We thank Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago, for more research of the old articles on aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/E951).
As an example, in the aspartame manufacturer's propaganda they always to tell you these two amino acids in aspartame, aspartic acid and phenylalanine are just the building blocks of protein. They never give you all the facts. There are 20 amino acids in protein and if they are in balance the way God made it you can use the product but these two amino acids cannot be isolated. Aspartic acid isolated is an excitotoxin and phenylalanine isolated is a neurotoxin. Here is the argument in Congress: http://www.wnho.net/congressionalrecord.htm It has always been know. I notice one of these articles in this PDF file is from l984 in the Chicago Tribune by G. Timothy Johnson, M.D. Because it's short I'll type it in because you can't cut and paste a PDF file. The article is titled: "Amino Acids in Aspartame Cause for Concern":
"Dear Dr. Johnson: If aspartame, the artificial sweetener, is composed of naturally occurring chemicals why do some scientists think it might be dangerous?"
"Even though aspartame is composed of two amino acids (the building blocks of protein), it does not contain those substances in the same balance and combination they are found - combined with other amino acids - naturally occurring proteins.
"Therefore, some scientists are concerned these amino acids consumed in the form they appear in aspartame, may have a far different effect than when consumed as part of normal protein.
"Scientists are most concerned about phenylketonuria - a condition in which the body cannot handle or metabolize phenylalanine. Because aspartame is composed of phenylalanine is composed of phenylalanine and aspartic acid, there is concern people with the problem in metabolizing this particular amino acid might have problems from consuming large amounts of it via the artificial sweetener."
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We also have another problem on the Internet, like front groups. The Calorie Control Council, for instance, is legend in aspartame propaganda even pushing aspartame on pregnant women when it causes birth defects and even saying its okay for those with phenylketonuria such as when one of their people wrote the Miami Herald. Here neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., explains to the Miami Herald: http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm - a brilliant letter.
Today 24 years later we know we are dealing with a global plague and these issues are written in brilliant books such as the medical text by Dr. H. J. Roberts, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com and Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.russellblaylockmd.com There are many more books and one just written by Beatrice Trum Hunter dedicated in homage to Dr. Roberts: "The Sweetener Trap & How To Avoid it".
As we get closer to Aspartame Awareness Weekend I'm trying to get more and more background material for those who don't know it was known to be a deadly from the start. I can't thank Lane Shore enough for his research.
There will be a lot of new news coming. Incidentally, for Mission Possible operations and Mission Possible activists, those who warn the public for aspartame, Bob Flint (Mission Possible Maine) does cards, labels, postcards, and other printing at his cost to help the effort. They are great to have to give people. That's who does my cards with our web sites and return address labels. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org He is extremely creative.
So read some of these old articles to know what was going on. Most of you know Don Rumsfeld got it on the market through political chicanery after the FDA revoked the petition for approval and the story is completely told in the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World - http://www.soundandfury.tv
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