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Untamed Aspartame.

Any truth to this?

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      She is the Desk's barometer for all things Panic SPAM related. If she gets it, everybody has gotten it. The Desk answers her inquiries into whatever the panic of the week is, then it waits and watches. When the flagged SPAM shows up from another source, it's time to post it.

      The current one is about an artificial sweetener. It has been around the Net three or four times. And the Desk thinks it has already killed it at least once. But like sugar ants around the kitchen sink, no matter how many you wipe out, more find their way in.

      But evidently this one is only about three fourths HOAX.
      Yes some people are somewhat sensitive to Aspartame... but then again, some people are sensitive to cat hair too. And there are a few, like the Desk, who sneezes at every cat it sees.
      Put it this way, you can ingest too much of anything and make yourself sick. Moderation in all things is a very good rule to practice. If you chain smoke or drink sodapop one after the other or can't stop after the second cookie, maybe you need to practice self control instead of looking for a miracle cure.

      And it is quite possible that it may come out later that Aspartame does contribute to some diseases. Name something that Doesn't! But to blame it for everything from Gulf War Syndrome to Autism to toenail fungus is a bit too much don't you think.

Here's the last word on it from the Centers for Disease Control:

"In summary, currently available information, based on data with limitations as described in the report, indicates a wide variety of complaints that are generally of a mild nature. Although it may be that certain individuals have an unusual sensitivity to the product, these data do not provide evidence for the existence of serious, widespread, adverse health consequences attendant to the use of aspartame. Reported by Div of Nutrition, Center for Health Promotion and Education, CDC."

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Multiple forwarding headers with about 200 email addresses included has been deleted.

Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 9:57 AM
Subject: FW: Pretty scary!-from Laura
Pretty alarming if this is true...there are a few people we all know who should look into this...Laura, do you have Erin's email address to forward this to her?
Take care,

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. Shehadstomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walkingwas amajor chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she wasinso much pain. By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and musclebiopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors couldnot determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and sosick...she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, lifeinsurance, etc., in her oldest daughters name, and made sure that heryounger children were to be taken care of. She also wanted her last hooray,so she planned a trip to FL (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.On March 19th I called her to ask how her most recent testswent,and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believeshehad MS. I recalled an article a friend of mine E-mailed to me and I askedmy sister if she drank diet pop? She told me that she did. As a matter offact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment... I told her notto open it, and to stop drinking the diet pop!!! I E-mailed her thearticlemy friend, a lawyer, had sent.
My sister called me within 32 hours after our phoneconversationand told me she had stopped drinking the diet pop AND she couldwalk!!!!The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she surefelt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with thisarticle and would call me when she got home. Well, she called me, and saidher doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to findout if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind... In a nutshell shewas being poisoned by the Aspartame in the dietsoda... and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
When she got to FL March 22nd, all she had to take was onepill,and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her waytoa complete recovery... and she is walking!!! No wheelchair!!! This articlesaved her life If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label, DO NOT EVEN THINKABOUT IT!!! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTALCONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME," marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal', and'Spoonful.' In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that inthe United States 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis andsystemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin wascausing this to be rampant.
I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactlythatsubject I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When thetemperatureof this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F,the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde andthento formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid isthepoison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics,amongother conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many peoplewerebeing diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a deathsentence... methanol toxicity is!Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiplesclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Thevictimusually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. Heor she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such adegreethat it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patientswitsystemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when inreality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptomsdisappear.We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improvedmarkedly.
This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During alecture, 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 probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!"People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I have some ofthese symptoms. Is it reversible?" Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodasand be alert for Aspartame food labels! Many products are fortified withit!!!
This is a serious problem. Dr. Esparto (one of my speakers)remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during hisrecent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who wereheavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyondcoincidence!
Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered,multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makesyou crave carbohydrates. It is farmore likely to make you GAIN weight! These products also containformaldehyde, which storesin the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve "tissuespecimens." Many products we use every day contain this chemical but weSHOULD NOTstore 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 patientslost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found thatsome physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, infact, had symptoms caused byAspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control.Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that asparticacid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other aminoacids necessary for a good balance. Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier andit then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels ofbrain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks,uncontrollable anger and rage.
Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms innon-diabetics, as well. Documentation and observation also reveal thatthousands of children diagnosed with ADD and AHD have had completeturnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed fromtheir diet. So called "behavior modification prescription drugs" (Ritalinand others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED inthe first place! Most of these children were being "poisoned" on a dailybasis with the very foods that were"better for them than sugar."
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of palletsof diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the GulfWar, may be partially to blame for the well-know Gulf War Syndrome. Dr.Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, iftaken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children areespecially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be givenartificial sweeteners. There are many different case histories to relate ofchildren suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbancesdue to the use of NutraSweet.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince people thatAspartame is to blame for their child's illness. Stevia,which is a sweetherb, NOT A MANUFACTURED ADDITIVE, helps in the metabolism of sugar, whichwould be ideal for diabetics. It has now been approved as a dietarysupplement by the FDA. It is known that for many years the FDA outlawedthis "true sweet food," due to their loyalty to MONSANTO Chemical Company.
Books on this subject are available: EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THATKILLS written by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press 1-800-643-2665) AND:DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'SDISEASE -written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a diabetic specialist.
These two doctors will soon be posting a position paper with casehistories on the deadly effects of Aspartame on the Internet.
According tothe Conference of the American College ofPhysicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurologicaldiseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison." Herein lies thproblem: There were Congressional Hearings whenAspartame was included in 100 different products and strongobjection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, therehave been two subsequent hearings and still, nothing has been done.
Thedrug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Sadly, MONSANTO'S patenton Aspartame has EXPIRED!!There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain thisdeadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybodywants a "piece of the Aspartame pie." I assure you that MONSANTO, the creof Aspartame, knows how deadly it is. And isn't it ironic that MONSANTOfunds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the AmericanDietetic Association and the Conference of the American Collegeof Physicians? This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.
TheseAssociations cannot criticize any additives or convey their link toMONSANTO because they take money from the foodindustry and ar required to endorse their products.Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that wouldrequire label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especiallyregarding pregnant women, children and infants. The bill would alsoinstitute independent studies on the known dangers and the problemsexisting in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brainchemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms. The bill waskilled. It is known that the powerful drugand chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose thehounds of disease and deathon an unsuspecting and uninformed public.Well, you're informed now!!!! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!!!!Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.They have a right to know, too!

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