Aspartame – Makes you more allergic?

How many of you know it’s Aspartame Awareness Weekend?

I thought maybe not.  So put down that diet coke, throw away that aspartame loaded gum, and listen up.

Before all the aspartame info, I have to say, it’s been a while.  Truth is, I broke my foot, and it was all I could do to get my normal routine together with the addition of orthopedic visits, crutches, boot cast, and even the occasional wheel chair.  I’m at the end of week 2, will be totally fine in 4 more weeks, and even got a fabulous new pair of shoes (Of course, I’m currently only wearing one.  I was told to get shoes the same height as the boot cast.  That was the priority, but for me, the shoes also had to be super cute.  They are!)   So, back to blogging!

Truth about Aspartame

Why should information about aspartame be featured on an allergy blog?

Because aspartame has been found to function as an adjuvant–in plain English, that’s an immune enhancer.  If it is in your diet, it makes you react even more strongly to existing well-known allergens like gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, yeast, soy, peanuts, etc.

People constantly ask me “Why is everyone getting more and more allergic?”  One of the answers is that the additives and food-processing chemicals that are loaded into the American diet by the food industry function as adjuvants and cause greater allergic responses.  I will talk more about the function of environmental chemicals as adjuvants in another blog.  In the meantime, let’s face it, our air, water and food are full of chemicals, and they are one of the main causes of the current allergy (ADD, autism etc.) epidemic.

How did this happen?  How did a chemical as dangerous as aspartame get on the market?  After all G.D. Searle originally attempted to put it on the market as a drug, and it was rejected by the FDA.  How could it possibly have become a food product used worldwide?

I am going to let my “guest blogger” Dr. Betty Martini tell the whole sordid story.

Aspartame Awareness Weekend

For 30 years aspartame (AminoSweet, Equal, NutraSweet, Spoonful, Canderel, E951, Benevia, etc.) has caused sickness and death in 100 countries.

In the beginning the FDA tried to get G. D. Searle indicted for submitting fraudulent studies that did everything from filtering out the neoplasms to excising brain tumors, and putting dead rats back in the study and resurrected them on paper.  This failed because the lawyers for the manufacturer hired the two federal prosecutors.

Next the FDA Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for aspartame approval.

Don Rumsfeld, CEO of the manufacturer, G. D. Searle Co. called in his political markers to get aspartame on the market anyway.  Rumsfeld was close to Ronald Reagan and the night after his inauguration Reagan had  upright FDA Commissioner, Jere Goyan, fired.

Then he appointed Arthur Hull Hayes as FDA Commissioner.  Hayes over-ruled the Board of Inquiry and let slip the hounds of disease, disability and death on an unwarned innocent world population.


Immediately the devastations began: MS symptoms, lupus, loss of vision, brain tumors, migraines, confusions and a rampage of ADD, ADHD, autism, birth defects and psychiatric problems.  Diabetics complained of blood sugar being out of control, confusion and convulsions.  In 1985 Monsanto bought G. D. Searle.   Senator Howard Metzenbaum called for congressional hearings, which Senator Orin Hatch fought to prevent. Finally there were hearings in 1985 & 1987.  Hatch took money from Monsanto, and Metzenbaum’s bill which would have put a moratorium on aspartame until NIH did independent studies died in committee.

This whole nasty story is in the documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World.  Hear Attorney James Turner, explain in this clip: <> H. J. Roberts, M.D., in a 1990 press conference warned: “I think it would be a tragedy if this issue is ignored since we could be inviting disastrous medical, psychological and neurological problems.  I hope I’m wrong. But let’s look at the problem NOW instead of in five or 10 years when we might be having a medical plague on our hands.”


They should have listened.  By 2001 the world plague was obvious and Dr. Roberts released his 1000 page medical text:  Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, Aspartame is a disease because the symptoms are predictable and there is a pattern.   This would have been avoided had they listened to Dr. Roberts, He should be nominated for the Nobel Prize, not only for trying to prevent this epidemic but for writing the medical text that would teach other physicians and the public where so much sickness, drug interaction and death originated, and the mechanism by which aspartame causes such horrendous disease.   No drug is safe for someone consuming this poison because it damages the mitochondria interacting with drugs and vaccines.  Aspartame is also an adjuvant, immune stimulator, causing the same reactions as other adjuvants cause like Squalene: ALS, MS, lupus, autism and other horrors.

For Aspartame Awareness Weekend we want to concentrate on the diabetic because aspartame has magnified this epidemic.  Dr. Roberts, a diabetic specialist, in the medical text states that aspartame not only precipitate diabetes, but it simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions, and interacts with insulin.  The free methyl alcohol aspartame releases causes diabetics to lose their limbs.

Dr. Ralph Walton, psychiatrist, in writing to the legislature when a ban aspartame bill was introduced in Hawaii, said, “Over the ensuing years I have continued to see the multiple neurologic and psychiatric consequences of aspartame use. It can lower the seizure threshold and lead to an incorrect diagnosis of epilepsy, with subsequent inappropriate prescription of anticonvulsants. It can mimic or exacerbate symptoms of MS, it can paradoxically produce carbohydrate craving and weight gain. The world-wide epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes obviously has multiple causes, but I am convinced aspartame is a major factor.”

Dr. Bill Deagle says:  “Most people when asked how Aspartame is made do not have the first step of understanding. While an E.R. doctor and primary care physician in Augusta, GA in 1987 and 1988, I was told a number of interesting facts about the adjacent Aspartame factory. Bacteria with genes inserted generate a sludge which is centrifuged to remove the aspartame and many hundreds of contaminant organic and amino acids are present. We were told not to report illness or worker’s compensation issues for fear of being fired by the hospital, now the Augusta Regional Medical Center. Many of their employees presented with psychiatric, neuropathy conditions, chronic fatigue and organic cases of loss of cognitive function. This powder from the dried sludge was then transported for packaging in factories elsewhere in the US, before sale as Equal and now the myriad of names of this neurotoxin.” Bill Deagle, M.D.

In 1995, we were visited by Mary Lee Herron, who told us: “William Reed, back in Michigan, is dying.  They don’t think he will live through the day. ” I asked what he was dying from and she said:  “He’s having 6 or 8 seizures a day that can’t be stopped.”  I asked if he was diabetic, using aspartame, having MS problems, dizziness, and vision problems.  “Why yes”, she responded.  “How did you know?”  I told Mary Lee to call him immediately and get him off the NutraSweet/Equal.  She said, “but he might be dead”.  Finally, I heard her say to him, “William, Betty says you don’t have to die, get off the NutraSweet.”  She went off to Florida and by the time she had returned he no longer had seizures.  They had stopped within three days.  She stood in the door and said, “Betty, do you realize if I had not stopped in Atlanta, William would be dead?!”
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway,

Duluth, GA 30097
770 242-2599 ”

There it is, people.  Politics, intrigue, big bucks, influence peddling.  Despite those assurances in the full-page ads by the makers and profit-makers of these food chemicals and processed foods that they are harmless, and even “healthful”  some of us know better.  So if you are having allergic reactions, one of the first things to do is to avoid all processed foods (with for example, processed corn sugars like dextrose, dextrins, maltodextrin, sorbitol, maltitol), avoid all food additives like MSG, sulfites, nitrates and nitrites, aspartame, artificial flavors and FD and C food colors, and avoid genetically modified foods.

I’m going to have lunch–a nice chopped salad with Amish organic chicken, organic tomatoes from my friend’s garden, shredded carrots, and organic romaine.  Talk to you soon!

By Dr Martha Howard

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