If it says ‘sugar free’ on the label, don’t even think about it
The dangers of Aspartame
During a lecture I said “If you are using Aspartame (artificial sweeteners) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision or memory loss… you probably have Aspartame poisoning.” People were jumping up during the lecture saying “I have some of those symptoms. Is it reversible?” Yes, stop drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels. Many products are fortified with it. This is a serious problem.
Dr. Espisto (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic of MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy diet coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence.
Diet soda is not a diet product. It is a chemically altered multiple sodium (salt) and Aspartame containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you gain weight. These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve ‘tissue specimens’. Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we should not store it in our body.
Dr. H.J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the ‘diet products’, and with no significant increase in exercise, his patients lost an average of 19 pounds (approx 8 kgs) over a trial period.
Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact had symptoms caused by Aspartame. Aspartame drives blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic when taken without the amino acids necessary for a good balance. Treating diabetics is all about balance. Especially with diabetics, Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and then deteriorates the neurons of the brain, causing various levels of brain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage. Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics also.
Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turn-arounds in their behaviour when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called ‘behaviour modification prescription dugs’ (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never needed in the first place. Most of these children were being ‘poisoned’ on a daily basis with the very foods that were ‘better for them than sugar’.
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet drinks consumed by men and women fighting the Gulf War may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects (mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.) Children are especially at risk of neurological disorders and should never be given artificial sweeteners.
There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering ‘grand mal’ seizures and other neurological disturbances due to the use of an artificial sweetener. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince people that Aspartame is to blame for their child’s illness.
Stevia, which is a sweet herb, not a manufactured additive, helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics. It has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA. It is known that for many years the FDA outlawed this ‘true sweet food’ due to its loyalty to a well-known chemical company in America.
Books on this subject are available: Excitotoxins: the taste that kills by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press 1-800-643-2665). Defence Against Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. H.J. Roberts, who is also a diabetics specialist. These two doctors will soon be posting a position paper with case histories on the deadly effects of Aspartame on the internet.
According to the conference of the American College of Physicians, “we are talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.”
By Professor D. B.
United States of America
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