Probably one of our strongest interviews to date. Gurds Hundal and myself, Jess, talk to Dr Betty Martini on the dangerous and toxic sweetener added to many foods in the UK – Aspartame
This is a juicy and shocking interview full of info we all need to hear! Also please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the FULL ASPARTAME RESOURCE GUIDE
Dr Betty Martini has been involved in the research of Aspartame in America, spoke to us on the dangers of aspartame – the different foods it is in and why the FDA won’t admit the dangers despite the damning evidence. (See below the aspartame resource guide and a comprehensive list of all medical drugs – prescription and non prescription that contain Aspartame )
Aspartame is one of the most damaging substances to be added to our foods. It’s in all diet drinks, fizzy drinks, sweets, chewing gum, protein shakes and health supplements, diet and sugar free foods like yogurts and more
Once aspartame hits your body the 3 elements to it split and cause absolute carnage. One of the chemicals converts to formaldehyde in the body. This is used to embalm dead people.
Eating or drinking foods with it in and you will literally embalm yourself alive.
Within 6 months of introducing Aspartame on to the market there was a 60% rise in Brain Tumors and many other neurological diseases. It’s made from the faeces of Ecoli bacteria so it’s not really surprising that it is so bad for the body.
This is what we are being fed. Check your labels. Do your research. If you kids are drinking fizzy drinks, chewing gum, diet or low sugar drinks then you are giving them aspartame and it’s killing them slowly.
Causing over 92 symptoms – that’s just the ones the FDA admit to, it is known to cause MS, Brain Tumors, diabetes and many other cancers and neurological disorders.
Here are the 92 symptoms and other illness caused by aspartame –
Aspartame Side Effects
The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems, as you have read. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions.
According to Lendon Smith, M.D. there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don’t relieve their symptoms. Then, there are users who don’t ‘appear’ to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.
Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:
Blindness in one or both eyes
Decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, Bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
Pain in one or both eyes
Trouble with contact lenses
Tinnitus – ringing or buzzing sound
Severe intolerance of noise
Marked hearing impairment
Headaches, migraines and (some severe)
Dizziness, unsteadiness, both
Confusion, memory loss, both
Severe drowsiness and sleepiness
Paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
Severe slurring of speech
Severe hyperactivity and restless legs
Shortness of breath
Recent high blood pressure
Diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
Pain when swallowing
Skin and Allergies
Itching without a rash
Lip and mouth reactions
Aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma
Endocrine and Metabolic
Loss of control of diabetes
Marked thinning or loss of hair
Marked weight loss
Gradual weight gain
Aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Frequency of voiding and burning during urination
Excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
Increased susceptibility to infection
Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all
Irreversible brain damage
Birth defects, including mental retardation
Aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
Hyperactivity in children
Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes. Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook ‘disease’ symptoms, such as Grave’s Disease.
Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.
Prescription Medications with Aspartame
Although aspartame is technically considered a drug, there is a whole range of prescription medicines that list it as an additive, from antibiotics to transplant medication. The following are examples:
Amoxicillin 250mg chew tabs by WarnerChilcott
Amoxil 400mg chewable tablet 3.64mg/tablet
Augmentin 400mg/5ml suspension 7mg/5ml
Augmentin ES 600mg/5ml 7mg/5ml
Cefzil 250mg/5ml 28mg/5ml
Penicillin V Potassium for Oral Susp
Videx chewable tablet (all strengths)
Viracept powder for Oral Suspension 11.2mg/GM of powder
Zyvox 100mg/5ml suspension
Zofran ODT 4mg
Zofran ODT 8mg
Colestid flavored granules
Questran Lite powder
Antipsychotics and Antidepressants
Singulair 5mg chewable tablet
Pepcid 20mg RPD tablet (Famotidine)
Pepcid 40mg RPD tablet (Famotidine)
Zantac efferdose tablets and granules
Maxalt-MLT 5mg tablet
Maxalt-MLT 10mg tablet
Transplant medication – CellCept Oral Suspension
Non-Prescription or Over-the-Counter Medications with Aspartame
There are more non-prescription than prescription aspartame-containing medicines being sold in the market today, especially those formulated for children. These include:
Cold and Allergy Drugs
Benadryl for kids
Childrens PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold Chewables
Halls sugar free menthol cough suppressant
Excedrin Quick Tabs Free
Motrin, Junior Strength chewable tablets
Surpass antacid chewable gum extra Strength wintergreen flavor
Chooz antacid/calcium supplement
Medilax chewable tablets
Maalox Quick dissolve Max Strength
Reguloid sugar free regular flavor
Citrucel sugar free fiber therapy
Flinstones vitamins complete or with calcium
Citracal Liquitab Effervescent tablets
Centrum Junior chewable tablets
Bugs Bunny complete, plus iron or plus extra Vitamin C chewable tablets
Pedialyte freezer pops
Kao Lectrolyte electrolyte replenisher unflavored or bubble gum
Dramamine chewable formula tablets
Nauzene chewable tabs
Source: Medications that Contain Aspartame – Drugsdb.com http://www.drugsdb.com/cib/aspartame/medications-that-contain-aspartame/#ixzz38lZwKVAz
About Dr Betty Martini
Dr. Betty Martini for over 20 years is the founder of the worldwide volunteer force, Mission Possible World Health International, which is committed to removing aspartame from our food supply.
She has an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree for the work she has done.
She has 22 years of experience in the medical field.
In 1970 Dr. Martini established a model for the nation by creating Physicians on Call, a network of five Emergency Care clinics in Atlanta, Georgia staffed with medical doctors 7 days/24 hours. Services were without cost to the indigent.
She speaks frequently on nationwide radio hookups for talk programs throughout the country and the world.
The medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., is dedicated to her. She can be seen in the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, email@example.com and others.
She is on the Advisory Board of the American Anti-Cancer Institute, and is the in-house aspartame specialist for the National Health Federation.
Because of her the “Just Like Sugar” company made a safe sweetener without chemicals, although she has no financial association. Here is the Just Like Sugar story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MebZ2dlHkkU
See below for full Radio schedule and Aspartame Resource Guide
Aspartame Resource Guide
Aspartame medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., over 1000 pages. He also has other books on aspartame and just published “A Manifesto for American Medicine”
Dr. Leonard Coldwells Detox Formula: http://www.mpwhi.com/resources-coldwell.htm His new book is The Only Answer to Cancer goes into aspartame and cancer.
Detox formula: “What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame” by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm
Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, www.russellblaylockmd.com He has an excellent CD titled: “The Truth About Aspartame”, www.atavistik.com All info is onhttp://www.mpwhi.com/blaylock_wellness_center.htm
Aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Cori Brackettcori@sweetremedyradio.com
While Science Sleeps by Dr. Woodrow Monte, goes into the deadly free methyl alcohol in aspartame that converts to formaldehyde. You can get it at http://www.amazon.com/While-Science-Sleeps-Woodrow-Monte/dp/1452893675/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1325287403&sr=8-11 Discusses diseases caused by the methanol like MS, blindness and birth defects.
Aspartame Information List, you can subscribe – www.mpwhi.com scroll down to banners.
How to get aspartame out of your state: http://www.thenhf.com/press_releases/pr_24_feb_2009.html
Information on how aspartame blinds: http://www.mpwhi.com/nfb_aspartame_and_vision.htm
Safe Sweetener: Just Like Sugar,www.justlikesugarinc.om Can be found in places like Whole Foods. Made of chicory and orange peel, Calcium and Vitamin C. Chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in his newsletter, The Blaylock Wellness Report,www.russellblaylockmd.com “Finally a safe sweetener”.
Special warning for diabetics: Aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions, and even interacts with insulin.
The free methyl alcohol causes diabetics to lose limbs. Jeanette Soto, Mission Possible Brookville, Fla, who wrote Blinded Sight when her husband lost his sight from aspartame was unable to get her father-in-law, diabetic off aspartame because of the addiction.
The free methyl alcohol is classified as a narcotic. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction.
When Jeanettes father-in-law, Santiago Echiverria died it had to be a closed casket, the formaldehyde from the free methyl alcohol was oozing out of his skin.
The American Diabetes Assn was sued in 2004 for racketeering for pushing aspartame on diabetics, but because of their power got out of it.
Today people are dying of the methanol poisoning. Dr. James Bowen explains:
“Only after longer aspartame usage does liver damage cause blood methanol levels to measurably rise because the liver mitochondria are so damaged that the liver no longer quickly processes either methyl or ethyl (drink) alcohol.
Then the acute methanol poisoning is directly measurable from lab results, as the blood methanol level elevates. This entire sequence or “toxic axis” begins with your very first dose of aspartame.
Both acute and chronic poisonings from this methanol toxic axis, and other additive and synergistic aspartame poisonings, steadily accumulate in the aspartame consumer.
We continue to get reports of people dying of methanol poisoning. Charles Fleming died and his wife, a Sunday School teacher, remains in a prison in Virginia.
The detective on the case said, Diane is innocent but because I was promoted I could not stop the indictment.
Be warned no diabetic should ever consume wood alcohol. The FDA did no NOAEL on methanol.
Without it you cannot set an ADI, allowable daily intake. Its 44% too high.
Aspartame Warning Flyer for distribution: http://www.mpwhi.com/warning_flyer_on_aspartame.htm
Psychiatric and Behavioral problems: Psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Walton said:
”Over the ensuing years I have continued to see the multiple neurologic and psychiatric consequences of aspartame use.
It can lower the seizure threshold and lead to an incorrect diagnosis of epilepsy, with subsequent inappropriate prescription of anticonvulsants.
It can mimic or exacerbate symptoms of MS, it can paradoxically produce carbohydrate craving and weight gain.
The worldwide epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes obviously has multiple causes, but I am convinced aspartame is a major factor.
The explosive increase in our knowledge base in the neurosciences I referred to earlier is a topic beyond the scope of this brief report, but to drastically oversimplify, we know that in a variety of psychiatric disorders there is a disturbance in the balance of certain neurotransmitters.
Specifically, serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and acetylcholine are all major players.
Aspartame can affect the levels & balance of all these transmitters. It impairs the absorption of L-tryptophan, the major precursor in the synthesis of serotonin.
The phenylalanine from the dipeptide component of the aspartame molecule, is a major precursor in the norepinephrine-dopamine synthetic pathway.
Recent research demonstrated that aspartame reduces acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine – a key player in the central nervous system, with an important role in cognition and memory, and with a reciprocal, inhibitory relationship with dopamine.
It is very important to know that aspartame interacts with all antidepressants.
To make matters worse aspartame is in many drugs”
MSG has a synergistic and additive effect with aspartame. www.truthinlabeling.org
The Lethal Science of Splenda: http://www.wnho.net/splenda_chlorocarbon.htm
Studies have shown that sucralose can:
* Cause the thymus to shrink by as much as 40% (the thymus is your immune powerhouse – it produces T cells)
* Cause enlargement of the liver and kidneys
* Reduce growth rate as much as 20%
* Cause enlargement of the large bowel area
* Reduce the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%
* Increase the pH level in the intestines (a risk factor for colon cancer)
* Contribute to weight gain
* Cause aborted pregnancy low fetal body weight
* Reduce red blood cell count
Particular warning to diabetics: Researchers found that diabetic patients using sucralose showed a statistically significant increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, a marker that is used to assess glycemic control in diabetic patients.
According to the FDA, “increases in glycosolation in hemoglobin imply lessening of control of diabetes.”
Here is how Splenda is made: http://www.wnho.net/chemical_processing_of_splenda.htm
Ajinomoto just announced a new name for aspartame called AminoSweet. Be warned.
It goes under many names; NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Naturataste, Canderel, Benevia, E951, etc.
Because the patent has expired it can be used in anything. You must read labels.
Many times its hidden in artificial and natural flavors.
Remember that aspartame has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG.
Stuart Pape of the National Yogurt Assn has petitioned the FDA to allow aspartame unlabeled in yogurt and dairy products.
The FDA has ignored my FOIA request asking if they allowed this, which is illegal.
Aspartame Toxicity Center – www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Also, you may be interested in the history of aspartame just reported for Prop 65:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX (916) 323-8803
Dear Ms. Oshita:
In reading available information, I assume you want mostly how aspartame relates to cancer. Indeed it is a carcinogen, proven so by many scientific studies. Aspartame also triggers many other serious diseases, which fill the 1,000+ page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
When FDA Commissioner Dr. Von Eschenbach took office I wrote him about aspartame and cancer, mainly due to his professed intention to save cancer victims; so much of this has already been done. http://www.mpwhi.com/project_recall_aspartame.htm
Later 12 toxicologists asked the FDA to ban aspartame because of the long term Ramazzini studies on large rat populations showing aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. http://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf
Now I’ll go back to the beginning.
Aspartame was not approved by science but thru the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner, explains how Rumsfeld did it in the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. Heres a clip from the movie so you can hear what he said: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
Searles problem was they couldnt get studies to show safety. For example, in the Bressler Report: http://www.mpwhi.com/complete_bressler_report.pdf you read where they would excise brain tumors from the rats, put them back in the study and after they died resurrected them back on paper. They even filtered out neoplasms to hide them from the FDA. Repeatedly Searle was caught in this criminal activity.
On January 10, 1977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to the Justice Department Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for “apparent violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC 331 (e), and the False Reports to the Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 1001, for “their willful and knowing failure to make reports to the Food and Drug Administration required by the Act, 21 U.S.C 355 (i) and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame.”
The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters.
Searle was caught dead to rights, so they hired Skinner, made him a deal he couldnt refuse. So the former Justice Department prosecutor became a defender. Next at bat – U. S. Prosecutor William Conlon, promptly switched sides too. By then the statute of limitations had expired. Searle knew they couldn’t win the case so they simply hired the prosecutors. The Godfather hired the District Attorneys!
Nevertheless the FDA had no intention of approving aspartame. The fraud was so great that Dr. John Olney (who with James Turner fought against approval of aspartame) told Searle to do studies in his lab so he could see that they were done honestly, with supervision. Dr. Olney believed the FDA wouldnt approve aspartame because the studies showed it produced brain damaged. What he didnt anticipate is that Searle didnt submit these findings to the FDA.
January 30, 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry revoked Searles petition for approval declaring that they had “not been presented with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive.” Searle had spent $17 million on an aspartame factory and had no intention of giving up, poison or no. At this point they hired Donald Rumsfeld who said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. What were those markers? President Reagan had told Rumsfeld he would be nominated for vice president, but instead selected Bush number 1.
The day after Reagan took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as the new FDA Commissioner, to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. Reagan knew it would take 30 days to get Hayes to the FDA, so he wrote an Executive Order making the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame. At 3 AM that night a member of Reagans staff called the FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who was there when the terminating call came in: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf
Once aspartame was on the market there was outrage as consumers were diagnosed with seizures, multiple sclerosis and blindness from the free methyl alcohol releases. Senator Orrin Hatch, on Monsantos payroll, obstructed hearings on aspartame for years, but there were 3 Congressional hearings from 1985 tol987. Hatch was on Monsantos payroll, and kept the bill in committee that would put a moratorium on aspartame until NIH completed independent studies on the flood of aspartame problems they were seeing: seizures, blindness, headaches, sexual dysfunction, behavioral problems, especially in children, drug interactions and birth defects.
About that time Dr. James Bowen wrote FDA that aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and 70 countries – today over 100. http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt The good doctor wrote: “For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame content of food and drinks. To do so would imply that the government is taking some sort of responsible action…. when the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace.”
How was the new FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hayes, get rewarded for over-ruling the Board of Inquiry? He was hired as a consultant to NutraSweets PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and nobodys heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who wont talk?
Now they began funding professional organizations ladies-of-the-evening like the American Diabetes Assn, American Dietetic Assn and numerous others to propagandize the public with touting asparshame. Of course they also threatened scientists whose studies identified the toxicity of this poison. In the UPI Investigation Dr. Wurtman was threatened if he did studies on aspartame and seizures he would lose his funding. He capitulated. Read this report on the 8 month investigation by United Press International: http://www.mpwhi.com/upi_1987_aspartame_report.pdf Dr. Wurtman, too, got a terrible case of aspartame lockjaw, but MIT still gets the money.
ILSI, the International Life Sciences Institute, was born in 1978 as a research front for our favorite poisoners. Its board members are from Coke, Pepsi, Searle, Monsanto and the rest of the usual suspects. If a university won’t play their way the get no pay, that is to say, funding for fake research.
Over the years many independent studies have been done. The manufacturers say 200 studies that aspartame is safe as rain. Some of those were the ones FDA found fraudulent and sought prosecution for, and others were simply bought and paid for quack studies from rubber duck labs.
Consider seizure studies by Monsanto, they bought Searle in l985: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/abuse/seizures.html Seizures are listed 5 times on the FDA report of 92 symptoms that range from male sexual dysfunction to death: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf People are having so many seizures and going blind on aspartame that the Community Nutrition Institute filed a petition to ban aspartame in l986. Again the manufacturers put in the fix to prevent it from being banned.
They were so worried someone would have a seizure they actually gave people anti-seizure medication in the Rowan study.
Another impeccable study involved one-day consumption of, believe it or not: a single capsule of aspartame, tantamount to smelling the bottle. The got it peer reviewed with their power. So when consumers complain of seizures they say, “we did studies and aspartame doesn’t cause seizures”.
I smoked a Lucky once and Im fine, so nicotine doesnt cause cancer!
They have all bases covered. Today front groups like Calorie Control Council, with full knowledge that aspartame causes birth defects and mental retardation actually push the poison: http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm
When 60 Minutes did a story about aspartame and brain tumors the manufactures claimed to have all these studies showing safety. Dr. Ralph Walton who was on the show decided to research who funded the studies: http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html Note that 92% of independent peer-reviewed studies show problems aspartame causes, while those funded or controlled by industry all say its safe. If you eliminate 6 studies the FDA, aspartames branch office in Washington, messed with, and one pro-aspartame sponsored summary, 100% of independent scientific peer reviewed studies show aspartame problems.
As Dr. Bowen said: this is mass poisoning of the world. Aspartame destroys the brain, the optic nerve, the immune system and central nervous system. It devastates every organ of the body. Epidemic obesity, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, retinopathy and neuropathy, optic nerve destruction, convulsions and insulin reactions, MS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, IQ depreciation and dozens of other afflictions have been inflicted upon us by this deadly neurotoxic carcinogenic sweetener.
According to the prestigious Ecologist, aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf
Studies show the horrific damage done to the body. For instance, the Trocho Study shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol actually embalms tissue and damages DNA. www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf Proposition 65 says if a product has methanol or formaldehyde it cant come into the State of California without a cancer warning. Why for all these years are aspartame products in California without that warning?
Here are summaries of two of the three aspartame studies, Ramazzini, that showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, passed down through the mother: There was so much formaldehyde the rats hair turned yellow!
DR. MORANDO SOFFRITTI, lead researcher on two groundbreaking long-term aspartame studies. He was recently honored at New Yorks Mt Sinai School of Medicine with the Irving J Selikoff Award For his outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial carcinogens and his promotion of independent scientific research. Reviewing his two impeccable aspartame studies. Dr. Soffritti explains:
The first ERF study (2005) was conducted on 1800 Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/per sex/per group) In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 5000, 2500, 100, 500, 20, 4, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight.
Treatment of the animals began at 8 weeks of age and continued until spontaneous death.
The results show that APM causes a statistically significant, dose-related increase of lymphomas/leukemias and malignant tumors of the renal pelvis in females and malignant tumors of
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