An article worth bringing up again:
by Ivan Fraser
10 May 2006
|It has been my pleasure, since the formation of the Truth
Campaign in 1996, to pass on information which I see as vital to
helping us realise our true and staggering potential for
positive creativity. This campaign is in no way the only one of
its type. All over the world people are awakening to truths and
realities which have been suppressed and forgotten over the
centuries in order that a small and power-hungry few can prosper
out of the misfortunes of the masses.
When I began networking information in 1993, it was all done manually: photocopying, posting, typing up and collating articles and by 1996 putting them into a newsletter format. There were limitations on available data; one basically had to be aware of an issue and to find an organisation, books or magazines dealing with a subject and subscribe, or purchase, or contact the organisation directly. However, now we have the internet, a tool of enormous value, where we can access information on virtually any issue we care to and discover new information on issues we may never even have known existed. People are able to communicate around the globe, day or night, and network in seconds what previously may have taken weeks.
When I say that I believe that absolutely everyone has a right to freedom of expression and to knowledge which is beneficial to their personal and planetary evolution, is there anyone who would disagree without giving the matter much further thought? However, when I say that absolutely everyone has the power to help heal the sick using the power of the mind, to cure and alleviate the symptoms of cancer and many other diseases with simple natural applications, to generate clean and free energy supplies in their own homes etc., this is where most people who rely on mainstream sources for information have trouble accepting such things are possible. Often I hear in reply classically naïve statements in the mould of: “Well if there was a better way to do it, “they” would have told us, wouldn’t they?” and, “They wouldn’t put anything in the water that could harm us, would they?” Occasionally people seem to look at me as if I am half mad or at least mildly eccentric and over-enthusiastic, perhaps taken in by a lot of strange people with nothing better to do than to conjure up elaborate hoaxes.
Unfortunately, there are many elaborate hoaxes, deliberate distortions and plenty of disinformation and misinformation ‘out there’ – and you will find it all on the internet. So it pays to be careful and diligent in our search for truth. The world and our view of reality are heavily influenced by the interlocking organisations and vested interest of politics, business and media, all striving for power and wealth – this System survives and is perpetuated by hiding and diverting our attention from anything that may damage the status quo. As long as we continue to hand over our power, money, minds and freedom to the System we will never be anything more than mind-controlled slaves. Slaves who believe they are free. And yet, as we are becoming increasingly aware with every passing day, there is much that we can do, even within the limitations imposed upon us by this System, to free ourselves and our minds from this self-serving machine that has become our world.
Fortunately and most encouragingly the most common response I get from people these days when I talk of such things – sometimes once they have picked their jaw up off the floor - is an intense interest and desire to learn more. Fairly quickly it becomes apparent that the mysterious “they” who are often quoted as being responsible for the natural order of things and unfolding path of our existence are little more than a ruthless and cleverly manipulative few who will stop at nothing to get their own way by exploiting anything or anyone willing to hand over their minds and wealth to them. Moreover, without the information that we need to realise how much of a part we play in the perpetuation of our own enslavement to the System, it is unlikely that we would ever really have a fighting chance of doing anything about it.
It is well past the time to wake up to the realities of this situation and to reclaim the fundamental right to a free and informed choice on how to live our own lives. For it is exactly because we have allowed ourselves to be so manipulated by the controllers of the ages that we find ourselves living in a world on a precipice where, if we were to wander any further in the direction that history has so far dictated, we would surely, eventually, fall into certain oblivion.
Has history taught us nothing? Is it not written in the hearts and minds of everyone, is it not blowing in the acrid winds, reflected in the tainted polluted waters or visible on the tortured faces of our animal brethren world-wide; is it not heard in the pitiful moans of our starving children and in the terrified screams amongst the constant roar of gunfire and mortar in battle-zones throughout the globe?
Now is the time, like never before, to end mankind’s reign of destruction upon the Earth. Now is always the time! If we do not begin to realise that it is we who are responsible for everything that we do and not the ever-elusive “they”, we will be giving our permission for these self-appointed global managers to take us over the edge.
How true it is that if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. It is time to take our heads out of the sand and live up to our responsibility as stewards of the Earth in order to serve our higher aspirations and fulfil our limitless potential for love and creativity. It is down to each and every one of us to challenge where we see injustice and to work for the greater good of all without falling into the System’s preferred mentality of “All for one and sod the rest”.
Those who have read my book “Lifting The Veil”, and any of the many books and articles that now exist to testify for the existence of a deliberate and organised assault on our freedom, will be well aware of the manipulation which has blighted our evolution for millennia. They know that their own potential is far in advance of anything we could have come to expect through the teachings of System-serving dogmatic religions, politics and conventional industry-sponsored science. Such organisations have been deliberately used throughout the ages to keep us from realising our full potential.
One of the great mistakes mankind has consistently been guilty of throughout history is to believe that God is confined to our own description of it. Surely everyone has the right to their own opinion as to what God means to them, but to impose that view on anyone else is at least arrogant and in its worst expression has been responsible for more repression, war, terrorism and torture than any other single cause in history. And if we are prepared to sit back and absorb and repeat the beliefs of those who have created the religions and the faiths, without question, and without challenge, then we are indeed merely a link in a chain with a history of war, terror, domination and slavery. The manipulation of belief systems has been one of the most destructive tools of social control throughout our history. We owe it to ourselves and others to be critical and diligent in our search for answers to life’s challenges.
Conventional industry-led science is hardly much better, for it is such science which is now seen as the great idol of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We have caused more environmental pollution and destruction, killed and tortured and eaten more of our animal brethren, and injured crippled and killed each other more so in the past hundred years than at any other time in our history. We are now on the brink of global devastation in the name of ‘progress’ which has been essentially led by ‘science’. Today science is no longer synonymous with its original meaning of “knowledge” but is used to serve the interests of the powerful industries and military establishments who, at the top of the ladder, are the same people. Medicine, agriculture and virtually all areas of modern existence are controlled by those at the apex of the System - the petrochemical giants, the military-industrial complex and world bankers - who make vast sums of money from it. It is they who fund virtually all scientific research and it is they, ultimately, who benefit to the general detriment of the planet. And whilst everything on the Earth is measured merely as a latitude of dollar’s profit and a longitude of Economic Growth figures we will never be truly free of the System or the destruction it is built upon.
It is time for the people to wake up and recognise that we do not need to be reliant on the System in order to survive. Indeed it is only by breaking free of the bonds imposed by ourselves on ourselves that we can emerge to fulfil our limitless potential for love, well-being, harmony and creativity, and help to make this world a paradise once again. Moreover, once it is realised that it is we, the masses, who keep those in positions of staggering wealth and power where they are, then we can begin to build an alternative reality in which oppression and manipulation play no part.
We must empower ourselves with knowledge and the fundamental belief that each and every one of us is as worthy of love and respect as anyone else. In our own way we are all creators here on Earth. We each have an equal responsibility to ourselves and each other to aid in the healing of the Earth. For everything we do, we are accountable. We must learn now and act to reverse the misguided imbalances of our past. If we do not do it, no one else can be expected to clear up this mess. If we do not do it now, then it just may be too late.
We must begin at home by healing and educating ourselves and then work outwards towards the rest of the world. Never underestimate the power of one person to create a positive and lasting change. This is exemplified for me in the life’s work of Mohandas K. Gandhi who once said of the British occupation of India: “100,000 Englishmen cannot control 300 million Indians if those Indians will not allow themselves to be controlled”. And those 300 million Indians, with Gandhi as their figure head, did indeed prove this to be the case. I urge anyone who is not familiar with this wonderful human to immediately seek out and watch Richard Attenborough’s multi-Oscar-winning movie Gandhi.
I hope that the articles in the Truth Campaign magazine, and on our website, prove as useful to you as they have done to me. I hope too that you will do your best to help to network this information. If it is only to your friends and family you will have begun a ripple effect which one day might just help to save lives and in turn help to heal the world.
A lot of the material can appear at first to be quite depressing or alarming. Do not let this consume you! It is with such knowledge that you are going to affect positive and lasting change in the lives of yourself and others. Without such knowledge we will continue to be led down the garden path by those who see themselves as more important and worthy than the rest of us and who seek only short term material gain from their brief stay on Earth.
The Truth Campaign is just one of many organisations seeking to redress the balance. It is my own small contribution. In the mid-90’s I made the decision to leave my career as a nurse in order to focus on my pursuit of truth full-time. My work quickly went from networking important information, to the creation of a small-press magazine and research into the issues that I believed require attention. It started as a simple part-time method of contributing what I saw as essential information, to an organisation dedicated to seeking truth and exploring alternative views and ideas. It isn’t going to change the world, and it is never going to make me rich, but it has made a positive difference – however small – to many people who have read our material and been stimulated to seek further for themselves.
We can all play a small part in making the world a better place, a more informed place and a potentially safer and more enlightened opportunity to fulfil our enormous potential. Each one of us can do something. Each one of us has abilities and opportunities to make a difference in our lives - no matter how small or large - to help others and to help ourselves to find freedom from mental slavery and from unnecessary conditions imposed upon us by ignorance, greed and the pursuit of power. And I’m sure we could all do more in our three score years and ten to leave a positive legacy to future generations.
What we do and how we do it is up to us and our own consciences. I believe there is good in the hearts of everyone and a desire for peace and harmony. I believe that even the materialists and power-hungry have this in their heart, even if it is buried beneath greed, corruption, and ignorance. If we could all consciously connect with this simple humanity within the hearts of everyone, then we would realise that we are all One consciousness, expressing itself as 6 billion individuals, each of which relies on each other for its existence and for its sense of purpose. The purpose of life, for me, is to learn through the experience of life and take the opportunities that life gives us to connect with the inner spiritual light that guides and enlivens everyone and everything.
There are as many paths to that realisation as there are people to tread those paths, and more. The most difficult experience can be the most profound lesson. And we have an opportunity, today and in the future to take advantage of the great opportunities that our ‘interesting’ times have presented.
We can each make small changes in our lives to that end, if we are aware of the opportunities, and if we are empowered with the knowledge to make those opportunities translate into lessons well-learned. We can do this individually, and we can do this collectively by communicating our knowledge and experience with others. If we can seek and find truth together, we can make great changes and find our spiritual union with each other and our lives would be that much more fulfilled for the experience.
To fulfil our potential, we must change. We must have the courage to face and seize our opportunities. We will inevitably have to face the reality that for us to achieve our goals and learn the lessons presented to us, we will have to embrace changes in our selves and in our lives. Change can be the most daunting and challenging prospect of all. But without changing ourselves, we do not progress. As Gandhi said: 'We have to be the change we wish to see in the world.' What we change, and how we change, depends on what we know.
If we do not at least try and discern truth from lies and fantasies, we will be unable to grasp and realise our best potential. If we do not search for truth, we are unlikely to find it. If our actions and the results of our history are to be learned from, then we can see that we have learned so much through error, but we have also built upon error, lies and distortions.
Can you imagine a world in which truth was starting point for our lives and experiences instead of error?
Do we have the courage to be the change we wish to see in the
world? Only we can answer that for ourselves. But change we
must, or forever be doomed to repeat our history.
LETTER TO SCHWARZ PHARMA - REMOVE ASPARTAME FROM THE PARKINSON DRUG, PARCOPA. IT CAN PRECIPITATE THE DISEASE!By Dr. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Web Site: http://www.dorway.com
Posted: 25 January 2006
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 20:28:05 -0500
Subject: Remove aspartame from the Parkinson drug, Parcopa. It can precipitate the disease!
This is an urgent request for you to remove aspartame from Parcopa.
First of all, here are some points from neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills:
- Parkinson's Disease is a disorder whose cause appears from
substantial evidence to be related to excitotoxicity. These toxins
destroy the cells in the brain central to this disease.
- Excitotoxins cause these brain cells to generate enormous
amounts of free radicals. This is true of MSG and aspartic acid (40% of
the aspartame molecule).
- There is substantial circumstantial evidence that dietary
excitotoxins, including aspartame, can aggravate these destructive
changes in the Parkinson's brain.
- The additional toxins - DKP, aspartate, methanol, formaldehyde and formic acid - add to this injury.
- Recent evidence demonstrates the aspartame product, formaldehyde - accumulates within cells and damages proteins and DNA.
Aspartame decreases the entry of methyldopa into the brain of rats (Timothy J. Maher and Paul J. Kiritsy)
H. J. Roberts, M.D., who declared Aspartame Disease to be a global plague published the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. He discusses that aspartame may either reduce or potentiate drug action by various mechanisms. Here are a few of the possibilities:
- Alteration of the blood proteins to which drugs attach.
- Alteration of drug receptors on cell membranes.
- Changes in the sites at which impulses are transmitted along nerves and to muscle.
- Metabolic abnormalities in the elderly that are known to
enhance this vulnerability to drug reactions (Weber l986) This problem
increases in the case of persons taking multiple drugs ("polypharmacy")
prescribed by several physicians.
- Interference with drug action by amino acids and protein.
An example is the erratic therapeutic effects when patients with
parkinsonism who were controlled on levodopa began to use aspartame
products. The antagonism of levodopa by dietary protein presumably
reflects impaired transport from serum across the blood brain barrier
by neutral amino acids (Pincus l986).
- The enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase converts phenylalanine to
tyrosine. Tyrosine is first transformed into dihydroxyphenylalanine
(levodopa), and then to dopamine.
- The two dopamine receptor subtypes (D1 and D2) exert
synergistic effects on the firing rates of basal ganglia neurons
- The importance of dopaminergic pathways in severe tremor
is further suggested by the effectiveness of levodopa in treating both
parkinsonism and "restless legs" (von Scheele l986)
- There is a reduction of brain dopamine in the presence of
high concentrations of phenylalanine (Congressional Record - Senate
l985b, p. S. 10846).
- Chronic exposure to excess phenylalanine and aspartic acid
can decrease the levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters within
several regions of the brain. These changes, presumably compensatory
adaptive mechanisms, may disturb important diurnal variations
associated with feeding and the light/dark cycle.
- An ad by G. D. Searle & Company in the Journal of the
American Medical Association (Dec 16, l986) implied that excess
activity of these excitatory amino acids could cause nerve cell
destruction resembling the changes in degenerative disorders of the
Dr. Blaylock says in Excitotoxins that glutamate, amphetamines and other excitotoxins may produce Parkinsonism by overexciting the cortical glutamate cells that connect to the nigrostriatal neurons lying deep in the brain. This is also true of aspartame. He says it is sort of like lightning hitting the power line outside your house and burning up all of the appliances connected to that line. The power line represents the cortical glutamate neurons and the appliances, the nigrostriatal system.
James Bowen, M.D., wrote that many NutraSweet victims report Parkinsonian symptoms and says this should be no surprise because every biochemical component of the aspartame molecule is implicated in producing Parkinsonian structural damage and creating a biochemical basis for Parkinsonian symptoms.
He further said the structural damage in the basal areas of the brain where Parkinson Disease structural damage occurs from the dicarboxylic amino acid neuroexcitotoxins is a problem long recognized. So aspartic acid even in and by itself is a recognized source of the damage to the basal ganglia where Parkinson Disease degeneration occurs. As in the case with methyl alcohol the molecular structure of the aspartame molecule probably makes the aspartic acid damage from aspartame 5000 times more potent than from free aspartic acid on a mg. per mg. basis. The brain with loss of neural tissue to produce the dopamine, a neurotransmitter necessary to let the brain circuitry function normally, is no longer producing dopamine in sufficient amounts in these structures. The metabolic impact of the phenylalanine isolate from aspartame is to remarkably decrease dopamine production thus making Parkinson symptoms much worse.
The phenylalanine isolate out competes all other amino acids at enzyme sites in the brain. This includes the decarboxylase enzyme sites. Therefore, the amino acid tyrosine is not decarboxylated to tramine which is the first step in producing dopamine in the brain. Therefore, the brain dopamine levels plummet remarkably.
Dr. Bowen commented that Michael Fox has reportedly used L-Dopa to try and increase his dopamine levels. The use of aspartame completely defeats this therapeutic endeavor. Not to mention the fact it caused the degenerative disease in the first place.
There are many efforts to ban aspartame. Stephen Fox petitioned the Environmental Improvement Board and Pharmacy Board in New Mexico. There is now a bill to ban aspartame in the New Mexico legislature. Roger Williams, a member of Parliament has called for a ban in the UK, Robin Goodwin, Mission Possible Falkland Islands, has petitioned a ban there. His wife developed an aspartame brain tumor and his child suffered with seizures until she abstained from the toxin. Activists in other states are lining up to follow in the footsteps of New Mexico.
Aspartame should never have been approved. In fact, the FDA themselves revoked the petition for approval after efforts failed to have Searle indicted for fraud. Both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team. Donald Rumsfeld who was then CEO of Searle said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. James Turner, Atty, explains how he did in the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. Here is the clip: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/Rumsfeld2.html
Furthermore, aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_interacts.htm
Dr. James Bowen has Lou Gehrigs triggered by aspartame. In this report on Lou Gehrigs it's easy to understand the mechanism by which it can also trigger Parkinson's Disease.
THE CASE FOR ASPARTAME DISEASE BEING GULF WAR ILLNESS, LOU GEHRIGS
By Dr. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
Web Site: http://www.dorway.com & http://www.wnho.net
About this issue of Gulf War Illness and Lou Gehrigs, there was an article published in Neurology in September. Many articles have appeared about two studies.
Bob Mackle, Director of Public Information (News from MDA) said on March 10, 2003:
"ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease, attacks the muscle controlling nerve cells called motor neurons, causing the muscles connected to them to waste away. There is no cure and many people with the disease succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis. A new study published on-line by Nature Genetics shows that genetic defects affecting a supply line within motor neurons can lead to an ALS-like disease."
So what does aspartate (excitotoxin in aspartame) do? On the back cover of Dr. Blaylock's book it gives the definition of an excitotoxin: "A substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (NutraSweet), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid." (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills)
A neuron, of course, is a nerve cell, the structural and functional unit of the nervous system. It consists of a cell body and its processes, an axon, and one or more dendrites. Neurons function in initiation and conduction of impulses.
Now we're interested in the motor neurons, and there is upper and lower. In the upper this is neuron whose cell body lies in motor areas of cerebral cortex. Its axon passes down the spinal cord and synapses with lower motor neurons.
We know aspartame damages DNA and we know it destroys neurons. Dr. James Bowen, of course, explained it so it's easy to understand. And he said: "Aspartic acid, the excitotoxic component of aspartame does not cross the blood brain barrier but is secreted into the cerebral spinal fluid by the choroid plexus located in the ventricles of the brain. There, in the brain's lower area and upper terminus of the spinal is where Lou Gehrigs, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis damage is most prominent. These critical locations are bathed in the toxin as it removes from the blood. From the third to fourth ventricle there is a narrow canal called sylvian aqueduct which fills with this secretion and washes the roof of the hypothalamus."
In Mackle's article he discusses a 1999 study and mentions that
disruptions of axonal transport perhaps by toxins might be capable of
triggering sporadic ALS. Aspartate and glutamate can be that toxin.
Incidentally, MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more
than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research.
"Two new studies appearing in the journal Neurology, one privately funded, the other federally supported, both report an above-average occurrence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among Persian Gulf War deployed veterans." (Sept 23rd issue)
"A privately funded study by Robert W. Haley of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a government-funded study by Ronnie D. Horner of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesa, Md., both depict a roughly two fold risk of ALS development for U.S. veterans who were actively deployed in the Persian Gulf between August 2, 1990, and July 31, 1991, when compared with nondeployed U.S. military personnel."
"With deployed troops developing ALS more frequently and, maybe more importantly, much earlier in life than average, the two studies raise the question of whether an environmental factor could have triggered an early onset of the disease."
One thing we have to keep in mind, aspartame knows no age and the geography makes no difference. In the Persian Gulf at that time the troops were consuming lots of diet pop cooking in the 120 degree Arabian sun for as long as 8 weeks at a time, according to vets I personally interviewed in Huntsville, Alabama.
Remember Time Life published an article on bipolar, well know to be triggered by aspartame because of the depletion of serotonin. But the article was interesting in that this is an adult disease and children were developing Bipolar. (40% of children in the US are using it). Michael Fox wanted to know why he developed Parkinson's, an old man's disease, when he was only 30. He was a Diet Pepsi spokesmen and addicted to it. The Alzheimer Association says 50% of all nursing home beds have Alzheimer patients, including mature baby boomers. A hospice nurse told me they were getting 30 year olds with Alzheimers, and aspartame is escalating this disease. (Defense Against Alzheimers Disease, H. J. Roberts, M.D.)
And so with ALS - Mackle continues: "In addition to a higher incidence of ALS in Gulf War vets, the studies both show a higher than average occurrence of ALS onset in people in their 20s and 30s. Because ALS typically occurs in middle age, the studies hint at the possibility of an environmental agent that triggers ALS prematurely."
So what environmental agent triggers ALS prematurely? Aspartame! How long has it been known that aspartame triggers ALS? Dr. Bowen wrote the FDA 19 years ago: "Aspartic acid is a neuroexcitotoxic present in damaging amounts, in its own right at the ADI for aspartame. Simple logic tells one that it will vastly increase the metabolism of methyl alcohol to formaldehyde ... This corresponds well with the symptomalogies often experienced, such as LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE (ALS), bulbar palsies, neurohormonal disorders. ..Diketopiperazine issue remains totally unresolved and dangerous."....
Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills about diseases triggered by such excitotoxins as MSG and aspartic acid. He quotes Dr. John Olney pointing out the irony of a food industry practice:
"Thus, today we are witnessing an ironic situation; while knowledgeable neuroscientists are fervently attempting to develop methods for protecting CNS (brain) neurons against neurotoxic potentials of endogenous Glu (glutamate) and Asp (aspartate), other elements of society are vigorously promoting the unlimited use of exogenous Glu and Asp as food additives."
"Today the experimental evidence demonstrating the neurotix potential of these excitotoxins is so overwhelming, as can be seen from the scientific citations in this book, that it can no longer be ignored."
Dr. Blaylock explains how excitotoxins work. "The studies showing how excitotoxins work have greatly increased our understanding, not only of brain function, but also of the very basis of the degenerative brain disease process itself. In this discussion you must keep in mind that the excitotoxins added to food are the exact same ones that produce experimental brain damage in animals. And the glutamate in our discussion is the same substance and active ingredient found in MSG. The neurotoxin aspartate is a major component in the artificial sweetener aspartame (actually a mixture of two amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartate, and methanol or wood alcohol)."
He says further: "Both glutamate and aspartame can cause neurons to become extremely excited and, if given in large enough doses, they can cause these cells to degenerate and die."
There is a chapter in this book titled Creeping Death: The Neurodegenerative Diseases. Here are some comments that help to explain.
"By ingesting diets high in MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, aspartame and other excitotoxins, these people would be exposing their brains to damaging levels of this class of toxin. Eventually other neurons would be damaged, possibly leading to symptoms of Alzheimer's type dementia and ALS."
Remember what Dr. Bowen said about aspartic acid seeping into the brain. Dr. Blaylock says: "It's also possible that glutamate and aspartate can enter the brain without a breakdown in the blood brain barrier. We know that certain areas of the adult brain have no, or incompetent, barriers. These areas are near the ventricular system (circumventricular organs) and can potentially act as points through which glutamate and aspartate in the plasma could slowly seep into the surrounding brain, thereby by-passing the blood brain barrier."....
On page 118 Dr. Blaylock explains Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig's Disease. He says: "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerataive disease that primarily affects the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord. These are the primary neurons in the spinal cord that control muscle movements of the body. But these neurons do not operate by themselves, rather they are controlled from higher up in the brain by other neurons in the motor cortex which send fibers down the spinal cord, that in turn connect (synapse) with the anterior horn cells. This bundle of fibers from the cortex is called the corticospinal tract. In most cases of ALS these neurons are also affected."
Dr. Blaylock discusses research on ALS in l987 by Doctors Andreas Plaitakis and James T. Caroscio:
"In a follow-up study, Dr. Plaitakis and his coworkers examined the glutamate and aspartate levels from the cerebellar cortex, frontal lobe and two areas of the spinal cord in patients dying of ALS. They found that glutamate levels were significantly decreased (21 to 40% lower than controls) in all areas tested. The cervical and lumber cord, the areas containing the greatest number of motor neurons, showed the greatest deficit. Aspartate was significantly decreased in the spinal cord only (32 to 35%). This defect in the aspartate and glutamate pools in the brain and spinal cord of ALS patients could indicate that these specialized neurons are destroyed and as a result have lost their previously high concentrations of these excitatory amino acids."
Writing about the prevention of ALS he says: "You must also avoid all foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame (NutraSweet), since it contains the powerful excitotoxin aspartate. In addition, all that we have learned about hypoglycemia and Parkinson's disease also applies to ALS patients. Low energy level greatly magnify the toxic effect of MSG and aspartate on the spinal cord."
There are many interesting comments in this book relating to MSG and aspartame as follows: "Placebos are supposed to be completely inert substances. Otherwise the ywould produce a physiological effect all of their own and ruin the experiment. In the case of MSG toxicology studies, the placebo used to test the excitotoxin glutamate is NutraSweet, which contains the excitotoxin aspartate. It has been clearly shown in a multitude of studies that aspartate produces the identical destructive reactions on the nervous system as MSG. It would seem obvious even to the layman that you would not use a control substance to compare to a known toxin if the control contained the same class of chemical toxin. But that is exactly what is being done."
"Are the representatives of the glutamate industry aware of this basic scientific fact? It is hard to believe otherwise, especially in the face of the fact that one of their own representatives presented evidence before a public hearing at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in which tables were presented showing that aspartame produces the same types and incidences of reactions as MSG."
"Did these scientists disclose in their scientific papers the fact that the placebos also contained a known excitotoxin? The answer is an emphatic "no", and I have reviewed dozens of these studies. In fact, I was not aware of this deception until I received the proof from Dr. Samuels. In many cases the powder used to mix the placebos was supplied by the International Glutamate Technical Committee (IGTC). It is interesting to note that the Ajinomoto company, the chief manufacturer of MSG and the raw materials of aspartame, is an active member of the IGTC."
"This company funds extensive research programs and provides funds to major universities for research on the safety of MSG. In my personal opinion, I have to believe that both the company representatives, and certainly the scientists doing the research, must know that such studies are dishonest at the very least."
Its obvious that aspartame can cause ALS. In conclusion Dr. Blaylock says: "..But of primary concern is the effect of these powerful brain cell stimulants have on the developing brain of the infant and child and the later development in the adult of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's dementia, Huntington's disease and ALS. The brain not only utilizes the excitatory amino acids as normal neurotransmitters, but there exists a delicate balance of excitatory and inhibitory chemicals in the brain. When the balance is upset, serious disorders of the nervous system can result."
If someone in the Aspartame Support said they were using lots of aspartame and suffered from memory lapses, fatigue, joint pains, rashes, headaches, dizzy spells and cancer you wouldn't think anything of it. These are known problems triggered by aspartame. What is the difference when they drink lots of aspartame already broken down to a witches brew of toxins in the Persian Gulf? Why would geography make a difference?
Richard Lieby, in the Dec 30 edition of the Washington Post, wrote: "The Pentagon says it still has no answer for an enigma that has confounded experts for more than a decade: What caused all the ... memory lapses, fatigue, joint pains, rashes, headaches, dizzy spells, cancer, Lou Gehrig's disease and birth defects" collectively known as Gulf War Syndrome?
And why don't the experts know? Could it be because the manufacturers of aspartame lie, the FDA lies and the professional organizations funded by the manufacturers lie. Dr. Blaylock in this book says so little of this information is known by the general public. Do you understand why I tell people these books on aspartame are important for them to have. They need to know it all because they certainly aren't going to find out by calling some of these organizations who sold out for 30 pieces of silver. And these doctors have paid a price. They did the research for us, and have battled to get the information to the public, since as I mentioned, it's very difficult to get it in medical journals, or in the mainstream media.
ALS or Lou Gehrigs is also in Dr. Roberts's medical text on page 244, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. He says the contributory role of aspartame to ALS was suspected in several instances. This association became more impressive when close relatives developed related neurologic disorders. He gives the case history - "A man with adult onset diabetes used considerable aspartame especially as a tabletop sweetener in his oatmeal and coffee. He developed severe and ultimately fatal ALS. Two daughters suffered severe aspartame disease, one having been initially diagnosed as multiple sclerosis."
Most of the vets I have interviewed over the years told me they drank diet drinks all day long. Here is what Dr. Blaylock says in Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life: .. "Using a radioactive tracer method, it has been clearly demonstrated that the formaldehyde formed from aspartame accumulates near the DNA in cells, resulting in numerous deletions and strand breaks in the nuclear material. Even more frightening is the finding that the damage is accumulative, so that even drinking one diet cola a day can produce significant genetic damage. There are also several reports of severe aspartame addiction, characterized by the daily consumption of a gallon or more of aspartame sweetened beverages." All it takes is drinking just one diet drink a day!!!!
And in this book Dr. Blaylock also goes into those diet drinks cooking in the hot Arabian sun in the Persian Gulf. He also says this: "So in the case of diet drinks in aluminum cans, the very toxic brain aluminum fluoride compound co-exists with multiple toxins found in aspartame, thus creating the most powerful government approved toxic soup imaginable."
About aspartame he says: "This particularly nasty substance should have never even been approved for human use. In fact, had it not been for some fancy footwork by those in power in the FDA it never would have."
In the Jan 7, 2003 article, Toxic Threat for Troops in New Gulf Way ( http://www.newsmax.com ), Robert McMahon of Soldiers for the Truth said: "A 100 hour ground campaign that saw 148 Americans KIA and 467 wounded in Gulf War 1 produced 159,238 veterans receiving a medical disability payment monthly. That is damn near 30 percent of our forces committed to the region at that time."
If these troops who served in the Persian Gulf had been warned about aspartame, and read the books by the experts, many would still be alive today. At last count, 40,000 had perished.
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In July, 2005, the European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences Cancer Research Centre in Bolonga, Italy released their three year study confirming the link between aspartame and lymphomas and leukemias, dose related. In September at a conference they added cancer of the kidney and cancer of the cranial peripheral nerves, and declared aspartame a multipotential carcinogen. Only rats fed aspartame developed malignant brain tumors.
Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., one of the world's leading authorities on aspartame neurotoxicity extensively reviewed this report. "This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers (l998), which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was cumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. These two studies strongly indicate that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could significantly increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia."
Dr. Blaylock continued "This study 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."
Aspartame has been on the market a quarter of a century and now we have a global plague. But it was known from the very beginning that aspartame is a carcinogen. The late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist, spoke out against aspartame in the August, l985 Congressional hearing. Gross, who took part in on-site investigations at Searle laboratories, said the studies carried out by Searle "to a large extent were unreliable." He said "at least one of those studies has established BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that thus .. is of extremely high significance."
Gross testified because aspartame produces brain tumors and brain cancer, FDA should not be able to set an allowable daily intake of the substance at any level: "In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that has been established way beyond any reasonable doubt, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"
The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "Give the (cancer causing potential of aspartame) how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?"
So the FDA has known for a quarter of a century aspartame violated the law and is not only a deadly neurotoxic drug but a carcinogen. The National Soft Drink Association, now American Beverage, even admitted that it violated federal adulteration statutes. http://www.dorway.com
Aspartame can trigger birth defects and mental retardation and is an abortifacient. This is documented in medical texts by Doctors Roberts and Blaylock. No doubt millions have perished from it. When those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its a sad commentary on how the FDA has betrayed the trust of the people. And I find it difficult to understand how any pharmaceutical company would not know aspartame is a deadly neuroexcitotoxin after being on the market murdering victims for a quarter of a century. Any research would shout "deadly neuroexcitoxic carcinogen"! There are over 2 million sites on the Internet warning consumers because the FDA sold out to the manufacturers. And there are stacks of medical books, two of which I have quoted. How could you put this poison in a Parkinson drug? Did you do your research with a blindfold?
Most chemical sweeteners are not safe. Splenda is a chlorocarbon poison and Acesulfame Potassium caused cancer and leukemia in original studies.
Please advise immediately you are removing this toxin, otherwise be responsible for every death it causes. James Bowen, M.D. says aspartame violates Title 18, the Federal Domestic Genocide law: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_murders_infants.htm
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame