VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE: ASPARTAME & FLUORIDE

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VERY IMP. INFO Re: Aspartame & Flouride

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Aspartame Renamed and Remarketed as a Natural Sweetener

April 21, 2014 by Ethan Huff

(Health Secrets) In response to growing awareness about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, what does the manufacturer of one of the world’s most notable artificial sweeteners do? It renames it and begins marketing it as natural, of course. This is precisely the strategy of Ajinomoto, maker of aspartame, which hopes to pull the wool over the eyes of the public with its rebranded version of aspartame, called AminoSweet.
Over 25 years ago, aspartame was first introduced into the European food supply. Today, it is an everyday component of most diet beverages, sugar-free desserts, and chewing gums in countries worldwide. But the tide has been turning as the general public is waking up to the truth about artificial sweeteners like aspartame and the harm they cause to health. The latest aspartame marketing scheme is a desperate effort to indoctrinate the public into accepting the chemical sweetener as natural and safe, despite evidence to the contrary.
Aspartame was an accidental discovery by James Schlatter, a chemist who had been trying to produce an anti-ulcer pharmaceutical drug for G.D. Searle & Company back in 1965. Upon mixing aspartic acid and phenylalanine, two naturally-occurring amino acids, he discovered that the new compound had a sweet taste. The company merely changed its FDA approval application from drug to food additive and, voila, aspartame was born.
G.D. Searle & Company first patented aspartame in 1970. An internal memo released in the same year urged company executives to work on getting the FDA into the “habit of saying yes” and of encouraging a “subconscious spirit of participation” in getting the chemical approved.
G.D. Searle & Company submitted its first petition to the FDA in 1973 and fought for years to gain FDA approval, submitting its own safety studies that many believed were inadequate and deceptive. Despite numerous objections, including one from its own scientists, the company was able to convince the FDA to approve aspartame for commercial use in a few products in 1974, igniting a blaze of controversy.
In 1976, then FDA Commissioner Alexander Schmidt wrote a letter to Sen. Ted Kennedy expressing concern over the “questionable integrity of the basic safety data submitted for aspartame safety”. FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill believed that a grand jury should investigate G.D. Searle & Company for lying about the safety of aspartame in its reports and for concealing evidence proving the chemical is unsafe for consumption.
Despite the myriad of evidence gained over the years showing that aspartame is a dangerous toxin, it has remained on the global market with the exception of a few countries that have banned it. In fact, it continued to gain approval for use in new types of food despite evidence showing that it causes neurological brain damage, cancerous tumors, and endocrine disruption, among other things.
The details of aspartame’s history are lengthy, but the point remains that the carcinogen was illegitimately approved as a food additive through heavy-handed prodding by a powerful corporation with its own interests in mind. Practically all drugs and food additives are approved by the FDA not because science shows they are safe but because companies essentially lobby the FDA with monetary payoffs and complete the agency’s multi-million dollar approval process.
Changing aspartame’s name to something that is “appealing and memorable”, in Ajinomoto’s own words, may hoodwink some but hopefully most will reject this clever marketing tactic as nothing more than a desperate attempt to preserve the company’s multi-billion dollar cash cow. Do not be deceived.
For more information:
Ajinomoto brands aspartame ‘AminoSweet’ – FoodBev.com
Aspartame History Highlights – Janet Starr Hull
FDA’s approval of aspartame under scrutiny – The Globe and Mail (Canada)
An Overdue Ban On A Dangerous Sweetener – Huffington Post

Water Fluoridation Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin
March 10, 2014 by Barbara Minton
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(Health Secrets) The fluoridation of water supplies began more than 60 years ago, and helped usher in the beginning of the “better living through chemistry” era in which we have found ourselves. Another benchmark of this era is the meteoric rise in neuro-developmental disabilities such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bi-polar disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments that have afflicted millions of children worldwide with increasing frequency. Now scientists have documented the connection between these two events, in a study published this month in the journal Lancet Neurology.
The study led its authors, Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine, to classify fluoride as a developmental neurotoxin, meaning it is toxic to brain cells. As a result, cognitive development is impaired and intelligence quotient (IQ) is reduced.
They write, “A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.” The majority of these studies showed levels of fluoride at concentrations which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently allows in the US, which is less than 4 milligrams per liter.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 276 million Americans are still consuming fluoridated drinking water. The CDC along with the American Dental Association has long been a strong advocate for water fluoridation.
Fluoride joins the rouges gallery of industrial chemicals injuring developing brains
The same research team conducted a systematic review in 2006, and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxins: lead, methyl mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since then, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxins: manganese, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, the polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and now fluoride. The scientists postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered.
Harm from neurotoxins is often untreatable and the damage is permanent. The pharmaceutical drugs that have become so popular and profitable for treating chemically injured brains do nothing to heal. Instead they simply mask the symptoms temporarily but ultimately cause even greater dysfunction through their side effects, one of which is brain shrinkage.
Gandjean and Landrigan note their concern that children worldwide are “being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievement, and damaging societies.” According to them, it is crucial to control the use of all harmful chemicals to protect children’s brain development.
To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, they are proposing a global prevention strategy that would include mandatory testing of chemicals and the formation of a clearinghouse to evaluate them for potential neurotoxicity, alone and in combination. “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean states. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”
Commenting on the classification of fluoride as a dangerous neurotoxin, Fluoride Action Network Executive Director Paul Connett, PhD, said “adding more fluoride to American’s already excessive intake no longer has any conceivable justification. We should follow the evidence and try to reduce fluoride intake, not increase it.”
Fluoride is not easily eliminated from the body. It accumulates in bones and teeth, and even in the pineal gland. As many as 41% of teens and adults who have grown up with water fluoridation have dental fluorosis, a mottling of their tooth enamel. Other conditions linked to long term intake of fluoridated water are DNA damage, cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, endocrine disruption (particularly to the thyroid), inability to focus, accelerated aging, lowered immunity, sleep disorders, and muted psychic awareness and spiritual development.
For more information:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24556010

http://fluoridealert.org/news/fluoride-newly-identified-as-dangerous-to-brains/

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Barbara is a school psychologist, a published author in the area of personal finance, a breast cancer survivor using “alternative” treatments, a born existentialist, and a student of nature and all things natural. Chief Editor Health Secrets.
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Sugar Free = Danger To Your Health!! Watch Out!!

A MUST READ TO THE END!

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 ob-jection 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!
Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family 

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Aspartame – A Heinous Poison

                                                                                                       

Aspartame is such a heinous poison the FDA stopped counting, after reporting 92 known symptoms caused by Aspartame. Not that, new accounts of human degradations are not still pouring in to the FDA. They are just no longer being acknowledged. We’re not talking about minor issues: Examples are Diabetics being made horribly worse by diets containing Aspartame, which their doctors have prescribed for them. Some even get over their diabetes once off all Aspartame products. Brain tumors, (The initial toxicity studies showed Aspartame to be the number one brain carcinogen known to man, and even at very low doses!), Neurodegenerative disease (Please see the recent documentary by Sound And Fury Productions, Tucson, Arizona “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World” – Go to http://www.wnho.net/sweet_misery_movie.htm for more information), every type of autoimmune disease, and on and on.

Below you will find web sites where many of my reports are posted and the FDA Report of 92 symptoms, audit (Bressler Report) and even damning Center for Disease Control investigation. The protest of the National Soft Drink Association shows the pop companies knew the gun was loaded before they ever used this neurotoxin. Please see http://www.dorway.com for a complete listing of what the FDA did recognize before Dr Hyman Robert’s medical text: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, will give far deeper detail than what I mention here. The Aspartame Toxicity Center, http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame is exhaustive on Aspartame toxicity, and politics. How can I know, believe and feel this is a God given ministry laid upon me? Let’s look at how this one chemical: N-methyl, L-aspartyl, phenylalanine causes such human devastation! A brief look at what it is biochemically:

The N-methyl corner of this carefully crafted, three cornered poison is methyl alcohol, or wood alcohol (methanol), is well known for over a century to cause death, dementia, insanity, carcinogenesis, degenerative diseases, and autoimmune disease of every body system, blindness, and death. Methanol is sequentially metabolized via obligatory human metabolism into formaldehyde, formic acid, and carbon monoxide.

All of these materials are human sensitization agents, and CHz (Chemical hypersensitivity disease) plagues Aspartame’s victims for the rest of their lifetimes, even long after they have stopped ingesting Aspartame, as does the MtDNA damage.

Methanol is a recognized cause of many diseases including blindness, pancreatitis, and demyelinization type neurodegenerative diseases, etc. Exposure of mothers to even minute trace amounts of methanol is recognized as the cause of severe fetal malformations! Not surprisingly, about half of those doctors who deliver babies in our country, advise pregnant women with great urgency to never expose themselves to Aspartame, because of its enormous damage to the fetus. Surprisingly, about half are still oblivious, and tell their pregnant patients to use Aspartame freely, and without worry.

Methanol has obligatory metabolism to formaldehyde (embalming fluid). Formaldehyde is the strongest organic base, and is a polymerizing agent. That is, it turns proteins into chains of proteins by chemically joining them together. This process is called esterization. The proteins, when esterized with each other, then are plastics. This is called “polymerization.” This is why formaldehyde is so effective to embalm the dead. It turns cadavers into plastics, which have a very long “Shelf life.” Formaldehyde is a very commonly used plasticizing agent, and a very powerful one.

When Aspartame is consumed by the human, it is known to plasticize even the very DNA of which our genes are composed. This is called “cross linking DNA”, for which formaldehyde is famous.

When the Aspartame molecule exists in its diketopiperazine (DKP) form, it is from that DKP configuration, an extremely strong plasticizing agent. Diketopiperazines of many types are the major powerful, far reaching substrates of the plastics industry. It was the diketopiperazine form of Aspartame, which was found to be the number one brain tumor carcinogen known to man. Probably because, in that form, the molecule is adsorbed as the intact molecule, and because that form is an even more extremely potent polymerizer, which can reach farther, and with more energy than can formaldehyde to esterise human substances into polymers, and to cross link DNA.

All of this “denatures” human tissue making it into something very different, but in many ways just like the human tissues it was made from.. This is very confusing to the immune system. (See “Aspartame Murders Infants”) When the human immune system decides to attack and destroy this denatured tissue, it is at the same time attacking and destroying human tissue. This is “autoimmune disease.” Something we all do not want to happen to our bodies. Arthritis, lupus, neurodegenerative disease, infertility, allergies, premature aging, atherosclerosis, and every sort of “connective tissue” diseases, are the result of letting Aspartame do this to our bodies.

I have seen patients, in whom only six weeks of using Aspartame destroyed all the cartilage in their bodies, leaving them horribly disabled and deformed. I used Aspartame in the Diet Kool Aid for six weeks, and had horrible neurodegenerative disease, with a Lou Gehrig’s picture. I went from having a full head of dark brown hair, to in just six weeks having the appearance of having dyed my hair dark brown, and now the gray roots were showing. This happened because of the immense Mt DNA, and mitochondrial damage from Aspartame.
This graying was also the result of formic acid effect. Formaldehyde is quickly metabolized to formic acid (fire ant poison). Formic acid (or formate) immediately shatters your DNA molecules, leaving your DNA unable to do anything, so the cell dies, leaving the formate free to diffuse from cell to cell, killing every cell, until it’s too dilute to shatter. This is why it is known as a “blister poison”. It kills whole groups of cells, leaving only blisters of dead tissue. Even when too dilute to kill the cell outright, it can cause immense genetic damage in the cell. This also happens in the immune system leaving it compromised and de-focused. This increases the tendency towards auto immunity, right along with the damage to the rest of your tissues, which are being denatured by all of this toxic reactivity. A fire ant can, with one sting, kill a human being that weighs millions of times more than itself. This points out how potent the formate poisoning can be when accompanied by hypersensitivity, CHz, Chemical Hypersensitivity disease. To recapitulate: the formic acid sting from fire ants, even though they weigh millions of times less than the human they attack, almost always raises a blister, because that sting has killed millions of cells, and sometimes kills the human being, resulting from the CHz reaction to the formic acid.

Formic acid is metabolized to carbon dioxide, If there is adequate folic acid (or folate) available, on a molecule per molecule basis, to do so. Metabolizing formate to carbon dioxide consumes one molecule of folate per every molecule of formate eliminated. The consumption of Aspartame therefore leads to the metabolic consumption of massive amounts of folic acid (folate), creating a deficiency of this essential vitamin. Inadequate folic acid leads to serious adult diseases, and results in grievous fetal malformations. When folate is not available, on a molecule per molecule basis, formic acid is metabolized to carbon monoxide, another serious poisoning.

L-aspartyl refers to aspartic acid, the little sister of glutamic acid or monosodium glutamate. Like monosodium glutamate, aspartic acid is a neural excitotoxin. That is aspartic acid, or aspartate, stimulates nerve cells to death. These neural excitotoxins (Chemically they are known as “dicarboxylic amino acids.”) do not cross the blood brain barrier. They are preferentially secreted into the CSF, (cerebrospinal fluid) by the choroids plexus, a vascular plexus in the anterior aspect of the ventricles, (the cavities inside the brain), and pass on out posteriorly, exiting over the back of the spinal column, and brain stem from the end of the fourth ventricle.

During this trip out, the CSF passes from the third ventricle to the fourth ventricle through a narrow tube known as the Sylvian Canal. This canal ends in the roof of the forth ventricle, so the CSF stream is jetted across the fourth ventricle against the floor of the fourth ventricle, just like water directed from a fire hose will spray against a building. Only in the case of the Aspartame victim, the stream of CSF is carrying with it destruction from its load of excitotoxins.

The hypothalamus is located in floor of the fourth ventricle. It is the coordinator of the master gland of the neuroendocrine system, the pituitary gland. The hypothalamus is heavily damaged by this stream of excitotoxins from Aspartame. The white matter lining the ventricles, and the nuclei and tracts of the brain steam and upper spinal cord are heavily damaged by this excitotoxin in the CSF as well. They are by this secretory process, richly bathed in CSF to nourish them, but in the case of Aspartame, it is also destroying them, along with their vital myelin sheaths and nuclei.

This Aspartame neuro endocrine damage in the female is often accompanied by a rapid onset of amenorrhea and infertility, soon after beginning the consumption of Aspartame. Consumption frequently results in premature menopause. Every step in the reproductive cycle, starting with the gleam in daddy’s eye, is destroyed by Aspartame toxicity. Phenylalanine is the toxic one of the ten essential amino acids. It also out competes the other amino acids at enzyme sites in the body. All amino acid biochemistry occurs at enzyme sites designed to do just whatever that one specific process is with amino acids.

A disease called Phenylketonuria (PKU) exists when the brain has insufficient enzymatic capacity to handle phenylalanine via the usual enzymatic channels. The phenylalanine is then metabolized via accessory enzyme channels, producing neurotoxins that are destructive of the brain tissue. You give a baby with PKU, a dish of beans, which is rich in phenylalanine, and you will have thereby accomplished so much brain destruction the baby will ever after be severely retarded. You get about as much phenylalanine from a can of Aspartame pop, as you do from a plate of beans. From the plate of beans you get it over about twenty hours, and in competition with about twenty other amino acids.

Remember, all amino acid biochemistry is competitive at enzyme sites in the body. Phenylalanine is the amino acid, which out competes all the others at enzyme sites! From the can of Aspartame pop, you get that phenylalanine in about five minutes, in competition with nothing, but accompanied by the excitotoxin, aspartic acid. The liver is immediately flooded by this phenylalanine isolate. Amino acid isolates are not like nutritional amino acids at all, because nutritional amino acids are provided and metabolized in harmony as a balanced mix, while amino acid isolates on the other hand, drive specific and often toxic processes in the body. Amino acid isolates are at best pharmaceuticals, and at worst, horribly damaging toxins.

Amino acid release from the liver is enzymatic, and phenylalanine is the one which out competes all the other amino acids at enzyme sites, so you get an immediate flood of phenylalanine into the peripheral blood from a can of NutraSweet pop. The blood brain barrier is also enzyme linked, so you immediately, in like manner, flood the brain with phenylalanine. There are three severe toxic effects from this flood of phenylalanine into the brain:

First: You are creating selective malnutrition of the brain, by holding up the balanced mixture of amino acids which it needs for proper growth, repair, and function, at the blood brain barrier. The high dose of phenylalanine simply out competes the normal, nutritious amino acid mixture, denying it passage into the brain.

Second: You are creating the PKU effect in your own brain. You have created an excess of brain phenylalanine, in excess of what your brain can handle via its normal enzyme channels, so the excess phenylalanine is being metabolized via accessory abnormal enzyme channels into potent neurotoxins. In a child with a still developing brain, this leads to severe structural, and pervasive brain damage. In the adult also, it leads to brain dysfunction, and damage.

Third: We make neurotransmitters in the brain. The first step in this process is the decarboxylation of an amino acid to its amine, at the decarboxylase enzyme sites. In simple words, you pull a carbon dioxide molecule off the amino acid molecule. This flood of the over competing phenylalanine blocks the intended decarboxylation of other amino acids at these sites, which deprives your brain of badly needed neurotransmitters.

For Example: You do not decarboxylate tyrosine to tyramine, which is the first step in forming dopamine. Dopamine is the rose colored glasses for which menopausal women are so famously lacking. So you are deficient in dopamine. This produces depression, and loss of the ability to feel good about anything, your life, your job, or your spouse.

Likewise: You do not decarboxylate tryptophane to tryptamine, the first step in producing serotonin. So you are deficient in Serotonin in some areas of the brain, and different compensatory metabolic routes lead to serotonin excess in others. Serotonin is the leadership hormone. It gives you nervous energy, self-confidence, the ability to work under stress, and enjoy working under stress. It also runs your carbohydrate metabolism, and feeds back to your neuroendocrine system. With these two neurotransmitters down, along with the other Aspartame neurotoxicities, you are a brain washed idiot. Too befuddled and lost to even think independently, or care about anything outside yourself.

The fourth well-known toxicity of Aspartame is that it is a potent chelating agent. The FDA told the manufacturers, thirty years ago, that this fact alone would never allow Aspartame’s approval for human beings, because it rapidly chelates the heavy metal poisons from any metal or ceramic container it is poured into, and carries those heavy metal poisons right into the body. Because they are in chelated form, those heavy metal poisons are highly adsorbed from the digestive tract. Aluminum is not even absorbed from the digestive tract unless it is chelated. My friends, who deliver pop and service pop machines, tell me that sugar pop never eats its way through the aluminum cans. It is always the Aspartame pop that chelates its way through the aluminum can, and makes a mess. Billions of cans of Aspartame pop, rich in toxic chelated aluminum, are being consumed every year. Is it any wonder that we are seeing an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s dz, Arteriosclerosis, Aging, Brain Damage, and many other degenerations of the human organism are well known to be related to ingesting of toxic heavy metals like aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, mercury, thorium, thallium, etc. The list of heavy metal poisons is long, it goes on and on, but the results are always devastating. You assure yourself of ALL these poisonings by consuming Aspartame. Heavy metal poisonings, of course, are even more devastating to fetuses, babies, and developing children.

We really, have just begun to look at the toxicity of Aspartame. In the human digestion, the adsorption of the intact molecule, and its DKP, along with ten known other break down, isomerisation, and cyclisization products are known to occur. Many of these poisonings are synergistic, meaning that they greatly increase the damages to the human organism by helping each other, and greatly multiplying the damage, than if they occurred alone, which would still yield enormous human destruction. All of these damage the bone marrow, which produces the blood elements resulting in blood diseases like Lupus Erythematosis. The blood also becomes loaded with toxic metabolites. Methanol poisoning is famous as a cause of acidosis, and acidemia. Formate ties up the hemoglobin in the bone marrow so it cannot carry oxygen to the tissues: Just like carbon monoxide, cyanide, and fluoride.

The damage to mitochondria, for example, is extreme. You are now acquainted with the methanol-formaldehyde-formic acid toxic axis, and are cognizant of the extreme damage to tissue, and genes that it causes. In the cell, this starts with the metabolism of methanol to formaldehyde. This is the only way methanol can be metabolized in the human organism. Other animals, except primates, have ways of handling this step without toxicity, so the extreme Aspartame toxicity found in lower animals is far less than that done to humans. Phenylalanine toxicity likewise: Because in them the phenylalanine is metabolized outside the brain in lower animals, it doesn’t generate a neurotoxin directly in the brain. None the less, the amount of these poisons actually dosed in FDA testing of animals is far lower than the allowable limits for humans would require in testing the animal, and they still produce striking ill effects in the animals tested, at far lower doses than specified by law.

FDA regulations required the test animals to ingest far greater doses without any harm, before Aspartame could ever be approved for ingestion for human consumption. The law protecting humans has never been followed by the FDA in the aspartame approval process! Rumsfeld callously devastated humanity when ignoring direct striking scientific evidence demonstrating the human devastations resultant from Aspartame use! Don Rumsfeld was CEO of Searle and said he would call in his markers to get it approved. Don’t miss the movie Sweet Misery which tells how he accomplished this.

The cellular metabolism of methanol to formaldehyde to formic acid, occurs 25% percent in the cytosol (cell body) of the cell and 75% in the mitochondria of the cell. This represents a huge increase in mitochondrial exposure to these toxins, because the mitochondria would typically amount to no more that 1% to 5% of the cellular volume. Moreover, the nuclear DNA is not directly exposed to these metabolic processes. The mitochondria are the minute furnaces of the cell, which burn foods, and provide the cell with energy, via substances like ATP, which can be safely used by the rest of the cell. If mitochondrial enzymatic processes leak out of the mitochondria, it kills the cell just like a fire would kill a living organism. If the mitochondrial processes are impaired by toxins, like those from Aspartame, it leads to the production of super oxide free radicals, which damage the cells, and the mitochondria themselves, and rapidly age the person.

Nuclear DNA is protected with a double walled sheath inside the nucleus, and few of these toxins are usually allowed near it at any concentration like that occurring in the mitochondria. The nuclear DNA has enormously effective repair processes working upon it to maintain it in pristine condition. Mitochondrial DNA, by way of comparison, has little by way of protection. It is directly exposed to the formaldehyde and formic acid destructions, and has but little by way of repair mechanisms. The maximum repair to mitochondrial DNA is merely the excision of damaged segments. Any free radicals generated, because of the inadequate genetic guidance occurring as a result of this disordered and deficient DNA, further degenerate the mitochondria, as well as aging the organism. Anti Mitochondrial anti bodies are a new phenomenon, only recognized since the exposure of the human organism to Aspartame, just one of the many epidemic human autoimmune diseases it causes.

Not surprising then, that we have an epidemic of MtDNA (Mitochondrial DNA) diseases since the release of Aspartame for human consumption. Some of these are: Diabetes (Its incidence jumped 30% the first six months after Aspartame was released for use in soft drinks.) Graying (There were no hair dyes designed for men when I went looking for them. I was a leader of a great crowd of men that now use them, and there are many brands now available just for men.) Chronic Fatigue and Polymyalgia. The Chronic Fatigue/Polymyalgia study in Portland Oregon was defunded in 1992, because it found nothing consistently associated with Chronic Fatigue/Polymyalgia, except Aspartame consumption. Anti Mitochondrial Antibody Diseases. Pervasive developmental disorders like autism and attention deficit are now epidemic, and rampant!

Any one wanting a more exhaustive breakdown of these mitochondrial diseases, which are now epidemic, can use the Internet to look up the extensive medical analysis and description of theses “new diseases” which have come upon us with the advent of Aspartame. Web sites and book resources below.

I had Dr Schull, then Professor Jan Smith, at North Texas University in Fort Worth, arrange to measure the amount of chelated aluminum carried out of the can into the human body. Dr Smith was fired on the spot, and the biochemistry professor who had tenure, was ordered to scrap the procedure immediately, and never set up that procedure again!

Any intelligent human being will know that a primary concept of good hygiene is: “First do no harm.” Jehovah God urges this upon us as a duty to Him: TO PROTECT AND CARE FOR THE BODY HE HAS GIVEN US. He also commands us to love and care for every other human being, just as we would our own bodies! Any question why I consider this a God given ministry?

“The watchman on the wall who sees danger, yet does not sound the trumpet or help his fellow man, will have the blood of the injured on his hands.” From Ezekiel 33:6 (FDA TAKE NOTE!)

James Bowen, M.D.
Resources:

Web Sites:
http://www.wnho.net Click on aspartame
http://www.dorway.com
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

Medical text on the global plague of Aspartame Disease by H. J. Roberts, M.D. Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com or 1-800-827-7991 over 1000 pages of symptoms, diseases and drug interactions. Web site has other books and tapes on the subject.
Books by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and Health & Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life, etc. http://www.russellblaylockmd.com

Official WNHO Aspartame Information Group:
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/WNHO-Aspartame-Information

Recent Important Reports: What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame and the MS and Aspartame Connection by Dr. Russell Blaylock – http://www.wnho.net

New movie exposing how aspartame has poisoned the world, and what it took to get it approved: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (cori@soundandfuryproductions.com) and visit http://www.wnho.net/sweet_misery_movie.htm for more information on the movie

24 page booklets for distribution on aspartame, Artificially Sweetened Times (contact http://www.idaho-observer.com )

Health – Aspartame Dangers

  

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Health – Aspartame dangers
Aurora Geib
     

March 2, 2012
(NaturalNews) If you have been drinking diet soda and chewing gum, chances are you have been enjoying aspartame in generous quantities. Aspartame is a popular sugar substitute that can be found in diet soda drinks, chewing gum, fruit spreads and sugar-free products to name a few. It is also known by the brand names, Sweet One, NutraSweet and Spoonful. Despite its popularity in the market, what many do not know is that aspartame accounts for 75 percent of side effect complaints received by the Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS) of the US Food and Drug Administration.
Can aspartame be addictive?
Yes, according to Dr. Betty Martini, popular anti-aspartame advocate. She explains that it is an “addictive, exitoneurotic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug and adjuvant that damages the mitochondria.” Moreover, Dr. Janet Hall, another famous advocate against aspartame, shares on her website that all artificial sweeteners create an artificial need for more sweetness. She goes on to add that forced sweetness, being a class of altered food, is a trap that cause people to become addicted to sweeter tasting food with no nutritional value.

Recent studies have shown that aspartame is addictive because it affects the absorption of dopamine in the brain.
Side Effects of Aspartame
Aspartame is made up of 3 components: phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. Understanding the effects of aspartame will require us to look into its genetic make up.

In its website, manufacturers of aspartame continue to assure the public that low-calorie sweeteners are effective for weight reduction, weight maintenance, reduction of tooth decay, management of diabetes and reduction of risks associated with obesity. They claim that consumers of low-calorie, sugar-free beverages were able to incorporate these products into a healthy lifestyle not because they need to manage their weight (since a majority of people use low-calorie foods and beverages for reasons other than dieting) but because use of low-calorie products is part of a healthy lifestyle.

Despite the benefits cited in the aspartame website, independent studies have been shown that aspartame is not as safe as it appears to be. In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center, it was discovered that those who drank diet soft drinks on a daily basis were more likely to contract vascular diseases compared to those who took none.

Supporters of aspartame insist that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are found in many foods. What they have conveniently left out, however, is that the said neurotoxins are harmless only when consumed with other nutrients like fats, amino acids (protein) and carbohydrates. On their own, they are absorbed by the nervous system in large concentrations causing the stimulation of brain neurons and cell death. Symptoms of the conditions include headaches, confusion, balance problems and seizures.

Methanol, on the other hand, is also a highly toxic substance. It is released in the small intestine gradually with the assistance of chymotrypsin and then broken down into formaldehyde: a chemical used for embalming which is a carcinogen that causes birth defects, retinal damage and DNA replication.

Again, supporters of aspartame insist that methanol is safe because it is found in vegetables and fruit juices. What they neglect to mention, however, is that methanol in vegetables and fruit juices is bound with pectin and the body does not possess the digestive enzyme to break down pectin and release ethanol into the body. Furthermore, ethanol, the methanol toxicity antidote, is found in natural sources of methanol, inhibiting the metabolism of methanol and giving the body sufficient time, through the lungs and kidneys, to clear it. Methanol found in aspartame is easily absorbed because it is in a free form.

Aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine and their breakdown in the body are cumulative because of their fast absorption and slow excretion.

In 1984, studies conducted revealed that the toxicity of NutraSweet (aspartame) to living organisms. The State of Arizona arrived at findings which showed that aspartame in carbonated drinks can break down into free methanol in temperatures of 99 degrees Fahrenheit. On May 13, 1998, the University of Barcelona also arrived at results revealing that aspartame was transformed into formaldehyde in the bodies of living creatures, and on later examination formaldehyde had spread through the vital parts of the body.
“Artificial sweetener disease”
The US Food and Drug Administration has received reports of 92 medical health problems resulting from aspartame, ranging from abdominal pain to migraines, dizziness and hives. Aspartame poisoning is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms mock other syndromes. It changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, lowering or blocking levels of hormones like dopamine and tyrosine that are necessary for bodily function.

Since aspartame cannot be detected through lab tests and x-rays, these diseases and disorders may actually be a toxic load. Below are some specific health conditions that are associated with aspartame you might want to recall next time you open a can of diet soda:

1. Cancer – The Ramazzine Foundation, a European Cancer Research Center, conducted a study on aspartame which revealed that aspartame increases the risk of cancers (lymphoma, leukemia and breast cancers). Despite the National Cancer Institute’s stand that no such connection was ever firmly established between aspartame and cancer, it might well be worth thinking that what is harmful to rats is also harmful to humans. Moreover, the dismissive stand of regulatory bodies concerning aspartame is merely based on the absence of data that can conclusively support such a connection and NOT on a finding that establishes that aspartame does not cause cancer.

2. Mental disorders and degeneration of brain cells – Excessive ingestion of artificial sweeteners, according to researchers from the University of Praetoria and theUniversity of Limpopo, may lead to various mental disorders and the degeneration of the brain. Publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers noted that aspartame appeared to cause excessive signals, damage and even death to nerve cells. Since aspartame disrupts the functioning of the cell’s energy source, it will lead to a cascade of effects on the whole system.

3. Headaches – As early as 1994, a study conducted published on PubMed.gov showed that ingestion of aspartame was associated with headaches. Subjects in the study revealed that they experienced headaches 33 percent of the time when taking aspartame compared to 24 percent when on placebo treatment. Moreover, Dr. Robert Milne and Blake More in their book “Headaches” report that headaches are the most reported side effect given by those who take products containing aspartame. They add that in a University of Parkinson’s at Florida study, it was found out that the incidences of migraines doubled for a majority of test subjects who took aspartame. Their headaches lasted longer and were marked by significant signs of shakiness and diminished vision.

4. Weight gain and increased blood sugar – Aspartame is not a healthy alternative for diabetics or those wanting to lose weight. Contrary to popular belief, a recent study has shown that regular consumption of diet soft drinks is strongly connected with abdominal obesity and that aspartame can increase blood sugar. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Center San Antonio reported in a study that, as a group, 70 percent of those who drank diet soft drinks gained weight as opposed to those who did not. Moreover, those who drank 2 or more diet sodas regularly experienced an increase in their waist circumference by 500 percent more than those who did not drink them.

In another related study that analyzed a possible relationship between intake of aspartame and fasting glucose and insulin levels among 40 diabetes-prone mice, one of the researchers in the study, Dr. Gabriel Fernandes, revealed that heavy aspartame exposure might potentially contribute to the associations noticed between soda consumption and the risk of diabetes in humans.

The above health conditions are just some of the 92 reported medical health problems reportedly associated with aspartame. Despite the stand of aspartame manufacturers that their product has been declared safe for human consumption, it is still strange that there are still reports from sectors who do not stand to benefit from such declarations that aspartame is not safe. Prudence would dictate that avoiding a product may be better in the long run than to discover firsthand that all that was said about it was true. Why? Because you happen to be living proof of it.
How to protect yourself
To keep yourself safe from contracting “artificial sweetener syndrome,” it is suggested that you stop taking all products containing this chemical.

If you have brought or stocked up on products containing aspartame, you can arrange to return the products so you can get a refund of your money. If you feel that you may need professional help in getting over the disease, please see your doctor as soon as possible. Take a proactive approach to being healthy.

Finally, for those taking aspartame simply because they want to observe a healthy diet, replace your aspartame habit with real sugar. Although it may have more calories, it offers a far better solution than being poisoned. Those who want to manage their weight problems are advised to seek a healthier course of action like eating more whole foods, vegetables and fruits and getting regular exercise. True and sustainable weight loss cannot be achieved through a quick fix without a change in lifestyle. Set a personal example to be healthy and watch yourself regain your life.

Sources for this article

http://www.naturalnews.com
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