aspartame poisoning?... LONG POST

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by poodlegirl, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. poodlegirl

    poodlegirl New Member

    A friend of mine forwarded this to me. Maybe someone will find it useful...

    CHARLEEN WESSENDORFF
    MOB-219
    PHONE: 281-834-3352
    Subject: VERY IMPORTANT - MUST READ, DIET SODA WARNING

    RE : Diet Pop/soda warning
    In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick, she had
    stomach
    spasms, she was having a hard
    time getting around, to walk 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 biopsies, and was on 24 various prescription medications.
    The doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her. She was in
    so
    much pain, and so sick, she knew she was dying. She put her house,
    bank
    accounts, life insurance etc. in her oldest daughters name, and made
    sure
    her
    younger children were to be with her oldest daughter. She wanted her
    last
    hooray, so she planned a trip to FL (basically in a wheelchair) for
    March
    22nd. On March 19th I called her to ask her how one of her tests went,
    and
    she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she
    had
    MS. I thought, oh, my....then I recalled an article a friend of mine
    emailed to me...and I asked her....Do you drink Diet pop? She told me
    yes,
    as a matter of fact she was getting ready to crack one open that
    moment....I told her not to open it, and stop drinking the diet
    pop....and
    I emailed her the following article. She called me within 32 hours
    after
    our phone conversation and told me she stopped drinking the diet pop,
    and
    she can walk...she went up the stairs, and the muscle spasms went
    away.
    She said she didn't feel 100% but sure felt a lot better. She told me
    she
    was going to her doctors with this article and would call me back when
    she
    got home. She called me, and her doctor was amazed, he is going
    to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial
    sweetener....In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the aspartame in
    the
    diet soda, dying a slow death.

    When she got to FL March 22nd, all she had to take was one pill, and
    that
    was a pill for poisoning....she is well
    on her way to recovery.....and she is walking!!!!! No wheelchair!!!!
    This
    article saved her life!!!! The life saving article: 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 'NutraSweet', '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, that it was hard to understand 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 Jformaldehyde 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. People were being diagnosed with having
    multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death
    sentence, where 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, aggravating the lupus to such a
    degree that it may become life-threatening. We have seen patients with
    systemic lupus become asymptomatic once taken off diet sodas. In the
    case
    of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the
    disease
    is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many
    cases where vision returned and hearingimproved markedly. 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 some of these
    symptoms: Is
    it reversible?" Yes! Not drinking diet sodas and keeping an eye out
    for
    aspartame on food labels, yes!

    We have a very serious problem. A stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one
    of
    my speakers) and me 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! Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi etc. IS
    NOT
    A
    DIET PRODUCT! The Congressional Record states that it makes you crave
    carbohydrates and will make you FAT. The formaldehyde stores in the
    fat
    cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Once off these products
    with
    no
    significant increase in exercise, etc., Dr. Roberts in his lecture
    stated
    that he had patient who lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial
    period.

    Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that
    physicians
    would believe that they have a patient with retinopathy, when in fact
    the
    symptoms are 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 without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it
    passes
    the blood brain barrier and deteriorates
    the neurons of the brain, causing in diabetics (as well as in patients
    not
    suffering from diabetes) various kinds of brain damage, seizures,
    depression, manic depression, panic attacks, rage, violence. (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 early pregnancy. Children are
    especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NOT be given
    NutraSweet. I can relate different case histories of children having
    mal
    seizures and other disturbances being on NutraSweet. Unfortunately
    itis
    not
    always easy to convince a mother that aspartame is to blame for her
    child's
    illness. Only
    by trial and success will she be able to warn other mothers to take
    their
    children's health in their own hands.

    Stevia, a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED 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.

    Books on this subject are available: EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT
    KILLS-
    written by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press 1-800-643-2665) and
    DEFENSE
    AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a
    diabetic specialist. These two doctors will be posting a position
    paper
    with some case histories on the deadly effects of Aspartame 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." Here is the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when
    aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial
    hearing, here have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail.
    Nothing
    has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
    Now
    there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT
    HAS
    EXPIRED!!!!! I assure you, MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame knows
    how
    deadly it is. They fund among others, the American Diabetes
    Association,
    the American Dietetic Association, the Conference of the American
    College
    of Physicians. This has been exposed in the New York Times - to no
    avail.
    These Associations cannot criticize any additives or convey their link
    to
    MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and have to
    endorse
    their products.

    Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all
    infants,
    pregnant mothers and children
    of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted
    independent studies on the problems existing in the population
    (seizures,
    changes in brain chemistry, changes 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.
    [This Message was Edited on 11/01/2002]
  2. poodlegirl

    poodlegirl New Member

    A friend of mine forwarded this to me. Maybe someone will find it useful...

    CHARLEEN WESSENDORFF
    MOB-219
    PHONE: 281-834-3352
    Subject: VERY IMPORTANT - MUST READ, DIET SODA WARNING

    RE : Diet Pop/soda warning
    In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick, she had
    stomach
    spasms, she was having a hard
    time getting around, to walk 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 biopsies, and was on 24 various prescription medications.
    The doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her. She was in
    so
    much pain, and so sick, she knew she was dying. She put her house,
    bank
    accounts, life insurance etc. in her oldest daughters name, and made
    sure
    her
    younger children were to be with her oldest daughter. She wanted her
    last
    hooray, so she planned a trip to FL (basically in a wheelchair) for
    March
    22nd. On March 19th I called her to ask her how one of her tests went,
    and
    she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she
    had
    MS. I thought, oh, my....then I recalled an article a friend of mine
    emailed to me...and I asked her....Do you drink Diet pop? She told me
    yes,
    as a matter of fact she was getting ready to crack one open that
    moment....I told her not to open it, and stop drinking the diet
    pop....and
    I emailed her the following article. She called me within 32 hours
    after
    our phone conversation and told me she stopped drinking the diet pop,
    and
    she can walk...she went up the stairs, and the muscle spasms went
    away.
    She said she didn't feel 100% but sure felt a lot better. She told me
    she
    was going to her doctors with this article and would call me back when
    she
    got home. She called me, and her doctor was amazed, he is going
    to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial
    sweetener....In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the aspartame in
    the
    diet soda, dying a slow death.

    When she got to FL March 22nd, all she had to take was one pill, and
    that
    was a pill for poisoning....she is well
    on her way to recovery.....and she is walking!!!!! No wheelchair!!!!
    This
    article saved her life!!!! The life saving article: 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 'NutraSweet', '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, that it was hard to understand 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 Jformaldehyde 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. People were being diagnosed with having
    multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death
    sentence, where 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, aggravating the lupus to such a
    degree that it may become life-threatening. We have seen patients with
    systemic lupus become asymptomatic once taken off diet sodas. In the
    case
    of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the
    disease
    is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many
    cases where vision returned and hearingimproved markedly. 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 some of these
    symptoms: Is
    it reversible?" Yes! Not drinking diet sodas and keeping an eye out
    for
    aspartame on food labels, yes!

    We have a very serious problem. A stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one
    of
    my speakers) and me 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! Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi etc. IS
    NOT
    A
    DIET PRODUCT! The Congressional Record states that it makes you crave
    carbohydrates and will make you FAT. The formaldehyde stores in the
    fat
    cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Once off these products
    with
    no
    significant increase in exercise, etc., Dr. Roberts in his lecture
    stated
    that he had patient who lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial
    period.

    Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that
    physicians
    would believe that they have a patient with retinopathy, when in fact
    the
    symptoms are 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 without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it
    passes
    the blood brain barrier and deteriorates
    the neurons of the brain, causing in diabetics (as well as in patients
    not
    suffering from diabetes) various kinds of brain damage, seizures,
    depression, manic depression, panic attacks, rage, violence. (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 early pregnancy. Children are
    especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NOT be given
    NutraSweet. I can relate different case histories of children having
    mal
    seizures and other disturbances being on NutraSweet. Unfortunately
    itis
    not
    always easy to convince a mother that aspartame is to blame for her
    child's
    illness. Only
    by trial and success will she be able to warn other mothers to take
    their
    children's health in their own hands.

    Stevia, a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED 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.

    Books on this subject are available: EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT
    KILLS-
    written by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press 1-800-643-2665) and
    DEFENSE
    AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a
    diabetic specialist. These two doctors will be posting a position
    paper
    with some case histories on the deadly effects of Aspartame 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." Here is the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when
    aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial
    hearing, here have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail.
    Nothing
    has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
    Now
    there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT
    HAS
    EXPIRED!!!!! I assure you, MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame knows
    how
    deadly it is. They fund among others, the American Diabetes
    Association,
    the American Dietetic Association, the Conference of the American
    College
    of Physicians. This has been exposed in the New York Times - to no
    avail.
    These Associations cannot criticize any additives or convey their link
    to
    MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and have to
    endorse
    their products.

    Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all
    infants,
    pregnant mothers and children
    of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted
    independent studies on the problems existing in the population
    (seizures,
    changes in brain chemistry, changes 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.
    [This Message was Edited on 11/01/2002]
  3. tes

    tes New Member

    My sister had me read this exact article a few months ago. Pretty scare, eh!!!! I drank about 3 cans of diet pepsis a day and chewed alot of gum with aspartame and I'm sure many more products I consumed had this deadly poison. I don't drink much diet pop anymore, yet I don't feel any better. But it's worth staying away from. Agree? Hope many others will read this and hopefully could change the way they feel.

    God Bless

    Tes
  4. granmama

    granmama New Member

    I am proud to share my news that I have not consumed aspertame products for over a month now. I was a diet Dr. Pepper junky, 4 a day. Now, I just drink Caffine Free Dr. Pepper and just 1 a day.

    Honestly, the only difference in my Fibro symptoms would be the mental confusion. I seem more focused now. I still have pains and aches though, no change there.

    I enjoyed this article. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    granmama
    [This Message was Edited on 11/01/2002]
  5. lindasue

    lindasue New Member

    I have been drinking diet cola's for years!!! And use Equal in my coffee every morning..... I chew sugarless gum as well......I know have been sick with this DD for a very long time....before the diet drinks, etc...BUT!! I'm going to give it a try and starting tomorrow no more artificial sweeteners....I'm going to go at least 2 weeks and see if I can tell any difference....
    It really might be worth it for some of us to try this and see what happens.
    I'm willing.....
    Thanks for the info.
    Linda Sue
    [This Message was Edited on 11/01/2002]
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    This chemical, along with MSG, is considered an exitotoxin and is very bad for us. Our brains are already in overload and these chemicals just intesify the firing of our neurons.

    The acronym, SCANT, tells us what to avoid: Sugar (in all its forms), caffeine (in all its forms), alchohol, neutrasweet, and tobacco (in all its forms).

    I have also found that anything made with white flour, white rice, and white potatoes are also bad for us.

    You can buy Diet Rite sodas which are made with Splenda and contain no caffeine. However, Splenda is made with chlorine and probably is harmful to the body. In addition, sodas contain phosphates which are definitely not good for us.

    Love, Mikie
  7. lindasue

    lindasue New Member

    ALRIGHT ALREADY!!!!!! I'M JUST NOT HAVING ANY FUN ANYMORE!!!
    As I said a couple of posts up.....I'm giving up the unsweetened stuff, and see what happens.....BUT, Mikie!!!!!
    I won't give up my POTATOES!!!!!!!!! That is where I just draw the line......I'm a potato woman and I'm gonna' stay a potato woman!! POTATOES, PASTAS, PEPSI......My three P's.
    Isn't there such a thing as.......TOO much information? :eek:((
    I have to call them "my comfort food".....Along with a few more foods that I just refuse to mention I certain places (caus' I know they are big no, no's too)!! I PROMISE that I will slow down.......real s l o w -----but do I gotta quit altogether?!?
    I hope you know most of this post is just in fun...But seriously...I'm going to do the best I can do with this DD...BUT I will NOT allow it to take EVERYTHING from me....And that includes a good ol' baked potato every once in a while!! And with Thanksgiving coming up.....I'm having mashed pots. and gravy til it comes out my ears....
    Hope you all had a chuckle!
    LOve, hugs and potatoes,
    Linda Sue
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I know exactly how you feel. For eons, I have looked at my illnesses of illnesses of deprivation. Since carrying around an extra 40 pounds from medication and having my joints hurt, especially my knees, plus elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels, I decided that trying to cling to my old comforts was killing me. It doesn't kill immediately, it insidiously works its evil from the inside out until a stroke, heart attack, or diabetes does one in. My lab report were validating where I was headed.

    I have decided that rather than have my food control me, I was going to take some control over my food and my life. I no longer view my lifestyle as one of deprivation but one of being in control and taking responsibility.

    I know most of your post was tongue in cheek, and I don't want to sound like I'm preaching, but until we make a BIG paradigm shift, it is very difficult to heal. A lot of what I've been doing is a result of my new therapy. I am reading "Why People Don't Heal And How They Can," by Caroline Myss. She also wrote, "Sacred Contracts." I have been working on therapies which are helping my body to heal, but I decided my mind and spirit could use a little help too. My therapist is completely different from any of the others. She is using hypnotherapy which has enabled me to release a lot of guilt, worry, and emotional pain which has been blocking my healing.

    Well, y'all, I've really gotten carried away here, but this is important stuff. Diet will probably eventually be shown to be one of the most important factors in our illnesses and their treatment. Get the book, "Nutritional Guide for Syndrome X" and find out just what happens when you pour a Pepsi into your body or when you eat a potato. It ain't a pretty picture. Do it often enough and you could be headed into a downward spiral which adds insulin resistance and eventually diabetes to the illnesses from which we already suffer.

    Thanks, again, Klutzo, for turning me onto the dangers of carbs.

    Love, Mikie
  9. poodlegirl

    poodlegirl New Member

    I also can't give up on potatoes! By the way my mom's name is Linda Sue!:)
  10. vloga

    vloga New Member

    Wow - thanks for this ! I'd already worked out I was allergic to aspartame, but over here in the UK it's become the number one additive. I never did like soft drinks anyway, always left a nasty taste in my mouth for days.

    Last weekend I went down with the 2nd cold in a fortnight, couldn't walk far so just went to get cold remedy from the local store. Had aspartame in it - I was sick for *four* days, including being spectacularly ill at work and was sent home.

    Went to pharmacy for advice, and the pharmacist thought I was nuts as I interrogated him about what the different remedies contained. Well, last time I took one with caffeine in it, I ended up in the ER. Got my usual, and have been ill as a dog ever since, but at least the nice pills have been keeping it at bay.

    I just wish there was some way of getting the message about additives over to the food manufacturers.............
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    The manufacturers are only interested in prolonging the shelf life of their products, enhancing the taste, and ensuring the food looks tasty, hence the chemicals, artificial sweeteners, and artificial colors.

    The best thing we can do is stay away from the center of the supermarket. Shop only around the edges where you can buy fresh dairy, meat, fowl, fish, veggies, and fruit. It will make a big difference in how we feel.

    Love, Mikie