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Heather Report 16 Aug 2008 14:34

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 patient s
lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period. *

*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 well.
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 Syndrome. *

*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 American College of Physicians? *

*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 d angers and the problems
existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain
chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.
The bill was killed. *


Heather Report 16 Aug 2008 14:33

Most diet drinks and foods contain aspartame. I can't take it at all. Gives me the runs. I discovered this when trying to give up cigarettes and was chewing gum which containes least there was a warning on the wrapper.
The following was sent to me by a friend in the U.S.A

*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,
lifeinsurance, 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 Florida
(basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd. *

*On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and
she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she
had MS.
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my
sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter
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 and
told 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 she sure
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 Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill,
and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her 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 conditions,
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
life-threatening condition.
We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken
off diet sodas. *

*In c ases 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?' *


**Linda Report 16 Aug 2008 07:51

Hi Everyone
I buy Asda flavoured sparkling water it doesnt have aspartame in the Cranberry & Lime is so refreshing

I am diabetic and take splenda sweetners they dont contain in either

Linda xx

Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 15 Aug 2008 22:46

Just found this old thread,
thought I would give it a nudge.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 7 Mar 2008 03:22

Somerfield do a Hi Juice that is tasty, Raspberry, Cranberry and Blueberry is my favourite. No Aspartame there.
I often warn people when I see them buying diet stuff and the squashes too. Even Actimel has it I think but I do have them as they have such a good effect on my bloated tum!
It is a minefield out there with all the stuff we should or shouldn't eat!


Jackie Report 7 Mar 2008 00:29

The chemist advised me that its also called "Phenyl olanine" or something like that, I can't read his writing

Dee x


(¯`*•.¸JUPITER JOY AND HER CRYSTAL BALLS(¯`*•.¸ Report 7 Mar 2008 00:22

its also known as e951.


(¯`*•.¸JUPITER JOY AND HER CRYSTAL BALLS(¯`*•.¸ Report 7 Mar 2008 00:17

my prob at the mo is i have to buy low cal yogs[diabetic]all the labels i checked had aspartame in.ive checked the labels on fake sugar and the only one i can find is splenda without it in.will check again but it gets hard.


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 6 Mar 2008 23:27

Trish, yes I've fallen for the Lem Sip one too. Bought it for my cold and got migaine too! Took me a while to work out why!


Hilary645633 Report 6 Mar 2008 23:00


Just looked at Ski yoghurts and they have no artificial sweetners.

Can someone tell me which soft drinks are aspartame free please. So far I have only found Robinsons orange or lemon Barley that is, but their fruit and barley range contains it.


Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 6 Mar 2008 22:05

There was a thread about this some time back,
I also added,to be aware,not only of foodstuff/
drinks etc, but over the counter medicines contain ASPARTAME.
Lemsip is just one of them.

I first became aware of this product over 20years ago,
and also have to read labels in supermarkets.



MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 6 Mar 2008 20:53

Warned a father today whenhe was being bothered by small daughter to buy diet coke, he thanked me and said he wouldn't buy but I did give me a strange look as tho' I was a a bit dippy.


Laura Report 6 Mar 2008 20:43

This stuff is AWFUL.

But then, so is a lot of other stuff!
I try to restrict all of it, but not easy as it's in everything!

I do think people need to be more aware though. We can only change things in the industry by being aware and buying the alternatives. Expensive now, but price will go down the more people buy...


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 5 Mar 2008 19:52

I agree, all the yogourts that are supposed to be healthy eating have aspartame in.
I have realised that it was after I started drinking at least a bottle a day of the fizzy fruit flavoured waters, a litre bottle, that the symptoms that were finally diagnosed as fibromyalgia started. All because instead of it helping me by flushing out my kidneys when I had a kidney stone, I was poisoning my body with aspartame!

I avoid it as much as I can, sometimes don't notice but try to check as much as I can.


(¯`*•.¸JUPITER JOY AND HER CRYSTAL BALLS(¯`*•.¸ Report 5 Mar 2008 19:35

went to the nurse yesterday,and i explained to eat anything solid first thing in the morning gives me stomach cramps,she suggested low fat yougurts,i told her about aspartame,she agreed she said check the labels.i was in morrisons for 20 mins with son doing this.....guess what ...........all had aspartame in it


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 5 Mar 2008 19:28

Kemp, I just found out about aspartame and MSG being linked to migraine by reading a magazine article, and suddenly it clicked. My migraine problems solved!!

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 5 Mar 2008 19:15

Hiya Joyous,

I avoid this at all costs, for myself and the family...its so bad...

Caz xxxx


KempinaPartyhat Report 5 Mar 2008 19:11

Oh Maggie ....I would son was so sick with migraines they wanted him on beta blockers ...AT 7 years old ........Thats how we learnt about all these things!

good luck Maggie


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 5 Mar 2008 19:01

I tend to avoid aspartame too, because I have narrowed it down as one of the things that causes my migraines. Anyone who is prone to getting migraine take note!

My hubby thinks I'm strange because I won't buy any food without reading the labels.

Kemp, MSG is the other thing that causes my migraine and you won't believe the amount of food stuff that has that in!


KempinaPartyhat Report 5 Mar 2008 18:59

Could you all calm down .....I do know that this is dangerous but this week on here everyone has gone mad about this ......

In the 1970 ,the food people brought in MSG or E621 into this country ......IT IS AS DANGEROUS AS ASPARTAME...but we all eat chinesse food and chrisps ready made meals and food without looking at whats in it ......

Some one told me if MSG was trying to get into England now it wouldnt get through the tests ....!