Dropping like flies - poisoned by ASPARTAME
Sudden Cardiac Death or SCD, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, is the number one
kil er, having ended the lives of close to half a mil ion Americans in 1999.
Sudden Cardiac Death is not a "heart attack" or myocardial infarction, caused by clogged
arteries. It's an electrical problem in which the cardiac conduction system that generates the
impulses regulating the heart suddenly outputs rapid or chaotic electrical impulses, or both. The heart ceases its rhythmic contractions, the brain is starved of oxygen and the victim loses consciousness in seconds, says Betty Martini of Mission Possible, an Aspartame Consumer Awareness group.
ASPARTAME, a sweetening substance that is general y touted as innocuous by our health
authorities, is implicated in the epidemic of unusual sudden deaths.
This should be a scandal of major proportions, considering how Aspartame was original y approved
over the resistence of the FDA's own scientific panel examining the evidence, and also
considering how every health authority around the world - including the World Health Organization - has since rubber-stamped the fraudulent approval of Aspartame as a sweeetener to be added
"Light" soft drinks and al kinds of "sugar free" foods for diabetics contain the poison. It is increasingly hard to keep Aspartame out of our food by reading the labels. There's hardly a soft drink or chewing gum that does not contain the stuff (ok, I exaggerated a bit).
Many of the smarter consumers know enough to stay away from Aspartame. When wil the health
authorities wake up to the facts? They can't real y say that they have not been told!
And as we're asking questions - why are the authorities so "fast asleep" by al appearances?
Could it be a question of MONEY? Or are they just plain STUPID?
Update December 2003:
see also CDC reports Sudden Cardiac Death nation's #1 kil er - Idaho Observer
Athletic Youth at Higher Risk of Sudden Death
Might this be connected to the fact that athletes and young people are often consuming soft drinks and mineral drinks sweetened with Aspartame?(Highlights have been added to the original article) SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH AND ASPARTAME
The CDC reports that Sudden Cardiac Death, the nation's #1 kil er ended the lives of 460,000 Americans in 1999. SCD is a catastrophe in which the heart stops abruptly without warning. It kil s its victims within minutes. It is estimated that 95% of victims die before reaching the hospital.
Often SCD happens to outwardly healthy people with no known heart problems; high school,
college and professional athletes and thousands of children.
New York State has mandated automatic external defibril ators (AEDs) be provided for al schools
and athletic events on campus or off. Il inois passed a similar law. In California they talk of making defibril ators as common as fire extinguishers.
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association donated 73 AEDS so al of their school gyms and playing fields wil be equipped to fight this devastation. The Philadelphia School District estimates 7,000-
10,000 American children and youths die annually from SCD. Said Chief of Cardiology Victoria
Vetter, M.D. at the Children's Hospital "I diagnose, treat and fol ow hundreds of children from the Philadelphia region with cardiac issues." On 9/12 came the tragic report of 13 year old Emil Gadjev's col apse and death while playing soccer here in Atlanta.
Sudden Cardiac Death is not a "heart attack" or myocardial infarction, caused by clogged arteries.
Its an electrical problem in which the cardiac conduction system that generates the impulses regulating the heart suddenly output rapid or chaotic electrical impulses, or both. The heart ceases its rhythmic contractions, the brain is starved of oxygen and the victim loses consciousness in It was only yesterday in a conversation with Dr. James Bowen about aspartame and sudden death in athletes he said findings were pointing a finger at this toxin. "Both the shock from strenuous
athletics in combination with aspartame consumption, and stresses lead to activation of
shock mechanism including the elaboration of Arginine vasopressin in the hypothalamus
which results in cerebral edema and cardiac congestion and pulmonary edema in
combination with severe potassium wastage which is a sure ticket to sudden death,
especially in the face of the many damages inflicted by aspartame. Since aspartame is
already well known for causing neuroendocrine abnormalities such serotonin elevations
and suppression in various areas of the brain, along with depletion of dopamine, due to its
phenylalanine isolate poisoning and hypothalamic damage from its extreme
neuroexcitotoxin effect and formaldehyde formic acid poisoning especially focused in the
hypothalamus, I would expect anyone with expertise in these areas could verify the direct
effect of aspartame poisoning in producing the fatal aberrant shock mechanism in those
exposed to it. The mere occurrence of severe athletic stress does not do so by itself."
Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm, and interacts with cardiac medication. It
damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. What Dr. Bowen is
saying, of course, is that its not just hitting their hearts but hypothalamus and neuroendocrine It exacerbates the damages to the cardiac conduction system - it exacerbates the arrhythmia because of the cardiac conduction system damage, taking down the athletes from both Of interest is the report of the Telegraph in the UK having to do with an investigation of why children having mild seizures that normal y don't cause death die before they can get to a hospital. Dr.
Bowen responded: "Sudden death during seizures is almost always from cardiac standstill
due to arrhythmias. There are several ways that this is due to aspartame damage.
Aspartame and methyl alcohol poisoning are noted for damaging myocardium and the
specialized form of myocardium called the cardiac conduction system.
This kind of
damage leads to susceptibility to arrhythmias.
The aspartame and methyl alcohol
poisoning cause immense damage to the mitochondria and to MtDNA which perpetuates
the mitochondria damage. The myocardium and cardiac conduction system never get to
They are constantly at work pumping blood, therefore they are very highly
concentrated in mitochondria to accommodate the metabolic needs of this tremendous
work load.
Therefore, mitochondrial damage is more highly reflected in the heart.
Damaged mitochondria produce increased amounts of free radicals and other abnormal
metabolites that produce arrhythmias.
The person using NutraSweet may have a
markedly decreased intake of mineral and vitamin co-enzyme factors which also
sensitizes the heart to arrhythmias.
Seizures always put unusual demands on the
cardiorespiratory system and seizures due to NutraSweet occur more frequently and in
spite of otherwise adequate antiseuzure medication. Aspartame creates unusual medical
toxicity from the antiseizure medication. It should be no surprise then that people are
dropping dead from this aspect of aspartame toxicity."
In Nov 1984 the Center for Disease Control reviewed 213 of 592 cases of aspartame complaints.
Some of these included cardiac arrest. seizures, disorientation, hyperactivity, extreme numbness, excitability, memory loss, loss of depth perception, liver impairment, severe mood swings and even DEATH. Frederick L. Trowbridge added an executive summary to the report which conflicted with the information in the report and said that the complaints were general y of a mild nature. Obviously experts would disagree that such things as seizures, cardiac arrest and DEATH are "mild" problems.
Then the CDC put the summary on their web site which is where you wil find it, and left off the investigation so the public would not get the real facts. But it is on for anyone who wants to read the 146 page investigation. When I asked the CDC why they al owed this phony summary, their only excuse was "Dr. Trowbridge is now retired". It would save a lot of lives if
government agencies like the FDA and CDC would give the public the facts. When those
responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its a sad commentary. They have
become simply branch offices of the manufacturers of this neurotoxin.
The sudden death of John Ritter on Sept 12 stunned the nation. It was discussed on the news by Roy Flood, M.D., that he died from an undiagnosed dissection of the aorta. While we don't even know if Ritter used aspartame, Dr. Flood mentioned this is usual y triggered by having hypertension for several years and aspartame causes this "big time." H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P. is a world renowned Board Certified and Recertified Internist who declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague and published the medical text,
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. He is an international y known medical consultant
and independent researcher. He is the Director of the Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research since l964 and a member of prestigious medical and scientific organizations. They include the American Col ege of Physicians, the Endocrine Society and the American Academy of Neurology. The editors of a national medical publication selected Dr. Roberts as "The Best Doctor in the U.S." He has been knighted by the Order of St. George for his professional and humanitarian effort. His first text, Difficult Diagnosis, was used by 60,000 doctors, especial y to prepare for their Board examinations.
Dr. Roberts says in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic about aspartame and hypertension: "Increased brain phenylalanine can elevate norepinephrine levels becoming clinical y manifest as hypertension. A comparable phenomenon has been demonstrated in spontaneously hypertensive Another plausible mechanism involves increased phenylalanine metabolites, especial y dopamine, in the presence of excess insulin. Tourian (l985) demonstrated that insulin potentiates the synthesis of phenylalanine hydroxylase in tissue cultures." He also says: "The documentation of essential hypertension in an insulin-resistant state associated with hyperinsulinemia (Ferrannini l987), but independent of obesity, is germane because many aspartame reactors have reactive hypoglycemia. furthermore, phenylalanine increases insulin release. In the face of continued hyperinsulinemia, the down regulation of insulin receptors (and ensuing decreased insulin action), the increased reabsorption of sodium and sympathetic stimulation can exaggerate hypertension."Dr. Roberts says: "Other clinical observations suggest a relationship between phenylalanine and tyramine. Severe hypertension may occur when increased tyramine (present in certain cheeses and alcoholic beverages) is consumed by persons taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors and cough cold Two-thirds of the population is using aspartame and its hard to avoid. So while we don't
know at this point if John Ritter was consuming it, Dr. Bowen said: "The death of John Ritter
highlights another possible il resulting from the ingestion of aspartame. Aspartame is well
recognized among its victims for causing connective tissue diseases in their body. Since
much of the aorta consists of fibroelastic connective tissue it would only be logical aspartame would also cause degeneration of this vital tissue." He also said "Aspartame real y doesn't spare any structure or system in the body so its not logical to try and mental y isolate it to a few structures or few systems of the body. In fact, the FDA
identified 92 documented symptoms triggered by aspartame including death, the ultimate
The Atlanta Journal Constitution on 9/11 wrote: "Sudden death in high school athletes is a topic that has received a lot of attention recently". It mentioned some children have serious heart conditions that have not been diagnosed. Dr. Bowen remarked, "In many cases aspartame victims may have had pre-existent or congenital undiagnosed cardiac problems. The fatal abnormalities induced by NutraSweet would have quicker and greater effect on these unfortunate individuals." The article in the AJC discusses accidents that may have been caused by sudden cardiac arrest. It brings to mind the death of Sonny Bono who had an accident while ski ng and hit a tree. The newspaper reported Bono was not drinking alcohol, only a "Diet Coke". Aspartame also causes confusion and disorientation, memory loss, etc. One pilot who asked that Mission Possible start an Aviation Div, which we did, said: "Dumb I'm not but I couldn't make a decision on aspartame
and crashed my plane into a tree." And yes, there are now defibrillators on planes. Pilot
Neil , American Airlines, was drinking a diet drink and died in flight. The Captain landed the plane for the body to be removed and to get a new co-pilot. An unauthorized autopsy was requested by American but they refused to allow his widow to see the results.
The New England Journal of Medicine published the article "Magnitude of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Risk of Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy." Dr. Bowen said: "Yes,
that is what aspartame does."
One article on Cardiomyopathy and Its Relation to Exercise: Sudden Death in Athletes says: "According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta 100,000 young athletes die each
year from all cardio-vascular disorders, including cardiomyopathy, as a result of
participation in sports. This is twice as many as due in auto accidents. Of the 100,000 who die
annual y, 45,000 of them play basketbal , not boxing or footbal .
An article in Science in the last year which was discussed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution said 450,000 people each year are victims of sudden death. An article back in 2001 by the Journal
of Athletic Training reported: "In the US each year, sudden cardiac arrest kil s 350,000, which is
approximately 1000 people per day." . "The exact incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in
athletes is unknown because no universal, standard surveil ances method is used." So the figures President Bush had a fainting spel and claimed this was due to a pretzel. Blackouts are common in aspartame victims and President Bush is constantly drinking Diet Coke. An interesting article on Medscape is titled Syncope (fainting) as a predictor of sudden cardiac arrest. Kathy Fulford (now Mission Possible Camil a, Georgia) was certain she was dying and was having blackouts and one day almost hit a car head on. Her friend Darlene wanted to find out what was kil ing Kathy. Ten doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of her problems, mainly because the FDA, aspartame manufactures and professional organizations funded by the manufacturer push propaganda. She put her symptoms into the Internet and came up on She got off aspartame and all
problems disappeared. She said her neighbor, a 46 year old beautician, drank Diet Coke from the
time she got up until she went to bed and her mind was going. She, too, had blackouts and was Probably the worst case is that of Charles Fleming, who drank 10 diet drinks a day and other
aspartame products. He became il after playing basketbal and died. His autopsy was classic of death by aspartame. It showed the pulmonary edema that is often evident. Dr. H. J. Roberts wrote an article published in Townsend Letter for Doctors on this. It also showed the chronic methanol poisoning and it is this that affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction.
Methanol is classified as a narcotic, and is one of the three components of aspartame. It also showed the fatty liver. The Trocho Study in Spain in 1998 showed that the formaldehyde
converted from the methanol accumulates in the cells and damages DNA with most
toxicity in the liver. It also showed the usual cardiac damage. The police did not know that
aspartame causes chronic methanol poisoning (one of the reason it mimics MS - destroys the
central nervous system) and thought his wife murdered him even though she passed their
polygraph test which was not admitted in court. She was sentenced to 50 years in prison where
she remains in Troy, Virginia, so frightened, a woman who was a Sunday School and helped the homeless. Aspartame caused her to lose her husband, her home, her children and her
freedom. A film production company making an aspartame documentary recently interviewed her.
Dr. Bowen wrote: "The death of Charles Flemming, an athlete who died after consuming
very large amounts of aspartame and creatine both of which lead to the formation and
release of large amounts of methanol in the body upon their consumption has led me to
review the medical literature in related topics because his wife was falsely imprisoned for
poisoning him with methanol, which she never had any access to, nor were any proper
forensics applied, to really identify the source of the methanol poisoning from which he
apparently died. Charles had used large amounts of Gatorade and dumped in lots of creatine,
three times the recommended dose. Aspartame and Creatine are both N methyl esters. They
are both substrates from which the body by obligatory mechanism forms methanol and thus they
are additive in their effect of producing the highly destructive methanol - formaldehyde -
formic acid - carbon monoxide toxic axis in the human body. Charles had engaged in
vigorous athletics - basketbal . My more complete review of this, and the topics essential to the biochemical comprehension of the issues that his death thereupon hinged, and in fact occurred are "There have been a lot of similar deaths of wel known athletes after consuming creatine and sports drinks and then engaging in forced/competitive athletic activities. My article on aspartame and
sudden death gives a good foundation for understanding the condition your heart and
cardiac conduction system are left in if you consume aspartame. The acute activation of the
methanol-formaldehyde-formic acid-carbon monoxide toxic axis from concurrent use of creatine and aspartame is, of course, a final blow to the already decomposed/compromised heart, and its conduction system. We, however, need sources to come forward and identify the fact that al or most of the other mentioned suddenly demised athletes were indeed aspartame consumers." Charles Fleming was also using Ephedra which got a bad rap. It is not the ephedra but the
aspartame, and there is an article about this on the web site of the Idaho Observer, "Government
attack on ephedra cover for aspartame poisoning." Of course, aspartame interacts with
most every drug used to treat the problems it causes and is also a chemical hypersensitization
agent so it interacts with vaccines, toxins, etc. And it wil interact with ephedra having to do with catecholamines. These are biological y achive amines, epinephrine and norepinephrine. derived from the amino acid tyrosine. They have marked effect on the nervous and cardiovascular systems, metabolic rate, temperature and smooth muscle.
aspartame. The phenylalanine is converted to tyrosine by the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase.
Tyrosine undergoes a change to dihydroxphenylalanine (levodopa) which then is transformed to dopamine. If a product is going to be taken off the market because it interacts with aspartame, then the FDA needs to immediately remove al cardiac medication, insulin, antidepressants, anti-seizure medication, hormones, Lidocaine and even Coumadin.
companies have been alerted and refuse to even remove aspartame such as Pfizer making the Listerine Strips which contain aspartame. Over 50 people have cal ed about having seizures from these strips and Pfizer refuses to even now answer a note. Maxalt is a treatment for headaches by Merck, and headache is number one on the FDA list of 92 symptoms from four types of seizures to coma and death. The problem is that Maxalt has aspartame in it. They have been written to
and about for years, yet appear not to care what they are doing to these victims. As one lady said yesterday who suffered from Migraines and other horrendous problems triggered by aspartame, "I use Maxalt but I always have headaches." Benadryl chewable for children has aspartame in it. The toxin triggers urticaria or hives big time, then they use Benadryl which gives them more of the poison. Aspartame is escalating asthma and some of the asthma sprays have aspartame in
it. Nobody has a chance. Yet they remove ephedra which has been used for thousands of
years so it can take the rap for what aspartame is doing.
In March, 2003 when the Idaho Observer wrote that article on ephedra as a cover for aspartame poisoning they were writing about another athlete who died, Baltimore Oriole's pitcher, Steve
Bechler. He died on February 17, 2003 and when Dr. Roberts spoke to Brown county medical
examiner, Dr. Joshua Perper, he was told the cause of death was hyperthermia which caused multiple organ failure. Bechler's temperature had reached a high of 108 degrees. When Dr. Perper was asked how many diet drinks Bechler drank a diet, he returned a blank stare indicting he was unaware of the fact aspartame containing diet and sports drinks could have caused this man's untimely death. We have since researched the issue and found that Belcher was concerned about his fluctuating weight, and drink lots of diet drinks. Dr. Bowen wrote an indepth report on
Dr. H. J. Roberts who was nominated for another prestigious award in recognition for "important
research accomplishment in the broad field of metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition or for research which contributes to a better understanding of the chemical changes occurring in disease" has
written for years on aspartame and sudden death. In his medical text, Aspartame Disease:
An Ignored Epidemic, he said having to do with aspartame and
abnormal heart action: "190 (16%) reactors experienced detectable changes in their heart rate or rhythm after consuming aspartame - including gum - and products that did not contain caffeine.
They consisted of "fluttering" (palpitations), skipped beats and rapid heart action (tachycardia). A number underwent heart monitoring (Holter testing) and other studies, especial y when there had "One patient developed a slow pulse and complete heart block within hours after consuming an aspartame drink for the first time. His attack spontaneously subsided within one day (without requiring a pacemaker). There has been no recurrence with aspartame avoidance. . This subject has relevance to reports of UNEXPLAINED SUDDEN DEATH in persons who had been consuming Of hypertension he said that "64 aspartame reactors were found to have elevation of their blood pressure - systolic, diastolic, or both. Some were in their twenties. While aspartame products unequivocal y cause headache, superimposed hypertension can be a contributing factor. . Other patients who had been treated for hypertension could not be adequately control ed on their maintenance medication as long as they used aspartame. This reflects its interaction with various "The rapid heart action and the elevation of blood pressure presumably reflect the effects of phenylalanine (an aspartame component) and its metabolic products - dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine." ."85 aspartame reactors (7%), experienced unexplained pain in the chest.
(Many others have atypical pain elsewhere in the body). A number were subjected to stress tests and angiograpy for coronary heart disease which proved normal in the majority." Dr. Roberts was recently published in Townsend Letter for Doctors an article on "Aspartame
Induced Dyspnea and Pulmonary Hypertension. " Dyspnea is labored breathing. This is what
Charles Fleming suffered with for about 30 days before he died. In Dr. Roberts medical text under Shortness of Breath he says that 110 aspartame reactors (9%) who complained of otherwise unexplained "shortness of breath" promptly improved after avoiding these products.
predictably suffered a recurrence on rechal enge. Had he only known he was kil ing himself with aspartame and quit, Fleming would be alive today.
Dr. Roberts first text, Difficult Diagnosis, was used by 60,000 doctors, especial y to prepare for
their Board examinations. It was Dr. Roberts who coined the phrase Aspartame Disease because
its use is consistent with Hippocratic writings. The symptoms are predictable and there is a pattern.
"When a large number of people al catch the same disease at the same time, the cause must e ascribed to something common to al ." (Rosenberg 1992). It is appropriate because this affliction fulfil s these four Koch-like postulates: There is an identifiable cause.
Symptoms and signs follow such exposure and are reproducible in a given

Improvement occurs after avoiding aspartame products (not always an easy

The same complaints usually promptly recur on challenge.
At Dr. Roberts first press conference quoted in his first book on aspartame in 1990 he said that if
something wasn't done then in 5 or 10 years we would have a world plague on our hands.
And this prophecy has come to pass. People today are literally dropping likes flies. He told
Congress that the current wholesale ingestion of aspartame products by over half the
population constitutes an "imminent public health hazard" because of the frequency and
severity of reactions. He says this warning should be of particular concern for high risk
groups - most notable, patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia, pregnancy women,
children, patients with epilepsy, liver, heart, kidney disease and eating disorders, older
persons with memory impairment, the relatives of aspartame reactors and patients having
It was the famed Dr. John Olney who founded the field of neuroscience cal ed excitotoxicity when he did studies on aspartic acid, 40% of aspartame, in l970 and found lesions in the brains of mice. An
excitotoxin is a product that literally stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing
brain damage of varying degrees. This definition is written across the back of the book
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russel Blaylock, M.D. who wrote on the
deadly effects of aspartame and MSG. MSG another excitotoxin has a synergistic and additive effect with aspartame. And you have to consider this when you think of al the products these athletes are using like MSG that interact with aspartame.
I wrote Gatorade which Charles Fleming was using and several of the athletes who dropped dead, and asked what was in the natural flavors, and was it aspartate, L-Cysteine (another excitotoxin) or glutamic acid. They have refused to answer me. See for info on MSG.
Dr. Blaylock is another world expert on aspartame who has written on sudden death. In his article
on, Aspartame, MSG and other Excitotoxins and the Hypothalamus he talks
about the effect of excitotoxins on the sympathetic nervous system control ing centers in the hypothalamus. "Over stimulation could result in cardiac electrical abnormalities leading to sudden death. This has been demonstrated by hypothalalamic stimulation experiments. There have been clinical reports of cardiac related emergency room visits fol owing a meal high in excitotoxin additives. Sudden deaths fol owing such meals have also been reported. Since most hospitals rarely consider this in their differential diagnosis, we have no accurate data as to the number of ER visits and deaths related to this event. I suspect the numbers would be quite high." He said in conclusion, "There is compelling evidence to indicate that food additive
excitotoxins, such as aspartame, pose a serious danger to our well being, especially so in
the case of children and the elderly. It has been demonstrated that excitotoxins in the diet
can dramatically elevate free radical generation for prolonged periods of time and that
once induced, it triggers a viscous cycle that ends in neurons death. Most authorities now
agree that elevated free radical generation is associated with virtually all degenerative
diseases as well as most injuries and toxins. It makes little sense to expose the general
public to a product that we know increases free radica generation so dramatically and is
associated with laboratory proven injuries to the nervous system."
Another autopsy report we have is of a woman who ingested so much aspartame she went blind from the wood alcohol or methanol (converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye and destroys the optic nerve). She went to the ER to find out what she had lost her sight and dropped dead. Her autopsy is very much like others including the pulmonary edema.
You may remember Flo Jo, a Diet Coke drinker who had a seizure and dropped dead, no doubt another victim of aspartame, as aspartame is a seizure triggering drug. Elton John drags his 6
pack of diet pop on stage as he staggers with slurred speech from the methanol. Wil he be next? Several current athletes are using aspartame and showing severe health problems already. Anna Kournikova, tennis player, is one of them. She always seems to be having injury problems. It's terrible for an athlete to be drinking a slow poison along with the phosphoric acid that leeches calcium from the bones. Another athlete, American's second best cyclist after Lance Armstrong, uses Diet Coke and looks to be in worse and worse health.
Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center wrote: "I always seem to run across articles or TV
shows where athletes are using aspartame and having health problems. One female pro athlete is so addicted that in answer to the question, "What one thing would you want with you if stranded on a desert island," she said, "Diet Coke." Unfortunately for her, her health and career has gone down the tubes. Diet Coke stil sponsors some sports events. The biggest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon (in the UK). This helps addict a lot of people in the U.K. Diet Coke is a sponsor of the WNBA (the women's version of the NBA - National Basketbal Association), Etc.
Don Harkins who owns the Idaho Observer added a supplement, The Artificially Sweetened
Times, to the paper, 8 pages, for Aspartame Awareness Weekend. It includes the Sudden Death
issue and the Fleming case. He doesn't mince words and says: "Admittedly, the research we had
already conducted on aspartame convinced us that it's devastating to the human body.
Since millions of people consume this government approved, carcinogenic, mutagenic,
neurotoxic, non-nutritive synthetic sweetener every day, we were also convinced
aspartame is helping to DESTROY ENTIRE NATIONS. This is the real reason this paper had to
be published." These papers can be secured by the hundreds for distribution by contacting the Idaho Observer, a newspaper dedicated to truth in journalism. (Idaho Observer, P. O. Box 457, Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869, 208 255 - 2307).
And what about so much of the main stream media who for advertising reasons don't publish so much of this issue like the story of Charles Fleming, even though aspartame experts have written affidavits stating the man died from aspartame without a shadow of a doubt. Are manufacturers like Coke and Pepsi worth their protection? You can read the protest of the National Soft Drink Association, part of the congressional record, where they even quoted the law stating it was il egal to put anything in carbonated beverages that decomposes or adulterates the drink. They stated aspartame decomposes at 86 degrees. And it decomposes into deadly poisons! Yet, they turned around and put it in pop anyway, the reason it was added to the congressional record. They knew the gun was loaded when they sent it to the Persian Gulf to sit in 120 degree Arabian sun for as long as 8 weeks. 40,000 of the troops perished. What aspartame products are they now using in Iraq? We can see them chewing the gum, no doubt sugarfree. Its buccal so it works like nitroglycerin, goes through saliva straight to the brain. Wrigley has been written for years and refuses to stop the poisoning. Even the Enquirer hasn't written about Fleming.
Rage must rise up in the nostrils of Almighty Jehovah God as these monsters who knowingly poison the population turn their backs on consumers. Aspartame was original y marketed by Searle, and the FDA wanted them indicted for fraud but both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. The Board of Inquiry of the FDA said aspartame was
not safe and to revoke the petition for approval. CEO of Searle at the time, Don Rumsfeld,
said he would cal in his markers and get it approved. It didn't matter to him that aspartame
was a deadly poison. He was on President Reagan's transition team and the day after Reagan
took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as FDA Commissioner because no FDA
Commissioner in 16 years would approve aspartame. Dr. Hayes over-ruled this Board of
Inquiry of the FDA and then went to work for the PR firm of the manufacturer and has
refused to talk to the press ever since.
If you read the 8 month investigation of aspartame by United Press International on u wil see that doctors were threatened about doing research. This wil help you understand why 92% of independent peer reviewed research on aspartame shows the problems.
And if you remove 6 studies the FDA had something to do with and one pro-industry summary, 100% of independent, peer reviewed research on aspartame shows the problems. Read
Ralph Walton, M.D.'s report on research and funding. Dr. Walton himself did a study on
aspartame which the institution had to stop because of the problems caused by this toxin. You can understand why Monsanto refused to sel him the aspartame. And in the UPI investigation read about ILSE, where research funds are sought. ILSE is funded by Coke, Pepsi, Monsanto and the like putting pressure on Universities not to tel about aspartame or do studies. Cynthia Crossen who wrote the book "The Tainted Truth" says the road to hel was paved with research funds. Front
groups are paid to cal the whole issue a hoax, and vital information that physicians need to diagnose and save the lives of the people is withheld. The propaganda put out on aspartame reads like it was written by Mother Goose. Even physicians themselves who use aspartame and have problems don't know where to turn. Read the story of Richard Sabates, M.D. on web.
And as I write this a sweet, frightened Sunday School teacher, Diane Fleming, remains in prison in Troy, Virginia because her husband Charles kil ed himself with large amounts of aspartame. It is this chronic methanol poisoning mentioned in the autopsy that also is responsible for the addiction of aspartame because it effects the dopamine system of the brain. To add insult to injury, prisons
will not allow sugar and are serving this deadly toxin to inmates. Diane herself was using it
until we convinced her to go without anything sweet. No wonder she said she had health problems.
Drop her a line and let her know people care about this horrible injustice, have not forgotten her and are working to reunite her with her children. This woman had spent one day a week helping the homeless and even buying them clothes. Now lets help Diane Fleming.
They wil only al ow a letter no longer than 5 pages that goes on a 37 cent stamp. You cannot send her stamps to write you back but she can accept a money order made out to her with the number - Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Don Harkins who wrote the Artificial y Sweetened Times for Aspartame Awareness Weekend at the Atlanta Airport on his way to Austria. I gave out a couple to people waiting for rides who read about Sudden Death and Aspartame, and the Fleming Case. One man said: "And so it’s true. I mentioned to my physician that I had friends who just dropped dead.
He said he had seen too many cases himself and did a search on the Internet. When he read about aspartame he decided to get his patients off of it, especial y those suffering with cardiac
problems. He was surprised to find the palpitations and other problems disappeared. He
said: "There is so much controversy on this product but with the thousands of posts about its dangers they have to be keeping something from physicians." Indeed, what they have kept
from physicians is "the truth" about the toxicity of this poison. Help to get the word out
about this toxin, as you let Diane Fleming know she is not forgotten. Prayerful y we work to reunite We are facing what may be one of the largest plagues in world history. Aspartame has resulted
in a blizzard of sudden deaths to the athletes. Our children are falling like snowflakes.
Forward this to everyone you know,
and media, we ask you publish the issue to thousands.
The life you save may just be someone in your family or one of your children. I have filed
with the FDA a Citizens Petition for ban based on the fact their records show aspartame to be a deadly poison and they are lying to the public and physicians. The law requires they answer in 180 days. It has been over a year and they refuse to answer. The front groups have been reported to the Attorney General based on Title 18, Section 1001, that is against the law to knowingly misinform Perhaps someone should remind al these government agencies who don't have the courage to act that Henry Clay (1777 - 1852) said: "Government is a trust, and the offices of the
government are trustees, and both the trust and the trustees are created
for the benefit of the people." Even the FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told
Congress: "And if the FDA violates its own laws, who is left to protect the
Mission Possible International is a worldwide, unpaid, volunteer force warning planet earth off aspartame, and forwarding medical facts from the aspartame experts to the medical community who have been lied to. Aspartame Detoxification Centers are now available in some cities. Case histories on brain tumors, seizures, blindness and eye deterioration are now been transferred to class action attorneys. There are four support groups on line to care for the sick and disabled.
Monsanto sold NutraSweet to Michael Del 's Investment Company, Childs in Boston, Ajinomoto, their Siamese twin, another aspartame manufacturer and Monsanto's investment company of Monsanto managers. Al these companies are listed on In the words of Mohammed Ali, "They
can run, but they can't hide."
Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible Intl, 9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 P.S. There is a large book list on aspartame on the above web site. For Dr. H. J. Roberts' many books on aspartame, go to For Dr. Russel Blaylock's books go to russel His new book Health & Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life is excel ent on what to do if you have used aspartame, and he has written a paper for Aspartame Awareness Weekend on what to take, step by step, if you have used it.
These brilliant and courageous physicians mentioned above have been exposing this
deadly neurotoxic drug for years, and the fact that it can take your life. Dr. Bowen told the FDA
years ago that aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70+ countries of the world. He also said that everyone involved in the marketing of this poison including those who keep it on the market should be criminal y prosecuted. Dr. Bowen is a victim himself and suffers from Lou Gehrigs disease like many of those who served in the Persian Gulf. He was working in the desert drinking gal ons of Diet Kool Aide.

La Leva di Archimede (scrol down to "sweeteners")
Aspartame warning
Aspartame and GM bacteria
Downloadable PDF file "Diet Drinks"
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