Posted: 05 January 2018
From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Date: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:29 am
Subject: Your letter to Dr. Edward H. Takken on the methanol in aspartame
Dear Dr. Murray:
While you were Acting Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, you answered a letter to Dr. Edward H. Takken. You first thanked him for the review of the book "Ē by Dr. Woodrow Monte. While you said the review was insightful in recognizing this important kernel but frequently tilts more toward conspiracy theory and sensationalism and away from scientific proof. You said, "I do not agree with the premise that Aspartame can account for toxic levels of formaldehyde nor that this is the principal cause for the increased incidence of myriad diseases that has been raised. I also do not support the allegation of collusion between the FDA, the scientific community and industry in failing to properly address the toxicity of this common food additive."
What this tells me is you have done no research on aspartame or the way it was approved through the combined efforts of Don Rumsfeld and President Reagan after the FDA Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for approval.
When I first saw this letter I was flabbergasted that as Acting Director having to do with alcohol abuse and alcoholism you knew so little about the methanol in aspartame. The information on how aspartame got marketed after the Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for approval and said it could not be proven safe is legend and movies have been made about it. Take an hour and a half and see "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI7_8FDzuJE Listen to Attorney James Turner tell the story of how G. D. Searle hired Rumsfeld to get it on the market. The FDA first tried to have the company indicted for fraud but both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Find out about the task force investigation of aspartame on the studies you say were so extensive. The investigation exposed the coverup by G. D. Searle and the fraud. It was so detrimental in exposure that Searle filed suit to have the records of the task force removed from the record. Be assured we have them. There are no conspiracy theories just unadulterated facts that you have overlooked.
In your discussion of methanol in aspartame you say, "The methanol from fruit juice is expected to contribute 680 mg per liter of juice, whereas that contributed by Aspartame is 55 mg/1 of diet soft drink." First of all, why are you comparing methanol from fruit juice to the methanol in fruit juice? Methanol in fruit juice is accompanied by ethanol, the antidote to methanol toxicity, and takes it safely out of your body. Also methanol in nature is bound to pectin. Here is a scientific peer reviewed article titled "Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health" by Dr. Woodrow Monte: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_methanol_and_public_health.pdf Dr. Murray, there is no ethanol in aspartame. Are you not aware the comparison is industry propaganda? In aspartame itís a methyl ester which immediately becomes free methyl alcohol and converts to formaldehyde. Same old wood alcohol that blinded and killed thousands during prohibition. It's doing the very same thing. In 1986 the issue of aspartame and blindness, and seizures, was taken all the way to the Supreme Court. At a meeting the FDA said they were ready to take it off the shelves. Obviously because of politics the Supreme Court wouldn't hear the case, that's why itís still on the market doing the same thing.
If the methanol in aspartame was so harmless why would it still be blinding people? http://www.rense.com/health3/asparblind.htm I don't hear anything about fruit juice blinding someone? Furthermore, as the late Dr. Morgan Raiford, ophthalmologist, pointed out if vision is still in the wet stage and you get the victim to abstain from aspartame vision can return. I've gotten so many victims that were blind off aspartame and as Dr. Raiford said, their vision was restored. In this post is Dr. Raiford's information: http://www.wnho.net/nfb_aspartame_and_vision.htm He was owner of an eye hospital here in Atlanta and tried to get aspartame banned. He was also known for diagnosing methanol toxicity in patients who were consuming this chemical poison.
I take particular offense at this paragraph: "In the discussion of birth defects due to Aspartame, you also take note of a report of experimental induction of birth defects at two levels of Aspartame equal to 51 or 136 g/day given to pregnant rabbits resulting in neural tube defects in 0.5% and 2% of the offspring. This is clearly far beyond the level achievable by ingestion. This is reported as data obtained only through an FOIA request and evidence of a conspiracy between industry and the FDA designed to suppress publication of these negative findings. Noting that the dose was clearly too high to make a conclusive statement "But one can extrapolate down..."is particularly inflammatory, appearing to say that one should ignore this experiment but suggesting that the result carries great import nonetheless. The linkage of this data to an old debate over Aspartame ignited by an email attributed to Nancy Markle that was later shown to be a false name, an urban legend with no basis in fact is also a red flag that this is a contrived argument with no basis in science."
First of all, letís start out with good old common sense. If these studies were meaningless why would the FDA hide them for three decades and REFUSE to release them under FOIA. When Jerome Bressler retired from the FDA, author of the Bressler Report - http://www.mpwhi.com/complete_bressler_report.pdf I called to thank him for his report in exposing Searle's aspartame studies. He told me he was upset that FDA had sealed the worst 20% of his report, two studies and a cover letter. He told me the public had no idea they were consuming a poison. I talked to him many times and I even went to Chicago to meet with him taking along a Chicago Tribune reporter. I didn't want to be the only one to know about these teratology studies so I shared the information with Doctors H. J. Roberts and Russell Blaylock who also called Jerome Bressler. Dr. Roberts wrote Senator Bill Nelson for the studies. Jane Kirby wrote that some documents are considered confidential under FDA's FOIA regulations and in some instances the Agency cannot acknowledge the existence of such documents.
So the FDA not only wouldn't release them but couldn't even acknowledge they existed. Now you want to tell me this is conspiratorial when its all down in writing as fact? It took me 8 years to find these studies and add the information back to the Bressler Report which you can read. I gave a copy of them to Dr. Monte. He had tried previously and not been successful at getting them. However, when I made them public the FDA knew the jig was up and finally released to Dr. Monte four other studies and he wrote the book, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills". Read the last chapter on aspartame and autism and how the FDA and Searle made a deal not to release the studies. http://www.rense.com/general96/asparautism.html MIT says by 2025 one out of two babies will be born with autism. They think itís from Roundup but no doubt most of it is from aspartame. You will also read Dr. Monte's house was blown up and that's not conspiratorial either - he was in it and barely survived. The coverup by the manufacturer revealed in the task force investigation has never stopped. All of this over some meaningless studies the FDA didn't even want to say existed?
Read my appeal to ban aspartame to Dr. Joseph Thomas of the FDA: http://www.rense.com/general96/appealbanaspar.htm l and there will be more on how aspartame got marketed through the efforts of Don Rumsfeld. You still don't think the public has been used as guinea pigs and lab rats? I've been taking the case histories of the sick and dying on aspartame for 28 years, Dr. Murray. Women using aspartame during pregnancy are giving birth to babies with the same problems found in the studies. Here is an example:
"Cheryl B, Subject: Aspartame
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:39:34 -0400
Hello Dr Martini,
I spoke to you earlier today inference to my son's birth defect. He was born in 1991 and passed away in 2001. Prior to his conception, I was dieting and using aspartame religiously and throughout all trimesters of my pregnancy. My son was born with a neural tube defect. There was no awareness of this until his birth. Throughout his short life, he suffered from numerous medical complications, surgeries, doctor's appointments and countless hospital admissions. He had intractable seizures and was prescribed numerous medications in an attempt to decrease the number of seizures. For the first few years of his life, aspartame was also a regular part of his diet as I was not aware of the dangers at this time. It was not until I was able to associate aspartame with my headaches that I ceased using it and giving it to my son. Through my own research, I realized how dangers this product is and became an advocate of warning people against using it.
The pain that was caused by this poison continues to be almost unbearable as I realize how the quality of my son's life and my life was taken away. The heartache and grief continues to linger. If only I knew. This was my only child and I loved him very much! But after watching him suffer almost daily, I decided not to have any more children afraid they may suffer the same fate. In a sense, Aspartame altered my life and what could have been my family.
Thank you for the contribution you have made in bringing awareness to this dangerous poison. As a result, others will not have to suffer the same experience and heartache as me and my son.
Today aspartame is being added to prescription drugs even though it is well known that it damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines. I was given the generics of Raglan and Zofran myself and it violently interacts with pain medication. I stopped breathing on three occasions. Here is the chapter on aspartame and drug interaction from the medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by the late world expert H. J. Roberts, M.D.,: http://www.mpwhi.com/interference_with_drug%20_reaction.pdf Today there is a class action on Zofran. Doctors gave it to pregnant women for nausea. Insurance fills in generic form where there is aspartame in this product. The class action is on birth defects, some of the same ones shown in the studies the FDA wouldn't admit existed for three decades. There is also a class action on Raglan.
You talk about more studies. Isn't 40 years of studies enough that have proved the toxicity of aspartame over and over and over again? Here is the Trocho Study proving the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA, and its peer reviewed: http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf The aspartame industry tried to assassinate Dr. M. Alemany's character because he did this study, and the FDA ignores it. As Dr. Monte says in his book, the formaldehyde turns the tissues to plastic.
I particularly take offense to you calling the Nancy Markle issue an urban legend. I'm the one who lectured for the World Environmental Conference. Nancy Markle just put her name on it and disorganized it. Here is a letter from Ed Johnson, a former US Department of Justice Attorney to David Emery of Urban Legends and Snopes: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_no_hoax.htm
When you see the above movie you will see Ed Johnson because he drank Diet Coke and came down with an aspartame brain tumor. The molecule breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent. I sent them both my invitation to speak at the Conference and the telephone number for verification. Snopes has been exposed over and over again. David Emery told me if I spoke at the conference answer some questions. After I answered them he refused to put them on web and continued the lie. Since he refuses to publish my answers proving I spoke what side do you think he is on?
Every disease in the email is listed and discussed in Dr. Roberts medical text. I sent a copy to the FDA and Dr. Joseph Thomas has it. I suggest you read it. http://www.rense.com/general96/appealbanaspar.html
The diseases in the email are listed and discussed in Dr. Roberts medical text, 1000 pages, (Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,( http://www.amazon.com> along with the mechanism by which aspartame triggers or precipitates these infirmities. I sent a copy to the FDA and Dr. Joseph Thomas has it. I suggest you read it. In my letter to Dr. Thomas you will see information on aspartame and MS and aspartame and lupus. They are discussed by Doctors Russell Blaylock and James Bowen, experts on aspartame.
You talk about lethal doses but there is no safe dose of aspartame, admitted by the FDA chief scientist Dr. Adrian Gross to the Senate in 1985. This article, "No Safe Dose of Aspartame" was published by the National Health Federation in their magazine, "Health Freedom News" http://www.wnho.net/no_safe_dose_of_aspartame.htm Dr. Gross headed the investigation of aspartame and asked for the indictment of G. D. Searle for fraud. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist, in her testimony to Congress said she knew they were leading up to a whitewash and that aspartame still hadn't been proven safe. She was testifying in 1987 whereas aspartame was approved in 1981. I have also checked with Food Standards in different countries like England and New Zealand when I lectured and told they never did studies on aspartame, they accepted what the FDA said. It was approved in England through a business deal http://www.wnho.net/how_aspartame_got_approved_in_england.htm
In 2009 several FDA scientists wrote President Obama that they were broken and described the corruption. If you want factual information on aspartame you go back to the original investigators at the FDA because today they are puppets of industry. http://www.dorway.com contained many of the original documents. Industry hacked www.dorway.com What is left of it was sent to me in a dropbox and is now on http://www.mpwhi.com It's 1000 pages so it takes awhile to open. If aspartame is so safe why have so many of the original documents been hacked? We keep restoring the documents. There is nowhere for them to hide.
Because of Nancy Markle, whoever she is, the facts about aspartame spread throughout the world. As people abstained from aspartame they woke up well, called and wept over the years of agony before they knew it was a poison. There are now operations of Mission Possible in 45 countries, many of which were setup by these victims after their health was restored on abstaining. One of those victims was Cori Brackett, diagnosed with MS, she could hardly walk or talk. She had one of the largest lesions ever seen in an MS victim which all but disappeared eight months off aspartame. It just happened she owned a film company and went on to make the documentary: "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" and "Sweet Remedy".
Do you really believe a product could be on the market for 40 years and the public not know what it causes? That's why there were congressional hearings as people complained of horrible symptoms and diseases. Senator Metzenbaum wrote a bill to put a moratorium on aspartame and have independent studies done on the problems they were already seeing in the population like what aspartame does to the fetus, seizures, behavioral problems, especially in children and drug interactions. It never got out of committee.
If what I told you was not true why would there be so many medical texts on the subject such as "spartame Disease: An Ignored EpidemicExcitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" and "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener KillsDietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function". Do you think world renowned physicians and researchers would be writing all these books. Dr. Roberts wrote about 9 books and Dr. Blaylock has written at least four. Why would there be Aspartame Detox Centers like Dr. Ken Stoller has in San Francisco? Why has there been controversy since even before it was approved, and everyday thereafter? You can go to google any day and click on news and read endless articles on aspartame and the harmful effects along with independent scientific peer reviewed studies.z
In conclusion letís use good old common sense. Dr. Murray what if you owned a company selling any type of product? The Internet lists "Images" that would tell about your product. Pick anything - Maxwell House Coffee, Kraft Green Beans, etc. You'll probably find under images pictures of different Maxwell Coffee products and different greenbean recipes. Now go to images and google "Aspartame". What you will find will be signs like "Stop Aspartame", a skull and crossbones, Diet Poison, Aspartame is Poison, side effects, etc. - an endless array of images of poison. As Dr. Gross said to the Senate, FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake because aspartame is illegally on the market violating the Delaney Amendment. l It caused cancer. No safe dose! The public is good at warning others, even if its through images. Dr. Gross' parting words to the Senate were "And if the FDA violates its own rules who is left to protect the public?"
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
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Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame