With regard to Jonjayray's remarks about human studies in NutraSweet on 08 September 2007, [ http://www.bloggernews.net/110037 ] physicians in the know are ethical enough not to do them anymore. We have the affidavit of the translator when Searle did studies in 6 countries. They used people in poor villages who wouldn't be missed. It showed aspartame hardens the synovial fluids, the reason for so much joint pain. Many had seizures like the monkeys in the RAO Study, pivotal to the approval of aspartame. A 52 week oral toxicity study on 7 infant monkeys showed 5 had grand mal seizures and one died. Read it on http://www.dorway.com Then read the FDA report of 92 symptoms on you'll see there are 4 types of seizures reported. Some people got brain tumors but what would you expect as aspartame breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor agent that did give rats brain tumors in original studies. In fact, if you read the FDA audit they were excising them, putting the rats back in the study and when they died, resurrected them on paper. Here is the Bressler Report: http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt One woman lost her baby and hemorrhaged, and then disappeared. It showed that aspartame destroys the brain. Even a Norway study showed aspartame destroys the brain, especially in the area of learning. Now we have it in humans and rats, no difference.
The phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin triggers psychiatric and behavioral problems such as suicidal tendencies, manic depression, mood swings, insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations, panic attacks. It interacts with all drugs and vaccines. It damages the mitochondria or the life of the cell. The mitochondria are the principal energy source of the cell and contain the cytochrome enzymes of terminal electron transport and the enzymes of the citric acid cycle, fatty acid oxidation and oxidative phosphorylutin. Ralph Walton, M.D., Psychiatrist, seeing this in patients decided to do a study because after all if this is what it triggers what if somebody already was depressed or had psychiatric problems and then used aspartame. Even the administrator of the hospital took part in the study and had a retinal detachment and is now blind in one eye. After all there is free methyl alcohol in aspartame which converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye and destroys the optic nerve. One person had conjunctival bleeding. The depressed group said they were being poisoned. The institution stopped the study immediately. Monsanto had offered to provide aspartame but then refused because they knew what would happen, and it did. That's why 92% of independent, scientific peer reviewed studies show the problems aspartame causes. I'll paste in Dr. Walton's report below.
Nobody in their right mind would do a study on children since the famed neuroscientist Dr. John Olney who founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity had told the Board of Inquiry of the FDA that aspartame would destroy the brains of our children in a 49 page report and the FDA agreed. Here is that report: http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc In the Dominican Republic, Dr. Baret, accidently did a study on 360 children by removing their milk and giving them aspartame juice. Almost every single child was effected with confusion, hyperactivity and other aspartame problems. He called me because he said that was the only difference, the added aspartame. So he took them off the aspartame juice and in four days they all went back to normal.
This is Aspartame Awareness Weekend, and I would suggest you educate yourself: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_awareness_weekend_2007.htm There is also a URL that has a special for Dr. H. J. Roberts new book, "Protecting Mankind: One Physicians Quest", with it comes the 1000 page medical text of symptoms and diseases triggered by aspartame. Through today you can get them both for $65.00 less than the price of the medical text alone. http://www.sunsentpress.com or 1-800-827-7991. The medical text was cut down 40% because it was too big to publish. It is as large as our Atlanta phone book. Have these done studies on all these problems in humans. Yes, every single one of them. They have been doing studies on the human race for a quarter of a century. Welcome to the International Association of Guinea Pigs and Lab Rats.
Here is the Board of Inquiry Report of the FDA revoking the petition for approval. Read the commentary above along with a clip from Sweet Misery: A Poisoned, the aspartame documentary, explaining how Don Rumsfeld got it marketed when the FDA said no. http://www.wnho.net/fda_petition1.doc
As to cancer, the FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told congress that aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment because without a shadow of a doubt it can cause brain tumors and brain cancer. http://www.wnho.net/the_fda_fable.htm In original studies it triggered brain, mammary, uterine, ovarian, testicular, pancreatic and thyroid tumors. So why are you surprised by Dr. Soffritti's two studies which show aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen. Attorneys in New York are already taking the cases of brain tumors in New York and New Jersey.
If I were you, I would do more research. There is a safe sweetener called Just Like Sugar that is just chicory and orange peel and chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics. You can get it in Whole Foods or Raw Oats. On the other hand aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy, and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and interacts with insulin. Read the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. It also makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight and is a big reason for the epidemic of obesity. So you really don't know what you're talking about.
Below my signature is Dr. Walton's report.
Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Report on Aspartame and Children
By Ralph G. Walton, M.D.
Posted: 21 February 2006
Although undoubtedly well intentioned, any attempt to replace sugared beverages with aspartame containing diet products will, in my opinion, have a devastating impact on the health of our children and adolescents. The alarming increase in obesity, type II diabetes, and a wide variety of behavioral difficulties in our children is obviously attributable to multiple factors, but I am convinced that one powerful force in accentuating these problems is the ever increasing use of aspartame.
Aspartame is a multipotential toxin and carcinogen. The dipeptide component of the molecule can alter brain chemistry, significantly changing the ratio of catecholamines to indolamines, with resultant lowering of seizure threshold, production of carbohydrate craving and in vulnerable individuals leading to panic, depressive and cognitive symptoms.
The methyl ester component of aspartame is metabolized to methanol, which in turn is broken down into formic acid and formaldehyde. Methanol can lead to serious eye problems, formic acid and formaldehyde are potent carcinogens. The diet food industry and the F.D.A. are fond of saying that aspartame is "the most studied product in history" with an outstanding safety record. In fact however virtually all of the studies in the medical literature attesting to its safety were funded by the industry, whereas independently funded studies, now numbering close to 100, identify one or more problems. It would be especially tragic if an attempt to improve the health of our children led to even greater exposure to this highly toxic product. Thank you for your attention to this urgent public health issue.
Ralph G. Walton, M.D.
Medical Director, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor Of Psychiatry, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Walton's study on aspartame: "Adverse Reactions to Aspartame"
Double-Blind Challenge in Patients from a Vulnerable Population: http://www.mindfully.org/Health/Aspartame-Adverse-Reactions-1993.htm
Dr. Walton's research on Scientific Peer Reviewed Studies and Funding: http://www.dorway.com/doctors.html#walton
This is part of the Report For Schools on http://www.mpwhi.com we are distributing this weekend.
The Dangers of Aspartame
Russell Blaylock, MD, is arguably the world's foremost authority on the biochemistry of aspartame and its effect on brain function. Dr. Blaylock classifies aspartame alongside monosodium glutamate as an "excitotoxin"-substances that overstimulate brain cells causing cascades of neurological complications. His book, "Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills," is considered by many to be a definitive work in the field of excitotoxicity.
By Russell Blaylock, MD
In 1965, a researcher at G.D. Searle pharmaceutical company inadvertently discovered the artificial sweetener aspartame while working on an anti-ulcer medication. It was discovered that the sweetener was about 150 times sweeter than an equal amount of sugar. Over the next decade, the research staff at the G.D. Searle Company conducted a series of studies in an effort to get the product approved by the FDA. Clip - rest of report on http://www.mpwhi.com