John Olney founded
the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity when he did studies on
aspartic acid, which makes up 40% of aspartame, and found it caused
lesions in the brains of mice. He made world news on the aspartame/brain
tumor connection in l996. Dr. Ralph Walton, Professor and Chairman of
the Department of Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of
Medicine has written of the behavioral and psychiatric problems
triggered by aspartame-caused depletion of serotonin.

Aspartame causes headache, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma
and cancer. It worsens or mimics the symptoms of such diseases and
conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer's,
chronic fatigue and depression.

Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol. The resulting chronic methanol
poisoning affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction.
Methanol, or wood alcohol, constitutes one-third of the aspartame
molecule and is classified as a severe metabolic poison and narcotic.

Recent news is full of reports of world-class athletes and other healthy
consumers of aspartame suddenly dropping dead. Sudden death can occur
from aspartame use because it damages the cardiac conduction system.

Dr. Woodrow Monte in the peer reviewed journal, Aspartame: Methanol and
the Public Health, wrote: "When diet sodas and soft drinks, sweetened
with aspartame, are used to replace fluid loss during exercise and
physical exertion in hot climates, the intake of methanol can exceed 250
mg/day or 32 times the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended
limit of consumption for this cumulative poison."

The effects of aspartame are documented by the FDA's own
data. In 1995 the agency was forced, under the Freedom Of Information
Act, to release a list of ninety-two aspartame symptoms reported by
thousands of victims. This is only the tip of the iceberg. H. J.
Roberts, MD, published the medical text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored
Epidemic" -- 1,000 pages of symptoms and diseases triggered by this
neurotoxin including the sordid history of its approval.

Since its discovery in 1965, controversy has raged over the health risks
associated with the sugar substitute. From laboratory testing of the
chemical on rats, researchers have discovered that the drug induces
brain tumors. On Sept 30, l980 the Board of Inquiry of the FDA concurred and
denied the petition for approval. In l981, the newly appointed FDA
Commissioner, Arthur Hull Hayes, ignored the negative ruling and
approved aspartame for dry goods. As recorded in the Congressional
Record of 1985, then CEO of Searle Laboratories Donald Rumsfeld said
that he would call in his markers to get aspartame approved. Rumsfeld
was on President Reagan's transition team and a day after taking office
appointed Hayes. No FDA Commissioner in the previous sixteen years had
allowed Aspartame on the market.

In 1983, aspartame was approved for use in carbonated beverages. Today
it is found in over 5000 foods, drinks and medicines.

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD, author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste
That Kills" ( http://www.russellblaylockmd.com)
wrote about the relationship between aspartame and macular
degeneration, diabetic blindness and glaucoma (all known to result from
excitotoxin accumulation in the retina).

All of these neurodegenerative diseases are worsened by aspartame. In
addition, we now have evidence that excitotoxins play a major role in
exacerbation of MS and other demyelinating disorders including
trigeminal neuraliga. Blaylock says that new studies show excitotoxins
trigger significant elevation of free radicals in the lining
(endothelial cells) of arteries, which means that aspartame will
increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes (atherosclerosis).

In original studies, aspartame has triggered brain, mammary, uterine,
ovarian, testicular, thyroid and pancreatic tumors.

Plaintiffs have asked for an injunction to stop companies from
producing, manufacturing, processing, selling or using aspartame.

Plaintiffs in all three cases are seeking a jury trial.

If you would like to schedule someone from the National Justice League
for an interview, please call or fax us at 208-246-1171.

Roberta Bellon,
Public Relations

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Donald Rumsfeld gave the world Aspartame

How Aspartame Became Legal - The Timeline
>From Rich Murray

>From Norfolk Genetic Information Network (Taken from Welcome to the
Spin Machine by Michael Manville
 http://www.freezerbox.com/ )

In 1985 Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held
the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet.

Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame's clouded past,
including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent
scientists, which confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors."

The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to
have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (currently the Secretary of
Defense) vow to "call in his markers," to get it approved.

On January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan's inauguration, Searle
re-applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener,
and Reagan's new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a
5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry's

It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2
decision, but Hull then installed a sixth member on the commission, and
the vote became deadlocked. He then personally broke the tie in
aspartame's favor. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of
impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and
then took a position with Burston-Marsteller, the chief public relations
firm for both Monsanto and GD Searle. Since that time he has never
spoken publicly about aspartame.

The Aspartame/NutraSweet Timeline


Aspartame/NutraSweet: The History of the Aspartame Controversy

By James Turner, ESQ. Director of the National Institute of Science,
Law, and Public Policy (NISLAPP)

National Institute of Science, Law, and Public Policy 1400 16th Street,
NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 462-8800 Fax: (202) 265-6564


December 1965-- While working on an ulcer drug, James Schlatter, a
chemist at G.D. Searle, accidentally discovers aspartame, a substance
that is 180 times sweeter than sugar yet has no calories.

Spring 1967-- Searle begins the safety tests on aspartame that are
necessary for applying for FDA approval of food additives.

Fall 1967-- Dr. Harold Waisman, a biochemist at the University of
Wisconsin, conducts aspartame safety tests on infant monkeys on behalf
of the Searle Company. Of the seven monkeys that were being fed
aspartame mixed with milk, one dies and five others have grand mal

November 1970-- Cyclamate, the reigning low-calorie artificial
sweetener -- is pulled off the market after some scientists associate it
with cancer. Questions are also raised about safety of saccharin, the
only other artificial sweetener on the market, leaving the field wide
open for aspartame.

December 18, 1970-- Searle Company executives lay out a "Food and Drug
Sweetener Strategy' that they feel will put the FDA into a positive
frame of mind about aspartame. An internal policy memo describes
psychological tactics the company should use to bring the FDA into a
subconscious spirit of participation" with them on aspartame and get FDA
regulators into the "habit of saying, "Yes"."

Spring 1971-- Neuroscientist Dr. John Olney (whose pioneering work with
monosodium glutamate was responsible for having it removed from baby
foods) informs Searle that his studies show that aspartic acid (one of
the ingredients of aspartame) caused holes in the brains of infant mice.
One of Searle's own researchers confirmed Dr. Olney's findings in a
similar study.

February 1973-- After spending tens of millions of dollars conducting
safety tests, the G.D. Searle Company applies for FDA approval and
submits over 100 studies they claim support aspartame's safety.

March 5, 1973-- One of the first FDA scientists to review the aspartame
safety data states that "the information provided (by Searle) is
inadequate to permit an evaluation of the potential toxicity of
aspartame". She says in her report that in order to be certain that
aspartame is safe, further clinical tests are needed.

May 1974-- Attorney, Jim Turner (consumer advocate who was instrumental
in getting cyclamate taken off the market) meets with Searle
representatives to discuss Dr. Olney's 1971 study which showed that
aspartic acid caused holes in the brains of infant mice.

July 26, 1974-- The FDA grants aspartame its first approval for
restricted use in dry foods.

August 1974-- Jim Turner and Dr. John Olney file the first objections
against aspartame's approval.

March 24, 1976-- Turner and Olney's petition triggers an FDA
investigation of the laboratory practices of aspartame's manufacturer,
G.D. Searle. The investigation finds Searle's testing procedures shoddy,
full of inaccuracies and "manipulated" test data. The investigators
report they "had never seen anything as bad as Searle's testing."

January 10, 1977-- The FDA formally requests the U.S. Attorney's office
to begin grand jury proceedings to investigate whether indictments
should be filed against Searle for knowingly misrepresenting findings
and "concealing material facts and making false statements" in aspartame
safety tests. This is the first time in the FDA's history that they
request a criminal investigation of a manufacturer.

January 26, 1977-- While the grand jury probe is underway, Sidley &
Austin, the law firm representing Searle, begins job negotiations with
the U.S. Attorney in charge of the investigation, Samuel Skinner.

March 8, 1977-- G. D. Searle hires prominent Washington insider Donald
Rumsfeld as the new CEO to try to turn the beleaguered company around. A
former Member of Congress and Secretary of Defense in the Ford
Administration, Rumsfeld brings in several of his Washington cronies as
top management.

July 1, 1977-- Samuel Skinner leaves the U.S. Attorney's office and
takes a job with Searle's law firm. (see Jan. 26th)

August 1, 1977-- The Bressler Report, compiled by FDA investigators and
headed by Jerome Bressler, is released. The report finds that 98 of the
196 animals died during one of Searle's studies and weren't autopsied
until later dates, in some cases over one year after death. Many other
errors and inconsistencies are noted. For example, a rat was reported
alive, then dead, then alive, then dead again; a mass, a uterine polyp,
and ovarian neoplasms were found in animals but not reported or
diagnosed in Searle's reports.

December 8, 1977-- U.S. Attorney Skinner's withdrawal and resignation
stalls the Searle grand jury investigation for so long that the statue
of limitations on the aspartame charges runs out. The grand jury
investigation is dropped.

June 1, 1979-- The FDA established a Public Board of Inquiry (PBOI) to
rule on safety issues surrounding NutraSweet.

September 30, 1980-- The Public Board of Inquiry concludes NutraSweet
should not be approved pending further investigations of brain tumors in
animals. The board states it "has not been presented with proof of
reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive."

January 1981-- Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of Searle, states in a sales
meeting that he is going to make a big push to get aspartame approved
within the year. Rumsfeld says he will use his political pull in
Washington, rather than scientific means, to make sure it gets approved.

January 21, 1981-- Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President of the United
States. Reagan's transition team, which includes Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of
G. D. Searle, hand picks Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. to be the new FDA

March, 1981-- An FDA commissioner's panel is established to review
issues raised by the Public Board of Inquiry.

May 19, 1981-- Three of six in-house FDA scientists who were
responsible for reviewing the brain tumor issues, Dr. Robert Condon, Dr.
Satya Dubey, and Dr. Douglas Park, advise against approval of
NutraSweet, stating on the record that the Searle tests are unreliable
and not adequate to determine the safety of aspartame.

July 15, 1981-- In one of his first official acts, Dr. Arthur Hayes
Jr., the new FDA commissioner, overrules the Public Board of Inquiry,
ignores the recommendations of his own internal FDA team and approves
NutraSweet for dry products. Hayes says that aspartame has been shown to
be safe for its' proposed uses and says few compounds have withstood
such detailed testing and repeated close scrutiny.

October 15, 1982-- The FDA announces that Searle has filed a petition
that aspartame be approved as a sweetener in carbonated beverages and
other liquids.

July 1, 1983-- The National Soft Drink Association (NSDA) urges the FDA
to delay approval of aspartame for carbonated beverages pending further
testing because aspartame is very unstable in liquid form. When liquid
aspartame is stored in temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, it
breaks down into DKP and formaldehyde, both of which are known toxins.

July 8, 1983-- The National Soft Drink Association drafts an objection
to the final ruling which permits the use of aspartame in carbonated
beverages and syrup bases and requests a hearing on the objections. The
association says that Searle has not provided responsible certainty that
aspartame and its' degradation products are safe for use in soft drinks.

August 8, 1983-- Consumer Attorney, Jim Turner of the Community
Nutrition Institute and Dr. Woodrow Monte, Arizona State University's
Director of Food Science and Nutritional Laboratories, file suit with
the FDA objecting to aspartame approval based on unresolved safety

September, 1983-- FDA Commissioner Hayes resigns under a cloud of
controversy about his taking unauthorized rides aboard a General Foods
jet. (General foods is a major customer of NutraSweet)
Burson-Marsteller, Searle's public relation firm (which also represented
several of NutraSweet's major users), immediately hires Hayes as senior
scientific consultant.

Fall 1983-- The first carbonated beverages containing aspartame are
sold for public consumption.

November 1984-- Center for Disease Control (CDC) "Evaluation of
consumer complaints related to aspartame use." (summary by B. Mullarkey)

November 3, 1987-- U.S. hearing, "NutraSweet: Health and Safety
Concerns," Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Senator Howard
Metzenbaum, chairman.


 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/857 RTM:
www.dorway.com: original documents and long reviews of flaws in
aspartame toxicity research 7.31.2 rmforall

 http://www.dorway.com/upipart1.txt UPI reporter Gregory Gordon: 96K
3-part expose Oct 1987

"Survey of aspartame studies: correlation of outcome and funding
sources," 1998, unpublished:  http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html Walton
found 166 separate published studies in the peer reviewed medical
literature, which had relevance for questions of human safety. The 74
studies funded by industry all (100%) attested to aspartame's safety,
whereas of the 92 non-industry funded studies, 84 (91%) identified a
problem. Six of the seven non-industry funded studies that were
favorable to aspartame safety were from the FDA, which has a public
record that shows a strong pro-industry bias. Ralph G. Walton, MD, Prof.
of Clinical Psychology, Northeastern Ohio Universities, College of
Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Youngstown, OH 44501, Chairman, The
Center for Behavioral Medicine, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy
Lane, P.O. Box 240 Youngstown, OH 44501 330-740-3621  rwalton193@aol.com


Aspartame Lawsuits Multiply - Pfizer & Slimfast Sued Over Aspartame
From Arthur Evangelista

Our long years of hard work, investigations, collections of evidence,
all kinds of folks working side by side, and lots perseverance is
finally taking hold !!!

This is only the beginning....we are keeping on !!!

"We, the People" have the power !! Don't ever, ever forget that !!!

Arthur Evangelista Former FDA Investigator Mission Possible North

"We have a duty to look after each other. If we lose control of our
government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human
kindness. Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those
forces of greed and corruption that have come between us and our

Aspartame Lawsuits Multiply: Pfizer and Slimfast
Sued Over Aspartame Poisoning

For Immediate Release

Two more American giants have been sued in California for deceiving and
poisoning consumers. These suits are in addition to the dozen companies
sued in April including NutraSweet, Coke, Pepsi, Wrigleys, and Walmart!

The toxicity and progressive destruction to users of
Aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal was established in three congressional
hearings and books by world renowned physicians like Doctors H. J.
Roberts and Russell Blaylock.

More complaints have been filed with the FDA on aspartame than on all
other food additives combined. FDA once published a list of 92 adverse
reactions to this poison from 10,000 consumer reports - symptoms
included seizures, blindness and death. FDA doesn't take the complaints
any more, nor do they post the reaction list, perhaps because many high
ranking FDA officials have joined the NutraSweet industry.

CASE #224797 against Slim-Fast Foods in County of Shasta, Redding, Ca.

CASE #151612 against Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in the same court as above

Full data on April actions at:

The companies answer consumer complaints with the usual propaganda.
See some rebuttal at  http://www.wnho.net/slimfast_letter.htm

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For interviews on toxicity of aspartame contact:
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sugar too is produced chemically.do we avoid that?why target splenda/sugar free? 18.Jul.2005 07:29

nileshwar priscilla.

thousands of products containing sugar free and additivesin the USA consumed,yet their life span is better than in ASIAN countries.