Aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. The free methyl alcohol is causing diabetics to lose their limbs. It also converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye, and it triggers optic neuritis, macular degeneration, retinal detachments and even blindness. (Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by diabetic specialist, H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com). Here is a letter also that goes into detail how aspartame destroys the health of diabetics. http://www.wnho.net/letter_to_senator_goyp_concerning_aspartame.htm Please make sure your physician has a copy of this letter and the reports mentioned.
Dr. Ralph Walton did a study on aspartame and after one person got a retinal detachment in the study, and one suffered from conjunctival bleeding, and others said they were being poisoned, the study was stopped. This is why Monsanto did not want to supply or sell aspartame to Dr. Walton. There is a URL for this study in Dr. Walton's paper which is part of our Report For Schools. See below:
"Although undoubtedly well intentioned, any attempt to replace sugared beverages with aspartame containing diet products will, in my opinion, have a devastating impact on the health of our children and adolescents. The alarming increase in obesity, type II diabetes, and a wide variety of behavioral difficulties in our children is obviously attributable to multiple factors, but I am convinced that one powerful force in accentuating these problems is the ever-increasing use of aspartame.
Aspartame is a multipotential toxin and carcinogen. The dipeptide component of the molecule can alter brain chemistry, significantly changing the ratio of catecholamines to indolamines, with resultant lowering of seizure threshold, production of carbohydrate craving and in vulnerable individuals leading to panic, depressive and cognitive symptoms.
The methyl ester component of aspartame is metabolized to methanol, which in turn is broken down into formic acid and formaldehyde. Methanol can lead to serious eye problems, formic acid and formaldehyde are potent carcinogens. The diet food industry and the F.D.A. are fond of saying that aspartame is "the most studied product in history" with an outstanding safety record. In fact however virtually all of the studies in the medical literature attesting to its safety were funded by the industry, whereas independently funded studies, now numbering close to 100, identify one or more problems. It would be especially tragic if an attempt to improve the health of our children led to even greater exposure to this highly toxic product. Thank you for your attention to this urgent public health issue.
Ralph G. Walton, M.D.
Medical Director, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor Of Psychiatry, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Walton's study on aspartame: Adverse Reactions to Aspartame: Double-Blind Challenge in Patients from a Vulnerable Population: http://www.mindfully.org/Health/Aspartame-Adverse-Reactions-1993.htm
Dr. Walton's research on Scientific Peer Reviewed Studies and Funding: http://www.dorway.com/doctors.html#walton
You may wish to read these reports as well having to do with aspartame and vision:
http://www.dorway.com/blinding.txt "What's Blinding the World"
http://www.dorway.com/betty/blindns.txt "Consumer Groups Links NutraSweet to Blindness"
http://www.dorway.com/betty/morgraif.txt Dr. Morgan Raiford, ophthalmologist, on vision and aspartame
http://www.dorway.com/raiford.txt Dr. Morgan Raiford on methanol toxicity and aspartame
Here is Dr. Russell Blaylock's detox program called: "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame" - http://www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm He is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com
Aspartame also makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. The American Diabetes Assn had suit filed against them in 2004 but they got out of it and continue to push this deadly poison on diabetics. Dr. Roberts was a member for 35 years and even wrote an abstract on aspartame diabetic reactors. They refused to publish it, they take money from the manufacturers. It was published in Clinical Research.
What you can do:
Subscribe to the Aspartame Information List on http://www.mpwhi.com scroll down to banners. This will keep you up-to-date on what is going on and give you articles to post. Also we will soon have Aspartame Awareness Weekend and you can forward information then.
Continue to educate yourself and others. There is a lot to learn. For instance, aspartame makes you chemically hypersensitive. You need to not use processed foods, especially anything that says natural or artificial flavors as they can contain aspartame or the components and or MSG which has a synergistic and additive effect, http://www.truthinlabeling.org Aspartame interacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines.
To warn others you can get copies of the Artificially Sweetened Times, 24 page booklets on aspartame, from the Idaho Observer, http://www.idaho-observer.com They are very inexpensive, like $35.00 per 100 postpaid. They keep them up-to-date and will keep publishing until we have aspartame off the market.
Do not use chemical sweeteners. For instance, Splenda is a chlorocarbon poison, http://www.wnho.net/splenda_chlorocarbon.htm You can use Just Like Sugar which you can get in Whole Foods or on line, http://www.justlikesugarinc.com It is made of chicory, orange peel, Vitamin C and Calcium. Chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics.
Be sure to get the aspartame documentary,Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv and show it to others to save lives.
All my best,
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame