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Aspartame -- best known by the names of Nutrasweet and Equal

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By Dr. Mercola

    Aspartame -- best known by the names of Nutrasweet and Equal
-- is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of
adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives

    Yet, this artificial sweetener continues to be used in more
than 6,000 products (often sugar-free or "diet" versions), and
millions of people consume this toxic chemical daily, believing it
to be a healthy alternative to sugar.

    If you’re one of them, or know someone who is, watching the
90-minute documentary Sweet Misery, above, could literally save
your life. You might find you have something in common with
filmmaker and narrator Cori Brackett’s own personal story, which
starts out the film.

    Like many others, Cori noticed a connection between the diet
sodas she was drinking and negative effects on her health,
including double vision, slurred speech and weak limbs. She was
even diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and forced to use a

    When she learned of aspartame’s link to the health issues
described, she stopped using them and, as if by magic, her
symptoms disappeared. But this is only the start of the incredibly
eye-opening story behind aspartame, revealed in full detail in
Sweet Misery.

A Detective Story of Corporate Fraud and Manipulation

    Sweet Misery includes many heartfelt conversations with
aspartame victims, including one woman serving a prison sentence
for poisoning her late husband, even though his health signs
suggest aspartame may have been to blame.

    You’ll also hear from medical experts, including Dr. Russell
Blaylock, a renowned neurosurgeon, who explain why aspartame acts
as a poison to your brain and body.

    But perhaps the most riveting aspect of the film is the
evidence showing the extensive corporate fraud and manipulation
that lead to aspartame's approval. The film has archival footage
from G.D. Searle, the producer of aspartame, and federal officials
describing the extensive propaganda used to push aspartame on the

    Additionally, dialogue from a former US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) investigator also detailing the manipulation
that took place to get this chemical approved will leave you with
the "big picture" of conspiracy and even criminal negligence
surrounding this popular artificial sweetener. There’s even an
exchange described with Donald Rumsfeld, who was the CEO of Searle
and, at the same time, part of Reagan's transition team when the
FDA's board of inquiry was overruled to allow the marketing of
aspartame as a food additive. Prior to this time, aspartame was
unanimously rejected by the FDA because the scientific data just
did not support it as a safe product.

Aspartame 101: Why It Can Wreck Your Health

    Aspartame is primarily made up of aspartic acid and
phenylalanine. The phenylalanine has been synthetically modified
to carry a methyl group, which provides the majority of the
sweetness. That phenylalanine methyl bond, called a methyl ester,
is very weak, which allows the methyl group on the phenylalanine
to easily break off and form methanol.

    You may have heard the claim that aspartame is harmless
because methanol is also found in fruits and vegetables. However,
in fruits and vegetables, the methanol is firmly bonded to pectin,
allowing it to be safely passed through your digestive tract. Not
so with the methanol created by aspartame; it’s not bonded to
anything that can help eliminate it from your body.

    Methanol is a serious neurotoxin because it acts as a Trojan
horse and it's carried into susceptible tissues in your body, like
your brain and bone marrow, where the alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH)
enzyme converts it into formaldehyde, which wreaks havoc with
sensitive proteins and DNA.

    All animals except humans have a protective mechanism that
allows methanol to be broken down into harmless formic acid. While
humans do have the same number of peroxisomes (small structures in
cells designed to detoxify chemicals) in comparable cells as
animals, human peroxisomes cannot convert the toxic formaldehyde
into harmless formic acid, so the formaldehyde is free to cause
enormous damage in your tissues.

There IS an Obvious Biological Explanation for Aspartame 

    The industry is fond of claiming that there’s no biological
explanation for the health problems reported by so many after
consuming aspartame. Of course, this is meant to make you think
such reports aren’t true, or are unrelated to aspartame. Alas,
there is in fact an obvious biological explanation according to
Dr. Monte:

        "Here is the story: there is a major biochemical problem
here," he says. "Methyl alcohol is known now, and has been known
since 1940, to be metabolized differently by humans from every
other animal."

    Here’s how it works: Both animals and humans have small
structures called peroxisomes in each cell. There are a couple of
hundred in every cell of your body, which are designed to detoxify

a variety of chemicals. Peroxisome contains catalase, which help
detoxify methanol. Other chemicals in the peroxisome convert the
formaldehyde to formic acid, which is harmless, but this last step
occurs only in animals. When methanol enters the peroxisome of
every animal except humans, it gets into that mechanism. Humans do
have the same number of peroxisomes in comparable cells as
animals, but human peroxisomes cannot convert the toxic
formaldehyde into harmless formic acid.

    So to recap: In humans, the methyl alcohol travels through
your blood vessels into sensitive areas, such as your brain, that
are loaded with ADH, which converts methanol to formaldehyde. And
since there's no catalase present, the formaldehyde is free to
cause enormous damage in your tissues.

    Symptoms from methanol poisoning are many, and include:

        Ear buzzing
        Gastrointestinal disturbances
        Memory lapses
        Numbness and shooting pains in the extremities
        Behavioral disturbances

    The most well-known problems from methanol poisoning are
vision problems including misty vision, progressive contraction of
visual fields, blurring of vision, obscuration of vision, retinal
damage, and blindness. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that
causes retinal damage, interferes with DNA replication and may
cause birth defects.

                                Continued 7/23/14

Thank You Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513
[email protected]

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