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I'm not one for these sorts of scaremongering, junk emails but as its sugar related and about Aspartame I thought I would share it.

Sorry its a long post

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 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 an 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 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 re turned 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,
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.

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, Seizures, Depression, 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 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.

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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Quite frankly, any such information seems suspect to me. Anyone so vociferously anti-MONSANTO appears to have a bone to pick with them, and that automatically discredits the information in my eyes.

Everything in moderation ...
 

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Mike A
thank you for posting that, I was aware of this when my 1st son was born and have not allowed any of my 3 boys to have drinks/sweets which are "low sugar" and contain aspartame ie ribena . It does not make sense to me to feed them anything artificial!
Having said that I do believe in everything in moderation and I do not want to make them "wierd" about food so if they are offered drinks etc with aspartame in I do not jump onto the case I just let them have it but will not feed it to them myself.
Did you know how many places it pops up in? for example Walkers prawn cocktail crisps !!!!!!
and the rate of tumours in rats fed it is amazing!!!
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I've known about this for years, and it's nice to see someone else giving it an airing - it's utterly vile muck that shouldn't be allowed anywhere near foodstuffs. One of it's many deleterious effects is to affect brain chemistry in such a way as to increase hunger - if you're bored when waiting in a supermarket queue, I've found the correlation between the grossly obese and large bottle(s) of "diet" drink in the baskets to be remarkable .........:coolgleamA:

The other thing I find remarkable is that people don't appear to notice the horrible metallic "chemical" tang it imparts (I by mistake drank some "pop" containing it, and it took ages to rid myself of the taste)
 
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and why in related to bees section...:leaving:
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,
Cramps,
Vertigo,
Dizziness,
Headaches,
Tinnitus,
Joint pain,
Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!'

...are you sure these are not conditions that bees get when munching on crisps?!? :p
 

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"worthy of remark", because in my experience the two tend to go together, far more than one would expect as a random sample.......... (there has also been a lot of evidence to support the fact that far from aiding weight loss, it tends to cause the opposite......)
 
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I cant understand how anybody can drink diet drinks anyway....

Disgusting.....
When I was at school we were told that sugar gave you energy..

Remember the Mars Bar ads?
 
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"worthy of remark", because in my experience the two tend to go together, far more than one would expect as a random sample.......... (there has also been a lot of evidence to support the fact that far from aiding weight loss, it tends to cause the opposite......)
Dont get me wrong, I hate the taste of those diet drinks, and besides being a trifle portly myself would never touch them - but identifying a correlation with fat people buying diet drinks seems a tad unsurprising to me.
 

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"aspartame poisoning"

IMHO most if not all of the symptoms listed, including those experienced by sufferers of "fibromyalgia", can be simply put down to lack of vitamin D.
 

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Quite frankly, any such information seems suspect to me. Anyone so vociferously anti-MONSANTO appears to have a bone to pick with them, and that automatically discredits the information in my eyes.

Everything in moderation ...
You are spot on with the line everything in moderation, but I wasn't taking a punt at Monsanto but what the effects of Aspartame can do to a human body. A friend of mine drinks nothing else and often complains he has to go for another filling and he is always complaining about some ache or pain some where.

So before I posted it I had a look at Aspartame to see what has been written about it and its scary stuff.
 

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It's a classic "chicken and egg" thing - which came first? - were they porky and they're buying the diet drinks as a means to slim, or is it the Aspartame making it worse? - Whichever it is, the fact remains there's a VERY strong correlation between the two......... (and yes, I'm making an educated guess as to which came first .......)
While you're playing the "supermarket queue game", the other one is to spot the correlation between the basket full of junk food, and the fractious brats.....
(who are often presented with some junk food as a "reward" for their frightful behaviour the second it's been "swiped" by the cashier...........):coolgleamA:
 

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Please ignore future junk emails. They are at best nonsense and at worst scaremongering rubbish.

The science in that article is a joke. If you get an email which asks you to forward something simply delete!
 

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diet fatties

IMHO the porkers at the checkout queue are simply deluding themselves that 6 litres of diet pop a day is better for them whilst still demolishing piles and piles of crisps, pies and pizzas (which of course don't come with convenient "diet" labels). The large volumes of pop are of course necessary to wash down all the stodge.
 

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checkout i-spy

and don't forget about the tired looking bloke with a pint of milk, copies of zoo/nuts and enough ingredients to make 6+ kilos of honey fudge!
 

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I'd agree with you on most junk emails, but the evils of Aspartame, and the underhand finagling that has kept it on the market is a complete disgrace, and deserves a good airing. Like many products from multinationals, the only people who gain from it is the company and it's shareholders.
This isn't "news", it's been common knowledge for some years, but the power of the big companies and seductive advertising has enabled it's continued sale unabated.......
 
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Half the problem is likely to be that people have too much of one thing...........

Vitamins are good for you but not a bucket full every day.

Honey is good for you,, but what would happen if you ate a jar a day?

Tomato sauce was originally made as a health food,, but would you eat a bowl full of it?

30 years ago people didnt walk about with a can of drink in thier hand everywhere they went, or a bottle of water....taking little sips every 5 minutes.

Overheard lady at checkout refering to the amount of bottled water she had bought...... it was for a grandson,,, who "wont drink any other brand".
If it was up to me the old bottles would be refilled with tap water...

School meals,,,,, chips....never..... all food was cooked on the premises.... Cooked, not emptied out of a packet and heated.....

Need to lose weight? Stop eating so bloody much......Your stomach wont shrink if you are filling it with "diet" coke.
You either eat at meal times, or you pick during the day. Not both.
 

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Ketchup on prescription?

"Tomato sauce was originally made as a health food,, but would you eat a bowl full of it?"

I personally believe that given the proven benefit of lycopene in preventing cancer (prostate in particular), it is a public health disgrace that privatised hospital canteens, of all places, charge for tiny sachets rather than keep proper bottles on tables.

In many households ketchup is the nearest thing to getting one of your five-a-day on offer (until spuds are formally recognised as veg as is likely shortly).
 

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