I prefer to keep these interludes in the poison spectrum to a minimum. Instead of highlighting the evils in society, we need to recognize them, then eliminate them. Unfortunately, bad science propaganda pumped into the mainstream by special interest groups makes the average plebian believe that aspartame sweetners in food products and artificial fluoridation of drinking water are safe.
“Why would they allow the public to buy it if it’s not safe?”
Querys the gullible mind. Obviously, to make that gullible mind even more gullible and to raise generation after generation of gullible people.
Fortunately, you’re here. This means you’re more interested in the facts. You’re more interested in objective professional opinions concerning the health and well being of everyone. Please take note of the latest news concerning aspartame and artificial fluoridation. Thanks for your time.
by Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon
In the light of deaths of American Airline pilots who heavily used aspartame Dr. Blaylock gives this warning.
We continually receive complaints from pilots about seizures, cardiac problems, vision loss, vertigo, confusion, disorientation, etc. associated with consumption of Equal/ aspartame/NutraSweet/Spoonful/Canderel/E951, etc Aspartame is a compound of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and a methyl ester which converts to methyl alcohol in digestion: wood alcohol, 1 ounce is a fatal dose, then into formaldehyde! Mission Possible Aviation.
I have reviewed reports from airline and private pilots concerning effects of aspartame on various physiological systems. Several of these are related to the nervous system, which puts this in category of great concern to the pilot as well as the general public. The more common complaints include disorientation, difficulty thinking and concentrating, visual blurring or even monocular blindness, seizures and heart failure. It is well known that the ingredients in aspartame, as well as its breakdown products, have deleterious effects on the nervous system and retina.
For example, phenylalanine is a precursor of the catecholamine neurotransmitters in the brain and elevated levels in the brain have been associated with seizures. These catecholamines are metabolized to form other excitotoxins and peroxide products that can lead to elevated free radical formation and lipid peroxidation within neurons.
Likewise aspartic acid, an excitotoxin, acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter and can lower the seizure threshold making a seizure more likely. The additive effect of aspartic acid and phenylalanine would significantly increase the likelihood of a seizure, especially under hypoglycemic conditions. This would occur if a diet drink is substituted for a meal, or if one is on a stringent diet. It is well known that hypoglycemia greatly magnifies the excitotoxic effects of these ingredients.
The combination of hypoglycemia and aspartame would also increase the likelihood of mental confusion and disorientation. In the pilots situation, this could be disastrous. It must be recognized that pilots would also be frequently exposed to other excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed proteins, etc, that have a synergistic effect that greatly increases the likelihood of an adverse reaction.
One of the intriguing associations with excitotoxins of all types is the occurrence of sudden death. We know that one of the primary sites of actions of these excitatory substances is the hypothalamus and that sudden cardiac death can be induced by stimulating the hypothalamus. It is entirely possible excitotoxic stimulation of these hypothalamic centers could also lead to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Hypothalamic stimulation has also been shown to produce an ECG pattern exactly like that of myocardial infarction. Combinations of excitotoxins, such as aspartic acid and glutamate, great increased the risk.
Finally, a scientific study demonstrated that aspartame exposure significantly increases the level of formaldehyde in all tissue, including brain and retina and that this breakdown product of aspartame is very toxic to proteins and DNA, leading to permanent injury to these vital cellular components. Even more important, was the finding this highly toxic substance accumulates in these tissues with chronic exposure to aspartame. This could lead to significant injury to the brain, retina and other organs long after the exposure. Also, the effects appear to be dose related. That is, the more aspartame you consume, the greater the danger. It should be appreciated that formaldehyde is a powerful carcinogenic agent, (but it does get you a head start on embalming yourself).
My book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, explains in detail how excitotoxins damage the nervous system, leading to severe disorders, and what can be done to reduce your risk. It is my opinion that aspartame is a dangerous neurotoxin, as well as a significant carcinogen to many organs, and that it should be avoided at all cost.
Russell L Blaylock, M.D.
The number of Professionals who have signed the Statement Against Fluoridation is now at 2,400.
Thanks to an excellent April 7 article, Never Swallow Regular Toothpaste, by Dr. Joseph Mercola, which appeared on his site (the most widely read health newsletter on the web), we have received a boost in our numbers, on several fronts:
1. The number of signers of our Professionals’ Statement has jumped to 2,400, that is an increase of 178 new signers in just 8 days. See http://fluoridealert.org/professionals.statement.html
If you are a Professional and haven’t yet signed the statement, please consider doing so. Click here to sign.
2. The number viewers of Dr. Osmunson’s 5 minute video vignette has leaped to 147,676 – that is an increase of 36,000 in just a few days!
3. And the number of citizens signing the statement supporting the Professionals’ statement and calling for a Congressional hearing has gone up to 20,200. If you haven’t yet signed, click here.
PROP 65, CALIFORNIA: Comments on “Fluoride and its salts” due by May 5.
California: “Fluoride and its salts” (see pdf) are under consideration for inclusion in the Propostion 65 list of chemicals. There is a 60 day open comment period, with comments due on or before May 5. The chemicals listed in Prop 65 are known to the State of California to cause cancer, developmental, and/or reproductive effects. California has taken a more progressive and precautionary position than any other US state or federal agency with its Prop 65 list. Click here for more information.
European Commission: Submission due by April 26.
Call for information for research papers, reviews and reports published after 2004 on hazard profile, health effects, and human exposure to fluoride and chemicals used in drinking water fluoridation (sodium silicofluoride, disodium hexafluorosilicate, hexafluorosilicic acid or hydrofluorosilicic acid. Also, other credible scientific information that may not be easily available and which is directly relevant to this issue. Click here for more information – also see FAN’s site which lists past EU reports on fluoride.
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