Betty Martini (fwd)
betty at noel.pd.org
Wed Jul 12 22:29:19 EST 1995
Hi Guys: Sorry I didn't realize you were writing about me. You asked
for references - I wish you had emailed me I would have known you needed
information. On Alzheimers there has just been a book written about it
called DAAD; DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMERS DISEASE by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
Dr. Roberts has been doing research on Alzheimers for 30 years and just
published just book. He is a member of many prestigious medical and
scientific organizations - including the Endocrine Society and the
American Academy of Neurology. He has authored eight acclaimed books,
two being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
He says on page 12: " Some of my researches involving other medical disorders
(e.g. multiple sclerosis, hypoglycemia, diabetes mellitus) unexpectedly
came to figure prominently in crystallizing the AD prone state. The
confusion and memory loss associated with reactions to products
containing aspartame (NutraSweet) provided intriguing insights."
Further in the book on page 48 he says: "Novel food products and certain
food additives containing large amounts of single amino acids that can
cross the blood brain barrier and alter vital neurotransmitter function
at nerve membranes".
He has a chapter on NutraSweet. Aspartic acid (an excitotoxin) and
phenylalaine (a neurotoxin) cannot be biologically accepted by the brain
in large amounts without the other amino acids in protein. This is also
confirmed by the neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock, in his book
EXCITOTOXINS; THE TASTE THAT KILLS. He says that the ingredients in
NutraSweet literally stimulate the neurons of the brain to death.
The primary metabolic and neurotoxin changes that cause Alzheimers
Disease probably induce deterioration of nerve cells and membranes, with
ensuing plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid formation
subsequently occurs when the usually protected amyloid precursor protein
becomes exposed, and undergoes protelytic cleavage. If the amyloid
precursor is cleaved out, amyloid tends to be deposited around cells and
Here's the problem: Alzheimers is a 20th century disease. Dr. Alois
Alzheimer reported the single case of a 51 year old German woman in
l907. Now it is the 4th leading cause of death in adults in this country.
There are 250,000 cases diagnosed each year and 100,000 deaths.
According to this book 50% of all patients in nursing homes have Alzheimers.
One out of three families in the United States has experienced the
destabilizing impact caused by AD in a member.
The public is continually exposed to numerous neurotoxins capable of
destroying brain cells. Industry introduces some 1,000 new chemicals
every year, generally without information (known or suspected) about
their potential long term hazards for humans.
It is unlikely that any pharmacologic "magic bullet" can cure AD in the
wake of sufficient nerve cell death to have caused dementia.
This means we have to look at prevention.
This book is the best I've ever read. Dr. Roberts writes with great
dignity and understanding. I'ts destined to be a best seller. If
you're really interested in Alzheimers you can get this book by calling
1 800-814-9800. If you're in the Atlanta area, Dr. Roberts is having a
seminar on the subject at the Double Tree Hotel on July 29 and you can
register at this same number. He will also go into NutraSweet's effect
on Alzheimers. Basically it accelerates the disease. It takes 20 or
30 years according to Dr. Roberts to get the disease but NutraSweet is
speeding up the process.
Gentlemen< just for a minute consider logic. Would three organizations
in this country be set up to warn and take complaints on NutraSweet if
there wasn't serious poisoning. MISSION POSSIBLE is distributing
warning flyers worldwide, taking case histories and providing
documented evidence in the way of reports by physicians, etc.
The Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and the Worldwide Pilot Hotline
in Dallas is set up just to take complaints and also warn the public.
Their number is 214 352-4268. The reason the Worldwide Pilot Hotline
was set up is because NutraSweet is a seizure triggering drug and
pilots are having grand mal seizures in the cockpits of commercial
airliners. More than 600 pilots have called, many of them because of
these grand mal seizures. Also in lab studies aspartame produced
seizures in monkeys. Dr. Harry Waisman studied the effects of
aspartame on primates. Seven infant monkeys were fed the chemical in
milk. One died after 300 days, 5 others had Grand Mal seizures. Searle
deleted these findings when they submitted his study to the FDA.
The April, 1995 FDA report of complaints listed almost 500 seizures and
most people don't even notify the FDA because they are unaware of the
association of aspartame and seizures. This is why MISSION POSSIBLE on
our warning flyer lists symptoms and diseases that are triggered. Now
they are realizing the culprit, getting off aspartame and the seizures
and many neurological problems are disappearing.
Think about it, gentlemen: "Three worldwide organizations set up to do
nothing but warn the public and take complaints are in existence because
of NutraSweet." Could you at least admit - where there is smoke there is
fire. Case histories are coming in by the thousands.
Dr. Roberts wrote a letter to Newt Gingrich on June 2 that said:
"I am writing you to request a new Congressional hearing in the near
future concerning the documented harm being inflicted on many Americans,
probably in the millions, from the use of products containing aspartame
He also says: "I also am concerned about two other suspect
aspartame-related problems on which I have published in detail -- namely
the acceleration of Alzheimer's disease, and the initiation of brain
cancer. The latter was demonstrated in several animal studies long
before the arbitrary approval of aspartame for human use. My just
published book, Defense Against Alzheimer's Disease, reviews considerable
evidence for this Alzheimer connection."
He ends by saying: "Let me reiterate my twofold request. First,
Congress must review this threat at a new open hearing. Second, it
should declare aspartame products to be an "imminent public health
hazard" and withdraw them from the market if it concurs with my views."
So gentlemen, this is serious. I've been in Internet about a month and
people seeing some of my postings have eliminated all aspartame consuming
products and are finding that their neurological problems are disappearing.
I have 247 messages that have been emailed to me. Sorry I neglected this
group and didn't know somebody was requesting references. There are
pages and pages of references in this new book on Alzheimers!
I can't say strongly enough that this is a chemical poison. The methanol
in it is converting to formaldehyde in the retina and people are going blind.
We have case history after case history after case history. When we warn
them in time their vision is returning. People who are diagnosed with
multiple sclerosis are seeing it reversed because in reality it is
We are starting to put case histories, our flyer, Dr. Roberts papers,
other physicians who have written on the subject, etc. on an
auto-responder and web server. It will take about two weeks to get all
the scientific reports on there but there are some case histories now and
some information. Anyone who sincerely wants to know can email me for
instructions on accessing information from the auto-responder.
Dr. Roberts paper on brain tumors has gone to peer review. It will be
added as well. Brain tumors were produced by aspartame in lab animals
and this is why a Board of Inquiry told the FDA not to approve it - this
and the seizures. Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, head of the FDA over-ruled the
Board of Inquiry and approved this substance that was discovered by a Searle
chemist, James Schlatter, while testing a peptic ulcer drug. The used a
magic wand and turned it into a sweetner, and then it no longer required
According to the Food Chemical News , June 12, 1995, the FDA says they
will no longer compile complaints on NutraSweet!
FDA Commissioner David Kessler reported in the June 2, 1993 JAMA, that,
"only about 1% of serious events are reported to the FDA." If aspartame
were a drug instead of a food additive, the FDA would have removed it
from the marketplace. Since 1988 thirteen aviation magazines have warned
pilots of aspartame's side effects. The FAA refuses to warn pilots of
aspartame's side effects because the FDA continues to support its safety.
MISSION POSSIBLES flys packets around the world to Air Traffic Control to
warn pilots and keep the planes in the skies.
Dr. Woodrow Monte ( ASPARTAME; METHANOL AND THE PUBIC HEALTH) said: "The
most characteristic signs and symptoms of methyl alcohol poisoning in
humans are the various visual disturbances which can occur without
acidosis although they unfortunately do not always appear. Some of these
symptoms are the following: misty vision, progressive contraction of
visual fields (VISION TUNNELING) , mist before the eyes, blurring of
vision and obscuration of vision."
In December an American Airliner fell out of the sky. It was reported in
the Atlanta Journal on April 14, 1995 as being caused by pilot error -
Until we have everything on auto-responder and web service anyone can get
reports (WITH REFERENCES) MISSION POSSIBLE, P. O. Box 28098, Atlanta,
Georgia 30358 without charge. We just ask that you send us a
self-addressed envelope, with several stamps, to defray the cost of mailing.
We are volunteers, working free, because this toxin is poisoning the
American people. The Aspartame Consumer Safety Network says that 3 out
of 5 consuming NutraSweet already have the symptoms or some disease. Their
database contains thousands of case histories.
On February 27 and February 28, 1995 an NBC affiliate, Channel 4, out of
Miami exposed the entire FDA approval process and warned the public of
the hazardous affects. It was titled SWEET SICKNESS.
As Dr. James Bowen told the FDA: "In my opinion, this has resulted in
the mass poisoning of the American public as well as seventy-plus
countries in the rest of the world." He ended by saying: "I write this,
not believing that it will do the slightest bit of good in the sense of
affecting the labeling issue per se, but that instead, it might reach
some honest, concerned, conscientious individuals in the process."
Safety hearings were held when NutraSweet was in 600 products - now its
in 5000 and climbing and the patent has expired. Monsanto bought Searle in
As we making a difference? I believe Coke has seen the handwriting on
the wall. They have withdrawn NutraSweet in Diet Coke in Toronto, Canada
and are testing a new sweetner. They should be using Stevia, however,
because its a food and not an additive and helps in the metabolism of
sugar in diabetics. The American Diabetic Assn funded by Monsanto
continues to endorse this poison with methyl alcohol (deadly to
diabetics) to diabetics!
We are here with information for those who sincerely want it. We are
looking for the same people Dr. Bowen was - the honest, concerned,
conscientious individuals - who want to save their life and the lives of
those they love.
Domain: betty at pd.org UUCP: ...!emory!pd.org!betty
On 7 Jul 1995, TODD D. GOULD /A BRAIN IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE wrote:
> On 5 Jul 1995 jcoleman at msvax.mssm.edu wrote:
> > Does anyone but me wish this woman would put some references behind
> some of
> her claims....? According to you Betty, the cause of both ALzheimer's and
> Parkison's disease has been found to be Nutrasweet.....or at least they make
> it much worse. WHERE are the medical journal articles to prove this?
> Antedotal evidence frommone or two people is hardly evidence or proof and
> certainly is NOT science.> Quote one man or doctor with unknown credentials
> is very dubious...
> > jen
> I second that motion, It was my understaning that this newsgroup was
> designed to cater to the concerns of real researchers. I expected
> statements to be backed by references to supporting literature. The
> notion that aspartame is the largest coverup in U.S. history, or is a
> cause of various neurological diseases are bold
> statements which, to be beleived, would require substantial supporting
> evidence. Betty does not provide this and thus does not in any way
> validate her stements. In my opinion this newsgroup is
> not the place for Betty and her fear mongering, non scientifically
> motivated tactics; nor is it the place discusions for debating issues
> such as evolution vs. creationalism which while being an interesting topic of
> discusion has nothing to do with research in the field of neuroscience.
> - Todd D. Gould e-mail: tgould at falcon.lhup.edu -
> - student, Lock Haven University tel : (717) 766-1913 -
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> "Never mind."
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