I know we have all heard and probably know about the dangers of articficial sweetners but this story makes it a little more real and I thought it was worth sharing.  

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, lifeinsurance, 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 the 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  'NutraSweet,' '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 returned and hearing loss improved markedly.  

This also applies to cases of  tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
During a lecture, I said, "If you are using  ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia  symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo,  dizziness,  headaches, tinnitus, 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?"  

Yes! Yes! Yes! 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 andis 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  bloodsugar 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  barrierand 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 Pepsi consumed 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 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! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO  KNOW!

Please print this out and/or e-mail to  your family and friends.

They have a right to know  too