Author Dr. Janet Starr Hull
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
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 andtold 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 shesure 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
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,' 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 86 degrees F, 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. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other condit ions,
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
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
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 andis 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
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 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 barrierand 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
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 from their diet. So
called 'behavior 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
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 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
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 behavioral 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
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