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,
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 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 Pepsiconsumed 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. 

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!