Text of Woman's World Article
Issue November 24, 1998 Page 13
4 forbidden foods that are really good for kids
Health-Conscious parents know that hod dogs are linked to cancer, sugar promotes hyperactivity, chocolates triggers acne, and Nutrasweet causes headaches.
Right? Wrong say experts. No scientist has proven a link between any of these foods and ill health. Here's the scoop on four kid-favorite foods you no longer have to fear:
1. Hot Dogs. Remember the hot-dog scare a few years back? Researchers claimed to have linked hot dogs to childhood cancers. Forget it! According to a new report, there's no scientific proof for the scare.
What caused the fuss? Preservatives called nitrites were suspected of reacting with proteins to form a cancer-causing compound. But now, says Michael Pariza, Ph.D. "we know that vegetables like lettuce and tomatoes contain even higher levels of nitrites," he says. Besides, today's hot dogs and made with 80 percent fewer nitrites. Why? They're being cured instead with vitamins C and E, which inhibit cancer.
2. Sugar. How many times have you been told, "Don't feed kins sugar; it'll make them hyperactive"? Well, recent research suggests the opposite is true:sugar may calm kids sdown because it's high in carbohydrates!
What's more, medical studies comparing kid's behavior before and after they consume sweets show sugar doesn't affect how they act--for bettor for worse, says nutrition expert Chris Rosenbloom, Ph. D. So why do many people still consider sugar a behavioral bad guy? It's guilt by association, says Rosenbloom. "THe escitement of occasions when excess sweets are consumed -birthdays and holidays-is the true trigger that causes kids to get wired."
3. Chocolate. No matter what anyone says. it isn't true that chocolate causes acne in teenages, declares Kathy Fields, MD. The culprit is testosterone. Production of this hormone speeds up in both adolescent boys and girls. causing oil glands in the skin to react and acne to strike. The real surprise: Chocolate offers a health benefit--it's high in copper, which helps form blood cells and carry nerve impulses to the brain.
4. Aspartame. Best know by its trade name NutraSweet, this sugar substitute has been blamed for everything from headaches to mood swings. Yet there's no evidence it causes health problems. In fact, aspartame has been judged safe by the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Besides, no one exceeds the FDA's safe daily intake level:a 50-pound child could drink 11 (8-ounce)cans of diet soda and still not go over it. The exception:people with the very rare inherited disease phenylketonuria should avoid aspartame because their bodies cannot properly excrete a protein it contains.
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Lisa Anthony's ResponseSubj: Aspartame Good for Kids???!!!
Date: 98-11-19 14:27:05 EST
Your article in the Nov. 24, 1998 issue of Woman's World, p.13 captioned "4 Forbidden Foods that are Really Good for Kids" will be responsible for many illnesses and deaths! Read the following facts and investigate the provided references, and then do the responsible thing and print a retraction ASAP along with an accurate article reporting the dangers. Contact the following world-renowned doctors and researchers and tell of their scientific findings, detail the story behind the government refusal for eleven years to approve this toxin. This is just unbelievable and the height of irresponsible journalism.
Mrs. Lisa Anthony
Mission Possible, Pennsylvania
Since being introduced into our food supply several countries have come to learn that aspartame is a poison, yet unbelievably the United States is still the top consumer of the toxin. Tens of thousands around the globe have suffered numerous conditions by consuming a product which, because it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (www.abcnews.com/sections/living/DailyNews/fda-drugs980710.html) and is still on our shelves (www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/asp-com.lis), is assumed to be as safe as mother's milk. This could not be further from the truth and the history (www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/history.faq) of this toxin tells the real story. For over eight years the FDA refused to approve it because of the seizures and brain tumors the drug produced in lab animals (www.dorway.com/gross.txt). Diketopiperazine (DKP), a cancerous tumor causing agent, was the major impediment to approval as noted in the Searle "Helling" (www.dorway/secret.html) memo. In addition, the FDA's Dr. Jerome Bressler's (JBRESSLE@ORA.FDA.GOV) 76 page report (www.dorway.com/bressler.txt) on only one Searle test verifies the tumor aspect. The FDA continued to refuse its approval it until President Reagan took office (a friend of Searle) and fired the FDA Comissioner who would not approve it. Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. was then appointed as Comissioner. Even then there was so much opposition to approval that a Board of Inquiry was set up. The Board's conclusion was "Do not approve aspartame." Despite the Board's recommendation and with safety questions still unanswered, Dr. Hayes overruled his own Board of Inquiry. Shortly after Arthur Hayes approved the use of aspartame in carbonated beverages, he left for a position with G.D. Searle's Public Relations Firm. Sixteen hundred (1600) members of the National Soft Drink Association were so concerned that they filed a 30-page protest objecting to the use of aspartame in soft drinks (Congressional Record S 5507-S 5511, May 7, 1985) describing in detail the many errors made by the manufacturer when testing for aspartame
by- products and its breakdown constituents. On August 1, 1985, Senator Howard W. Metzenbaum voiced his concerns by introducing a bill entitled, "The Aspartame Safety Act of 1985," (www.dorway.com/possible.html/metzbill.txt). He considered this legislation "the absolute minimum that Congress needs to do in order to protect the health and safety of the 100 million American consumers who are using this chemical sweetener under its better-known brand name of "NutraSweet" (www.dorway.com/betty/nelson.html)." He stated "We must be sure that the questions which have been raised about safety are answered." These questions never have been answered and the FDA now reports they have over 92 adverse reaction symptoms (www.dorway.com/92sympt.txt) listed for aspartame--included in this list is death. Senator Metzenbaum also stated, "The Food and Drug Administration (email@example.com), along with Members of Congress (www.dorway.com/congress.html), has a responsibility to ensure that all questions surrounding the safety of artificial sweeteners are investigated." Even though no answers were forthcoming, in response to heavy lobbying from Monsanto, this proposed bill was killed.
Recently a misleading and highly suspicious study out of Oklahoma stated that aspartame can be used as a pain reliever. Although entirely incorrect, this would not be surprising as most toxins, alchohol, nicotine, heroine, do have a temporary analgesic effect however, the important thing to note about this research is that the researchers themselves admit, their research was not extensive due to it being performed on "AN ALREADY KNOWN TO BE SAFE SUBSTANCE (www.dorway.com/asparta.txt)." First of all, this type of research is unheard of and secondly, you now have read the story regarding the determination of this substance's safety. This kind of misleading information is highly dangerous to the public, does not in any way address the long-term effects, (www.dorway.com/badnews.html), and the consumers of this toxin deserve to know the truth. In his 1998 interview with Mission Possible Radio (www.dorway.com/jturninv.html), James Turner, a principal in the law firm of Swankin and Turner (www.swankin-turner.com/aspartame), and crusader against aspartame for over two decades stated that, "The facts are (www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/100.html) that every single study done on NutraSweet over two decades that show this substance to be safe, have been paid for by the NutraSweet Company, and every single study that show this toxin to be unsafe, have been paid for by sources other than the NutraSweet Company!" The unbelievably sad truth is public record; the medical community does not make this warning due to the fact that Monsanto (www.holisticmed.com/ge) (Searle) donates megafunds to not only the Dietetic Association and American Diabetes Association but also the American Medical Association. Currently, law suits (www.holistic.com/aspartame/lawsuit) are being filed against NutraSweet (Monsanto) in, ironically, Oklahoma, the very place where the misleading pain relief study was subsequently conducted and reported. On March 11, 1998, in the district Court of the county of Tulsa, Jeff Martin, Attorney-At-Law filed Case No. CJ 98 1198. As Monsanto attemptsto put a more potent aspartame on the market, neotame (www.holisticmed.com/neotame), plaintiffs continue to be added to a Titanic lawsuit. This was published in the June issue of Townsend Letter for Doctors.
Jeff Martin has said that tobacco will pale against aspartame as cases continue to flood in from this deadly poison.
There are numerous world renowned doctors, researchers, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, etc. (www.dorway.com/doctors.html), who are experts on the dangers caused by aspartame. Those that follow explain the process by which aspartame harms human health. Within their research you will see first hand the proof that was in the hands of the FDA when this toxin was approved for our consumption.
H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P.,F.C.C.P., nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, included in the Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Technology, included in THE BEST DOCTORS IN THE U.S. and selected by a national medical publication as "The Best Doctor in the U.S.," has authored numerous books index.htm at www.icanect.net) and position papers on the subject. In his paper entitled "Multiple Sclerosis or Aspartame Disease," (http://www.dorway.com/betty/ms-ad.txt) the states, "An erroneous diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can penalize a person in numerous ways and for years. It is my opinion that a diagnosis of early multiple sclerosis should not be made in individuals consuming aspartame products until they have been obsverved for many months of total abstinence. Some minor finding by CT or MRI scans of the brain does not justify this diagnosis in an aspartame reactor." Who is warning the MS patients of this? How many are being medicated but continuing to use aspartame laden products only to deteriorate further? This is a crucial warning that is not being made. Dr. Robert's has also written papers warning against aspartame use by diabetics (www.dorway.com/betty/diabetes.txt) and pregnant women (www.dorway.com/betty/pregnanc.txt), in addition to also writing position papers on joint pain (www.dorway.com/betty/jointpain.txt), vision problems (www.dorway.com/betty/eye.txt), blindness (www.dorway.com/betty/blindns.txt) and brain cancer (www.dorway.com/betty/brainc.txt).
Dr. John Olney world famous researcher at Washington University Medical School who discovered that the widely used food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) destroys nerve cells in the brain when fed to immature animals, has reported the link between aspartame ingestion and brain cancer (www.alternativemedicine.com/digest/issue17/i17-a94.shtml). In the November 1996 issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, John Olney, M.D. and his colleagues Nuri Farber, M.D., Edward Spitznagel, Ph. D. and Lee Robins, Ph. D., all from Washington University in St. Louis, reported that brain tumor rates had risen abruptly and dramatically at the time of aspartame's introduction to our food supply.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, expert on aspartame disease, authored a superb book entitled Exitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (excitotoxins.html at www.healthpress.com). His book is available through Health Press at 1-800-643-2665 or amazon.com. Dr. Blaylock 1998 Interview with Mission Possible Radio (www.dorway.com/blayinv.txt). "
Dr. Lendon Smith, former Network Physician for NBC TV, and world class pediatrician is also well aware of the problems and has written a position paper on the subject of aspartame entitled "Greed vs. Health, Which Will Win? " (http://www.vitawise.com/aspfacts.htm). In it Dr. Smith reports that 85% of all complaints registered with the FDA concern aspartame 's adverse reactions. He also states that those suffering problems from this toxin have found that the media will not touch the subject due to advertising revenue.
Dr. Louis J. Elsas II, M.D., Dir., Division of Medical Genetics, Professor of Pediatrics, Emory U. School of Med., Atlanta Georgia has testified before congress (www.dorway.com/possible.html/dr-elsas.txt) as well as written a position paper regarding fertility problems caused by aspartame. Also discussed is the devastation caused to the brain of the fetus and small children. This toxin is especially harmful to small children.
Dr. Joe Esposito (firstname.lastname@example.org) out of Atlanta is a chiropractor, Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists and has a BS in Clinical Nutrition. He is an international author and lecturer and one of the most entertaining and informative speakers. He lectures on aspartame all over the world.
George M. Wolverton M.D. (www.dorway.com/wolverto.txt), has traced patient problems to aspartame ingestion and now warns all of his patients off of this substance.
Dr. James B. Hays, M.D. (www.dorway.com/headach.txt), is a clinician in General Practice in Central Texas and has done extensive studies on his patients who use aspartame and the ill effects they have suffered due to consuming this toxin.
Australia's top selling medical writer, Dr. Sandra Cabot, M.B. B.S.,D.R.O.C.G., Director, International Women's Health Network, (Cabot@ozemail.com.au) is posting a warning regarding aspartame in her new book about healthy living and eating for energy. In her position paper entitled "Aspartame Makes You Fatter!"(www.dorway.com/cabotfat.txt) she details the way in which aspartame compounds problems concerning the liver and/or metabolism as well as helping the consumer to gain unwanted weight. Dr. Cabot explains that after the liver metabolizes aspartame's toxic ingredients, it has no energy to burn unwanted fat which results in fat storing.
Aspartame destroys the brain and central nervous system, causes birth defects, brain tumors, blindness, and triggers cancer, Alzheimers, Systemic Lupus, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis (aspart.htm at netvoyage.net).the list goes on and on. The FDA knew of these scientifically proven dangers at the time this toxin was approved. It is truly a crime against humanity and you would be doing a tremendous service in learning more and becoming involved in getting this dangerous toxin removed from our food supply. By the end of 1997,aspartame was in over 9,000 products, including vitamins for adults and children and medicines. Incidently, a harmless herb called Stevia (www.dorway.com/stevial.html), which like aspartame, is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar and proven to be completely safe and natural, was refused approval by the FDA. Scientists in Japan found years ago that aspartame killed brain cells and white sugar suppressed immunity. Since that time, Stevia has surpassed all sweeteners in Japan as the most widely used.
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