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diet soda sweetener aspartame [ NutraSweet, Equal, Canderel, E951, Benevia ] toxicity warning: Murray 2004.10.05 rmforall

Rich Murray rmforall at att.net
Tue Oct 5 17:07:41 EST 2004


diet soda sweetener aspartame [ NutraSweet, Equal, Canderel, E951, Benevia ]
toxicity warning: Murray 2004.10.05 rmforall

Rich Murray, MA    Room For All    rmforall at comcast.net
1943 Otowi Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 USA  505-501-2298
132 members,  1,120 posts in a public searchable archive

Fully 11% of aspartame is methanol [ wood alcohol ] --  1,120 mg aspartame
in 2 L diet soda, almost six 12-oz cans,  gives 123 mg methanol (wood
alcohol) -- the same amount that produces hangover from red wine.

The methanol is  immediately released into the body after drinking -- 
unlike the large levels of methanol locked up in complex molecules inside
many fruits and vegetables.

Within hours, the body turns much of the methanol into formaldehyde, and
then much of that into formic acid, both of which in time are partially
eliminated as carbon dioxide and water.

This long-term low-level chronic toxic exposure leads to typical patterns of
increasingly severe complex symptoms, starting with headache, fatigue, joint
pain, irritability, memory loss, rashes, and leading to vision and eye
problems, and even seizures. In many cases there is addiction.  Probably
there are immune system disorders, with a hypersensitivity to these toxins
and other chemicals.

Many scientific studies and case histories report:  * headaches  * many body
and joint pains (or burning, tingling, tremors, twitching, spasms, cramps,
stiffness, numbness, difficulty swallowing)  *  fever, fatigue, swollen
glands  * "mind fog", "feel unreal", poor memory, confusion, anxiety,
irritability, depression, mania, insomnia, dizziness, slurred speech, sexual
problems,  poor vision, hearing (deafness, tinnitus), or taste  * red face,
itching, rashes, allergic dermatitis, hair loss, burning eyes or throat, dry
eyes or mouth, mouth sores, burning tongue  * obesity, bloating, edema,
anorexia, poor appetite or excessive hunger or thirst    * breathing
problems, shortness of breath * nausea, diarrhea or constipation  * coldness
* sweating  * racing heart, low or high blood pressure, erratic blood sugar
levels  * hypothryroidism or hyperthyroidism  * seizures  * birth defects
* brain cancers  * addiction  * aggrivates diabetes, autism, allergies,
lupus, ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical
sensitivity, multiple sclerosis, pseudotumor cerebri and interstitial
cystitis (bladder pain).

Aspartame and its effects on health, Michael E.J. Lean, Catherine R. Hankey,
Glasgow UK, British Medical Journal: 11% methanol component of aspartame,
and same level of methanol in dark wines and liquors, turns to formaldehyde
and formic acid, the main cause of chronic hangover symptoms: Murray
2004.10.04 rmforall

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Edward Bryant Holman, Moderator  bryanth at brooksdata.net

safety of aspartame Part 1/2 12.4.2: EC HCPD-G SCF:
Murray 2003.01.12 rmforall  EU Scientific Committee on Food, a whitewash

Mark Gold exhaustively critiques European Commission Scientific
Committee on Food re aspartame ( 2002.12.04 ): 59 pages, 230 references

http://www.HolisticMed.com/aspartame    mgold at holisticmed.com
Aspartame Toxicity Information Center    Mark D. Gold
12 East Side Drive #2-18 Concord, NH 03301     603-225-2110
"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research"

http://google.com  gives 245,000 websites for "aspartame" , with the top
7 of 10 listings being anti-aspartame, while
http://groups.google.com  finds on 700 MB of posts from 20 years of
Usenet groups, 99,700 posts, the top 10 being anti-aspartame.
http://news.google.com   recent aspartame items from 4500 sources.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed   lists 769 aspartame items.

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