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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I have my full medical on Friday; I am hoping that will shed some light on this mysterious weight loss and everything that goes along with it. The dizziness, heart palpatations, tiredness, loss of drive, etc goes so against my character and my general lifetime health, that quite frankly, even I am missing the old me.
The goal here is just to feel normal again, be able to run around after my kids, and to have my intellectual focus back on school. Right now I am having a hard time concentrating on anything and that too has to stop. I have too much to take care of and too much at stake.
I am hoping to take advantage of Sparkpeople and (*hopefully*) my sparkfriends to help me get back to the old healthy me; but more importantly, I know that the only person who is ultimately going to get me there is ME!
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    Hope you figure it out...I received an interesting email about the risks of aspartame...could it be that? Just guessing...I'll post the email if it will fit.
    * *
    *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 22 nod. *

    *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 the 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 'NutraSweet,' '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 (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms,

    shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, 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?' *

    *Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. * *Dr. Esparto (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 andis 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

    *Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behaviour when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called 'behaviour 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 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! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!
    *Please e-mail to your family and friends*

    4381 days ago
    anything? I m keepin ya in my prayers girl..
    4382 days ago
    Any news yet, or am I pressuring prematurely?

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, Heather... Hang in there!

    4391 days ago
  • MDEAN1177
    Me three! I will be here whenever you need a friendly ear! Keep your chin up-chickie! I am keeping you in my prayers!
    4392 days ago
    me too! I am here for you! I will be praying you find an answer on Friday. Nothing sucks more than not feeling like yourself! Hang in there and lean on us when you need to.
    4395 days ago
    hey you! So nice to see your face! Love the ski glasses!! Gosh I hope they figure it out friday. ANd just cause alot of those symptoms sound like what I had- check out the gluten. maybe try removing it for a week.. see how that goes. In my prayers and YOU know I AM always here for YOU!

    4395 days ago
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