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aspartame... the continuing adventures of artificial dirt


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so i searched on tribe and came up with nothing. i can't believe this hasn't been posted before. anyways the article is below. it deals with diet pop and aspartame and while i think the stuff is disgusting i really don't know if this is true exactly.

what is that site that is so awesome to go and check any of these urban legends/myths that we hear?

i can't seem to remember it. i just remember it was always up to date and had great info. any help would be stellar.


Hi, I found this article an interesting "read"!!

* This is something that was sent to me by a
* person who actually uses the Internet to further his
* education.....he's only 82 years old! Bless his
* heart!

* Reading this information & sharing it, might
* mean saving a life or improving the quality of
* someone's life, maybe yours.

* In October of 2001, my sister started getting
* very sick, she had stomach spasms, she was having a
* hard time getting around, to walk 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 biopsies, and was on 24 various
* prescription medications. The doctors could not
* figure out what was wrong with her. She was in so
* much pain, and so sick, she knew she was dying.

* She put her house, bank accounts, life
* insurance, etc., in her oldest daughters name, and
* made sure her younger children were to be with her
* oldest daughter. She wanted her last hooray, so she
* planned a trip to Florida (basically in a
* wheelchair) for March 22nd. On March 19th I called
* her to ask her how one of her tests went, and she
* said they didn't find anything on the test, but they
* believe she had MS. I thought, oh, my....then I
* recalled an article a friend of mine emailed to
* me...and I asked her....Do you drink Diet pop? She
* told me yes, as a matter of fact she was getting
* ready to crack one open that moment, I told her not
* to open it, and stop drinking the diet pop....and I
* emailed her the following article. She called me
* within
* 32 hours after our phone conversation and told
* me she stopped drinking the diet pop, and she can
* walk...she went up the stairs, and the muscle spasms
* went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but sure
* felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her
* doctors with this article and would call me back
* when she got home.

* She called me, and her doctor was amazed, he is
* going to call all of his MS patients to find out if
* they consumed artificial sweetener. In a nutshell,
* she was being poisoned by the aspartame in the diet
* soda, dying a slow death.

* When she got to FL March 22nd, all she had to
* take was one pill, and that was a pill for
* poisoning....she is well on her way to
* recovery.....and she is walking!!!!! No
* wheelchair!!!! This article saved her life!!!! The
* life saving article:

* If it says "SUGAR FREE," on the label, DO NOT
* EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days
* "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, that it was hard to understand
* 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
* Eformaldehyde 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. People were being diagnosed with
* having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple
* sclerosis is not a death sentence, where 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 life-threatening. We have
* seen patients with systemic lupus become
* asymptomatic once taken off diet sodas. In the case
* of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in
* reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of
* the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where
* vision returned and hearing improved markedly. This
* also applies to cases of tinnitus.

* 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,
* depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred
* vision, or memory loss-you probably have ASPARTAME
* DISEASE!" People were jumping up during the lecture
* saying, I've got some of these symptoms: Is it
* reversible?" Yes, Not drinking diet sodas and
* keeping an eye out for aspartame on food labels,
* yes!

* We have a very serious problem. A stranger came
* up to Dr. Espisto (one of my speakers) and me and
* said: "Could you tell me why so many people seem to
* be coming down with MS?" During a visit to a
* hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who
* were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed
* with MS. This is beyond coincidence! Diet Coke and
* Diet Pepsi etc. IS NOT A DIET PRODUCT! The
* Congressional Record states that it makes you crave
* carbohydrates and will make you FAT. The
* formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly
* in the hips and thighs. Once off these products with
* no significant increase in exercise, etc., Dr.
* Roberts in his lecture stated that he had patient
* who lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial
* period.

* Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.
* We found that physicians would believe that they
* have a patient with retinopathy, when in fact the
* symptoms are caused by aspartame. The aspartame
* drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus
* diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the
* fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are
* neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in
* protein. Thus it passes the blood brain barrier and
* deteriorates the neurons of the brain, causing in
* diabetics (as well as in patients not suffering from
* diabetes) various kinds of brain damage, seizures,
* depression, manic depression, panic attacks, rage,
* violence. (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 early pregnancy. Children are
* especially at risk for neurological disorders and
* should NOT be given NutraSweet. I can relate
* different case histories of children having mal
* seizures and other disturbances being on NutraSweet.
* Unfortunately it is not always easy to convince a
* mother that aspartame is to blame for her child's
* illness. Only by trial and success will she be able
* to warn other mothers to take their children's
* health in their own hands.

* Stevia, a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED
* ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar
* (which would be ideal for diabetics) has now been
* approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA. For
* years the FDA has outlawed this sweet food because
* of their loyalty to MONSANTO. Books on this subject
* written by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press
* 1-800-643-2665) and DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S
* DISEASE - written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a
* diabetic specialist. These two doctors will be
* posting a position paper with some case histories on
* the deadly effects of Aspartame on the Internet.

* According to the Conference of the American
* College of Physicians "we are talking about a plague
* of neurological diseases caused by this deadly
* poison." Here is the problem: There were
* Congressional Hearings when aspartame was included
* in 100 different products. Since this initial
* hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings,
* but to no avail. Nothing has been done. The drug and
* chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there
* are over 5,000 products containing this chemical,
* and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED!!!!!

* I assure you, MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame
* knows how deadly it is. They fund among others, the
* American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic
* Association, the Conference of the American College
* of Physicians. This has been exposed in the New York
* Times - to no avail. These Associations cannot
* Criticize any additives or convey their link to
* MONSANTO because they take money from the food
* industry and have to endorse their products. Senator
* Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have
* warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of
* the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also
* instituted independent studies on the problems
* existing in the population (seizures, changes in
* brain chemistry, changes neurological and
* behavioral; symptoms). It was killed by the powerful
* drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds
* of disease and death on an unsuspecting public.

* Please print this out or e-mail to family and
* friends.
* Here are some more links to websites.
* http://www.nancymarkle.com

* < http://www.nancymarkle.com/

* http://www.ethicalinvesting.com/monsanto/markle.stml
This info may help some of you..Just passing this forwarded message along.
Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room


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you had me until the article turned into an advertisement for monosanto

ps, i have also heard that aspartame turns into formaldehyde when consumed, so i believe that part

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re : formaldehyde

it does, but not to a level that is significant

at any rate, most artificial sweetners have switched their ingredients to being based on dextrose now (which is a different molecule of sugar)


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also just enter the title of the spam mail and the word "hoax" in google and you should be able to find info on whether or not it's an urban legend.
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The Tesseract

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Originally posted by stir-fry
you had me until the article turned into an advertisement for monosanto

Actually, it's an article AGAINST Mon Santo.

Mon Santo is full of assholes. They're the fuckers responsible for the semi-genocide of the Monarch Butterfly, thanks to their GM Corn that has steadily replaced the corn crops of the mid-west.

They have done many other things... evil things.
I'm amazed that they haven't had their asses Class Actioned.


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Originally posted by rejenerate
There's also www.snopes.com

According to them (and I agree, though I hate Monsanto).

Claim: The artificial sweetener aspartame is responsible for an epidemic of cancer, brain tumors, and multiple sclerosis.

Status: False.
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The Tesseract

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either way... Aspartame isn't exactly a great chemical to be ingesting.

And... either way
They should rename DIET (pop-name) to LITE

Have you ever heard of Diet Beer? NO! you know why? BECAUSE IT DOESN'T EXIST! errr... because it doesn't help you lose weight.

okay, that argument is loopier than a inmate at Penetang Hospital

Boss Hog

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dig this

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Originally posted by EffinHard
I work directly with the former VP Director of HR for MONSANTO CANADA.... i almost puke everytime i see her...

wow... you were behind the enemy lines.

I bet the term 'Human Resources' means something different at Monsanto....


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Originally posted by EffinHard
I work directly with the former VP Director of HR for MONSANTO CANADA.... i almost puke everytime i see her...

heh about 5 years ago I worked for the company that maintend Monsanto's web stuff... I was responsible for posting lovely informational pages about various pesticides and such

then I'd go home and spend an hour scrubbing the evil off my fingers :(


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eh I was 19 and they were paying me $50/hour. I wasn't quite willing to sabotage that :)

(but then I did get fired two years later for badmouthing another big client, on tribe no less :))
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So Lo

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The state of our food these days is a testimony to many diseases that are going around.

Monsanto is a super pig ass donkeyfucking coporation - Now that Monsato bought Searle as in the article above, Rumsfield the Devil incarnate sits on their board. Also there is an incestuous relationship between the EPA, FDA and Monsanto

I saw an amazing documentary called "the Future of Food" and it showed just how much of our food is being Genetically Engineered, mainly by Monsanto. I think their corporate goal is to own all the crops in the world.

check it out and eat organic - www.futureoffood.com
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