Everything here is 100% true. Years ago, when diet Coke was first introduced, I
was sampled a liter at my local store. The next day, after working in my yard on
a very hot day I drank about half a glass on an empty stomach. Within 5 minutes
I called for my husband to help me down the hall to my bedroom. I had lost the
ability to walk alone. He helped me to bed and I told him, "I think I'm getting
the worst flu of my life." The entire day, I stayed in bed, feeling MISERABLE
and did not eat anything else. I drank filtered water all day.
The next day, I went outside to finish the work I'd not been able to complete.
Per my usual, I went out very early before the heat. Again, I'd not eaten
anything. And, again, I came in around 10AM, thirsty and picked up another glass
of the diet Coke. Within ONE SIP, the room started to spin and I began to pass
out. I spit it into the sink and washed my mouth out. I started drinking as much
filtered water as I could tolerate without going into water toxicity.
Immediately it came to me that this drink was the problem. I poured the
remainder into the sink.
When I was at a party that night with several doctors and research folk (this
was in San Diego - many worked at Scripps Clinic or UCSD medical center) I
described my reaction to this drink and that I thought it was from this new
I was laughed at. Told that a sweetner had been thoroughly researched and
approved by the FDA.
Long story, but I FOUGHT to have this listed as an official allergy on my
medical chart. Years later, after moving away from SD and returning for a visit
I ran into one of my researcher friends. He said to me, "I've never forgotten
the story you told about your first experience with aspertame years ago. Were
you ever correct. You are known to us as the first person who exhibited such a
toxic reaction to that substance and now it's well documented."
Validation. Late in coming, but validation.
The above Testimonial was posted to this original post I made:
Someone sent this to me, and I think it needs to be shared:
In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had
spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a
chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies
was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not
what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick.she just
she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, lifeinsurance, etc.,
her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were
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
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 the 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
lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with this article
would call me when she got home.
Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to
all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial
any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in
soda...and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill,
that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a
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
ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME," marketed as 'NutraSweet,'
'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'
In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the
States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic
lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this
be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture
on exactly that subject. I will explain why Aspartame is so
When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood
alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid,
turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the
sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other
multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed
error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence,
Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis,
especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually
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
We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once
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
saying, "I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?"
Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame
food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious
Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem
symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse
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,
SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you
carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!
These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat
particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin
andis used primarily to preserve "tissue specimens." Many products we
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
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 bloodsugar out of
control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact
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
barrierand it then
deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain
damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks,
anger and rage.
Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics
well. Documentation and observation also reveal that
thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete
turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed
diet. So called "behavior modification prescription drugs" (Ritalin and
others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in
place! Most of these children were being "poisoned" on a daily basis
the very foods that were "better for them than sugar."
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of
Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War,
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
Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and
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
directly caused by the use of this deadly poison."
Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when
was included 100 different products and strong objection was made
concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two
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
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
of the American College of Physicians?
This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.
These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey
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
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
general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry,
neurological changes and behavioral symptoms. The bill was killed.
It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are
for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an
and uninformed public. Well, you're Informed now! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO