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Aspartame is Dangerous?


Got this article from a friend
Is this true? Should we avoid Diet Coke and Fisherman's Friend?

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO EAT FISHERMAN SWEET BE CAREFUL. Sugar free products contain ASPARTAME. So don't consume Sugar free product esp. 'fisherman sweet'.

To those who prefer to consume artificial flavouring...

There is an epidemic across North America today of Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Most people do not understand why this epidemic is happening, and they do not know why these diseases are so rampant. I would like to share with you the main reason we are having this very serious problem.

Many people today use artificial sweeteners in their tea or coffee. They do this because the ads they see on TV tell them that sugar is bad for their health. This is absolutely true. Sugar is toxic to us, but, what most people use as a replacement for sugar is much more deadlier.

I am talking about Aspartame. It is the cause of the epidemic that was mentioned above. Aspartame is an extremely toxic chemical that is produced by a chemical company called Monsanto. Aspartame is being marketed around the world as a sugar substitute and is found in all diet soft drinks, such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. It is also found in artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful; and it is used in many other products as a sugar replacement.

Aspartame is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to GAIN weight because it makes you crave for carbohydrates. Causing you to gain weight is only a very small part of what Aspartame does. Aspartame has chemical contents that changes the brain's chemistry. It can and does cause severe seizures. This chemical alters dopamine levels in the brain, and it is particularly deadly for anyone suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Aspartame is extremely poisonous, and here is why. One of the toxic ingredients of Aspartame is wood alcohol. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in the Aspartame is converted to formaldehyde, and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of poisons as Cyanide and Arsenic which are very deadly toxins. The only difference is Formaldehyde kills quietly, and it takes a little longer. And, in the process of killing people, it causes all kinds of neurological problems.

There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning leading to coma and death. The majority of these symptoms are neurological, because the Aspartame attacks and destroys the nervous system. Some of the symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning are covered below. One of these symptoms is Lupus, which has become almost as Prampant as Multiple Sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. When someone develops Lupus as a result of using Aspartame, they usually do not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. They then continue to use Aspartame, which aggravates Lupus to such a degree that it sometimes becomes life threatening.
When people finally get off the Aspartame, the severity of the Lupus decreases. It is generally believed that once you develop Lupus, you will have it for the rest of your life, but this is not so. Lupus can be defeated with some very special treatment.

Aspartame Poisoning is also very often diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. The methanol toxicity mimics Multiple Sclerosis, and therefore, people are being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when in fact they do not have it. Multiple Sclerosis is not a death sentence, where Methanol Toxicity usually is. When those who suffer from Aspartame Poisoning stop using Aspartame, most of the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis disappear. There are many cases where someone's vision has returned, and even their hearing has returned.

We have a very serious problem here. More and more people who are heavy Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers are being diagnosed with MS. This also applies to other diseases. If you are using Aspartame and you suffer from Fibromyalgia symptoms such as spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss, you probably do not have Fibromyalgia, you very likely have Aspartame Poisoning.

At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know the cause of the epidemic in MS and Lupus. It is believed that the phenylalanine in the Aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes Serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage, and violence.

According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison". Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. There are many cases where physicians believe they have a patient with etinopathy, when in fact, the problem is caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many diabetics who have used Aspartame have died.

There are many recorded cases where diabetics have switched from Saccharin to an aspartame product, and many of these people have eventually gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss, and eventually coma and death.

Two prominent Doctors, Dr. Blaylock and Dr. H. J. Roberts, have written books on spartame Poisoning. Dr. Blaylock's book is entitled: "EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS".

Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on Aspartame Poisoning, has written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE". Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when Aspartame was first marketed and used. He said that his diabetic patients who used Aspartame presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss". The methanol in the Aspartame converts to Formaldehyde in the retina of the eye, and causes people to go blind.

Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr. Roberts tells how Aspartame Poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's disease. Women of 30 years of age are being admitted that have developed Alzheimer's disease as a result of using Aspartame. Aspartame Disease is partially the cause of what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems (Gulf War Syndrome).

The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases, can be directly related to the consumption of an Aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops (Remember that heat can liberate the methanol from the Aspartame at 86 degrees F) These diet drinks sat on pallets in the 120-degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time. The service men and women drank them all day long, and all of their symptoms are identical to Aspartame Poisoning.

According to Dr. Roberts, another serious problem is that consuming Aspartame during pregnancy can cause birth defects. When the Aspartame attacks the nervous system it does not allow the unborn child to develop properly.

Aspartame consumption has also been shown to lead to cancer. In the original lab tests on Aspartame, animals that were given Aspartame developed brain tumors. The phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, which is a brain tumor agent.

Young people drink a lot of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, and because of this, they are the most susceptible to Aspartame Poisoning. Please let your children know about the toxins in these drinks. And, very importantly, do not consume anything that has Aspartame in it. If it says "Sugar Free" on the label, you know that it contains Aspartame.

One other thing, and this is for your own benefit. Go to the Search Engine "Google" and do a search using the search word "Aspartame". You will be surprised by what you will find.


I have seen this before and I think it is baseless as far as I can tell.

And what the hell is Fishermans Sweat?


Either I'm a medical miracle or it's bullshit. I've been drinking around 10 drinks/day containing aspartame for over a decade.


I guess it depends on your sensibility to chemicals. I had doubts, I cut aspartame down to zero, and I have seen the difference. Go by feel, the body will not lie.


Is there a reason why this thread pops up once a month or so?

Let's just get this outt of the way once and for all: EVERYTHING GIVES YOU CANCER.

Aspertame, cell phones, cigarettes, copier toner, orange Gatorade, post-it notes, toilet paper, vegetarian chili, being a lefty, asbestos, watching little kids run through a sprinkler, talking in a movie theater, yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater, being anywhere near a theater at any time, anal (doing it or getting it done to you), Howie Mandel, Barbara Mandrell, mandrills, hand drills, all M&M's except the tan ones, and the first three Black Sabbath albums.

That is all.


hahah...good one!


i agree.. guess everyone reacts differently to everything..


it's a sugarless sweet found in asian, popular amoung smokers and people who dont want sugar in their mints....


Well I for one get headaches as soon as I consume it in any form.


When an article like this contains the phrase "much more deadlier," I tune out.


Sounds like an allergy. I don't get headaches from it.


hahahah my sentiments exactly.


Actuly i recently read a few articles about aspartame which seemd to be backed up pretty well and explained the dangers of aspartame


The MSDS sheet says about everything you need to know

Luckily it doesn't appear to be explosive...


2.1 Health Effects - Acute


Harmful if swallowed.


Irritates the eyes.


Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Irritates the skin.


Harmful if inhaled.

2.2 Health Effects - Chronic

Systematic allergic reactions.

2.3 First Aid


Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Never try to make an unconscious person vomit. Contact a physician.


Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes.


Flush skin with large volumes of water.


Immediately move to fresh air. Give oxygen if breathing is laboured.

First Aid Facilities

Ensure an eye bath and safety shower available and ready for use.

2.5 Advice to Doctor

Treat symptomatically based on individual reactions of patient and judgement of doctor.

2.6 Toxicity Data

No information available.


3.1 Exposure Standards

None established.

3.2 Engineering Controls

Ensure adequate ventilation to keep airbourne concentrations low.

3.3 Personal Protection

Wear protective gloves, protective glasses, and other protective equipment. Wear an NIOSH/OSHA approved respirator...

Shipping Name ASPARTAME


Risk Phrases

R20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.

Safety Phrases

S36 Wear suitable protective clothing.

4.3 Spills and Disposal


Clean up personnel should wear full protective clothing including respiratory protection. Ventilate area. Avoid generating dust.

Sweep up spilled material and transfer to sealable container and hold for alter disposal.


Dispose according to all local, state and federal regulations.


Fire / Explosion

Decomposes when exposed to fire conditions emitting toxic vapours of nitrogen oxides.

Safety data for sucrose (for comparison)

Could There Be Evils Lurking In Aspartame Consumption?
By Christine Lydon, MD

Sick From Aspartame? Meet Donald Rumsfeld.

Basically the FDA's Board of Inquiry repeatedly rejected the approval of aspartame over a number of years -- Rumsfeld, who at the time was head of Searle, finally got it approved through political pressure immediately after Reagan took office and he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, a Defense Department contract researcher, as FDA commissioner. He left the FDA immediately after aspartame was approved to work for Searle.


Check out the "What doctors don't tell you web site" which has numerous posts on this.

Interesting thing is, since the introduction of aspartame, dead bodies are taking longer to decompose because of the residual formadlehyde (spelling?). Strange, but true - straight from a forensic anthropologist.


My sister used to drink a ton of diet coke Then when she was diagnosed with epilepsy (2 years ago) we took her to a doctor with no result 1 day I ran across the whole aspartame fourm on the internet.

Told my mom what i had found and she had cut thae aspartame out of my sisters diet and almost all of the seuzures stop she still has some some times but much much less it may be perminate damage caused by the aspartame. but still a bit o info for ya.


While there are always some people that have a reaction (to just about anything) it doesn't make the substance generally harmful.

Anyway, no matter which food or substance you mention, yes including simple meats, you will be able to find articles on the Internet detailing how dangerous it is.

Take these things with a big grain of salt and stop believing everything you read.


Then when she was diagnosed with what?


Salt's no good for you, dontcha know?


This MSDS provides a little more elaboration/information regarding some of the bullet points listed in the MSDS that JTF posted.

It is easy to scare uninformed people with just a little bit of ambiguous information and a suggestion of the sinister. I am not refuting your other references, as I haven't reviewed them, but I don't think that an abbreviated MSDS contributes much to the thread.