Aspartame Resource Guide
By Dr. Betty Matini
Aspartame medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,
by H. J. Roberts, M.D., over 1000 pages He also has other books on
aspartame and just published "A Manifesto for American Medicine"
Dr. Leonard Coldwell’s Detox Formula:
His new book is “The Only Answer to Cancer”.
Detox formula: "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame"
by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.,
Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills,
He has an excellent CD titled: "The Truth About Aspartame",
info is on
Aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,
Aspartame Information List, you can subscribe on
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How to get aspartame out of your state:
Information on how aspartame blinds:
Safe Sweetener: Just Like Sugar,
Can be found in places like Whole Foods. Made of chicory and orange peel,
Calcium and Vitamin C. Chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the
health of diabetics. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in his newsletter, The
Blaylock Wellness Report,
"Finally a safe sweetener".
Aspartame Warning Flyer for distribution:
The Lethal Science of Splenda:
Studies have shown that sucralose can:
* Cause the thymus to shrink by as much as 40% (the
thymus is your immune powerhouse - it produces T cells)
* Cause enlargement of the liver and kidneys
* Reduce growth rate as much as 20%
* Cause enlargement of the large bowel area
* Reduce the amount of good bacteria in the intestines
* Increase the pH level in the intestines (a risk
factor for colon cancer)
* Contribute to weight gain
* Cause aborted pregnancy low fetal body weight
* Reduce red blood cell count
Particular warning to diabetics: Researchers found
that diabetic patients using sucralose showed a statistically significant
increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, a marker that is used to assess
glycemic control in diabetic patients. According to the FDA, "increases in
glycosolation in hemoglobin imply lessening of control of diabetes."
Here is how Splenda is made:
Ajinomoto just announced a new name for aspartame
called AminoSweet. Be warned.
Aspartame Toxicity Center,
Also, you may be interested in the history of aspartame
just reported for Prop 65:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
P.O. Box 4010 1001 I Street, 19th floor
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX (916) 323-8803
Dear Ms. Oshita:
In reading available information, I assume you want
mostly how aspartame relates to cancer. Indeed it is a carcinogen, proven
so by many scientific studies. Aspartame also triggers many other serious
diseases which fill the 1,000+ page medical text,
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,
H. J. Roberts, M.D.
When FDA Commissioner Dr. Von Eschenbach took office I
wrote him about aspartame and cancer, mainly due to his professed intention
to save cancer victims; so much of this has already been done.
Later 12 toxicologists asked the FDA to ban aspartame because of the long
term Ramazzini studies on large rat populations showing aspartame is “a
Now I'll go back to the beginning.
Aspartame was not approved by science but thru the
political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner, explains
how Rumsfeld did it in the documentary Sweet
Misery, a Poisoned World. Here’s a clip from the
movie so you can hear what he said:
Searle’s problem was they couldn’t get studies to show
safety. For example, in the Bressler Report:
you read where they would excise brain tumors from the rats, put them back
in the study and after they died resurrected them back on paper. They even
filtered out neoplasms to hide them from the FDA. Repeatedly Searle was
caught in this criminal activity.
On January 10, 1977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief
Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to the Justice Department Attorney Sam
Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for "apparent violations of the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC 331 (e), and the False Reports
to the Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 1001, for "their willful and knowing
failure to make reports to the Food and Drug Administration required by the
Act, 21 U.S.C 355 (i) and making false statements in reports of animal
studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame." The FDA called
special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on
monkeys and hamsters.
Searle was caught dead to rights, so they hired
Skinner, made him a deal he couldn’t refuse. So the former Justice
Department prosecutor became a defender. Next at bat - U. S. Prosecutor
William Conlon, promptly switched sides too. By then the statute of
limitations had expired. Searle knew they couldn't win the case so they
simply hired the prosecutors. The Godfather hired the District Attorneys!
Nevertheless the FDA had no intention of approving
aspartame. The fraud was so great that Dr. John Olney (who with James
Turner fought against approval of aspartame ) told Searle to do studies in
his lab so he could see that they were done honestly, with supervision. Dr.
Olney believed the FDA wouldn’t approve aspartame because the studies showed
it produced brain damaged. What he didn’t anticipate is that Searle didn’t
submit these findings to the FDA.
January 30, 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry revoked
Searle’s petition for approval declaring that they had "not been presented
with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food
additive." Searle had spent $17 million on an aspartame factory and had no
intention of giving up, poison or no. At this point they hired Donald
Rumsfeld who said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway.
What were those markers? President Reagan had told
Rumsfeld he would be nominated for vice president, but instead selected Bush
The day after Reagan took office he appointed Dr.
Arthur Hull Hayes as the new FDA Commissioner, to over-rule the Board of
Inquiry. Reagan knew it would take 30 days to get Hayes to the FDA , so he
wrote an Executive Order making the FDA powerless to do anything about
aspartame. At 3 AM that night a member of Reagan’s staff called the FDA
Commissioner Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who
was there when the terminating call came in:
Once aspartame was on the market there was outrage
as consumers were diagnosed with seizures, multiple sclerosis and blindness
from the free methyl alcohol releases. Senator Orrin Hatch, on Monsanto’s
payroll, obstructed hearings on aspartame for years, but there were 3
Congressional hearings from 1985 to l987. Hatch was on Monsanto’s payroll,
and kept the bill in committee that would put a moratorium on aspartame
until NIH completed independent studies on the flood of aspartame problems
they were seeing: seizures, blindness, headaches, sexual dysfunction,
behavioral problems, especially in children, drug interactions and birth
About that time Dr. James Bowen wrote FDA that
“aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and 70 countries” -
today over 100.
The good doctor wrote: "For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame
content of food and drinks. To do so would imply that the government is
taking some sort of responsible action....when the only responsible action
would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its
toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally
prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame
on the marketplace."
How was the new FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hayes, get
rewarded for over-ruling the Board of Inquiry? He was hired as a consultant
to NutraSweet’s PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and
nobody’s heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a
PR guy who won’t talk?
Now they began funding professional organizations
ladies-of-the-evening like the American Diabetes Assn, American Dietetic
Assn and numerous others to propagandize the public with touting asparshame.
Of course they also threatened scientists whose studies identified the
toxicity of this poison. In the UPI Investigation Dr. Wurtman was threatened
if he did studies on aspartame and seizures he would lose his funding. He
capitulated. Read this report on the 8 month investigation by United Press
Dr. Wurtman, too, got a terrible case of aspartame lockjaw, but MIT still
gets the money.
ILSI, the International Life Sciences Institute, was
born in 1978 as a “research” front for our favorite poisoners. It’s board
members are from Coke, Pepsi, Searle, Monsanto and the rest of the usual
suspects. If a university won't play their way the get no pay, that is to
say, funding for fake “research”.
Over the years many independent studies have been
done. The manufacturers say 200 studies that aspartame is safe as rain.
Some of those were the ones FDA found fraudulent and sought prosecution for,
and others were simply bought and paid for quack studies from rubber duck
Consider seizure studies by Monsanto, they bought
Searle in l985:
Seizures are listed 5 times on the FDA report of 92 symptoms that range from
male sexual dysfunction to death:
People are having so many seizures and going blind on aspartame that the
Community Nutrition Institute filed a petition to ban aspartame in l986.
Again the manufacturers put in the fix to prevent it from being banned.
They were so worried someone would have a seizure they
actually gave people anti-seizure medication in the Rowan study. ‘
Another impeccable “study” involved one-day consumption
of, believe it or not: a single capsule of aspartame. Tantamount to
smelling the bottle. The got it peer reviewed with their power. So when
consumers complain of seizures they say "we did studies and aspartame
doesn't cause seizures".
I smoked a Lucky once and I’m fine,
so nicotine doesn’t cause cancer!
They have all bases covered. Today front groups like
Calorie Control Council, with full knowledge that aspartame causes birth
defects and mental retardation actually push the poison:
When 60 Minutes did a story about aspartame and brain
tumors the manufactures claimed to have all these studies showing safety.
Dr. Ralph Walton who was on the show decided to research who funded the
that 92% of independent peer-reviewed studies show problems aspartame
causes, while those funded or controlled by industry all say it’s safe. If
you eliminate 6 studies the FDA, aspartame’s branch office in Washington,
messed with, and one pro-aspartame sponsored summary, 100% of independent
scientific peer reviewed studies show aspartame problems.
As Dr. Bowen said: this is mass poisoning of the
world. Aspartame destroys the brain, the optic nerve, the immune system and
central nervous system. It devastates every organ of the body. Epidemic
obesity, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, retinopathy and neuropathy, optic
nerve destruction, convulsions and insulin reactions, MS, Parkinson’s,
Alzheimer’s, IQ depreciation and dozens of other afflictions have been
inflicted upon us by this deadly neurotoxic carcinogenic “sweetener”.
According to the prestigious Ecologist, aspartame was
listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare
weapons submitted to Congress.
Studies show the horrific damage done to the body. For
instance, the Trocho Study shows the formaldehyde converted from the free
methyl alcohol actually embalms tissue and damages DNA.
Here are summaries of the two aspartame studies,
Ramazzini, that showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, passed
down through the mother:
DR. MORANDO SOFFRITTI, lead researcher on two
groundbreaking long-term aspartame studies. He was recently honored at New
York’s Mt Sinai School of Medicine with the Irving J Selikoff Award For his
outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and
industrial carcinogens and his promotion of independent scientific research.
Reviewing his two impeccable aspartame studies. Dr. Soffritti explains:
The first ERF study (2005) was conducted on 1800
Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/per sex/per group) In order to simulate daily
human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of
5000, 2500, 100, 500, 20, 4, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the
animals began at 8 weeks of age and continued until spontaneous death. The
results show that APM causes a statistically significant, dose-related
increase of lymphomas/leukemias and malignant tumors of the renal pelvis in
females and malignant tumors of peripheral nerves in males. These results
demonstrate for the first time that APM is a carcinogenic agent, capable of
inducing malignancies at various dose levels, including those lower than the
current acceptable daily intake (ADI) for humans (50 mg/kg of body weight in
the US, 40 mg/kg of body weight in the EU).
The second ERF study (2007) was conducted on 400
Sprague-Dawley rats (70-95/per sex/per group). In order to simulate daily
human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of
100, 20, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began on the
12th day of fetal life until natural death. The results of the second study
show an increased incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in female rats with
respect to the first study. Moreover, the study shows that when lifespan
exposure to APM begins during fetal life, the age at which
lymphomas/leukemias develop in females is anticipated. For the first time, a
statistically significant increase in mammary cancers in females was also
observed in the second study. The results of this transplacental
carcinogenicity bioassay not only confirm, but also reinforce the first
experimental demonstration of APMs multipotential carcinogenicity.
Over six years ago I petitioned the FDA to ban
aspartame. The FDA has 180 days to answer it. They refuse, obviously
because I'm using their own words, and they don't know how to get around the
fact that everything is a matter of record. If it wasn't so criminal one
would have to laugh at their propaganda - the idea that someone might even
consider believing them. For instance, they will tell you there is just a
small amount of methanol, and there is more in oranges. What they don't say
is that in oranges that it is accompanied by ethanol which is the classic
antidote for methanol toxicity and takes it out of your body safely. Here
is a peer reviewed journal article about it.
Methanol also binds to pectin. In aspartame there is no ethanol. Here is
their basic propaganda answered with references:
A detox formula for aspartame victims endorsed by Dr.
Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon:
Available are his excellent books and a CD :"The Truth About Aspartame"
There are efforts now in states and countries to rid
the planet of aspartame. It is genetically engineered. The manufacturers
are get people in high places addicted. When I testified to the Senate in
New Mexico, half the senators were sipping Diet Coke. Presidents Clinton
and Bush were addicted. Methanol is classified as a narcotic, it causes
chronic methanol poisoning. This effects the dopamine system of the brain
I've lectured in other countries and I can tell you
people are sick and dying the world over on this poison. It would be great
to see it banned from California. First of all its illegally on the market
because it violates the Delaney Amendment. Here are comments from an FDA
toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, to Congress on 8/1/85:
Dr. Gross testified that at least one of Searle's
studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is
capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this
predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these
indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that
had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is
the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food
additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic
The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any
residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony
Gross asked, "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame how would the
FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as
constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that
position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food
additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to
violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?"
Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)
Here is my letter to the Assembly Committee on Health
which exposes the fact that it's adulterated:
The adulteration means it violates interstate commerce laws.
Consumer power is winning the war against this toxin.
Holland Sweetener, the largest European aspartame producer closed in 2006.
Another European maker also quit. In Japan Tosh stopped making it as well.
Merisant, in the USA went bankrupt for $230,000,000 in January, 2009. 47
members of Parliament signed for a ban in the UK. There is continuing
effort to get banned in the Philippines. Romania banned it in the early
90's because it’s carcinogenic. And now the European Food Safety Authority
is doing a review.
Today no drug is safe if the consumer is using
aspartame because of the interaction due to damage to the mitochondria.
It's used in hospitals because of the dietitians making patients even
The Nutratanic hit the iceberg and Coke & Pepsi are in
the lifeboats with new sweeteners in the works. Japan’s Ajinomoto and the
USA NutraSweet Co are still slapping around in the frigid waters of consumer
If I can provide further data I’ll gladly do so. There
is no way to show safety on aspartame with honest, unbiased studies.
Eliminate industry studies to defend its product and you'll see how deadly
is this toxin. Dr. Bill Deagle said its more deadly than depleted uranium
because its ubiquitous in our food.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International (warning the world off
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
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