Saturday, April 08, 2006

En Gaurde!

Wikipedia cites:

The proven abilityof aspartame to inhibit the glucose-induced release of serotonin within the brain may also affect behaviors, such as satiety and sleep.

Methanol has no therapeutic properties and is considered only as a toxicant. The ingestion of two teaspoons is considered lethal inhumans.

"is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed. In the body, methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and formic acid; both of these metabolites are toxic."

They also cite:

"It was a very interesting paper, that demonstrates that formaldehyde formation from aspartame ingestion is very common and does indeed accumulate within the cell, reacting with cellular proteins (mostly enzymes) and DNA (both mitochondrial and nuclear). The fact that it accumulates with each dose, indicates grave consequences among those who consume diet drinks and foodstuffs on a daily basis."

There's even lawsuits:

Lawsuits were filed in three separate California courts against twelve companies who either produce or use the artificial sweetener aspartame as a sugar substitute in their products.

The suits allege that the food companies committed fraud and breach of warranty by marketing products to the public such as diet Coke, diet Pepsi, sugar free gum, Flintstone's vitamins, yogurt and children's aspirin with the full knowledge that aspartame, the sweetener in them, is neurotoxic. Aspartame is a drug masquerading as an additive. It interacts with other drugs, has a synergistic and addictive effect with MSG, and is a chemical hyper-sensitization agent

And don't forget the conspiracies:

Contained in the lawsuit is the key role played by current Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld in helping to get aspartame pushed through the FDA. Back in the 1980s, Rumsfeld was the President and CEO of Searle who originally owned the patent on aspartame. Plaintiffs maintain that Rumsfeld used his political muscle to get aspartame approved by the FDA despite objections of many FDA health researchers and negative studies

Say it! No ideas but in things.


Gaelic Star said...

Are you purposely antagonizing me with your tirade against aspartame?

No ideas but in things. Now what?

wanderingshadow said...

Have you found other studies? I'm a bit skeptical of the first one, it being published in 1984 and all...not that it was a bad year, just a long time ago.

wanderingshadow said...

nevermind, I scrolled down

Rockel said...

fyi... your little Evil-ometer thingy comes from the site that's latin for "My Name is Ryan, and I'm a Homo."