- Dear Anne-Marie,
- I've asked you repeatedly where you did your research
and you have refused to answer. There has always been a lot of industry
propaganda on about.com Now I understand why you refused to answer. You
said you researched the article. You didn't. What you did was pick up
the propaganda by the professional organizations funded by the manufacturer
that admit the manufacturer writes their information, and then went directly
to the NutraSweet site and posted their information.
- So what you did was "no research", simply wrote
a PR article for the manufacturer. NutraSweet (aspartame/Equal/Spoonful,etc.)
is an adjuvant, it turns the body against itself, and destroys the immune
system. As the Trocho Study proved, the formaldehyde from aspartame accumulates
in the cells and damages DNA. In my opinion, aspartame is one of the biggest
triggers of chronic fatigue syndrome. Because of polychemical sensitivity
syndrome aspartame victims then become sensitized to other toxins. It
is no different then multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome, and there
is an MCS list, and these victims also suffer chronic fatigue syndrome,
fibromyalgia and the many other symptoms that aspartame victims suffer.
The correlation is they are both poisoned by toxic poisons and that is
what aspartame is.
- So you have mislead by your PR article one of the very
groups that suffer the most from aspartame. You've told them its just
a myth while a renowned physician, H. J. Roberts, M.D., has declared Aspartame
Disease, and has written a 900 page medical text on the world plague which
is about to be published. You can be sure that chronic fatigue syndrome
will be discussed at length.
- The January 2001 issue of Townsend Letter for Doctors
has been dedicated to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome and I recommend
every Chronic Fatigue Syndrome victim read all 166 pages of the magazines
because Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is written all the way through it. That's
what happens when you are poisoned by a toxin, it destroys the immune system
and you end up with Chronic Fatigue. So whether you're poisoned by aspartame
or asbestos or some other toxin this is the fate so many receive. Dr.
James Bowen wrote an article about polychemical sensitivity syndrome which
was published in an international magazine under Global News. Here are
just a few of his remarks:
- "The Persian Gulf syndrome is largely polychemical
sensitivity from the massive NutraSweet exposure experienced by our men
in combat units in the Persian Gulf. The first investigative reports of
the Persian Gulf Syndrome noted these facts, only to be followed by reports
that these Persian Gulf victims obviously could not have polychemical sensitivity
syndrome because such a thing doesn't exist, and nothing the medicine was
doing for them was helping. Therefore, they must be chronically unhappy
people who couldn't be made happy in any manner."
- "This illustrates the highly significant feature
of aspartame poisoning: that it is an extreme hypersensitization agent
which is highly reactive with other chemicals, especially toxic ones -
like the nerve gas and nitrogen mustard gas our troops were exposed to
in the Gulf, when our government tried to destroy the stockpiles of these
gases they had previously supplied to Saddam Hussein. This is a very poignant
part of the NutraSweet issue, because those who had problems with NutraSweet
will now experience recurrences of those same problems when exposed to
even the most minute doses of various toxic agents."
- "For example, the government studies of formaldehyde
hypersensitivity performed many years ago showed that, once hypersensitized
a person can then react to as little as a billionth of a gram of formaldehyde
with a violet health problem of some kind. Back in l983, when NutraSweet
was put on the market for (soda) pop, the allowable amount of formaldehyde
in ambient air was 500 parts per billion. Our government has subsequently
lowed that tolerance level to 50 parts per billion as an official government
- "Yet, the government defends staunchly the marketing
of aspartame, which as a formaldehyde poisoning is probably 500 times as
potent as straight formaldehyde, causing aggravated formaldehyde poisoning
in its victims. And yet the amount you would get from a can of pop greatly
exceeds what you would get from inhaled air, even by the old, more lenient
- "The reason I feel it's so important to publish
this information is that those who have been victimized by aspartame really
don't have a good shot at enjoying the health they had before, unless they
recognize the problem and know how to deal with it." James Bowen,
- And you, Anne-Marie, wrote that aspartame disease was
an urban myth. Do you even realize the seriousness of what you have done.
Don't you know that industry lies and denies about the deadly symptoms
and disability caused by toxins. Here it is from the publisher of Townsend
Letter For Doctors, and this is one of the finest magazines in the US as
related to health and found in medical libraries:
- "Letter from the Publisher: This issue of the Townsend
Letter for Doctors and Patients is a special and deserves to be read and
reread as well as shared with your colleagues, academic friends and legislators.
Chemical sensitivity has been mocked by all parties of industry, ignored
by governments and ridiculed by disability doctors. It is egregious to
have a condition which renders one useless to self and society but to be
ignored, denigrated and despised by all agents of authority, is outrageous.
The most common argument is that this condition is without any evidence
of disease or pathology, hysterically construed by neurotic women and men
who are unable to cope with life and must justify their pitiful existence
with an external cause. Just like bad vapors in a previous century (malaria)
and being possessed by devils (St. Vitus dance), chemical sensitivity is
this century's neurosis ubiquitously supported by widespread use of chemicals."
And it continues
- So what do you do, you go to the very industry who has
put a chemical toxin on the market and publish their propaganda in an article
aimed at chronic fatigue syndrome victims, and aspartame is one of the
major triggers of the problem as I see it from taking case histories on
aspartame for years.
- Remember the professional organizations are funded by
industry to endorse their product and defend them. Front groups and web
sites have been set up on the Internet to mislead the public. Look at
Urban Legends and Quackwatch. This is where you'll find misleading information.
Why Dr. Barrett of Quackwatch will even tell you there is no such thing
as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome. I've seen that on his site.
I've asked him time and time again who pays him to mislead the public.
When I lectured for the World Environmental Conference and Nancy Markle
published my post that made world news, changing the title and editing
it, the propaganda mills went into action saying it was an urban legend,
a hoax, don't believe it. That's why I allowed my name to be added to
the post so industry couldn't get away with the lie, and that's why there
is www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html and www.Nancymarkle.com that has my invitation
to speak and correspondence with Dr. Gaylord of the EPA who gave the keynote
address confirming what she said and what I said. That's why there is
physician information on this page confirming the problems mentioned in
- You can separate the truth speakers from the liars very
easily because with confirming information that it is the truth those who
really wanted the facts noted the facts and spread the real facts forward.
Those like the professional organizations who are paid to endorse and
defend industry keep the misinformation on their web sites even with confirmation
of the truth - like the MS Foundation that you quoted. I put in the forum
my rebuttal to the MS doctor's letter since he was writing about my post,
and yet the host of the forum removed it. Therefore, people who had read
his letter from your article couldn't get the truth of the matter which
gave information on where to find the facts.
- Even if you did all this in ignorance, you were given
the www.dorway.com web site with the real facts, the Board of Inquiry report
of the FDA admitting that aspartame has never been proven safe and should
not be approved, the FDA audit, Bressler Report, showing it is not safe,
the damning CDC investigation requesting neurological studies, and even
the protest of the National Soft Drink Association showing they knew how
dangerous it was before they put it in pop, not to mention congressional
records and a river of information from world experts on the subject of
aspartame. Yet, you refused to retract the article.
- You have two choices. (1) If you care about the lives
of chronic fatigue syndrome victims and want them to have the truth about
aspartame, you will retract the article and tell them aspartame is no hoax
because what it is, is one of the triggers of their disease. Allow them
to see the documents on www.dorway.com Or (2) If you don't care about
their lives, and have too much pride to say you were wrong, you won't retract
it. In which case you could stumble many. Read on and you will see we
found where you did your so-called research.
- Betty Martini, Mission Possible International 770 242-2599
www.dorway.com Aspartame Toxicity Center - www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
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NutraSweet PR article by Anne-Marie Vidal
- I was wondering why the text in Anne-Marie Vidal's article
on aspartame sounded so familiar. Some of it was apparently copied directly
from the NutraSweet web site (without quotes!) or paraphrazed from that
site. While she has every right to believe NutraSweet's provably-inaccurate
fairly tales, it is particularly troubling that she would claim the article
is "not in defense of NutraSweet...." and then copy directly
from their web page article written in defense of NutraSweet.
- For example:
- Anne-Marie's article (copying and paraphrasing NutraSweet's
- "Small amounts of methanol are produced when aspartame--as
well as many fruits, vegetables, and juices--are digested. Methanol is
part of a normal diet, and the body can easily metabolize small amounts.
There are healthy foods that provide several times more methanol than do
aspartame-sweetened foods: a glass of tomato juice may contain six times
the amount of methanol in a glass of diet cola."
- NutraSweet's web page (of fairy tales)
- "Small amounts of methanol are produced when aspartame
and many fruits, vegetables and juices are digested. Methanol is part of
a normal diet, and the body can easily metabolize small amounts. Many
foods provide several times more methanol than do aspartame-sweetened foods.
For instance, a cup of tomato juice provides about six times more methanol
than a cup of an aspartame-sweetened soft drink."
- Accurate information about aspartame and methanol
- Anne-Marie's article (paraphrasing NutraSweet's web page)
- "Perhaps the confusion stems from the fact that
consuming great quantities of aspartame causes aspartic acid-an amino acid
that makes up aspartame-to reach high levels in the blood. Critics claim
that these high levels of aspartic acid over-stimulate the brain, causing
death to the effected cells. Research shows that this is not possible."
- NutraSweet's web page
- "The faulty premise behind these allegations is
that consuming large amounts of aspartame causes aspartic acid (one of
the amino acids that makes up aspartame) to reach high levels in the blood.
Critics claim that these high levels of aspartic acid circulate to the
brain and kill nerve cells (neurons) by over-stimulating them. "Carefully
conducted scientific research with aspartame shows that this is not possible."
- Accurate (albeit somewhat old) information about aspartame
and aspartic acid -----------------------------------------------------------------------
- Anne-Marie's web page
- "Anyone with the rare inherited disease Phenylketonuria
(PKU) must keep tabs on the phenylalanine they consume from all sources
in the diet, since people with PKU cannot properly metabolize phenylalanine.
However, because U.S. law requires routine screening of newborns for PKU,
the potential hazard posed by aspartame can be identified early. About
one in 15,000 babies born in the US have PKU. These patients must avoid
aspartame and eat a low fat healthy diet."
- NutraSweet's web page
- "People with the rare inherited disease PKU must
keep tabs on the phenylalanine they consume from all sources in the diet."
- "Phenylketonuria -- or PKU -- is a rare inherited
disease in which individuals cannot properly metabolize the amino acid
phenylalanine. Routine screening of newborns for PKU is required by law
in the US and many other countries. In the US, about one in 15,000 babies
are born with PKU."
- I think there should be a disclaimer on articles for
the general public
- when the writer is copying directly from the web page
of the manufacturer!
- Best Wishes,
- Mark Gold
- Aspartame Toxicity Information Center
- 12 East Side Dr., #2-18
- Concord, NH 03301
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