- Heath Ledger was a Diet Coke drinker, according to reports.
He also suffered from a bipolar symptoms. He was on Ambien CR and anti-depressants
(SSRIs) and even illegal drugs.
- Aspartame marketed as NutraSweet, E951 or 951, Equal,
Canderel, etc. is a psycho drug that changes brain chemistry. Ralph G.
Walton, MD, Medical Director, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health Professor
of Clinical Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
- "The dipeptide component of the molecule can alter
brain chemistry, significantly changing the ratio of catecholamines to
indolamines, with resultant lowering of seizure threshold, production of
carbohydrate craving and in vulnerable individuals leading to panic, depressive
and cognitive symptoms."
- In one of Dr. Walton's papers he said further: "The
neurochemical impact of aspartame on the brain is fairly complicated. Not
only does it decrease the availability of the building block for serotonin
(L-tryptophan), but one of the two amino acids that comprise aspartame,
phenylalanine, is a precursor for another very important neurotransmitter,
norepinephrine. Papers which I published in 1986 and 1993 discuss what
I believe is the clinical impact (accentuating depressive illness) of altering
the balance between these 2 neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and serotonin).
"There is evidence that the therapeutic effect of antidepressants
can be blocked by parachlorophenylalanine - a form of phenylalanine- one
of the major constituents of aspartame. Administration of this substance
has also been associated with aggression and binging."
- So, it has certainly been established aspartame changes
brain chemistry, and interacts with anti-depressants. The phenylalanine
in aspartame depletes serotonin triggering bipolar, suicidal tendencies,
panic attacks, paranoia, hallucinations, schizophrenic, mood swings, insomnia,
- H. J. Roberts, MD, who wrote the medical text: Aspartame
Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com has chapters on the
issue and also goes into bipolar and the many psychiatric and behavioral
problems. In one paper he reports: "The phenylalanine in aspartame
dissociates from the ester bond and increases dopamine levels in your brain.
This can lead to symptoms of depression because it distorts the serotonin/dopamine
balance." He goes into indepth information on all the components
and the mental problems.
- Dr. Roberts says aspartame interacts with all antidepressants.
In his book on page 468/469 he does give some general considerations
as to why aspartame may either reduce or potentiate drug action by various
mechanisms. A few possibilities are listed:
- * Alteration of the blood proteins to which drugs attach.
- * Alteration of drug receptors on cell membranes.
- * Changes in the sites at which impulses are transmitted
along nerves and to muscle.
- * Metabolic abnormalities in the elderly that are known
to enhance their vulnerability to drug reactions.
- This problem increases in the case of persons taking
multiple drugs (polypharmacy) prescribed by
- several physicians.
- * Interference with drug action by amino acids and protein.
An example is the erratic therapeutic effects
- when patients with parkinsonism who were controlled
on levodopa began to use aspartame products.
- The antagonism of levodopa by dietary protein presumably
reflects impaired transport from serum
- across the blood brain barrier by neutral amino acids.
- With regard to antidepressant drugs he mentions aspartame
may interfere with the action of important drugs used to treat depression,
particularly imipramine (a tricyclic antidepressant). Further he states
the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI's), another group of antidepressant
drugs can have additional adverse effects when aspartame is consumed.
These include phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazide (Marplan) and tranylcypromine
(Parnate). It is pertinent that hypertensive crises have occurred in patients
so treated after they consumed foods and beverages containing tyramine
and tryptophan. This response probably represents vasospasm caused by
amino acid-derived sympathomimetic substances such as norepinephrine and
- With reference to Prozac he says the serotonin elevating
action of fluoxetine (Prozac) for treatment of depression could be counteracted
by aspartame. It can block tryptophan entry into the brain, thereby inhibiting
synthesis of serotonin.
- James Bowen, M.D., reports: "Because aspartame
in the processes of digestion and metabolism, forms about ten other known
severe poisonings, and intermediate metabolites, it's potential for drug
related interactions is immeasurable" .. "Aspartame is a known
destroyer of DNA. The mitocondrial DNA (MtDNA) is especially damaged, yielding
the present epidemic of disease aspartame consuming mothers pass on to
all future generations. Aspartame also directly damages the mitochondria,
thus having a "double whammy" effect on mitochondrial function!
The summation of these many known severe toxicities and its immune, genetic,
mitochondrial, and metabolic damages, make clear aspartame will not only
cause many diseases, which the FDA and CDC have already noted but it has
pathways of approach to interact adversely with every conceivable pharmaceutical."
- So it's very obvious why Heath Ledger was taking antidepressants,
he was consuming a psycho product that triggers mental illness and one
that has caused an epidemic of bipolar. Here is Dr. Walton's recent article
which goes into bipolar: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_psychiatric_disorders.htm
- Last summer Abby Cormack from New Zealand made world
news when she was poisoned by aspartame from Wrigley's gum. She was about
to be diagnosed with bipolar when she decided to research her problems
and found www.dorway.com Here is her story: http://www.mpwhi.com/abby_cormack_story.htm
- Aspartame experts reviewed her medical history and here
is that report as well. http://www.mpwhi.com/experts_on_aspartame_and_abby_cormack.htm
- Several years ago Time Magazine wrote a front page article
that a million children had bipolar. Keep in mind this is an adult disease
so a dead giveaway this psycho drug may have been the cause since aspartame
knows no age. Some pharmaceutical companies have voluntarily agreed to
remove cough syrups and such sold over-the-counter because of the alarm
of problems including death discussed by a pediatric organization. Check
most of them and you'll see that flavored cough syrups and chewable products
usually are sweetened with aspartame which triggers sudden death. Here
is a SIDS death, where the baby was using aspartame products: http://www.wnho.net/sweetened_horror_story.htm
- Two studies, one in Boston last summer and this recent
link diet sodas with cardiac problems.
- Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm, interacts
with cardiac medication, damages the cardiac conduction system and causes
- Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote Excitotoxins:
The Taste That Kills, www.russellblaylockmd.com The aspartic acid in aspartame
is the excitotoxic component and it has a synergistic and additive effect
with MSG. www.truthinlabeling.org Dr. Blaylock explains: "One
of the intriguing associations with excitotoxins of all types is the occurrence
of sudden death. We know that one of the primary sites of actions of these
excitatory substances is the hypothalamus and that sudden cardiac death
can be induced by stimulating the hypothalamus. It is entirely possible
excitotoxic stimulation of these hypothalamic centers could also lead to
cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Hypothalamic stimulation has also
been shown to produce an ECG pattern exactly like that of myocardial infarction.
Combinations of excitotoxins such as aspartic acid and glutamate, greatly
increase the risk."
- Here is Dr. Blaylock's Athlete Alert on Sudden Cardiac
Death due to aspartame:
- http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm Of importance
to anyone using aspartame is his paper:
- "What To do If You Have Used Aspartame": www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm
- Dr. H. J. Roberts wrote this paper on aspartame arrhythmias
and sudden death:
- Before a cause of death can be accurately established
in the case of Heath Ledger all this information from world renowned physicians
should be taken into consideration. The poison also triggers dyspnea
and pulmonary hypertension and questions should be raised about this:
- You would expect an autopsy to probably see the cardiac
damage or perhaps cardiomegaly, pulmonary edema and even a fatty liver.
The free methyl alcohol converts to formaldehyde and embalms living tissue
and damages DNA. Most toxicity is in the liver. Here is the study:
http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf Pre-embalmed and sudden
death is about as bad as it gets but the ravages of aspartame disease go
from neurodegenerative diseases to brain tumors. The Ramazzini Studies
in Italy reported in 2005 and 2007 showed aspartame to be a multipotential
carcinogen confirming original studies. The FDA just ignored these studies
like it has the last 13 showing aspartame toxicity.
- When will it stop? The article by Chris Wheeler, Mission
Possible New Zealand is aptly titled: Dying For A Diet Coke: <http://www.rense.com/general78/dying.htm>http://www.rense.com/general78/dying.htm
Why is it on the market? For the same reason as tobacco, profit, addiction
and greed. The free methyl alcohol causes chronic methanol poisoning which
affects the dopamine system of the brain, and this causes the addiction.
The methanol is classified as a narcotic, and this is being fed to our
children, even in pediatric prescription drugs and pediatric vitamins.
An additive by law must be inert. Aspartame is an addictive excitoneurotoxic
carcinogenic drug that interacts with other drugs and vaccines. Any questions
on the epidemic of autism, ADD, ADHD and other birth defects? Aspartame
is also a teratogen, causing birth defects and mental retardation.
- See the Aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned
World, www.soundandfury.tv James Turner, Atty, in Washington DC explains
how Don Rumsfeld when he was CEO of Searle got this poison on the market
when the FDA said "no": http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
Today the FDA who tried to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud, has
given its loyalty to the aspartame manufacturers . The whole time line
is in the prestigious Ecologist: http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf
It starts out with "Once upon a time, there was a biochemical warfare
- A Citizens Petition for ban six years ago has not been
answered by the FDA who by law only has 180 days. An amendment sent in
October based on an imminent health hazard has been ignored. Legislators
in Hawaii have recently introduced bills to ban. A bill was introduced
last year in New Mexico. 47 members of Parliament have asked for a ban
of aspartame. A petition is circulating in New Zealand for a ban. What
does it take to get this poison off the planet and close down manufacturers
like Ajinomoto and Merisant who have full knowledge of its toxicity?
- In one article about Heath Ledger famed forensic pathologist
Dr. Michael Baden is quoted as saying Ledger's jittery and rubbing antics
on TV are indicative of "manic" behavior. Baden also says his
toxicology results should answer whether he had "automatism".
This is when a patient forgets he has taken a medication. Heath was taking
Ambien CR, a very dangerous drug that causes amnesia and even reported
as such in TV ads. Memory loss from aspartame is so common its #9 on
the FDA list of 92 symptoms.
- In Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World you will see Diane
Fleming in a Virginia prison where she has been incarcerated for 5 years
for poisoning her husband with methanol. Her athletic husband drank Diet
Coke all day long along with other aspartame products and drugs. Before
he died he took 3 times the amount of creatine in Gatorade. Think of Charles
Fleming as someone standing in a cliff. This is all it took to knock him
down. The former detective said "she is innocent" but I couldn't
stop the indictment because I was promoted". She took three lie detector
tests and passed. So a jury was asked why they convicted her with no evidence.
Their answer was she could show no emotion. No, she couldn't, you see
she was on aspartame too. Her physician had put her on Zoloft because
she was such a basketcase at being indicted. Aspartame and Zoloft interact!
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
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