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Is Diet Soda responsible for your MS or Lupus Diagnosis?

I got this email from somebody who has no idea I was diagnose with MS, and I feel I just have to share it with all of you, especially with the ones who can't get diagnosed with anything and have no lesions!!! It was much longer but I could only post 8000 characters it said, so I had to make it shorter...

Our former dental associate April Calton's father was  responsible for the
development of ASPARTAME.  He made a ton of  money.

> > > SWEET POISON  > > >

In  October of 2001, my sister  started getting very sick. She had  stomach  spasms and she was having a hard  time getting around.  Walking was a major  chore. It took everything she  had  just to get out of bed; she was in so much  pain.  By March 2002, she had  undergone  several tissue and muscle biopsies and was  on 24  various prescription  medications.  The doctors could not  determine  what was wrong with her.  She was in so much pain,  and so sick. She just knew  she was dying. She put her  house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc.,  in  her oldest daughter's  name, and made sure that her younger children were to be  taken  care of.   She also wanted her  last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically  in a  wheelchair) for March  22nd.  
   On March 19 I called  her to ask how  her most recent tests went, and she  said they  didn't find anything on the  test, but they believe she had MS.  I recalled an article  a friend of mine  emailed to me and I asked my sister  if she drank diet soda? She told me that  she did.  As a matter  of  fact, she was getting ready to crack one  open that  moment. I told her not to open  it, and to  stop drinking the diet soda! I  e-mailed her the article my friend, a  lawyer, had sent.  My  sister called me within 32 hours after our phone  conversation  and told  me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could  walk!  The muscle  spasms went away. She said she didn't  feel 100% but she  sure felt a lot better.  She told me she was  going to her doctor with this  article and would call me  when  she got home. Well, she called me  and said her  doctor was amazed! He is going to call all  of his  MS patients to find out if  they consumed artificial sweeteners  of  any kind.  In  a nutshell, she was  being poisoned by the Aspartame in the  diet  soda...and literally dying a slow  and miserable death.  When she got to  Florida March 22,  all she had to take was one pill, and  that  was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a   complete recovery. And she is  walking! No wheelchair! This  article saved her life.
    If  it says 'SUGAR  FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!  I  have spent several days  lecturing at the e WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL  CONFERENCE on ASPARTAME, marketed as  'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,'  and  'Spoonful.'  In the keynote address  by the EPA,  it was announced that in the United  States in 2001  there is an epidemic of  multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.   It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to  be  rampant. I  stood up and said that I was  there to lecture on exactly that  subject. I  will explain why Aspartame is  so dangerous: When the  temperature of this  sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the  wood  alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to  formaldehyde and then to formic  acid,  which in turn causes metabolic   acidosis. Formic  acid is the poison found  in the sting of fire ants. The  methanol  toxicity mimics, among other  conditions, multiple  sclerosis and systemic  lupus. Many people were be being diagnosed in  error.  Although multiple  sclerosis is not a death sentence,  Methanol toxicity is!    
  Systemic lupus has  become almost as  rampant as multiple sclerosis,  especially  with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi  drinkers.  The victim  usually does not  know that the Aspartame is the  culprit. He or  she continues its use; irritating  the lupus to such a degree that it  may become a life-threatening condition.  We have seen patients  with  systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off   diet sodas.  In cases of those  diagnosed with  Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms  disappear.    We've seen many cases  where vision loss returned  and hearing loss  improved markedly.  During  a lecture, I said, 'If you are using  ASPARTAME (NutraSweet,  Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia  symptoms, spasms, shooting  pains, numbness in your legs,  cramps, vertigo, dizziness,  headaches, tinnitus,  joint pain,  unexplainable depression,  anxiety attacks, slurred speech,  blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME  poisoning!' People were jumping up  during the lecture  saying, 'I have some of these  symptoms. Is  it reversible?' Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP  drinking diet  sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food  labels!  Many products are fortified  with it!  This is a serious  problem.  Dr. Espart (one of my  speakers)   remarked that so many people seem to be  symptomatic  for MS and during  his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse  stated  that six of her friends,   who were heavy Diet Coke  addicts, had all been  diagnosed with MS. This  is beyond  coincidence! Diet soda is NOT a  diet product! It is  a chemically altered, multiple  SODIUM  (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product  that actually makes  you crave  carbohydrates.  It is far more likely to  make  you GAIN  weight!  These products also  contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells,  particularly in  the hips and  thighs.  Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin  and is  used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.' Many products  we use every  day contain this  chemical but we SHOULD NOT store  it in our body!  Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his  lectures that once free of the 'diet  products' and with no  significant  increase in exercise; his patients lost an  average  of 19 pounds over a trial  period.  
        Herein lies the  problem: There  were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100  different  products  and strong objection was made concerning  its use. Since this  initial hearing,  there have been two  subsequent hearings, and still nothing has  been done. The  drug  and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.  
   There  are now over 5,000 products on the market  that contain this  deadly  chemical and there will be thousands more introduced.    Everybody wants a  'piece of the Aspartame pie.' I assure you that  MONSANTO, the creator of  Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.   And isn't it ironic  that MONSANTO  funds, among others, the American  Diabetes  Association, the American  Dietetic Association and the  Conference of the  American College of Physicians?    This has been recently  exposed in  the New York Times.   These  [organizations] cannot criticize any additives  or convey  their link  to MONSANTO because they take money from the food  industry and are required  to endorse their products.  Senator Howard  Metzenbaum wrote and  presented a bill that would require  label  warnings on products containing  Aspartame, especially  regarding pregnant  women, children and infants.   The bill  would also institute independent  studies on the known dangers and  the problems existing in the general population  regarding seizures,  changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.  The bill was  killed.  It is known that the  powerful drug  and chemical lobbies are responsible for  this,  letting loose the hounds of  disease and death on an  unsuspecting and > uninformed public. Well, you're  Informed now!  YOU  HAVE A RIGHT TO  KNOW!
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The MS Society took some trouble when the email quoted above began circulating almost 10 years ago to debunk it and to call this "information" "rabidly inaccurate and scandalously misinformative."

Anyway, SNOPES has done a good job of handling this one:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp
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It's amazing the email is still around, somebody wouldn't give up !!! I was hoping it wasn't true, love soda :O)  
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It is amazing the life these things have. And for what it's worth, I've never drunk any diet soda or had foods with aspartame. I'm pretty sure my grandmother, dx'd in the 1950s, didn't either. ;)

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When I began having the neuro symptoms I have 2 years ago, I read the same about asparatame and went off it for 2 years (am still off it). I badly hoped it was the cause of the numbness, weakness and symtpoms I have due to having MS. Being off of the artifical sweetner for 2 years had no effect on my MS symtpoms, but I did notice it greatly reduced the number of Migraines I was having at the time.
The CDC has determined that there is no scientific evidence that proves any of these claims about artifical sweetners.
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  It's kind of odd when I was going to my new doc at frist that was one of the things that he had ask me about, if I was drinking diet sodas with asparatame and I said yes I was then told to stop drinking it as it was a poison so I now drink just water for the most point but no change that I have seen from it has happened

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Thanks for sharing that.  It is amazing that there is so much of this kind of thing floating around.  These pronouncements really exploit people's vulnerabilities and desperation for answers.  If only the real answers were so simple.  

Anytime I receive something like this, written in that panicky, hysterical tone, I hit delete.  Lots of CAPS! and EXCLAMATION POINTS is my first CLUE!   lol

Show me the extensive, long term, controlled studies done by reputable institutions.  That's what I'm interested in.  And I don't necessarily always buy what they conclude either, but at least when there is evidence of some solid science behind certain claims, they are worthy of consideration.

As far as aspartame goes, like any unnatural substance, I'm sure it's better not to ingest it.  It has no nutritional value.  But I still drink my diet coke.  Down to 3 or 4 cans a week instead of 1 or 2 a day.  Oh, and coincidentally, I only started drinking it after my first MS symptoms surfaced.

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