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There doesn’t seem to be any morality issues on the following matters, but the church will intervene in more personal issues of health and wealth, insist on being pro-life, for instance, without thinking about what pro-life means in its entirety.  I’m not suggesting a moral take on this, but I can’t help but be amused about the situations where the church decides to intervene and make screeching prohibitions, and just when they decide to step back and leave you to the hovering vultures.  

The following are by Dr. Mercola on Aspartame, a poison that comes mainly from the sodas mentioned and artifical sweeteners. 

“Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,” You Can Finally View FREE Online

Posted by Dr. Mercola | February 06 2010 

Sweet Misery is the movie that Pepsi and Coca Cola don’t want you to see. Now at last the enlightening film is available on the Internet, in its entirety.  




Stunning Evidence of Corporate Fraud and Manipulation 

Aspartame’s approval by the FDA may be the most controversial of any food additive in history! 

A close examination of the process by which the FDA approved aspartame illustrates how powerful corporations are influencing your once-trusted institutions. In “Sweet Misery” you’ll hear this incredible story, featuring: 

  • Archival footage from G.D. Searle, the producer of aspartame, and federal officials demonstrating the amount of propaganda and “dirty tricks” big business used to push aspartame into the market, including deceptive safety studies.
  • Many heart-wrenching testimonials by aspartame victims, including one by a woman serving prison time for murdering her husband, who claims he actually died of aspartame toxicity.
  • Key dialogue with Arthur Evangelista, a former Food and Drug Administration investigator, who exposes how far major conglomerates went to legalize the use of aspartame.
  • Consumer Attorney Jim Turner’s candid report of his exchange with Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld was the CEO of Searle, and at the same time, part of Reagan’s transition team when the FDA’s board of inquiry was overruled to allow the marketing of Aspartame as a food additive. Prior to this time, aspartame was unanimously rejected by the FDA.



A Crash Course in Aspartame Toxicity  

Over the past three decades, aspartame has been associated with multiple neurotoxic, metabolic, allergenic, fetal and carcinogenic effects. Yet it remains a multi-million dollar business today. 

Known to erode intelligence and disturb short-term memory, the components of this toxic chemical may lead to a wide variety of ailments. 

The following list of health problems are now associated with aspartame consumption: 

  • Brain tumors, including brain cancer: Aspartame can disturb the metabolism of amino acids, protein structure and metabolism, the integrity of nucleic acids, neuronal function and depolarization, and endocrine balance, ultimately leading to tumor growth and cancer. In 1981, an FDA statistician stated the brain tumor data on aspartame was “so worrisome” that he could not recommend approval of aspartame (NutraSweet).
  • Leukemia and lymphoma: Two major studies have now confirmed this risk.
  • Birth defects: A study funded by Monsanto to look at possible birth defects caused by aspartame was cut off after preliminary data revealed fetal damage.
  • A variety of diseases including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue
  • Emotional disorders like depression[ii], panic attacks, bipolar disorder, and other mental symptoms[iii]: A study from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine concluded, “individuals with mood disorders are particularly sensitive to this artificial sweetener” and should not use it.
  • Epilepsy/seizures: Numerous studies indicate that aspartame makes epilepsy/seizures worse[iv]
  • Migraines: 18 million people suffer from migraines, and aspartame may be one of the biggest culprits. Headaches are the most common complaint of aspartame users.
  • Numbness
  • Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Blindness, blurred vision and other eye problems: More about this in the film “Sweet Misery”—take the time to watch it!
  • Stomach disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired kidney function: A 2009 study found a two-fold increased risk of a decline in kidney function among women who drank two or more artificially sweetened beverages per day.
  • Weight gain: Aspartame actually causes you to consume MORE food by tricking your brain into “expecting” some calories, which aren’t forthcoming. This results in more cravings and more consumption after you eat or drink aspartame…bad news for your weight loss program!


If you aren’t familiar with all the potential health hazards you could be at risk for by consuming this deadly sweetener, “Sweet Misery” will indeed open your eyes to a biomedical genocide that has been covered up for far too long. 

If you want more information on aspartame, please check out the collection of articles listed on my aspartame page. 

Here are some key people, organizations and links mentioned in the film: 

  • Barbara Martini, Mission Possible World Health International 
  • Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. (neurosurgeon) 
  • Arthur M. Evangelista, PhD. (former FDA Investigator) 
  • David Oliver Rietz, DORway to Discovery 
  • Cori Brackett, blog  and website


If you have experienced an adverse reaction to any aspartame product, call the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your area. 

The Full Article Here 

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