This is in response to the article entitled, "HGS Ready To Sell Lupus Drug If FDA Approves It," which may be found at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/19/AR2010111906442.html
When I lectured for the World Environmental Conference back in 1995, Dr. Clarice Gaylord of the EPA said, "We have an epidemic of MS and lupus and we cannot identify the toxin?" I said, "I'm Betty Martini of Mission Possible Intl, and I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify that toxin as NutraSweet (aspartame/AminoSweet/Equal/NutraSweet/Canderel,E951/Benevia/Spoonful, etc.). http://www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html In a personal conversation with Dr. Gaylord when the Markle email made world news she old me it came from reports across the country and I told her that is how we knew as well as aspartame victims reported this around the world.
Dr. James Bowen explains the mechanism by which aspartame triggers lupus in this report: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm The ability of methyl alcohol/formaldehyde to create antigenicity, especially as combined in APM molecules is so great as to cause severe autoimmune reactions to the tissues deformed by formaldehyde polymerization, adduct formation. The immune system turns against the victim's tissues: Lupus
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
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Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame