Posted: 30 December 2007
This article is in response to the following two articles:
A Deadly Experiment at: http://www.thetruthaboutstuff.com/review2.shtml
Is Your Diet Sweetener Killing You? at: http://www.thetruthaboutstuff.com/review1.shtml
Referring to Dr Woodrow C Monte's article about methanol neural degenerations as "seminal" was very well put, because with an Eminent Scientist like himself drawing a partial background to build upon I can go on to mention several ways in which Aspartame is far worse than methanol.
The Di Keto Piperazine ring isomer of Aspartame, consisting of that entire Aspartame molecule wrapped around upon itself and doubly bonded to itself, is a far more potent and farther reaching polymerizer of proteins, than formaldehyde. As a matter of note: Many plastics chemical substrates are also Diketopiperazines, because of their extreme polymer reactivity.Surgeons operating upon Aspartame brain tumors often note a white plastic being formed throughout those Aspartame afflicted brains!
The next metabolic step in that methyl alcohol toxicity is that formaldehyde when formed in the human, is then very rapidly oxidized, metabolized into formic acid, Fire Ant Poison: Which can be such a potent poisoning that a single fire ant can sometimes kill a human weighing millions of times more than itself. This entire chain methanol of poisonings occurs 75% within the mitochondria, which usually are about only 1% of cellular volume. This formic acid, then shatters mitochondria, killing that cell and diffuses on into many more cells, until it has created a blister of dead tissue: Why it is called then called a blister poison!
From an Autoimmunity standpoint, your macrophages (Captains of Immune responses) then are stimulated by all of these: polymerized neural tissues, (some further denatured with Di Keto Piperazine,) and various fragments of now denatured human nervous system tissues of every type.
Because dicarboxylic acid neural excitotoxins(from Aspartame, including its diketopiperazine) do not cross the blood brain barrier, but rather, are secreted into the ventricles by the choroid plexus, many of those areas mentioned by Dr Monte are the ones extremely afflicted by these Aspartame neural degenerations, to produce symptoms and disabilities from those specific areas arising, before plasticizing of the entire brain becomes specifically noticed, because diffuse plasticizing causes diffuse mental disabilities, while those structures mentioned by Dr Monte cause well defined syndromes and symptoms, beyond mental degenerations.
James Bowen, M.D.