Saturday, March 3, 2012

Health - Aspartame dangers

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    March 2, 2012
    (NaturalNews) If you have been drinking diet soda and chewing gum, chances are you have been enjoying aspartame in generous quantities. Aspartame is a popular sugar substitute that can be found in diet soda drinks, chewing gum, fruit spreads and sugar-free products to name a few. It is also known by the brand names, Sweet One, NutraSweet and Spoonful. Despite its popularity in the market, what many do not know is that aspartame accounts for 75 percent of side effect complaints received by the Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS) of the US Food and Drug Administration.

    Can aspartame be addictive?

    Yes, according to Dr. Betty Martini, popular anti-aspartame advocate. She explains that it is an "addictive, exitoneurotic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug and adjuvant that damages the mitochondria." Moreover, Dr. Janet Hall, another famous advocate against aspartame, shares on her website that all artificial sweeteners create an artificial need for more sweetness. She goes on to add that forced sweetness, being a class of altered food, is a trap that cause people to become addicted to sweeter tasting food with no nutritional value.

    Recent studies have shown that aspartame is addictive because it affects the absorption of dopamine in the brain.

    Side Effects of Aspartame

    Aspartame is made up of 3 components: phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. Understanding the effects of aspartame will require us to look into its genetic make up.

    In its website, manufacturers of aspartame continue to assure the public that low-calorie sweeteners are effective for weight reduction, weight maintenance, reduction of tooth decay, management of diabetes and reduction of risks associated with obesity. They claim that consumers of low-calorie, sugar-free beverages were able to incorporate these products into a healthy lifestyle not because they need to manage their weight (since a majority of people use low-calorie foods and beverages for reasons other than dieting) but because use of low-calorie products is part of a healthy lifestyle.

    Despite the benefits cited in the aspartame website, independent studies have been shown that aspartame is not as safe as it appears to be. In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center, it was discovered that those who drank diet soft drinks on a daily basis were more likely to contract vascular diseases compared to those who took none.

    Supporters of aspartame insist that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are found in many foods. What they have conveniently left out, however, is that the said neurotoxins are harmless only when consumed with other nutrients like fats, amino acids (protein) and carbohydrates. On their own, they are absorbed by the nervous system in large concentrations causing the stimulation of brain neurons and cell death. Symptoms of the conditions include headaches, confusion, balance problems and seizures.

    Methanol, on the other hand, is also a highly toxic substance. It is released in the small intestine gradually with the assistance of chymotrypsin and then broken down into formaldehyde: a chemical used for embalming which is a carcinogen that causes birth defects, retinal damage and DNA replication.

    Again, supporters of aspartame insist that methanol is safe because it is found in vegetables and fruit juices. What they neglect to mention, however, is that methanol in vegetables and fruit juices is bound with pectin and the body does not possess the digestive enzyme to break down pectin and release ethanol into the body. Furthermore, ethanol, the methanol toxicity antidote, is found in natural sources of methanol, inhibiting the metabolism of methanol and giving the body sufficient time, through the lungs and kidneys, to clear it. Methanol found in aspartame is easily absorbed because it is in a free form.

    Aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine and their breakdown in the body are cumulative because of their fast absorption and slow excretion.

    In 1984, studies conducted revealed that the toxicity of NutraSweet (aspartame) to living organisms. The State of Arizona arrived at findings which showed that aspartame in carbonated drinks can break down into free methanol in temperatures of 99 degrees Fahrenheit. On May 13, 1998, the University of Barcelona also arrived at results revealing that aspartame was transformed into formaldehyde in the bodies of living creatures, and on later examination formaldehyde had spread through the vital parts of the body.

    "Artificial sweetener disease"

    The US Food and Drug Administration has received reports of 92 medical health problems resulting from aspartame, ranging from abdominal pain to migraines, dizziness and hives. Aspartame poisoning is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms mock other syndromes. It changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, lowering or blocking levels of hormones like dopamine and tyrosine that are necessary for bodily function.

    Since aspartame cannot be detected through lab tests and x-rays, these diseases and disorders may actually be a toxic load. Below are some specific health conditions that are associated with aspartame you might want to recall next time you open a can of diet soda:

    1. Cancer - The Ramazzine Foundation, a European Cancer Research Center, conducted a study on aspartame which revealed that aspartame increases the risk of cancers (lymphoma, leukemia and breast cancers). Despite the National Cancer Institute's stand that no such connection was ever firmly established between aspartame and cancer, it might well be worth thinking that what is harmful to rats is also harmful to humans. Moreover, the dismissive stand of regulatory bodies concerning aspartame is merely based on the absence of data that can conclusively support such a connection and NOT on a finding that establishes that aspartame does not cause cancer.

    2. Mental disorders and degeneration of brain cells - Excessive ingestion of artificial sweeteners, according to researchers from the University of Praetoria and theUniversity of Limpopo, may lead to various mental disorders and the degeneration of the brain. Publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers noted that aspartame appeared to cause excessive signals, damage and even death to nerve cells. Since aspartame disrupts the functioning of the cell's energy source, it will lead to a cascade of effects on the whole system.

    3. Headaches - As early as 1994, a study conducted published on showed that ingestion of aspartame was associated with headaches. Subjects in the study revealed that they experienced headaches 33 percent of the time when taking aspartame compared to 24 percent when on placebo treatment. Moreover, Dr. Robert Milne and Blake More in their book "Headaches" report that headaches are the most reported side effect given by those who take products containing aspartame. They add that in a University of Parkinson's at Florida study, it was found out that the incidences of migraines doubled for a majority of test subjects who took aspartame. Their headaches lasted longer and were marked by significant signs of shakiness and diminished vision.

    4. Weight gain and increased blood sugar - Aspartame is not a healthy alternative for diabetics or those wanting to lose weight. Contrary to popular belief, a recent study has shown that regular consumption of diet soft drinks is strongly connected with abdominal obesity and that aspartame can increase blood sugar. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Center San Antonio reported in a study that, as a group, 70 percent of those who drank diet soft drinks gained weight as opposed to those who did not. Moreover, those who drank 2 or more diet sodas regularly experienced an increase in their waist circumference by 500 percent more than those who did not drink them.

    In another related study that analyzed a possible relationship between intake of aspartame and fasting glucose and insulin levels among 40 diabetes-prone mice, one of the researchers in the study, Dr. Gabriel Fernandes, revealed that heavy aspartame exposure might potentially contribute to the associations noticed between soda consumption and the risk of diabetes in humans.

    The above health conditions are just some of the 92 reported medical health problems reportedly associated with aspartame. Despite the stand of aspartame manufacturers that their product has been declared safe for human consumption, it is still strange that there are still reports from sectors who do not stand to benefit from such declarations that aspartame is not safe. Prudence would dictate that avoiding a product may be better in the long run than to discover firsthand that all that was said about it was true. Why? Because you happen to be living proof of it.

    How to protect yourself

    To keep yourself safe from contracting "artificial sweetener syndrome," it is suggested that you stop taking all products containing this chemical.

    If you have brought or stocked up on products containing aspartame, you can arrange to return the products so you can get a refund of your money. If you feel that you may need professional help in getting over the disease, please see your doctor as soon as possible. Take a proactive approach to being healthy.

    Finally, for those taking aspartame simply because they want to observe a healthy diet, replace your aspartame habit with real sugar. Although it may have more calories, it offers a far better solution than being poisoned. Those who want to manage their weight problems are advised to seek a healthier course of action like eating more whole foods, vegetables and fruits and getting regular exercise. True and sustainable weight loss cannot be achieved through a quick fix without a change in lifestyle. Set a personal example to be healthy and watch yourself regain your life.

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    1. ....part1/3........2012-03-02. Vaccination rights attorney Patricia Finn threatened with criminal charges; New York State demands she surrender names of all clients. at 01:30 Posted by Vatic Master. *** Just a note to thank everyone who ponied up this month to help us meet our goal, and to keep us operating. We can't thank you enough. I especially want to thank the person who sent in a large donation, that pushed us over the top. We are good for another month. I am hoping by spring we will have other sources of income, and can quit begging for spring, summer and fall. Won't that be nice. LOL I would like to encourage everyone to please read the blog "Rahm Emmanuals 'Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste" which is a 4 part series, since the foundation is in those 4 parts for what may be going on, with the resignation of all those bankers. Given todays blog on Haarp and other "man made" Anomalies, it behooves us to begin seriously looking at stopping all of this, as soon as possible. Just a thought. If they succeed in re-engieering our planet, we are dead. So we must decide soon. Haarps, world wide, must be dismantled by any means possible, if we are to survive all this. Vatic Note: What this below highlights, is the absolute and irrevocable gutting of every element in the Bill of Rights and our Constitution. Whether you believe it is a good document or not, its being violated without the proper "LEGAL" procedures being done, to do so, and that is what is important. It's prime fascia evidence of the absolute tyranny currently being exercised by the foreign fascists currently operating within our government and doing so, illegally, if not criminally, with the courts aiding and abetting the crime. Amazing! Not only are Patricia Finn's rights being violated, but the demand for her client lists, is a violation of the attorney client priviledges guaranteed under the Constitution and BOR as well as the right to privacy. When will this all stop??? Where in the world is our line in the sand??? It just keeps getting more and more blatant and in your face. They are absolutely confident they can do anything and we will accept it. We are under physical attack in every area of our lives from GMO food, Eugenics, chemical poisoning of our food, to Air pollution with Chemicals that eat the cortex of our brains, to Haarp with ELF's that attack the soft tissue in our organs, and is dramatically re-engi-neering our planet's weather, to fluoridation of our water that lowers the intelligence of our children, to DU poisoning of our soldiers and their families, that not only harms them, but kills them as well, to legally drugging our children in schools which inhibits the proper development of their own brain chemistry, resulting in guaranteed users of the illegal drugs when they reach the age of 18 and are taken off. DO YOU UNDERSTAND??? THEY ARE KILLING US OFF. Prisons that are privately and profit motive run and operated. Criminalizing civil offenses resulting in the largest prison population in the world, including surpassing those dictators, communist countries, etc.... NOW I JUST READ THE PTB ARE GOING TO USE OUR PRISONERS HERE IN THIS COUNTRY (THE LARGEST PRISON POPULATION IN THE WORLD) TO DO FREE SLAVE LABOR FOR CORPORATIONS. Is that why they began criminalizing civil offenses???

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      Vaccine rights attorn ey Patricia Finn is being targeted by the Ninth Judicial District of New York State, which has threatened to strip her of her license to practice law, and even file criminal charges against her. Finn is one of several "vaccine rights" attorneys across America, who helps parents assert their rights to protect their children from potentially deadly vaccines. She's considered a hero by many, but a villain by the status quo, for daring to stand up against the vaccine-pimping medical police state, that exists in America today. I personally interviewed Patricia Finn for InfoWars Nightly News last night (February 27, 2012), and during that interview I saw and read the documents that contain the charges being leveled against her. Watch that full video interview at:
      One document described her vaccine rights advocacy as "threatening the public interest," asserting that her helping parents legally and ethically avoid toxic vaccines, somehow puts the public at risk. This accusation makes absolutely no logical sense, of course, given that even the vaccine pushers claim their vaccines offer absolute and total immunity against infectious disease. Therefore, how can an un-vaccinated child ever threaten the health of a vaccinated child? .....(....) Patricia Finn told me during the InfoWars Nightly News interview that she would absolutely refuse to turn over the list of her clients, and that the judiciary even asking for such a list, was a violation of state law. She said she would rather lose her law license, than betray the trust of her clients. Watch Patti Finn speak at the recent WV rally in this YouTube video:***
      Follow more updates from Patricia Finn at: /////

    3. ..part3........The Wakefield Effect. In an article written by Curt Linderman, Patricia describes the events that led to her being targeted for "legal termination" by New York:
      This morning I was served with papers to suspend my license to practice law. The charges are bogus, and come on the heels of my address to the Parental Rights Rally in WV. I am also being ordered to disclose the names of people I represent who do not vaccinate… I refuse. I would go to jail first before I give out the names. Please contact all pro vaccine choice organizations and the media… know the truth! I call this harassment the Wakefield Effect! ( The "Wakefield effect," of course, refers to the outrageous and illegal censorship and oppression dished out to anyone who takes a firm stand against the vaccine industry's lies. Merely questioning the mythology of vaccines makes you an instant target for endless ridicule and humiliation followed by a well-planned media smear campaign. Dr. Wakefield, who was viciously slandered by the British Medical Journal, has already filed a lawsuit against the BMJ to clear his name (
      By the way, the author of that story on InfoWars, Curt Linderman, has just launched a new radio show on NaturalNews Radio entitled "Linderman Unleashed." ( NaturalNews Radio host Robert Scott Bell, also interviewed Patricia Finn yesterday, in what turned out to be a stunning audio report. You can download and listen to the entire audio interview at the RSB archives on NaturalNews Radio: Highly relevant: Vaccines Armed and Dangerous. Robert Scott Bell and Jon Rappoport, by the way, have just published an astonishing audio course that completely dismantles the lies and mythconceptions of the vaccine industry. This audio course, which I have been listening to myself, teaches you a wealth of information you need to know in order to protect yourself from vaccine zealots and zombies, who mindlessly try to push toxic chemical injections on you and your children. Watch the trailer for "Vaccines, Armed and Dangerous" at: *****
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    4. ..part1/2....What is a Sugar Snake? (photo)Posted By: CrystalRiver Date: Saturday, 3-Mar-2012 20:54:40.In Response To: Cellulose Noted in Suny Research on Morgellons and Agrobacterium--Cellulose to Create ENERGY! (CrystalRiver)//Dear RM Agents and Readers, The best pictures on this subject to date are from the pages of Morgellons which is operated by Jan Smith. This specimen is from the tissue of a California lady. 200x .... Please visit the pages of Jan Smith, for more explanation on sugar snakes and the labs that have ALREADY IDENTIFIED THEM! Many Blessings, CrystalRiver//// Articles In This Thread:
      Energy From Sewage---What I've Been Talking About For Years! (views: 292)
      CrystalRiver -- Friday, 2-Mar-2012 18:21:31// Cellulose Noted in Suny Research on Morgellons and Agrobacterium--Cellulose to Create ENERGY! (views: 98) CrystalRiver -- Friday, 2-Mar-2012 18:39:54 // What is a Sugar Snake? (photo) (views: 28)CrystalRiver -- Sat, 3-Mar-2012 20:54:40 //;read=232408*****.......and....
      Morgellons Photos ~ Motile Sugar Snakes,CHAPTER 1, Photos # 1 through 18.These banded motile strands can be a variety of colorations but always shades of brown to brown/black and clear to white. These fibers were named "sugar snakes" by a researcher who determined they were polysaccharide strands, from tests he performed in the lab at SUNY at Stony Brook. He found that the fibers would quickly bubble and melt, when heated with a laser light. These strands can be found in the bodies of Morgellons sufferers, and also have been found in the environment on heavy chemtrail days. (Photos 1 & 2) I suppose that some would say they look more like filarial worms, but there does seem to be a difference. What is happening insides these fibers, remains a mystery but something seems to be developing inside of them. They move under the skin and behave much like a zoospores, seeking a new place to reinvent themselves. It is odd that something with movement, would melt into a ball of plastic polymer-like substance when heated for only 3 seconds with a butane flame (photos 12, 13, and 14). Consider nanotechnology and bioengineering, as possible reasons the Morgellons materials have such unusual characteristics. Crystals are an integral part of nanotechnology. These free roaming crystal covered strands, are the perfect conveyance to drop the crystals throughout the body. ....(.....) CHAPTER 1 - Motile Sugar Snakes - Photos # 1 through 18
      CHAPTER 2 - Tentacles of Grey Goo - Photos # 19 through 56
      CHAPTER 3 - Mysterious Red Glowing Gel - Photos # 57 through 80
      CHAPTER 4 - Blue Fibers "The Goldenheads" - Photos # 81 through 126
      CHAPTER 5 - Bad Hair Day - Photos # 127 through 166
      CHAPTER 6 - Great Balls of Fiber and More - Photos # 167 through 272
      CHAPTER 7 - Oddities and Ends - Photos # 273 through 360 ********

    5. ...part2..***** ....(..)
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