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Article written by Betty Martini

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL
CONFERENCE on ASPARTAME: Marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,' and

In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an
epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, and they did not
understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United
I explained I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. When the
temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in
ASPARTAME coverts 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 multiple sclerosis; thus,
people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The
multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.
In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as
rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi
drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three
to four 12 oz. cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of
systemic lupus, which is triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does
not know that the aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use
aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life

When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually
become asymptotic. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse this disease. On the
other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis,
(when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the
symptoms disappear. We have seen cases where their vision has returned
and even their hearing has returned. This also applies to cases of tinnitus.
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, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred
speech, blurred vision, or memory loss, you probably have ASPARTAME
People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I've got this. Is it
reversible?" It is rampant. Some of the speakers at my lecture even were
suffering from these symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador
of Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is adding aspartame! He
continued by saying that one of the industry leader's son could no
longer walk due in part to product usage! We have a very serious

Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto, (one of my speakers) and myself
and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down
with MS?" During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her
friends, who were heavy Diet Coke drinkers, had all been diagnosed with
MS. This is beyond coincidence. Here is the problem. There were
Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was originally included as a
sweetener in 100 different products. Since this initial hearing, there
have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail.
Nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep
pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and

At the time of this first hearing, people were going blind. The methanol
in the Aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye.
Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as cyanide and
arsenic - DEADLY POISONS!!! Unfortunately, it just takes longer to
quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of
neurological problems.
Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe
seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine
what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
This drug also causes birth defects. There is absolutely no reason to
take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT! The Congressional record
said, "It makes you crave Carbohydrates and will make you FAT." Dr.
Roberts stated that when he got patients off aspartame, their average
weight loss was 19 pounds per person.

The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and
thighs. Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians
know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians
believe that they have patients with retinopathy, when in fact, it is
caused by the aspartame. The aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out
of control, causing many patients to go into a coma.
Unfortunately, many have died. People were telling us at the conference
of the American College of Physicians, that they had relatives that
switched from saccharin to an aspartame product and how that relative
had eventually gone into a coma.
Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control.
Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and
death. Memory loss is due the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine
are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found protein. Thus it goes
past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulates
the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying
degrees. Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled "EXCITOTOXINS: THE
TASTE THAT KILLS" Health Press 1-800-643-2665). Dr. H. J. Roberts,
diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also
(1-800-814-9800). Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning is
escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse
told me, women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's
Disease. Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper
with some case histories and will post it on the Internet.

According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We
are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this
deadly poison." Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when aspartame
was first marketed. He said, "His diabetic patients presented memory
loss, confusion, and severe vision loss." At the Conference of the
American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know.
They had wondered why seizures were rampant (the phenylalanine in
aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin,
which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence). Just
before the Conference, I received a fax from Norway, asking for a
possible antidote for this poison because they are experiencing so
many problems in their country. This "poison" is now available in 90
PLUS countries worldwide.

Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from
different nations who have pledged their help. We ask that you help too.
Print this article out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that
contains aspartame back to the store. Take the "NO ASPARTAME TEST" and
send us your case history.

I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly
it is. They fund the American Association, American Dietetic Association
Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The
New York Times, November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American
Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their
products. Therefore, they cannot criticize any additives or tell about
their link to MONSANTO.

How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on NutraSweet to get
off the product. The child was having grand mal seizures every day. The
mother called her physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not
to take the child off the NutraSweet. We are still trying to convince
the mother that the Aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get
someone off of aspartame, the seizures stop. If the baby dies, you know
whose fault it is, and what we are up against. There are 92 documented
symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all
neurological, because the aspartame destroys the nervous system.
Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the
mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and
other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the
consumption of Aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet
drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops. (Remember heat can
liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86 degrees F.) Diet drinks
sat in the 120 degree F Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets The
servicemen and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are
identical to aspartame poisoning. Dr. Roberts says consuming Aspartame
at the time of conception can cause birth defects."

According to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician and Professor of Genetics, at
Emory University, In his testimony before Congress. The phenylalanine
concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation. In the original
lab tests, animals developed brain tumors, phenylalanine breaks down
into DXP, a brain tumor agent.) When Dr. Espisto was lecturing on
aspartame, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "When
they remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of aspartame in
them." Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the
metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics, has now been
approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA for years, the FDA has
outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.

If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label - DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. Senator
Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants,
pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill
would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing
in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in
neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful
drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death
on an unsuspecting public. Since the Conference of the American College
of Physicians, we hope to have the help of several world leaders.

Again, please help us, too. There are a lot of people out there who must
be warned, please let them know this information.

Women's Cancer Resource Center
Laurie Moser, Assistant Director
1815 East 41st Street, Suite C
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3425
1-800-908-8544 or 612-729-049
The author, Betty Martini, can be reached at 770-242-2599.

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