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PILOT WARNING: Keep your license! Air Force Nutrisoda Contains Sucralose/Splenda which can trigger seizures like aspartame.

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By Betty Martini
Mission Possible International and Mission Possible Aviation
October 5, 2006

Pilots be alerted to protect your health and occupation. A press release on 10/4/2006 from BEVNET reports Air Force Nutrisoda, sucralose/Splenda laced products are already in 20 airports across the nation. They are also being sold in select retail stores, hotels and cruise lines.

On learning the news Washington D.C. Attorney, James Turner said: "Splenda is the latest in corporate food America's effort to use people's desire for sweet taste to systemically undermine their health. Once again pilots and their passengers are put at risk by the possibility that Splenda will cause debilitating injuries including possibly seizures which impair the pilots ability to fly."

Citizens for Health and Board Chair, James Turner, Atty, have already petitioned the FDA to revoke Splenda's approval on safety concerns. (Docket No. 2006P-0158). Over 18,000 letters have been sent to the FDA and members of Congress calling for the FDA to review its approval.

To make matters worse the Air Force Nutrisoda web site states under "Ask the Dietitian": "Finally, a soda that passes the diabetic test with flying colors". As H. J. Roberts, M.D., diabetic specialist points out in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, page 983, a very disconcerting finding with Splenda is the significant increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, which is an important indicator of lessened long term control among diabetic patients. Mr. Turner has stated that the FDA should order the marketers of Splenda to immediately remove the "suitable for people with diabetes" slogan from its packaging and marketing materials. Dr. Roberts also states despite claims to the contrary, as much as 40% of sucralose IS absorbed in humans.

Dr. Joseph Mercola who has many reports on Sucralose/Splenda on his web site says sucralose is produced by chlorinating sugar (sucrose). This involves chemically changing the structure of the sugar molecules by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups. If a product liberates free chlorine than it violates state and federal adulteration statutes. Interstate commerce laws also make it a crime to ship an adulterated product for sale.

The issue of chlorine is very serious. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found dioxin (a toxic byproduct of chlorine) to be 300,000 times more potent as a carcinogen than DDT. Sucralose has been nick-named DDT-Lite!

The Pilot Aspartame Alert below reveals that aspartame is a seizure triggering drug, and this was proven by pivotal study:

James Bowen, M.D. stated because aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization agent consumers going from aspartame to sucralose can maintain the reactions to aspartame while also sustaining those from sucralose. These two sweeteners can wreck a pilot's health and cause him to lose his career. We must also remember that as we fly, the global public, our lives and those of the crew as well are in the hands of the pilot. Here's Dr. Blaylock's paper: "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame":

From the standpoint of the diabetic he should also be alerted that aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and interacts with insulin. Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines, and the Ramazzini Study in Italy in 2005 peer reviewed by 7 world experts proved once and for all that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and confirms FDA's original findings.

Mr. Joe Heron, President & CEO of the company that makes Air Force Nutrisoda has been notified and sent three reports on the dangers of Splenda which can be found on, simply click on aspartame and do a "find" for Splenda. He was told if he did not immediately notify me they would remove this toxin the FAA would be notified. This release is also being sent to the National Transportation Safety Board. In the past it has been the position of the FAA that their hands are tied if a product is FDA approved. FDA has ignored petitions for recall of these two deadly substances which are serious dangers to aviation. The law states that a Citizens Petition must be answered within 180 days. The petition for recall of aspartame was sent certified mail over 4 years ago.

Therefore Congress should be notified to investigate FDA's incestuous relationship with industry and their failure to serve within the law.

The physicians mentioned above can be seen in the documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Our Pilot Alert is below.

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


In the light of deaths of American Airline pilots who heavily used aspartame Dr. Blaylock gives this warning. We continually receive complaints from pilots about seizures, cardiac problems, vision loss, vertigo, confusion, disorientation, etc. associated with consumption of Equal/aspartame/NutraSweet/Spoonful/Canderel/E951 Aspartame is a compound of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and a methyl ester which converts to methyl alcohol in digestion: wood alcohol, 1 ounce is a fatal dose, then into formaldehyde! Mission Possible Aviation

I have reviewed reports from airline and private pilots concerning effects of aspartame on various physiological systems. Several of these are related to the nervous system, which puts this in category of great concern to the pilot as well as the general public. The more common complaints include disorientation, difficulty thinking and concentrating, visual blurring or even monocular blindness, seizures and heart failure. It is well known that the ingredients in aspartame, as well as its breakdown products, have deleterious effects on the nervous system and retina.

For example, phenylalanine is a precursor of the catecholamine neurotransmitters in the brain and elevated levels in the brain have been associated with seizures. These catecholamines are metabolized to form other excitotoxins and peroxide products that can lead to elevated free radical formation and lipid peroxidation within neurons.

Likewise aspartic acid, an excitotoxin, acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter and can lower the seizure threshold making a seizure more likely. The additive effect of aspartic acid and phenylalanine would significantly increase the likelihood of a seizure, especially under hypoglycemic conditions. This would occur if a diet drink is substituted for a meal, or if one is on a stringent diet. It is well known that hypoglycemia greatly magnifies the excitotoxic effects of these ingredients.

The combination of hypoglycemia and aspartame would also increase the likelihood of mental confusion and disorientation. In the pilot's situation, this could be disastrous. It must be recognized that pilots would also be frequently exposed to other excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed proteins, etc, that have a synergistic effect that greatly increases the likelihood of an adverse reaction.

One of the intriguing associations with excitotoxins of all types is the occurrence of sudden death. We know that one of the primary sites of actions of these excitatory substances is the hypothalamus and that sudden cardiac death can be induced by stimulating the hypothalamus. It is entirely possible excitotoxic stimulation of these hypothalamic centers could also lead to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Hypothalamic stimulation has also been shown to produce an ECG pattern exactly like that of myocardial infarction. Combinations of excitotoxins, such as aspartic acid and glutamate, great increased the risk.

Finally, a scientific study demonstrated that aspartame exposure significantly increases the level of formaldehyde in all tissue, including brain and retina and that this breakdown product of aspartame is very toxic to proteins and DNA, leading to permanent injury to these vital cellular components. Even more important, was the finding this highly toxic substance accumulates in these tissues with chronic exposure to aspartame. This could lead to significant injury to the brain, retina and other organs long after the exposure. Also, the effects appear to be dose related. That is, the more aspartame you consume, the greater the danger. It should be appreciated that formaldehyde is a powerful carcinogenic agent.

My book Excitotoxins, The Taste That Kills explains in detail how excitotoxins damage the nervous system, leading to severe disorders, and what can be done to reduce your risk. It is my opinion that aspartame is a dangerous neurotoxin, as well as a significant carcinogen for many organs, and that it should be avoided at all cost

Russell L Blaylock, M.D.,

To Whom it May Concern:

I am a retired Captain form American Airlines. I was using Equal in my coffee from the time American took Sweet &: Low off the planes in the 80's during the saccharin scare. In 1995 I was grounded for 9 months with arterial fib/arrhythmia caused by aspartame poisoning. Before I retired, 6 pilots died of aspartame-related poisoning, one in flight from a seizure. They all were heavy users of Equal or diet drinks. Another captain who used to fly with me as a co-pilot had a seizure on a 767 trip to Paris. The co-pilot had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas where the captain woke up in the hospital. He never got his license back and had to retire early. He was a heavy user of Equal and/or diet drinks.

I sent numerous letters to the CEO, Medical, the pilots' and flight attendants' unions, and the VP of Flight concerning this potential disaster and they chose to disregard my warnings. How many other pilots have since been affected is unknown. Aspartame causes carbohydrate craving, and you only have to look at those who over-indulge, or more aptly, are addicted, to see how overweight they are. Some apparently suffer from bipolar disorder, another side effect.

Captain Fox is Mission Possible Aviation's representative for Airline Safety


I have been a civil aviation examiner and have personally examined pilots who suffered dangerous absence seizures, blackout and dangerous lack of judgment. It was an unwritten rule that Aspartame was not to be used at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and most commercial pilots knew of the danger years ago of this excitoneurotoxin.

Aspartame generates peroxynitrile free radicals that produce chromatin DNA clumping and neuron apoptosis or brain cell death. Co=-toxicity with mercury, Splenda, depleted uranium
nanoparticles, And other toxin amplifies the truncation of dendritic spike and interneuron connections via the GTP neurotubulin subunits that are blocked in assembly forming new neural growth cones. I wrote an article in the News section of on "Mercury is Not Vitamin M".

The best way to characterize Aspartame is "MIND TENDERIZER", as ELF Mind control technologies make it illogical for the insane use of Aspartame in injectable vaccines and many thousands of already sweet food and medicine products.

Is it Logical to Risk Your Health, Life & Career on a Toxic Chemical?
Nicotine kills, but at least it doesn't give you seizures mid-flight!

Excitotoxins, the Taste That Kills by Neurosurgeon
Russell Blaylock:, MD.

Aspartame Disease, an Ignored Epidemic medical text by H J .
Roberts, M.D., (includes pilots, and has tapes on the issue)

Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World,
Aspartame Documentary Nader raider Atty. Jim Turner tells how Don Rumsfeld, former CEO of the NutraSweet manufacturer, got it approved after the FDA revoked the petition for approval because it could not be proven safe and triggered brain tumors. Features Drs. Blaylock, Roberts, Walton and Bowen, report of an aspartame Think of the chemical as ASPARSHAME!

Pilots should not use Splenda either as it is a chlorocarbon poison. Marianne Lamar ( was told by McNeil Labs that it does trigger seizures after her husband sustained a seizure, from consuming a drink laced with Sucralose/Splenda. They also admitted to her that it causes migraines. Attorney James Turner and Citizens for Health have petitioned the FDA for recall.
See a reaction:
Contact Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, founder of Mission Possible International and Mission Possible Aviation with aspartame brain tumor cases from N.Y. & N.J. for litigation., 9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Ga. 30097 770 242- 2599 and
Aspartame Toxicity Center, -

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I was recently told that sugar subsitutes cause optic nerve dammage. Is this true? And if so how much would one need to consume to create such a problem?

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