Posted: 13 January 2010
(Department of Public Health)
1101 Market Street, 8th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dear Department of Public Health,
For sugar to cause diabetes there has to be a genetic or predisposition or other medical reasons that have direct relevance according to diabetic specialist, H. J. Robert, M.D. He wrote the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com, a 1000 page medical text that no Department of Public Health should be without. First of all aspartame (AminoSweet, Equal, NutraSweet, Neotame, Spoonful, Canderel, E 951, Benevia, etc.) is an addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug and adjuvant. It damages the mitochondria so interacts with drugs and vaccines. Without this medical text you would have no way of knowing.
What you do need to know is that aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy, destroys the optic nerve from the free methyl alcohol that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. The free methyl alcohol makes them lose limbs. Aspartame can kill a diabetic and has caused the epidemic. Aspartame also causes an irregular heart rhythm, and interacts with "all" cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. This is the reason so many athletes drop dead. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_sudden_death.htm
While too much sugar can cause obesity again its the aspartame that has caused the epidemic of obesity along with MSG. Aspartame makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm
It's the diet drinks that need labeling. Please find enclosed the Aspartame Resource Guide. I would also suggest Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. http://www.russellblaylockmd.com You should get the documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv and have every member of your health department see it. It will get diet drinks removed there and save lots of lives. Please get the correct information out, and make sure your health department is completely educated in the aspartame issue. Furthermore, there have been three Ramazzini Studies, one just recently which showed aspartame to causes liver and lung cancer. Because of the influence of the industry with the media and advertising you probably haven't even heard about it although its world breaking news. Here is the study: http://www.mpwhi.com/new_study_shows_aspartame_causes_cancer.htm
No soda is healthful but the diet soda is absolutely deadly. Look what it's caused as far as birth defects: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_causes_birth_defects.htm
A major problem is the addiction. The free methyl alcohol is classified as a narcotic. This causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain. This causes the addiction. Some say its harder to get off aspartame than it is cocaine.
Please see that this gets to the appropriate party. I have not been able to find an email address, but if we do it will be sent to other departments. Remember that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and even the late FDA toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross told congress it violated the Delaney Amendment because of the brain cancer in original studies. He said, therefore, no ADI should have been able to be set, and his last words will never be forgotten. "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public." To start with, how about the Philadelphia Department of Health. You can go a long way with helping with putting consumers first. Ajinomoto is now trying to get Advantame approved and Neotame is not labeled. Be warned.
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
At 04:21 PM 1/4/2011, Fred & Barbara Metzler wrote:
What these warnings would do is give some valuable information to consumers so that they can make decisions on their own...If they find out that there's 17 teaspoons of sugar in soda they might think, 'You know what, maybe I should drink water instead.'
- Julie Greenstein, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Warnings about diabetes and obesity could start popping up on soda cans, if a petition sent to the FDA this week gains any traction.
The Philadelphia Department of Health, along with numerous other organizations around the country, signed the letter urging the government to require health warnings on beverages with large amounts of sugar or other caloric sweeteners.
The organization spearheading the effort is the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Julie Greenstein with the group said it's by no means a cure for obesity, but it's a start.
"What these warnings would do is give some valuable information to consumers so that they can make decisions on their own," she said. "If they find out that there's 17 teaspoons of sugar in soda they might think, 'You know what, maybe I should drink water instead.'"
In 2005, the nutrition advocacy group could not persuade the FDA to endorse the labels. Greenstein said she hopes for better luck with the Obama administration.
Mark Schutta of the Rodebaugh Diabetes Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania said he sees too many patients whose health problems stem from excessive soda consumption.
"How's it going to hurt the overall health of the American population? The bottom line is, it's not. The only thing it can potentially hurt is the consumption of these drinks and the profit margin for soda manufacturers," he said. "This is just not something in the quantities that people are consuming these drinks, it's just not something that's good for anyone's health."
Schutta said kids as young as 1 are drinking up to seven ounces of soda a day.