I have on good authority from a high U.S. military official who wishes to remain anonymous that the military now admits aspartame caused Gulf War Illness. We've known this for many years. See the report I wrote then: http://www.wnho.net/aspartameandgulfwar.htm
On 60 Minutes an official said, "One thing we don't understand is why those with Desert Storm Illness have a burning tongue" European Coke victims also complained of this. Dr. James Bowen who has ALS from aspartame explained:
"The intact NutraSweet/aspartame molecule, to which the tongue and its very sensitive neural structures are uniquely exposed, is by far the most potent toxin in the whole picture. The protective mechanism in the tongue elicits burning from the sweet taste buds on the front of the tongue in response to continue or over-whelming exposure by noxious toxins. The phenomenon of the bleed over or shorting out through the damaged myelin sheath with neuropathies in general and methanol alcohol poisoning in specific, is well known to medical science to cause normal sensations to be turned into pain sensations. The very structure of the tongue puts tremendous pressure and shearing forces on the nerves that are involved in it, thereby producing neuropathic pain from sick nerves. "The burning sensation in response to autoimmune inflammation and allergy is a common experience and is well known to anyone with allergic sore throat. The nerves subserving the tongue are cranial nerves not spinal nerves. Therefore, they are not protected the same way spinal nerves are. They exit the skull through small holes called foramina. Bells Palsy and trigeminal neuralgia are examples well known to medical science wherein cranial nerves when swollen cause these types of problems when for any reason they are impinged in the foramina."
Many victims of Aspartame Disease report "burning tongue" even after several months off the toxin aspartame. Dr. Bowen explained that the burning sensation is common to neuropathies during the recovery period.
There is a report confirming this by the military, which I have requested under Freedom of Information, and it has been seen. To make sure it is released I am asking every person reading this to request it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write US Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20420. Thousands should write because this is an urgent matter. The government says Desert Storm Illness is ALS (Lou Gehrigs). It is a terrifying disease. We want to be sure the government's report is released as it gives reason to immediately remove aspartame from the planet. Aspartame is added to children's prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. It has caused an epidemic of autism, ADD and ADHD. According to the Trocho Study the formaldehyde from the free methyl alcohol released by aspartame embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Damage DNA and you can destroy humanity. http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf I visited Dr. Alemany in Barcelona who conducted the Trocho study, and he told me: "Betty, aspartame will kill 200 million people." It not only embalms but also causes sudden cardiac death, the reason why so many young athletes drop dead. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_sudden_death.htm
Independent scientific peer reviewed medical studies continually show aspartame is unsafe. This has been going on for three decades. FDA ignores them due to their strong ties to the aspartame industry and Big Pharma from which they get most of their revenue. To say it simply: FDA works for the drug industry, not the people! FDA ignored a hundred studies proving aspartame toxicity, such as these:
Three multi-year Ramazzini Studies with thousands of rats which concluded that aspartame "is a multipotential carcinogen".
A recent Denmark study confirming that aspartame jumps preterm babies up to 78%.
A study by Sharon Fowler at the University of Texas proving it causes obesity.
A recent study proving aspartame causes heart attacks and strokes. There have been three.
A study proving aspartame raises fasting blood sugar.
Something is being done. I have on good authority that aspartame will be removed from the VA Hospital in West Palm Beach and replaced with Just Like Sugar, a sweetener made from chicory and orange peel, Vitamin C and Calcium. Their products have no chemicals, no additives, and only organic food. Three times Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. wrote in the Blaylock Wellness Report: "Finally a safe sweetener". Just Like Sugar will soon replace aspartame (Equal) in 76 VA Cantinas and will be the sweetener the U S Navy provides on ships.
Here is a recent email from an Iraq vet:
"I just read the article claiming that aspartame causes brain damage. I am an OIF disabled veteran that began having seizure like episodes while deployed to Iraq, and yes, I drank diet pop. I was diagnosed with PNES, (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) because the military docs ruled out epilepsy and stopped there. I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with me, because my symptoms have continued to progress and new ones are developing. Do you have any other information that directly links the degradation of aspartame and the development of MS?"
Aspartame trigger seizures: Four types of seizures plus death and sexual dysfunction are named on the FDA list of 92 symptoms from over 10,000 consumer complaints. It's a list FDA now denies, after all they must protect their generous friends at Big Pharma: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf Read the reports by H. J. Roberts, M.D. and Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. on Aspartame and MS:
Aspartame is an adjuvant, an immune stimulator, as Dr. Bowen's report explains: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm In a recent interview Dr. Blaylock stated that adjuvants all cause the same things such as ALS, MS, Parkinson's and lupus. Iraqi troops suffer from all of these dread progressive and eventually fatal diseases, and more. Dr. Bowen's report explains how aspartame causes lupus. But the aspartame industry pays Congress, uses perks, threats and propaganda to keep their poison on the market, and of course, advertise, advertise, advertise, and we all believe the commercials!
My brother was a Green Beret in Viet Nam where his leg was pierced by the knives in a Viet Cong trap. When they shot down his helicopter he was one of the few survivors. He lost a kidney. Then our mother died and he came home. His entire outfit was destroyed while he was gone, and Robert Geller has been haunted by the death of his buddies ever since. He has a collection of Purple Hearts, but none will alleviate his eternal suffering from Monsanto Agent Orange. But Monsanto wasn't thru torturing Bob Geller. He started drinking Diet Coke and got addicted to aspartame. The methyl alcohol it releases is a narcotic that creates deadly chronic methanol poisoning which derails the brain's dopamine system and causes addiction. I warned my hero brother that it brings heart attacks and he could end up with by-pass surgery. He said he was too addicted to give it up. You don't get addicted to carrots or watermelon, just to poisons like nicotine, cocaine and aspartame. (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/AminoSweet/E951/Canderel/Benevia, etc.) Bob had his heart attack and by-pass surgery. Then he was in a VA Hospital in Portland Oregon and I was told my brother was dying. The loyal, valiant and compassionate Dr. Bowen went to the hospital to demand they refuse him aspartame and he saved Bob's life.
Finally my brother kicked it, but it was too late and he was air-lifted back to Portland for a pacemaker. He's now in a nursing home where I saw him two months ago. Now with a broken hip that happened in the hospital Bob can't walk. I explained to doctors and nurses he must not be given artificial sweeteners, and that even after being off the poison it will interact with drugs, as it did. Thus many die from correctly prescribed prescription drugs. The FDA lies to physicians about aspartame so they don't know it interacts with drugs and vaccines unless they have the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com 1,000 pages by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
A few miles away in Portland in another rehab center Dr. James Bowen is being treated for multiple paralyses, his ALS. Dr. Bowen served as a Flight Surgeon in Vietnam not far from where my brother was. When he came home he practiced medicine in the desert, and drank gallons of Diet Kool-Aid laced with aspartame. He developed ALS, Lou Gehrigs. When I lectured to the World Environmental Conference I met a woman who told me they sent the troops caps with thousands and thousands of packets of Diet Kool-Aid because they were ordered not to send anything to the gulf with sugar. Dr. Bowen is also a biochemist, and said if he had seen the formula for aspartame he would never have touched it. A mole in the FDA did send him studies so horrible they weren't released to the public. Dr. Bowen has spent his life since exposing aspartame and has been threatened and persecuted because of it. He lost his practice, his home and his health, and suffers greatly.
These are only two cases close to me, and their lives have been destroyed. Over the years I've spoken to many of the troops suffering from aspartame who are now probably dead. In 2010 it was finally revealed that the whole Vietnamese war was a fiasco started because some North Vietnam gunboats fired at American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Well there were no gunboats; the whole story was a scam. It is a scam that murdered 58,000 young Americans and millions of Vietnamese. But the war made General Dynamics rich. They made the helicopters. Imagine a battle plan where you fly fifty young soldiers in a large slow moving target to a remote site to set up a "fire base" that will instantly be surrounded by the enemy, and your people will be isolated from resupply except by more low flying slow moving helicopters. President Lyndon Baines Johnson taught school 60 miles from the General Dynamics plant in Fort Worth, TX before going into politics. Connect the Dots!
Robert Geller and Dr. James Bowen and other myriads of innocents are either dead or have had their bodies mangled simply to stuff the black hole of corporate greed. I assure you, I warn you, that the tragic victims of Viet Nam are small change compared to the worldwide international populational poisoning by the satanic criminals of aspartame. This weekend is Aspartame Awareness Weekend http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_awareness_weekend_2011.htm Do your part to help get the word out. I ask everyone reading this to stop what they are doing and request the report from Freedom of Information at the address given above.
Aspartame is not a safe food additive. It's an addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug and adjuvant. Dr. Bill Deagle calls it a neurotoxic genotoxic molecular food and vaccine pharmaco-genocide. http://www.whale.to/b/deagle_asp.html
Dr. Deagle relates: "While an E.R. doctor and primary care physician in Augusta, GA in 1987 and 1988, I was told a number of interesting facts about the adjacent Aspartame factory. Bacteria with genes inserted generate a sludge which is centrifuged to remove the aspartame and many hundreds of contaminant organic and amino acids are present. We were told not to report illness or workers compensation issues for fear of being fired by the hospital, now the Augusta Regional Medical Center. Many of their employees presented with psychiatric, neuropathy conditions, chronic fatigue and organic cases of loss of cognitive function. This powder from the dried sludge was then transported for packaging in factories elsewhere in the US, before sale as Equal and now the myriad of names of this neurotoxin."
Hear and believe the profound words of Dr. James Bowen to the FDA:. "The only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose it 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". 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. 
This note to the FDA was written a quarter of a century ago. Since they were the ones who tried to indict the manufacturer (the defense team hired both US Prosecutors) and revoked the petition for approval, they knew aspartame is a killer. Aspartame was marketed through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. http://www.sweetremedy.tv/pages/rumsfeld3.htmlhttp://www.sweetremedy.tv/pages/rumsfeld3.html
Today the European Food Safety Authority is doing a review on aspartame at the request of Parliament and the EU but don't hold your breath as half the committee have links to the aspartame industry: EFSA Boss: "We were pressured by industry to hijack science." http://www.naturalcures.com/coldwell/bio_martini.php
Having taken the case histories for 20 years, and lecturing in other countries I can tell you people are sick and dying the world over. To remove aspartame it will take the help of millions. Forward this report to every list, to your friends and family and to Congress.
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