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: 20 August 2004

NOTE: Dr. Martini has sent this twice to Ms. Parker-Pope and has yet to receive any kind of a response.

Dear Ms. Parker-Pope:

An article saying there is no evidence aspartame poses any risks to kids per pediatricians is not only a falsehood but appalling. Babies and children are in the care of their parents for protection, as they cannot protect themselves. A misinformed article can stumble millions and cause disability and death to the victims.

There is enormous information on the dangers this neurotoxin poses to the fetus as well as children. Studies were done at Emory University and Pediatric Professor, Genetics, Louis Elsas, M.D., testified before Congress. His testimony is at http://www.wnho.net/nutrasweet_health_concerns.htm

Parents Magazine in l999 wrote an article titled "What's Happening To Our Children", and even congress admitted US children were poisoned. They gave 2.7 billion to NIH to find the culprit. See my letter of evidence, http://www.wnho.net/kids_being_poisoned.htm Aspartame not only reduces IQ, concentration and memory but the 50% phenylalanine in aspartame as an isolate goes directly into the brain lowering the seizure threshold and depleting serotonin. When you deplete serotonin it can trigger manic depression, mood swings, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations. Not only can aspartame trigger psychiatric and behavioral problems but per the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., www.sunsentpress.com or 1 800 827 7991, it interacts with all antidepressants. If the child is diabetic it will interact with insulin. Aspartame is also a seizure triggering drug and it interacts with Dilantin and like anti-seizure medication. Many student athletes as well as adult athletes are literally dropping dead. Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. So this is a very serious problem.

How easy is it to show the problems? Per Dr. Roberts medical text, page 504, Dr. Miguel Baret Daniel in Dominican Republic removed milk from the diet of 360 children, working with a pediatrician. Instead they were given a juice laced with aspartame, 6 oz twice a day. What happened to these kids is explained by Dr. Baret Daniel as a kind of "brain allergy", showing abnormal restlessness, lack of concentration, irritability and depression. Exactly what we are seeing all over the country. After removing the aspartame laced juice Dr. Baret Daniel said: "The results were astonishing. Their symptoms disappeared within 4-5 days in ALL of them!"

Further, Dr. John Olney, one of the renowned neuroscientists on this planet did the studies on aspartic acid (40% of aspartame) and found it caused lesions in the brains of mice. He and James Turner, Wash Atty, attempted to prevent approval of aspartame because of this. Dr. Olney founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity. Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. wrote the book on it and goes into the damage aspartame and MSG, another excitotoxin, do to the brains of our children. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com Dr. Blaylock says aspartame triggers ADD and autism.

James Bowen, MD says "At every point in the fertility process aspartame destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pop's eyes: it ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the baby, cursing future generations. (Aspartame Murders Infants, http://www.dorway.com)

There is a methyl ester in aspartame that immediately becomes free methyl alcohol. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes addition.

Psychiatrist, Chairman of the Center for Behavioral Medicine, Dr. Ralph Walton wrote: "We have known for years when aspartame is ingested with a carbohydrate rich meal the usual physiologic increase in tryptophan is blocked, while brain phenylalanine and tyrosine concentrations are increased. These changes in amino acid neurotransmitter precursors could, I believe, alter indoleamine/catecholamine balance, and thus have a profound effect on mood and cognition ... depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment of memory and concentration."

The aspartame industry is renowned for its front groups, and they fund professional organizations and physicians, for starters. As continued research on the detrimental effects of aspartame reach the public more and more of this propaganda is released. According to Title 18, Section 1001 it is a crime to mislead the public.

So much is known about this neurotoxin that lawsuits have now been filed against 14 of some of the largest companies in the world for knowingly poison the public with aspartame. They are listed on www.wnho.net Also, the movie has now been released exposing all of aspartame's dirty little secrets - titled Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. Contact cori@soundandfuryproductions.com for a copy.

The weekend after Labor day is Aspartame Awareness Weekend worldwide. We specifically go to schools and notify pediatricians to save the children. Aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization agent and even interacts with vaccines. The children don't have a chance. The Idaho Observer has published a 24 page booklet for distribution on aspartame called the Artificially Sweetened Times, the front alerting the public to what is happening to our children because of this deadly neurotoxin. They call it Rumsfeld Disease after Don Rumsfeld who as CEO of Searle originally called in his markers to get it approved as discussed in the movie. Dr. Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible Intl (warning the world off aspartame), 9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 770-242-2599 http://www.wnho.net (click on aspartame) and http://www.dorway.com

Personal note to Tara Parker-Pope:

Dear Ms. Parker-Pope,

I realize this letter may be a bit long and I don't mind it being edited for length but the other side must be told, otherwise the Wall Street Journal will knowingly allow false information to stand that can misinform parents and cause sickness and disability to their kids. It was Cynthia Crossen, an editor to the Wall Street Journal that wrote the phenomenal book, The Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact. She knows what these industry flacks cause in propaganda and misinformation. Please don't allow the Wall Street Journal to be part of misinformation that can destroy the brains of our kids. You should do a search on Google for Miracle In Wisconsin. I believe its on the Safe Harbor web site. The ADD people took the worst school in Wisconsin with the most learning and behavioral problems. They removed those pop machines and vending machines with all the junk with aspartame and MSG. They gave the kids real food and no additives. When the program was over, this Wisconsin school was the best in Wisconsin with zero learning and behavioral problems. I ask you on the basis of integrity and pride in journalism to allow the other side of this issue to be told. I can supply you with any evidence you want including original FDA records and Dr. John Olney's testimony to the Board of Inquiry telling them what would happen to the brains of our kids if aspartame was approved. Unfortunately, the prophecy has been fulfilled.

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