Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com

Posted: 20 March 2008

From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
To: repgreen@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2008 12:47 am
Subject: Representative Josh Green, M.D., Labeling or ban on aspartame

Dear Representative Green:

I would like to thank you for passing the House Concurrent Resolution 132 on aspartame. I will be happy to provide you with any information you need. You are fortunate because you have Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text on the subject of the ignored epidemic of aspartame disease. I can tell you from lecturing in other parts of the world that wherever you go you find the sick and dying on aspartame. I've also been taking the case histories now for 17 years. As a physician I'm sure its obvious to you that after a quarter of a century there is no way we wouldn't know what aspartame causes. Because it's addictive the manufacturers naturally fight to keep their cash cow, and have full knowledge its a poison. As Dr. Russell Blaylock said in a lecture: "Understand the reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide."

Our fight, of course, has been with front groups like the Calorie Control Council, and the professional organizations funded by the manufacturers who push the toxin and defend them, as well as lobbyists who are paid to lie.

I could give you a list of why there is no way labeling will work unless you add a skull and crossbones. First of all, every physician would have to understand aspartame and take a dietary history to find out if the patient was using it. Because of the damage to the mitochondria aspartame interacts with virtually every drug and vaccine. You will notice a chapter on drug interaction in the text. The information has been kept from physicians and, therefore, they have no clue aspartame is masquerading as an additive when, in fact, its an excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug. This ties their hands.

As an example, a friend and physician, happens to be one of the few neurologists in Atlanta who does know about this toxin. He told me, "I gave this patient who was having constant seizures every anti-seizure medication there is, and nothing helped." I explained that aspartame interacts with all anti-seizure medication. He said he finally realized she was drinking diet pop and told her that was the problem. He was, however, unaware about withdrawal, and the psychiatric problems it triggers. He said she went crazy and had to be admitted to a mental hospital. Two weeks later she was free of withdrawal and free of seizures. Most physicians don't know anything about it, so you can understand why there are so many deaths because of drug interaction.

While I could give you other reasons, I don't think I could tell you as eloquently as Dr. James Bowen did over 20 years ago to the FDA. They were at the time taking testimony on labeling, obviously because of constant complaints to their office. It really boils down to how do you label a poison. In fact, many years ago a woman was buying a burial plot because she knew she was dying, and no physician could tell her why. Her daughter was going to medical school and happened to find a bottle of aspartame in the lab with a skull and crossbones. She called her mother and said, "I know what your problem is!" The woman abstained from aspartame and returned to normal health.

Read on for Dr. Bowen's letter to the FDA, and I'll look forward to working with you.

All my best,

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com

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My statement for the public record regarding food labeling and the aspartame issue is serious if not somewhat facetious at times. The reason for this is because I have found little evidence of honesty, integrity or stability on the part of Food & Drug Administration officials regarding the aspartame issue, since its approval in 1981.This attitude is largely shared by the general public. I come in contact with approximately two new people each week who are now being or who have in the past been poisoned by aspartame. All of them share the same reactions that it is not worth writing to the FDA on NutraSweet, because you and your agency have run amuck and are no longer a valid public benefactor.

The recent revelations about the problems surrounding generic drug approvals are compelling evidence of what happens when an agency considers itself above the law in dealing with these matters. In my opinion, this has resulted in the mass poisoning of the American public as well as seventy-plus countries in the rest of the world. Watching FDA officials walk through the "revolving door" and be further rewarded by being promoted to other positions of high public responsibility is clear evidence of a government out of control.

For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame content of food and drinks. To do so would imply that the government is taking some sort of responsible action...when the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace. That includes those who work so diligently to keep it on the market as well.

Further, to label the purported aspartame content of a product would cover a number of toxic flaws in the product and its allowable daily intake (ADI) as follows:

  1. That the amount stated on the label was accurate and factual rather than theoretical. Aspartame breaks down relatively quickly in solution. Given the well established modus operandi of the manufacturer, there is no concern given the ultimate consumer. And cover-ups seem to be a part of the routine of doing business. The public should be well advised that the amounts really used in liquid products are relatively greater than those stated to accomplish a relative compensation for the loss of product sweetness occurring during storage in solution.

  2. That the ADI presently allowed is 50% greater than that expected to cause a reversal of the phenylalanine/tyrosine ratios in the human brain. This has profoundly bad implications for the human being, including dopamine and serotonin synthesis inhibition, causing depression, appetite changes, mental inabilities, increased susceptibility to seizures and a host of neurohormonal problems.

  3. Every known metabolite of aspartame is of marked or questionable toxicity and patently unsafe for human use. Methyl alcohol is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde in the eye, nervous system and other metabolically active organs. It immediately attacks and denatures the tissue structure proteins in which is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde. This stimulates specific organ and subcellular autoimmunity which seems to be a preponderant source of the bad experiences reported by NutraSweet victims. Aspartic Acid is a neuroexcitotoxic present in damaging amounts, it own right, at the ADI for aspartame. Simple logic tells one that it will vastly increase the metabolism of methyl alcohol to formaldehyde in the desinosomes of the periventricular cells of the central nervous system, thus focusing the nascent formaldehyde attack there. This corresponds well with the symptomalogies often experienced, such as Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), bulbar palsies, neurohormonal disorders, etc. Also visual disturbances, heart palpitations, infertility and fetal loss may be traced to aspartame ingestion. The diketopiperazine issue remains totally unresolved and dangerous. The amino acids that are released by hydrolysis, form eimers and isomers that are either not sufficiently studied, or which are known substrates in undesirable pathological states such as Alzheimer's disease.

  4. There is the issue of the approval of aspartame for market, which has violated every principle of responsible science and responsible government. Everyone responsible for this hearing should at least completely review the approval process and the comments of the participants and observers who have so excellently elucidated all the malfeasance for the public record, such as Dr. Adrian Gross and many, many others (all on the public record).

In light of the above 4 points, I highly recommend that you deny in every way possible any subterfuge of respectability that the aspartame people have enshrouded themselves and their product within hopes of quickly denying its access to the worldwide marketplace. I write this, not believing that it will do the slightest bit of good in the sense of affecting the labeling issue per se, but that instead, it might reach some honest, concerned, conscientious individuals in the process.

(Martini: 3/14/08: This letter was written over two decades ago by Dr. James Bowen to the FDA. They sent an agent who showed her card and said: "The FDA is upset you wrote this letter." He insisted she take back with her 29 more cases of patients he had seen suffering from aspartame poisoning even though she objected. Dr. Bowen suffers from Lou Gehrig's Disease from aspartame. The mass poisoning has continued now for over a quarter of a century causing a global plague. The medical text is over 1000 pages of horrors: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D. Dr. Bowen can be seen in an aspartame documentary that fulfills the prophecy: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote in Health & Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com : "So in the case of diet drinks in aluminum cans, the very toxic brain aluminum fluoride compound co-exists with multiple toxins found in aspartame, thus creating the most powerful government-approved toxic soup imaginable.")