This is in response to the article entitled, "Drinking Diet Soda May Be Killing You", which may be found at: https://www.livetradingnews.com/drinking-diet-soda-may-be-killing-you-119947.html#.XEB4AeTsa1s
Martini: It's interesting that studies have proven these problems with aspartame from dementia and stroke to cancer. In the case of cancer the FDA (Dr. Adrian Gross , top scientist who investigated aspartame) even admitted to the Senate on 8/1/85 that beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame caused cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment, making it illegally on the market and a criminal act since it was so well known. Not only that but finding that the teratology studies showed neural tube defects, spinal bifida, and cleft palate for starters, the FDA sealed the studies so the public wouldn't know. Took me 8 years to find them and add them back to the Bressler Report on http://www.mpwhi.com where they had sealed them from.
The FDA and industry, and even the CDC will say but you have to prove cause and effect. That is so easily done. Having worked with an allergist it's called the "add back diet". If someone is having symptoms you simply eliminate things from your diet until the symptoms stop. To know that was the culprit you simply add it back to the diet, and if the symptoms reappear you know you have found the problem. With aspartame you don't even have to go to an allergist. We always say take the 60 day no aspartame test. If its aspartame you will see your symptoms disappear. Because of its addiction many times people will go through withdrawal for a couple of weeks.
Even in the case of diabetes its even in the medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by the late world expert on aspartame and diabetic specialist H. J. Roberts. Aspartame not only can precipitate diabetes but it simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve from the methanol, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. Even scientific peer reviewed studies have shown that aspartame raises fasting blood sugar. Blindness is also mentioned which is from the methanol and Dr. Woodrow Monte took the blindness and seizure issue to the Supreme Court. He is author of "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills" - http://www.whilesciencedsleeps.com Dr. Monte has been there since the beginning.
Is Diet Soda with aspartame killing you? Consider even the Trocho Study by Dr. M. Alemany which showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Think about formaldehyde being released in the cells, a Class A Carcinogen. Wonder about cancer? I don't think so - formaldehyde is a Class A Carcinogen and embalming fluid, and in Dr. Roberts medical text is listed under "Pre-Embalming". Dr. Morando Soffritti did not one but three studies on aspartame showing it to be a multipotential carcinogen.
As to Alzheimers consider memory loss is so prevalent its #9 on the FDA list of 92 symptoms including death: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf When I met someone from the National Soft Drink Assn many years ago (now American Beverage) I mentioned they did a 10 year study showing Alzheimers, birth defects and blindness. Her reply: "You couldn't possibly have those studies." No, but that tells me the informant was correct.
Even in the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn an affidavit by Dr. Richard Wurtman admits aspartame causes you to crave carbohydrates so you have a diet product that causes you to gain weight.
For 40 years the problems of aspartame have remained in the press with daily articles like this one below coming in daily, yet stays on the market because of the power of industry. The FDA in 2009 said they were broken. So the wolf is guarding the hen house.
A new study showing aspartame depletes neurotransmitters in the brain https://rense.com/general96/new-shows-study-aspartame-depletes-neurotransmitters-in-the-brain.php says: "As this study shows, aspartame may be contributing to the downfall of human civilization by altering the brains of human beings, turning them into cognitively impaired, chemically-altered organisms incapable of rational behavior. It also reminds us that when it comes to food ingredients, humans are the lab rats who are routinely exposed to dangerous, toxic chemicals that have unknown long-term effects."
Dr. Ralph Walton, psychiatrist, did a study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0006322393902518 using those already compromised with depression or other psychiatric problem, and a normal group. He didn't even use the maximum ADI for aspartame, and the study had to be stopped. The administrator who took part in the study got a retinal detachment and lost his vision in one eye, one person had conjunctival bleeding. Those in the compromised group said they were being poisoned.
Read about sucralose or Splenda and Acesulfame potassium in the Aspartame Resource Guide: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_resource_guide.htm If you need a sweetener there is a safe one called "Just Like Sugar" made from organic foods. http://www.justlikesugar.com
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