From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2009 8:42 pm
Subject: Obesity Tax: Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner of Health
Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner of Health, copy to Governor David Paterson
Dear Doctor Daines:
I'm in receipt of a letter from Ellen J. Anderson, M.S., Director, Center for Community Health. First she says, "the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is designed specifically to address obesity. There is significant evidence linking sugar sweetened drink consumption with obesity. Studies that follow people for a long time show that people who consume more sugar sweetened beverages gain more weight."
She doesn't address a greater cause of obesity the real problem, "Aspartame Makes You Fatter": - http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm We're talking about obesity, addiction and death: If you want to get into long time studies, Sharon Fowler of the University of Texas did an epidemiological study with 7 years of data linking diet drinks to obesity. If you really want to address the issue neither should be used, but with aspartame you not only become obese but you gain disability and death. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_death_tax.htm
If you put an obesity tax on sugar pop, you recommend they use diet pop. Ms. Anderson says further: "While drinking diet soda is not recommended, the evidence linking its consumption with obesity is weaker. In addition people drink more than twice as much sugar-sweetened soda as diet varieties."
What does she think this tax on sugar laden pop is going to do, but recommend the deadly one, diet pop. The pop people must be laughing all the way to the bank. As a waitress said, "If you have a group of Coke drinkers on one side of the room and a group of Diet Coke drinks on the other side, the Diet Coke drinkers will buy three to every one of the regular Coke consumers. Ms, Anderson is wrong.
In aspartame there is a methyl ester which immediately becomes free methyl alcohol, classified as a narcotic, and causes chronic methanol poisoning. It affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes addiction. Aspartame is a cumulative poison. Then formaldehyde, converted from the methyl alcohol, embalms living tissue and damages DNA. The Trocho Study: The Trocho Study http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf shows most toxicity is in the liver but substantial amounts in the brain, retina and adipose tissue or fat cells. There is so much damage to the liver that it can be hard to lose any weight, and you see the fat cells involved.
If you have a consumer who is diabetic, and there being a tax on regular pop, he will resort to diet pop. Aspartame actually precipitates diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions, and even interacts with insulin. The methyl alcohol causes diabetics to lose limbs.
What if a pregnant woman decides to use diet pop instead of regular pop? Aspartame is an abortifacient so it could cause her to lose her baby. If the baby survives aspartame is also a teratogen which triggers birth defects and mental retardation.
On one side, you have sugar pop which induces weight gain and neurodegeneration. On theother side is diet pop which makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight, become addicted and which is responsible for the obesity global epidemic. Diet pop with aspartame interacts with virtually all drugs due to damage to the mitochondria. The FDA listed 92 symptoms from four types of seizures to coma and death. The medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by diabetic specialist, H. J. Roberts, http://www.sunsentpress.com , has over a thousand pages of horrors from birth defects and male sexual dysfunction to blindness, psychiatric problems, MS and sudden cardiac death.
After the Ramazzini Study was done in 2005 showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. said: "The new study released in the European Journal of oncology by Morando Soffritti and co-workers should terrify mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.
"This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers, which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. Along with this most recent study, this means that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia.
"With children and pregnant women drinking the largest amount of diet colas, this puts their children at the greatest risk of developing one of these horrible diseases. Their study found that even low doses of aspartame could cause these malignancies; yet, the higher the dose, the more cancers that were seen."
Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com
The solution is to declare all soda not good for the consumer. You must remember with aspartame weight gain you get more than obesity. The molecule breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent, which induced brain tumors and brain cancer in original studies. Spin the wheel! Aspartame weight gain also comes with an assortment of disability from Lou Gehrigs Disease and blindness to brain tumors and sudden cardiac death. The aspartame manufacturers are responsible, and they should be the ones to pay. They have deceived the American public as well as the world, into thinking that this deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug will cause you to lose weight when just the opposite is the case. Remember the "die" in "diet" and if it says "diet" don't "buy it!" If you want to get fat, NutraSweet is where its at.
So now I ask you, Dr. Daines, with this knowledge which one would you choose to consume and tax? Would you use regular pop to gain weight or would you choose the molecule of death, aspartame which brings with it more than weight gain, reduced IQ, brain fog, cancer and a bouquet of neurodegenerative diseases and death. Tax the people who produced this poison and have kept it on the market with knowledge of toxicity. As Dr. Blaylock said in a lecture, "The reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide." We're talking about manufacturers who with full knowledge poisoned the world, Dr. James Bowen wrote the FDA 20 years ago and said: "This is mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70+ countries. Today its over 100.
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