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Posted: Dec 1 2004, 09:36 PM
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We as a people in this enlightened reality. Consume way more than we know!!! The thing that concernes me most is Aspartame! Have you people read about this stuff? Do you realy want Altzhiemer's (SP?) demensia, cancer? Ladies and gentelmen please stop using this SHIT!

Sorry PuPP! But i feel that strongly about it!

It is death in a bottle! There is NO consumable amount of this chemical that is safe! None! It is a RAT POISON, a Pesticide! Read about it!

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Im not sure what aspertame consists of entirely, i know it has the Natural amino acid Phenylalanine which is a precursor to phenethylamine. phenylalanine is sold in health food stores in 500 mg capsules. i believe theres another ingredient to though, what is it?

i dont know much about sucralose (Splenda) safty either... it does taste better lol...there are pages warning against it also. its a modified sugar, some of it is actually absorbable!!! a truly safe sugar alternative would not be absorbable at all, it would pass right through!

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Posted: Dec 1 2004, 10:10 PM
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I go to a chiroprachter and he told me that Splenda is sugar cut using bleach and that some of that bleach is actually still in with th e splenda left behind. WTF gives them the right to tell people to eat bleach? grrrrr.gif

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well its sugar with chorine sustituted on some of the groups, so to say "its cut with bleach" isnt accurate at all but a funny way of saying that chlorine is used in the subsititution

salt is sodium choride. so using the same logic, one could say "table salt is cut with bleach"

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I've read that we can thank ole Donald Rumsfeld for ensuring that Aspartame became part of Americans diets.

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From Flyer...

Warning! NutraSweet is a Neurotoxin

In May 1992, the official U.S. Air Force Magazine, Flying Safety explained: "In pregnancy the effects of aspartame can be passed directly to the fetus, even in very small doses. People have suffered aspartame-related disorders with doses as small as that carried in a single stick of chewing gum. This could mean a pilot who drinks diet sodas is more susceptible to flicker vertigo or to flicker-induced epileptic activity. It also means that all pilots are potential victims of sudden memory loss, dizziness during instrument flight and gradual loss of vision." Aspartame is sold by Monsanto Chemical Co. as NutraSweet and EQUAL, and now under other names by other producers.

Pilots have experienced grand mal seizures in the cockpits of commercial airline flights and have lost their medical certification to fly, and three have died this year from aspartame. FDA has received more than 10,000 consumer complaints on NutraPoison, that's 80% of all complaints about food additives. Still FDA remains comatose and has done nothing to alert the public, who assume that since it's so highly advertised, it must be as safe as mother's milk. The FDA consistently approves killer drugs as OMNI Magazine reported: "51% of FDA approved drugs have serious risks and could cause adverse reactions that lead to severe or permanent disability of death" [MAY '94]

The CDC, Johns Hopkins University and the New Jersey School of Medicine estimates that 80-120,000 Americans die from prescription drugs each year. This atrocity has everything to do with money and nothing to do with public health. Monsanto reaps at least a billion annually from its Aspartame toxic bonanza. This can and does buy a lot of bureaucrats! Does FDA mean FATAL DRUGS ALLOWED? FDA works for industry, not citizens. Ronald Reagan's FDA head Arthur Hayes overruled his own board of inquiry to approve NutraSweet, then hired on with their public relations firm. Federal attorney Sam Skinner was assigned to prosecute the G. D. Searle Co. For the fraudulent tests they used get this poison approved, but Sam switched sides and went to work for Searle's lawyers and the case died when the feds let the statute of limitations run out. [Monsanto acquired Searle, original producer of NutraSweet]


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Tone, you asked about the ingredients of Aspartame

‘Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: Aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.’


‘When a human consumes "Nutra-Sweet", it breaks down above 85° not only into its constituent amino acids, but into methanol, which further breaks down into formaldehyde, which is carcinogenic[8] and very toxic, as well as formic acid and a brain tumor agent called diketopiperazine (DKP)’

‘…the methanol content of aspartame is 1,000 times greater than most foods under FDA control. Furthermore, the methanol in aspartame is "free methanol", which is never found in nature. Methanol in nature is always accompanied by ethanol and other compounds which mitigate the methanol when introduced into the body.’

‘..soft drinks stored in elevated temperatures promoted more rapid deterioration of aspartame into poisonous methyl alcohol (methanol)’

‘Aspartic acid is an amino acid. Taken in its free form (unbound to proteins) it significantly raises the blood plasma level of aspartate and glutamate’

‘Aspartate and glutamate act as neurotransmitters in the brain by facilitating the transmission of information from neuron to neuron. Too much aspartate or glutamate in the brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into the cells. The neural cell damage that can be caused by excessive aspartate and glutamate is why they are referred to as "excitotoxins." They "excite" or stimulate the neural cells to death.’


‘In 1989, the FDA received over 4,000 complaints from people who described adverse reactions. Because the FDA conveniently lists aspartame as a "food additive", it removes the legal requirement for adverse effect reporting to any Federal agency and the necessity for safety monitoring processes. Research also indicates that aspartame, when combined with glutamine products (such as MSG, widely used in foods) increase the likelihood of brain damage occurring in children.’


‘The chemical nature of aspartame was also shown to defeat its own alleged "purpose" as a "diet aid", since high doses instill a craving for calorie-laden carbohydrates. Then, the aspartame-carbohydrate combination further increases the effect of aspartame on the brain’

‘When aspartame is ingested with carbohydrates, such as having a sandwich with a diet drink, aspartame causes the brain to cease production of serotonin, meaning that the feeling of having had enough never materializes. You then eat more foods, many containing aspartame, and the cycle continues.’


‘The symptoms of aspartame intoxication include severe headaches, nausea, vertigo, insomina, loss of control of limbs, blurred vision, blindness, memory loss, slurred speech, mild to severe depression often reaching suicidal levels, hyperactivity, gastrointestinal disorders, seizures, skin lesions, rashes, anxiety attacks, muscle and joint pain, numbness, mood changes, loss of energy, menstrual cramps out of cycle, hearing loss or ringing in the ears, loss or change of taste, and symptoms similar to those in a heart attack. In addition, aspartic acid chelates (combines) with chromium - which is a necessary element for proper operation of the thyroid gland. People who consume large quantities of aspartame may end up with a false diagnosis of Graves disease and suffer allopathic irradiation of their thyroid gland for no reason.’

Aspartame - History of fraud and deception

Aspartame: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Aspartame Is By Far, the Most Dangerous Substance On the Market That Is Added To Foods

Aspartame Disease: An FDA-Approved Epidemic

Sweet Misery: The Horrors of Aspartame Revealed in Documentary

‘Dr Russell L. Blaylock, a professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi, is one of many scientists and physicians who are concerned about excitatory amino acid damage caused by ingestion of aspartame and MSG. A few of the many experts who have spoken out against the damage being caused by aspartate and glutamate include Adrienne Samuels, Ph.D., an experimental psychologist specializing in research design. Another is Olney, a professor in the department of psychiatry, School of Medicine, Washington University, a neuroscientist and researcher, and one of the world's foremost authorities on excitotoxins. (He informed Searle in 1971 that aspartic acid caused holes in the brain of mice.)’

This shows how much our governments care. GREENSKULL.GIF

To quote MikmaqsMate ‘Ladies and gentlemen please stop using this SHIT!’


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Sorry PuPP it's a habit I have. Caring, that is!

Without Fear. That is what i expected! Research! Let people read the pros and cons! The inteligent will make a choice! The rest will follow the butt of the Sheep in front of them! Prehapse the info you posted will allow people to think!

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Yo Mik, I know ya care, else you'd be watching that new reality tv show right now.

You know the one where they set a human free in the desert and then 25 guys on ATVs hunt the human down using rock slings.

Excellant info WF, thanks!

I've been fortunate to have always disliked the taste of all of that Sweet N Low crap and have never used it.

But get the word out.

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PuPP, you gave an extensive list of what is/has been going wrong with our environment. Let me add to the list:

Babies born with all sorts of deformities.

Hormonal dysfuntion (Women shortly to be offered testosterone patches - men have already been offered Viagara.)

Cancers prevalent.

Brain dysfunction (Tumors, Alzheimer's, chemical imbalances)

Heart problems.

Digestive and Bowel disturbances.

The cause of all on your list and mine is the contamination of our life-sustaining food, air, and water. Until we can oust those responsible for the changes in our environment and get the new technologies in place that will clean up this mess, our situation will only worsen. In the mean time, we are being challenged on a daily basis to choose only those things, on a personal level, with the least chemical contamination to even stay alive, mentally alert, and verticle. We can no longer trust the "scientists" to our well being as we are being lied to at every turn...for money.



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BJ, all that just came off the top of my head.

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Another Aspartame Nightmare
Poisoned By Love: My Story
By Tasha
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I've never been the perfect attendance type. I'll cut a class here to go to the mall or there to catch up on my sleep. Even in high school I was known for my get-to-school-sometime-during-second-period routine. Last fall, however, all my years of fake flu and forged notes from mom came back to haunt me I actually got sick. Really sick.
It was sometime in late October that my legs started bothering me. At first I didn't pay any attention to it. I was working up to 12-hour shifts at a pizza place and assumed my sore legs were just a byproduct of that. After a while though, the pain got to the point where my legs hurt on my days off and I had to lean against the make-table in order to support myself while I cooked. I started having severe headaches around this time as well. Some days, I would pull the blinds in my bedroom and sleep for hours just to get away from the throbbing behind my skull.
These naps were the highlight of my day for months. In fact, some days, these naps were the only sleep I got. Not to mention, they cured the headaches, backaches (which I've been prone to since I spent a summer in a body cast when I was eight, but had grown more severe that fall), nausea, and unyielding depression I was experiencing. Unfortunately, most of these naps took place in the middle of the day when I was supposed to be in school.
By this point, most people would have already gone to the doctor's. I, however, have an irrational fear of both doctors and needles. Not needles, necessarily, but having blood drawn - and I knew they were going to have to draw blood to get to the bottom of my symptoms. So I didn't go to the doctor. Until, that is, one day I stood to get out of bed and my legs collapsed under me. I fell back onto the bed, and found myself too weak to stand up again. Being in the midst of a "The Cure" like depression, I thought for sure I was dying and happily fell back asleep. I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I woke up a few hours later.
The next day I called the doctor's office and made an appointment. At the exam, I told the doctor my symptoms and she told me it might be Lyme Disease, Mononucleosis, Lupus the list went on, which meant that she didn't know what was wrong with me. As she was leaving the room she noticed me grab my Diet Coke and take a swig.
"How much do you drink of that a day?" she asked.
"Um, probably seven to eight cans a day." I replied.
"You might want to cut down on that," she started, coming back in the room "I just read an article about aspartame being bad for you. In fact, the symptoms it described sound quite a bit like yours."
At my follow-up appointment, I learned that I wasn't dying. Everything came back negative. The doctor admitted she really didn't know what was wrong with me, but to stop drinking my beloved Diet Coke or anything with aspartame in it. This was easier said than done. For the first week, my headaches were even worse than before and I still couldn't sleep (I had replaced my Diet Coke with coffee). My legs still hurt, my back still hurt, I was still nauseated, and I was still miserable. After a couple of weeks, though, my pain started to die down a little. By the end of January, I felt fine.
My parents and friends had always told me all that soda I drank was bad for me; who knew they were right?
Getting to the Bottom of Things?
Still disbelieving it was my precious Diet Coke hurting me, I did some research on Aspartame. It turns out that aspartame breaks down into methanol (a.k.a. wood alcohol a.k.a. that moonshine that makes you go blind). Methanol quickly turns into Formaldehyde (what they embalm bodies with) once in the body.(1) I felt so betrayed.
I also learned that my symptoms did indeed match up with those common to aspartame poisoning - arthritic and joint pain, chronic fatigue, depression, memory loss, severe anxiety attacks, and menstrual problems are listed as some of the lesser symptoms. Apparently I got lucky: memory loss, vision damage and loss, tingling in the extremities, slurring of speech symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis, worsening of Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's tremors, uterine polyps, and Brain Cancer are also linked to aspartame poisoning.(2)
Now that I was convinced that aspartame was causing my illness, I got angry. I wanted to know how something so dangerous came to be and why it was on the market. According to Mark D. Gold's article in Nexus Magazine, the story of aspartame goes a little something like this: "Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965, when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries." (THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS)3
Why is aspartame on the market? Anti-aspartame sources agree it's all politics and money. Gold explains,
"The FDA and the manufacturers of aspartame have had a revolving door of employment for many years. In addition to the FDA Commissioner and two US Attorneys leaving to take positions with companies connected with G.D. Searle, four other FDA officials connected with the approval of aspartame took positions connected with the NutraSweet industry between 1979 and 1982 including the Deputy FDA Commissioner, the Special Assistant to the FDA Commissioner, the Associate Director of the Bureau of Foods and Toxicology and the Attorney involved with the Public Board of Inquiry.
It is important to realize that this type of revolving-door activity has been going on for decades. The Townsend Letter for Doctors (11/92) reported on a study revealing that 37 of 49 top FDA officials who left the FDA took positions with companies they had regulated. They also reported that over 150 FDA officials owned stock in drug companies they were assigned to manage. Many organizations and universities receive large sums of money from companies connected to the NutraSweet Association, a group of companies promoting the use of aspartame. In January 1993, the American Dietetic Association received a US$75,000 grant from the NutraSweet Company. The American Dietetic Association has stated that the NutraSweet Company writes their "Facts" sheets.(3)
Many other "independent" organizations and researchers receive large sums of money from the manufacturers of aspartame. The American Diabetes Association has received a large amount of money from NutraSweet, including money to run a cooking school in Chicago (presumably to teach diabetes how to use NutraSweet in their cooking)."(3)
If you don't buy into the idea of aspartame being poisonous, you are not alone. There are plenty of sites on the Internet stating, "aspartame is safe", including the Aspartame Information Center.4 In addition to Aspartame's PR site, the FDA, the AMA (American Medical Assoc.), and the ADA (American Diabetics Association) have all recently come out to say that Aspartame is perfectly safe and that all this information is part of an Internet hoax. The hoax in question started with an article written by either Nancy Markle (as it is attributed to) or Betty Martini (the rumored, actual author).(5) Of course, Gold contends that the only reason these reputable organizations have come out to say that aspartame is safe is because they were paid to do so. There is so much conflicting information about aspartame out there that it is hard to tell what the truth behind aspartame is - even for me, a supposed victim of aspartame poisoning.
If you have your doubts about aspartame's safety, your best bet is to check with your doctor. In theory they will have more information (and more medical knowledge to weight the information with) on the subject. If you are a believer, and want to cut aspartame out of your diet, these are some foods to avoid:
- instant breakfasts
- breath mints
- cereals
- sugar-free chewing gum
- cocoa mixes
- coffee beverages
- frozen desserts
- gelatin desserts
- juice beverages
- laxatives
- multivitamins
- milk drinks
- pharmaceuticals and supplements
- shake mixes
- soft drinks
- tabletop sweeteners
- tea beverages
- instant teas and coffees
- topping mixes
- wine coolers
- yogurt
Rare are Internet sites with "detox" information (such as "Dorway to Recovery"(6) And if kicking that Diet Coke habit was really hard for you, you can find information on support groups at the Aspartame Victims Support Group's web site. (7)
It is important to note that I am not a doctor. This is my story, however, and I've told you what I have come to believe was what was wrong with me and how I found relief. If you think you may have aspartame poisoning, go to your doctor. If you have any of the symptoms that I've talked about, regardless of whether you eat foods containing aspartame, go to your doctor!
(1) Aspartame ( Nutrasweet ) Toxicity Information Center
(2) Aspartame Is Dangerous For Everyone
(3) Mark Gold. THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. Nexus Magazine, Volume 2, #28 (Oct-Nov '95) and Volume 3, #1 (Dec '95-Jan '96).
(4) The Aspartame Information Center
(5) David Emery. Aspartame Warning. (Martini note:Told for years to stop putting out hoax info, including from a former asst to US Attorney, Ed Johnson, Emery continues. Who pays him? He has seen the confirming information of World Environmental Conference on including invitation to speak.)
(6) "Dorway to Recovery"
(7) Aspartame Victims Support Group
From Betty Martini - also see and click on aspartame for new updates. Movie on aspartame, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, form on web site or contact
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SEAFORD residents were invited to watch a DVD relating to health issues last Friday (Jan 21).

Kim and Peter Dixon held the evening at St Thomas More Church Hall to portray the dangers of a sweetener, called aspartame, through the film Sweet Misery — A Poisoned World.

Aspartame can be consumed in a number of ways, through low-calorie drinks, diabetic food or weight loss products.
The Dixons have taken an interest in the sweetener after Peter did some research into the topic.

After cutting it from his diet drinks he found that he no longer suffered from headaches in the mornings and stomach related problems.

Speaking of her husband's diet, Kim said, 'The only common factor in the change in diet was the fact that he wasn't drinking diet drinks containing aspartame anymore and has now eliminated aspartame from his diet completely.

'Just recently he had a dessert and about half an hour later received a bad headache. When we looked at the packaging we realised it contained aspartame. Aspartame, when broken down in our bodies, produces methanol or wood alcohol and that's a poison!'

Peter, an air traffic controller at Gatwick, said, 'If aspartame is so safe, why was it necessary to bring it in fraudulently? It was never tested in this country.'
The DVD included a number of stories from other 'sufferers' and contributions and evidence from doctors.

As well as being keen to highlight the symptoms of taking aspartame, which include tiredness, menstrual problems and panic attacks, Kim and Peter also want to make people aware of the side effects of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), another additive used in foods.

The pair were shocked by one doctor's findings. Kim said, 'MSG is particularly hazardous to health because it causes the brain cells to get too excited and burn out. Dr Blaylock, who dedicated all his research and time into studying the problems with aspartame and MSG, explains this in the DVD, Sweet Misery, he calls them 'excitoxins'.

'It causes irreversible holes in the brain! This was found out when they studied the results from feeding this substance to mice in controlled experiments. Why are this dangerous substances allowed in our foods?'

Anybody who missed out on the screening and would like to know more about aspartame can contact Kim or Peter on 491151.

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Aspartame Interacts With ALL Drugs Vaccines And Toxins
FDA Put On Notice
From Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.

Who knows more about the toxicity of aspartame than the FDA. Their toxicologists, Doctors Adrian Gross and Jacqueline Verrett strenuously objected to aspartame approval for 16 years. It wasn't just that aspartame is not safe and in original studies triggered brain tumors, seizures and all sorts of other tumors, it was that the manufacturer filtered out what they didn't want FDA to see.
(January 10, l977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for "apparent violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C.331(e), Act 18 USC 1001, for "their willful and knowing failure to make reports to the Food and Drug Administration required by the Act 21, U.S.C. 355 (i) and for concealing material facts and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of (aspartame)," The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters. ) Both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Still the FDA kept saying loudly no - no - no!
FDA's Jerome Bressler wrote the brilliant FDA audit, the Bressler Report on in regard to Searle's testing. In speaking with Bressler he told me personally the studies were so bad the worst 20% was removed by FDA when retyped. He also told this to Doctors H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock. Dr. Roberts asked his congressman to get the rest of the report from the FDA who promptly refused.
In the incredible aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World, from the very mouth of Attorney James Turner who assisted the famed Dr. John Olney in trying to prevent approval came mind boggling facts! Don Rumsfeld, currently Secretary of Defense, was CEO of Searle and said he would call in his markers and get aspartame approved. To Rumsfeld the fact the FDA said "no" meant only he would have to use politics instead of science to get this neurotoxin approved, knowing full well it would poison the public, causing in humans the injuries seen in lab animals, brain tumors and seizures. He was on Reagan's transition team and the day after Reagan took office Arthur Hull Hayes was appointed to approve this toxin, since no former FDA Commissioner had been willing to do so.
President Reagan knew it would take 30 days to get Hayes to FDA so he wrote an executive order making the outgoing FDA Commissioner powerless to oppose aspartame. From the congressional record, Senate, page S5497, May 7, l985:
"Two FDA officials have told Common Cause Magazine that Hayes was determined to push aspartame forward, in part as a signal that the Reagan administration was ushering in a new regulatory era. One official privy to some of the deliberations made at Hayes' level says the "people at the top" were not receptive to important concerns raised about the quality and validity of some of the key tests submitted in support of aspartame."
"There were real questions" about the reliability and interpretation of the data "that were glossed over" at the commissioner's level, this official says, adding that Hayes and his close associates wanted FDA scientists to concentrate on providing rationales for overturning the l980 Public Board of Inquiry instead of focusing on the fact that there were unresolved issues about a number of key tests."
John Hoey, M.D. in reviewing Marcia Angell's book, "The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It" (10/7/2004) says:
"By Angell's account, the current slide toward the commercialization and corruption of clinical research coincided with the election of President Ronald Reagan in l980 and the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, a new set of laws that permitted and encouraged universities and small businesses to patent discoveries from research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Research paid for by the public to serve the public instantly became a private and salable, good, one that is producing drug sales of more than $200 billion a year."
Further, Dr. Hoey in discussing research commercialization said: "The broader effects are felt in the commercialization of universities, medical faculties, and our profession. In 2000, in a letter written in response to Angell's Journal editorial, Is Academic Medicine for Sale?" a reader supplied the answer: No. The current owner is very happy with it. The increasing intrusion of industry into medical education and the almost complete domination of continuing medical education (especially regarding drugs) by the marketing departments of large pharmaceutical companies are a scandal."
When Arthur Hull Hayes got to the FDA a Board of Inquiry was set up with the finest scientists FDA had. They declared: " ..the Board concludes that approval of aspartame for use in foods should be withheld at least until the question concerning its possible oncogenic potential has been resolved by further experiments. The Board has not been presented with proof of a reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive under its intended conditions of use. "
"ORDER: The foregoing constitutes the Board's findings of fact and conclusions of law. Therefore, it is ORDERED that: (1) Approval of the food additive petition for aspartame (FAP 3A2885) be and it is hereby withdrawn. (2) The stay of the effectiveness of the regulation for aspartame, 21 CFR 172.804, is hereby vacated and the regulation revoked."
--- This PBOI report on 9/3/80 was signed by Walle J. H. Nauta, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman, Peter W. Lampert, M.D., and Vernon R. Young, Ph.D., Member
Dr. Hayes wouldn't take "no" because he was there to get aspartame approved. As the Congressional Record continues, Senate, S5497, May 7, l985: "Hayes decisions to approve aspartame for use in dry foods such as cereals in l981 and soft drinks in l983 does not square with the role of the FDA is supposed to play. The FDA is the government agency that reviews and approves all tests submitted by companies before allowing food additives on the market. The law requires a manufacturer - in this case Searle - to prove to the satisfaction of the FDA that there is a "reasonable certainty" that a food additive is safe. The government does not have to prove that it is harmful - an important distinction. If tests are inconclusive, an additive is not suppose to be approved by the FDA."
When Hayes finished his job to get a neurotoxic drug on the market he hired on with the public relations firm, Burston Marsteller, who represented NutraSweet, for $1000.00 per day as a consultant. Hayes refused to talk to the press since. He had no excuse for approving a toxic drug whose petition was revoked by FDA scientists. Hayes had full knowledge that its a carcinogen in violation of the Delaney Amendment which forbid adding carcinogens to food and drugs.
WHEN FDA WAS PUSHED OFF ITS PEDESTAL: Imagine an intact FDA which tried to do its job of protecting the public, having to proclaim that a horrendous neurotoxic drug is safe. Would could FDA say when asked if aspartame was safe? Could they say "we approved it but its poison"? Probably the only thing they could say was "Ask us no questions and we will tell you no lies." Even today when journalists ask the FDA to comment on aspartame they say: "No comment. See our web site." The web site is just lying industry propaganda. Beginning with Reagan and Hayes the pharmaceutical cartel had the power to get approved the worst drugs. FDA seemed to care not. Their bulletin, the FDA Consumer continued to tout the safety of aspartame and letters to victims whose lives were destroyed said aspartame was the most tested additive in history. Even letters to congressmen lied and lied.
Dr. John Olney knew what aspartame would do to the brains of our children. and discussed it in his report to the Board of Inquiry. In l999 Parents Magazine asked "What's Happening to our Children", announcing that families all over America were experiencing so much depression it was estimated that 1 out of 4 had contemplated suicide. The 50% phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin,and can trigger bipolar or manic depression, mood swings, paranoia, hallucination and suicidal tendencies. So our children are medicated instead of educated. Seventy per cent of consumers use aspartame and 40% of the children. Dr. Olney's prophecy is fulfilled.
To get a copy of the congressional record, Board of Inquiry Report and Dr. Olney's Report to the Board of Inquiry on CD you can contact Bob Flint at The web site would be
Three congressional hearings were held by Senator Howard Metzenbaum who wrote a bill to have independent studies done on the problems from aspartame, effect on the fetus, behavioral problems in children, seizures and drug interactions. The producers saw to it that the bill never got out of committee. The last of the heros of FDA toxicologists Adrian Gross and Jacqueline Verrett testified to no avail. Dr. Adrian Gross said without a shadow of a doubt aspartame causes brain tumors and brain cancer, and violates the Delaney Amendment. His last words were : "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?"
We are now taking case histories on brain tumors and seizures starting in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Verrett said: "All studies were built on a foundation of sand and should be thrown out." Today's FDA is the handmaiden of the pharmaceutical/chemical cartel. The revolving door is so busy they need a bridge for the traffic. I told all this to Acting Commissioner Dr. Michael Friedman. He defended Monsanto on 60 Minutes when Dr. Olney made world news about the aspartame brain tumor association. Then Friedman hired as Vice President of Searle for big bucks - crime pays well.
In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C. petitioned FDA to ban aspartame because so many were having seizures and going blind from the free methyl alcohol in the drug. Aspartame is sold as an additive but it's a neurotoxic drug. FDA law requires an additive be inert or non-reactive. The medical text on aspartame disease lists countless diseases and symptoms and drug interactions by the toxin.
When aspartame was news, Dr. H. J. Roberts in a press conference foretold that in 5 or 10 years we would have a global plague. And it was Dr. Roberts who declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague and published the medical text in 2001, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, or 1 800 827 7991.
His chapter on drug interaction goes into Coumadin, Dilantin, antidepressants and other psychotropic agents, Inderal, Aldomet, hormones and insulin. He says aspartame interacts with all cardiac medication and even discusses drug reactions after the cessation of aspartame.
In his general considerations he discusses that aspartame may either reduce or potentiate drug action by various mechanisms. He lists a few of the possibilities.
* Alteration of the blood proteins to which drugs attach.
* Alteration of drug receptors on cell membranes.
* Changes in the sites at which impulses are transmitted along nerves and to muscle.
* Metabolic abnormalities in the elderly that are known to enhance their vulnerability to drug reactions (Weber l986). This problem increases in the case of persons taking multiple drugs ("polypharmacy") prescribed by several physicians.
* Interference with drug action by amino acids and protein. An example is the erratic therapeutic effects when patients with parkinsonism who were controlled on levodopa began to use aspartame products. The antagonism of levodopa by dietary protein presumably reflects impaired transport from serum across the blood brain barrier by neutral amino acids (Pincus l986).
Dr. Roberts also discusses Lidocaine (Xylocaine) which he says is an important drug used for local anesthesia and the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in intensive care units. Alterations of its pharmacology by aspartame require study. He says: "Kim et al (l987) reported that the intraperitoneal administration of aspartame significantly reduced the 50% convulsion dose of lidocaine. They indicated that PKU patients and asymptomatic PKU heterozygotes may be more sensitive to the toxic effects of this and related local anesthetics."
Today Dr. Roberts explained: "An interaction should be suspect with virtually every drug if the patient is using aspartame."
This goes along with conversations with Dr. James Bowen who says because aspartame damages the mitocondria of the cell it will interact with all drugs and as a chemical hypersensitization agent will interact with vaccines, unsafe sweeteners like Splenda or sucralose ( chlorinated hydrocarbon) and toxins.
Dr. Bowen wrote about the biochemical interactions between aspartame and other poisons including many pharmaceuticals illustrated in Dr. Roberts medical text and said Dr. Mercola's web site has them as well. Further he wrote: "Because aspartame in the processes of digestion and metabolism, forms about ten other known severe poisonings, and intermediate metabolites, it's potential for drug related interactions is immeasurable. To top that off, the aspartame molecule is so heinously poisonous in different ways that it never passed a single FDA standard toxicity test! So Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of aspartame manufacturer Searle employed political power to get it approved, after the FDA for 16 years refused to allow it on the market because of aspartame toxicity. Then Reagan took direct executive measures to paralyze FDA from further action against aspartame.
Our FDA has never been the same since. Deadly chemicals now being blessed by FDA are marketed as wholesome pharmaceuticals, are just the tip of the iceberg, and result of Rumsfeld's damage to FDA. If any concern whatsoever for human welfare still existed, aspartame would be immediately pulled from the market! The reasonable FDA lawful standard is that a chemical must pass all toxicity tests at one hundred times the "maximum human dose," in order to pass as a food additive. What the original tests showed is that at a dose of three cans of pop per day, scaled to the weight of the animal, aspartame releases DKP, a recognized virulent brain carcinogen. No other chemical causes the brain cancer rate to jump as much."
Dr. Bowen continues, "Aspartame is a known destroyer of DNA. The mitocondrial DNA (MtDNA) is especially damaged, yielding the present epidemic of diseases aspartame consuming mothers pass on to all future generations. Aspartame also directly damages the mitochondria, thus having a "double whammy" effect on mitochondrial function! The summation of these many known severe toxicities and its immune, genetic, mitochondrial, and metabolic damages, make clear that aspartame will not only cause many diseases, which the FDA and CDC have already noted but it has pathways of approach to interact adversely with every conceivable pharmaceutical. My forth coming book: "Sweet Mystery in The Present Darkness: Whatever Happened to We Scientists Who First Spoke Out Against Aspartame?" will delve into all of this in greater detail and more specificity."
The Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste wrote in the spring of l996 the article: "The Rising Rates of Health Problems - Is There A Toxic Connection? Stephen Lester.
It might as well have been written about aspartame because the diseases it lists are all ones that have been written about as triggered by aspartame, from birth defects to chemical sensitives. Under the title Cancer Lester says:
"When has gone wrong with our way of thinking when it is considered "normal" that 1 in 3 people get cancer? IT IS NOT NORMAL.. Cancer is not a natural disease and even if it were, it wouldn't be "normal" for cancer to claim the lives of 25% of the population. " Again, one can only think of aspartame when in original studies it triggered brain, mammary, uterine, ovarian, testicular, thyroid and pancreatic tumors and violated the Delaney Amendment. The Pharmaceutical and Chemical cartel know aspartame violates the law, so one would ask is that why the Delaney Amendment was repealed? When a law for the safety of the public gets in their way of marking poison they simply do away with the law.
In June it will be 3 years since I petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because I have the FDA records and they lie to the public. The law states they have 180 days to answer. Their letter to me states they have more important things to do. So the FDA continues to recall drugs that interact and leave the poison aspartame on the market. Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac Rx. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. With people dropping dead so fast that defibrillators are now sold over the counter, they took the opportunity to pull ephedra (Chinese MaHaung )off the market when an athlete died who was using Diet coke. Dr. John Olney reviewed the FDA records on ephedra and found it to be safe. One attorney said, "it wasn't Chinese Mahaung at all, but the drug that caused some problems." So what does the FDA do, leave the drug on the market causing the problems and snatches a safe supplement in their continuing loyalty to the pharmaceutical cartel.
MSG has an additive and synergistic effect with aspartame. Is that why the glutamate industry used aspartame as their placebo, so they could show that one excitotoxin does not react more than the placebo when, in fact, the aspartic acid in aspartame is also an excitotoxin. They started doing this before aspartame was approved, so it was well known in the industry that aspartame would react. The records found in the FDA files by Jack Samuels ( who filed suit against the FDA on labeling of MSG, showed the FDA had known all along and the industry had been doing this for 25 years against the law. While the FDA had to admit it was wrong they did nothing, again giving their loyalty the glutamate industry.
One can only remember the words of Dr. James Bowen to the FDA over 18 years ago: "Aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and over 70+ countries of the world". What does it take to save the people from this poison when government lies?
Dr. John Hoey, writing about the book The Truth About the Drug Companies says according to Angell, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the pharmaceutical industry's U.S. trade association has "the largest lobby in Washington," which in 2002 employed 675 lobbyists (including 26 former members of Congress) at a cost of more than $91 million. The result has been above-average growth in corporate profits during both Republican and Democratic administrations.
The most recent and perplexing lobbying effort caused Congress explicitly to prohibit Medicare from using its huge purchasing power to get lower prices for drugs, thus opening up a dollar pipeline, in the form of higher drug prices, directly from taxpayers to corporate coffers. These changes, along with the cave-in by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in l997 that permitted direct-to-consumer advertising to bypass mention in their ads of all but the most serious side effects, have further augmented profits. The overall effect has been a corruption not only of science but also of the dissemination of Science." No wonder new books keep being published like Dr. Carolyn Dean's "Death of Medicine".
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PuPP this is a great thread.

I do not know if this was covered yet,
but lots of supplements like Calcium and Magnesium are bonded to
Calcium aspartate
magnesium aspartate...
apparently the concept was that via an aspartate
the Ca and Mg were much better absorbed than prior concoctions like
Magnesium oxide.

from an earlier post we now see

"Too much ***aspartate or glutamate in the brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much **calcium into the cells.
The neural cell damage that can be caused by excessive aspartate and glutamate is why they are referred to as "excitotoxins."
They "excite" or stimulate the neural cells to death.’

so the daily intake of Ca and Mg -aspartates builds up in the brain as well, and your mineral supplements are now poison.

here is what i found on ***aspartate***

"Aspartame contains the excitotoxin aspartate as 40% of its molecular structure.

"***When normal neurotransmitters such as aspartate and glutamate cross this barrier in excess,
they will cause poisoning and lead to the death of the nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord.
The blood-brain barrier cannot discern the amount that is needed from too much.

*** So these neurotransmitters can build up undetected until a toxic level is reached.
This accumulation seems to be particularly insidious in its effect on the developing brains and nervous systems of children.

The nervous system is designed to control the concentration of excitatory amino acids in the fluid surrounding the neurons, the extracellular space. The main ones concerning us are glutamate and aspartate. "

High levels of glutamate and aspartate are found naturally in protein rich foods,
***including very high levels in wheat gluten,
and milk casein.
While these amino acids are necessary for normal brain function, excess amounts of them create a wide range of bodily damage."

Calcium and magesium aspartates , or vitamins with aspartates,*** are a daily intake regimen***.
Thus over time , the buildup is quite harmful,
also when taking into consideration the amount of
unlabeled MSG, {less than 2% by weight is not labeled}
another excititoxin,
that is in our foods,
which is synergistically harmful with any other excitioxin,
like an aspartate,
and the fluorides in the toothpases interacting as well,
makes aspartate compounds as calcium and MG supplements an unwise idea.

A single dose of
aspartic acid, phenylalanine, methanol, DKP, etc., from
aspartame is not acutely toxic in the majority of cases.
*** It is the regular use,
that represents a extreme hazard.

Aspartic acid is 5 times more toxic in humans than in
rodents and at least 20 times more toxic in humans than
in monkeys as discussed in the Aspartic Acid section.

Sources of Aspartate, aspartame, aspartic acid

Aspartic acid, found in aspartame (NutraSweet) ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people.

Aspartame (Nutrasweet), aspartic acid,
are used to sweeten many prepared foods, as a tabletop sweetener, sources include:
cocoa mix, topping mix
yogurt-type products
shake mix
gelatin mix
instant breakfast mix
frozen novelties
milk flavor additives
wine coolers
chewable multivitamins
carbonated soft drinks
fruit syrups
powdered soft drinks
puddings and pie fillings
fruit juice drinks
instant coffee and tea mixes
refrigerated tea
ready-to-eat gelatin
chewing gum
frozen desserts
refrigerated flavored milk beverages
breath mints
over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
fruit spreads & toppings

Reading labels on food items is important but not sufficient. Labeling regulations make it possible to conceal from the public information needed to make good decisions about diet. For example, there are some circumstances in which a substance like aspartame or glutamate does not have to be shown on the label. Often it is included under another term like "enhanced flavors or spices." The public needs to be aware of these problems and demand more information.

During digestion, aspartame is broken down into aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Those with PKU must restrict their intake of phenylalanine.
Where do we go from here?

***First, aspartame releases aspartate during digestion. Aspartate is a neurotransmitter used by the neurons in the brain. It is a type of excitatory amino acid. Excitatory amino acids are normal and necessary brain chemicals, and as such, they are allowed to cross the blood-brain barrier. ***Aspartate, the principal chemical component of aspartame, is a neurotransmitter and a type of excitatory amino acid. It is a natural and necessary body chemical. Neurotransmitters cross the blood-brain barrier.

The blood-brain barrier is designed to protect the brain from the invasion of harmful chemicals.

***When normal neurotransmitters such as aspartate and glutamate cross this barrier in excess,
they will cause poisoning and lead to the death of the nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord.
The blood-brain barrier cannot discern the amount that is needed from too much.

*** So these neurotransmitters can build up undetected until a toxic level is reached.
This accumulation seems to be particularly insidious in its effect on the developing brains and nervous systems of children.

The nervous system is designed to control the concentration of excitatory amino acids in the fluid surrounding the neurons, the extracellular space. The main ones concerning us are glutamate and aspartate. The nervous system does this by pumping the excess back into glial cells which surround the neurons and supply them with energy. While this pumping system is very efficient, it uses enormous amounts of ATP, a high-energy compound that all cells in the body use for energy.

"If energy production is reduced in the brain, the protective pumps begin to fail and glutamate begins to accumulate in the space around the neuron, including the area of the synapse. If the energy is not restored the neurons will burn up; they are literally excited to death."

Aspartame contains the excitotoxin aspartate as 40% of its molecular structure.
Numerous studies have shown that consuming aspartame can significantly elevate the excitotoxin level in the blood. There is a common situation during which the excitotoxin exposure is even greater. When aspartate (as aspartame) is combined in the diet with monosodium glutamate (MSG) blood levels are several fold higher than normal. With the BBB damaged, as in MS, these excitotoxins can freely enter the site of injury,greatly magnifying the damage. So, we see that dietary excitotoxins, such as aspartame and MSG, can greatly magnify the damage produced in multiple sclerosis. Likewise, excitotoxins have been shown to breakdown the BBB as well.

Combined toxicity of the aspartate and the methanol adds up to considerable brain toxicity and can convert benign, subclinical MS into full-blown MS. Once the MS becomes full-blown, further consumption of excitotoxins magnifies the toxicity, increasing disability and death.

However, excessive levels of calcium make it impossible for the neuron to rest; the neuron continues to fire without stopping, causing the release of inflammatory mediators, the release of more glutamate, thus resulting in more calcium influx. The high intracellular levels of calcium also lead to high levels of nitric oxide and peroxynitrite, causing damage to the energy producing apparatus of the cells. Magnesium is able to modulate the calcium flow, as is zinc. However, zinc is a double-edged sword as it is also able to activate glutamate release via the non-NMDA glutamate receptors.

High levels of glutamate and aspartate are found naturally in protein rich foods, including very high levels in wheat gluten, and milk casein. While these amino acids are necessary for normal brain function, excess amounts of them create a wide range of bodily damage.

Individuals should get more sulfur/glutathione into the system in as many healthy ways as possible. While glutathione cannot be taken orally, it can be taken transdermally and sublingually. Also there are a number of supplements which will boost glutathione levels, these include: milk thistle, alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl- cysteine/vitamin C, MSM, and rosemary among others. While glutamate (or glutamic acid or glutamine) and cysteine are precursors in the formation of glutathione, they are also excitotoxins and will trigger more inflammation in the brain; therefore it is best not to use those items directly as supplements to boost glutathione levels. Foods/supplements that are high in sulfur include garlic, broccoli, onions, and quercetin. Reduced glutathione is reportedly the more potent form of glutathione; NADH can be used as a supplement to help recycle reduced glutathione.

Magnesium is critical as it regulates the excess calcium from flowing into the nerves and killing them. Epsom salt baths (magnesium sulfate) are useful particularly if the bathing water is high in chloride and fluoride. Chloride blocks the action of sulfur in the body. Limited amounts of zinc and calcium are fine, but too much will increase nerve damage.

Supplements that add energy (oxygen and ATP) to the brain will help it to detoxify the inflammatory reactions caused by excess glutamate and heavy metals, which trigger glutamate release. These supplements include ginkgo, vinpocetine, NADH, CoQ10 and carnitine. Carnitine actually helps to increase the energy in the mitochondria, which are the energy producing organelles inside each cell. Carnitine is also useful in repairing liver damage.

B vitamins are crucial for nerve health. They also help to form the sulfur containing amino acids. A really good B complex is important. In addition B12 can be taken sublingually so that it is not degraded in the stomach. B12 helps with energy as well as to repair nerves. It is important to take B vitamins as a complex, as it has been shown that taking a single B vitamin will deplete the levels of the other B vitamin's and this occurs in a dose dependent fashion. For example, a central inflammatory mediator in other neurological inflammation is homocysteine. Lack of particular B's will increase the homocysteine levels in the blood.

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