By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
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Posted: 21 January 2008

From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.,
Date: Sun, Jan 20, 2008 5:08 pm
Subject: Answer to the American Diabetes Association - Propaganda is not appreciated

Dear Jane Nyondo:

The American Diabetes Assn has known that aspartame is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug for years. It is deadly to the diabetic. As H. J. Roberts, M.D., diabetic specialist, says in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, aspartame can not only precipitate diabetes but it simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy and destroys the optic nerve. He also says that it causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. If you want to destroy a diabetic aspartame will do it. I shudder to think of the deaths. It has obviously caused an epidemic of diabetes.

Here is a letter that goes into all a great deal of detail about what aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/E951/Canderel, etc.) does to the diabetic by Dr. James Bowen who is diabetic and as Lou Gehrigs from aspartame: Furthermore, in 2004 racketeering charges were filed against the ADA because they have known for years. In fact, Dr. Roberts himself was a member for 35 years and not only wrote repeatedly but the ADA refused to publish his paper on aspartame diabetic reactors. You obviously can't take money from the manufacturer and publish the deadly effects of their product. So diabetics have been sacrificed. The abstract was published in Clinical Research.

While the ADA got out of the suit they have full knowledge that aspartame is deadly for the diabetic, and still send out propaganda like you sent me. This is despicable and shows the ADA is only concerned about the money and funding, not about diabetics.

Here in Atlanta we walk with diabetics when the diabetic organizations like ADA and Juvenile Diabetic Association walk to raise research. We provide freely the information explaining what aspartame does. Every time we do it I get flooded with calls where diabetics have gotten off aspartame and their blood sugar becomes normal, and their symptoms disappear. An article was written about these calls by Creative Loafing some years ago here in Atlanta. Some victims found out they weren't even diabetic, it was the aspartame keeping their blood sugar out of control.

Aspartame was not proven safe by the FDA. They revoked the petition for approval. Here is that petition: The way it got on the market was through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld who at the time was CEO of Searle, the original manufacturer. James Turner, Atty, in this clip from the film, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, explains how Rumsfeld did it: Rumsfeld was on President Reagan's transition team and the day after he took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes to become FDA Commissioner and over-rule the Board of Inquiry that had revoked the petition. Because it would take 30 days to get Hayes to FDA he wrote an executive order making the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame until he got there.

If you're going to give out references you better do your homework. The FDA actually asked US Prosecutor Sam Skimmer and Tom Conlon to investigate and indict Searle fraud. Instead they went to work for the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Now you know the facts. Title 18, Section 1001 makes it a crime to stumble the public with full knowledge. The ADA has full knowledge. Every time you send out this propaganda you can cause disability or even death to a diabetic.

Here is the manufacturer's propaganda you use answered with medical references: As to your remarks about unsubstantiated claims, they are substantiated. Check out two medical texts on the subject, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by diabetic specialist H. J. Roberts, M.D., who took care of aspartame victims in the trenches of medical practice, ( over 1000 pages of diseases and horrors )and Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., This just for starters. In the last 24 months there are over 13 more studies showing aspartame toxicity, mainstream:

As to Splenda or Sucralose, this is a chlorocarbon poison. A very disconcerting finding with Splenda is the significant increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, which is an important indicator of lessened long term control among diabetic patients. Mr. James Turner, atty, has stated that the FDA should order the marketers of Splenda to immediately remove the "suitable for people with diabetes" slogan from its packaging and marketing materials. Dr. Roberts also states despite claims to the contrary, as much as 40% of sucralose IS absorbed in humans. Turner and Citizens for Health have petitioned the FDA to ban Splenda, and there is now a billion dollar lawsuit against Splenda in California. They lost the last two.

Acesulfame potassium caused cancer and leukemia in original studies. Didn't the ADA even check the studies? Then the audacity of giving the reference to the manufacturer who defends their product.

How bad can aspartame get? How about embalming living tissue and damaging DNA? Here is the study that proved it: If that's not enough for you, here is how aspartame causes sudden death:

Every time you send out information saying poisonous substances are safe for diabetics you take their life in your hands. In Ezekiel 33 6 it says: "Now as regards the watchman, in case he sees the sword coming and he actually does not blow the horn and the people itself gets no warning at all and a sword comes and takes away from them soul, for its own error it itself must be taken away, but its blood I shall ask back from the hand of the watchman himself." The American Diabetes Assn is a Watchman. Diabetics come to the ADA for advice and instead of getting information to save their life they get propaganda which can cause their death. When those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its an abomination.

Don't you think after a quarter of a century on the market its known what harm aspartame does to diabetics? Even Aspartame Detoxification Centers are set up to help the sick and dying, while the FDA spouts propaganda.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:


At 11:19 AM 1/8/2008 wrote:

Dear Dr Martini,

Thank you for contacting your American Diabetes Association. We have received your e-mail regarding sweeteners.

Aspartame is the generic name of a protein sweetener that is marketed under the brand name NutraSweet, and is also an ingredient in the tabletop sweetener Equal. Each packet of Equal is the same as the sweetness of two teaspoons of sugar. Because it is extremely sweet, the amount used can be small; as a result, aspartame generally supplies few calories. When heated for long periods, aspartame loses sweetness. Therefore, add it to heated products only at the end of cooking.

Most doctors feel aspartame is safe in moderate amounts, as does the FDA. However, individuals with an uncommon genetic disorder called phenylketonuria shouldn't consume the sweetener because they cannot metabolize one of its ingredients. If you have any further questions please contact FDA at 800-332-1088 or 301-827-4420.

There continues to be unsubstantiated claims that the non nutritive sweetener aspartame (brand name NutraSweet) poses health risks to people with diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a governmental agency that conducts thorough scientific reviews to determine foods that are safe for public consumption has approved aspartame. The American Diabetes Association follows FDA recommendations and recognizes that there is no credible scientific evidence linking aspartame to any health-related problems for people with diabetes.

The ADA considers aspartame - as well as the other FDA-approved nonnutritive sweeteners saccharin, acesulfame K, and sucralose - acceptable sugar substitutes and a safe part of a diabetic meal plan.

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