The Dangers of Aspartam

This was posted on Facebook and is doing the rounds. But it only says what a lot of us have known for a long time. Just a reminder for those that already know, and a warning for those that Don't.



In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,






Joint pain,

Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!' People were jumping up during the lecture saying,'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'




STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'

Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.

The bill was killed.It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!"

34 Replies

  • Yes, I had heard about the dangers of aspartame as well. I sufferred from irritable bladder/interstitial cystitis for a few years and aspartame used to make it so much worse. I would get agonising cramps from it. Then I read it gave rats bladder cancer and wasn't the slightest bit surprised! Thanks for highlighting this.

  • You're welcome, Kate. :)

  • GG, I can't stand the taste of artificial sweetners. Not mad on fizzy drinks (other than Prosecco or Champagne) and when I very occasionally have a fizzy drink it will be the sugar laden 'regular'. The potential adverse effects of aspartame have been discussed for many years.


    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • It has in deed been known, but there are still people who take no notice. I was at lunch with some people before Christmas, and the diabetic at the table was sitting there swigginn his diet coke. And when the coffee arrived, out came the little box of artificial sweeteners... I've told him. But he won't listen.

  • GG, Bleurgh, sugar or sweetener in tea or coffee :(

  • lol Sugar in coffee, but not tea. But then, I rarely drink either. But artificial sweetners... I Don't know how anyone can bear the taste. I know instantly if a fizzy drink has AS in it, and pour it down the drain. It tastes awful! Nothing like sugar.

  • GG, same here, if I buy Ribena and pick up the low sugar by mistake I can't drink it.

  • ugh!!!

  • GG, Lol! I suspect that revulsion is to Ribena regular and low sugar :-D

  • No, I like Ribena. But I really wouldn't like it with artificial sweetners!

    Last time I was in England - that must have been about 2011 - I wanted to buy some cream soda, because I love that with milk, and England is the only place in the world you can buy it, I think. Well, impossible to find one without artificial sweetners! I was so disappointed! One ought to at least have a choice!

  • GG, mmm cream soda with sterilised milk. I used to love it when I was a kid. Shame if it's only available with artificial sweeteners :(

  • Yup. :(

  • Its so hard - I prefer to give my kids the full sugar cordials to drink rather than the artificial sweetener version but it is getting harder to get them. I have never drunk diet drinks as they taste vile and give me a headache. I am going to show this to my husband as he drinks them sometimes and I keep telling him that its poison. Thanks so much for sharing this article - I think it could help a lot of people. A friend of mine drank diet drinks for years and was always overweight and struggled to lose it. She stopped them 2 years ago and the weight fell off and she looks amazing now

  • That's a wonderful story! I'm so glad for your friend. :)

  • Thanks GG - I just remembered as well that many years ago she had ME type symptoms that were unexplained for a long time!!! Makes you think doesn't it?

  • Sure does!

  • Belvoir cordials are sweetened with ordinary sugar and nothing else, and I buy them precisely because of that (and I like the taste too). I've also got a Tesco Finest Strawberry & Raspberry Cordial in my fridge which is only sweetened with sugar.

    If I want to have a fizzy drink I use cordial and fizzy water.

    I would like to know if any chocolate or other confectionery uses ordinary sugar these days. I don't think I've ever seen any. It's always sweetened with something completely unnatural. I do wonder if manufacturers avoid saying that their products contain sugar because they think it would put people off, and so they use some other more "scientific-sounding" name in preference to sugar. However, I would like to be told the truth. I'd buy chocolate which contained sugar.

    It's like shampoo or toothpaste. They tell us it contains "aqua" rather than just admitting it contains water.

  • There are some lovely cordials now - I too like them with fizzy water. Thats an interesting point about chocolate. I haven't looked at the sugar content :(

  • I didn't know that, HB. But, then, I haven't bought chocolate in England for many, many years.

    I used to work in chocolate (no jokes, please!) in the sixties. It was all real sugar, then. I worked for Paynes, and Pascals - Don't know if they exist anymore. And for a company that I know doesn't exist : Shuttleworth's. They made chocolate for Rowntrees and Lindt, and a lot of generic chocolate that was sold in shops like Woolworths, and used to cover cakes and ice cream. There was no such thing as an artificial sweetner in those days.

    Have you looked at Lindt chocolate? I'm pretty sure they wouldn't use AS. But, I shall have to look next time I go shopping. :)

  • I could be out of date I admit. I looked at ingredients far more in years gone by than I do now, and things may have changed.

  • Let's hope they have, where artificial sweetners are concerned!!!

  • I suspect that a worse problem for chocolate and other confectionery now, as well as biscuits, cakes, and puddings, is the use of really, really unhealthy fats rather than artificial sweeteners.

  • Well, that shouldn't be a problem for chocolate, because they're only supposed to use cocoa butter. Otherwise, it isn't chocolate! :)

  • Sadly for me Lindt isn't gluten free :(

  • Is it not? I didn't know that. Why do they put gluten in chocolate??? They didn't do that in my day!

  • aspartame is one of worst offenders. I use agave syrup if I have to use any of a kind, as it's GI is much better than sugar aspartame.

  • Wow, this is amazing information. I will be looking at the ingredients in everything we eat very closely in the future to make sure there is no Aspartame in anything we eat. Thank you Greygoose for all your research it is really helpful to all of us on this forum.

  • You're welcome, Baggiebod. :)

  • I will not have anything containing that poisonous carcinogenic in my house and I advise anyone and everyone that stands still long enough to listen to do the same! I HATE the bloody stuff... it tastes awful and does definite harm and NO good whatsoever!

  • Absolutely!

  • Does this apply to all artificial sweeteners e.g. sorbitol or just the aspartame?

  • I Don't think they're all as bad as aspartame, but none of them are good. They should be avoided.

  • I have always avoided it since discovering it was triggering bad migraines and visual disturbances.

  • Best thing to do!

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