By Dr. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
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Posted: 13 June 2007

Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/Canderel, E951) has been known to cause liver damage for over a quarter of a century and the FDA simply ignores the findings. Dr. James Bowen wrote this paper on Steato hepatitis

Dr. Sandra Cabot, Mission Possible Australia wrote this paper on the liver: Dr. Cabot also wrote "The Liver Cleansing Diet" book. Her paper, Aspartame Makes You Fatter, again goes into the liver:

This article "Aspartame Sweetener and Liver Damage" was published by The Washington Post, Marian Burros, May 14, l975:

"Test marketing of aspartame, a sugar substitute approved as a food additive last summer by the Food & Drug Administration, has been voluntarily delayed by its manufacturer, G. D. Searle, because of new evidence that it may cause liver damage in rats.

"FDA made the announcement last week, before any aspartame sweetened products had appeared on the market. Washington attorney, James Turner and Washington University researcher, Dr. John Olney had petitioned FDA last summer to delay approval of aspartame because of questions about its safety. Their petition was turned down. Turner says the present "situation with aspartame underscores with a double line the kinds of problems worry consumer activists about whether food additives are being properly tested."

"Turner and Olney had sought the delay because feeding studies conducted by the latter indicted that aspartame created brain lesions in test animals. FDA had agreed to convene a court of inquiry to resolve these objections, but that court procedure may never take place now.

"Because of possible toxicity when aspartame breaks down in the body into a chemical compound called diketopiperazine (DKP), FDA General Counsel Peter Hutt wrote to Olney and Turner last week: "In light of these findings, we are postponing consideration of the objections you have raised in this order by a board of inquiry until some future date.

"Review of the test data that indicate aspartame has caused liver polyps in rats will be undertaken by four expert panels. Among other things, Olney says, they will be looking to see if any of the cells are cancerous.

"Until these reviews are completed, General Foods will postpone plans to test market aspartame-sweetened products such as Jello."

End of article

Of interest is the fact that the FDA has always known aspartame causes liver damage and yet continues to tell the public its safe. Their own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress in l985 that aspartame causes brain tumors and brain cancer and violates the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting something in food you know will cause cancer.

In l998 the Trocho Study showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Most of the toxicity is in the liver.

Studies continue to show these issues. The Ramazzini Study in 2005 showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen confirming the original studies. Now a new study (Ramazzini) shows aspartame causes cancer even in small amounts.

What does it take to get the FDA to remove this toxin that destroys the brain, optic nerve, immune and central nervous systems? It can precipitate diabetes, causes cancer and blindness, damages the liver, and causes birth defects with no warning on the label.

Nothing has changed since this article was written except its causing more liver damage which we often see on autopsy such as in the case of Charles Fleming who was addicted to aspartame, a body builder. The autopsy showed the chronic methanol poisoning for years. So an innocent Virginia Sunday School teacher, Diane Fleming, is in prison serving time for a crime committed by the manufacturer of aspartame. She had passed 3 lie detector tests. The autopsy showed as expected a fatty liver, pulmonary edema, metabolic acidosis, etc. You can hear her story in Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,

Dr. James Bowen wrote the FDA over 20 years ago that aspartame is mass poisoning of the public.

Nothing has changed, business as usual, while the FDA turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to the pleas from the public on being poisoned. Athletes continue to experience sudden cardiac death from the damage to the cardiac conduction system: Millions continue to perish from the neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and cancers listed in the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D. These problems also discussed in Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD., Dr. Blaylock's lecture , "The Truth About Aspartame",

In the UK large chains begin removing aspartame because of a study funded by Food Standards that showed additives cause behavioral problems. Not a word from the FDA, no doubt because they have known that too for a quarter of a century and were the recipient of this indepth paper by world renowned Dr. John Olney: The FDA has sat back and allowed the brains of our children to be destroyed with full knowledge. Autism is now 1 in 150. Approximately half of all pregnancies in the US result in prenatal or postnatal death or an otherwise less than healthy baby. FDA knew this would happen as they read Dr. Olney's report and have continued to lie and deny with full knowledge for 25 years.

Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

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