What you should know

Aspartame
, also marketed as Nutrasweet, Spoonful, Canderel and Equal as well as being a common additive in many foods and drinks (sometimes shown as the E number E951). Aspartame acts as a sugar replacement.
The EPA announced that there is an epidemic of Multiple Sclerosis and Systemic Lupus and they did not know what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the US. Scientists have now found the answer to this question - Aspartame.

ASPARTAME. In temperatures exceeding 86 degrees F. the wood alcohol in Aspartame converts to Formaldehyde, and then to Formic Acid. Patients with methanol toxicity caused by drinking 3-4 Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi per day, have been caused to have MS or Systemic Lupus symptoms. In Systemic Lupus and MS case triggers by Aspartame, the victim is unaware that Aspartame is the culprit but continued use, in the case of Lupus, can be life threatening. On stopping Aspartame these patients usually lose all or most of their symptoms. Unfortunately the disease cannot be reversed.

Symptoms of Aspartame Disease are: Fibromylagia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, cramps, vertigo, numbness in the legs, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, blindness and memory loss. Formaldehyde is classed with chemicals like Arsenic and Cyanide  DEADLY POISONS!
Kills as surely as the other two, only slower and causes all kinds of neurological problems. It changes the brain s chemistry and is a reason for severe seizures. According to the College of Physicians, the Phenylalanine in Aspartame depletes Serotonin, and causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence.

Aspartame is especially deadly for Diabetics, as it makes the food sugar level go out of control causing patients to suffer severe memory loss, coma and death. The memory loss is due to the fact that Aspartic Acid and Phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees . Aspartame disease is rampant in the US, and most probably in 90 other countries (Including the UK and most of Europe) where over 5000 products containing Aspartame are sold. Aspartame Disease could also be to blame for Gulf War Syndrome. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were stored and consumed in the heat of 120 degrees F (remember the heat liberates the methanol at 86 degrees F) Most Gulf War Syndrome symptoms are identical to Aspartame Poisoning. Dr. H. J. Roberts, world expert on Aspartame poisoning, says it also escalates Alzheimer s disease. Women as young as 30 are admitted to hospices with Alzheimer s disease! Dr Roberts also says that consuming Aspartame during conception can cause birth defects. According to Dr. Louis Elsas. Paediatrician Professor of Genetics the Phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta causing mental retardation. Another neurosurgeon said that when brain tumours were removed, high levels of Aspartame were found in them. Aspartame makes you crave carbohydrates, and stores in the fatty tissue, so even though it is used as a diet aid, it actually makes you FAT!

MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame (the largest G M food company) knows all about the dangers, they fund the American Diabetics Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. As proven in 1996, the American Diabetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore they cannot criticise MONSANTO. A bill that tried to warn people about the dangers of ASPARTAME, was killed off by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public. And that includes all of us here in the UK! - Having read this, would you trust MONSANTO S GM food?

So, if it s labelled Sugar Free   DON T HAVE IT!



Article from Positive Health magazine  July 1999

Aspartame - Not all Sweetness and Light

Many patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may in fact be suffering from some of the 92 already documented neurological symptoms now being attributed to methanol toxicity or Aspartame Disease , including fibromyalia, headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, numbness in the legs, blurred vision, slurred speech, depression and memory loss. In addition, an analysis of the incidence of brain tumours, carried out my Professor John Olney, Washington University, St Louis, USA, has demonstrated that there was an abrupt 10% increase in cases following the introduction of Aspartame in dry goods in 1981 and soft drinks in 1983.

Methanol, the toxin present in Aspartame, belongs to the same class of poisons as Cyanide and Arsenic. It is readily converted into formaldehyde and then into Formic Acid (the poison contained in the sting of Fire Ants) when subjected to prolonged storage of temperatures of 86 Degrees F or over in the body, this can result in metabolic acidosis and methanol toxicity affecting the brain, retina and nerves.

It is interesting to note that Aspartame is manufactured by the NutraSweet Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, who, it is believed, are fully aware of the dangers of their product. However, as Monsanto also funds the American Diabetics Association, the American Dietetic Association, Congress and the Conference of the American College of Physicians, there appears to be a conspiracy of silence with regard to the dangers of this artificial sweetener which is contained in over 5,000 sugar-free products sold under the brand names of NutraSweet, Canderel, Equal and Spoonful. (Also listed as E Number E951)
The general advice is to read the labels and avoid!


Useful links on this subject:


http://www.myelitis.org/tmic/archive/22/0294.html
http://www.members.tripod.com/~aspartame/doubt.htm
http://www.acponline.org/public/aspartame.htm

http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/blog/2012/10/04/the-sugar-trap-how-can-you-escape