Friday, May 2, 2008

I hope this helps someone else too.....

I sent the following to Brad in an email. He agrees 110% that this stuff is poisoning us. He thinks I should post it so everyone who reads my blog will know about this and maybe I can save someone else from suffering also. I have found I can drink Pepsi One because its sweetened with Splenda and Splenda is not a chemical, its made from sugar but is perfectly safe for diabetics. I'm wondering why Splenda products are so hard to find and why its not used in more "diet" products....instead of these poisonous chemicals they are using now. The following is what I emailed Brad:

I have been in a lot of pain for about 8 years now. My doctor thinks I'm nuts I fear. My friend sent me the following article and it all started to make some sense. Altho I do not have all these symptoms I do have a lot of them and YES I am a Diet Pepsi drinker. I have stopped drinking it for about 5 days now and I can tell a difference in how I feel. I don't think this article is anything to take lightly. What do you think?


GUESS DIET SODAS AREN'T THE BEST FOR YOU. This is true...... just read the label on the can. It's also in other Diet things.

SWEET POISON In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick; she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life-insurance,etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking diet soda!

I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent.

My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind.

In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda...and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery.

And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.

If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME," marketed as "NutraSweet",''Equal", "Canderel", and "Spoonful".

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.

I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 30 degrees C, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. Themethanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error.

Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition.

We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.

During a lecture, I said, "If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet,Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms,shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches,tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!"

People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?"

Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem.

Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM(salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve "tissue specimens." Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the "diet products" and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.

Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.

We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame.

The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well.

Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behaviour when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called "behaviour modification prescription drugs" (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of these children were being "poisoned" on a daily basis with the very foods that were "better for them than sugar."

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.

Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners. There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison."

Herein lies the problem:

There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!

There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a "piece of the Aspartame pie." I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.

These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants. The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.

The bill was killed.

It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're Informed now! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!

Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.

They have a right to know too.


Mary said...

Thanks for sharing. We all need to do more sharing of important information.

I honestly believe that a lot of our ailments are chemical based. I've had artificial sweetners out of my house for several years. I also do not use margarine - olive oil works just fine at our house.

Brad said...

Climb on soap box:
Write your congress person and tell them how important it is to re-fund the Consumer Protection Agency. This is why we pay taxes. The goverment should work for us.
Climb off soap box.

Brad said...

My reply to Val:

I’ve been reading about Aspartame for a while now and I firmly believe everything stated in this article. It's first article I've seen that really pulls all the info together. Thanks for sending it to me. I have a TON of people to forward this to. I've been trying to wean Jay off this stuff for a while now but my words fall on deaf ears. I'm going to make him read it. I could get on my soapbox about how if only the government would re-fund the consumer protect agency so it wasn't such a joke maybe they could actual protect consumer. Big business never will. They don't care if people die. If you research Monsanto you'll find some pretty ugly stuff. Google: Monsanto threats - it's just the tip of the iceberg. Their completely lining pockets in WA D.C. of course.

I try and avoid as much processed food as I can with in reason (I won't give up my potatoes chips & sweets) If I run a crossed anything about clearing that stuff out of your body I'll send it to you.

This would make good blogging material. Sharing what you find since your off the stuff.

Hugs -

Kelly Jene said...

Oh my gosh. I have so many of those symptoms. I am kinda speechless right now. Thank you so much for this article. I'm going to pass it on.

I've heard about Monsanto... I can't believe some of the stuff I read!

mapiprincesa! said...

The first time I heard about aspartame I read my labels and found it to be in the yogurt my child and I were eating! So immediately went off that. Another really biggee is high fructose corn syrup. As it is a sweetener that is genetically modified (not simply SUGAR) our bodies cannot process's like code that our bodies cannot decode. And you can find that in just about everything.

Amazing how much what we put into our bodies so greatly affects our well-being. For so long we Americans have really not placed huge emphasis on the quality of what must fuel us...maybe it's time that priority should shift.

Thanks for sharing, Val. Even if as a review, it is very important info to recall.

Be well...and glad you are doing well!

simonsays said...

Thanks for the info Charlotte. I do have alot of these problems, but I don't think I consume any of these foods with aspertame. I actually wish I did, then I could see if going off of it would help. I will pass it along tho, as many in my family are addicted to the diet sodas. Thank you!

JYankee said...

alright! i will definitely pass this along..i know that my bro is addicted to soda pop...i don't know if they're diet or not.... we don't personally drink a lot of that stuff here...and especially not diet pepsi or coke...thanks for the heads up...what valuable info!

Anonymous Boxer said...

I stopped drinking/eating all products with aspertame in it years ago but it takes a lot of work to read labels, etc. GREAT post... I credit my Sister with making me stop drinking diet drinks. She told me Diet Coke was "Devil Sweat" and that was it for me.

Less is more.

Anonymous said...


Go to the real to find out about Splenda. Dr. Hull says it is like drinking the contents of a swimming pool

The chain letter is mish-mash of an old letter that went around about 10 years ago. There is no pill to cure aspartame poisoning. just lots of purified water and time and of course abstinence from diet products.

Take a look at this private study about aspartame.

Thanks for reading.

ordinaryjanet said...

when I see "articles" like this, I check it out on Snopes. They had plenty to say about this:

I always have a little doubt when it comes to additives, and I think that moderation is the key. I wouldn't drink half a dozen sodas daily, for one thing, and I don't think that drinking caffeine all day is good for anyone. Sugar substitutes are helpful for people trying to lose weight or who cannot tolerate sugar, and I remember the flap about saccharine years ago.

boneman said...

shoot, I fly through pop like it was water.
'Course, right now, due to gas being so expensive, we're talking about switching to tea over summer.

I agree with better labeling, but, I disagree over the government saying what can and can't be consumed. Just a stubborn freedom fighter, I reckon.
I quit smoking cigarettes in 2002, still have terrible cravings for them.
Also know that it was me that screwed the pooch, so to speak.
I should have quit them many times in my life, but didn't.
Am absolutely against making them illegal.


its very challenging to find things that carry Splenda...I stopped drinking my coffee with sugar and went to the artificials about 3 years ago..I know, I really need to stop! :)
this was a very eye opening article, thank you!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I have heard this to some degree before Val...but not to the extent that you have so thoroughly covered here in your post. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I'm definitely making a copy of this and sharing it with my kids. This is truly frightening. I don't drink diet Pepsi...I like Pepsi One very much, but can't always find it in many stores. One of my daughters has been a long-time diet Coke drinker, and I'm definitely giving her a copy of this. Thanks again Val....

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Summer said...

I remember once chewing a piece of sugarless gum that was sweetened with aspertame. The headache and nausea was immediate.

Never again!

Gypsy said...

Although I don't drink any soft drinks (that's what we call pop over here) I am a prolific tea drinker which I sweeten with artificial sweeteners. As you know I have MS and unfortunately the scarring on my brain and spine is irrefutable but I do have some of those other symptoms. You can be sure I will be researching this more fully and I think you are brilliant for sharing this info.

Well done you.

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