Dr. James Bowen
Sent: January 11, 2007
The Honorable Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino
400 12th Street, N. W.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Dear Senator Ortiz y Pino,
I write you as a physician and as a victim of aspartame to applaud you sponsoring the bill to ban aspartame from New Mexico.
I started using Sugar Free Kool-Aid in the early 1980's, which resulted in the destruction of my medical practice and almost the complete destruction of my personal neurological health. Aspartame gave me a toxic cardiomyopathy so severe I had to stop swimming. Deep chemical depression followed, terminating in Lou Gehrigs disease. When I stopped using it I had many severe withdrawal symptoms, and was diagnosed as "Bulbar Palsy."
Aspartame is a very highly crafted poison, cleverly combing about ten different poisons, including:
Aspartame damages the mitochondria. You can understand the epidemic of diabetes. Because of mitochondrial damage it interacts with all drugs and vaccines and the insulin many diabetics use. Diabetics are made horribly worse by the use of NutraSweet prescribed by their physicians. Most do not know better because they are deceived by the American Diabetes Assn and other professional organizations funded by the manufacturers, FDA and front groups. Some diabetics get over their disease by simply getting off aspartame. Many diabetics victimized by aspartame are experiencing limb amputations. The reason for this is methanol and excitotoxins are famous for damaging nerves and both are in exacerbated and synergized form in the case of aspartame poisoning. When methanol is taken into the body in any form the consumer then experiences the entire toxic axis of methanol to formaldehyde to formic acid (fire ant poison) and on to carbon monoxide. Aspartame is a highly addictive brain washing agent and the victims cannot even conceive of quitting the toxin. Therefore, the only way to save diabetics from severe disability and death is to get it off the market.
All of the components of aspartame are human sensitization agents, and CHz (Chemical hypersensitivity disease) plagues aspartame victims for the rest of their lives, even long after they have stopped using it, as does the MtDNA damage.
Using this toxin plasticizes the very DNA of which our genes are composed. This is called "cross linking DNA", and shattering DNA for which formaldehyde and formic acid is famous. When aspartame is in its diketopiperazine (DKP) form, it is an extremely strong plasticizing agent. Diketopiperazines are the major powerful, far-reaching substrates of the plastics industry. The DKP form of aspartame was found to be the number one brain tumor carcinogen known to man. In that form the molecule is an extremely potent polymerizer, which reaches further, and with more energy than formaldehyde to esterise human substances into polymers, and to cross-link DNA.
Aspartame damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. It would take a set of encyclopedias to cover all the human devastation. In the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, you see Diane Fleming in a Virginia prison. She was imprisoned for poisoning her husband, a diet soda addict, whose autopsy revealed methanol poisoning. She was exonerated with a lie detector. The report admitted she was truthful and did not kill her husband. After reviewing the autopsy I wrote an affidavit, as did several other experts. Yet there she remains four years later, an imprisoned innocent woman who is a victim herself. The horror stories never stop.
Methanol is classified as a narcotic and its liberation by aspartame causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction. They're making addicts of our children.
It boils down to this, Senator, if someone does not vote for your bill; they're either addicted, care less for human suffering, or sold out. Aspartame is absolutely against the law, violating adulteration and interstate commerce laws. The late Dr. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist, even admitted to Congress aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment, which forbids adding anything to food that caused cancer in animals. For a lobbyist to seek to convince anyone aspartame is safe after a quarter of a century of documentation is to be in violation of Title 18, Section 101, stumbling the public with full knowledge.
If I can be of any service to you, I hope you will call on me. I told the FDA 20 years ago aspartame is mass poisoning of the consumer public and 100 countries of the world. I have added my original letter below my signature. They sent an agent to my office who was upset I had made this public and was reluctant to accept 29 more cases of aspartame poisoning. Today there are millions. Aspartame Disease is costing the government trillions and costing consumers their lives. I have devoted my life to riding the world of this deadly chemical, so others will not suffer the same fate as I have experienced.
James D. Bowen, M.D.
P. O. Box 988
Kapaau, Hawaii 96755
Original letter sent to FDA twenty years ago:
STATEMENT TO THE FDA ON FOOD LABELING -
JAMES D. BOWEN, M.D.
3118 S Logan Ste.3
Lansing, MI 48910
My statement for the public record regarding food labeling and the aspartame issue is serious if not somewhat facetious at times. The reason for this is because I have found little evidence of honesty, integrity or stability on the part of Food & Drug Administration officials regarding the aspartame issue, since its approval in 1981. This attitude is largely shared by the general public. I come in contact with approximately two new people each week who are now being or who have in the past been poisoned by aspartame.
All of them share the same reactions that it is not worth writing to the FDA or NutraSweet, because you and your agency have run amuck and are no longer a valid public benefactor.
The recent revelations about the problems surrounding generic drug approvals are compelling evidence of what happens when an agency considered itself above the law in dealing with these matters. 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. Watching FDA officials walk through the "revolving door" and be further rewarded by being promoted to other positions of high public responsibility is clear evidence of a government out of control.
For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame content of food and drinks. To do so would imply that the government is taking some sort of responsible action...when the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its 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 in on the market as well.
Further, to label the purported aspartame content of a product would cover a number of toxic flaws in the product and its allowable daily intake (ADI) as follows: