By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
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Posted: 18 February 2008

From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.,
Date: Sun, Feb 17, 2008 5:07 pm
Subject: The Illinois Shootings: Missing Pieces To Help Solve the Puzzle

To: Ms. Carol Logan Patitu, Asst Dean
Northern Illinois University

Dear Ms. Patitu,

I would like to acquaint you with pieces of the puzzle to help answer questions, and also provide information that can be beneficial for the University.

The shooter, Stephen Kazmierczak was on psych drugs. Why? Was he bipolar? In my day it was unusual for students to be using psychiatric drugs, today its epidemic. So while these drugs are reported to cause violent behavior, why are they taking them in the first place. Could they be using aspartame?

First of all, aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal, etc.) was approved in 1981. It was not approved by science but by political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld: From the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, here is a clip that tells you how it got on the market after the FDA revoked the petition for approval and tried to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud:

Fifty percent of the molecule is phenylalanine which lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin triggers manic depression or bipolar, paranoia, mood swings, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies, panic attacks, etc. Aspartame is a psycho drug. It used by 70 % of the population and 40% of children, and is even in their vitamins, prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Aspartame gum is particularly bad because its buccal, works like nitroglycerin under the tongue, goes through saliva, straight to the brain. So physicians prescribe psychiatric drugs with no knowledge whatsoever that aspartame interacts with ALL antidepressants. Remember the woman who killed her five children. She was drinking Diet Coke and using a serious psychiatric drug, so it was a double whammy. World experts on aspartame have said many times that today the mental hospitals are full of patients who are merely aspartame victims.

H. J. Roberts, M.D., author of Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, discussed under abnormal behavior, says irritability, aggression, hyperactivity (the need to keep moving), crying, whining, impulsivity, slurred speech, etc. have been associated with or aggravated by the use of aspartame products.

He says:

In some of his books he has stated that you have to consider aspartame with children killing children. Here is Dr. Ralph Walton, Psychiatrist, paper on Aspartame and Psychiatric Disorders:

We've tried to get aspartame products out of the schools, so here is the Report For Schools that will help you understand from many aspartame experts including Feingold, the ADD people who banned it from their diets, exactly what it's doing to our children's brains.

When I was on a TV program in Texas I had interviewed a young woman who was declared legally blind on aspartame (from the free methyl alcohol) and suffered seizures. Off the product the seizures disappeared and her vision returned. I noticed, however, her wrists were slit so I asked how it happened. Mary Reiff said, "When I was using NutraSweet all I could think of was killing myself." She obviously tried.

This summer I lectured in New Zealand because Abby Cormack, a young actress, almost died on Wrigley's aspartame gum and was about to be diagnosed as bipolar. She got on our web site, saw her symptoms, abstained and a few days later these problems disappeared. Here is her story: Here's what the experts say about Abby's case: There was a good deal of publicity and people were hearing Abby's story even before I came to lecture, and the publicity continued with us on TV in Wellington, Auckland and ChristChurch. The stories started coming, and one man, Cameron Rutherford, came to the house to thank Abby for saving his life. He was also using Wrigley's aspartame gum and other aspartame products, became obsessive and paranoiac and was about to get a divorce. When he heard Abby he got off aspartame and his symptoms disappeared, his health and marriage saved. There were cases who weren't so fortunate. One man on Wrigley's and Diet Coke tried to kill his wife and then hung himself. She put her head in the oven and complained of the same paranoia and mental problems until someone told her it was aspartame and she abstained. She said, "I'm 60 years old and I'm just beginning to live."

The cases are everywhere - and throughout the school system all over the world. One particular severe case is that of Matthew Hobson in the UK. The school not realizing its aspartame causing the epidemic of obesity switched to Diet Coke, removing regular Coke. This 16 year old young man was slurring his words and exhibiting the usual problems aspartame triggers. The police picked him up for questioning thinking he was on Crystal Meth and wanted to know his drug dealer. His parents made him sleep on the floor in their room. Finally, a janitor Mark Winslow, saw him opening a Diet Coke and took him to the headmaster and told him what the problem was. For that Winslow was fired but Coke paid off and they gave some of the settlement to him.

Consider the case of Heath Ledger who just died, and was using Diet Coke. Here is that story:

Some years back Time Magazine had a front page story on little children being diagnosed with bipolar, one million of them. You would think the average person understanding bipolar would realize something was wrong since its an adult disease and children don't get it. Aspartame knows no age and epidemically triggers bipolar symptoms. Then they are labeled and put on the very drugs that interact with the aspartame. Just recently, Big Pharma agreed to remove over-the-counter drugs for toddlers like cough syrup. It seems no one could understand why babies were dying and having problems. Big Pharma voluntarily agreed because they knew all the time what aspartame does. They had been notified about these type of products and what its doing to children.

That brings me to the subject of sudden death. You may have heard about athletes dropping dead. Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. This is also happening to student athletes. Here are two excellent articles from aspartame experts:

Aspartame Induced Arrhythmias and Sudden Death: H. J. Roberts, M.D., Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,

Athlete Alert: Aspartame and Sudden Cardiac Death: Russell Blaylock, M.D.,

The gunman was using energy drinks, and this we know. Many of them have aspartame. Otherwise, I'm not familiar with his diet. However, his father is stated to be diabetic and aspartame is pushed on those with diabetes. In fact a Rico suit was filed against the American Diabetes Assn in 2004 and although they got out of it, they know quite well what aspartame afflicts on the diabetic. It actually can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, interacts with insulin, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and the free methyl alcohol causes them to lose limbs. Industry funds them so they have sacrificed the diabetics to continue to receive money. If his father used aspartame his fridge and pantry may be full of food with it and Stephen may have used it. I would get to the bottom of it and find out.

I would suggest that your school library get the above books, as well as an excellent DVD, Nutrition and Behavior by Dr. Russell Blaylock. I would also show the entire school the aspartame documentary, "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" I would remove all pop machines from the university and any product containing aspartame. There is also a new documentary just released called "All Jacked Up" which was made to wake teens up to the truth about their addictive eating habits and challenge them to action against an abusive food system that profits from with no regard to their health. You can contact Jennifer Mattox at

Remember that aspartame is addictive. The free methyl alcohol which is classified as a narcotic causes chronic methanol poisoning. This effects the dopamine system of the brain and causes addiction. We have an Aspartame Information List which acts as a support group on to help. Essence Center in North Carolina accepts aspartame addiction victims. Aspartame is illegally on the market as it violated the Delaney Amendment because it causes cancer as testified by FDA's toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross. It's adulterated and breaks down at 86 degrees into a witches brew of toxins including DKP, a brain tumor agent. It also violates Interstate Commerce Laws that state you cannot ship an adulterated product for sale.

Be sure also to not use Splenda which liberates free chlorine and there is now a billion dollar lawsuit going on in California. It's a chlorocarbon poison.

There is a safe sweetener called "Just Like Sugar" which is for sale in Whole Foods, Raw Oats, and the like. It has chicory and orange peel in it, and the chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics. They have tasty fiber water, not in plastic bottles but pouches, and are now producing drinks like Energy and Detox for schools made from healthful herbs from the Amazon rain forest.

Also, in the Report for Schools read about Natural Ovens and Miracle in Wisconsin. They provide nutritious foods for schools.

Below is an outstanding article by Mike Adams of Natural News about these drugs.

I hope this information will help you to investigate what caused Stephen to be a gunman. The Illinois Board of Education have removed pop from grammar and middle schools but it still remains in high schools and universities. There have been efforts in New Mexico to ban it from the state, now Hawaii, and even 47 Members of Parliament have asked that aspartame be banned. Most large chains in the UK have now removed aspartame from private products.

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

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Illinois Shooter was Treated with Psych Meds Prior to Shooting Rampage
By Mike Adams
Originally published February 17, 2008

(NaturalNews) It comes as no surprise to anyone who's been following school shootings all the way back to the Colombine High massacre in Colorado: Every young, male shooter that has gone on a killing spree in the United States also has a history of treatment with psychotropic drugs -- typically SSRI antidepressants. These shootings have three things in common: 1) The shooters are young males. 2) The shooters exhibit a mind-numbed disconnect with reality. 3) The shooters have a history of taking psychiatric medications.

This latest shooting by 27-year-old Stephen Kazmierczak shares the same three factors. Stephen was considered a "normal, undistressed person," according to press reports. He was considered "an outstanding student" and even received a Dean's Award for outstanding work in sociology. So what happened to Stephen's brain that caused him to snap and open fire on students in a college classroom?

Psych meds make good people do bad things

Psychiatric medications, of course, are well known to cause extremely violent thoughts and behavior in young males. This is actually acknowledged by the FDA and is found in the black-box warnings printed on the packaging for such drugs. In Europe, the prescribing of many such drugs to children and teens is actually illegal. But in the United States, where psychiatric medications have become the "new medicine" for American youth, nobody seems to pay attention to the simple fact that every school shooting we've seen in the last decade has been committed by a young male with a history of treatment with psychiatric medications.

The mainstream media, of course, is trying to spin the story by claiming Stephen snapped because he stopped taking his medications. MSM headlines proclaim, "Illinois Shooter Stopped Taking His Medications." What these headlines fail to communicate is the fact that psychiatric drugs cause long-term disruptions in the brain which lead to a strong dissociation with reality. These young, male shooters hardly even know they're in the real world anymore. They no longer see their fellow classmates as human beings, but rather as lifeless objects to be used for target practice. For those people taking psychiatric medications, there's even a strong dissociation with one's own life, as evidenced by the repeated willingness of these shooters to ultimately turn their guns on themselves.

These are precisely the kinds of things acted out by people who take psych medications: Disconnection with reality, disconnection with self, and disconnection with others. Modern psychiatric medicine is in the business of taking people who feel depressed and chemically lobotomizing their brains so they feel nothing. Once they feel nothing, there's nothing stopping them from unloading on fellow human beings with firearms. They no longer feel empathy or compassion. Nothing matters anymore. This is strongly characteristic of the well-documented side effects of psychiatric medications.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Illinois shooter's history of taking psychiatric medications was the primary cause of his violent behavior. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that if every single shooter in recent memory was treated with psych meds, and if those same psych meds are well known to cause violent thoughts and suicidal behavior, it's fairly obvious that the chemicals are the most likely cause of the behavioral problems. It's also worth noting that before children were prescribed such medications in America, school shootings were virtually unheard of. It was only after psychiatric medicine started targeting young people with mind-altering medications that we witnessed this explosion in medication young people with mind-altering psychotropic drugs, we will simply not see an end to this pharmaceutical-induced violence. Even if you somehow manage to take away all the guns, similar atrocities can be carried out with machetes, swords, knives or explosives. The problem here is not simply the weapon, but rather the mind behind the trigger. When minds are disturbed through psychiatric medications and young men are trapped in a chemically-induced state of sub-consciousness with no connection to reality, outbursts of mindless violence are exactly what you're going to get.

In fact, I publicly predicted this school shooting in a December 7, 2007 article about the mall shooter in Omaha, where I said:

There will be more. I hate to be accurate about this grisly prediction, because I grieve for the families of those lost to pharmaceutically-induced violence, but the truth is that until we stop drugging our children with psychotropic drugs, the shootings are not going to stop.

And as sad as this tragedy is for all those affected by this medication-induced violence, the truly sad part is that America still hasn't learned this lesson. If you drug the children with chemicals that cause violence, you're going to see more shootings. It's as simple as that. And if you take away the guns, you'll see bombs, knives or machetes used in these attacks. When disturbed young boys are doped up on psychotropic drugs that promote violence -- and they're drugged by the hundreds of thousands -- it's like playing a national game of Russian roulette (with apologies to Russia). Sooner or later, another kid whose mind has been altered by Ritalin, Prozac or some other drug is going to walk into yet another school or mall and start killing people. This kind of behavior is a direct product of chemical-based psychiatric "treatment."

Let me now continue that prediction by stating that the Illinois shooting won't be the last one, either. As long as the psychiatric industry -- which is now run by Big Pharma -- is allowed to run amok and "play doctor" with the chemicals in children's brains, we're going to continue to see school shootings, bombings, stabbings and other outbursts of violence. While ignorant psych docs will say the population needs more drugs, and while silly voters will call for bans on guns, nothing will actually prevent this kind of violence in America until we stop drugging our children with mind-altering drugs and stop exposing them to extremely violent video games and television shows. In fact, I believe it is the combination of violent TV programming and mind-altering psych meds that ultimately leads to the kind of violence that took place in Illinois.

Modern psychiatry kills

In Illinois, Omaha, Colombine, Virginia Tech and other places, the real murderers are not simply the young men who pulled the triggers but rather the criminal minds running modern psychiatry -- an industry that preys upon young men and boys, enslaving them in a regimen of mind-altering chemicals that create disturbed behaviors, all while calling it "treatment."

While the MSM will, of course, sensationalize this story and blame the lone shooter, the real culprits behind this latest massacre are the psychiatric doctors and drug companies who continue to push these dangerous, mind-altering drugs onto young men, knowing full well that a certain percentage of them will exhibit extremely violent behavior. Of course, in order to protect its revenues and power over people, modern psychiatry has selectively decided to deny the existence of any link between mind-altering drugs and mindless violence, insisting that these young men actually need more chemical treatment, not less. The only reason Stephen Kazmierczak went on a shooting spree, if you ask the psychiatrists, is because he didn't have enough synthetic chemicals in his brain! America needs more drugs, didn't you know?

Of course, that reasoning is absurd from the outset. What Stephen needed was mental clarity, not chemical obfuscation. Do mind-altering drugs provide mental clarity? Of course not. They suppress clarity, causing mental confusion and dissociation. In some people, they can cause extremely violent outbursts of behavior. Mental clarity (and balanced behavior) is only achieved through a chemical-free diet and lifestyle... one that's based on fresh produce, plant-based diets, superfoods and natural, chemical-free products. What Stephen needed, in summary, was green living. Had he been on a plant-based diet, he never would have gone on that shooting rampage.

Natural health consumers are far more mentally balanced

Let me finish this story with yet another prediction: You will never see a shooting rampage conducted by a raw foods advocate who practices green living, who eats no animal products, who uses no drugs and who takes no pharmaceuticals. Those people are the most emotionally balanced, compassionate and healthy individuals you'll ever find. The chances of a green living person ever "snapping" and going on a shooting rampage are zero. Search all the news archives you want: You'll never find a single case of someone on a plant-based diet with no chemicals in their bodies going off and killing people.

It's only people who eat animal products and who take mind-altering medications that end up committing these violent acts.

Too bad most of the journalists who work for the mainstream media are too doped up themselves to notice these fairly obvious correlations. Most of those folks are on psych meds, too, and you see it in their writing, which exhibits an astounding disconnect with reality. The mass medication of people in America has become so "normal" that journalists no longer think medications could possibly have any role in aberrant behavior. And so we're left with the blind reporting to the blind about events caused by the blind. (In this case, "blind" meaning a lack of awareness / consciousness.)

It's a sad, sad state of affairs, and when future historians look back on why America failed as a nation, they will probably shake their heads in disbelief (or laugh their heads off) over the mass medication of an entire population. Seriously, our present-day practices of medicating everybody will someday seem just as stupid as doctors' use of radiation in the early 20th century to give people "more energy." It's true: Doctors often prescribed irradiated pills, irradiated water and other radioactive substances to their patients, claiming they would give them energy. Today, we know the radiation was poisonous and the practice was stupid, but one thing I've noticed about the history of medicine is that doctors always manage to find a new scam that keeps them rich while poisoning the people. A hundred years ago, it was radiation pills. Today, it's depression pills. Same scam, different era. Same stupid doctors. Same gullible population.

There truly is nothing new under the sun.

How Big Pharma recruits mindless soldiers for the Pentagon

Oh, and by the way, on the conspiracy side of things, did you ever wonder why it's primarily young boys who are drugged with violence-inducing chemicals? Notice that violent young men also make highly effective soldiers who can mindlessly commit violent atrocities against prisoners in secret U.S. military bases like, say, Gitmo. The more the U.S. government can drug young men and cause them to feel nothing, the more easily they can sign them up to go murder innocents in whatever country is being targeted next by the imperialist Bush was machine.

Pharmaceuticals and war go hand in hand, and the more minds that can be nullified by pharmaceuticals, the more mindless bodies are made available for the Pentagon's war machine. And that, of course, is exactly what makes a good soldier these days: A mindless body that follows orders, commits violence and feels nothing. Funny how Big Pharma just happens to manufacture chemicals that accomplish the same thing, huh? You could call it "chemical recruitment" for the U.S. military. The kid gets put on SSRIs today, and in a few years his mind will be warped enough to sign up for military service and be told who to shoot, torture or kill. And he'll do it without question, because he's been chemically prepped for the whole experience thanks to modern psychiatry -- a murderous, evil cabal of Frankenbrain doctors whose arrogance is only exceeded by their own lust for power over the minds of the masses.

Care to guess where this is all leading the United States of America? Stay tuned, and I'll bring you more predictions of the downfall of America in future articles. Don't be the last to learn what's really coming in this country. The mass drugging of the population is only a small piece of the big picture. For now, stay alert and mindful. Avoid all chemicals. Live green, and stay connected with the real world around you (the real world being nature). Invest in your own education and health, and you'll be better prepared for the tidal wave of global changes yet to come -- changes that will shatter the illusions under which most people live today, and may eventually lead to the birth of a new civilization no longer based on predatory instincts.