2Aspartame Toxicity 10.19.99
- Oct 22, 1999Aspartame Toxicity 10.19.99 Rich Murray Room For All
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[B.A., M.I.T. 1964, M.A., Boston U. 1967: a layman committed to
facilitating civil debate on aspartame toxicity]
Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Canderel, Benevia) is reported by
many scientific studies and case histories to be toxic: headaches,
all kinds of body and joint pain (or burning, tingling, tremors,
twitching, spasms, or numbness); "mind fog", "feel unreal", poor
memory, confusion, anxiety, irritability, depression, mania, insomnia,
dizziness, slurred speech, ringing in ears, sexual problems, nausea,
seizures, poor vision, hearing, or taste; fatigue; red face,
itching, rashes, burning eyes or throat; hair loss; obesity,
bloating, poor or excessive hunger or thirst;
diarrhea or constipation; breathing problems;
racing heart, high blood pressure, erratic blood sugar levels;
birth defects; brain cancers.
Users who quit often experience much immediate healing, but
some symptoms may last for weeks. RC Diet Rite Cola uses
sucralose, far less hazardous than asp., but so far available only in
a few areas. It's fun to mix club soda with juices. A centuries-old
herbal sweetener, stevia, is entirely safe, and widely available at
health food stores. Saccharin is also now deemed safe.
Read all labels!-- asp. is in all diet sodas (except Royal Crown Diet
Rite Cola); many drink mixes, instant breakfasts, cereals, cake mixes,
yogurts, puddings, jellos, chewing gums, breath mints, candies,
toothpastes, laxatives, cough syrups, even vitamins and medicines.
Absorption through the skin in the mouth may be especially strong.
The European Union Directive 96/83/EC of the European
Parliament and of the European Council of Dec. 19, 1996:
"Sweeteners may not be used in food for infants or young children..."
This is aimed at aspartame, by far the most criticized sweetener,
which was approved by a corrupt FDA in 1974 and 1981.
Three careful double-blind experimental studies prove asp.
causes headaches: Koehler SM et al, 1988, Headache, 28(1), 10-14.
Walton RG et al, 1993, Biological Psychiatry, 34(1), 13-17.
rwalton193@... Van Den Eeden SK et al, 1994, Neurology,
44, 1787-93. skv@...
Woodrow C. Monte, Director, Food Science and Nutrition
Laboratory, Arizona State University, woody.monte@...,
"Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health," 1984,
J. Applied Nutrition, 36(1), 42-54 (62 references):
The methanol from 2 L of diet soda, 5.6 12-oz cans, 20 mg/can, is
112 mg, 10% of the asp. The EPA limit for water is 7.8 mg daily for
methanol (wood alcohol), a deadly cumulative poison. Many users
drink 1-2 L daily. The reported symptoms are entirely consistent with
chronic methanol toxicity. (Fresh orange juice has 34 mg/L, but, like
all juices, has 16 times more ethanol, which strongly protects against
methanol.) This study is available at:
A radioactive tracer study proves that the methanol from
a low dose of of asp. binds formaldehyde, a deadly cumulative poison,
into tissues: Trocho C et al, 1998, Life Sci, 63(5), 337-349.
Study available at: http://www.focusnewsletter.org/barcelon.htm
and in full at: http://www.PRESIDIOTEX.COM/barcelona/index.html
Who pays the piper, calls the tune. Ralph G. Walton, Prof.
of Clinical Psychology, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Youngstown,
OH 44501, 330-740-3671, rwalton193@... , in an unpublished
66-page study (1998), listed 166 studies about asp. and health. All 74
studies funded by the industry were favorable, whereas 84 of the 92
non-industry studies identified a problem. Moreover, many industry
studies were published repeatedly with slight changes, from 2 to 6
times each, violating scientific ethics.
This study is available at http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html
Aspartame Victims Support Group Home Page
Aspartame Toxicity Information Center Mark D. Gold
"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research"
mgold@... 35 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Mission-Possible-USA Betty Martini 770-242-2599
Aspartame Consumer Safety Network 800-969-6050
Mary Nash Stoddard, "The Deadly Deception"
Janet Starr Hull, "Sweet Poison" www.sweetpoison.com
H.J. Roberts, M.D.,P.A. 561-432-4774 sunpress@...
Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research, Inc. PO Box 17799
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
Search medical reports: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed
"The Dangers of Aspartame" discussion forum with many long reports:
The eminent British journal: The Lancet Interactive Discussion Group:
Aspartame Toxicity: fact or fiction? http://www.thelancet.com/
Health Press hlthprs@... 505-982-9373
George R. Schwartz, M.D. drgschwartz@...
"In Bad Taste: The MSG Symptom Complex"
For my 13-page summary: Aspartame: Methanol Toxicity 10.19.99