By Dr. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
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Posted: 30 July 2005

Dear Dr. Fairchild:

The article at 8301-2%2C00.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1 quoting you was forwarded to me by Mission Possible UK. We're a global volunteer force warning all consumers off the deadly neurotoxin, aspartame, marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, E951,Canderel, etc. This is the answer to the epidemic of diabetes. First of all, aspartame is reportedly used by 70% of the US population and 40% of the children. It's not an additive but a deadly neurotoxin that can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, keeps blood sugar out of control, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. This is the recipe to kill a diabetic. A report recently spoke of 65% of diabetics already having Alzheimers. Diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame, H. J. Roberts, M.D., says aspartame is escalating Alzheimers (Defense Against Alzheimers Disease, Indeed memory loss is so prevalent that it is #9 on the FDA list of 92 symptoms you will find on

Aspartame is a molecule of three ingredients, aspartic acid, (40%), an excitotoxin, a methyl ester which immediately becomes methanol (10%), and phenylalanine (50%) which as an isolate is a neurotoxin, goes directly into the brain, lowering the seizure threshold and depleting serotonin. Lowered serotonin triggers manic depression or bipolar, suicidal tendencies, mood swings, insomnia, hallucinations, panic attacks, etc. The molecule breaks down to a witches brew of toxins including diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent.

An Italian Study (3 years) just recently released on aspartame proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that aspartame is a carcinogen. It caused malignant brain tumors, leukemia and lymphoma. You can read the entire study on click on aspartame.

This product liberates free methyl alcohol which converts to formaldehyde and formic acid even in the retina of the eye and destroys the optic nerve. It triggers in victims everything from retinal detachments and optic neuritis to macular degeneration and blindness. The late Dr. Morgan Raiford who was the "the specialist in methanol toxicity" in this country tried desperately before his death to get aspartame removed from the market. He said if vision is in the "wet stage" it can return and, indeed, in many we have warned in time who were legally blind, we have seen their vision return. So when a diabetic goes blind, the physician may think, well he's a diabetic so he went blind. But the cause most of the time is aspartame in those who use it. It's a given. To make matters worse aspartame is very addicting. The methanol causes chronic methanol poisoning. This effects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. A report on addiction and aspartame can be read on In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C. petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because so many people were going blind and having seizures. The FDA refused.

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, wrote a paper on sudden cardiac death explaining that aspartame damages the cardiac conduction system and causes this. You can also read this on Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. In fact, because it damages the mitochondria or life of the cell it also interacts with all drugs and vaccines. You can now understand why the athletes are dropping dead. One athlete and body builder who played basketball three or four times a week was addicted to aspartame laced diet drinks and other products. His autopsy showed methanol poisoning. Even though his wife took a lie detector test and the police admitted she was truthful and didn't kill her husband she was indicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison, 20 and 30 to be served concurrently. You can hear her story in the documentary on aspartame, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, In this movie you will also see Doctors H. J. Roberts and Russell Blaylock.

Dr. Roberts realized aspartame was a poison when it was approved because his diabetic patients began going blind, being confused and their blood sugar could not be controlled. He testified before Congress and in his first press conference said if something was not done then in 5 or 10 years we would have a global plague on our hands. Indeed, it was Dr. Roberts who declared aspartame disease to be a global epidemic and published the 1038 page medical text on it. Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, or 1-800-827-7991. In this masterpiece you can read exactly the mechanisms by which aspartame destroys the diabetic.

The FDA never wanted to approve this poison and even attempted to have the original manufacturer indicted for fraud. Both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. The FDA refused for 16 years to allow aspartame on the market but at the time Don Rumsfeld was CEO of Searle and said he would call in all his markers and get it approved anyway. See and hear the incredible story of how that was done in the movie, Sweet Misery, as told by James Turner, Washington Atty. Turner along with Dr. John Olney attempted to prevent the approval of aspartame.

And as to obesity, we have a saying: "If you want to get fat NutraSweet is where its at." The Trocho study has proven that the formaldehyde converted from the methanol accumulates in the cells and damages DNA with most toxicity in the liver but substantial amounts in the adipose tissue (fat cells), kidneys, brain and retina. In the protest of the National Soft Drink Association you will read that aspartame is really a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. It's on This is an affidavit by Dr. Wurtman at MIT. Dr. Wurtman was threatened by the VP of Searle if he did studies on aspartame and seizures his research funds would be rejected, and they were. But today MIT gets research funds and Dr. Wurtman no longer speaks out against aspartame. He was, however, a tiger in Congress and left a paper trail he can't destroy. However, MIT has now withdrawn his book, and they are probably trying to get it off the market.

Likewise, the manufacturers fund the professional organizations like the American Diabetes Assn and American Dietetics Assn and they push their propaganda with full knowledge of the toxicity of aspartame. Those responsible to solve the problem are the problem. We walk with the diabetics at the diabetic walk sponsored in part by Equal and give out material to save their lives. See Dr. Roberts position paper on aspartame and diabetes and hypoglycemia on One year I met a young girl addicted to Diet Coke wearing an insulin pump. I finally told her I would give her a doctors packet on the toxin if she would agree to abide by what her physician told her. Most physicians have no knowledge because so many are funded by the manufacturer who could alert the medical community. Hospitals are full of this toxin. Instead the young girl gave the packet to the ADA.

Dr. Roberts practiced medicine for 50 years graduating medical school when he was about 21. He's a brilliant physician who was selected at the Best Doctor in the US in the l980's. His first text on medical diagnosis was used by 60,000 doctors, especially to prepared for their Board examinations. You only have to take your Boards once and its a compliment to a physician if he does it again years ago to show he is current with medicine. Dr. Roberts is Board Certified and Recertified in Internal Medicine. The ADA saw that on his stationery and actually told the young girl I was trying to get off aspartame that it meant he had lost his license. That's how far these professional organizations will go to keep being funded by industry. They simply sacrifice the consumer.

There are front groups all over the Internet that lie and deny. It's awfully hard to find a virgin in a domicile of illicit pleasures.

The aspartame obesity issue has now been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. Sharon Fowler's study (University of Texas) just recently released has proven diet drinks link to obesity using 8 years of data. The sweetener in those drinks all these years has been aspartame, Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. In the Italian aspartame study release on you can click on WebMD to read this.

On Fox News Sunday, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, reported the Italian study on aspartame while Michael Jacobson of CSPI actually said there should be warnings on soda pop, one to drink diet soda. We've written him too for years. Makes no difference how much data you give him he still pushes diet soda. CSPI stands for Center for Science in the Public Interest. They ought to call it NSANPI, No Science And No Public Interest. It's absolutely sickening.

And diabetics and the rest of the world needs to be warned about Splenda going into diet drinks because it is a chlorocarbon poison. See the report on The Lethal Science of Splenda.

Dr. Fairchild, everything is a matter of public record. We are now taking case histories for aspartame brain tumors in New York, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Madison County, Illinois. The diabetes and obesity epidemics are now explained. See if you can get the FDA to explain their loyalty to industry. I filed a Citizens Petition to the FDA over 3 years ago based on the fact I have their records showing aspartame to be a chemical poison and they continue to lie to the public. The law states they have to answer in 180 days. When asked why they hadn't answered they said they had more important things to do. And so diabetics as well as other consumers continue to be disabled by aspartame and I shudder to think of the amount of deaths from the symptoms and diseases it triggers. We are looking at what may be one of the largest plagues in world history! While Big Pharma now wants our supplements, the only thing we have to fight the diseases they cause.


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