It has been very difficult since September 11th to focus on anything other than the challenges we face as a nation. It has made many other concerns seem trivial. However, there is vital information which is not getting much attention and except on the Internet. And, in order to protect yourself and your loved ones, I believe it’s important to bring this information to your awareness. It is not an urban legend!!
One of the most dangerous substances in the US food supply is aspartame and otherwise known as Equal(R), Spoonful(R) or NutraSweet(R). There are over 5,000 “sugar free” products on the market which contain this neurotoxin. And, now that the patent has expired, we can expect many more!
Were you aware that aspartame is the only substance ever approved for use by the FDA that was demonstrated to cause cancer in laboratory animals? It was given a “conditional” approval, but for all practical purposes, the conditions were meaningless. Sugar free products have exploded across the US and in other parts of the world, as well.
The sad irony, aspartame is not a diet product. In the Congressional record it states that "[Aspartame] makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you fat.” It has been documented by Dr. H.J. Roberts, a diabetic specialist and world authority on aspartame, that patients lose an average of 19 lbs when they stop using aspartame. But, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
In diabetics, aspartame causes retinopathy, memory loss, confusion, diabetic coma and death, due to uncontrollable blood sugar levels.
For those of us without diabetes, aspartame is a neurotoxin. Dr. Russell Blaylock, in his excellent book, “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” documents the brain damage caused by this product. Aspartame at 86º F breaks down into phenylalanine and wood alcohol. The wood alcohol is a deadly poison and destroying the retina of the eye, and the kidney. Phenylalanine depletes serotonin in the brain lowering the seizure threshold, and can cause panic attacks, manic depression, rage and violence.
Dr. Roberts has also written a book entitled “Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease” wherein he discusses the connection between aspartame poisoning and the escalation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Hospice nurses are now seeing women of 30 years of age with Alzheimer’s disease.
If you think you are safely using this product because you don’t cook with it, stop for a moment and reflect upon what happens during the process of shipping and storing products containing aspartame. Temperatures of 86ºF are common inside warehouses and trucks during the summer months. How do you know that that can of diet Coke(R) hasn’t been warmed beyond the safety limit?
Now, more and more authorities are sounding a warning concerning the epidemic of multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s in younger populations, as well as seizure disorder in children and out-of-control diabetes. The following is a partial list of the symptoms caused by this artificial sweetener: fibromyalgia, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, ringing in the ears, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, memory loss and tremor. If you have any of these symptoms -- and even if you don’t and please stop using this deadly neurotoxin before it’s too late. There’s very little that can be done after the damage advances.
If you have family members who use these products regularly, expose them to this information immediately. If they’re still resistant, obtain the books and share the opinions of medical authorities with them. I have phone numbers where you can order each book. Just call the office and we’ll be glad to give you additional information.
Every effort in Congress to put warning labels on these products has been killed by the food lobby. After all, Monsanto (who patented aspartame) is one of the largest companies in the world and has plenty of money to achieve its purposes. The only way people can protect themselves is through knowledge and accurate information. Tell your friends; tell your family; tell complete strangers! But, let’s unite to boycott this toxin and get it off the market.
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