By James Granger, M.D.

Posted: 12 March 2009

From: James Granger, granger_md@yahoo.com
To: sendinge@capitol.hawaii.gov, sengreen@capital.hawaii.gov, repyamane@capital.hawaii.gov, repnishimoto@capital.hawaii.gov
Cc: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009
Subject: Aspartame Bill


I am writing to once again express my support for any bill in any jursidiction that bans Aspartame from human consumption. I have written to the Hawaii legislature in the past while a resident of Grovetown, GA. I am now a resident of Atlanta, GA. My location has changed, my convictions and beliefs have not.

My challenge to you is to show "true leadership" and ban the poison known as Aspartame. Protecting one's constituents is the prime goal of any leader. Below you will find the original text of what I wrote to the Hawaii legislature. The facts and opinions still stand true. On behalf of the population of Hawaii and people everywhere, thank-you in advance for showing "true leadership"!

I am a physician and truly disturbed by the continued availability of Aspartame in our food supply. As a resident physician I developed tremors in my dominant hand (right). These tremors affected my surgical performance to the point of having one of my professors inquire as to whether or not I had an alcohol problem. I can assure you that I do not, nor have I ever had a substance abuse problem of any kind. My tremors persisted beyond my postgraduate training. I then had friends comment on noticing my hand shaking at rest outside of a clinical environment. After removing Aspartame from my diet, the tremors have been absent for over two years.

I have researched the issue and found that there is a plethora of scientific evidence to substantiate the claim that Aspartame should have never been allowed to enter our food supply.

Several facts need to be noted:

Note the summary below (excerpt from http://www.wnho.net posted 3/12/2004):

A few of the relevant findings summarized from various documents describing the FDA Task Force Report:

In conclusion: The economic impact of banning Aspartame is outweighed infinitely by the invaluable improvement in the health of your constituents. I ask that you protect and serve your constituents, yourselves and your families by banning Aspartame from your jurisdiction. The leadership you would exemplify would set a much overdue president and positive impact it can/will have on other jurisdictions is incalculable.

James Granger, MD