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Betty Martini betty at noel.pd.org
Mon Feb 24 17:12:18 EST 1997

Dear Alan:  You might add to your protocol to warn all Parkinson patients
off aspartame marketed as NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful and no telling what
since the patent expired and they approved it in June for everything in
the grocery store.  It is a drug and not an additive and changes the
dopamine level of the brain.  It can easily kill a Parkinson patient.
Thats how I first found out about aspartame, when a friend of mine with
Parkinson on aspartame almost died from it.  I called Dr. H. J. Roberts,
world expert and author of books and publications on the subject (1 800
-814-9800). Dr. Roberts told me to get him off right away because it is a
drug that changes the dopamine level.

On the web page mentioned below, Dave Rietz has added our Mission Possible
files and also links to 29 other web pages on the dangers of aspartame,
including Mark Gold's, the largest page and Dr. Roberts web page of
publications.  On this web page is Senator Metzenbaum's bill in l985 which
never got out of committee because of heavy Monsanto lobbying.  He wanted
independent studies by the National Institute of Health on the problems
existing in the population.  Some of the original studies were the target
for an indictment for fraud that was not carried out when the U.S.
Attorney switched sides and went to work for the law firm defending the

Notice in Senator Metzenbaum's bill the mention that aspartame changes the
dopamine level of the brain, and that it is a drug that interacts with
other drugs. Aspartame can trigger Parkinson's Disease.

THERE IS NO WARNING ON THE PRODUCT.  All Parkinson patients should be

Betty Martini
Mission Possible Worldwide (warning the world aspartame is a deadly
neurotoxin).  It is now even escalating Alzheimers and Dr. Roberts has
written a book on it. Dr. Roberts did 30 years of research in Alzheimers.
To get more information on aspartame, email betty at pd.org as follows:
Subject: sendme help   
The subject line must be typed exactly like the above line.
Betty Martini             1.  Take the 60-day No-Aspartame test
Mission Possible                 and send us your case history.
5950-H State Bridge Rd    2.  Tell your doctor and your friends.
Suite 215                 3.  Return Aspar-Poisoned foods to the store. 
Duluth GA  30155  USA     (Nutrasweet(tm), Equal(tm), Spoonful(tm), etc)

Visit http://www.dorway.com with links to more than 25 other Web Sites

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On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, Alan Fried wrote:

> Derek Warnick <respighi at erols.com> wrote:
> >I am a Physical Therapy student at Thomas Jefferson University and need
> >to find some information on treatment of Parkinson's Disease, preferably
> >through means of physical therapy or any other non-pharmaceutical
> >means.  I'd appreciate any help available.
> Hi Derek
> I have been a physical therapist for 13 years and have worked with many patients with Parkinsons.
> The treatment is relatively easy depending on the severity of the disease. As you know it's a progressive disease with the
> early stages being very mild and the later stages being very severe.
> As with all patients you should be essentially be neutral and tranquil but more so with a Parkinson's patient because
> abrasiveness can cause the tremors to get worse. When doing ambulation with these patients stress continuity of movement
> which may reduce the shuffling gait pattern. In most patients who have difficulty ambulating, the rollator walker is usually
> the best type of assistive device because it provides for the continuity of movement.
> As far as mat exercises are concerned lower and counter trunk rotation may help brake up the cogwheel rigidity and perhaps
> gentle massage and or stroking as well.
> I also believe that the drug treatment is much better than it has been in the past for arresting the symptoms of the disease
> and is getting better. There is also some surgeries being developed for treatment as well. The one I've heard of is called a
> pallidectomy which I believe involves the removal of the Globus Pallidus (one of the basal ganglia).
> For more information on the subject use one of your search engines and you will find numerous Parkinson's web sites. The APTA
> also has a web site too which may give you some leads.
> Hope this helps
> Alan

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