From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Date: Sun, Sep 02, 2007 11:27 am
Subject: Canada: Why Aspartame causes Obesity
Aspartame used in diet drinks make you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight as written in the protest of the National Soft Drink Association in the congressional records: http://www.mpwhi.com/open_letter_dick_adamson.htm It has caused an epidemic of obesity. Read Dr. Sandra Cabot's paper in our Report For Schools: http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm . A recent study has also shown that diet drinks are link to heart disease. Here is more information below.
DIET DRINKS AND HEART DISEASE:
The major problem with diet drinks is they are sweetened with aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/951/Canderel, etc.) which is not an additive as the manufacturers would like for you to think. It's an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with all drugs and vaccines. It's also a chemical hypersensitization substance so when they mix this chemical poison with other unsafe sweeteners like Splenda (sucralose) which liberates free chlorine and acesulfame potassium which caused cancer and leukemia in original studies it makes the problems worse. The web sites below have many articles from physicians.
Aspartame causes an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. There are many articles about this on http://www.wnho.net, click on aspartame by several physicians. Here is one below my signature by Dr. H. J. Roberts who wrote the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com Also, next weekend is Aspartame Awareness Weekend and we hope you will publish to alert those in your country that this is product is deadly. There are efforts around the world to ban it and Canada should be included. See Dr. Roberts paper below written in 2004 and here is a post on Aspartame Awareness Weekend: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_to_review_ramazzini_aspartame_study.htm
Stevia is safe when there are no additives and there is Just Like Sugar which is simply chicory and orange peel. It is available in Canada. Aspartame also can precipitate diabetes, aggravates and simulates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. Dr. Roberts is a diabetic specialist.
Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
ASPARTAME INDUCED ARRHYTHMIAS AND SUDDEN DEATH
By H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.
(c)2004 by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
Posted: 24 April 2004
A recent extensive review of sudden death in young athletes (1) made no mention of aspartame as a primary cause or suspected contributory factor, especially when demonstrable pathology was absent. This issue has assumed great public health importance because "diet" products containing this chemical are being consumed by over two-thirds of the population - especially weight-conscious persons.
I have repeatedly reported the serious cardiovascular, 'neuropsychiatric, metabolic and other adverse effects of aspartame products. (2-4) Among the first 1200 aspartame reactors in my data base, 193 (16%) had symptomatic arrhythmia's, 85 (7%) atypical chest pain, and 64 (5%) recent or aggravated hypertension.
One hypertensive patient developed complete heart block within hours after consuming his first diet cola.
Another had undergone unsuccessful radio frequency ablations in the heart before awareness of having aspartame disease.
Pheochromocytoma was suspected in several aspartame reactors.
The issue of sudden death related to aspartame and its breakdown products has been raised a number of times, particularly among previously well individuals using such products... including pilots and drivers , (3,4,6) and athletes. I have detailed the release of norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine and free methanol by aspartame; a host of pertinent-related pathophysiologic conditions, (e.g., cumulative formaldehyde adducts derived from aspartame in tissue proteins and nucleic aids; excessive insulin release); direct oropharyngeal absorption from gum, "breath fresheners" and other products; and the increasing problem of aspartame addiction. (4-7)
The likelihood of pulmonary hypertension induced by the vasoconstrictive effects of aspartame products also has been considered. (5) It is relevant that unexplained dyspnea was experienced by 110 aspartame reactors, usually with prompt improvement after abstinence. Moreover, primary pulmonary hypertension was found at autopsy in a 27 year old female aspartame reactor.
The lack of familiarity of most physicians and medical examiners with the foregoing considerations can have serious legal consequences. A case in point is that of a young woman (also a Sunday School teacher) who has been sentenced to serve 50 years in a Virginia prison for allegedly poisoning her husband with methyl alcohol. Elevated methanol blood concentrations were found postmortem in this body builder/basketball player who drank ten diet drinks and other aspartame products daily. She remains incarcerated despite affidavits indicating that 10% of aspartame becomes free methyl alcohol after consumption.
The need for clinicians and corporate-neutral investigators to evaluate the contributory role of aspartame in cardiopulmonary disorders and sudden death, and drug interactions with aspartame, is underscored by the frequency of persons dying unexpectedly being categorized as "death due to causes yet to be determined." One interested resident of Orange county (California) found 192 persons listed in this category between July 11 and November 15, 2003 according to the Orange county Register.
Note from Dr. Betty Martini:
The woman mentioned in this document sentenced to serve 30 and 20 years in a Virginia prison is Diane Fleming whose husband in reality died from aspartame. Notarized affidavits from at least 5 aspartame experts have attested to this fact. Cori Brackett of Sound and Fury Productions has produced the movie - Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. (firstname.lastname@example.org).