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24 January, 2008

Aspartame: Has it made you fat and lame?

The Kingdom of Hawaii may soon be banning Aspartame. (Yes, Hawaii is rightly an independent kingdom that was illegally annexed by the United States - but that's an issue for another day.)

Bills have been introduced in both the Hawaiian Senate and House to ban Aspartame because it is toxic. It is interesting to note the National Soft Drink Association in 1985 was originally opposed to Aspartame and submitted testimony outlining its detriments.* There is no doubt about the toxicity of Aspartame, and the only reason it ever came to market after the FDA refused to permit this poison in our food supply, was thanks to President Al Z. Heimer (AKA Ronald "Good Riddance" Reagan) and his henchman, Donald "Satan on Earth" Rumsfeld). Reagan actually had the balls to issue an executive order taking away the FDA's power to ban the poison - an order now classified and no longer available for public review. The Reagan administration actually demanded an FDA commissioner opposed to aspartame resign.

The Hawaiian bill is modelled after the one that failed in New Mexico a couple of years ago. Hopefully it will get passed.

Aspartame is a neurotoxin that causes Parkinson-like symptoms, interferes with insulin production thereby causing Type II Diabetes, and creates a craving for carbohydrates thereby causing obesity. Imagine that! A substance marketed as a "diet" supplement, actually causes what it's supposed to prevent. Well, if you ask me, that's exactly what it was meant to cause. The people who make this stuff desire to make people unhealthy so they will die early, and this is done in the pursuit of population control.

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What do you think?
* In the Congressional Record, Senate, S - 5511, May 7, l985, and part of the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn, now American Beverage, is this Statement:
"Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate-induced synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Wurtman affidavit). Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and this is part of the body's feedback system that helps limit consumption of carbohydrate to appropriate levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates."


  1. Bills to Ban Aspartame in Hawaii, with New Mexico Efforts in the Background
    Stephen Fox

    I have focused recent years on creating through our Legislature a Nutrition Council with real powers to challenge FDA approved
    products, the most dangerous of which is the artificial sweetener, aspartame. Aspartame is found in 7000 food products, including Equal, sugarless gums, all of the Diet Sodas, and numerous children's medications. So what is the problem? If it is FDA approved, it must be OK, right?

    Aspartame is metabolized as methanol, formaldehyde, aspartic acid, and phenylalanine, and these ingredients have increased ghastly
    neurodegenerative illnesses since approval was forced in 1981 by Donald Rumsfeld as CEO of G.D. Searle, the patent holder, in one of the darkest and dirtiest chapters of the history of failures at the FDA. He forced the appointment of a crony, Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, as FDA Commissioner, in exchange for agreeing to approve aspartame, despite 16 years of the FDA saying no, based on the obvious and rudimentary toxic biochemistry of its metabolized components.

    [Google “Rumsfeld’s Bioweapon Legacy” to read more, as well as Googleable articles by H.J. Roberts (Internist), Russell Blaylock (Neurosurgeon) and Betty Martini, Founder of Mission Possible International. My own best article is "Resolving the Worsening Crisis at the FDA"]. Readers should watch the free online posting of SWEET MISERY, a documentary by a victim of aspartame poisoning at Sound and Fury

    New Mexico State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino introduced bills to ban aspartame but they were shot down by corporate lobbying, to the tune of several million dollars just to eviscerate some true consumer protection initiatives. New Mexico legislators drinking their diet sodas capitulated when corporate theories of federal pre-emption were advanced by lobbyists, along with pointed reminders about how much they and Coca Cola or Pepsi contributed to their campaigns.

    Our efforts have shifted now to Hawaii, where activists have succeeded in getting bills to ban aspartame introduced, House Bill 2680 and Senate Bill 2506. The sponsors are strong two Senate Committee Chairs, Kalani English and Suzanne Chun-Oakland, and the Speaker of the House, Calvin Say, by request of Rep. Mele Carroll.

    The first salvos for true consumer protection were recently fired on KHON-2, a conservative station and Fox Affiliate in which a predictable "dealarmist" Medical school professor absurdly said "a little bit won't hurt you." However, any sentient being knows that a whole lot of little bits of poison are cumulative and end up killing you, whether through cancer, heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.

    The New Mexico bills were eviscerated by lobbyists representing Ajinomoto of Japan, the world's largest manufacturer of both aspartame and MSG, as well as their duped American corporate henchmen/partners-in-poisoning who use massive amounts of Aspartame, like Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Altria/Kraft Corporate Services. Even more will show up in Honolulu, probably to include Wrigley's Gum, all of whose products contain aspartame, even more dangerous since gum releases poisons absorbed under the tongue, which go directly to the brain.

    We attempt this in Hawaii to protect the health of Hawaiians; the legislators recognize the merits and take it seriously. Perhaps seeing a few more victims of aspartame poisoning might wake up Hawaiians to the urgency of these bills.

    I am happy to answer questions; you are welcome to print my email address.

    Stephen Fox, Managing Editor of Santa Fe Sun News
    Founder of New Millennium Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM:
    505 983-2002

  2. I recently received an email from a woman who was doing her part to spread this information and had shared it with a doctor friend she knew. The doctor replied "I don’t get into arguments about aspartame. Those who are against it are unwavering. If I had something other than anecdotal data I’d be happier."

    First off, I'd like to respond to that statement with a comment made by board-certified internist, Dr. HJ Roberts. He said that many people that he had observed in his practice had problems with aspartame and then knowingly or inadvertently re-tested themselves, some of them 5, 10, even twenty times - every time getting the same response. At that point, he says, that's more than anecdotal. That's like the Koch's Postulates for infection. You isolate the cause, then you inject an animal and recreate the problem.

    As an aspartame reactor myself, I think it's cruel and inhumane to subject human beings to the nightmare of 92 symptoms (that were reported to the FDA and uncovered by an FOA request).

    I would add that if the doctor looked, he would find a mountain of evidence linking health problems with aspartame. Two recent studies completed by The Ramazzini Institute in Italy showed an increase in tumors with aspartame use.

    Another shocking study was completed even before FDA approval. The Waissman study fed seven monkeys aspartame in milk. Five monkeys had grand mal seizures and one died.

    These are just a couple of the numerous studies that find aspartame of questionable value to human health. In fact, Dr. Ralph Walton, took a look at studies showing aspartame's safety vs. aspartame's hazards and found a near prefect correlation between funding sources and outcome, with a great proportion of studies declaring aspartame to be safe were in some way tied to industry., whereas "virtually all independent studies showed one problem or another with aspartame".

    As Dennis Kucinich wisely stated during his speech at the Democratic Convention, "Wake up, America".

    Let's all start treating each other and our bodies with respect and cleaning up our toxic food supply.
    Just look around you. How much evidence do you need that we are an unhealthy nation and when are we going to do something about it?

  3. Cori, thanks for joining the blog!
    It looks like Coca Cola is finally going to be using a stevia based sweetener. I've been emailing them for four years now asking them to do so, and they've always replied courteously that they were on that road.
    Here's a link to a Coke page about the new sweetener - which you've probably seen.

    I've mentioned the effects of aspartame to my various doctors over the years and they were all ignorant of the damage it causes!