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Aspartame Celebritoxicity: Deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson
By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
June 29, 2009


Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson had something in common. They were both aspartame diet pop consumers, and aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and causes sudden cardiac death. They both died yesterday, June 25th.

Michael Jackson, a former Diet Pepsi spokesman died of cardiac arrest. This is something that was listed in the CDC investigation of aspartame. Furthermore, aspartame causes an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. You have less than 7 minutes to save the life. So many people are simply dropping dead that two Parliamentarians petitioned WHO several years ago to consider sudden death a syndrome to be tracked. It's killing athletes and Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, wrote an Athlete Alert. Today defibrillators are sold over-the-counter, and are even on planes: http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_aspartame_alert.htm

Read these two medical reports: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm and http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm

Michael Jackson had vitiligo and he had been diagnosed with lupus. Both are auto-immune diseases and aspartame destroys the immune system. (Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com) Lupus is absolutely epidemic because of aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/E951/Canderel/NutraTaste/Benevia, etc.).

Dr. James Bowen explains it this way: "The ability of methyl alcohol/formaldehyde to create antigenicity, especially as combined in aspartame molecules is so great as to cause severe autoimmune reactions to the tissues deformed by formaldehyde polymerization, adduct formation. The immune system turns against the victim's tissues: Lupus".

In speaking with someone who grew up with Farrah Fawcett I was told she was a user of diet drinks and someone else mentioned she was seen on TV recently drinking them. Aspartame was known from the very beginning to cause cancer. FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross even told Congress that aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything in food that you know causes cancer, and that there was no safe dose. See below:

FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress at least one of Searle's studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"

The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?" Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)

In the Trocho Study in Barcelona in 1998 it was shown that the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Most toxicity was in the liver.

The Ramazzini Studies proved once and for all that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and it doesn't take much to cause cancer:

The first ERF study (2005) was conducted on 1800 Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/per sex/per group) In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 5000, 2500, 100, 500, 20, 4, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began at 8 weeks of age and continued until spontaneous death. The results show that APM causes a statistically significant, dose-related increase of lymphomas/leukemias and malignant tumors of the renal pelvis in females and malignant tumors of peripheral nerves in males. These results demonstrate for the first time that APM is a carcinogenic agent, capable of inducing malignancies at various dose levels, including those lower than the current acceptable daily intake (ADI) for humans (50 mg/kg of body weight in the US, 40 mg/kg of body weight in the EU).

The second ERF study (2007) was conducted on 400 Sprague-Dawley rats (70-95/per sex/per group). In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 100, 20, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began on the 12th day of fetal life until natural death. The results of the second study show an increased incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in female rats with respect to the first study. Moreover, the study shows that when lifespan exposure to APM begins during fetal life, the age at which lymphomas/leukemias develop in females is anticipated. For the first time, a statistically significant increase in mammary cancers in females was also observed in the second study. The results of this transplacental carcinogenicity bioassay not only confirm, but also reinforce the first experimental demonstration of APMs multipotential carcinogenicity.

In original studies aspartame triggered all types of tumors and the FDA even found Searle filtering out neoplasms. See FDA audit: Bressler Report: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=56 They were even excising brain tumors from rats, putting them back in the study and resurrecting them when they died.

Remember that aspartame was not approved by science but by the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. FDA originally revoked the petition for approval. This is how Rumsfeld did it from the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html FDA also tried to have Searle indicted but both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired.

Think of other celebrities who used aspartame. Cher advertised Equal and suffered chronic fatigue syndrome. (A study at the University of Florida showed when aspartame and MSG are removed chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia disappear.) I wrote her a letter and she refused to renew her $900,000 deal to continue to advertise.

What about Flo-Jo, the runner. Florence Griffith Joyner who had a massive seizure and died. She was addicted to Diet Coke and aspartame is a seizure triggering drug that interacts with anti-seizure medication. Seizures are listed 5 times on the FDA list of 92 documented symptoms including death.

How about Michael Fox, another Diet Pepsi spokesman who asked why he got Parkinson's at the age of 30? Aspartame can precipitate Parkinson's and interacts with L-dopa and other Parkinson drugs. I sent out this press release some years ago called Save the Fox:

"Michael Fox, Star of Spin City, Family Ties and many movies, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and once asked how a 30 year old man would get this old man's disease. Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted drinking many a day. Aspartame/NutraSweet that is in Diet Pepsi is a neurotoxin that triggers neurodegenerative diseases, and can precipitate Parkinson's. Fox has been going downhill because of the wild movements and writhing he's been suffering. He is unable to control his body. Aspartame, in reality a drug, also interacts with other drugs and changes the dopamine of the brain. There is no way for Michael to improve until someone gets him off the Diet Pepsi.

Dr. James Bowen says: "Many NutraSweet victims report parkinsonian symptoms. This should be no surprise because every biochemical component of the aspartame molecule is implicated in producing Parkinsonian structural damage and creating a biochemical basis for parkinsonian symptoms. Aspartame is a source of methanol alcohol. Experts in neurodegenerative disease from alcoholism recognize that methyl alcohol is the component of beverage alcohol that causes neurodegenerative disease in Parkinson's Disease in alcoholics. Beverage alcohol is grain alcohol or ethyl alcohol. However, methyl alcohol is also present in very small amounts, although present only in trace amounts in alcoholic beverages. It is the factor that produces the neurodegeneration. Methyl alcohol accomplishes this even though the ethyl alcohol serves as a protective factor. Aspartame on the other hand affords no such protection and the structural components of the molecule are so arranged that the methyl alcohol from aspartame is probably 500 to 5000 times more active in producing toxicity than it would be alone.

The structural damage in the basal areas of the brain where Parkinson Disease structural damage occurs from the dicarboxylic amino acid neuroexcitotoxins is a problem long recognized. So aspartic acid even in and by itself is a recognized source of the damage to the basal ganglia where Parkinson's Disease degeneration occurs. As in the case with methyl alcohol the molecular structure of the aspartame molecule probably makes the aspartic acid damage from aspartame 5000 times more potent than from free aspartic acid on a mg. per mg. basis. The brain with loss of neural tissue to produce the dopamine, a neurotransmitter necessary to let the brain circuitry function normally is no longer producing dopamine in sufficient amounts in these structures. The metabolic impact of the phenylalanine isolate from aspartame is to remarkably decrease dopamine production thus making Parkinson symptoms much worse.

The phenylalanine isolate out competes all other amino acids at enzyme sites in the brain. This includes the decarboxylase enzyme sites. Therefore, the amino acid tyrosine is not decarboxylated to tramine, which is the first step in producing dopamine in the brain. Therefore, the brain dopamine levels plummet remarkably.

Michael Fox has reportedly used L-Dopa to try and increase his dopamine levels. The use of aspartame completely defeats this therapeutic endeavor. Not to mention the fact that it caused the degenerative disease called Parkinson's Disease in the first place. The destructive process will continue as long as he uses it. " James Bowen, M.D. "

Today they are putting aspartame is the very drugs used to the treat the problems it causes. For instance, Parcopa has aspartame in it and the company although written refuses to remove it. They know it interacts with the drug. http://www.wnho.net/schwarz_pharma_letter.htm

Isn't there somebody out there who deals with celebrities who can help them get over their aspartame addiction, and get off this addictive excitoneurotoxic, genetically engineered, carcinogenic drug that interacts with drugs and vaccines, and is a deadly killer! Dr. H. J. Roberts says that the free methyl alcohol causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. Methanol is classified as a narcotic.

Dr. H. J. Roberts and I today were discussing the celebrities who use aspartame who are sick or have died. He appropriately called it "Celebritoxicity"! He is the author of several books on aspartame including the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic. He has just published an incredible new book called: "A Manifesto For American Medicine", http://www.sunsentpress.com The goal it says is improved doctoring and health care. It should be the requirement of every medical student to read, so he or she won't go out in the world believing so much propaganda released by industry and front groups. Andrew Rifkin, Publisher of Nutrition Health Review called it a monumental achievement.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
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Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

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