This is in response to the article entitled, "Dietary Excitotoxins Linked With Fibromyalgia And Irritable Bowel Syndrome", which may be found at: http://www.drbriffa.com/2012/08/31/dietary-excitotoxins-linked-with-fibromyalgia-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
Also, this has always been basically known. Dr. Carolyn Dean has a book, "IBS for Dummies".
Also, here is a case of aspartame induced fibromyalgia on PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21176433
Dr. H. J. Roberts author of "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", http://www.sunsentpress.com has written about aspartame and fibromyalgia for years. He calls its a junkbucket diagnosis. Aspartame hardens the synovial fluids, and the toxic breakdown products causes agonizing joint pain. Norma Vera, translator, told me studies on aspartame were done in 6 countries by G. D. Searle and never published. She said they used people in poor villages that would not be missed. Some developed seizures and some brain tumors. The pregnant woman lost her baby, hemorrhaged and disappeared. These studies she said proved aspartame hardens the synovial fluids. Some died. They were done around 1983/84. In 1985 G. D. Searle sold NutraSweet to Monsanto. Monsanto sold most of NutraSweet to Ajinomoto. Part is also owned by Merisant and Child's.
A study at the University of Florida some years ago on aspartame and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue showed that when aspartame and MSG were removed fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue disappeared.
It was interesting that many years ago Dateline did a debate on fibromyalgia stating one thing they knew for sure that those with fibromyalgia were depleted in serotonin. This is caused by aspartame big time and triggers psychiatric and behavioral problems and interacts with all antidepressants. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_psychiatric_disorders.htm H. J. Roberts, M.D. says with children killing children you have to consider aspartame. It changes brain chemistry and no doubt is behind a lot of crime committed. Every bipolar victim I've ever spoken with was a user of aspartame. Experts say mental hospitals are full of patients that are nothing but aspartame victims. In these mental hospitals aspartame products and sodas are still served. They have no way of getting well.
Remember September is Aspartame Awareness Month. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_awareness_month_2012.htm One of the things you can do is email this post to fibromyalgia organizations and mental hospitals. You might save thousands!
Orthopedic surgeons tell me they find necrosis under the joints of aspartame users. Usually getting off aspartame is all that is necessary for fibromyalgia and joint pain to disappear. However, if there is damage its usually curable by prolotherapy. http://www.wnho.net/prolotherapy_treatment.htm
and http://www.caringmedical.com/symptoms/prolo_fibromyalgia.asp In Oak Park, Illinois it is done by Dr. Ross Hauser,firstname.lastname@example.org and in Cummings, Georgia by Dr. Michael Milton, email@example.com These are top physicians in this field. Dr. Gustav Hemwall who was trained by the inventor of this treatment and died in his 90's still practicing, told me prolotherapy has an 85% cure rate and 95% in back pain. Dr. Hauser took over his practice.
David Rietz suffered from joint pain and went to 12 physicians who were clueless because FDA and professional organizations and front groups funded by aspartame manufacturers lie. He suffered so badly he actually built a room to house a Jacuzzi because it was less painful to stay in water. He found out aspartame causes this by reading the FDA list of 92 documented symptoms: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_92_symptoms_on_aspartame.htm Off aspartame all symptoms disappeared and he set up http://www.dorway.com he said "to give back to the Internet what the Internet gave back to him, his life". Aspartame also can precipitate prostate cancer so in the end aspartame still took his life. He wanted so bad to live and even was warning the public with his last breath. His last words to me before he died was "here's a case of aspartame lupus, please save her". His daughter Tanya Crosby still maintains DORway in his memory. Be sure to read "Doctor's Speak Out". . He was such a fine man. Dr. Maria Alemany who did the Trocho Study showing the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA told me personally in Barcelona that aspartame will kill 200 million. Has it already? How many lives can you save this month getting consumers off this poison?
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame