- The Idaho Observer
- October 2003
- Biochemical evidence indicates aspartame behind this
- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's killing spree
did not begin with the unjustified use of military force against Arabs
whom he suspects of being terrorists. His murderous rampage began in 1981
when he used his political muscle to overcome science in the approval of
the artificial sweetener aspartame. Since the approval of aspartame, millions
of Americans have fallen victim to numerous chronic and degenerative diseases
-- and death. The most shocking legacy of this dangerous excitotoxin is
its relationship to incidents of sudden death among children and adults.
Nearly half a million Americans are simply "dropping dead" each
year. Though numerous medical journal reports, magazine and newspaper articles
have acknowledged this fatal phenomenon, they stop short of explaining
what is causing it. The evidence points to aspartame. There is only one
way to tell for sure if aspartame is the culprit: Stop using this potentially
- from Mission Possible
- The CDC reports that Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), the
nation's #1 killer, prematurely ended the lives of 460,000 Americans in
1999. When the heart stops abruptly without warning, the diagnosis is SCD.
It kills its victims within minutes. It is estimated that 95 percent of
victims die before reaching the hospital. Often SCD happens to outwardly
healthy people with no known heart problems such as high school, college
and professional athletes and thousands of children.
- New York State has mandated automatic external defibrillators
(AEDs) be provided for all schools and athletic events on campus or off.
Illinois passed a similar law. In California they talk of making defibrillators
as common as fire extinguishers.
- The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association donated 73
AEDS so all of their school gyms and playing fields will be equipped to
fight this devastation.
- The Philadelphia School District estimates 7,000-10,000
American children and youths die annually from SCD. Chief of Cardiology
Victoria Vetter, MD, at Children's Hospital said, "I diagnose, treat
and follow hundreds of children from the Philadelphia region with cardiac
- On 9/12 came the tragic report of 13 year old Emil Gadjev's
collapse and death while playing soccer here in Atlanta.
- Sudden Cardiac Death is not a "heart attack"
or myocardial infarction caused by clogged arteries. It's an electrical
problem in which the cardiac conduction system that generates the impulses
regulating the heart suddenly puts out rapid or chaotic electrical impulses,
or both. The heart ceases its rhythmic contractions, the brain is starved
of oxygen and the victim loses consciousness in seconds.
- Aspartame's biochemical route to SCD
- Dr. James Bowen believes the evidence is pointing the
finger at aspartame as the toxin responsible for sudden death in many of
these instances. "The combination of aspartame consumption with the
stresses of strenuous athletic competition lead to activation of the shock
mechanism including the elaboration of arginine vasopressin in the hypothalamus.
This results in cerebral edema, cardiac congestion and pulmonary edema
in combination with severe potassium wastage which is a sure ticket to
sudden death, especially in the face of the many damages inflicted by aspartame.
- "Aspartame is already well known for causing neuroendocrine
abnormalities such as serotonin elevations and suppression in various areas
of the brain. Due to its phenylalanine isolate poisoning, which depletes
dopamine, and hypothalamic damage from its extreme excitotoxic effect and
resultant formaldehyde/formic acid poisoning especially focused in the
hypothalamus, any biochemist could verify the direct effect of aspartame
poisoning in producing the fatal aberrant shock mechanism in those exposed
to it. The mere occurrence of severe athletic stress does not cause this
to happen all by itself," Dr. Bowen reasoned.
- Indeed, only in recent history is it mentioned that people
have a habit of simply "dropping dead" from routine exertion.
- Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts
with cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and is
a direct cause of sudden death. What Dr. Bowen is saying, of course, is
that it's not just hitting their hearts but their hypothalamus and neuroendocrine
systems as well.
- Of interest is the report from The Telegraph in the UK
regarding an investigation of why children, having mild seizures that normally
don't cause death, die before they can get to a hospital. Dr. Bowen responded:
"Sudden death during seizures is almost always from cardiac standstill
due to arrhythmias. There are several ways that aspartame can cause this
damage. Aspartame and methyl alcohol poisoning are noted for damaging myocardium
as well as the cardiac conduction system itself.
- "This kind of damage leads to susceptibility to
irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias. The aspartame and methyl alcohol
poisoning cause immense damage to the mitochondria and to MtDNA which perpetuates
the mitochondria damage. The myocardium and cardiac conduction system never
get to rest. They are constantly at work pumping blood, therefore they
are very highly concentrated in mitochondria to accommodate the metabolic
needs of this tremendous work load.
- "Therefore, mitochondrial damage is more highly
reflected in the heart. Damaged mitochondria produce increased amounts
of free radicals and other abnormal metabolite-producing arrhythmias.
- "The person using NutraSweet may have a markedly
decreased intake of mineral and vitamin co-enzyme factors which also sensitizes
the heart to arrhythmias. Seizures always put unusual demands on the cardiorespiratory
system and seizures due to NutraSweet occur more frequently and in spite
of otherwise adequate anti-seizure medication. Aspartame creates unusual
medical toxicity from the anti-seizure medication.
- "It should be no surprise then that people are dropping
dead from this aspect of aspartame toxicity."
- CDC review
- In Nov. 1984 the CDC compiled a report reviewing 213
of 592 cases of aspartame complaints. Some of these included cardiac arrest,
seizures, disorientation, hyperactivity, extreme numbness, excitability,
memory loss, loss of depth perception, liver impairment, severe mood swings
and even DEATH. Frederick L. Trowbridge added an executive summary that
conflicted with the information in the report by stating that the complaints
were "generally of a mild nature."
- Obviously experts and laypeople alike would disagree
that such things as seizures, cardiac arrest and DEATH are "mild"
- Then the CDC put the summary on their web site [<http://www.cdc.gov>www.cdc.gov],
and left off the investigation so the public would not get the real facts.
But it is on www.dorway.com for anyone who wants to read the 146-page investigation.
- When Mission Possible's Betty Martini asked the CDC why
they allowed this phony summary, their only excuse was "Dr. Trowbridge
is now retired."
- The recent sudden death of John Ritter
- The sudden death of John Ritter on Sept 12 stunned the
nation. It was discussed on the news by Roy Flood, M.D., that he died from
an undiagnosed dissection of the aorta. While we don't even know if Ritter
used aspartame, Dr. Flood mentioned that this condition is usually triggered
by having hypertension for several years and aspartame causes this "big
- More biochemistry of an ignored epidemic
- H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P. is a world renowned
Board Certified and Recertified Internist who declared Aspartame Disease
to be a global plague and published the medical text, Aspartame Disease:
An Ignored Epidemic, available at www.sunsentpress.com.
- In Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, Dr. Roberts
discusses aspartame and hypertension: "Increased brain phenylalanine
can elevate norepinephrine levels becoming clinically manifest as hypertension.
A comparable phenomenon has been demonstrated in spontaneously hypertensive
rats. Another plausible mechanism involves increased phenylalanine metabolites,
especially dopamine, in the presence of excess insulin. Tourian (l985)
demonstrated that insulin potentiates the synthesis of phenylalanine hydroxylase
in tissue cultures."
- He also says, "The documentation of essential hypertension
in an insulin-resistant state associated with hyperinsulinemia (Ferrannini
l987), but independent of obesity, is germane because many aspartame reactors
have reactive hypoglycemia. Furthermore, phenylalanine increases insulin
release. In the face of continued hyperinsulinemia, the down regulation
of insulin receptors (and ensuing decreased insulin action), the increased
reabsorption of sodium and sympathetic stimulation can exaggerate hypertension.
- "Other clinical observations suggest a relationship
between phenylalanine and tyramine. Severe hypertension may occur when
increased tyramine (present in certain cheeses and alcoholic beverages)
is consumed by persons taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors and cough/cold
preparations or appetite suppressants that continue ephedrine, phenylephrine
- Ritter revisited
- Two-thirds of the population is using aspartame and it's
hard to avoid. So while we don't know at this point if John Ritter was
consuming it, Dr. Bowen said: "The death of John Ritter highlights
another possible ill resulting from the ingestion of aspartame. Aspartame
is well recognized among its victims as causing connective tissue diseases
in their body. Since much of the aorta consists of fibroelastic connective
tissue it is logical to conclude that aspartame causes degeneration of
the heart muscle."
- He also said, "Aspartame really doesn't spare any
structure or system in the body so its not logical to try and mentally
isolate it to a few structures or a few systems of the body. In fact, the
FDA identified 92 documented symptoms triggered by aspartame including
death, the ultimate symptom."
- Epidemic heart conditions in American children
- The Atlanta Journal Constitution on 9/11 wrote: "Sudden
death in high school athletes is a topic that has received a lot of attention
recently." It mentioned some children have serious heart conditions
that have not been diagnosed. Dr. Bowen remarked, "In many cases aspartame
victims may have had pre-existent or congenital undiagnosed cardiac problems.
The fatal abnormalities induced by NutraSweet would have a quicker and
greater effect on these unfortunate individuals."
- Sonny Bono
- The article in the AJC discusses accidents that may have
been caused by sudden cardiac arrest. It brings to mind the death of Sonny
Bono who had an accident while skiing and hit a tree. The newspaper reported
that Bono was not drinking alcohol, only a "Diet Coke."
- Crashing into trees
- Aspartame also causes confusion and disorientation, memory
loss, etc. One pilot who asked that Mission Possible start an aviation
division, said: "Dumb I am not but I couldn't make a decision on aspartame
and crashed my plane into a tree."
- And, yes, there are now defibrillators on planes.
- Pilot Neill
- American Airlines Pilot Neill was drinking a diet drink
and died in flight. The captain landed the plane for the body to be removed
and to get a new co-pilot. An unauthorized autopsy was requested by American
Airlines but they refused to allow his widow to see the results.
- Medical journals recognize "Rumsfeld's" disease*;
refuse to identify its cause
- The New England Journal of Medicine published the article
"Magnitude of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Risk of Sudden Death
in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy." Dr. Bowen said: "Yes, that is
what aspartame does."
- One article, "Cardiomyopathy and Its Relation to
Exercise: Sudden Death in Athletes" www-unix.oit.umass.edu/`excs597k/carpender/sdathletes.htm
says: "According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta 100,000
young athletes die each year from all cardio-vascular disorders, including
cardiomyopathy, as a result of participation in sports."
- This is twice as many as die in auto accidents. Of the
100,000 who die annually, 45,000 of them play basketball, not boxing or
- The report in Science last year (that was discussed in
the Atlanta Journal Constitution article), said 450,000 people each year
are victims of sudden death.
- An article back in 2001 by the Journal of Athletic Training
reported: "In the U.S. each year, sudden cardiac arrest kills 350,000,
which is approximately 1,000 people per day." ..... "The exact
incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes is unknown because no universal,
standard surveillance method is used."
- So the figures could even be greater.
- Have a (diet) coke and a smile
- President Bush had a fainting spell and claimed this
was due to a pretzel.
- Blackouts are common in aspartame victims and President
Bush is constantly drinking Diet Coke.
- An interesting article on Medscape is titled Syncope
(fainting) as a predictor of sudden cardiac arrest. Kathy Fulford (now
Mission Possible Camilla, Georgia) was certain she was dying and was having
blackouts. One day she almost hit a car head on.
- Her friend Darlene wanted to find out what was killing
Kathy. Ten doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of her problems, mainly
because the FDA, aspartame manufactures and professional organizations
funded by the manufacturer push aspartame propaganda. She put her symptoms
into a search engine and came to www.dorway.com.
- She got off aspartame and her health problems disappeared.
- Drop dead
- Fulford said her neighbor, a 46 year old beautician,
drank Diet Coke from the time she got up until she went to bed and her
mind was going. She, too, had blackouts and was recently found dead on
the floor -- another SCD victim.
- * When people who consume aspartame become ill, the wide
spectrum of symptoms are commonly referred to "aspartame disease"
by those who understand the connection. Since Donald Rumsfeld can claim
credit for aspartame's 1981 FDA approval, we believe its appropriate that
the disease be renamed, "Rumsfled's disease."
- The Idaho Observer
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- About Sudden Cardiac Death
From Daniel Fey
- I would like to make several points about heart disease
and sudden cardiac death.
- 1) A study of 500 high school athletes revealed that
one carbonated beverage a day increased the fracture rate from 200 to 500%
depending upon the level of carbonation with coke being the worst offender.
This is because carbonation destroys the body's ability to absorb minerals.
This applies to Sudden Cardiac Death, too.
- 2) A study in Australia showed that giving magnesium
to heart attack victims immediately markedly improved their conditions
41% of the time. This is because magnesium is essential in the body's manufacture
of enzymes that tell the heart to beat. There are 300 of these magnesium
heart related enzymes in the human heart. Drinking a carbonated beverage
blocks the ability of the body to absorb magnesium.
- 3) Magnesium and Calcium are related in that the human
body has one recptor for both minerals. This means that we need to balance
our intake of calcium and magnesium. That is why health food stores often
sell magnesium and calcium together in one tablet. Calcium makes it possible
for the heart to physically beat. Every muscle contraction requires calcium.
Carbonation also blocks the absorbtion of this mineral too, but sugar is
also a problem for both of these minerals. Every heart beat requires calcium
- 4) The human body has at most 10 grams of sugar in the
blood. If you look at the label of a coke or a cookie, then you will notice
that eating or drinking will double, triple or even quadruple your blood
sugar level. This alerts the body to mobilize insulin to reduce the blood
sugar level by burning sugar only and ceasing the burning of fat and oxygen.
This is why eating sugar makes people fat. The driving of insulin also
relates to calcium as an imbalance in the blood draws calcium from the
bones. Sugar destroys bones and teeth. It also creates imbalances in calcium
- 5) Another problem is the deficiency of vitamin E and
selenium which are co-factors for each other. Vitamin E is a methyl donor
(CH3). It is important in the phosphorylation cycle and allows the body
to turn a waste product into a product that body builders pay many dollars
for at health food stores. The FDA commissioned a study of vitamin E which
excluded selenium, its co-factor so you would run out and buy drugs rather
than eat food.
- 6) Copper is also important. A copper deficeincy can
cause heart fibrilations, varicose veins and brain aneurysms. Copper shares
the same receptor as zinc so these two should be taken together.
- 7) A better test than cholesterol is liposome A which
is a glue like substance that allows the body to stick cholesterol to the
arterial walls. The reason is a vitamin C deficiency. C plus protein makes
collagen that supports the face and protects against wrinkles. But vitamin
C also makes elastin which supports the arteries. So a C deficiency will
cause the body to look for cholesterol to use to keep its arteries from
collapsing. This requires that the body increase its production of liposome
A which can be tested for. Of course it would be cheaper to get sufficient
c and bioflavonoids in the diet.