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

Posted: 06 July 2005

This is in response to the article "Researchers Urge Caution On Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding" which may be found by clicking: HERE

What they should know about the aspartame connection:

  1. Before the approval of aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful, E951, Canderel) there was no epidemic of Ritalin use or epidemic of learning disorders and behavioral problems. Renowned neuroscientist, Dr. John Olney, predicted what would happen to the brains of our children if aspartame was approved, especially in combination with MSG. He founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity when he did studies on aspartic acid, (40% of aspartame) and found it caused lesions in the brains of mice. Aspartic acid is an excitotoxin, that stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage. Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote the book on it, "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills". http://www.russellblaylockmd.com Dr. Olney's report to the Board of Inquiry of the FDA explaining what would happen to the brains of our kids can be gotten on CD from Bob Flint, Mission Possible Maine, greatfalls@gwi.net It also has the Board of Inquiry report of the FDA that revoked approval of aspartame. Learn how it finally got approved by seeing the film Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.docworkers.com. On the film Washington Attorney James Turner explains how Don Rumsfeld then CEO of G. D. Searle Co. called in his markers to get approval of a deadly neurotoxic drug masquerading as an additive. Mr. Turner along with Dr. John Olney tried to prevent approval.

  2. Aspartame interacts with all anti-depressants and psychiatric medication including Ritalin, of course. Our children are medicated instead of educated. And aspartame triggers behavioral and psychiatric problems to begin with. The 50% phenylalanine as an isolate is neurotoxic and goes directly into the brain lowering the seizure threshold and depleting serotonin. Lowered serotonin triggers manic depression or bipolar, suicidal tendencies, mood swings, panic attacks - all types of behavioral and psychiatric problems. Aspartame knows no age. Time Magazine ran an article some years ago with bipolar on the cover. An epidemic of children have bipolar and why does this point to aspartame? Because children don't get bipolar, its an adult disease. Psychiatrist and medical director of the Safe Harbor Behavioral Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, Ralph Walton, M.D. has been concerned about the bipolar and aspartame connection for years and actually did a study on aspartame which can be found on http://www.wnho.net He was concerned if aspartame triggers depression what will it do to those already compromised with these types of problems. Monsanto who owned NutraSweet at the time told Dr. Walton they would supply the aspartame but changed their mind because they could not control the study, no doubt. In the study one subject suffered a retinal detachment while another had conjunctival bleeding. Many from the compromised group said they felt they were being poisoned. The institution stopped the study. Read Dr. Walton's research on scientific peer reviewed studies and funding. 92% of independent, unbiased research showed the problems, yet industry "controlled and financed studies" always said it was safe. This was discussed on 60 Minutes by Dr. Walton when Dr. Olney made world news about the aspartame/brain tumor association in l996. We are now taking aspartame brain tumor cases from New York, Madison County, Illinois, New Jersey and Mississippi for litigation. Aspartame breaks down to a brain tumor agent, diketopiperazine. You have only to read the Secret Trade Information, last paragraph on http://www.dorway.com to know the manufacturer knew it would do this and wanted it approved anyway. They mentioned they had to consider almost conversion to DKP and if they told the FDA they wouldn't get it approved. To check this out in humans Searle sacrificed people in poor villages in 6 countries. The studies showed that aspartame destroys the brain and central nervous system, and hardens the synovial fluids, according the horrific joint pain aspartame victims suffer. Some developed brain tumors and others seizures. Searle did not publish the findings but we have the sworn affidavit from the translator.

  3. The July 2005 First For Women has the issue of aspartame and anxiety and irritability on the cover as an alert. On page 24 and 25 Dr. Walton is quoted as saying: "Just a sip of diet soda can bring on symptoms like headaches, sluggishness, anxiety, depression and irritability" .... Lorena Murray, our Mission Possible Hickory, N.C. is being interviewed and she can be seen in the movie, Sweet Misery. What the article didn't go into is that Lorena used aspartame during pregnancy and has aspartame affected children with learning and behavioral problems. This neurotoxin almost destroyed her life and family.

  4. How can aspartame destroy families? Because of damage of the hypothalamus and mitochondria this neurotoxin triggers male sexual dysfunction and ruins female response. Being an endocrine disrupting drug it stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. This is discussed in detail in the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com or 1-800-827-7991 There is also a report by biochemist, Dr. Madelon Price, who worked with Dr. John Olney for 30 years, and it can be found on http://www.dorway.com A Japanese Study some years ago also showed aspartame can cause infertility in the male, and the DNA damage. If a woman gets off aspartame and does get pregnant aspartame is an abortifacient, the reason for so many miscarriages. It is also a teratogen and triggers birth defects and mental retardation. And even if a live child is born it may have heinously damaged DNA for generations to come.

  5. Has it been proven that aspartame causes these problems in children. Absolutely! Go to the Safe Harbor web site and read Miracle in Wisconsin . The ADD folks sponsored a program for the worst school in Wisconsin. All vending and soda pop machines were removed and the children were given nutritional food. At the end of the program this was the best school in Wisconsin with zero learning and behavioral problems. In September the ADD people, Feingold, banned aspartame.

    Normally nobody would do a study on aspartame and children because after a quarter of a century we know without a shadow of a doubt how this aspartame destroys brains. In fact, some years ago a Norway University did a study and found aspartame destroys the brain, especially in the area of learning. However, a study was accidentally done in children by Dr. Baret of the Dominican Republic. Knowing that small children drinking milk could trigger diabetes, Dr. Baret changed their diet to replace milk with aspartame laced juice. It affected immediately almost all 360 children with anxiety, irritability, etc. Knowing the only thing he did was add aspartame to their diet he called. He then removed the aspartame laced juice and within 4 days all the children went back to normal. More information about this is in Dr. Roberts medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic.

  6. Has DNA damage been proven? Beyond a shadow of a doubt. Dr. Russell Blaylock discussed the Trocho Study done in l998 in Barcelona to the Minneapolis Neuropathy Association in l999. He said: "A recent study by Trocho, Pardo and co-workers, have demonstrated that following aspartame ingestion, significant amounts of formaldehyde accumulate in the tissues. Formaldehyde is known to bind strongly to proteins and nucleic acids, forming adducts that are extremely difficult to eliminate through normal metabolic pathways.

    "In this study, they demonstrated that labeled methanol (as formaldehyde) accumulated in high concentrations in the liver (50%) and in lower, but substantial, concentrations in the kidney, adipose tissue, brain and retina. Within the cell, they found large amounts located within the DNA. It was interesting to note that these doses were lower than that used in toxicity studies. Previous studies have shown that very high doses of aspartame may not cause acute symptomalogy. This study indicates the damage may necessitate longer periods of time to manifest itself and that the eventual effects can be quite deleterious."

    Having spoken to many people in the media who have tried to interview the researchers in Barcelona, I can tell you they won't be doing more studies on aspartame and they won't talk. They have been threatened. This is one of the damning scientific peer reviewed studies done on aspartame. When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity.

  7. Why do not all physicians and consumers known the above information? Because of the most wicked propaganda. There are many front groups on the Internet like the Calorie Control Council who had the audacity to write the Miami Herald and with full knowledge push aspartame on pregnant women. See Dr. Blaylock's letter to the Miami Herald on http://www.wnho.net click on aspartame. Does the Miami Herald know aspartame is a deadly neurotoxin? Absolutely. They picked up propaganda from another front group two years earlier. They were written by physicians like Dr. Roberts and overwhelmed with aspartame victims testimonies. And since the front group was writing about me I sent them proof they were wrong. This had to do with lecturing for the World Environmental Conference and I even sent them my invitation to speak. In both cases the Miami Herald printed none of the letters nor did they write a retraction . They refused to tell me which reporter published the propaganda. Obviously since they were writing about me in the first place they should have contacted me, so intent was made clear. And while they said they would publish they did not showing they did not want the public to have the real facts. Shame on the Miami Herald. One caller reported a woman reading the propaganda in the Miami Herald got back on aspartame, had a grand mal seizure and died. Professional organizations also push the manufacturer's propaganda because they receive their funding. You could write a book on the propaganda mills and the lobbyists. Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatric Professor, Genetics, testified before Congress about what aspartame and birth defects. His excellent testimony is on http://www.dorway.com and http://www.wnho.net

  8. What you can do to help save the children. What is most important at the present time is that the Alabama Board of Education on July 12 will vote on a health plan for the Alabama schools to deal with obesity. And there are some that want to allow caffeinated diet drinks in the schools for 2005/06 school year. Keep in mind it's the diet drinks that cause obesity because of the aspartame and a new study has proven it. http://my.webmd.com/content/article/107/108476.htm Also read Dr. Sandra Cabot's paper on http://www.dorway.com Aspartame Makes You Fatter and Dr. Ralph Walton's paper on Aspartame and Depression and Obesity. It also can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy and interacts with insulin as diabetic specialist H. J. Roberts, M.D., discusses in his medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. The soft drink industry in Alabama is lobbying hard. We need everyone's help to stop them.

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