Aspartame - Serious Health Alert

From: Linda Evans Shepherd
Type: Warn
body: baby; blood; brain; cells; ears; eye; eyes; joint;
joints; memory; nervous system; placenta; retina; thighs;
cond: age; alzheimer's; alzheimer's disease; anxiety;
anxiety attacks; birth defects; blurred vision; brain
tumor; brain tumors; children; coma; confusion; cramps;
death; depression; diabetes; diabetics; dizziness;
fibromyalgia; grand mal seizures; headaches; joint pain;
lupus; manic depression; memory loss; mental retardation;
metabolic acidosis; migraines; ms; multiple sclerosis;
numbness; obesity; pain; panic attacks; parkinson's
disease; pregnant; rage; retinopathy; shooting pains;
slurred speech; spasms; tinnitus; vertigo; violence; vision
loss;
prod: aspartame; epa; equal; nutrasweet; protein; spoonful;
stevia;
term: amino acids; arsenic; aspartame; carbohydrates;
cyanide; dopamine; epa; formaldehyde; formic acid;
metabolism; methanol; phenylalanine; protein; serotonin;
toxicity; tumor; tumors;
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Hi Everyone,

I am not one to send alerts, but this one was too close to
home. I believe this report because I was having severe
migraines, neck and shoulder pain-to the point I could not
even walk around the block without my spine going out. Two
of my migraines lasted over 20 days in a row. I thought I
was going to have to give up my writing and
speaking forever. Then, I began to make a correlation to
my pain and to my drinking diet pop (4 cans a day.) I
gradually cut the diet pop and began to feel better.
Finally, I quit drinking diet cokes altogether -- 6 months
ago-and I am now totally pain free. Instead of
seeing my chiropractor up to 3 times a week and going in
for weekly massages, I skip the massages, and see my
chiropractor only once a month whether I need to or not.
My memory is better and I feel great.Who would have thought
I was poisoning myself? My husband got off the
diet pop and his short term memory improved dramatically.
My 10 year got off the diet pop and his behavior and grades
are much improved!
Please, please read the following research about ASPARTAME
POISONING.
My challenge to you is to go off diet coke/pop and other
aspartame/Equal/ Nutrasweet products for 4 weeks and see if
you feel better!

Love you,
Linda Evans Shepherd
http://www.sheppro.com

Article written by Nancy Markle (1120197)

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD
ENVIRONMENTALCONFERENCE on ASPARTAME marketed as
'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and'Spoonful'. In the keynote
address to the EPA, they announced that there was an
epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, and
they did not understand what toxin was causing this to be
rampant across the United States.

I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that
subject. Whenthe temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86
degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME coverts to
formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes
metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in
the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics
multiple sclerosis; thus people were being diagnosed with
having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis
is not a death sentence,where methanol toxicity is. In the
case of systemic lupus, we are
finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple
sclerosis,especially Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink
three to four 12 oz. cans of them per day, some even more.
In the cases of systemic lupus, which is
triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does not know
that the aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues
its use aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that
sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people
off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become
asymptotic. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse this disease.
On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with
MultipleSclerosis (when in reality, the disease is methanol
toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We have seen
cases where their vision has returned and even their
hearing has returned. This also applies to
cases of tinnitus. During a lecture I said "If you are
using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you
suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains,
numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness,
headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety
attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory
loss-you probably have ASPARTAME DISEASE!"

People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I've got
this, is it reversible?" It is rampant. Some of the
speakers at my lecture even were suffering from these
symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of
Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is
adding aspartame! He continued by saying that one of the
industry leader's son could no longer walk - due in part by
product usage!We have a very serious problem. Even a
stranger came up to Dr.Espisto (one of my speakers) and
myself and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seem
to be coming down with MS?" During a visit to
a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were
heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS.
This is beyond coincidence. Here is the problem. There
were Congressional Hearings when aspartame was included in
100 different products. Since this initial hearing, there
have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail.
Nothing as been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have
very deep pockets.

Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical,
and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED! At the time of this first
hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the
aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the
eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class
of drugs as cyanide and arsenic -- DEADLY POISONS!
Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it
is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological
problems.

Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason
for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level
in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients
suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
This drug also causes Birth Defects. There is absolutely
no reason to take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT!
The Congressional record said, "It makes you crave
carbohydrates and will make you FAT."
Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off aspartame,
their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person.
The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in
the hips and thighs. Aspartame is especially deadly for
diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do
to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they
have patients with retinopathy, when in fact, it is
caused by the aspartame. The aspartame keeps the blood
sugar levelout of control, causing many patients to go into
a coma.Unfortunately, many have died. People were telling
us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians,
that they had relatives that switched from saccharin to an
aspartame product and how that relative had eventually gone
into a coma. Their physicians could
not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus, the
patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and
death.

Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and
phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids
found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain
barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr.
Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients
stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain
damage of varying degrees.
Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled
"Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" (Health Press
1-800-643-2665).

Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on
aspartamepoisoning, has also written a book entitled
"Defense Against Alzheimer's Disease" (1-800-814-9800).
Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning is escalating
Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed itis. As the hospice nurse
told me, women are being admitted at 30
years of age with Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Blaylock and
Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case
histories and will post it on the Internet. According to
the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We
are talking about a plague of neurological
diseases caused by this deadly poison."

Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when aspartame was
firstmarketed. He said "his diabetic patients presented
memory loss,confusion, and severe vision loss." At the
Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors
admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why
seizures were rampant (the phenylalanine in aspartame
breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin,
which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and
violence). Just before the Conference, I received a FAX
from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison
because they are experiencing so many problems in their
country.

This "poison" is now available in 90 PLUS countries
worldwide. Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at
the Conference from different nations who have pledged
their help. We ask that you help too. Print this article
out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that
contains aspartame black to the store. Take the "NO
ASPARTAME TEST" and see if you feel better.

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

How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on
NutraSweet to get off the product. The child was having
grand mal seizures everyday. The mother called her
physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to
take the child off the NutraSweet. We are still trying to
convince the mother that the aspartame is causing the
seizures. Every time we get someone off of aspartame, the
seizures stop. If the baby dies, you know whose fault it
is, and what we areup against.

There are 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to
death.The majority of them are all neurological, because
the aspartame destroys the nervous system. Aspartame
Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of
the mystery of the Dessert Storm health
problems. The burning tongue and other problems discussed
in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption
of an aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet
drinks were shipped to the Dessert Storm troops. (Remember
heat can liberate the methanol from
the aspartame at 86 degrees F). Diet drinks sat in the 120
degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The
service men and women drank them all day long. All of
their symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning.

Dr. Roberts says, "consuming aspartame at the time of
conception can cause birth defects." The phenylalanine
concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation,
according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor
Genetics, at Emory University in his testimony before
Congress.

In the original lab tests, animals developed brain
tumors(phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor
agent). When Dr.Espisto was lecturing on aspartame, one
physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "when they
remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of
aspartame in them."

Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the
metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics,
has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA
for years, the FDA has outlawed this sweet food because of
their loyalty to MONSANTO. If it says "SUGARFREE" on the
label, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote a bill that would have
warned allinfants, pregnant mothers and children of the
dangers of aspartame.The bill would have also instituted
independent studies on the problems existing in the
population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes
in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was
killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting
loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting
public.
Since the Conference of the American College of Physicians,
we hope to have the help of some world leaders. Again,
please help us too.There are a lot of people out there who
must be warned, PLEASE let
them know this information. Pass on if you so choose.

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