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ASPARTAME - THE SILENT KILLER
Copyright © Ron Harder 2002
There is an epidemic across North America today of
Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Most people do not
understand why this epidemic is happening, and they do
not know why these diseases are so rampant. I would
like to share with you the main reason we are having
this very serious problem.
Many people today use artificial sweeteners in their tea
or coffee. They do this because the ads they see on TV
tell them that sugar is bad for their health. This is
absolutely true. Sugar is toxic to us, but, what most
people use as a replacement for sugar is much more
I am talking about Aspartame. It is the cause of the
epidemic that was mentioned above. Aspartame is an
extremely toxic chemical that is produced by a
chemical company called Monsanto.
Aspartame is being marketed around the world as a
sugar substitute and is found in all diet soft drinks, such
as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. It is also found in artificial
sweeteners such as NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful;
and it is used in many other products as a sugar
Aspartame is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a
diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to GAIN
weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates.
Causing you to gain weight is only a very small part of
what Aspartame does. Aspartame is a toxic chemical
that changes the brain's chemistry. It can and does
cause severe seizures. This chemical changes the
dopamine level in the brain, and it is particularly deadly
for anyone suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Aspartame is extremely poisonous, and here is why.
One of the toxic ingredients of Aspartame is wood
alcohol. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds
86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in the Aspartame is
converted to formaldehyde, and then to formic acid,
which in turn causes metabolic acidosis.
Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of poisons
as Cyanide and Arsenic - which are very deadly toxins.
The only difference is... Formaldehyde kills quietly,
and it takes a little longer. And, in the process of killing
people, it causes all kinds of neurological problems.
There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame
Poisoning leading to coma and death. The majority of
these symptoms are neurological, because the
Aspartame attacks and destroys the nervous system.
Some of the symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning are
One of these symptoms is Lupus, which has become
almost as rampant as Multiple Sclerosis, especially with
Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
When someone develops Lupus as a result of using
Aspartame, they usually do not know that the
Aspartame is the culprit. They then continue to use
Aspartame, which aggravates the Lupus to such a
degree that it sometimes becomes life threatening.
When people finally get off the Aspartame, the severity
of the Lupus decreases.
It is generally believed that once you develop Lupus,
you will have it for the rest of your life, but this is not
so. Lupus can be defeated with some very special
Aspartame Poisoning is also very often diagnosed as
Multiple Sclerosis. The methanol toxicity mimics
Multiple Sclerosis, and therefore, people are being
diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when in fact they do
not have it. Multiple Sclerosis is not a death sentence,
where Methanol Toxicity usually is.
When those who suffer from Aspartame Poisoning stop
using Aspartame, most of the symptoms of Multiple
Sclerosis disappear. There are many cases where
someone's vision has returned, and even their hearing
We have a very serious problem here. More and more
people who are heavy Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi
drinkers are being diagnosed with MS.
This also applies to other diseases. If you are using
Aspartame and you suffer from Fibromyalgia
symptoms such as spasms, shooting pains, numbness in
your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches,
tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred
speech, blurred vision, or memory loss, you probably
do not have Fibromyalgia, you very likely have
At the Conference of the American College of
Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know the
cause of the epidemic in MS and Lupus. It is believed
that the phenylalanine in the Aspartame breaks down
the seizure threshold and depletes Serotonin, which
causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage, and
According to the Conference of the American College
of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of
neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison".
Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All
physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a
diabetic. There are many cases where physicians
believe they have a patient with retinopathy, when in
fact, the problem is caused by Aspartame. The
Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control,
causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately,
many diabetics who have used Aspartame have died.
There are many recorded cases where diabetics have
switched from Saccharin to an Aspartame product, and
many of these people have eventually gone into a coma.
Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels
under control. Thus, the patients suffered acute memory
loss, and eventually coma and death.
Two prominent Doctors, Dr. Blaylock and Dr. H. J.
Roberts, have written books on Aspartame Poisoning.
Dr. Blaylock's book is entitled: "EXCITOTOXINS:
THE TASTE THAT KILLS". Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic
specialist and world expert on Aspartame Poisoning,
has written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST
Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when
Aspartame was first marketed and used. He said that his
diabetic patients who used Aspartame presented
memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss". The
methanol in the Aspartame converts to Formaldehyde
in the retina of the eye, and causes people to go blind.
Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and
phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino
acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain
barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain.
Dr. Roberts tells how Aspartame Poisoning is
escalating Alzheimer's disease. Women of 30 years of
age are being admitted that have developed Alzheimer's
disease as a result of using Aspartame.
Aspartame Disease is partially the cause of what is
behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health
problems (Gulf War Syndrome). The burning tongue
and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be
directly related to the consumption of an Aspartame
Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to
the Desert Storm troops. (Remember that heat can
liberate the methanol from the Aspartame at 86 degrees
F). These diet drinks sat on pallets in the 120-degree F.
Arabian sun for weeks at a time. The service men and
women drank them all day long, and all of their
symptoms are identical to Aspartame Poisoning.
According to Dr. Roberts, another serious problem is
that consuming Aspartame during pregnancy can cause
birth defects. When the Aspartame attacks the nervous
system it does not allow the unborn child to develop
Aspartame consumption has also been shown to lead to
cancer. In the original lab tests on Aspartame, animals
that were given Aspartame developed brain tumors. The
phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, which is a brain
How serious is this Aspartame Poisoning? A mother
who had a child on NutraSweet was told to get her child
off the product. The child was having grand mal
seizures every day. The mother spoke to her doctor,
who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the
child off the NutraSweet. They are still trying to
convince the mother that the Aspartame is causing the
seizures. Every time you take a grand mal seizure
victim off of Aspartame, the seizures stop.
Here is the major problem. Congressional Hearings
were held when Aspartame was originally approved for
use in 100 different products. Since that initial hearing,
there have been two more hearings to try to ban this
product, but to no avail. The drug and chemical lobbies
have very deep pockets.
This list of 100 has now expanded to where there are
over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the
patent has expired. Also, Aspartame is now available in
over 90 countries around the world.
There is a bit of hope. Stevia, a sweet herb which helps
in the metabolism of sugar, and which is proving to be
ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary
supplement by the F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. had
outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of
Aspartame, knows exactly how deadly their product is.
They fund the American Diabetes Association, the
American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the
Conference of the American College of Physicians.
They have the contacts and the power to keep their
product on the market. Public health means nothing to
these people, it's all about making money.
Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would
have warned all pregnant mothers and children of the
dangers of Aspartame. The bill would also have
instituted independent studies on the problems existing
in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry,
changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It
was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies,
letting loose the hounds of disease and death.
We ask that you help to get the word out about
Aspartame. Print this article and distribute it to
everyone you know. There are a lot of people out there
who must be warned, PLEASE let them know this
information. You might want to print it out, hand it to
your friends, or fax it to people who are not online.
Young people drink a lot of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi,
and because of this, they are the most susceptible to
Aspartame Poisoning. Please let your children know
about the toxins in these drinks.
A large number of adults use Nutrasweet, Equal, or
Spoonful. They also need to be warned of the dangers
in those products.
And, very importantly, do not consume anything that
has Aspartame in it. If it says "Sugar Free" on the label,
you know that it contains Aspartame. DO NOT USE
One other thing, and this is for your own benefit. Go to
the Search Engine "Google" and do a search using the
search word "Aspartame". You will be surprised by
what you will find.
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This article written by Ron Harder, Nutritional Health
Consultant, Iridologist, and Author of "How To Defeat
Cancer - Naturally - without Chemo, Radiation, or
Surgery". For more health information visit his web site
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