Der Süßstoff Aspartam wurde 1965 von der Searle Company, einer Tochterfirma des Chemiegiganten Monsanto2 auf den Markt gebracht und ist mittlerweile in über 90 Ländern und mehr als 9.000 Produkten enthalten. Wo "Light", "Zuckerfrei", "Wellness" oder ähnliche Slogans auf der Packung stehen, ist die Chance groß, dass dieser Stoff enthalten ist. Aspartam hat genau wie Zucker vier Kilokalorien pro Gramm, ist aber 200-mal süßer, weshalb nur ein Bruchteil der Menge für denselben Effekt benötigt wird und somit Kalorien natürlich keine Rolle mehr spielen.
Im menschlichen Körper zerfällt Aspartam wieder in seine drei Ausgangsstoffe Phenylalanin (50%), Asparaginsäure (40%) und Methanol (10%), welche dann für einige Nebenwirkungen verantwortlich sind. Nachstehend führen wir nur ein paar der insgesamt 92(!) Nebenwirkungen von Aspartam auf, welche die Zulassungsbehörde in den USA veröffentlichte: Angstzustände, Arthrose, Asthma, Schwindelanfälle, Zittern, Unterleibsschmerzen, Schwankungen des Blutzuckerspiegels, Brennen der Augen und des Rachens, Schmerzen beim Urinieren, Chronische Müdigkeit, Migräne, Impotenz, Haarausfall, Durchblutungsstörungen, Tinnitus, Menstruationsbeschwerden, Augenprobleme, Gewichtszunahme. Wenn es nicht so ernst wäre, könnte man nun gerade beim letzten Symptom heftig zum Lachen anfangen. Warum Aspartam trotzdem als Nahrungsmittelzusatz zugelassen wurde, entzieht sich unserer Kenntnis.
Wegen des dritten Bestandteils, der Asparaginsäure, bezeichnen manche Wissenschaftler Aspartam sogar als Nervengift. Wenn diese Aminosäure die Blut-Hirn-Schranke, welche bei Kindern noch nicht voll entwickelt ist, durchbricht, dann beginnt sie nämlich mit der langsamen Vernichtung von Nervenzellen. Die Folgen können unter anderem Gedächtnisverlust, Epilepsie, Alzheimer, Multiple Sklerose oder Parkinson sein. All dies wird natürlich heftig bestritten, wobei als Hauptargument die geringe Dosierung des Wirkstoffes ins Feld geführt wird. Mahlzeit!
aus dem 'Wochen-Blitz'
I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ''ASPARTAME marketed as 'Nutrasweet`, 'Equal`, and 'Spoonful```. In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an epidemic of Multiple Sclerosis and Systemic Lupus, and they did not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant
Across the U.S.A. I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
In the case of Systemic Lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as Multiple Sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12oz cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of Systemic Lupus, which is triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use, aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life-threatening.
When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse this disease. On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is Methanol Toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We have seen cases where their vision and even their hearing has returned. This also applies to cases of tinnitus. During a lecture, I said ''If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, etc.), and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss- you probably have ASPARTAME DISEASE.`` People were jumping up in the lecture saying, ''I've got this, is it reversible?'' It is rampant.
Some of the speakers at my lecture were suffering from these symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is adding aspartame. He continued by saying that one of the industry leaders' son could no longer walk- due in part by product usage.
WE have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr. Episto, (one of my speakers), and myself and said, ''Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down with Multiple Sclerosis?''
During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet-Coke drinkers, had ALL been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This is beyond coincidence. Here is the problem. There were Congressional Hearings when aspartame was included in 100 products. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings but to no avail. Nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED!
At the time of this first hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as cyanide and arsenic - DEADLY POISONS!! Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems.
Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the Dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. This drug also causes birth defects. There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT!! The Congressional record said ''It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT.'' Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off aspartame, their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person. The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.
Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they have patients with RETINOPATHY, when in fact, it is caused by the ASPARTAME. The aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died.
People were telling us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians, that they had relatives that switched from saccharin to an aspartame product and how that relative had eventually gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and death.
Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, ''The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees.''
Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled ''EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS'' (Health Press 1-800-643-2665).
DR. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also written a book entitled ''DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE''(1-800-814-9800).
Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse told me, women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's Disease. Dr Blaylock and Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case histories and will post it on the Internet. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, ''We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison.'' Dr. Roberts realised what was happening when aspartame was first marketed. He said that his diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss.
At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why seizures were rampant; (the phenylalanine in aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage, and violence).
Just before the Conference, I received a Fax from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison, because they are experiencing so many problems in their country. This ''poison'' is now available in 90 PLUS countries world-wide.
Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from different nations who have pledged their help. We ask that you help too. Print this article out and warn everyone you know.
Take anything that contains aspartame back to the shop. Take the ''NO ASPARTAME TEST'', and send us your case history. I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of aspartame, knows how deadly it is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians.
The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore, they cannot criticise any additives or tell about their link to MONSANTO. How bad is this? WE told a mother who had a child on NutraSweet to get off the product. The child was having Grand Mal seizures every day. The mother called her physician, who called the A.D.A, who told the doctor not to take the child off the NutraSweet. We are still trying to convince the mother that the aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off of Aspartame, the seizures stop.
If the baby dies, you know whose fault it is and what we are up against. There are 92 documented symptoms of aspartame. The majority of them are all neurological, because the aspartame destroys the nervous system.
Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption of an aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops. (Remember heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 30 degrees Celsius/ 86 degrees Fahrenheit). Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning.
Dr. Roberts says, ''Consuming aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects''. The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, (Pediatrician Professor- Genetics, at Emory University), in his testimony before Congress. In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumours; (phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumour agent). When Dr. Episto was lecturing on aspartame, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon said that when they removed brain tumours, ''they found high levels of aspartame in them''
The F.D.A have now approved Stevia, a sweet food, NOT an additive, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, and would be ideal for diabetics, as a dietary supplement. For years, the F.D.A. has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.
If it says SUGAR FREE on the label DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The Bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population, (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioural symptoms).
This Bill was stopped by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, allowing this terrible disease to harm and even kill, an unsuspecting public. Since the Conference of the American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world leaders.
Please help us by passing this on to whomever you can think of.