By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
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Posted: 29 January 2008

This is in response to the article, "Diet Soda How Healthy Is It?", which may be found at:

From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.,
Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2008 9:05 pm
Subject: To Marcelle Pick: Diet Soda: How Healthy Is It? Response

Dear Marcelle,

That's quite a story, and especially because you're in OB/GYN, I wanted you to have our Report For Schools: These are several articles by world experts on aspartame to help get Diet soda and any aspartame product out of the school system. We also send this to pediatricians and OB-GYN. Aspartame first is an endocrine disrupting agent, stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. Then if a woman gets off of aspartame and gets pregnant, and uses it again she may lose it as aspartame is an abortifacient. If she carries it, it's a teratogen causing birth defects and mental retardation. One woman had an autistic child and an ADD child so I thought she had used it during pregnancy. She said she had stopped right before getting pregnant but her physician told her it built up in her system.

The formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol in aspartame embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Here is that study: I think by now you probably realize one Diet Coke is one too many. On web we have so many articles on what this does to the brain of the unborn. In fact, here is Dr. John Olney's 49 page report to the Board of Inquiry of the FDA explaining how aspartame will destroy the brains of the fetus and our children: The FDA agreed with Dr. Olney who founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity and tried to prevent the approval of this chemical poison. Here is the actual Board of Inquiry Report of the FDA that revoked the petition for approval:

Why is it on the market? Because of Don Rumsfeld who at the time was CEO of Sear;e and said he would call in his markers and get it on the market. The aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, explains how he did. Read the commentary before the Board of Inquiry report.

The FDA list alone admits to 92 documented symptoms including death: The medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., is over 1000 pages and has even more, and chapters on what it does in pregnancy, to children, drug interaction, etc. Aspartame not only interacts with drugs but also vaccines. With 70 per cent of the population using it and 40% of children you can understand the problems you see in the population.

Aspartame is masquerading as an additive but what it is in reality is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug. The two amino acids, aspartic acid, an excitotoxin, and phenylalanine, a neurotoxin as an isolate, are genetically engineered in E.coli bacteria. It is bound by methanol. It's made into a black toxic sludge and then pressed into a white powder according to Dr. Bill Deagle who has seen the factory. The molecule breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor agent which triggered brain tumors in original studies.

Aspartame Disease has caused incredible epidemics of MS and lupus which are discussed in Dr. Roberts medical text as well as Dr. Russell Blaylock's medical text, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Both doctors have other books and tapes on the issue.

As to what you discussed about obesity, aspartame is low cal weight gain. Here's is Dr. Sandra Cabot's excellent article on the issue: This article about says it all.

This is a very important paper to read on the MS issue: Cori Brackett who made Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World used diet drinks for years, had one of the largest lesions, was in a wheelchair and could hardly talk. Eight months off aspartame her large lesion all but disappeared. She is now out of her wheelchair, of course, and you can save so many women with this knowledge in this report.

The great state of Hawaii has now written a bill to ban aspartame: We tried last year in New Mexico but the capital was saturated by lobbyists with senators addicted to Diet Coke, drinking it as we testified. Maybe your organization can help in Hawaii. I know you will want to help save the children.

The Ramazzini Study in 2005 showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen confirming the original studies FDA had. Then they did another one showing it only takes a little bit of aspartame, and if a woman uses it in pregnancy and the baby survives she can grow up and get cancer.

Woman to woman - let's help get it off the planet. Below my signature and before your article is one I wrote for a magazine on birth defects I know will interest you.

All my best,


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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:


Aspartame, AKA NutraSweet, Equal, E951 and under numerous other aliases is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogen masquerading as an additive. The chemical liberates methyl alcohol, (methanol} the deadliest of the alcohols, commonly known as wood alcohol. It's so toxic a single ounce can kill or blind an adult, and it's a cumulative poison that alters the dopamine system of the brain creating addiction. The methanol, CH4O, loses two hydrogens to become CH2O, formaldehyde, which is next metabolized to create CH2O2, formic acid: fire-ant venom. But that's just the beginning.

Half of aspartame is phenylalanine, which floods the brain, a neurotoxin, lowering the seizure threshold. It depletes serotonin triggering psychiatric and behavioral problems and interacts with all drugs and vaccines. Today our children are medicated instead of educated.

Dr.Louis Elsas, an eminent Pediatric Professor, Genetics, told Congress on 11/3/87 he had spent 25 years in the biomedical sciences "trying to prevent mental retardation and birth defects caused by excess phenylalanine. And herein lies my basic concern, that aspartame is in fact a well known neurotoxin and teratogen which, in some as yet undefined dose, will both reversibly in the adult and irreversibly in the developing child or fetal brain, produce adverse effects."

The third component is aspartic acid, a powerful neurotransmitter that excites the brain's neurons into hyperactivity until they exhaust and die. So there you have it, a bouquet of brain and neurological destroyers packed in little blue envelopes, sitting on every restaurant table in the western world, harvesting enough money to buy whatever bureaucratic blessings are necessary to kill us.

Aspartame produces the deadly brain tumor agent diketopiperazine. Such malignancies now sprout like mushrooms across America. In original studies it also triggered uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid and testicular tumors. The 3-year Italian Ramazzini Study on 1,800 rats confirmed original FDA findings that this chemical is "a multipotential carcinogen" causing leukemia, lymphoma, cancer of the kidney and peripheral nerves. Only rats fed aspartame developed malignant brain tumors. It was peer reviewed by 7 world experts. This excellent research was exceptional in that it did not kill the rats at the customary 24 months, but allowed them to die naturally. Cancer is a disease common to the final third of life.

Said Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, "The new study released in the European Journal of Oncology by Morando Soffritti and co-workers should terrify mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study, which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.

"This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers, which also found the formaldehyde from aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative.The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. Along with this most recent study, this means that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia."

An army of renowned MDs and researchers have verified the cry of alarm, one deliberately smothered by the heartless monsters making and selling the poison.

Aspartame destroys families. Its an endocrine disrupting agent, stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. Women who desperately want children throng fertility clinics sipping Diet Coke, the reason they're there. Dr. Madelon Price, Biochemist, explains this infertility: "I was concerned about aspartic acid, one of the major breakdown products. Aspartic acid, like glutamic acid (mono sodium glutamate, MSG, Accent) readily passes from the blood into the circumventricular organs of the brain. ...sexual dysfunction is associated with aspartame and MSG. If enough arcuate neurons are lost, that dysfunction is irreversible. Rodents that ingest high levels of aspartate or glutamate when young become infertile adults."

So many parents never have the children they long for because aspartame is peddled without even the decency of a warning. But let's say the woman stops using it for a time and does get pregnant. Dr. James Bowen 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."

Psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Walton said "Aspartame is a multipotential toxin and carcinogen. The dipeptide component of the molecule can alter brain chemistry, significantly changing the ratio of catecholamines to indolamines, with resultant lowering of seizure threshold, production of carbohydrate craving and in vulnerable individuals leading to panic, depressive and cognitive symptoms."

From the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, is this clip with Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon discussing aspartame and pregnancy: Available from or Barnes & Noble. Soon to be released, Sweet Remedy.

In an effort to save the children, aspartame experts have written new reports on how it destroys their brains so we can email the vital information to schools, pediatricians and OB-GYN. Here's the "Report to Schools": These articles include information from the ADD folks who banned aspartame a couple of years ago. Many pediatric Rx and over-the-counter drugs contain this toxin as well as pediatric vitamins. Pediatricians need to be alerted so they won't prescribe these drugs.

Be particularly concerned with Wrigley's gum as most of their brands contain aspartame and sometimes blended with other dangerous sweeteners such as Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison, and acesulfame potassium, which caused cancer and leukemia in original studies. According to Dr. H. J. Roberts because it's buccal and goes directly into the mouth, it works like nitroglycerin, goes through saliva straight to the brain.

Dr. Roberts wrote the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,, and discusses children's abnormal behavior from this toxin. "Irritability, aggression, hyperactivity ("the need to keep moving"), crying, whining, impulsivity, slurred speech, and learning problems have been associated with or aggravated by the use of aspartame products. Some concerned teacher-correspondents attributed the increased frequency of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and declining school grades to their widespread consumption. These changes have been various referred to as "Jekyll and Hyde behavior" and "the Halloween effect." His CD "Mommy Links" will also help young mothers.

Be sure to monitor what your children eat during the holidays. Keep your little ones far from harms way. For children who cannot use sugar there are safe substitutes like the herbal sweetener, Stevia, which helps in the metabolism of sugar. And the new Just Like Sugar is available in Whole Foods. A recent analysis showed it to be free of MSG and aspartic acid, excitotoxins. It's made of only chicory, orange peel, calcium and Vitamin C. No need for anyone to consume deadly chemical sweeteners.

Recently released is Dr.Blaylock's DVD on "Nutrition and Behavior" - This will help parents and schools understand how damaging some of these additives are. Dr. John Olney wrote a 49 page report to the FDA Board of Inquiry a quarter of a century ago explaining what would happen if aspartame was approved. Unfortunately his prophecy has been fulfilled. Our children must be saved from this toxin.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center: