Many who saw Abby Cormack & myself on New Zealand TV are rejecting aspartame and recovering from grievous illnesses. This shows the vital importance of victims publishing their stories. Sept 7th through 9th is Aspartame Awareness weekend, and if aspartame victims mail their cases to newspapers (Letters to the Editor) and the electronic media the sheer numbers convince editors to published them.
To make a difference get involved on Aspartame Awareness Weekend. Each letter published will educate thousands, and save many lives. Those who abstain will see their symptoms disappear. Show the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World http://www.amazon.com to a crowd of people. This vivid documentary turned some skeptics and professionals around in NZ, with one woman now writing her Masters on aspartame toxicity. Write your letters now to have them published next week.
Articles continue to appear and they can't put out the fire in NZ, even with the NZ Food Safety Authority striving to stumble the public. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0708/S00086.htm Note comments from NZFSA's toxicologist John Reeve.
Though ironclad peer reviewed evidence was presented, Reeve continues his bizarre nonsensical statements, for example: "aspartame is not toxic even when taken in very high doses". The Trocho Study http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf proved formaldehyde from the methyl alcohol in aspartame "embalms living tissue." To say this toxicity doesn't exist is intentional blindness and betrayal of those John Reeve is paid to protect. He's obviously a slave to corporate interests, not a guardian of the people of NZ. Write your story!
James Bowen, M.D. writing the FDA 20 years ago reported on aspartame toxicity.
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 attach there. This corresponds well with the symptomalogies often experienced, such as Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), bulbar palsies, neurohormonal disorders, 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 substratesin undesirable pathological states such as Alzheimer's disease.
Twenty years later we have continued scientific peer reviewed studies, independent and unbiased, research showing the colossal and abominable toxicity of aspartame (951,Equal,NutraSweet,Canderel,etc.). Here are the past 13 studies for starters: http://www.mpwhi.com/13_aspartame_research_studies.htm If this is the best the New Zealand Food Safety Authority has to offer there will be no impartial or unbiased review at their forum in November. I personally believe John Reeve should apologize to the people of New Zealand for such outright, blatant misinformation. The people deserve more.
All my best,
Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame