Posted: 06 Novermber 2008
From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2008 10:17 pm
Subject: Aspartame Call For Data By EFSA
DEAR European Food Safety Authority:
In reply to this request for information. First of all, I've already sent some but hadn't seen this list below. You will have to print out many of the reports but I will send URL's for them in this post.
1. Brain Function, including mood changes:
As you may know aspartame changes brain chemistry, and that's the big problem. There is an entire book written by a neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com that goes into what aspartame and MSG does to the brain, every assault. I just sent you a copy of a report on how aspartame causes crime: http://www.mpwhi.com/link_between_junk_food_and_violence.htm
The phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin triggers suicidal tendencies, bipolar, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, scizophrenia, mood swings, etc. To make matters worse aspartame interacts with ALL antidepressants because of damage to the mitochondria. I can't imagine any government that doesn't have the medical text on Aspartame Disease because it will have a chapter on each disease and will give you the mechanism by which aspartame triggers the particular disease. Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com It also has a chapter on drug interaction.
Here is Dr. Blaylock journal article from Medical Sentinel on Excitotoxins: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=980 An excitotoxin is a product that literally stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage. It's the aspartic acid in aspartame that is the excitotoxin. Here also is his article Here is his article on interaction: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=982
In this report Dr. Blaylock had entered into a discussion on aspartame with Lancet and this helps you understand its excitoneurotoxic affect on the brain: http://www.dorway.com/blaylanc.txt
It was Dr. John Olney who founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity when he did a study on aspartic acid, 40% of the aspartame molecule and found it caused lesions in the brains of mice. This is the reason that he tried to prevent approval of aspartame. He was particularly concerned about the effect of aspartame and MSG together on the brains of the fetus and the brains of our children. He said birth defects is a given. The FDA actually agreed with Dr. Olney who is one the most renowned neuroscientist in the world today. Here is the actual report, 49 pages that he presented to the Board of Inquiry of the FDA who revoked the petition for approval. The FDA was mainly concerned about the brain tumors and the fact aspartame couldn't be proven safe. http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc There are many studies done on aspartic acid by Dr. Olney. I may have time to have them scanned and can send them to you by tomorrow.
To help you understand why the two amino acids in aspartame are so deadly here is a report written on amino acid isolates regarding aspartame by James Bowen, M.D., physician and biochemist who has researched aspartame for over two decades and Arthur Evangelista who worked for the FDA: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_brain_damage.htm
A woman who recently received a Master's Degree, and did her thesis on how aspartame causes neurodegeneration, and the various neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and MS has done a lot of the research for you from reviewing studies, books and peer reviewed material by world experts on aspartame. I'll give you a link to her web site, Spice Crosby and you'll notice there is a chapter for each disease. I might mention Spice received all A's and worked on this thesis doing research for over a year. So its going to save you a lot of time and as the references from where the material was obtained. From a personal standpoint, this will help to educate anyone on how and why aspartame triggers these neurodegenerative diseases on a step by step basis. They explain how aspartame assaults the brain. http://spice-of-life.com/columns/thesis1.html
All these chapters on aspartame and neurodegenerative diseases really explain why they are so epidemic. You'll see one on Parkinson's, and then aspartame interacts with L-dopa and other Parkinson Rx. Parcopa actually has aspartame in it. Consider Michael Fox. You may have seen his violent reactions on TV, how his arms would swing out. He's a former Diet Pepsi spokesman that is addicted to aspartame.
There is one on Alzheimers and remember that memory loss is so prevalent in aspartame it's #9 on the FDA list of 92 symptoms: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf I have sent in previous correspondence regarding studies, 3 Greek studies. I was discussing one of them with Dr. H. J. Roberts and he said: "The demonstration that large conentrations of aspartame can influence acetylcholine metabolism in any model is important, especially relatrive to brain function. It has profound implications concerning the evolution of Alzheimers Disease as discussed in my text on this subject." His book is titled, Defense Against Alzheimer's Disease, http://www.sunsentpress.com and is a masterpiece.
I'll stop here regarding brain function but remember that aspartame completely destroys the brain. Searle did studies in 6 countries on people in poor villages where they wouldn't be missed and never published them. I happen to have the affidavit from the translator who did those studies and she said all these studies showed aspartame destroyed the brain. Some of the people died. It also showed aspartame destroys the central nervous system, hardens the synovial fluids, caused brain tumors and seizures. Admittedly they used a lot of aspartame but just the same these studies were only 18 months long and still triggered many brain tumors. There was one pregnant woman in the study who lost her baby, hemorrhaged and disappeared. I have the affidavit I can fax you if you need it. Maybe this will help you. Here is the abstract to the Norway Study that also showed aspartame destroys the brain: http://www.mpwhi.com/norway_study_on_aspartame.htm
2. Effects on satiation and appetite. There is an entire chapter on this in Dr. Roberts' medical text. There have been at least 3 studies that link diet drinks with obesity. The last one at the University of Minnesota. To help you understand why aspartame has caused an epidemic of obesity here is Dr. Sandra Cabot's paper, Aspartame Makes You Fatter:
ASPARTAME MAKES YOU FATTER!
Position Statement from Dr. Sandra Cabot
Mission Possible Australia
Posted: 22 July 2006
I have been a medical doctor for over 25 years and have clinical and research interests in the liver and metabolism. I have authored several best selling health books including the "Liver Cleansing Diet", "The Body Shaping Diet", "Don't Let Your Hormones Ruin Your Life", "Women's Health", "Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy" and I lecture internationally on these subjects. I have been consulted by thousands of patients with weight problems, hormonal imbalances, fatty liver, sluggish metabolism and chronic ill health. I have been an advocate and practitioner of nutritional methods of healing for 30 years. I regularly appear on national television and broadcast on many radio stations to educate people about the importance of a healthy liver in achieving good health and weight control!
In the interests of public health I am making a position statement concerning the use of the artificial sweetener called aspartame and sold most commonly under the names of NutraSweet and Equal. One must ask, "why do millions of people ingest a toxic chemical like aspartame everyday"? To me it appears ridiculous and I believe that it is because people have been brainwashed into thinking aspartame will keep their weight down and is good for health. It also shows me that we have lost touch with our own natural senses and instincts.
After having been consulted by thousands of overweight people suffering with problems concerning the liver and/or metabolism I can assure you that aspartame will not help you in any way, indeed it will help you to gain unwanted weight. This has been my experience, and there are logical reasons to explain the fattening and bloating effects of aspartame. When you ingest the toxic chemical aspartame it is absorbed from the intestines and passes immediately to the LIVER where it is taken inside the liver via the liver filter. The liver then breaks down or metabolizes aspartame to its toxic components - phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. This process requires a lot of energy from the liver which means there will be less energy remaining in the liver cells. This means the liver cells will have less energy for fat burning and metabolism, which will result in fat storing. Excess fat may build up inside the liver cells causing "fatty liver" and when this starts to occur it is extremely difficult to lose weight. In my vast experience any time that you overload the liver you will increase the tendency to gain weight easily.
Aspartame also causes weight gain by other mechanisms ---Causes unstable blood sugar levels, which increases the appetite and causes cravings for sweets/sugar. Thus it is particularly toxic for those with diabetes or epilepsy. Causes fluid retention giving the body a puffy and bloated appearance. This makes people look fatter than they are and increases cellulite.
To discover more about the liver look up my web site - http://www.liverdoctor.com, and to learn more about natural sugars that are better for the liver and weight, read my books "The Liver Cleansing Diet" and "Boost Your Energy". To order see your book store, or call Ten Speed Press or call 1-888-75-Liver
COMMENTS BY DR. BETTY MARTINI:
Also with regard to obesity and aspartame, the Trocho Study in Barcelona in l998 showed that the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol accumulates in the cells and damages DNA with most toxicity in the liver but substantial toxicity in the adipose tissue or fat cells. Further a recent epidemiological study by Sharon Fowler at the University of Texas in 2005 linked diet drinks with obesity.
In the Congressional Record, Senate, S - 5511, May 7, l985, and part of the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn, now American Beverage, is this Statement: "Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate-induced synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Wurtman affidavit). Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and this is part of the body's feedback system that helps limit consumption of carbohydrate to appropriate levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates." So as far as product liability is concerned you have companies marketing an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug to the population as a sugarfree diet product knowing full well this is causing obesity. They also know that aspartame is addictive and that the methanol component is classified as a narcotic. Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol causing chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain causing the addiction.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
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The three recent studies were on at the University of Minnesota, one in Boston and Sharon Fowler's study which I can email you.
3. Epidemiological data, including exposure data.
I have listed some studies that were epidemiological. Sharon Fowler's study that linked diet drinks with obesity was a 7 year epidemiological study. One that is needed is one on MS because is so prevalent. You might link to read this report: http://www.mpwhi.com/new_report_at_neurology_conference.htm In fact, when I lectured for the World Environmental Conference in 1995, Dr. Clarice Gaylord with the EPA said, "We have an epidemic of MS and lupus and can't identify the toxin." I said, "I'm Betty Martini of Mission Possible Intl and I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify the toxin as NutraSweet (aspartame). Because someone later put a report I wrote on 450 global networks and it made world news, people all over the world with MS were getting off the toxin and walking out of wheelchairs like Cori Brackett who made the aspartame documentary Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv She had one of the largest lesions ever diagnosed in an MS victim. Eight months off aspartame her large lesion all but disappeared. This was not the first case. Naturally the aspartame manufacturer at the time had the professional organizations defend them, and front groups tried to say it was a hoax but you can go to http://www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html and even read Dr. Gaylord's many conversations with me, even explaining why the EPA lied about the actual conference existing. However, you also see my invitation to speak so its easy to check out. But my point is in one of the conversations with Dr. Gaylord she mentioned she got her information from reports across the nation as to the epidemic. I knew it was epidemic because I've been taking the case histories for 17 years and as I get victims off aspartame their symptoms disappear unless they are too far gone. Aspartame can mimic MS but it also can precipitate it.
I would say lupus is about as epidemic as MS from aspartame. Again it can mimic lupus and I've seen cases were getting victims off aspartame and the symptoms just disappeared. On the other hand, if they aren't warned it can become life threatening. If it has precipitated lupus, I have found that when I get the victims off aspartame at least they become asymptomatic. Epidemiological studies are very much needed in these two cases and would confirm the extent of the epidemics.
4. Fertility and Reproduction:
First of all there was a Japanese study which showed aspartame causes infertility in men. It's an endocrine disrupting drug, stimulates prolactin and changes the menses causing infertility. Dr. Madelon Price who is a biochemist with incredible credentials and worked 38 years by the side of Dr. John Olney told me this as well: Betty--
I originally did research on aspartame because I was concerned about aspartic acid, one of the major breakdown products. Aspartic acid, like glutamic acid (mono sodium glutamate, MSG, Accent) readily passes from the blood into the circumventricular organs of the brain, one of which, the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus/ median eminence, controls outflow of hormones from the pituitary gland. Hormones such as prolactin, but even more importantly luteinizing hormone & growth hormone, control growth & sexual function. I was especially concerned because glutamate is on the FDA list of compounds that is essentially unregulated (GRAS list, generally regarded as safe) even though Dr. Olney has been trumpeting the harmful effects of MSG since the late 60's. Aspartate & glutamate are additive in their ability to harm the circumventricular organs. I showed (in rodents) that both amino acids freely enter the arcuate nucleus & ( at low dose) cause inappropriate release of hormones & at high dose actually destroy these regulatory neurons. That is why sexual dysfunction is associated with aspartame & MSG. If enough arcuate neurons are lost, that dysfunction is irreversible. Rodents that ingest high levels of aspartate or glutamate when young become infertile adults.
Secondly, aspartame triggers male sexual dysfunction. Here is one report by Dr. James Bowen: http://www.dorway.com/lostsex.txt
Dr. Bowen also wrote another report to show that aspartame destroys family from the first twinkle in a man's eye. It's really devastating because aspartame triggers male sexual dysfunction and ruins female response. So if a woman for instance is using aspartame she can't get pregnant because its an endocrine disrupting drug. If she gets off of it and gets pregnant aspartame triggers birth defects and mental retardation. It's a teratogen. Even if a baby is born that appears normal, it may have heinously damaged DNA for generations to come. Here is Dr. Bowen's paper, Aspartame Murders Infants: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_murders_infants.htm You will note that Dr. Bowen shows how aspartame violates the federal domestic genocide code. Also in paragraph 4 he explains exactly how aspartame triggers lupus.
Thirdly, here is the Report For Schools. Because aspartame has such an effect on the brains our children, it was necessary to try and get aspartame out of schools, so I asked the world experts to write new reports on how aspartame destroys the brains of our children, what it does to the fetus. At the end of this report you will see even a very indepth report from Feingold, the ADD people. Aspartame triggers ADD and ADHD. Today our children are medicated instead of educated. Also notice right at the end is Dr. John Olney's original study on aspartic acid when he founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity: http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm
Dr. Louis Elsas who was Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University, Genetics testified before Congress that aspartame is a teratogen and neurotoxin. He has impeccable credentials. You have no idea how many aspartame flunky's tried to get this off one website because its so damning and Dr. Elsas' credentials are so outstanding. I just recently added it to http://www.mpwhi.com When you read the report you have to click for the PDF file. http://www.mpwhi.com/louis_elsas_testifying_to_congress.htm
On the banners on http://www.mpwhi.com you will see two congressional records on aspartame. I suggest you read them and see how scientists and physicians spoke out against aspartame. The only ones who spoke for it were the professional organizations who are funded by the manufacturers of aspartame to push and defend them. The l987 congressional hearing is about 400 pages so we are scanning in the individual testimonies such as Dr. Elsas which I also have by video. So you can hear him say these things that the aspartame industry doesn't want you to know. You want the true facts, this is where you will get them.
5. Immunotoxicity and allergenicity.
I'm not sure the right word is allergenicity. As Dr. Blaylock says in a lecture: "Understand the reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide. Aspartame triggers polychemical sensitivity syndrome or MCS. So consequently victims who have gotten off aspartame can be chemically hypersensitive for life. We have to teach them they must go back to scratch and never use processed foods, ever again. It's unfortunate but you have to remember there is nothing that aspartame is useful for except killing rats, and it instantly kills fire ants. It's a deadly chemical poison and every component is a poison. Aspartic acid is an excitotoxin and stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage. The methyl ester in aspartame immediately becomes free methyl alcohol, which converts to formaldehyde and formic acid and causes metabolic acidosis. The 50% phenylalanine as an isolate is neurotoxic and floods the brain lowering the seizure threshold and depleting serotonin. The molecule breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent that triggered brain tumors in original studies. So if you have a molecule with poisonous components and poisonous breakdown products, it's a poison, so naturally with these deadly toxins the victim is going to become chemically hypersensitive. Not only do they complain about reacting to additives, and aspartame has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG, but also they react to genetically engineered foods. It's a very serious problem. In one case a man had been off aspartame for a year and ate a cookie that was made with aspartame. It caused him such tachycardia they had to stop his heart to save his life. So even though the word allergen is used and there is a chapter in Dr. Roberts medical text understand most reactions are toxic.
Aspartame triggers such things as urticaria or hives big time. It causes all types of rashes.
Aspartame destroys the immune system, that's why it causes such things as lupus, an autoimmune disease. Like Dr. Bowen explains, the ability of methyl alcohol/formaldehyde to create antigenicity, especially as combined in aspartame molecules is so great as to cause severe autoimmune reactions to the tissues deformed by formaldehyde polemerization, adduct formation. The immune system turns against the victim's tissues: Lupus."
Understand that methyl alcohol/formaldehyde is the strongest organic base in the living organism according to Dr. Bowen and is a polymerizing agent turning tissue into plastic. As the Trocho Study in Barcelona has shown, the formaldehyde embalms living tissue and damages DNA. When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity.
You can understand the MS issue. http://www.thetruthaboutstuff.com/review2.shtml There are so many articles by eminent physicians I would just check the web sites I list below.
6. Metabolic aspects and diabetes
Aspartame not only can precipitate diabetes but it also simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve from the free methyl alcohol converting to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. Dr. H. J. Roberts who wrote the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, is a diabetic specialist and was a member of the American Diabetic Assn for 35 years. He told me he finally got disgusted and quit. He wrote an abstract on aspartame diabetic reactors and they even refused to publish it because aspartame's manufacturer funds them. It was published in Clinical Research.
In 2004 the American Diabetes Assn had a Rico (racketeering) suit filed because they push aspartame with full knowledge that it can kill a diabetic. It's the free methyl alcohol that is causing diabetics to lose their limbs. While the ADA got out of it the filing goes down in history. When those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its an abomination. So now we have a global epidemic of diabetes and this is the reason.
One physician, Dr. Barua in India did publish the facts in the Diabetic Journal of India: http://www.dorway.com/barua.html
The study by Dr. Lyn Steffan linking diet soda with heart disease included the metabolic syndrome:
Meat, diet soda linked to heart disease: study (Reuters)
By Ed Stoddard Tue Jan 22, 7:26 PM ET
People who eat two or more servings of red meat a day are much more likely to develop conditions leading to heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.
Eating two or more servings of meat a day increases the risk of suffering from a cluster of risk factors known as metabolic syndrome by 25 percent compared to those who had only two servings of meat a week, the researchers reported in the journal Circulation.
The symptoms of metabolic syndrome include excessive fat around the waist, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
The study also found that diet soda consumption was linked to these elevated risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, echoing the findings of a study published in July.
"When we found that diet soda promoted risk we were surprised," said Dr. Lyn Steffen, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota.
"But then we thought about other behavior patterns," she added in a telephone interview.
"It may be associated with compensating for eating higher calorie food. People may say, 'I can eat this cookie because I am drinking this diet soda."'
Lots of meat, fried foods and diet soda add up to heart disease, the researchers said, and the conclusions add to a swelling body of evidence linking fast food with unhealthy lifestyles.
Steffen's team examined the diets of 9,514 people in a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In a departure from related studies, this one went into a detailed look at precisely what people were eating.
Most were aged 45 to 64.
Based on a 66-item food frequency questionnaire, the volunteers were categorized into two groups: those with a "western-pattern" diet, heavy on processed meat, fried foods, red meat; and a "prudent-pattern" diet with more fruit and vegetables, with small amounts of fish and poultry.
After nine years, nearly 40 percent of those involved developed three or more of the factors linked to metabolic syndrome, they wrote. This was clear even when smoking and exercise were factored in.
(Editing by Maggie Fox and Mohammad Zargham)
Note from Martini: The reason diet soda is linked to heart disease is that aspartame causes an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. Below are the medical reports.
Aspartame Induced Arrhythmias and Sudden Death by H. J. Roberts, M.D. http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm
Athlete Alert: Sudden Cardiac Death by Russell Blaylock, M.D. http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm
Sudden Cardiac Death and Aspartame (Martini) http://www.wnho.net/scdandaspartame.htm
Report by Dr. H. J. Roberts: Aspartame and Cardiac Symptoms and Interaction with Other Drugs
From: Betty Martini, email@example.com
Subject: Aspartame and Cardiac Symptoms, and interaction with other drugs by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
Statement of H. J. Roberts, M.D. Concerning Cardiac and CHEST Complaints Attributed to Aspartame (NUTRASWEET (R))
Many patients and correspondents have asked whether products containing aspartame can cause or aggravate symptoms relating to the heart, blood pressure and chest. Based on my experience, as detailed in multiple publications and books (see below), the answer is YES.
Hundreds of such instances have been documented in my database of over 950 aspartame reactors. There was dramatic improvement after avoiding aspartame, and a prompt and predictable recurrence of these problems when the patient resumed aspartame products ... knowingly or inadvertently.
ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHM
More than 120 individuals experienced a detectable change in their heart rate and rhythm after consuming aspartame - including gum and products that did not contain caffeine. This included "fluttering", (palpitations) and rapid heart action (tachycardia). A number had even undergone heart monitoring (Holter testing) and other studies, especially for the associated weakness and faint.
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 a day without a pacemaker; and there has been no recurrence.
This subject has obvious relevance to reports of unexplained sudden death in persons who had been consuming considerable aspartame.
Dozens of aspartame reactors without known hypertension were found to have elevation of their blood pressure - systolic, diastolic or both, Some were in their twenties. While aspartame products unequivocally cause headaches, the superimposed hypertension probably was a contributing factor.
Other patients who had been treated for hypertension could not be adequately controlled on their maintenance medication as long as they used aspartame. This reflects its interaction with various drugs. Aspartame originally devised as a drug to treat peptic ulcer.
The rapid heart action and the elevation of blood pressure presumably reflect the effects of phenylalanine (an aspartame component) and its metabolic products. They include dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine.
ATYPICAL CHEST PAIN
More than 50 aspartame reactors experienced unexplained pain in the chest. (Many others have atypical pain elsewhere in the body). A number underwent stress tests and coronary angioplasty for suspected coronary heart disease; they proved normal in the majority.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Over 70 aspartame reactors with "shortness of breath" promptly improved after abstaining from these products, and predictably suffered a recurrence on rechallenge. Clinical sleep apnea also dramaticallystopped in these patients when they avoided aspartame.
These issues are elaborated in my two books on the subject: ASPARTAME
(NUTRASWEET): IS IT SAFE? (Charles Press) and SWEET'NER DEAREST: http://www.sunsentpress.com
BITTERSWEET VIGNETTES ABOUT ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET(R))
Press, P. O. Box 17799
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
They are also summarized in an updated discussion on two cassettes, IS ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET(R)) SAFE? A MEDICAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND LEGAL OVERVIEW
Press, P. O. Box 17799
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
I have asserted in my publications, testimony to Congress and in letters to Congressmen and the FDA, that the current wholesale ingestion of aspartame products by over half the adult population constitutes an "imminent public health hazard." Yet this warning continues to be ignored by the medical profession and the FDA. This is particular concern for high risk groups, most notably patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia, pregnant 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 Phenylketonuria.
H. J. Roberts, M.D. (Dr. Roberts wrote this in 1998 and his data base grew so there are more cases) He has since written the medical text on the world epidemic of Aspartame Disease listed below.
Based on above reports was Heath Ledger's death caused by aspartame? This well known actor was found dead on Tuesday. He was reportedly using Ambien CR and Zoloft, and other drugs and he drank Diet Coke with aspartame. Here again you have to consider aspartame and the drug interaction as responsible for his death. Since sudden death is well documented caused by aspartame this should be taken into consideration during the investigation.
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com or 1-800-827-7991 Also: Protecting Mankind: One Physician's Quest.
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.russellblaylockmd.com Also Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life. "The Truth About Aspartame", CD, http://www.atavistik.com
Aspartame Documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv
"What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame" by Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
7. Cancer and genetic effect
I wrote a complete report on this issue sometime ago. This will give some of the URL's. http://www.mpwhi.com/project_recall_aspartame.htm
You are familiar with the prestigious Ramazzini Studies. This is a personal note from the heart. I don't have to tell you how upset the world was when EFSA tried to rebut this prestigious study peer reviewed by 7 world experts. The respiratory disease the rats had, as you know was discussed by Dr. M. Soffritti because respiratory disease is the dying process. We see the same thing on autopsies of people who die from aspartame over and over again. I see also that Dr. Koeter who finally put out a press release and admitted the ESFA was pressured by industry to highjack science has left. I'm asking you for the sake of the world not to let this happen again. EFSA doesn't owe Ajinomoto anything or any of the other aspartame manufacturers. Any relationship you men and women have had in the past or any loyalty should be discontinued. In 27 years aspartame disease has caused a global epidemic. Dr. Alemany in Barcelona after he did the Trocho Study said aspartame can kill 200 million people. I flew to Barcelona and discussed his study with him. The aspartame manufacturers doing what they usually do tried to assassinate his character and research funds were reduced. They are known for this modus operandi. They can't debate the issue because the facts prove basically almost all independent studies, peer reviewed show the problems. Usually the NutraSweet people just call prestigious doctors, and even myself, names. They can't keep rebutting studies because they have no basis to do so. They were able to get a deadly poison, an addictive one, on the market through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. They have spent all these years rebutting studies, intimidating the press, rejecting research funds (their research funding front group, ILSI), using front groups and funding professional organizations and prostitutes who will defend them. Think about a world left to your children or grandchildren. Do not let this happen again. There is no job and there is no amount of money that is worth the continuing poisoning of the world.
The FDA knew aspartame caused cancer before it was ever approved. Their own toxicologist admitted it to Congress in l985:
On August 1, l985 the FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress at least one of Searle's studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"
The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?" Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)
There were two FDA toxicologists on site during the original aspartame studies. The FDA asked for their indictment but both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team.
Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, the other FDA toxicologist, who even wrote a book against her own FDA titled: Eating May Be Hazardous to your Health, the case against additives, also testified before Congress and said basically all studies were built on a foundation of sand and should have been thrown out. All these safe studies the aspartame people tell about did not show safety. On the contrary they simply couldn't get a study to show safety and were caught red handed, why they wanted them indicted for fraud. Here is Dr. Verrett's testimony before Congress: http://www.mpwhi.com/j_verrett_testimony.pdf It's very long and detailed and I suggest you read it and understand you cannot do a study on aspartame and have it show safety. Dr. Ralph Walton did the research in 1996 for 60 Minutes regarding scientific peer reviewed research and funding: http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html
When the second Ramazzini Study was done it showed even a small amount of aspartame not only will cause cancer but can be passed on to the offspring if a woman uses aspartame during pregnancy and the baby survives. http://www.mpwhi.com/new_soffritti_study_on_aspartame.htm After this one 12 toxicologists petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_letter_to_FDAD.pdf
As Dr. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist, told Congress - without a shadow of a doubt - having to do with cancer. There is not even question. FDA knows it. Here is the New York Times article on the Ramazzini Study. Note what the FDA said when asked why they didn't ban it - they said because it will financially hurt the manufacturer. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/12/business/yourmoney/12sweet.html?ex=1297400400&en=f5f573accc334534&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss That shows FDA loyalty to the aspartame manufacturers. Do you think for one minute the aspartame manufacturers care about how many millions aspartame has killed and blinded? They have no conscience and deserve no loyalty, no pity and should be criminally prosecuted as Dr. Bowen told the FDA over two decades when he said it has caused mass poisoning of the world! http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt
End of call for data information.
I hope you are aware what happened with this last review. I flew to Brussells and met with the EU giving them all the damning information in person, and showing them the huge medical text, 1000 pages of diseases, symptoms and horrors by Dr. Roberts. I spent two hours with them and they were not the least interested in the damning information and did not even open the medical text. It was obvious to me what was intended, to delete all damning studies and information. I gave them Mark Gold's (Aspartame Toxicity Center) research on Monsanto's studies showing how they were flawed and what they did not to show the toxicity of aspartame. I asked them not to use these flawed studies. Instead they used them, left out Dr Roberts research, Dr. Monte's damning peer reviewed journal article on Aspartame and Methanol and the public health and other information. Instead they used industry's flawed research. Here is the rebuttal to that review and notice that OLAF, anti-fraud organization found there was no committee making the decision, just one person, probably an aspartame stooge. So, no more Scientific Committee on Food, now the EFSA. http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/scf2002.html
Don't think OLAF won't be looking again.
I have rooms of information on aspartame and I've probably heard at least 50,000 cases from the victims. Yes, Dr. Alemany was right, as I'm sure aspartame has killed 200 million people because of the neurodegenerative diseases and cancers, and remember aspartame is an abortifacient. Many women have lost as many as 8 babies. Multiply that around the world. We have operations in at least 39 nations all warning people off aspartame. Nobody has a motive but to save life. Nobody is paid.
I'll leave you with the words told to a friend's husband who worked for Monsanto the day he started. "As to aspartame, don't look at it, don't buy it, don't use it, don't bring it home, don't let your family use it, it's a poison and it causes Alzheimer's. We don't want our employees sick on it." This was many years ago and to show you the link to regulatory agencies Monsanto sent him to work for awhile with the FDA. He asked them why they didn't ban it since they know its poison and their reply was, "well, we approved it." Then they sent him to Searle. He came home one day and told his wife, "I quit, their research is negotiated, they pay for the result they want." You know from all this information I'm trying to help you. Now you help the world by this time using facts and truth.
Also check out the web sites. On http://www.dorway.com scoll down on the right side to miscellaneous and click on doctors speak out.
On http://www.mpwhi.com click on aspartame news. You'll get any kind of information including old articles and the entire history of aspartame.
The Aspartame Toxicity Center has a lot of technical reports, http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Request for Data on Aspartame
Based on available scientific evidence, there is broad agreement amongst food authorities throughout the world on the absence of adverse health effects caused by aspartame. Consequently, aspartame is allowed by regulatory authorities for a wide variety of food uses.
The former Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) of the European Commission gave a positive opinion on the use of aspartame in 1988 and since then it has been in common usage in Europe and world wide in a range of sugar free and low calorie food products. The SCF continued to review the use of aspartame and published a revised opinion in 2002, which concluded that there was no evidence to suggest a need to revise the outcome of their earlier risk assessment.
Thorough and independent scientific evaluation of available studies has not resulted in the need to reconsider the safety of aspartame. However there continues to be a certain level of public concern with respect to the risks of aspartame use in food.
EFSA and its Advisory Forum (AF) therefore agreed on the need for a consorted European-wide initiative to address in a comprehensive manner any remaining questions raised about the safety of aspartame for use in food. Preparation is underway to establish a meeting of National Experts on Aspartame to be held early in 2009. The preparation for this meeting includes the identification and thorough analysis of all new scientific evidence and other information available on aspartame since the last evaluation by the SCF in 2002. It further includes an analysis of reported adverse effects of aspartame in humans and the identification of possible gaps in previous safety assessments. As part of the review, possible limitations in current knowledge will be considered along with the preparation of options (including possible communication approaches) for an EU coordinated approach to address any issues identified.
Call for Data
The purpose of this call for data is to offer all stakeholders an opportunity to draw to the attention of the team preparing the meeting of National Experts any relevant documented information that may otherwise not be available to them through the published literature. Such information should, ideally, be in a published form. Other submissions will need to be as comprehensive as possible. While the team is particularly interested in data and information in the areas below, data and information on other aspects would also be welcome.
Areas of particular interest are:
Submissions should be sent to this e-mail address: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
See the mandate for the EFSA meeting of national experts on aspartame.
Scientific Committee and Advisory Forum Unit
European Food Safety Authority
Largo N. Palli 5/A, I-43100 Parma, Italy
tel: + 39 0521 036541
fax: +39 0521 0360541
Publication date: 25/09/2008