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The Evils of Aspartame-can mimic Lupus, MS, ADD, etc.

Oct 31, 2009 - 10 comments

I got this in an email and thought I'd share it.  I realized a few years ago that any artificial sweeteners made me feel sick and caused headaches.  This could be why.


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 e-mailed 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 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;
I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'Nutra Sweet,' '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 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.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
During a lecture, I said,
'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
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?'

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.

Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.
We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame.  
The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control.
Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.
Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage,
Manic depression,
Panic attacks,
Uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well.
Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.
Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!  

Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.
Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.  

There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem:
There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made co ncerning 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.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!
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!


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by tiredbuthappy, Oct 31, 2009
i worked with someone who realized that aspartame was causing her migrains (not in soda but in diet yogurt, i think)

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by Sunlit80, Nov 01, 2009
I knew Aspartame was bad, but had no idea it could be responsible for so many of my symptoms...

I do not consume a huge amount, but after reading your article I’ve managed to link: cravings, cramps, moodiness and lethargy with the times I consumed Aspartame! I’ve noticed if I chew too much Sugar-free gum, I tend to crave more sugar and carbs. Naturally I would then consume MORE sugar free gum thus the cycle perpetuates and eventually I begin to feel the aforementioned symptoms! Perhaps some are more sensitive and experience more severe symptoms, but personally, I’m cutting it out.

Thank you, Trudie XX

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by silver&gold, Nov 01, 2009
Thanks for posting this interesting article, I am a Diabetic and my sister has systemic Lupus. We will definately be reading food labels more carefully in the future and completely cutting out the diet soda. My sister suffers with terrible muscle and joint pain with the Lupus , its really worth trying out eliminating this substance from our diets.

Thanks again


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by Dazon50, Nov 01, 2009
Thank you for posting this.  It certainly is worth reading :-))))

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by gia0000000, Nov 03, 2009
good to stay away from it but check out this article on which provides some additional insight to the claim.

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by TrudieC, Nov 03, 2009
Hi Gia!  Nice to see you back on here!  Interesting.  I do think there is some cause for concern though.  It does make me feel unwell and I have seen other reports on it causing you to crave more food.  I hate that we have to mistrust everything we read these days.

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by TrudieC, Nov 03, 2009 just posted this today.  This one is reliable and allows you to make your own judgements:

.Are artificial sweeteners really safe?
Sugar alternatives are everywhere—but are they healthy, and do they actually help you lose weight?

By Lesley Young

Whether we’re counting calories or watching our sugar intake, many of us regularly consume artificial sweeteners. Found in fat-free yogurt, sugar-free gum and numerous “diet” foods, these compounds—which offer sugar’s sweetness without the calories—are hard to avoid.

The safety factor
But are they safe? Some that are used widely as table sugar substitutes (e.g., to sweeten coffee or tea) and as commercial food additives have been linked to cancer in animal studies. Yet no conclusive evidence shows they pose health risks to people, including pregnant women or children, say Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization.

Even the independent watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says the potential dangers are not as threatening as the obesity epidemic. But Michael Jacobson, executive director of the CSPI in Washington, D.C., says he has reviewed the studies and is not as convinced of sweetener safety. He would like governments to fund safety studies, rather than base their approval on industry research. “The risk of any individual getting cancer from sweeteners is tiny,” he says. “But when you multiply that tiny risk by millions of consumers, it becomes significant enough for governments to act. I think they’ve been lax.”

The weight loss connection
Do sweeteners help to promote weight loss? Maybe not. A study in the August 2008 issue of Obesity found that normal-weight participants who drank more than 21 cans of diet pop containing aspartame per week had over double the risk of becoming overweight than those who used no sweeteners. Sharon Fowler, one of the study’s authors and a faculty associate in clinical epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, says, “Artificial sweeteners have been associated with increased weight gain in rodents, and in two large studies, daily intake of diet sodas was linked with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome [a group of symptoms related to cardiovascular disease and diabetes].”

These findings have some experts concerned. Dr. Arya Sharma, who is chair of cardiovascular obesity research and management at the University of Alberta, tells his patients to avoid sweeteners and, instead, consume moderate amounts of sugar. (Health Canada advises limiting sugars to no more than 25 percent of calorie intake. Even less is better, say experts.)

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, contends that none of these studies has shown a causal relationship between sweeteners and obesity. Among the theories are a psychological effect—people replace the “saved” calories with high-fat foods—and a biological effect, where sweeteners “trick” the brain so people feel less satiated and consume more calories. But, says Freedhoff, “I will trade this not-yet-proven risk for the real risk of weight gain from high-caloric intake.”

Sweeteners can help control weight when consumed as part of a healthy diet, Health Canada tells us. However, substituting unhealthy foods that have sweeteners (such as candy and soda) for healthier ones (fruit and milk) can lead to problems such as heart disease and osteoporosis.

So eat a balanced diet, and if you want an artificial sweetener, choose wisely—a range of products is available as food manufacturers look for a balance between taste and stability.

Here are the most common sweeteners, some points that are in dispute and the bottom line on which ones are considered safe.

A table sweetener that can replace sugar in coffee or baking, and a food additive used in more than 4,000 foods and beverages.

Brand name Splenda
What’s it made of? Sucra­lose is derived from the reaction of sugar (sucrose) with chlorine.  
How safe is it? Governments and the CSPI found it passed all animal studies.
Verdict Safe.

A table sweetener, and an additive in desserts, chewing gum, soft drinks and cereals.

Brand names Equal and NutraSweet
What’s it made of? A synthetic derivative of a combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine.
How safe is it? People with the rare disorder phenyl­ketonuria (PKU) cannot metabolize phenylalanine, and should avoid it. Jacobson says animal studies done by the European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences showed an increased risk of leukemia and lymphoma. “It was pretty damning evidence.” However, Health Canada reviewed these studies and found serious flaws.
Verdict Probably safe for most people.

A new additive expected to replace aspartame over the next five years. In some chewing gums; not yet widely in use.

Brand name Neotame
What’s it made of? Aspartic acid and phenylalanine, similar to aspartame, but it is not broken down to phenylalanine so it’s not toxic to people with PKU.
How safe is it? Health Canada and the CSPI say animal and human studies have not found any safety concerns.
Verdict An alternative to aspartame, if desired.

A table sweetener and additive often combined with aspartame in diet sodas and gum.

Brand name Sunett
What’s it made of? A synthetic chemical, also called acesulfame potassium or acesulfame-K.
How safe is it? The CSPI contends that governments’ safety assessments were based on flawed animal studies in the 1970s. Nevertheless, these studies did show a cancer risk. Health Canada does not deny that the evidence of acesulfame’s safety is based on old data.
Verdict Avoid.

A table sweetener that’s sold in the restricted-access area of pharmacies.

Brand names Hermasetas and Sweet’N Low
What’s it made of? A chemical called benzoic sulfimide.
How safe is it? Shown to be carcinogenic in lab rats in the 1970s, and subsequently delisted as an additive in Canada. Health Canada contends that some recent studies show that the cancer in lab rats is not relevant to humans. It is considering re-listing. With regard to cancer, Jacobson says, “there’s no slam-dunk evidence for either side.”
Verdict Avoid for now.

A table sweetener that’s to be used only on the advice of a physician.

Brand name Sugar Twin
What’s it made of? A salt of cyclamic acid.
How safe is it? Banned as an additive since animal studies showed it causes bladder cancer. Health Canada allows its sale with a warning label.
Verdict Avoid.

A herbal alternative?
Drink makers are keen to sweeten sodas with stevia—a South American herb many times sweeter than sugar yet calorie free. In 2008, the FDA gave a green light to the stevia extract rebaudioside A, accepting industry research showing it is “generally recognized as safe.” However, CSPI’s Michael Jacobson says his group commissioned a review of safety data that found the extract may cause genetic mutations. Health Canada also takes a cautionary approach and doesn’t allow the sale of foods using stevia as a sweetener. The herb is available in health food stores.

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• 8 lower-sugar food swaps
• 4 sugary foods you should be avoiding

This article was originally titled "The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners," in the November/December 2009 issue of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience—and never miss an issue!—and make sure to check out what's new in the latest issue of Best Health.

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by gypsyflyer, Apr 05, 2013
I don't use it, never have and have many symptoms of MS....have for 30 years but now getting worse. It's in the chemtrails, I'm sure of it. Look up and see what they are doing.

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by gypsyflyer, Apr 05, 2013
We breathe it, time everyone fights this. Just a few doesn't work, we need many awakened ones to unite.

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by AutoSomething, Apr 06, 2013
My husband gets heart palpitations within 10 min of consuming aspartame

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