By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
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Posted: 15 January 2008

From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.,
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2007 12:39 pm
Subject: To Saks Fifth Avenue: Your promotion with Nutrisoda using Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison

I'm really surprised that Saks Fifth Avenue would have a promotion with a company using a deadly toxin. Lawsuits against Splenda stay in the news. Are you not aware that Nutrisoda uses Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison. Here is the Lethal Science of Splenda: There is now a billion dollar suit in California against them. Furthermore, Citizens for Health and Attorney James Turner, have already petitioned the FDA to ban it. Complaints and reactions continue to flood in on this poison.

I've had correspondence with Nutrisoda before about this and they know about Splenda and use it anyway. Here is more about the case:

Splenda also lost cases in Philadelphia and France. Take a look at what Splenda can do to you: Is this the kind of product you want to promote?

Below my signature are other letters I have written about Nutrisoda. I told the company to take it out and send them all kinds of information so they would know its poison. They don't seem to care.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:51:56 -0400
From: "Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum."
Subject: To Chancellor Norm Abrams, & Edward Wiesmeyer, Important info to save the lives of the students at UCLA. Please reply

Dear Chancellor Norm Abrams and Mr. Edward Wiesmeyer:

The below press release by the Nutrisoda people is of urgent concern. According to this release they have partnered with UCLA. If you are concerned with the health of the students you do not want to use this product. It contains Splenda which is a chlorocarbon poison. Here is how its made:

It is lethal:

Here is an article about published in the prestigious Ecologist:

At the same time I want to alert you about aspartame. No doubt you've heard the controversy on this one because it has caused a world epidemic and Dr. H. J. Roberts wrote the medical text on it, 1038 pages of horrors, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, or 1-800-827-7991. There is even a movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino has already written President Bush to recall it. Aspartame is grown on mutated bacteria, the phenylalanine on E. Coli. It's a genetically engineered product.

But especially with universities who have athletes, this is why so many are dropping dead. Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication, all drugs for that matter. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. Here is neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.,'s paper on it:

The world experts have now written articles to get aspartame out of the schools and this includes Feingold, the ADD people who banned it a couple of years ago. This is 40 pages of articles on the deadly effects of aspartame on the brains of our children. It it the cause of an epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

Below my signature is the press release on Nutrisoda. I've warned the company who obviously is doing nothing to remove Splenda. Washington DC Attorney James Turner has already petitioned the FDA, along with Citizens for Health to immediately recall this product that liberates free chlorine. We call it DDT-Lite.

Please keep your students safe from these products. There have been new studies on aspartame showing it to be a multipotential carcinogen (Ramazzini - peer reviewed by 7 world experts), and even one from Greece, bottom line Alzheimers. One in Liverpool shows the interaction.

If I can help further please contact me.


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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

Press release on Nutrisoda:

Subject: PILOT WARNING: Keep your license! Air Force Nutrisoda Contains Sucralose/Splenda which can trigger seizures like aspartame.

Pilots be alerted to protect your health and occupation. A press release on 10/4/2006 from BEVNET reports Air Force Nutrisoda, Sucralose/Splenda laced products are already in 20 airports across the nation. They are also being sold in select retail stores, hotels and cruise lines.

On learning the news Washington D.C. Attorney, James Turner said: "Splenda is the latest in corporate food America's effort to use people's desire for sweet taste to systemically undermine their health. Once again pilots and their passengers are put at risk by the possibility that Splenda will cause debilitating injuries including possibly seizures which impair the pilots ability to fly."

Citizens for Health and Board Chair, James Turner, Atty, have already petitioned the FDA to revoke Splenda's approval on safety concerns. (Docket No. 2006P-0158). Over 18,000 letters have been sent to the FDA and members of Congress calling for the FDA to review its approval.

To make matters worse the Air Force Nutrisoda web site states under "Ask the Dietitian": "Finally, a soda that passes the diabetic test with flying colors". As H. J. Roberts, M.D., diabetic specialist points out in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, page 983, 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. Turner 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.

Dr. Joseph Mercola who has many reports on Sucralose/Splenda on his web site says Sucralose is produced by chlorinating sugar (sucrose). This involves chemically changing the structure of the sugar molecules by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups. If a product liberates free chlorine than it violates state and federal adulteration statutes. Interstate commerce laws also make it a crime to ship an adulterated product for sale.

The issue of chlorine is very serious. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found dioxin (a toxic byproduct of chlorine) to be 300,000 times more potent as a carcinogen than DDT. Sucralose has been nick-named DDT-Lite!

The Pilot Aspartame Alert below reveals that aspartame is a seizure triggering drug, and this was proven by pivotal study: James Bowen, M.D. stated because aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization agent consumers going from aspartame to Sucralose can maintain the reactions to aspartame while also sustaining those from Sucralose. These two sweeteners can wreck a pilot's health and cause him to lose his career. We must also remember that as we fly, the global public, our lives and those of the crew as well are in the hands of the pilot. Here's Dr. Blaylock's paper: "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame":

From the standpoint of the diabetic he should also be alerted that aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and interacts with insulin. Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines, and the Ramazzini Study in Italy in 2005 peer reviewed by 7 world experts proved once and for all that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and confirms FDA's original findings.

Mr. Joe Heron, President & CEO of the company that makes Air Force Nutrisoda has been notified and sent three reports on the dangers of Splenda, which can be found on, simply click on aspartame and do a "find" for Splenda. He was told if he did not immediately notify me they would remove this toxin the FAA would be notified. This release is also being sent to the National Transportation Safety Board. In the past it has been the position of the FAA that their hands are tied if a product is FDA approved. FDA has ignored petitions for recall of these two deadly substances which are serious dangers to aviation. The law states that a Citizens Petition must be answered within 180 days. The petition for recall of aspartame was sent certified mail over 4 years ago. Therefore Congress should be notified to investigate FDA's incestuous relationship with industry and their failure to serve within the law.

The physicians mentioned above can be seen in the documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Our Pilot Alert is below.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:



In the light of deaths of American Airline pilots who heavily used aspartame Dr. Blaylock gives this warning. We continually receive complaints from pilots about seizures, cardiac problems, vision loss, vertigo, confusion, disorientation, etc. associated with consumption of Equal/aspartame/NutraSweet/Spoonful/Canderel/E951 Aspartame is a compound of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and a methyl ester which converts to methyl alcohol in digestion: wood alcohol, 1 ounce is a fatal dose, then into formaldehyde! Mission Possible Aviation

I have reviewed reports from airline and private pilots concerning effects of aspartame on various physiological systems. Several of these are related to the nervous system, which puts this in category of great concern to the pilot as well as the general public. The more common complaints include disorientation, difficulty thinking and concentrating, visual blurring or even monocular blindness, seizures and heart failure. It is well known that the ingredients in aspartame, as well as its breakdown products, have deleterious effects on the nervous system and retina.

For example, phenylalanine is a precursor of the catecholamine neurotransmitters in the brain and elevated levels in the brain have been associated with seizures. These catecholamines are metabolized to form other excitotoxins and peroxide products that can lead to elevated free radical formation and lipid peroxidation within neurons.

Likewise aspartic acid, an excitotoxin, acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter and can lower the seizure threshold making a seizure more likely. The additive effect of aspartic acid and phenylalanine would significantly increase the likelihood of a seizure, especially under hypoglycemic conditions. This would occur if a diet drink is substituted for a meal, or if one is on a stringent diet. It is well known that hypoglycemia greatly magnifies the excitotoxic effects of these ingredients.

The combination of hypoglycemia and aspartame would also increase the likelihood of mental confusion and disorientation. In the pilot's situation, this could be disastrous. It must be recognized that pilots would also be frequently exposed to other excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed proteins, etc, that have a synergistic effect that greatly increases the likelihood of an adverse reaction.

One of the intriguing associations with excitotoxins of all types is the occurrence of sudden death. We know that one of the primary sites of actions of these excitatory substances is the hypothalamus and that sudden cardiac death can be induced by stimulating the hypothalamus. It is entirely possible excitotoxic stimulation of these hypothalamic centers could also lead to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Hypothalamic stimulation has also been shown to produce an ECG pattern exactly like that of myocardial infarction. Combinations of excitotoxins, such as aspartic acid and glutamate, great increased the risk.

Finally, a scientific study demonstrated that aspartame exposure significantly increases the level of formaldehyde in all tissue, including brain and retina and that this breakdown product of aspartame is very toxic to proteins and DNA, leading to permanent injury to these vital cellular components. Even more important, was the finding this highly toxic substance accumulates in these tissues with chronic exposure to aspartame. This could lead to significant injury to the brain, retina and other organs long after the exposure. Also, the effects appear to be dose related. That is, the more aspartame you consume, the greater the danger. It should be appreciated that formaldehyde is a powerful carcinogenic agent.

My book Excitotoxins, The Taste That Kills explains in detail how excitotoxins damage the nervous system, leading to severe disorders, and what can be done to reduce your risk. It is my opinion that aspartame is a dangerous neurotoxin, as well as a significant carcinogen for many organs, and that it should be avoided at all cost

Russell L Blaylock, M.D.,>


To Whom it May Concern:

I am a retired Captain form American Airlines. I was using Equal in my coffee from the time American took Sweet &: Low off the planes in the 80's during the saccharin scare. In 1995 I was grounded for 9 months with arterial fib/arrhythmia caused by aspartame poisoning. Before I retired, 6 pilots died of aspartame-related poisoning, one in flight from a seizure. They all were heavy users of Equal or diet drinks. Another captain who used to fly with me as a co-pilot had a seizure on a 767 trip to Paris. The co-pilot had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas where the captain woke up in the hospital. He never got his license back and had to retire early. He was a heavy user of Equal and/or diet drinks.

I sent numerous letters to the CEO, Medical, the pilots' and flight attendants' unions, and the VP of Flight concerning this potential disaster and they chose to disregard my warnings. How many other pilots have since been affected is unknown. Aspartame causes carbohydrate craving, and you only have to look at those who over-indulge, or more aptly, are addicted, to see how overweight they are. Some apparently suffer from bipolar disorder, another side effect.

Captain Fox is Mission Possible Aviation's representative for Airline Safety


I have been a civil aviation examiner and have personally examined pilots who suffered dangerous absence seizures, blackout and dangerous lack of judgment. It was an unwritten rule that Aspartame was not to be used at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and most commercial pilots knew of the danger years ago of this excitoneurotoxin.

Aspartame generates peroxynitrile free radicals that produce chromatin DNA clumping and neuron apoptosis or brain cell death. Co-toxicity with mercury, Splenda, depleted uranium nanoparticles, and other toxin amplifies the truncation of dendritic spike and interneuron connections via the GTP neurotubulin subunits that are blocked in assembly forming new neural growth cones. I wrote an article in the News section of on "Mercury is Not Vitamin M".

The best way to characterize Aspartame is "MIND TENDERIZER", as ELF Mind control technologies make it illogical for the insane use of Aspartame in injectable vaccines and many thousands of already sweet food and medicine products.

Is it Logical to Risk Your Health, Life & Career on a Toxic Chemical? Nicotine kills, but at least it doesn't give you seizures mid-flight!

Excitotoxins, the Taste That Kills by Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD.

Aspartame Disease, an Ignored Epidemic medical text by H J . Roberts, M.D.
(Includes pilots, and has tapes on the issue)

Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World, Aspartame Documentary Nader raider Atty. Jim Turner tells how Don Rumsfeld, former CEO of the NutraSweet manufacturer, got it approved after the FDA revoked the petition for approval because it could not be proven safe and triggered brain tumors. Features Drs. Blaylock, Roberts, Walton and Bowen, report of an aspartame Think of the chemical as ASPARSHAME!

Pilots should not use Splenda either as it is a chlorocarbon poison. Marianne Lamar ( was told by McNeil Labs that it does trigger seizures after her husband sustained a seizure, from consuming a drink laced with Sucralose/Splenda. They also admitted to her that it causes migraines. Attorney James Turner and Citizens for Health have petitioned the FDA for recall. See a reaction:

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

Aairforce Nutrisoda Partners with UCLA Recreation Department

Posted: 10/9/2006 11:34:43 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 6, 2006) - Airforce. Nutrisoda. has partnered with UCLA Recreation in an initiative to bring the nutrient-enhanced soda to the on-campus audience of students, faculty and staff. The partnership kicked-off at UCLAs Resfest event where over 3,500 students were able to sample the product and interact with the brand. airforce Nutrisoda is a line of nutrient enhanced beverages specially formulated to provide specific wellness benefits.

The product will be visible at campus events throughout the year; including a strong tie with the new UCLA FitWell program. FitWell is a campus wide wellness initiative that works with various UCLA agencies to promote the benefits of health and wellness programs to the campus community.

We are honored to bring airforce Nutrisoda to an institution as prestigious as UCLA. Our product aims to provide healthy lifestyle choices to consumers and this aligns perfectly with what UCLA Recreation and their peer schools are promoting through the FitWell initiative. says Phil Mero, director of lifestyle marketing for Ardea Beverage Company. Students deserve and want the choice of a delicious, hip, wellness beverage, over sugary and caffeinated energy drinks and sodas.

The FitWell program and many other recreation initiatives on campus offer such great benefits to UCLAs students, faculty and staff by providing a healthy place to work and study, says Maureen Wadleigh, assistant director of marketing and community relations for UCLA Recreation. We are thrilled to have airforce Nutrisoda as a partner in this endeavor. Their products truly support our goals and we look forward to working with them.

In addition to being visible at UCLA Recreation Department facilitated events, four varieties of airforce Nutrisoda are available for purchase at The Energy Zone in the John Wooden Center as well as in select vending machines on campus. They will be offering Energize, Flex, Slender and Immune for purchase year-round.

About airforce Nutrisoda
Airforce. Nutrisoda., introduced in 2003, targets on-the-go, style conscious, nutritionally-aware people who also enjoy new experiences and discovering new products. Each of the seven natural flavors within the portfolio feature striking packaging and contain amino acids, vitamins and minerals formulated to achieve a specific wellness benefit. The products have zero sugar, sodium or aspartame. Nutrisoda is formulated with natural colors and water filtered 4 times for extra purity. Brand offerings include Immune in tangerine and lime flavor, Radiant in pomegranate and black berry, Calm in wild berry and citron, Focus in mango and peach, Flex in black cherry and apple, Energize in mandarin and mint and Slender in pink grapefruit and guava. airforce. Nutrisoda. is now available at select retail stores including SuperTarget, fine grocers, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs and spa locations in select markets around the country. The product can also be found at over 20 airports across the nation as well as online at

About airforce. Nutrisoda. and Ardea Beverage Company The Ardea Beverage Company is dedicated to the development and marketing of nutrient enhanced beverages that deliver a health and wellness benefit in a safe, delicious and convenient format. Beverages in the line include: Immune, Energize, Flex, Focus, Calm, Radiant and Slender. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minn. For additional information, visit

Source: Roepke Public Relations

Nutrisoda and Saks Fifth Avenue Partner to Celebrate Wellness

MINNEAPOLIS--( BUSINESS WIRE)--Ardea Beverage Company, creators of airforce Nutrisoda, has entered into a promotional relationship with Saks Fifth Avenue to provide a weeklong celebration for your mind, body and skin. Saks Fifth Avenue customers will be offered a complete approach to beauty and wellness, which has always been Nutrisoda's goal with its unique assortment of eight delicious nutrient-enhanced sodas.

During the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2008, Saks Fifth Avenue will be offering Nutrisoda samples, which will also be included in 28,000 beauty gift bags given to customers with cosmetics or fragrance purchases of $75 or more at one of the 17 participating Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide. In addition to the gift bags, six select locations will be hosting a Nutrisoda SpaTini Bar in celebration of Saks Fifth Avenue's Equinox Day on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Participating stores include Beverly Hills, South Coast Plaza, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

Nutrisoda will be serving Equinox Fitness Club members that receive a special Saks Fifth Avenue invitation as part of their membership, treating them to various Nutrisoda flavors, including- Slender, Radiant, Energize, Renew, Focus and Calm - from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Nutrisoda SpaTini's will be served from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. featuring:

"Nutrisodas don't just refresh you, they revitalize you from the inside out," said Maile Buker, vice president of marketing & strategy for Ardea Beverage Company. "The weeklong celebration of beauty and wellness will offer Saks Fifth Avenue customers and Equinox members a chance to discover the wonderful wellness and rejuvenating benefits of Nutrisoda, while supporting Saks Fifth Avenue as a preferred destination for luxury products. Not only will Saks Fifth Avenue customers look good, they can feel good too!"

Nutrisoda will also be sponsoring a customer raffle for 10 Nutrisoda mini-refrigerators at select locations. Winners at each store will receive one mini-fridge stocked with 24 cans of delicious Nutrisoda in a variety of flavors.

"Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to introduce refresh revitalize renew to our customer," said Deborah Walters, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of cosmetics and fragrances for Saks Fifth Avenue. "Our customer enjoys taking time out of her day to take care of herself. This is why we have decided to dedicate an entire week to benefiting one's mind, body and skin. Nutrisoda's wellness benefits and luxury appeal make for a perfect partner for Saks Fifth Avenue."

About Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer apparel collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 54 full-line stores in 25 states, three licensed stores in Mexico City, Dubai and Riyadh, 49 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and, the company's online store.

About airforce Nutrisoda

The Nutrisoda product line includes eight unique nutrient-enhanced sparkling beverages, each combining natural fruit flavors, natural colors, and water filtered four times for extra purity with meaningful levels of key vitamins, minerals and amino acids to deliver functional benefits and crisp, effervescent refreshment.

Just as important as what's in each can is what's not. All Nutrisoda varieties - including Immune, Renew, Radiant, Calm, Focus, Flex, Energize and Slender - have zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium, and zero to few calories.

Nutrisodas are available nationwide at select retail stores, fine grocers, Target, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations, schools, colleges and online. With a strong commitment to social and environmental causes, airforce Nutrisoda is good for you, tastes good, looks good, and does good. Call us the Good Soda.

About Ardea Beverage Company

The Ardea Beverage Company is dedicated to the development and marketing of nutrient-enhanced sodas that deliver a health and wellness benefit in a safe, delicious and convenient format. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information and to access high-resolution digital photos to accompany this story, please visit


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