Aspartame Poisoning Case
From Dr. Betty Martini,D.Hum
Thank you for taking my call today and discussing your efforts to remove aspartame from the marketplace. I realize these efforts take time and money, so I have enclosed a donation toward the financial end.
Several years ago I did an Internet search on the ‘health effects of diet coke’, and that is how I found that it was the aspartame causing my health problems. That information saved my life and pointed me down the long road of recovering my health. Here is a brief summary of my story with aspartame.
I drank (mostly) diet cokes for about 15 years ending in 2004. During that time I estimate I consumed about 15,000 diet sodas. Over the years I experienced progressively worse symptoms that included headaches and migraine type headaches, brain fog, memory loss, dizziness, depression, fatigue, mental and emotional stress and finally sudden onset hypogonadism. The onset of hypogonadism is most often association with chemotherapy or other types of toxic exposure. I have no doubt mine was from the aspartame toxicity. For several months I was only able to function out of bed for about 3 hours a day until the doctors finally diagnosed the low testosterone levels. I was also put on anti-depressants because the doctors didn’t know what else to do. It was about a year later that I found out about the aspartame and stopped poisoning myself. Today, I still deal with the effects of acute chemical sensitivity and seem to lose many days of productivity because of that.
I have done several detoxification programs over the last several years and have found some things that seem to work. I did the Hubbard sauna detox course (28 straight days of sauna & vitamins) which allowed me to get off of the anti-depressants and feel much better. I still sauna on a regular basis after exposure to chemicals – lately that was my reaction to some house paint. I have tried Dr. Blaylock’s list of supplements but then ended up going with some supplements recommended by a local naturopathic physicians after some extensive testing. I did find some glycine and gluthamine supplements to be very helpful and previously I did some liver detox supplements that also helped.
For me the most incipient thing about aspartame was the slow progression of the symptoms over time from repeated exposure – I thought the symptoms had more to do with stress and didn’t realize how bad hey were since they got worse a little at a time. I lost hundreds of days of productivity and have since spent thousands of dollars on medical expenses. During the time I was experiencing the aspartame effects I operated vehicles and flew small aircraft in a condition that was just downright dangerous. I feel very fortunate that I did not injure or kill myself or others as a result. However, I have no doubt that thousands of accidents have happened across the country as a result of aspartame toxicity.
Betty, you have my sincerest gratitude for your incredible commitment to educate people about the dangers of aspartame and to remove it from the marketplace.
Please note Alan’s comments about chemical hypersensitivity. This is why so many aspartame victims who get off of it and accidently get some react so seriously, some going into anaphylactic shock. That’s why it is so important not to use any processed foods, especially ones that say artificial and natural flavors or even Vanillin which many times has aspartame mixed with it. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, www.russellblaylockmd.com, said in a lecture, “Understand the reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide.” Aspartame is not an additive. An additive by law must be inert or non-reactive. It’s only masquerading as an additive. In reality its a genetically engineered, addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with other drugs because of damage to the mitochondria.
Also, note his comments about flying a plane. Here is Dr. Blaylock’s Pilot Alert on the dangers of using aspartame with regard to Aviation:
http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_aspartame_alert.htm There are also comments about aspartame and aviation in Dr. Roberts medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com Be sure to see the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.soundandfury.tv Our representative for Aviation Safety, Fred Fox, (Mission Possible Aviation) speaks out in the sequel. One pilot who worked for American Airlines died in flight drinking a Diet Coke. You may have heard recently about another pilot dying in flight and a passenger had to land the plane. This is one we have to investigate. FAA knows all about it but says because of FDA approval they can’t do anything about it. We must get it banned. If you want it out of your state or country please contact me or Stephen Fox (<mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org). The anti-aspartame bill and resolution are already written waiting for you to get it sponsored by your senator or representative or by Parliament in other countries.