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June 10, 2009

Aspartame Kills!

UPDATE: Venezuela Bans Coke Zero, Cites 'Danger to Health' CARACAS 

(Reuters) June 10, 2009 – The Venezuelan government of U.S.-critic President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered Coca-Cola Co. to withdraw its Coke Zero beverage from the South American nation, citing unspecified dangers to health.

Every once in a while something grabs my attention that makes me feel compelled to stand up and shout! So, today's Public Service Announcement is about Aspartame.

Aspartame: What is it? (read more here: I highly recommend, especially for anyone using "diet" products, that you check out the World Natural Health Organization's official Yahoo group at:

The World Natural Health Organization's official web site is located at: 

Get the latest news on the fight to ban Aspartame here:


December Headlines:  
09 Dec 2005 - FDA's Nasty Proposal For "Mystery Milk" (And Aspartame) For Ice Cream  
09 Dec 2005 - Soft Drinks Reportedly Linked To Health Problems  
09 Dec 2005 - Organic Consumers Association Urges California Attorney General To Investigate Splenda Advertising Campaign  
08 Dec 2005 - Aspartame Industry Front Group, Calorie Control Council's Legal Objections To NM Environmental Improvement Board 
05 Dec 2005 - Aspartame: FDA Approval Doesn't Guarantee Safety  
04 Dec 2005 - Coke Braces For Suit Akin To Tobacco Fight  
03 Dec 2005 - New Mexico Must Not Let Company Stop Aspartame Hearings 
03 Dec 2005 - Letters To The New Mexico Governor And Attorney General Concerning Aspartame And Thimerosal  
03 Dec 2005 - Skip The Conspiracy Theory  
02 Dec 2005 - Artificial Sweetener Indicted - Will New Mexico Be First To Ban Aspartame?  
02 Dec 2005 - New Study Suggests Artificial Sweetener Causes Cancer In Rats At Levels Currently Approved For Humans
01 Dec 2005 - Ajinomoto Fights Inevitable Hearings On Neurotoxicity Of Their Product, Aspartame, In Children's Vitamins And Medications  

The Truth About Aspartame...  
Aspartame is NOT a natural substance!
Aspartame is NOT a Diet Enhancement product!
Aspartame is NOT safe - for ANYONE!
Aspartame is NOT a food "additive"
Aspartame is an UNREGULATED and UNSAFE DRUG! (It was originally slated to be a peptic ulcer drug!)
Aspartame in liquids turns to FORMALDEHYDE above freezing!
Aspartame is even worse for DIABETICS!
Aspartame poisoning is cumulative (it adds up!)
Aspartame byproducts get stored in your FAT!
Aspartame has 92 "Official" Side Effects (the worst is DEATH!)
Aspartame MIMICS a wide range of problems
Aspartame side effects are USUALLY MISDIAGNOSED!
Aspartame is unfit for human consumption!
Aspartame's approval by the FDA is a SHAMELESS tragedy!
Aspartame's approval for use in EVERYTHING is far worse!
Who are the culprits? FDA, Searle, Monsanto, NutraSweet and more!
The ONLY "CURE" is total exclusion from the diet!
TOTAL recovery may not be possible!
Only an irate and active PUBLIC can rid the world of this POISON!
If YOU have been affected, REPORT IT! GET INVOLVED!
Symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning 

Read More Here - and Pass It On!  

Front Door to Everything!  
Mission Possible Files: 
Links to More Sites & Info:  
More In-Depth Info:  
More Articles:
Aspartame Is NOT Safe: DORway To Discovery Has The WHOLE Truth! 
Aspartame Consumption Is Never Safe 
Aspartame Controversy 
Aspartame Danger 
Aspartame Dangers 
Aspartame Detoxification 
Aspartame Is NOT What Nature Intended 
Aspartame Is Poison! 
Aspartame Poisoning Index 
Aspartame Toxiocity Center 
Aspartame Truth Information Site 
Bart's Near Death From Diet Coke 
Eden's Pantry - Aspartame 
Mission Possible International 
Scientific Abuse in Methanol/Formaldehyde Research Related To Aspartame 
Sweet Poison 
The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners 
What's Blinding The World?
Please Don't Delay!
Read What You Can Today!
And Pass It On!





    ----------- Both the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy and the Environmental Improvement Board have petitions before them to amend the Administrative Code with a new chapter which bans neurotoxic additives, to medications and to foods.

    There are over 6000 food products with aspartame and over 500 medications, primarily children's meds and vitamins, which contain aspartame, even though everyone knows that it turns to Formaldehyde (among other toxic metabolites).

    The world's largest Aspartame manufacturer, Ajinomoto (also the world's largest MSG manufacturer) has hired the Rodey Firm and a Washington D.C. law firm FDA specialist to hammer these two boards into silence and to force them to abandon any future hearings on aspartame, primarily riding on the absurd legal logic that because aspartame was approved by the FDA, any state level challenge would therefore be preempted by the Federal approval.

    The Ajinomoto/ Rodey lawyer in so many words told the Pharmacy Board on November 14 that they didn't have the expertise nor the manpower to read, let alone to comprehend the FDA's one to ten million pages proving that aspartame was safe, even though 6 out of 9 of them are pharmacists, and that the reason the petitioners, myself and Santa Fe Pediatrician Ken Stoller, came to them instead of the FDA with this petition, is that we thought they "must be easier
    to push around."

    In fact, the FDA has ignored all of the petitions to ban aspartame, and a meaningful preemption for aspartame is impossible, given the political channels used to get its approval in 1981, and for soft drinks, over the objections of the National Soft Drink Association, in 1983. I believe that the FDA's approval processes for food additives are so corrupt and manipulated by corporate mendacity and phony research, that the states' regulatory processes are the only possible salvation for health in America.

    Under pressure from Ajinomoto/Rodey and a bit less pressure from the Montgomery and Andrews firm, retained by industry front group, the Calorie Control Council, both boards have asked Attorney General Patricia Madrid for a Formal Attorney General's Opinion as to whether this Federal-preemption-due-to-FDA-approval crumbling mythologies will prevent any
    action by the two boards.

    The co-petitioners and other consumer advocates who recognize the importance of this Attorney General's Opinion are hopeful that with her generally strong stands for New Mexico states' rights over the past 7 years, as well as the clear authority for these boards explicitly delineated in several NM statutes to examine such questions, that her Opinion will be a landmark one for consumer protection efforts in every state.

    Rather than wait till such opinion is delivered, however, I encourage the reader to write to the Honorable Patricia Madrid, and to her Deputy, the Honorable Stuart Bluestone, the Bataan Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, and make your views known. You can contact them directly at (505) 827-6000 and (505) 827-6004, and you can email them as well. You can also discuss this urgent medical need with your legislators and encourage them to support the creation of a powerful new New Mexico Nutrition Council, described in Senator Altamirano's Senate Bill 525 from 2005, which you can read on the NM Legislature website. Altamirano is the President Pro Tempore of the New Mexico Senate.

    Former United Nations Ambassador from the USA, now Governor Bill Richardson's views on this are clear: he supports the EIB's decision to move forward with aspartame hearings, because "the Federal government has not done enough to warn people about the dangers of aspartame," he stated on October 5 to the Albuquerque Journal. Richardson can be reached at 505 827-3000; Press Sec. is Billy Sparks.

    For more information, please go to the website for the World Natural Health Organization,, and for the Aspartame Toxicity Information Center, in Concord, New Hampshire. Please closely examine the articles by H.J.Roberts, M.D., author of Aspartame Disease: an Ignored Epidemic, and Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Exicitoxins: the Taste that Kills.

    The Aspartame/formaldehyde and the Thimerosal/mercury in vaccines are tied to together in these considerations before the two New Mexico Boards, because they are both proven neurotoxins with deadly neurodegenerative effects, and this is the subject of the additional chapter for the Administrative Code. Such additions are the concerns of the Boards and Commissions. The statutes delineating the entire authority to implement these permanent bans are cited in detail at, click on aspartame.

    It is very clear that a great deal depends on the Attorney General's Opinion as a formal legal document, because if states are powerless to question any FDA approved product, then the corporate plutocracy/kleptocracy and "toxic idiocracy" which has dumped all of these neurotoxic additives and carcinogens into the American diet and American pharmacology win the right to keep doing so, to the extreme detriment of the health of every American.

    The international implications are clear also, since these same corporations like Ajinomoto and many American companies use their products FDA approval to push approval through in hundreds of other nations in the world, by saying: "The FDA has the most stringent approval processes in the world." What a joke!

    Clearly, this is an absurd and flawed bit of logic, and once it is dispensed with and these crumbling mythologies are discarded forever, everyone's health can improve, particularly that of the children in New Mexico, in the United States, and all over the world.

    The aspartame corporate dominoes are beginning to fall, starting in New Mexico, through the relevant regulatory bodies of the state, and this consumer protection effort could take place in every state in the United States, depending on the statutes of each state, and on the amount of energy advocates are willing to devote to this vital and long overdue effort.

    Stephen Fox
    New Millennium Fine Art
    505 983-2002

  2. Aishah, Thank you. I was so glad we talked last night. And now I find this on your site. I unfortunately have not been hungry lately and drinking lots of diet tea. After reading just some of the stuff you gave me last night, Now I wonder why I am still alive. Honestly. I have had so many problems health wise lately. The diet drinks go and I sure will be eating more healthily now. Even when i am definatley not hungry. Thank you for these messages. You might of saved my life. May Allah be please with you. Love ya, Sis Sakinah

  3. Salam All:

    I wanted to introduce a site at I have been reading this site for a long time and really trust Mike Adams the owner. This guy was once ill and out of shape from food and environmental toxins--but you should see him now! He has spent thousands of hours researching ilness, disease, Big Pharma, alternative medicines and NEVER takes a penny for product reviews--he just does the research and tells the truth about what is good for you and what is not. Beyond that, he is not afraid to tackle ANY subject when it comes to health or human ecolological issues. He's also a very political person (liberal), VERY MUSLIM friendly---you'd be surprised at some of his articles on Iraq, human rights, etc. Anyway, I trust this guy implicitly for the truth about anything in food or environment that is good or bad for you. I encourage all readers to check out his site. He's a BIG foe of aspartame and Splenda btw! For your info, STEVIA is a natural sweetener and actually good for you--if anyone wants to--and we all should--get off sugar! In addition, I own a yahoo group called ECO_ISLAM, where we try to address interests of concern for Muslims and non, issues about foods, environment, alternative medicine and healing, etc. All are welcome to join. The link is below. Thanks Sister Aisha for this wonderful blog--it is very important to our health. Aspartame definitely kills!


    Posted: 16 December 2005

    Aspartame's time to be banned is long overdue. It should never have been approved in the first place. Even the FDA revoked the petition for approval. In the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Attorney James Turner explains how Don Rumsfeld called in his markers to get it approved. See the clip:
    Rumsfeld was on Reagan's transition team and the day after he took office he appointed Arthur Hull Hayes as FDA Commissioner to get it approved. So concerned it would take 30 days to get Hayes there President Reagan actually wrote an executive order making the current FDA Commissioner powerless to do anything about aspartame until Hayes arrived. What political clout. Somebody needs to ask Rumsfeld to go into more detail about those markers he held. After Hayes arrived at FDA a scientific Board of Inquiry was convened and the petition for approval of this deadly neurotoxin was revoked because it triggered brain tumors, and never proven safe. Hayes over-ruled the Board and went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer and has refused to talk to the press ever since.

    H. J. Roberts, M.D., who testified before Congress warned at his first press conference if something wasn't done then we would have a global plague on our hands in five or ten years. And indeed it was Dr. Roberts who declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague and published a 1038 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,

    Having poisoned the world more and more consumers call the plague - Rumsfeld Disease. Obviously had he not called in those bloody markers the revoked petition for approval would have prevented the marketing of this chemical poison for human consumption and the disability and death it causes. Cori Brackett and J. T. Walden, co-owners of Sound and Fury Productions who produced Sweet Misery will soon have a new documentary to release titled Sweet Remedy. A remedy is needed to save aspartame victims. Cori Brackett is an aspartame victim who was diagnosed with MS. Off aspartame she walked out of her wheelchair to make this film. Eight months off aspartame her large lesion all but disappeared.

    Obviously the first step is a ban and efforts continue around the world. Stephen Fox has petitioned the Environmental Improvement Board and Board of Pharmacy to ban it from New Mexico. Robin Goodwin has asked for a ban in the Falkland Islands and Lane Shore has asked it be removed from schools in Illinois. Attorneys are taking aspartame brain tumor cases in New York, New Jersey, Madison County Illinois and Mississippi. See form on

    Aspartame is marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, E951, Canderel, Benevia, etc. For those who have used the toxin neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame":

    For the whole story and time line read the Ecologist's cover story, "The Shocking Story of the World's Best Selling Sweetener:

    Read on for the breaking news. I leave the aspartame manufacturers who with full knowledge knew they were marketing a neurotoxic drug, the words of Mohammed Ali: "You can run but you can't hide!" And especially today we add the immortal admonition of another great athlete, baseball's Satchel Paige: "Never look back, something might be gaining on you!" It's the victims you poisoned.

    Dr. Betty Martini
    Founder, Mission Possible International
    9270 River Club Parkway
    Duluth, Georgia 30097

    Aspartame Toxiocity Center:

    Two Articles in the Guardian:

    MP Calls For Ban On 'Unsafe' Sweetener:,2763,1667734,00.html

    Safety Of Artificial Sweetener Called Into Question By MP:,2763,1667771,00.html

  5. Asalamualaikum,

    I used to drink about a half gallon of tea sweetened with aspartame a day! I have stopped for about a month now and I must say I do feel better. I have more energy and fewer body and joint pains. SubhanALLAH.

    wa salam

  6. I'm currently giving up diet coke, so far with success. On the numerous previous occasions I tried to stop drinking it I experienced terrible headaches and blurred vision etc. for about 4 days solid and was too fatigued to get any work done. This time I've partly supplemented the diet coke with black coffee, as I need the caffeine to function and have found this distracts from cravings. Aside from being addictive and having almost entirely replaced my intake of water, the 6-10 cans of diet coke I was consuming ritualistically punctuated my day. It is important not to forget the significance of these habits and I think (in my case at least) finding a substitute of some sort is essential if I'm going to stay away from the diet coke in the long-term. I definitely don't advise trying to reduce your intake with the intention of gradually weaning yourself off it, as this never seems to work. A clean break will make the process less drawn out and won't provide you with opportunities to 'relapse'. Hope this has some relevance!

  7. Letter to Attorney General from Sarah Seiderman - Banning Aspartame

    December 20, 2005


    Please....I am writing to encourage you to go forward with the banning of aspartame in your state.

    I am a typical victim -- a moderately-obese person, with diabetes, who drank diet sodas for many years -- as many as 10 a day -- never dreaming of the danger to my health. I began to suffer tremendous headaches and then, one day, I suddenly suffered an occlusion of the main artery to the retina of my left eye. It is now totally blind.

    I went from doctor to doctor, seeking a CAUSE but no one knew what had caused the occlusion. They only knew that it was too late to help me. Then, someone mentioned the possibility of the aspartame in the diet drinks being the cause of my ill health. I investigated, stopped using products containing this poison and immediately my headaches disappeared. Thank God, I stopped in time to save the other eye! At the age of 72, this has been a terrible ordeal for me, especially because my other eye is very weak. So I am afraid that I will soon suffer total blindness...all from aspartame.

    Now I am doing all in my power to reach out to others to warn them of this terrible poison!

    If it is possible to save the health, even the life, of one other person, PLEASE BAN ASPARTAME from all products in your state, and I hope in the entire country, and the world.

    I hope that you are able to accomplish this.

    Sarah Seiderman
    La Jolla, CA

    As submitted for distribution through

  8. I am going to quit using it today! Actually, I quit last night after reading everything. I have been off work for a couple weeks (Christmas break), but normally drink 3 or 4 diet Dr. Pepper's per day, then some diet A&W's at night (1 or 2). I have severe fibromyalgia, which I've had for several years. What made me think about this is that I didn't have it when they sweetened diet sodas with saccharin (although I am going to avoid that also-don't need any more chemicals). So I am curious to see if quitting will help. I sure hope so. I've gained weight and hurt so much (muscle, joint & headaches).

    I really started studying things online after reading Kevin Trudeau's book. Many of the things he wrote made sense to me, but the aspartame thing really hit home more than anything. So I read different sites and found this group.

    I guess I should have done this a long time ago. I've fed my dogs a natural meat-based diet for years. Now it's about time I look into what I need too!

    Attempt to Suppress Book Critical of Government Agencies Found to Violate Author’s First Amendment Rights

    Chicago, September 7, 2005 – A federal judge Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction against the New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB) prohibiting it from directly contacting a cable or broadcast station in order to induce such stations to refuse to carry, or cease to carry advertisements for the Natural Cures book authored by Kevin Trudeau. The court order protects as First Amendment speech the advertisements for Kevin Trudeau's best-selling book, Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About. The court's order also specifically prohibits the CPB from sending a letter to broadcasters asking them to pull the infomercial. (continued:

  10. I am writing to encourage New Mexico to go forward with the banning of aspartame in your state.

    I am a typical victim of the nightmare of this additive. I am a slightly overweight woman, with diabetes, who drank diet sodas for many years -- as many as 10 or 15 servings a day -- never dreaming of the danger to my health. I began to suffer tremendous headaches, weight GAIN, lumps on my skull, hair loss and an irregular heartbeat and then, about two years ago, I suddenly suffered an occlusion of the main artery to the retina of my left eye. It is now totally blind and nothing will restore sight.

    I went from doctor to doctor, seeking a CAUSE but no one knew what brought about the occlusion. They only knew that it was too late to help me. Then, someone mentioned the possibility of the aspartame in the diet drinks being the cause of my ill health! I investigated and found that Dr. R. G. Walton had written extensively about reticular occlusions caused by aspartame!! He also described many of my other symptoms! I then stopped using products containing this poison and immediately my headaches disappeared, but most of my hair is gone, I still have the irregular heartbeat and I have lost the sight in one eye. Thank God, I stopped in time to save the other eye!

    At the age of 72, this has been a terrible ordeal for me, especially because my remaining eye is very weak. So I am afraid that I will soon suffer total blindness...and there is a mountain of evidence that indicates that it was all caused by my use of aspartame.

    Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgery, has written several treatises on "what to do if you have used aspartame," a fairly complete and thorough biochemical regimen based on vitamins, primarily. It is worth reading but it comes too late for me.

    Now I am doing all in my power to reach out to others to warn them of this terrible poison! If it is possible to save the health, even the life, of one other person, I will do all in my power to help. I ask you to support the movement to BAN ASPARTAME from all products in your state! I hope this will lead to a larger ban in the entire country, and the world. I pray that you are able to accomplish this.

    If the New Mexico Attorney General cannot or will not stand up to the aspartame manufacturing corporations' demands that the hearings by the Board of Pharmacy and the Environmental Improvement Board not be held, then the situation is quite hopeless for future victims of aspartame poisoning like me. I lost an eye to this neurotoxic carcinogen -- my best friend suffered a brain tumor -- another friend has been in a coma for two months! And I am certain there are thousands of New Mexicans with undiagnosed illnesses like psuedo-multiple sclerosis, seizure diseases, Lou Gehrig's disease, heart, brain and eye disease, and that there will be many thousands more if the New Mexico Attorney General gives in to the demands of an unconscionable FDA and the greed of manufacturers' to make a profit!

    We all know that the FDA is NOT objecting to the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy hearings on aspartame; it is the companies that make this additive who are objecting to these hearings in New Mexico!

    I am willing to tell my story to any media source, and am available for interviews. I will do anything to help make this campaign a success. Thanks for the opportunity to express my side of this issue.

  11. Masha'Allah a beautiful website.