Received long email don't know what to make of it, and want to share and hear views?
This is a little long but scary to think about.
SWEET POISON...A MUST READ!
In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.
She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.
She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda... and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.
If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'
In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.
Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.
In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss re turned and hearing loss improved markedly.
This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
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 these symptoms. Is it reversible?'
STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for 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 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. The Aspartame drives the 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 other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it 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 as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.
So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (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 Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for 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 talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'
Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.
And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?
This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.
Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants. 10pt">
The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.
The bill was killed.
It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!
Please do not be offended: but have you noticed that most overweight people drink DIET anything
but cannot lose weight.....just stop it....I have always hated the taste of any diet drink....and the real Pepsi
and the real Coke just gives me a painful headache within minutes.....cause these real drinks contain
bt. 30 to 42 teaspoons of sugar in a syrup mode..........now alot of us have different body systems and
reactions but me.....I attest to all of this....jesse
This aspartame conspiracy theory and this chain e-mail has been circulating for years, and it's a bunch of baloney. There is absolutely no scientific evidence whatsoever to support the claims that aspartame as used in soda and other foods, is any sort of a "poison". It's nothing but a bunch of terribly uninformed fearmongering laced with fraudulent claims. That e-mail is chock full of mistakes, logical fallacies, and outright fabrications.
Think about this-the person in that e-mail is basically claiming that aspartame either causes MS and SLE, or aggravates them. Yet, the causes of these two diseases are unknown, and there is no proof that aspartame can cause "SLE/MS-Like Symptoms" or brings on any sort of a flare. They also claim that not consuming aspartame and taking "one pill" will send you "on the path to recovery", in other words, you are cured. Since we don't know the cause of MS and SLE, and there IS NO cure for either disease, this email is nothing but a lie.
I don't like sweet carbonated drinks. In other words, I don't like soda pop. I don't drink soda, let alone diet soda. I also have never once in my life that I can recall, ever eaten anything that was sugar free containing aspartame-I would have no reason to. Long story short, I have NEVER consumed aspartame, and yet I have both SLE, and MS. Case closed.
ETA: For a detailed point by point debunking of this very E-mail, follow this link-
Last edited by rob; 03-30-2011 at 10:09 AM.
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Rob hit the nail on the head. Here is a link to the Snopes page for letters on this topic (Snopes tells you if these emails are true or false)
The above article is not exactly yours but it is close enough to rule it as false. Hope this helps!
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The one good and proven point this article made is that soda is not good for you. Regular soda is loaded with sugar. Diet soda has the effect of making your body hungry. Both have caffeine, chemicals and dyes in them that are not the best thing to ingest and can lead to weight gain and bloat. Water is a much better choice.
As long as this body works, I am going to enjoy life to the fullest for each second of every moment that I can.
Hahahaha rob on one of his rants again! I think I'm starting to get use to it...seeing as you make a habit of this... Though I wouldn't say for a FACT you know you've NEVER eaten anything with asparteme unless you go around reading the label of EVERY singel thing you have consumed your ENTIRE life... Just saying though...one of these days one of these "conspirAcy thoery" things are going to turn out to be true.. And then what are ya gonna rant about?? Lol
Last edited by rob; 04-01-2011 at 06:07 AM.
I've had a brilliant thought! Rob, you should get your own sticky or thread or whatever stating all the responses/opinions and disagreements/rants that you have so when someone post something that you disagree with you can just say "my reply found in sticky/thread robs opinions" it would save you loads of typing all the time
Good thought? No? I think it could be good lol
Sorry, but I do in fact read the labels of everthing I eat. Always have, probably always will. Call it obsessive and strange, but that's me. Aspartame has not been around for my entire life, but for the part of my life that it has, I know for a fact that I've never consumed a product containing it. What can I say, I led a sheltered life! (smiley face)
Originally Posted by Toradoradi
As far as the conspiracy stuff goes, if one that I have spoken out against actually proves to be true, I'll probably rant about me, and why I was wrong! (another smiley face)
Last edited by rob; 04-01-2011 at 10:35 AM.
Originally Posted by SandyR
I quite agree on your point about soda being no good for you and it's funny reading this discussion because as i was growing up my mom brought loads of cream soda as it was'nt made in Diet and when she reached her 40s a nurse she new tested her urine, as she thought she had an infection, she was shocked when she found out she was full of sugar as the years went on she still drunk pop and her insulin was all over the place and she died weighing over 14st and she was also a coffee drinker with canderel added.
I can stand fizzy drinks i'm a tea lover but i have 2 sister's who adore it.