Also see Trocho Study on www.dorway.com showing the formaldehyde
accumulates in the cells and damages DNA. Five Aspartame
Detoxification Centers now exist in the US.
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Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 13:32:57 -0500
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From: Betty Martini <Mission-Possible-USA at altavista.net>
Subject: For Immediate Release: When Hormone Replacement Therapy
Backfires Investigate Aspartame: Interacts with Premarin. Don
Rumsfeld's Gift to the World, Aspartame Contact Betty Martini,
Mission Possible Intl, 770 242-2599 Class Action www.dorway.com
For over 40 years doctors have used Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
to improve the quality of life for post menopausal women, but a study
reported this week by the Journal of the American Medical Assn (JAMA)
shows it can do the opposite.
About one-third of post menopausal American women take estrogen. The
leading brand, PREMARIN, is one of the world's most widely prescribed
drugs. Recently cardiologists began telling women it doesn't protect
against heart attacks or strokes. New studies "challenge the widely
held belief that HRT helps women remain more youth, active or vibrant"
say Kathryn Rexrode and JoAnn Manson of Harvard University in a JAMA
A randomized trial of HRT on 2,763 women with heart disease showed no
difference in the risk of heart problems between HRT and placebo
groups. The 15% of women reporting hot flashes showed improvement,
but other women declined in physical function and energy levels.
Stanford University's Mark Hlatky puzzled: "I'd love to sit down and
try to dissect why these changes occurred."
An answer is found in the recent medical text ASPARTAME DISEASE: AN
IGNORED EPIDEMIC by diabetic specialist H. J. Roberts, M.D., who
explains that synthetic peptides related to aspartame induce hormonal
responses and the stimulation by prolactin contributes to the
reduction or loss of menses in aspartame users. Page 473 gives a
representative case report:
A 40 year old saleswoman consumed considerable diet sodas and other
aspartame products. ..Her description of reactions ... of major
changes when taken in conjunction with
Premarin/Provera included cloudy vision, dizziness, tenderness and
tingling of the feet, joint
pains, numbness of the lower limbs, headache, "foggy thinking",
confusion, slurred speech
and EXTREME FATIGUE. She took as many as 18 ibuprofen tablets daily
for relief of constant
pain. Extensive neurologic studies including electromyography,
nerve conduction studies,
x-rays and MRI scanning failed to reveal a cause.
Considering a possible connection to the hormonal therapy, she
reduced Premarin by half and
quit Provera. There was considerable relief from the joint pain and
muscle aches within two
days, along with cessation of her neuropathic symptoms. After than
products, she wrote, "I felt IMMEDIATE relief within two days of
what remained of the lumbar
ache, muscle aches, foggy thinking, dizziness, and cloudy vision.
All these improvements
continue in the week since. Walking seems less of an effort, hip
pain is improved.
A public health nutritionist who called today said: "so many women are
complaining about taking estrogen, and so many people here are using
Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, etc.) is an endocrine disrupting
neurotoxic chemical that has brought FDA over 75% of the additive
complaints. Five years ago they published a list of 92 symptoms which
included four kinds of seizures, blindness, death and all of the
afflictions reported by the 40 years old victim above. FDA has closed
the complaint window and the list is secret now, you need a
congressman to get it. This poison eventually messes up your nervous
and endocrine systems and reacts with medicines to produce weird but
predictable results. It is also a chemical hypersensitization agent
and interacts with vaccines.
How did aspartame get approved after the FDA fought not to approve it
for 16 years? First the FDA sought indictment of the original
manufacturer but two U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team
and the statute of limitations expired. Then Searle hired Don
Rumsfield, who said he would call in his markers and get it approved
anyway. (UPI Investigation). Arthur Hayes, the FDA Commissioner who
approved it over the protest of his Board of Inquiry, soon hired with
NutraSweet's public relations outfit on a fat consulting contract.
Hayes may have been a buddy of our now Secretary of Defense Donald
Three congressional hearings, endless medical testimony and a
multitude of case histories established the lethality of this chemical
that gave five of seven monkeys grand mal seizures and killed #6
Louis Elsas, M.D, testified before Congress about aspartame, Nov 3,
l987: He said: "In the developing fetus such a rise in maternal
blood phenylalanine could be magnified four to six fold by the
concentrative efforts of the placenta and fetal blood brain barrier.
Thus a maternal phenylalanine of 150 uM could reach 900 uM in the
developing fetal brain cell and this concentration kills such cells in
tissue culture. The effect of such an increased fetal brain
concentrations in vivo would probably be much more subtle and
expressed as mental retardation, microcephaly, or potential certain
birth defects. .. In the rapidly growing post-natal brain (child of
0-12 months) irreversible brain damage could occur by the same
Aspartame also triggers infertility as discussed by Dr. Madelon Price
Thank you, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, for selling the world so
many ways to die!
Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible International, 9270 River
Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 770 242-2599
Reports discussed in this press notice can be found on www.dorway.com
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, (1038 pages) by H. J. Roberts,
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock,
Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Aspartame Support Group, www.presidiotex.com/aspartame
Original USA Today article below
02/05/2002 - Updated 06:24 PM ET
Hormone therapy can lower energy levels
By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY
Postmenopausal women who aren't having hot flashes may feel worse
physically if they start taking hormones, says a study out Wednesday.
The research, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is
first to show that hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can worsen a
woman's quality of life.
The study "should challenge the widely held belief that hormone
helps women remain more youthful, active or vibrant," Kathryn Rexrode
JoAnn Manson of Harvard University write in an accompanying editorial.
Roughly a third of postmenopausal U.S. women take estrogen, approved
for relief of symptoms such as hot flashes and osteoporosis
many doctors prescribe it for other reasons, from smoother skin to a
healthier heart. Premarin, the leading brand of estrogen, is one of
world's most widely prescribed drugs.
Recently, though, cardiologists have begun telling women not to expect
to protect against heart attacks or strokes. That advice stems from
randomized trials, in which a coin toss determined which woman would
hormones or a placebo. Such trials are thought to minimize the bias
might have occurred in earlier, promising studies, in which women
on their own whether to take hormones.
The first randomized trial of HRT was the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin
Replacement Study (HERS) of 2,763 postmenopausal women with heart
After three years of treatment, there was no difference in the risk of
heart problems between the HRT and placebo groups. At the beginning
of HERS, researchers assessed participants' physical function, mental
health and energy. The new report looks at those findings.
Among the 15% of HERS participants who reported having hot flashes at
start, those on HRT had improved mental health compared with those on
placebo. But among the other women, physical function and energy
declined in those on HRT, compared with those who took the placebo.
Says lead author Mark Hlatky of Stanford University: "I'd love to sit
and try and dissect why these changes occurred."