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22. juli 2005 :


Fresh fears raised about aspartame

Manufacturers dispute study into lab rats fed sweetener

Felicity Lawrence, consumer affairs correspondent
Friday July 15, 2005
The Guardian

The European Food Safety Authority is reviewing "as a matter of high priority" the results of a large new study into aspartame, the artificial sweetener consumed by millions of people worldwide and used in more than 6,000 food and drink products.

The above is from The Guardian - read the entire atticle by clicking on the above link


The European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences Cancer Research Centre in Bolonga, Italy, just released their three year study confirming the link between aspartame and lymphomas and leukemias.
[ You can see this report at: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_study_14july2005.pdf ]

The report by Morando Soffritti "Aspartame induces lymphomas and leukemias in rats" is in the European Journal of Oncology for July, 2005. Dr. Soffritti and his team carefully set the conditions whereby genetically-uniform test rats were treated equally with the exception of being divided into groups given varying levels of the toxic chemical sweetener.

Rats are deemed appropriate subjects for testing aspartame on humans because both humans and rats metabolize the methyl ester in aspartame into methyl alcohol, then formaldehyde then formic acid - all deadly poisons. The carcinogenicity of substances in rats and mice is a consistent predictor of cancer risk in humans exposed to those substances.

The study commenced with 8 week old rats and continued until the last one died at 159 weeks. Their physical status and behavior were examined three times daily and detailed records of their growth were kept. Every two weeks each of the 3,600 rats were "clinically examined for gross changes." As each rat died, a complete autopsy was performed. Organs, tissues and bones were preserved for further study.

"In our experimental conditions, it has been demonstrated..that APM [aspartame] causes a dose-related statistically significant increase in lymphomas and leukemias in females at dose levels very near those to which humans can be exposed," the authors wrote in their conclusion. The number of cancers that developed in rats given zero aspartame was zero. Increases of lymphomas and leukemias at the lowest exposure level was 62 percent and "an increase in the incidence of these types of neoplasias was also observed in males exposed to the highest dose."

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD, one of the world's leading authorities on aspartame neurotoxicity, extensively reviewed the Soffritti report. "This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers (1998), which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was cumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. These two studies strongly indicate that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could significantly increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia.

"This study should terrify mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.

"They also found an increased incidence of malignant brain tumors, even though it was not statistically significant. This does not mean there is no association to brain tumors, since ONLY the animals exposed to aspartame developed the tumors. With children and pregnant women drinking the largest amount of diet colas, this puts their children at the greatest risk of developing one of these horrible diseases. Their found that even lower doses of aspartame could cause these malignancies, yet, the higher the dose, the more cancers that were seen.

"Since aspartame can increase obesity and may even cause the metabolic syndrome that affects 48 million Americans, there is no reason to ever consume this product. At the least, it should be immediately banned from all schools."

Aspartame was approved for use in dry goods in 1981 under extremely controversial circumstances. The artificial sweetener is currently found in more than 6,000 products-soft drinks, chewing gum, candy, desserts, table sweeteners and even pharmaceutical drugs and is responsible for more than 80 percent of consumer complaints filed with the FDA each year. The FDA itself has published a list of 92 potentially adverse reactions to aspartame that includes weight gain, blindness, chronic headaches, insanity and death.

Soffritti et al conducted this study because they wanted to determine whether or not the ADI for aspartame (50 and 40 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day in the U.S. and Europe respectively) was an appropriate limit. Their report concludes with these words: "Results of our study call for urgent reexamination of permissible exposure level of aspartame in both food and beverages, especially to protect children."

Here comes the Whopper! Makers and sellers of aspartame tried to rebut this impeccable European research saying: "With billions of man-years of safe use, there is no indication of an association between aspartame and cancer in humans." Medical investigator, Dr. Ralph Walton, found 100% of the studies aspartame producers paid for say its safe as rain. A study on 7 infant monkeys where 5 had grand mal seizures and one died was even presented to the FDA as evidence for aspartame approval. Dr. Walton felt research results may be connected with who signs the check, since 92 percent of independent studies he looked into confirm the dangers of aspartame. Make that 100% if you delete ones sponsored by our Fatal Drugs Allowed folks, the FDA.

In this line Dr. Martini said she checked with the Mafia about the crime rate. These impartial experts assured her: "There isn't any crime in the USA. And for a really bright smile, brush with plutonium!"

Read Dr. Walton's full report: http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html. When he did an aspartame study the institution had to stop it when one subject got a retinal detachment, went permanently blind in one eye, and another suffered conjunctival bleeding. Others said they'd been poisoned, just like the rats. The makers couldn't control this independent, unbiased scientific peer reviewed research.

"Whopper! Whopper! Whopper!" says Dr. Martini of industry claims there is no association between aspartame and cancer in humans, "Wow, what a whopper! Cancer is regularly and systematically found in humans and animals taking this poison. And here's the proof:"


  1. The original test results presented to FDA for aspartame approval were doctored to conceal the rat cancers the poison caused according to examining FDA scientists in an FDA Task Force Report which found these deceits:
    1. "Excising masses (removing tumors) from live animals in some cases without histologic examination of the masses, in others without reporting them to the FDA." (Schmidt 1976c, page 4 of US Senate l976b). Searle's representatives, when caught and questioned about these actions, stated that "these masses were in the head and neck areas and prevented the animals from feeding." (Buzzard l976a) [In other words, the cancers were so big they choked the animals.]
    2. G. D. Searle told the FDA 12 lots of DKP were manufactured and tested in one study, yet only seven batches were actually made. (Gross l985, page S10835) Diketopiperazine is a brain tumor agent which breaks down from the aspartame molecule.
    3. In the aspartame (DKP) 115 week rat study the written observations of the pathology report was changed by the supervising pathologist, Dr. Rudolph Stejskal even though he was not physically present during the autopsies and could not have verified the observations of the pathologist who did perform the autopsies. The pathologist who did perform some of the autopsies had no formal training for such procedures. (Gross l985, page S10837 of Congressional Record 1985b)
    4. "Contrary to protocol, slides were not prepared of the (unusual lesions from the aspartame (DKP) study tissue for microscopic examination..." (Gross l985, page S10837 of Congressional Record l985b)
  2. FDA Toxicologist and Task Force member, Dr Adrian Gross stated (Wilson l985): "They (G.D. Searle) lied and they didn't submit the real nature of their observations because had they done that it is more likely that a great number of these studies would have been rejected simply for adequacy. What Searle did, they took great pains to camouflage these shortcomings of the study. As I say filter and just present to the FDA what they wished the FDA to know and they did other terrible things for instance animals would develop tumors while they were under study. Well they would remove these tumors from the animals."

    An FDA Toxicologist explained why their experiments were invalidated: "It is highly unlikely the FDA Investigative teams found all of the problems with G. D. Searle's studies. G. D. Searle seemed so intent on covering up their misconduct, that it is quite likely that they were able to hide many of the problems from the FDA.

  3. On Jan 10, l977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for "apparent violations of the Federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 331 (e), and the False Reports to the Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 1001, for 'their willful and knowing failure to make reports to the Food and Drug Administration required by the Act, 21 U.S.C. 355 (i), and for concealing material facts and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame.'" The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters.

    Since everything was all a matter of public record the manufacturer was in deep, er, difficulty, and had to creatively avoid an indictment. Both U.S. Prosecutors, Sam Skinner and William Conlon were hired by the defense lawyers, Sidley and Austin, and the statute of limitations expired. When the district attorney gets a job with the godfather, expect acquittal.

  4. In August 1977 the FDA audit, headed by Jerome Bressler was released. Records for approximately 30 animals showed substantial differences between original observations on pathology sheets submitted to FDA. There were numerous inconsistencies and errors noted. For example, a rat was reported alive, then dead, then alive, then dead again; a mass, a uterine polyp and ovarian neoplasms were found in animals but not reported or diagnosed in Searle's reports. The FDA investigators found dose-related uterine polyps in 15% of 34 animals. Read the entire report at http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt

    As damning as the report is, when I spoke with Jerome Bressler he admitted the worst 20% of his report was removed in retyping by FDA and asked me to try to get two mice studies and his cover letter. Doctors H. J. Roberts and Russell Blaylock both spoke with Jerome Bressler as well after which Dr. Roberts asked his congressman to retrieve the missing condemnatory data that the public has a right to know. The FDA refused.

  5. FDA wouldn't approve aspartame for 16 years because of the cancer and prevarication problems, then Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of the manufacturer, said he would call in his markers. The entire story is told in the aspartame documentary: "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" www.docworkers.com In a clip you can see Attorney James Turner explains how Rumsfeld got aspartame approved by politics instead of science: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/Rumsfeld2.html
  6. September 30, l980: FDA's Aspartame Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for approval because aspartame had not been proven safe and there was the question of cancers. Rumsfeld was on President Reagan's transition team and the day after he took office appointed Arthur Hayes as FDA Commissioner. Dr. Hayes over-ruled the FDA Board of Inquiry and then went to work for the Public Relations Agency of the manufacturer on a 10 year consultant's contract. Hayes has refused to talk to the press ever since. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won't talk?
  7. Obviously Searle would never sign up humans for a study of aspartame and cancer where it could be known. So their studies were done in 6 other countries in l983/84 where they sacrificed people in poor villages but never published the horrible results. In a notarized affidavit the translator said: "There was the recurring description of tumors, astrocytomas and gliomas." The rats in original studies developed astrocytomas, pituitary adenomas, etc.
  8. Congressional hearings in l985 and l987 told the horrors of what had been going on in the population. Monsanto had already bought Searle. There were so many complaints the FDA didn't want they began referring the victims to the AIDS Hotline, as they later admitted. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, a former FDA toxicologist and member of the FDA task force told Congress the original studies were "built on a foundation of sand." In a 1987 Senate hearing she testified that flawed tests conducted by Searle - used as the basis of FDA approval - were a "disaster" and should have been "thrown out." She said that even then, years after approval, the safety of aspartame and its breakdown products had not been determined. She emphasized aspartame is in the marketplace without basic toxicity information. Also that there are no data to assess the interactions with DKP, excess phenylalanine, other aspartame metabolites, additives, drugs or other chemicals. Today we know aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines and is a chemical hypersensitization agent. In the new Italian study the rats turned yellow from the formaldehyde.
  9. The late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist, spoke out against aspartame in the August 1, l985 Congressional Record. Gross, who took part in on-site investigations at Searle laboratories, said the studies carried out by Searle "to a large extent unreliable." He said, "at least one of those studies has established BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this ... is of extremely high significance."

    Gross testified because aspartame produces brain tumors and brain cancer, FDA should not set an allowable daily intake of the substance at any level: "In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that has been established way beyond any reasonable doubt, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"

    The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "Given the (cancer causing potential of aspartame) how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public."

  10. In original studies aspartame triggered brain, mammary, uterine, ovarian, testicular, pancreatic and thyroid tumors. Today a medical text on the global plague of Aspartame Disease is 1038 pages and documents a host of diseases and tumors triggered by this carcinogenic, neurotoxic poison. http://www.sunsentpress.com or 1-800-827-7991 by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
  11. In the Journal of Advancement in Medicine, Volume 4, Number 4, Winter 1991, Does Aspartame cause Human Brain Cancer http://www.dorway.com/betty/brainc.txt Dr. H. J. Roberts said:

    "The increasing frequency of primary brain lymphoma of B cell derivation - including reticulum cell sarcoma, microglioma and histiocytic lymphoma - also requires explanation because this subset was previously rare. Eby et al all reported a nearly threefold rise in its incidence among immunologically normal persons in the l982-l84 SEER data, which they could not explain..."

    Dr. Roberts also said that "Hockberg and Miller reported a tripling of incidence of this tumor in non-immunosuppressed persons during the 5 year interval between l980 and l984."

  12. In l996 Dr. John Olney made world news over the Aspartame brain tumor association. Increasing Brain Tumor Rates: Is There a Link to Aspartame? J. Neuropath Exp Neurol, Vol 55, Nov & Dec issues. Dr. Olney discusses the aspartame molecule acquires mutagenic activity when nitrosated and this provides a clue to a possible mechanism by which aspartame could cause brain tumors. He says: "Nitrosation of aspartame or its diketopiperazine breakdown product could result in a nitrosourea-like molecule, and nitrosoureas are THE MOST EFFECTIVE AGENTS KNOWN for producing MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMORS in experimental animals. Some nitrosoureas have broad spectrum carcinogenicity and can induce cancer in both the CNS and several other organs, but other members of this family, particularly alkylated nitrosoureas are organo-specific for the CNS. These agents can act by a direct and relatively rapid mechanism to induce brain tumors, when administered systemically to adult rats. In addition, they are particularly potent in acting by a delayed mechanism involving in utero exposure of the fetus and resulting in a high incidence of malignant brain tumors which do not manifest until adulthood. The malignant tumors induced by either the direct or delayed mechanism are not typically of the childhood type (i.e. medulloblastoma) but rather are predominantly adult tumors (e. g. astrocytomas, glioblastomas, mixed gliomas, oligo-dendrogliomas). Thus, it may be significant that the recent surge in human brain tumor rates involved these various adult types of tumors, whereas childhood medulloblastoma was the singular tumor type that showed no increase."
  13. Neurochemist Dr. Peter Nunn and Geoffrey Pilkington did a study at Kings College about 4 years ago having to do with aspartame and brain tumors which is as yet unpublished. In it was this statement: "When we exposed human brain tumor cells to nitrosated DKP the cells became more motile and their rate of proliferation was significantly elevated. While it is somewhat early to speculate, it is possible that the aspartame breakdown product may be capable of enhancing the rate of malignant progression of pre-existing (and possibly clinically silent, undiagnosed) tumours in the brain."

    This agrees with Dr. John Olney who founded the field of neuroscience called Excitotoxicity and tried to prevent aspartame's approval. He is one of the most renowned neuroscientists in the world. His CV can be read on http://www.dorway.com

  14. One would have to wear a blindfold not to see that aspartame is a carcinogen as the FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told congress. If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck, hangs around with other ducks and everybody in town calls it a duck it probably really is a duck! Old Chinese proverb: "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by the right name." The right name for this merciless plague is Rumsfeld Disease.

    Satchel Page warned: Never look back, something might be gaining on you. He was right. It's us! We're taking aspartame brain tumor case histories from New York, New Jersey, Mississippi and Madison County, Illinois for litigation.

Now the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) says it will review the study linking aspartame ingestion to lymphomas and leukemias"..as a matter of high priority, in the context of the previous extensive safety data available on aspartame." Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center says (www.holisticmed.com/aspartame): "They just told us what the results of the review will be. The review by EFSA (industry consultants) will find no problem with aspartame. That's a guarantee. You read it here first." Read Gold's rebuttal to the EU report, http://wwww.holisticmed.com/aspartame/scf2002.html Martini agrees: I flew to Brussels and gave the EU damning research proving aspartame toxicity. They ignored the facts in their report and published industry propaganda. Their report read like they were making it up as they went along." For the rest of the story: http://www.wnho.net/new_aspartame_studies.htm

Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097


13. juni 2004 :

BREAKING: MS and ASPARTAME CONNECTION Revealed by Aspartame Expert and Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. - Movie Released Today

BREAKING: MS and ASPARTAME CONNECTION Revealed by Aspartame Expert and Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. - Movie Released Today

Renowned Neurosurgeon reveals MS Treatment and Exposes the ASPARTAME and MS Connection with Research. This explains the epidemic OF Subclinical MS in the population of 100 countries the World

(PRWEB) June 9, 2004--Connection between MS and aspartame by neurosurgeon Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. http://www.russellblaylockmd.com

Recently, much controversy has surrounded a claim that aspartame may produce an MS-like syndrome. A current review of recent peer-reviewed scientific studies have disclosed a pathophysiological mechanism to explain this connection. As far back as 1996 it was shown that the lesions produced in the myelin sheath of axons in cases of multiple sclerosis were related to excitatory receptors on the primary cells involved called oligodendroglia. Recent studies have now confirmed what was suspected back then. The loss of myelin sheath on the nerve fibers characteristic of the disease are due to the death of these oligodendroglial cells at the site of the lesions (called plaques). Further, these studies have shown that the death of these important cells is as a result of excessive exposure to excitotoxins at the site of the lesions.

Normally, most of these excitotoxins are secreted from microglial immune cells in the central nervous system. This not only destroys these myelin-producing cells it also breaks down the blood-brain barrier (BBB), allowing excitotoxins in the blood stream to enter the site of damage. Aspartame contains the excitotoxin aspartate as 40% of its molecular structure. Numerous studies have shown that consuming aspartame can significantly elevate the excitotoxin level in the blood. There is a common situation during which the excitotoxin exposure is even greater. When aspartate (as aspartame) is combined in the diet with monosodium glutamate (MSG) blood levels are several fold higher than normal. With the BBB damaged, as in MS, these excitotoxins can freely enter the site of injury,greatly magnifying the damage. So, we see that dietary excitotoxins, such as aspartame and MSG, can greatly magnify the damage produced in multiple sclerosis. Likewise, excitotoxins have been shown to breakdown the BBB as well.

Of equal concern is observation that we know that about 10% of the population (based on autopsy studies of elderly) have MS lesions without ever developing the full blown disease, a condition called benign MS. A diet high in excitotoxins, such as aspartame, can convert this benign, subclinical condition into full-blown clinical MS. The amount of excitotoxins consumed in the average American diet is considerable, as shown by several studies. In addition, the toxin methanol is also in the aspartame molecule. Methanol is a axon poison. Combined toxicity of the aspartate and the methanol adds up to considerable brain toxicity and can convert benign, subclinical MS into full-blown MS. Once the MS becomes full-blown, further consumption of excitotoxins magnifies the toxicity, increasing disability and death.

Recent studies have also shown that even single exposures to these food-based excitotoxins can produce prolonged worsening of neurological lesions. In addition, it has been demonstrated that autoimmune reactions (as occurs with MS) greatly magnifies the toxicity of aspartate and glutamate (the excitotoxins). We also know liquid forms of excitotoxins are significantly more toxic because of rapid absorption and higher blood levels. In the face of this connection between excitotoxicity and the pathophysiology of MS, it would be ludicrous to allow further use of this excitotoxin containing sweetener..


1. Sannchez-Gomez MV, Malute C. AMPA and kainate receptors each mediate excitotoxicity in oligodendroglial cultures. Neurobiology of Disease 6:475-485, 1999

2. Yoshika A, et al. Pathophysiology of oligodendroglial excitotoxicity, J Neuroscience Research 46: 427-437, 1996.

3. Singh P, et al. Prolonged glutamate excitotoxicity: effects on mitochondrial antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes. Molecular Cell Biochemistry 243: 139-145, 2003.

4. Leuchtmann EA, et al. AMPA receptors are the major mediators of excitotoxin death in mature oligodendrocytes. Neurobiology of Disease 14:336-348, 2003.

5. Takahashi JL, et al. Interleukin1 beta promotes oligodendrocyte death through glutamate excitotoxicity. Annal Neurology 53: 588-595, 2003.

6. Pitt D, et al Glutamate uptake by oligodendrocytes: implications for excitotoxicity in multiple sclerosis. Neurology 61: 1113-1120, 2003.

7. Soto A, et al. Excitotoxic insults to the optic nerve alter visual evoked potentials. Neuroscience 123: 441-449, 2004.

8. Blaylock RL. Interactions of cytokines, excitotoxins and reactive nitrogen and oxygen species in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of American Nutraceutical Association 6: 21-35, 2003.

9. Blaylock RL. Chronic microglial activation and excitotoxicity secondary to excessive immune stimulation: possible factors in Gulf War Syndrome and autism. Journal American Physicians and Surgeons, Summer, 2004.


It is now known the cause for the destruction of the myelin in the lesions is overactivation of the microglia in the region of the myelin. An enzyme that converts glutamine to glutamate called glutaminase increases tremendously, thereby greatly increasing excitotoxicity. Mercury also activates microglia, even in subtoxic doses.

Any dietary excitotoxin can activate the microglia, thereby greatly aggravating the injury. This includes the aspartate in aspartame. The methanol adds to this toxicity as well. Now, the secret to treatment appears to be shutting down, or at least calming down, the microglia. It has been found that the antibiotic minocycline powerfully shuts down the microglia. I tried this treatment on a friend of mine who just came down with fulmanant MS. He was confined to a wheelchair. I had him placed on minocycline and now, just a few weeks later, he is walking.

The good news is that other things also calm the microglia-the most potent are: silymarin, curcumin and ibuprophen. Phosphatidylcholine helps re-myelinate the nerve sheaths that are damaged, as does B12, B6, B1, vitamin D, folate, vitamin C, natural vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) and L-carnitine. DHA plays a major role in repairing the myelin sheath. Vitamin D may even prevent MS, but it acts as an immune modulator, preventing further damage - the dose is 2000 IU a day. Magnesium, as magnesium malate, is needed in a dose of 500 mg 2X a day. They must avoid all excitotoxins, even natural ones in foods-such as soy, red meats, nuts, mushrooms and tomatoes. Avoid all fluoride and especially all vaccinations since these either inhibit antioxidant enzymes or triggers harmful immune reactions.

Dr. Blaylock is a recently retired board-certified neurosurgeon with more than twenty six years experience. He is a recently retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi. Author of thirty scientific papers on various medical subjects, chapters in three medical textbooks and a booklet on multiple sclerosis, he recently completed a booklet on bioterrorism and is the author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health & Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life, and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients. ( www.russellblaylockmd.com ) He serves on the editorial staff of The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, and acts as a medical advisor to the American Nutraceutical Association. His excellent newsletter can be gotten at www.blaylockreport.com He lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Note from Dr. Betty Martini :

Cori Brackett, co-owner of Sound and Fury Productions, an MS victim diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic, had a huge lesion in the brain. Cori was a user of the neurotoxic drug Aspartame, marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, E951, Canderel, Benevia, etc. Off the poison, she too walked out of her wheelchair; the lesion disappeared. Because of what she had endured from aspartame disease she felt a moral obligation to warn others, especially with 70% of the population and 40% of our children using this deadly toxin. Cori Brackett traveled 7000 miles and with 25 hours of footage produced the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. She says it reveals one of the most pervasive, insidious forms of corporate negligence in the history of the industrial revolution. On this date it is being released to the world. You will get to see the famed Dr. Blaylock and other aspartame experts, as well as hear the horror story of the victims. See Diane Fleming who is wilting in a Virginia prison because her athlete husband died of aspartame. She was sentenced to 50 years for the crime committed by the manufacturer who had the malice to market a poison.

Dont miss this film. Contact Cori Brackett at Cori@soundandfuryproductions.com or 520-624-9710. http://www.soundandfuryproductions.com

For years physicians have written the MS Society to alert them about aspartame. You can read my letter on www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html , never answered, of course. Faced with the choice of warning the public or continuing to receive funding from industry, the MS Society has chosen to sacrifice the victims. And when those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem it is a sad commentary on greed and lack of concern for humanity. How can anyone set aside professional ethics to allow an MS holocaust, when simply alerting those with MS to avoid aspartame and other excitotoxins could save the lives of thousands. At one MS Society walk-a-thon, they were giving out free Diet Cokes while trying to prevent our activists from giving walkers info that could save the lives of MS victims. I simply turned to the crowd and said: The MS Society does not want you to have this life-saving information on a product triggering this disease. The entire crowd took copies. Later I received several calls of those who had heeded the advice and gotten well. But I shudder to think how many have perished because the MS Society hasnt had the integrity to warn victims.

Contact Information:

Dr. Betty Martini, Founder
Mission Possible Intl.
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

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Aspartame Toxicity Center: www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

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Den 22. januar 2004 var der mulighed for at ringe til Orla Zinck i Go'Morgen Danmark og spørge om alt om fødevarer. Jeg tog muligheden, og spurgte om, hvordan det kan være, at man stadig bruger aspartam som sødemiddel - Hvis du ikke så indslaget, så send en mail

Da hans svar ikke stemte overens med den viden, jeg har fået via Betty Martini i USA (grundlægger af organisationen Mission Possible, der arbejder for at få aspartam taget af markedet) henvendte jeg mig OMGÅENDE til Betty Martini - hun har fremsendt følgende til Go'Morgen Danmark :

At 03:06 AM 1/22/2004, Helle Kongevang wrote:
The reply address is to avoid spam mails

To :
Mrs Betty Martini
9270 9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Ga. 30097
00-1-770 242-2599 Voice
00-1-770 242-2596 FAX

Dear Betty Martini - and Cecilie Froekjaer at Go'morgen Danmark

This morning on national TV, I was through by phone and asked Orla Zinck (bromatologist) why aspartame is still used, since it gives a.o. alzheimers and brain tumors.

Orla Zinck answered that aspartame is THE most tested sweetner, and that one easiely can use it. Only 300 - 400 people will get sick from it - and they know they will get sick. The rest of us can easily use it and not get sick. He also said that in USA there are many "scare" sites about aspartame, but they are not worth anything. He then said that if a person thinks she/he will get sick of something - they WILL get sick. He also said that there are NO scientific evidece that aspartame is toxic.

Dear Betty. Will you kindly tell Cecilie Froekjaer, gomorgen@tv2.dk, what you know about aspartame, so they can correct this - since it was sent prime time early morning - and many people watch this program - and with Orla Zinck's statement they will feel safe drinking i.e. Coca Cola Light.

Thank you very much.

Have a great day.

Very kind regards
Helle Kongevang


Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:54:46 -0500
To: gomorgen@tv2.dk
From: "Dr. Betty Martini" <Bettym19@mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: [Filtered] Aspartame Disease now declared global plague by
  H. J. Roberts, M.D.

Dear Cecilie,

Please tell Orla about aspartame, no hoax, the crime of the century.  Below pasted is a letter from a U.S. Attorney who use to work in the Justice Department telling the hoax people, Urban Legends and Snopes basically to cease and desist.  You will notice he sent a copy to the Justice Department.  The letter he sent after this was addressed to the  Boys At Monsanto.  Of course, now Monsanto has sold NutraSweet.

Also, 400 people getting sick on this is nothing.  My computer once crashed when 12,000 cases came in (in one day) because of an email that saturated the earth and made world news.  Go to www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html  Read Update World Environmental Conference.  Front groups were set up on the Internet to try and prevent the news from getting out but Monsanto could not put out the fire and sold NutraSweet.  As the famed boxer said, Mohammed Ali, "They can run but they can't hide."  And we are now transferring case histories for class action on brain tumors, blindness, eye deterioration and seizures triggered by aspartame.  We have four support groups on aspartame on line to care for the sick and disabled victims and there are also now aspartame detoxification centers in the US.

And talking about getting sick, so many people are sick and dying that H. J. Roberts, M.D. has now declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague and has published a 1038 page medical text on it, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com  . If you go to www.aspartameispoison.com  it will bring you to the front cover of the medical text and you can see some of the diseases on the front cover.

Also go to www.wnho.net  and click on aspartame and you will see recent press releases and I can send you one or two.  Also, check out www.dorway.com

Now see below for the post sent to the people misleading the public.

All my best,

Dr. Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible Intl, 9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097   770 242-2599    www.dorway.com  and www.wnho.net

Reply-To: "Ed Johnson" edjohnson@stic.net

From: "Ed Johnson" edjohnson@stic.net
To: "David Emery, Urban Legends" urbanlegends.guide@miningco.com
Cc: "David Snopes, Urban Legends" snopes@snopes.com,
      " Dr. Betty Martini" Bettym10@mindspring.com
Subject: From: Former U.S. Department of Justice Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Johnson --- To:  David Emery, Urban Legends --- Dated: 5/28/01.
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 23:26:57 -0500
Dear David,

                                                       My General Background

I am a former U.S. Dept. of Justice Attorney and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, having served as a Federal Briefing Attorney for two years with U.S. District Judge John H. Wood, Jr., and for over four years with the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, the former Chief Judge For The Western District of Texas, and the former Director of the FBI , William S. Sessions. I was named one of the Outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the U.S. by the Attorney General of the Unites States, and was President of the San Antonio Federal Bar Association when it was named Outstanding Chapter in 14 Nations, and served for three years as as a Member of the Federal Practice Licensing Committee for the Western District of Texas. I have represented three former U.S. Presidents in the U.S. District Courts, and numerous other High Ranking Federal Officials, including Cabinet Members, and Federal Judges. My extensive biography is published in Who's Who In The World, Who's Who In American Law, Who's Who  In America, Who's Who In the South and Southwest, and in Who's Who In Industry and Finance. I have served as the Co-Chairman of Fund Raising for the American Heart Association, and served for 3 years as a Director of the American Cancer Society. Until I retired in January 2000, for medical reasons, I served for the last 11 years as the Founding and the Name Senior Managing Shareholder, and President and CEO of one of the Top 25 Lawfirms (as published in the SA Business Journal's "Book of Lists") in San Antonio,Texas, the Eighth Largest City in the United States.

                                                              The Basic Facts

Because of misinformation published and advertised concerning the safety and advisability of using aspartame products in diet drinks and other food products, I became a heavy consumer of aspartame and food products, especially Diet Cokes, sweetened by aspartame products (e.g."NutriSweet" and "Equal"), and as a direct and proximate result of my aspartame consumption, developed a brain tumor. I was operated on twice to remove a brain tumor, in December 1996 and again in July 1998, and underwent daily radiation treatments for two months in 1997. Yes, in the words of a former Senior Toxicologist for the FDA, Dr. Adrian M. Gross: "Beyond a shadow of a doubt, aspartame causes brain tumors." This was stated in his testimony before the U.S. Congress and was permanently memorialized, documented, and published on August 1, l985 in The Congressional Record.

                                                    Class Actions Are Currently Brewing

I am sure that there are currently several class actions of some magnitude being prepared against the willful purveyors of misinformation, the manufacturer of aspartame, and others who are part of the conspiracy, by New York and Los Angeles lawfirms which specialize in large class actions.

                                                                     The Question

I have read a copy of Ms. Betty Martini's email to you of May 24, 2001 at 11:30am, and I must ask you the same question she asked of you: Why are you, David, consciously, willfully, and deliberately putting out misinformation on aspartame? Yes - deliberately and with full knowledge of the dire and extremely harmful medical consequences that this misinformation is in fact causing, including the deaths of unsuspecting mothers, fathers, and children. In my case, it almost resulted in my death (twice) during two brain tumor surgeries which resulted in my inability to practice law after 30 years and while in the prime of my earning years. I feel so strongly about this issue that I have written an article on the undeniable and irrefutable fact that "aspartame causes brain tumors beyond a shadow of a doubt", which is now published on over 400 websites worldwide. The information contained in this article is copied below, along with my preliminary message to Ms. Betty Martini.

                                          At some point, your conscience must overrule.

I know that you have a conscience, and at some point, your conscience must overrule the disservice and harm that you are now an integral part of, in causing great physical and mental harm, and even death, in the lives of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting mothers, fathers, and children each year who believe that "the worldwide plague, aspartame," is safe to use, or that the warnings of the dangers of aspartame are "just a hoax" as you and your website, and those aiding and abetting and otherwise acting in concert with you are publishing on your website.

                         The Worldwide Aspartame Plague is Not A Hoax And You Know It

It is not a hoax, David, and you know it full well. You are fully and consciously knowledgeable of the misinformation that you and your website, Urban Legends, puts out concerning aspartame, and as such, you and anyone else who is acting in concert with you and otherwise aiding and abetting  in this conspiracy of willful and malicious misinformation, will be held accountable, just as the tobacco companies and their officers have been and still are being held accountable for the knowing misinformation they put out for years, knowing full well that they were causing the deaths, and painful suffering, of millions of people who believed them. The scene is the same, the names of the death dealers and their instruments of death and family destruction are different. You certainly cannot claim ignorance; The mounting and escalating evidence is far too compelling and overwhelming. So, what is your motivation?

"A hint to the wise is sufficient." Ben Franklin.
"Let him who has ears hear." The Bible.

 Sincerely Yours,

 Ed Johnson, J.D. Atty. (Retired)


To: Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible International
From: Ed Johnson, J.D. Atty.(Retired)
Sent: July 4, 2000
Re: Narrative Report of Facts Establishing "Aspartame As A Major Cause of Brain Tumors" --- "Beyond A Shadow of a Doubt."---


Dear Betty,

As you know, I served as the first Briefing Attorney to U.S. District Judge John H. Wood, Jr. I have a background as a U.S. Department of Justice Attorney, and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas under William S. Sessions, who later became the Director of the FBI.

I am privileged to have my biography published in "Who's Who in The World", "In America", "In American Law", "In The South & Southwest", "In Industry & Finance", and "Among Top Executives". Over the last 30 years I have owned and/or been General Counsel for several oil companies, securities companies, and investment banking firms.

For the last 10 years I have served as founder, President and CEO of one of the larger lawfirms in the eighth largest city in America, which does casualty, products liability, and medical and legal malpractice defense for some of the largest insurance companies, Fortune 500 Corporations, and trucking companies in America. I served for three years on the Federal Licensing Committee for the Western District of Texas, and was President of the San Antonio Chapter of The Federal Bar Association when it was named the Outstanding Chapter in the World in two categories: Outstanding Programs, and Membership Growth.

As you also know, due to my heavy ingestion of aspartame (NutraSweet & Equal) in my food and Diet Drinks - mainly Diet Cokes (thinking I was "prudently and wisely watching my weight and health"), over the years since the FDA allowed it to be placed in foods and drinks, I developed a brain tumor (pituitary adenoma), which has required two life threatening surgeries, and daily radiation therapy for two months. The reasons for my belief that aspartame caused my brain tumor will become apparent as you read on.

The combination of  all of this has severely disabled my ability to perform executive functions and to "input" and thus "recall" facts, to the point that I was finally forced to retire from the practice of law in January of 2000,at the age of 55. Now, unless something is written down, and I'm looking at it, I cannot recall it. Not the type of a condition for an attorney to have! I now have to carry a detailed planner with all sorts of back-up systems to keep a schedule of even the simplest things. However, I am grateful to be alive, and not among those who have not survived "Aspartame Disease".

Short term memory loss, or more accurately in my case,"memory input deficit", is one of the known and classic symptoms of aspartame disease, and one of the known residual effects of radiation therapy that my treating radiologist warned me would most probably occur after the treatments, which were concluded over3 years ago. A medical evaluation was recently done, and the opinion of the evaluating doctor was that "due to the long period of time since the initial surgery and radialtion therapy, it is improbable that a spontaneous recovery will occur."  I am scheduled to have an MRI within the next few days to determine whether the brain tumor (2.4 cm in size) has regenerated since the last surgery. I still am in the shadow of "Aspartame Disease".

Since December l996, when I saw an expose on aspartame (NutraSweet & Equal) on the national television program, "60 Minutes", I have researched the dangers and symptoms of aspartame, primarily through your website, and the website <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com, through independent reading in books, medical journals, and through your daily information updates to your website and others, and your daily aspartame case history reports. I have personally found an increasing number of people who have had brain tumors and  brain surgeries either themselves and/or in their family and/or circle of friends and acquaintances.

The "60 Minutes" television program, which aired in December of l996, pointed out that the alarming and significant rise in brain tumors in the United States has been in direct proportion to the rise in the use of aspartame in the United States since aspartame was allowed to be introduced into foods and beverages by the FDA around l981. After viewing that program, I have not touched a food product or diet drink containing aspartame! Prior to that I drank a huge number of Diet Cokes daily, and sweetened most all my foods and beverages with it.

Below is a Narrative Report of facts which I believe not only strongly support, but prove the fact, that in the words of the late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, a former Senior FDA toxicologist, "beyond a shadow of a doubt, aspartame causes brain tumors (and cancer)". You will recognize many of the statements in the summary, because they came largely from sources that you yourself have researched and frequently quoted in your daily aspartame reports, and are also to be found in The Congressional Record, and in medical reports quoted and found on the website <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com, and in several of the books on the subject by world renowned medical doctors, who have thoroughly researched this subject. As the time honored Latin Legal Doctrine states:

                                 "Res Ipsa Loquitor" - "The Thing Speaks For Itself."


Ed Johnson, J.D. Atty.(Retired)
Tel:  210- 492- 2299
Fax: 210- 492- 6024


                                                        (See Narrative Report Below:)


                      "Aspartame (aka "Nutrasweet" & "Equal")  Causes Brain Tumors"

                                                    -----"Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt"-----

               (Quote:The Late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, PhD.,  former Senior FDA Toxicologist)

                               As Recorded in The Congressional Record, August 1, l985

The late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, former senior FDA toxicologist, stated in his testimony before Congress, "Beyond a shadow of a doubt, aspartame triggers brain tumors" and, "therefore, by allowing aspartame to be placed on the market, the FDA has violated the Delaney Amendment". In fact, his last  words to Congress were: "And if the FDA violates its own law, who is left to  protect the public?"  These words have been repeated hundreds of times in numerous publications and talks. Read Dr. Adrian Gross' letters to Senator Metzenbaum on  <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com, listing all the brain tumors caused by aspartame.   Read the "Bressler Report", and the FDA's own internal audit on aspartame and the 92 adverse medical symptoms caused by aspartame, on  <http://www.dorway.com>http://www.dorway.com

The testimony of the late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, former senior FDA toxicologist, may be found at <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com as recorded in The Congressional Record (SID835:August 1, l985).  Dr. Gross, who took part in on-site investigations at Searle laboratories, said the studies carried out by Searle to show the safety of aspartame were "to a large extent  unreliable."  He said: "at least one of those studies has established  beyond any reasonable doubt that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this ... is of extremely high significance."  Congressional Record SID835: 131 August 1, l985

Dr.Gross also testified that because aspartame was capable of producing brain tumors and brain cancer, the FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake of the substance at any level.  In view   of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a   matter that had been established way beyond any reasonable doubt, one can ask:   What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for  this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and  Cosmetic Act?" As I sat next to a former FDA investigator in Houston, Texas, as a guest on the ABC owned Channel 13, on the Top Rated  "Debra Duncan Show", the host asked that very question of him. His reply was: "Money! There are billions of dollars in revenues at stake in the sale of aspartame, and the people who sell it are making many billions of dollars."

So, as usual, it's all about money and greed, over the lives of the innocent who are sick and dying, so that a few rich "cancer-mongers" can and have become even richer. And the irony of it is that, as in my case, the innocent think they are "improving their health" by drinking diet drinks and sweetning their foods (unknowingly) with the deadly cancer and tumor producing neurotoxin, aspartame (NutraSweet & Equal) which causes brain tumors and cancer.

The manufacturer of Nutrasweet (Searle) admitted in their own internal reports (see <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com for the full report), as published in The Congressional Record at SID835:131, that "they had to consider  complete conversion to DKP".  In fact, they said "if they told the FDA this fact, the FDA wouldn't approve aspartame". "DKP" is diketopiperazine, the brain tumor  agent.  Sounds like the tobacco fraud all over again, doesn't it? But this time, it's  the drug industry, and it's big. When the class actions hit, and they will, I predict that they will rival the tobacco litigation we have seen in the past few years.

The aspartame manufacturer (now Monsanto, which bought aspartame from Searle) has a a lot of political influence, and when the FDA Director refused to allow aspartame on the market, he was replaced by one who would, and did, although the FDA had previously asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the manufacturer (Searle) for fraud and deceit in concealing tests and results which showed that aspartame caused brain tumors, cancer, grand mal seizures, and a total of 92  adverse  medical and physical symptoms, including blindness and death. The U.S. Attorney who was asked to investigate Searle, failed to do so, but accepted a position with the Monsanto Corporation's (which purchased the rights to aspartame) defense firm, and the statute of limitations expired. He was aware of the approaching deadline. This is all a matter of record, and can be found on the website <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com.

The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer  causing chemicals in foods.  In his concluding testimony Dr. Gross asked, "Given the (cancer causing potential of aspartame, aka" NutraSweet" & "Equal") how would the FDA  justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it?  Is that  position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food  additive and thus a violation of that law?   And if the FDA itself elects  to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the  public?"  Congressional Record SID835: 131 August 1, l985 .

All the documents showing brain tumors, of course, are on <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com  including Dr. Olney's update and Dr. H.J. Robert's (selected "The Best Doctor in the United States" in the 1980's) peer reviewed paper on aspartame and brain tumors.  Dr. Roberts once told Betty Martini, founder of Mission Possible International that brain lymphoma was once very rare but  since aspartame was introduced, it is projected to be the third most common brain tumor.  The rats used in aspartame studies developed astrocytomas and pituitary adenomas .  A five  stage astrocytoma is a glioblastoma, the rapidly spreading malignant brain  tumor that is escalating in the population.

In December, l996, "60 Minutes" aired an expose on aspartame, and stated that research shows that the   recent high rise in brain tumors in the United States is in direct proportion to the introduction of aspartame ("Nutrasweet" and "Equal") on the market, and the rise in its use by American consumers in food and drinks since the FDA allowed it's introduction into food and drinks in l981.

We need to warn the public about the established reports and public records on the dangers of the  deadly neurotoxin "aspartame", and that aspartame (aka "Nutrasweet" and "Equal" breaks down to a brain tumor agent, diketopiperazine ("DKP").

James Bowen, M.D. wrote in  an article entitled "Aspartame Murders Infants":

"As it breaks down, aspartame creates "DKP", diketopiperazine, and with the intact aspartame molecule you have the two greatest brain tumor carcinogens discovered by science thus far responsible for the massive brain tumor epidemic we now  witness.  The methylated aspartyl

radicals, such as the N-methylD aspartyl radical et al, are recognized as causative of about every known neurodegenerative disease."

John Olney, M.D., who is one of the most famous  neuroscientists in the world today, and who founded the field of   neuroscience known as "excitotoxicity", agrees with H.J.Roberts, M.D., who wrote the peer reviewed research found at  <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com on aspartame and brain tumors.   Dr. H.J.Roberts was selected in the l980's as, "The Best Doctor In the United States".

In his often referenced book, "Excitotoxins - The Taste That Kills", Healthpress (l994), (www.russellblaylockmd.com )

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., discusses the brain tumor and aspartame connection. He is frequently heard and seen over radio and TV, warning the world of the dangerous neurotoxin, aspartame. Dr. Blaylock is highly respected in the field of neurosurgery as one of the best, and his book is highly recommended reading. It is available in bookstores and on <http://www.amazon.com>www.amazon.com.

In his book, at page 214, Dr.   Russell Blaylock makes this statemet:  "It is estimated  that over 100 million people drink aspartame sweetened drinks, including a  large percentage of children.  In my opinion, aspartame should be banned  from foods and drinks until this issue has been properly studied by  independent researchers in the neuro-oncology field."

                                  Yes, "The Thing Speaks For Itself"  "Res Ipsa Loquitor"

Ed Johnson, J.D. Atty.(Retired)


For additional information, and a listing of books by well recognized authorities (M.D.'s and PhD's) who support their findings with hundreds of irrefutable scientific and medical studies,  see the following Aspartame Awareness Websites:

<http://www.dorway.com (The Major Website   Medically Documenting The Dangers of Aspartame)>http://www.dorway.com<http://www.dorway.com (The Major Website   Medically Documenting The Dangers of Aspartame)> (The Major Website   Medically Documenting The Dangers of Aspartame)

               "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad." Aldous Huxley

                                                (A worldly version of the Biblical quote)


----- Original Message -----

From: Betty Martini <<mailto:Mission-Possible-USA@altavista.net>Mission-Possible-USA@altavista.net>
To: David Emery <<mailto:urbanlegends.guide@miningco.com>urbanlegends.guide@miningco.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:30 AM
Subject: Urban Legends Misinformation on Aspartame and Title 18, Section 1001 of the Law

Dear David, This is one of the people who have stumbled who went back to using NutraSweet because you told him the whole issue was a hoax. I consider premeditated misinformation since you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I lectured for the World Environmental Conference, have written you many times, and you have been on <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com and sent the invitation for me to speak.  You know aspartame is not a hoax.  It has now been declared a world plague.  Dr.   H.  J.  Roberts medical text which will be released shortly has a chapter on every problem written in the original email that made world news including a chapter on Desert Storm Syndrome.

This man could have died getting back on aspartame.  As you can tell from his note, since he has so many aspartame problems, it has almost destroyed his life.  Title 18, Section 1001, says you cannot mislead the public.  You have shamelessly mislead the public on the aspartame issue since the post made world news in l998.  You have been written to repeatedly by many people and still refused to remove the false information your site.

So by copy of this note, I am sending this to Robert's attorneys as well as the Justice Department.  You are put on notice if anybody dies as this man could have because of your misinformation you will have to take full responsibility.

Betty Martini, Founder Mission Possible International <http://www.dorway.com>www.dorway.com From: "Robert To: "Betty Martini" <<mailto:Mission-Possible-USA@altavista.net>Mission-Possible-USA@altavista.net> Cc: "Bob Mehl" <rc Subject:

General Information Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 14:38:52 -0400 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200 citbannA.gif My 14, 2001 Dear Betty:

I'm literally exhausted!  I've been on the internet researching the "dorway" site for HOURS and at this point ..  I'm so OVERloaded with information that I can't handle the intake.  Will shut down everything for a couple of hours, including myself ..  and get a rest.   BUT, before I do, I wanted to thank YOU for your call last night and for the Website information you sent me.  When I opened it this morning, I had no idea what I was in for.

What a treasure chest of facts!

Somewhere during my travels through the website today ..  I read a short note about the owner of UrbanLegends.  THAT statement astounded me!  I have always considered him to be MY personal contact to verify whether an incoming e-mail is fact, hoax, or genuine virus.  It never occurred to me NOT to believe him ..  and yes, I was one of those who, a couple of years ago, HAD been sent information about Aspertame ..  got very involved for a brief time ..   but then found that it was a "hoax" ..  when I checked it out (for some un-remembered reason...) with Urbanlegends.com.  Again, for some unknown reason, though I don't know the gentleman at all ..  I chose to believe his statement.

A BIT of medical history ...  I was placed on a feeding tube in January of 1999 (?...much research my records to be sure) ...  and until February of THIS year, 2001, 90% of my ingestion was via the tube.   WITH it, and my Juice Plus ..  and lots of home made vegetable soups put through the food processor so I could "shoot it down my tube" ..  I gained some 35 pounds I'd lost because of the paralysis I am left with in my esophagus.   This was caused by nerve damage either done BY the Emory doctor during the surgery, or because of the tumor itself.  I believe I told you ..  before the tumor was removed ..  I had already "irretrievably" lost my right vocal cord.  I am able to speak today thanks to the miracles that a Dr.  Michael J.  Koriwchak performed on me at St. Joseph's ..  CORRECTING a total of FOUR SEPARATE surgical attempts by Emory doctors to give me back a voice AND to "re-place my paralyzed soft palate in the correct position".  Dr.  "K" did both ...   each in one simple surgical procedure, and the voice you heard last night is the result of an implant/prosthesis which, in conjunction with my still healthy left cord ..   creates my current voice.  I can no longer sing (and I loved to sing! In my youth, I sang with the N.  Y. Opera) ...  but I am SO GRATEFUL for what I DO have that I don't have time (or inclination) to worry about what I no longer have.








HOWEVER ..  AS OF THE FEEDING TUBE REMOVAL ...  I began EATING by mouth and was ..  AM very pleased to be able to swallow again, albeit with a lot of choking and coughing.  I'm told that "as the damaged nerves regenerate, I should realize less and less choking/coughing".


After the tube was removed, I found myself having to take my Juice Plus fruit and vegetable capsule POWDER by mixing it with my Thyroid medication ..  and it was BITTER.  SO, I added refined sugar ..   then thought about THAT for a day or so and since diabetes runs in my family (but I don't have it) ..  decided to go and buy NutraSweet.

Since February I've been ingesting four packets of NutraSweet three times a day with medications/Juice Plus capsule POWDER.   I began going straight downhill, medically .. but it never occurred to me that NutraSweet might be involved!!  I was TOLD ..  after major blood was drawn and sent to the lab that the results showed my T factor to be "greater than 1:640:   High Danger is considered to be 1:40".  I was immediately sent to a specialist/Rheumatologist at near the Gwinnett Medical Center.  Her name is Dr.   Cynthia Lawrence-Elliott and she specializes ONLY in autoimmune diseases ..   including Lupus, FMS, Arthritis, etc.  During my initial exam she drew more blood but told me she was sure I also now have:

1)  Sleroderma (C R E S T variety)
2)  Sjogren's Syndrome
3)  Raynaud's Phenomenon As it turned out, when the lab reports came back ..  I DO have the above three and in her opinion, my Lupus had come out of remission...bringing with it the three above new autoimmune diseases ..  all treatable, but all INcurable."  I'm now taking additional medications I can ill afford ..  but that's life.

In MY opinion, the Lupus (it had been in remission since March of 1993) probably came back in February, after I'd begun taking the NutraSweet!  ... that is ..  that's my opinion now that I've read a lot of the material in the Website you sent.

SO - here I am ..  LOOKING great (or so I'm told ..  hurting all over .. but that's nothing new for me, and wondering what I'm to do with the rest of my life?  I've been trying to find work now for the last year ..  and have managed only one interview .. but never heard back.  I have a fine Sales/Marketing/Administrative background ..  a fine updated Resume with References and Salary History, but it might just as well all be made of air!

I've only recently been put on the trail of a program called The Medicine Program and I've applied for help in getting my prescriptions free.  Right now they're costing me $405.00 a month.  I live on a Social Security DISABILTY income check of $1241.00 a month, and that is ALL I have left to my name after these last 9 years of medical challenges.  I spent 7 of the last 9 years WITHOUT ANY MEDICAL INSURANCE ..  but was finally granted SSD and along with it, after an additional years' wait ..  MEDICARE.

Of course, Medicare has no prescription drug coverage. And so - I am living in a comfortable paid for double wide mobile home ...in a beautiful community ..  with wonderful, loving and giving neighbors and I am blessed!  More to the point ..  I KNOW I am blessed.  I manage to squeek by each month by adding sums to my MasterCard (thanks especially to the newest rounds of prescription drugs which, yes, includes both Celebrex (two a day) and Prevacid (THREE a day).  With my current automobile (10 years old) problems ...   I now have had to charge $892.33 on my MasterCard just to get my car back from the garage.  With 138,000 miles on it .. things just normally begin happening ..   and in my case, they've all begun falling apart about the same time I did!   This has NOT been a happy time since February!  I owe ..  I owe ..   it's off to work I go ..  I WISH I could sing THAT one!  I was forced into personal bankruptcy last Fall ..  owing over $18,000.00 as a result of medical bills, surgeries, prescription drugs, etc., when I finally ran out of my own funds and retirment stocks/bonds.  An embarassing way to live ..  but it beats the alternative!

I will get back onto the Website tonight ..  or perhaps tomorrow ..  and try to find that link where I can connect to the lawyers you mention.  I wasn't able to EASILY find it the first go around, and at this point, I'm to tired to go back in and search for it.  Today, that is.

I'd love to meet you someday ..   to find out more about your crusade in this direction .. but in the meantime, I send you BLESSINGS for all you are ..  to so many!  Love and light to you and your family ...

Bob Mehl (770) 831-1508


 Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:59:06 -0500
From: "Dr. Betty Martini" <Bettym19@mindspring.com>
Subject: Even the President of the US is an aspartame victim, recent
  press release


By Dr. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
E-Mail: <mailto:BettyM19@mindspring.com>BettyM19@mindspring.com
Web Site: <http://www.dorway.com>http://www.dorway.com

18 December 2003

President Bush is having an MRI of his knees today at Walter Reed Hospital. This is another symptom of deadly aspartame disease. It is caused by hardening of the synovial fluids which was discovered on studies done in South America by Searle in l983/84 but never published. The notarized affidavit from the translator, N. Vera is on <http://www.dorway.com>http://www.dorway.com These studies also revealed that some subjects got brain tumors, others had seizures, and aspartame destroys the brain and central nervous system.

Joint pain is 31 on the FDA report of 92 symptoms from 4 types of seizures to coma and death. Dr. H. J. Roberts has declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague and has published the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com or 1 800 827 7991. It contains a large chapter on joint pain, fibromyalgia (a diagnostic wastebucket), arthritis and associated type problems triggered by aspartame. He discusses the abnormalities of calcium and phosphate metabolism such as the affinity of aspartame for calcium which is also depleted by the phosphoric acid in the soda. His reports on joint pain are also on the Dorway web site. Read also info from Dr. Richard Sabates who suffered the same problem from the same diet drinks and ended up at the Mayo Clinic who couldn't help him. The public and physicians are clueless because the FDA, the manufacturers and the professional organizations they fund put out propaganda rather than facts. Aspartame is a deadly neurotoxic drug which interacts with most drugs used to treat the problems it causes and is not an additive at all. It is of such poisonous nature that it is a chemical hypersensitization agent and will even react with vaccines and other toxins. It is a trigger of creeping death - the neurodegenerative diseases.

Aspartame scrambles the brain causing memory loss, confusion and inability to concentrate. It is a molecule composed of three components, aspartic acid, an excitotoxin (product that stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage of varying degrees), methanol, a severe metabolic poison that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid and causes metabolic acidosis, and phenylalanine, at 50% and an isolate is neurotoxic lowering the seizure threshold of the brain and depleting serotonin which triggers manic depression, mood swings, panic attacks and suicidal tendencies for starters. Aspartame breaks down to a witches brew of toxins including diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent.

President Bush is already stumbling over his words and showing the signs of advanced aspartame poisoning. One of these signs is blackouts, and you remember the "fainting spell" said to be from a "pretzel". No record of pretzels causing blackouts.

Orthopedic surgeons have reported finding necrosis under the joints of aspartame victims. The reason there are many failed joint surgeries is aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization agent. Dr. James Bowen says this causes violent auto immune reactions to methyl esters. "Usually, the larger the compound and more toxic the other components the more violent the reaction. Previous reaction to that same compound may make the reaction more violent, destructive, rapid and certain. Methyl merthacrylate is the chemical "glue" used to bond and conform the implant into the bony structure it is being attached to. Being previously sensitized by aspartame virtually assures that methyl mertacrylate will yield a violent local autoimmune destruction rather than "glue" the components to the bone, leaving the unfortunate patient with both the destruction from the surgical excision of bone and the radical damage from rejection of the implant and the methyl mertacrylate platform it was to be glued to."

Often just getting off aspartame will eliminate the problem. If not prolotherapy can. The leading physician who does this is Dr. Hauser in Oak Park, Illinois who was trained by the late Dr. Gustav Hemwall who cured Surgeon General C. Everett Koop of back pain. Prolotherapy is often the cure for chronic pain.

The world is suffering from Aspartame Disease thanks to President Bush's friend, Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld, who called in his markers to get it approved when the FDA had refused for 16 years to not only allow approval but attempted to have the manufacturer indicted. Both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the Defense Team and the Statute of Limitations Expired.What power by a pharmaceutical company! Read the story on web and in the Artificially Sweetened Times (<http://www.Idaho-Observer.com>www.Idaho-Observer.com).

Today people are actually dropping dead from aspartame. A recent report has been sent to the Center for Disease Control from the Idaho Observer covering 192 people who dropped dead in one county alone in 4 months. Think of how many athletes using the product have lost their life. It was never Ephedra. Famed Dr. John Olney reviewed the cases the FDA said died from this and found that none of them did, and that Ephedra is safe. Aspartame causes cardiac arrhythmias and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. There are many articles on this by Doctors H. J. Roberts, Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock and James Bowen. (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by Blaylock, <http://www.russellblaylockmd.com>http://www.russellblaylockmd.com) One of the horror stories is that of the death of Charles Fleming who used at least 10 diet drinks a day. His autopsy showed the chronic methanol poisoning which incidentally affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. The police not knowing about aspartame thought he had been poisoned. His wife, Diane Fleming, a lovely Sunday School teacher and helper of the homeless, is now serving 50 years in a Virginia prison for a crime committed by the manufacturers of this deadly poison. Read the story on the site of the World Natural Health Organization, <http://www.wnho.net>http://www.wnho.net.

And what do they use to sweeten in prisons - aspartame. Also read the article by Dr. Bowen on aspartame and cardiomyopathy.

Another leader of the free world, Tony Blair of England, also user of Diet Coke has already been reported to have suffered the cardiac problems. This represents advanced aspartame poisoning. A letter has been sent to his wife by a homeopath in England. Will he listen before its too late?

Donald Rumsfeld was CEO of Searle when he called in his markers to get it approved. He was on President Reagan's transition team, and Reagan the day after taking office appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as FDA Commissioner since no Commissioner in 16 years would approve the poison. A board of inquiry of the best scientists the FDA had to offer was set up and it was their decision that the petition for approval of aspartame be revoked. Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes over-ruled that Board of Inquiry and then went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer and has refused to talk to the press ever since. The entire Board of Inquiry report, the congressional record and the famed Dr. John Olney's testimony to the Board of Inquiry going into detail about what would happen to the brains of our kids (founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity) can be gotten by CD from Mission Possible Maine, http://www.greatfallspro.com">http://www.greatfallspro.com An excellent article on isolated amino acids explaining why aspartame is so dangerous by James Bowen, M.D., and former FDA Investigator Arthur Evangeslista, can be read on <http://www.aspartame.ca>http://www.aspartame.ca (Mission Possible Canada).

Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: <http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame>http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

P.S. Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. has written a paper on what to do if you have used aspartame. Anyone needing it can email for a copy.



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------------------ This Email is the most UP-TO-DATE as of 7/97

Eleven year old Jennifer Cohen from Oradell, New Jersey, chose an experiment for her 6th grade science project that the FDA and the manufacturer's of aspartame should have found to be an obvious test subject. Using sound principles and double blind testing she developed and ran her tests like a professional. Her goal was simple: What happens to aspartame in diet coke? Upon completion of her experiment a reputable food laboratory performed all the necessary chemical evaluations and presented her with the startling results. The laboratory data proved that aspartame breaks down into formaldehyde and DKP (a brain tumor agent) over a wide range of temperatures, from the Soft Drink Association's suggested test temperature of 104 degrees (and higher) to even in the refrigerator. Dr. H. J. Roberts, world expert on aspartame, said the experiment was very important adding: "Jennifer deserves two gold stars". No wonder the population is rampant with so many of the problems listed in the FDA's acknowledged symptoms of aspartame poisoning (http:www.dorway.com/badnews.html). With results such as this, it is obvious why the pharmaceutical companies never tested their product in this manner!

For those who require independent confirmation of all facts Winston Laboratories located in Ridgefield, New Jersey, (201-440-0022) ran the tests on the diet cokes used in the following experiment.


7/97 READ Jennifer's reply to Dr. Moser, aspartame industry mouthpiece, when HE broke off the communcations HE started!!! (Side-bar to following page)


(Note 1: This is on DORway at: http://www.dorway.com/jcohen.html)
(Note 2: This is in pamphlet form at http://www.dorway.com/jenpamp.html
Download this as a pamphlet in Wordperfect 6 format from http://www.dorway.com/jenpamp.zip
NOTE: Her WEB page was featured in the 5 May issue of "Food Chemical News".
(Volume 39 No.11, pages 18 and 19, John Briley, author)

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Jennifer Cohen is an eleven-year old student in Mrs. Simmons' sixth grade Oradell, New Jersey class. The principal of Oradell Public School is Scott Ryan. He may be reached at 201 261-1181. Jennifer conducted an experiment proving aspartame, the artificial sweetener in diet soda, breaks down into two deadly neurotoxins when stored at room temperature and under refrigeration.

ABSTRACT: The level of aspartame in a can of Diet Coke was found to be 0.06% by a food testing laboratory. The remaining cans from one case of Diet coke were stored under three different heat conditions for 10 weeks. Seven cans were stored in an incubator (104 degrees Fahrenheit), seven cans were stored at room temperature (68-70 degrees Fahrenheit). At the end of 70 days samples were tested for levels of aspartame, formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine). The refrigerated sample contained 0.058 percent aspartame, 0.001 percent DKP and 53.5 parts per billion of formaldehyde. The room temperature sample contained 0.051 percent aspartame, 0.002 percent DKP and 231 parts per billion of formaldehyde. The incubator sample contained 0.026 percent aspartame, 0.010 percent DKP and 76.2 parts per billion of formaldehyde. In addition 10 human subjects tasted each soda sample plus a new can of Diet Coke and rated each sample for taste on a 1-4 scale with 1 being the best and 4 being the worst. The new can of Diet Coke received an average rating of 2.0. The sample stored in the refrigerator received an average rating of 2.6. The sample stored at room temperature received an average rating of 2.5. The sample stored in the incubator received an average rating of 3.8. The effects of heat on Diet coke produced the worst taste and the highest amount of loss of aspartame as well as the greatest increase in levels of DKP. The most pleasing taste was for the new can of Diet Coke. The room temperature sample and the refrigerated sample scored almost the same in the taste test. All samples revealed a presence of formaldehyde. However, the highest level of formaldehyde occurred in the room temperature can. There was also formaldehyde present in the refrigerated sample.

BACKGROUND: Aspartame was discovered in l965 by Searle chemist, Jim Schlatter. He was developing this drug for another use and after accidentally licking his finger found that aspartame was sweet. Today aspartame is consumed by more than 100 million people in the United States. This chemical (aspartame) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who said that an individual can safely consume 97 packets of aspartame every day. Aspartame is in many products including some that children use such as diet soda, light yogurt, Flintstone Vitamins, baked goods, puddings, and Winterfresh gum. It has been known to cause headaches, nausea, vision problems, seizures and cancer in its users.

The ingredients in aspartame are aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methyl alcohol. Methyl alcohol is a chemical that breaks down in high temperatures and turns into formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine), two chemicals known to cause problems in the nervous system. Aspartame's life is 262 days at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, or 25 degrees Celsius. The FDA gets more complaints about aspartame than any other food or drink. The symptoms of aspartame are a lot like the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Ever since aspartame was approved in l985, there has been an increase in brain tumors. There is no direct proof that aspartame caused the brain tumors, but there is enough reason to suspect that, and the television show, "60 Minutes" recently did a report linking the increase in brain cancer to aspartame use.

The FDA reviewed Searle's studies of this artificial sweetener in which rats were fed aspartame daily with their meals for one year. There were 12 brain tumors in the 320 rats that were fed aspartame and no brain tumors in the 120 rats that were not fed aspartame. There was also a study done at the University of Wisconsin on rhesus monkeys. they were fed aspartame daily. After day 200 of a one year study the monkeys developed epileptic seizures. After the study ended, the aspartame was discontinued and the monkeys were are fully watched for 60 days. The monkeys had no more seizures.

METHOD: I did my own experiment on aspartame. On January 21, l997, I bought a new case of Diet Coke from the supermarket. I put 7 cans in the refrigerator, 7 cans in my room at room temperature (about 69 degrees) and I put 7 cans in a BOEKEL incubator (80 Watts, 120 AC volts, 0.75 Amps, catalog # 131500) and set the temperature at 40 degrees Celsius which is 104 degrees Fahrenheit. I left them in there for 10 weeks (70 days). I had a thermometer next to each group of cans and I checked the temperatures daily. I took the remaining three cans and brought them to Winston Laboratories in Ridgefield, New jersey to test for a beginning level of aspartame. When I got the test results back, they revealed that there was normally 0.06 per cent of aspartame in the can of diet soda.

I chose that temperature because in l985 the National Soft Drink Association reported a similar experiment in which diet soda stored at that temperature turned into formaldehyde. In that experiment they explained that 104 degrees Fahrenheit was equal to a daytime temperature in Phoenix, Arizona over the summer. The National Soft Drink Association recommended that aspartame not be approved for use by people in soda. They published this experiment and their recommendation in the Congressional Record.

On April 1, I took the cans of aspartame out of the refrigerator, out of my room and out of the incubator. That day I brought the samples to Winston Laboratory for analysis.

I was going to do a taste in my sister's fourth grade class, but the school nurse said that I couldn't because of all the bad things people say about aspartame, so instead I tested the samples on a group of adults.

I performed a double blind experiment. My mother helped to label each sample with a number. I conducted the experiment but I did not know which sample each person was drinking. I put all of the cans in a cooler and covered them with ice sos that they would be served at the same temperature. I gave each person a small cup of the soda from the refrigerator, from the incubator, from my room, and from a new can of soda fresh from the supermarket. I asked them to rate the taste on a scale of one to four, four being the worst and one being the best. The actual results are to be found in table#1.

Table 1

#517 #502 #540 #563


SUBJECT #1 4 4 4 3
SUBJECT #2 3 2 4 1
SUBJECT #3 2 3 3 2
SUBJECT #4 1 2 4 2
SUBJECT #5 2 2 4 1
SUBJECT #6 2 3 4 1
SUBJECT #7 2 3 3 4
SUBJECT #8 3 2 4 3
SUBJECT #9 3 2 4 1
SUBJECT #10 3 3 4 2

AVERAGE 2.5 2.6 3.8 2.0


Table #2 contains the results of the testing conducted on the samples analyzed by Winston Laboratories. In the sample that was in the refrigerator all that was left of the 0.06 per cent of the aspartame was 0.058 percent. That extra aspartame had turned into 0.001 percent DKP and 53.5 parts per billion of formaldehyde In the sample from my room, all that was left of the 0.06 percent aspartame was 0.051 per cent. The extra aspartame had turned into 0.002 percent DKP and 231 parts per billion of formaldehyde. In the sample that was in the incubator all that was left of the 0.06 percent aspartame was 0.026 percent. The extra aspartame had turned into 0.010 percent DkP and 76.2 parts per billion in the formaldehyde.

Table 2

% % Parts per billion

BASELINE CAN 0.060% **

SAMPLE # 502 0.058% 0.0001% 53.5

SAMPLE # 517 0.051% 0.002% 231.0
(room temperature)

SAMPLE #540 0.026% 0.010% 76.2

SAMPLE # 563 * * *
(new can)

* Sample #563 (new can of Diet Coke was not tested by the lab. It was used for the taste test only. The baseline can was not tested for formaldehyde or DKP because it was assumed that FDA would ban any new product containing poison. The total cost of testing was $1250. This may not be a lot of money to a drug company but it is to me. As it is, I will be baby-sitting for the summer of 1997 to pay for this study. -JC

DISCUSSION: There was an obvious preference for the newly purchased sample of Diet Coke. The scores for the sample in the refrigerator and room temperature were similar but were not as high as the new soda. The score for the incubator sample were very low. Nearly everybody hated the taste.

There are taste differences. Ten people preferred the new soda to the other three samples. With 1 being the best and 4 being the worst, their average score for the new soda was 2.0.

The aspartame contained in diet soda stored over time can break down into formaldehyde and DKP, two very dangerous poisons. Taste tests revealed a noticeable difference among tasters. The higher the heat of storage, the worse the taste.

Diet soda stored for ten weeks loses flavor. Aspartame in that soda breaks down into two products, formaldehyde and DKP. The warmer the temperature, the greater the loss of aspartame and the greater the increase in DKP.

Temperature creates two effects. First, the higher the temperature of storage, the higher the level of DKP in the soda. Second, room temperature seems to create the highest levels of formaldehyde in soda. At very high temperatures, the formaldehyde breaks down. However, even stored in a refrigerator at cold temperature, the aspartame breaks down into formaldehyde.

After diet soda containing aspartame is purchased it should not be stored in the heat or under any condition for a long period of time. Further research should be performed with more samples at different temperatures for different time periods so that safety levels can be determined.

Concerning aspartame, the FDA says, "we believe that based on all the information that we received to date that this is a safe product." I say, "Decide for yourself." Jennifer Cohen


1) Artificial Sweeteners. "The World Book Encyclopedia" 1997
2) Azarnoff, Daniel. "Aspartame" McGraw-Hill. Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 1987
3) Constantine, Alex. "The NutraPoison"  http://www.dorway.com/possible.html   (items 26 and 27) March 13, 1997
4) Jibrin, Janis. "How Sweet It Is." American Health December 1995: 84-85
5) Jibrin, Janis. "Is Sugar Poison?" Mademoiselle December 1995: 84-85
6) Lepke, Janet. "A Dieter's Guide To Sugar Substitutes." Consumer's Digest May/June 1995: 71-74
7) Rao, K.S., McConnell, R.G., Waisman, H.A. SC-18862  52 Week Oral Toxicity Study In The Infant Monkey
8) Roberts, H.J. Aspartame (Nutra Sweet) Is It Safe?  Philadelphia: The Charles Press, 1990]
9) Roberts, H.J. Sweetener Dearest. West Palm Beach: The Sunshine Sentinel Press, 1992

----------------------------------------------- End J. Cohen report


COMMENT: Ms. Cohen did an excellent report in all respects. Dr. Roberts, renowned expert on aspartame and its toxic effects gives her two gold stars. From the viewpoint of an informed layman, I give her FIVE gold stars and a heart-felt "Thank you!"

I understand that the Jewish faith forbids the use of formaldehyde and the act of embalming. I also understand that somehow Nutrasweet was placed on a list of "Kosher" foods. It doesn't make sense that it is Kosher to EMBALM oneself while alive, on a dose by dose basis, but NOT Kosher to be embalmed after death. Did Nutrasweet lie once again, this time to the Jewish faith? Will their lies and disinformation EVER cease?

Coke has a new advertising campaign where they state that Diet Coke is: "You are what you drink". Congratulations, Coca Cola, for finally getting it right! As Jennifer Cohen just proved, diet coke drinkers are consuming formaldehyde and diketopiperazine (DKP, a brain tumor agent) with each and every sip.

The aspartame to methanol to formaldehyde to formic acid conversion of this chameleon substance (with a side-order of DKP and perhaps other tumor agents) makes an excellent toxic soup that gives rise to the 92 FDA acknowledged symptoms of aspartame poisoning.

When their record-keeping was still honest, the FDA stated that it was the most complained about substance, comprising over 75% of their complaints. Then they stated that less that one (1) % of the consumers file complaints. The stated 10,000 complaints (in the early 80's) would then translate to over 1,000,000 potential complainers of the LESSOR effects of aspartame poisoning, ... headaches, hives, vision and memory problems. That would seem to be a significant figure.

Most important, this does NOT include the even larger number of people suffering from long-term problems such as arthritis- like pains, vision loss, and problems that lead to a misdiagnosis of MS, CFS, Fibromyalgia or a whole host of other "diseases", because doctors have been brainwashed into believing that aspartame is as pure as the driven snow!


Here are some of the more important of my 149 pages now totalling over 4 megabytes of TEXT... mostly on aspartame!

http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html Most of the 92 FDA acknowledged symptoms of aspartame poisoning, and how it does its dirty deeds [think methanol (wood alcohol that makes skid row drunks go blind), formaldehyde (do-it-yourself embalming) and formic acid (better known as ant sting poison)]. It should be noted that a Freedom of Information Act request was required to obtain this document from the DHHS/FDA. Most of those symptoms are listed below in a pamphlet.
http://www.dorway.com/barua.html An excellent overview by two Indian doctors, complete with many references. This article was published in the Journal Of The Diabetic Association Of India 1995 :Vol. 35, No. 4. so a doctor should feel more comfortable with the information.

In addition... the following pages are also significant:

http://www.dorway.com/nuindex1.html Main menu
http://www.dorway.com/whatis.html A brief of what it is, and is NOT!
http://www.dorway.com/noban.html Why is it not removed from the market?
http://www.dorway.com/offasprt.html   Debunking of the IFIC safety myth
http://www.dorway.com/enclosur.html Sordid history of its path to market
http://www.dorway.com/asprlink.html Links many other sites
http://www.dorway.com/books.html Links to books on aspartame
http://www.dorway.com/stevia.html Assorted alternative sweeteners
http://www.dorway.com/detox.html Suggestions on how to detoxify
http://www.dorway.com/reprtfrm.html Report a bad experience to the FDA

One new addition is a Mission Possible reply to Coca-Cola located at:
Mission Possible Files located at http://www.dorway.com/possible.html

Mission Possible Files Get them all, see below!
1. Response! Typical NutraSweet Industry DisInformation Response!  (by Dave Rietz)
2. Nelson A rebuttal to Mr. Nelson of Nutrasweet on aspartame
3. Burne Message to J. Burne on aspartame and brain damage.
4. 87hear.txt Senate Hearing 100-567 in 1987.
5. blindns.txt NUTRASWEET/BLINDNESS, Chi-Sun Times (Oct. 96)
7. casehist.txt Jack Thomas Testimonial
8. complain.txt FDA Complaints on NutraSweet 4/20/95
9. consent.txt INFORMED CONSENT PART 1
10. consentt.txt INFORMED CONSENT PART 2
11. deserts.txt Is Desert Storm Syndrome NutraSweet Disease?
12. devesta.txt UK Government Report on Obesity Withheld
13. diabetes.html H. J. ROBERTS, M.D. ON ASPARTAME
14. dr-elsas.txt Dr. Elsas Statement for U.S. Senate Committee
16. embalm.txt TO EMBALM..OR NOT TO EMBALM
18. eye.txt H. J. ROBERTS, M.D on aspartame and the eye
19. fdainves.txt BITTERSWEET (former FDA Investigator)
20. headach.txt James B. Hays, M.D. Clinical with Aspartame
21. jointpan.txt H. J. Roberts, M.D. JOINT PAIN and ASPARTAME
22. metzbill.txt Metzenbaums Bill and Letter to Ruggles
24. morgraif.txt Dr. Morgan Raiford on aspartame
25. ms.txt H. J. Roberts, M.D. on MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS/aspartame
26. nutrap1.txt The NutraPoison by Alex Constantine Part 1
27. nutrap2.txt The NutraPoison by Alex Constantine Part 2
29. pregnanc.txt H. J. Roberts, Pregnancy and aspartame
30. refer1.txt Aspartame/Diabetes/References Part 1
31. refer2.txt Aspartame/Diabetes/References Part 2
32. review1.txt Aspartame: Literature Review Part 1
33. review2.txt Aspartame: Literature Review Part 2
34. robrtfrm.txt H. J. Roberts, M.D. VOLUNTARY QUESTIONNAIRE
35. safeswet.txt Specific Sweetener Ideas
36. steviaap.txt Stevia Approved 9/18/95
38. theyk2.txt Reuter's news release on aspartame and brain cancer
39. toxictim.txt Neurotoxic Potential of Aspartame (Newman and Mullarkey)
40. whitakr.txt Dr. Whitaker's Article of November 1995/Stevia
41. drprice.html Short Email by Dr. Price concerning Infertility
42. Dr. Olney The Original Dr. Olney Brain Cancer article
43. olneyup1 (part 1 Dr. Olney Feb. '97 Response to THEIR articles
44. olneyup2 (part 2) Additional information on article
45. olneyup3 (part 3) Symptoms and additional dialog

NOTE: For those who wish to read off-line, DOWNLOAD one of the following:
http://www.dorway.com/betty/possible.zip   (315kb)
http://www.dorway.com/betty/possible.exe   (a self-expanding "EXE") (331kb)

Next is the text of a double-sided tri-fold pamphlet that provides just about everything one NEEDS to know, with pointers to the rest of it. If arranged in three columns per side it makes a nice handout.

--------------------------------- Begin aspartame info pamphlet OUTSIDE RIGHT PANEL (Front Page)

After MUCH investigation, I believe...

Aspartame... = BAD NEWS!

What's it IN?
Equal Over 9000 products Nutrasweet and growing fast!
Spoonful ????
Is it SAFE?

Why NOT? It breaks down into phenylalanine, asparatic acid, methyl alcohol (wood alcohol), formaldehyde (embalming fluid), formic acid (ant sting poison) and other toxic chemicals.

Aspartame is NOT a natural substance!
Aspartame is NOT a diet product!
Aspartame is NOT safe... for ANYONE!
Aspartame is NOT a food "additive", it is an UNREGULATED and UNSAFE DRUG!
Aspartame is even worse for DIABETICS!
Aspartame poisoning is cumulative... (it adds up!)
Excess formaldehyde from its breakdown... gets stored in your FAT!
Aspartame has 92 "official" side effects... (Including DEATH!)
Aspartame MIMICS many diseases!
Aspartame TOXIC effects are... USUALLY MISS-DIAGNOSED!
Aspartame's approval by the FDA...is a SHAMELESS travesty!
FDA approval for use in EVERYTHING is criminal!
The ONLY "CURE"... is total exclusion from the diet!
(Aspartame lawyers hired the Federal prosecutor who were after them!)
Aspartame is unfit for human consumption!


Link to a printable report form: http://www.dorway.com/reprtfrm.html

Send Complaints to:
FDA Commissioner
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Send PROOF copy to:
Mrs. Betty Martini
Mission Possible
5950 H State Bridge Road, Suite 215
Duluth, Georgia 30155
Internet E-mail: bettym19@pop.mindspring.com

Links to Additional Sites:
http://www.dorway.com Front door to the FULL STORY... everything!
http://www.dorway.com/possible.html Mission Possible Files
http://www.dorway.com/asprlink.html Links to more sites/source information
http://www.tiac.net/users/mgold/aspartame/aspartame.html Information
http://www.tiac.net/users/mgold/aspartame/aspart.p20 References
http://www.cco.net/~trufax/menu/food.html#aspartame Good articles

Links to Books on aspartame:


Aspartame poisoning... RECOVERY!

If you use products with aspartame, and have physical, visual, mental problems; ailments the doctors can't seem to cure... then please try the 60-day no aspartame test. When your symptoms disappear please get involved in an international effort to get this deadly neurotoxin off the market. Write a letter to the FDA, with a copy to Betty Martini (for proof of how the FDA doesn't keep proper records). Write your congressmen.

Return products containing aspartame to the point of purchase... for a FULL refund. Make a big stink if they WON'T give you a full refund!

Tell all your friends and family... and if they stop using aspartame and also "wake up well"... then get them involved, too!

Aspartame is an "approved sweetener" because of a few greedy and dishonest people who placed personal wealth and corporate profits above human life and well-being.

With the FDA and our Congress culpable, only an INFORMED and ACTIVE public will affect its reclassification from "food additive" to TOXIC DRUG, and cause its removal from the human food chain.



Aspartame... The chameleon drug!

How it happens:

Methanol, from aspartame, is released in the small intestine when the methyl group of aspartame encounters the enzyme chymotrypsin (Stegink 1984, page 143). Free methanol begins to form in liquid aspartame-containing products at temperatures above 86 degrees F.. also within the human body.

The methanol is then converted to formaldehyde. The formaldehyde converts to formic acid, ant sting poison. Toxic formic acid is used as an activator to strip epoxy and urethane coatings. Imagine what it does to your tissues!

Phenylalanine and aspartic acid, 90% of aspartame, are amino acids normally used in synthesis of protoplasm when supplied by the foods we eat. But when unaccompanied by other amino acids we use [there are 20], they are neurotoxic.

That is why a warning for Phenylketonurics is found on EQUAL and other aspartame products. Phenylketenurics are 2% of the population with extreme sensitivity to this chemical unless it's present in food. It gets you too, causing brain disorders and birth defects! Finally, the phenyalanine breaks down into DKP, a brain tumor agent.

In other words: Aspartame converts to dangerous byproducts that have no natural countermeasures. A dieter's empty stomach accelerates these conversions and amplifies the damage. Components of aspartame go straight to the brain, damage that causes headaches, mental confusion, seizures and faulty balance. Lab rats and other test animals died of brain tumors.


Do you want to bet your brain on its safety?
Monsanto says "Aspartame is the most tested product in history". Are you sure!

On 12/29/96 60 MINUTES reported on 164 studies. ALL of the 74 studies paid for by NutraSweet showed it was healthy as rain. 83 of the 90 studies by independent labs found problems. FDA commissioner Arthur ull Hayes approved NutraSweet over the protests of his own Board of Inquiry, then took a lush consultant contract with NutraSweet's public relations firm while he was under investigation for accepting gratuities. Think if it this way: Money paid under the table put the little blue envelopes on the table!

COKE and PEPSI KNEW IT WAS POISON... BEFORE they started to use it!

The Congressional Record of May 7, 1985 printed 6 pages of objections prepared by the National Soft Drink Association: "Aspartame is uniquely unstable ... as the temperature increases the ratio of degradation becomes more pronounced ... at 104 degrees for 20 weeks less than 10% of the original aspartame remained ... soft drinks displayed at a service station may reach 120 degrees." EVERY KNOWN BREAKDOWN PRODUCT OF ASPARTAME IS A POISON! Formaldehyde cocktail anyone

It Mimics Diseases:

(Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or makes Worse the Following Diseases)

Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, Lupus, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Diabetes and Diabetic Complications, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Birth Defects, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Panic Disorder, Depression and other Psychological Disorders.



Symptoms: (the more common in bold type) Abdominal Pain, Anxiety attacks, Arthritis-like pain, Asthmatic Reactions, Bloating, Blood Sugar Control Problems, Brain Cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals), Breathing difficulties, burning eyes or throat, Burning Urination, Chest Pains, chronic cough, Chronic Fatigue, Confusion, Death, Depression, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Excessive Thirst or Hunger, fatigue, feel unreal, flushing of face, Hair Loss (Baldness) or Thinning of Hair, Headaches/Migraines, Hearing Loss, Heart palpitations, Hives (Urticaria), Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Impotency and Sexual Problems, inability to concentrate, Infection Susceptibility, Insomnia, Irritability, Itching, Joint Pains, laryngitis, Marked Personality Changes, Memory loss, Menstrual Problems or Changes, Muscle spasms, Nausea or Vomiting, Numbness or Tingling of Extremities, Other Allergic-Like Reactions, Panic Attacks, Phobias, poor memory, Rapid Heart Beat, Rashes, Seizures and Convulsions, Slurring of Speech, Swallowing Pain, Tachycardia, Tremors, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Vision Loss, and Weight gain. Aspartame is NOT a "food additive". It IS a dangerous neurotoxin that MUST be removed from our food chain. BUT, WE MUST DO IT!

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To see what this pamphlet should look like when "reconstituted" please take a look at :
http://www.dorway.com/asprin.html Inside three panels
http://www.dorway.com/asprout.html Outside three panels
Download this pamphlet in Wordperfect 6+ format, along with a second pamphlet on references (same as the asprref.html but as a pamphlet). http://www.dorway.com/pamp-wp6.zip
Should you need a list of references on aspartame... there are quite a few at this URL: http://www.dorway.com/asprref.html

April 9-15 1997: The FDA RECALL LETTER of 9 April, some smoking guns (cancer types) by Dr. Gross, one of the FDA toxicologists who sought to indict Searle for submitting fraudulent tests, and more.

http://www.dorway.com/97recall.html   Recall letter
http://www.dorway.com/gross1.html Dr. Gross memo on proposed bad procedures
http://www.dorway.com/gross2.html Oct/87 Dr. Gross letter to Sen. Metzenbaum
http://www.dorway.com/gross3.html Nov/87 Dr. Gross letter to Sen. Metzenbaum
http://www.dorway.com/wsjprosc.html '86 Wall Street Journal on two US prosec.
http://www.dorway.com/deadbill.html Original 1985 Metzenbaum bill (asked for more tests)

Aspartame has what is called "acceptable daily intake" or "ADI" applied to it. Had I known about this term when it came to market I would have wondered why, because water, chicken soup, sugar, tea, coffee and a whole lot of other items do NOT have this term applied to them. I believe that I would never have used the product; never have had to endure eleven years of increasing pain and disabilities; never have wasted eleven years visiting clueless doctors to receive expensive misdiagnosis and drugs that are useless against aspartame disease; and I might not be five years into prostate cancer treatments with NO history of the disease in my family!

In summary: Aspartame is a U.S. National disgrace. It is a cumulative toxic poison; a medical time-bomb coming to fruition. Why was it necessary for a sixth-grader to do what the FDA/DHHS/NIH/WHO and a lot of others should have done? Why are victims like myself having to present this information to the public?

Review the list of 92 FDA acknowledged symptoms of aspartame poisoning... that small list I credit with saving my life and restoring my well-being and usefulness. Look around and about... more evidence is probably as close to you as the next person you approach. I say this because now that I know about it, and mention it in conversations, I have met hundreds who had, or know of people who have had problems with this substance. I had a few of my pamphlets in my shirt pocket one day when I went into Sam's Club. The fellow at a stand hawking the local newspaper tried to sell me a subscription... and while talking, he notice the word aspartame in large letters on that pamphlet. He then volunteered that he has a relative in Chicago who still works for Searle, and who told him years ago to stay away from it because it was poison. He also volunteered that he thought it would be of little use telling folks about it because he thought that they "really didn't care about things like that!".

The brain cancer aspect is bad enough, and with respect to the Delany ammendment it should have been enough to keep aspartame off the market. However, it is the Pandora's box of ailments that take years to develop... that may well break the back of our medical system. There is strong evidence that this is part of the "gulf war syndrome", perhaps a major part.

I credit aspartame for giving me a strong sweetened taste of hell. I didn't like it! I do what I do now because I wouldn't wish my last eleven years on my worst enemy. I do it because if someone had done this several years ago I wouldn't be a recovering victim, with prostate cancer that may have been triggered by this substance.

Last, but NOT least. The latest information is that a Monsanto VP by the name of Dr. Virginia Weldon is considered a TOP contender to be the new FDA commissioner! We think this is a terrible idea and there is a big push to get the word out, why this is a bad idea, and to get ANY drug/chemical employee OFF the list of possible candidates. The revolving door MUST stop! The payoffs, dishonesty and disinformation MUST stop. The FDA MUST be held accountable... or be disolved! Serve the PUBLIC, or no one!
The FULL story at: http://www.dorway.com/messages.html

New addition: Permission was granted to post a Star Tribune story on aspartame written by Greg Gordon and published on 22 November, 1996. That page is at: http://www.dorway.com/startrib.html

I say "Preserve YOUR right to be embalmed, but only AFTER you die!"

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

I hope you have found this message to be both informative and useful.

If I can be of further assistance please let me know.


Dave Rietz... Mission Possible, South Carolina dorietz@awod.com
***** http://www.dorway.com ***** ICQ 206773
aspartame??? NO! NEIN! NON! NIX! NEJ! NJET! OXI!
Say "NO!" to methanol, formaldehyde, and DKP (a tumor agent), and to embalming... until AFTER you die!

http://www.mercola.com/2005/oct/6/aspartame_killing_us_by_degrees_part_i.htm   ASPARTAME : KILLING US BY DEGREES, PART I

 http://www.mercola.com/2005/oct/11/aspartame_killing_us_by_degrees_--_part_ii.htm   ASPARTAME : KILLING US BY DEGREES, PART Ii

 http://www.mercola.com/2004/nov/20/aspartame_health.htm ASPARTAME CAN HARM YOUR HEALTH

 http://www.mercola.com/2004/jul/24/sweet_misery.htm SWEET MISERY: THE HORRIRS OF ASPARTAME REVEAKED IN DOCUMENTARY

 http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=458 ASPARTAME REACTIONS: A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC

 http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=459 ASPARTAME'S TOXIC CONTENTS

 http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=461 LIFE AFTER ASPARTAME

 http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=451 ASPARTAME

 http://www.theecologist.org/archive_detail.asp?content_id=341 SUGAR SPIN


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