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Sunday, August 8, 2010

STODDARD BIO

" What I’ve done since I got Mary Stoddard's report is this: I will take any of my patients off of aspartame. I now ask all my patients to give me a history of their use and the quantities they are using. Then, I take them off if they have any of those symptoms."
-- Dr. Robert Atikins - The Atkins Diet - [WOR Radio NY transcript 3/21/94]


“Mary Nash Stoddard is a national treasure.”
-- Robert Crayhon WOR Radio NY and Your Health magazine


In one of the largest whistle-blowing campaigns since the one against the gigantic tobacco industry, Stoddard pioneered and spearheaded the aspartame awareness campaign for over two decades, with quiet dignity and grace. Even her adversaries in the sweetener industry can't find anything bad to say about her - except to say she is “misguided.”.

BIO MARY NASH STODDARD -

Award Winning:

Consumer Advocate and Food Safety Consultant.
Expert Medical Witness.
Appointed Judge for the State of Texas
Pioneer Female Broadcast Journalist and Talk Show Host.
[First FCC Licensed Female Anchor and Deejay in Dallas Radio - KVIL’s Girl-Named-SAM]
Author Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame
Awarded Honors from Government of Mexico for her work
Voting member Texas Radio Hall of Fame.


In 1984, Mary Nash Stoddard gave up a successful career, working with Hollywood Producers and Academy Award winning actors, to devote all her energies to helping her husband, Mike recover from his newly-diagnosed brain tumor. Despite chemotherapy and radiation treatments, on January 5, 1985, Stoddard lost her beloved 42 year old husband to brain cancer. She found herself a newly widowed mother of three, trying to cope without her partner and best friend.

That was when Stoddard determined to make health and fitness a priority in her life. She resumed working out and joined Weight Watchers to lose a few pounds. Aspartame sweeteners played a major role in the Weight Watchers regimen and teachings. Stoddard switched to diet sodas, sweetened with aspartame, and used Equal for cooking, as recommended by all the Weight Watchers counselors. She began to develop puzzling physical symptoms, prompting her to consult a series of specialists. None could come up with a diagnosis. Finally, with the blessings of her primary physician, Stoddard removed aspartame sweeteners from her diet and gradually began to get well. Later, her doctor diagnosed her illness as a painful, aspartame related, life threatening blood disorder, fitting all the CDC guidelines for Eosinophiliamyalgia.

Having suffered an adverse reaction herself and in addition, having a husband who died from brain cancer and a child who suffered an idiopathic grand mal seizure on a school field trip, Stoddard eventually traced her child's reaction and her own to something they were drinking, which contained the new sweetener, aspartame. When Stoddard found out aspartame caused brain tumors as well, she decided to pull out all the stops and go for it.

Using skills as a journalist, and with the help of a neuropharmacologist neighbor, she uncovered research, hidden deep inside the medical journals, showing the breakdown products of aspartame to be capable of creating cancers, seizures, blindness and other serious adverse reactions, including eosinophilia. Stoddard began to investigate further and found others [even airline pilots] with stories similar to hers. She was especially devastated to learn a breakdown product of aspartame caused brain tumors in the laboratory animals.


Dallas papers ran a front page story, July 27, 1987, on Stoddard's new organization - Aspartame Consumer Safety Network, which she founded with successful Washington Consumer Advocate, James S. Turner, Esquire. Later that year, she flew to Washington D.C., where she was invited to give testimony at the Senate Hearing on aspartame safety, relating her experience. And the rest is history.

For over two decades, Stoddard has worked with thousands of people who believe they, or a loved one, have been harmed by the artificial sweetener, aspartame. Dozens of researchers and health care professionals partner with ACSN to address this health issue. Stoddard has traveled to three countries as an invited keynote speaker, and has spent thousands of hours giving interviews all over the world, to network and independent television news producers, radio talk show hosts, newspaper reporters, wire services, and writers for dozens of magazines.

In 1998 and 1999, Stoddard was a select member of the President's Council on Food Safety. Stoddard and Turner are the only consumer advocates who have qualified in court as Expert Medical Witnesses in their area of expertise: the artificial sweetener, aspartame. A career highlight was being engaged, by the Mexican Government, to be the keynote speaker at their annual Conference on Sweeteners in 1998. They awarded her a Certificate of Honor, recognizing her work. Although she is a popular lecturer at many colleges and universities, the ultimate honor came when she was engaged to teach a class at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, January, 1997.

Thousands of serious adverse reactions fill the files in her Dallas office. In 1987, Stoddard initiated a worldwide Pilot's Hotline for reporting adverse reactions to aspartame. She was asked by an F-16 pilot she met at the Senate Hearing in Washington, to address the issue of flying safety and aspartame ingestion. Hundreds of calls have now been registered on behalf of the international flying community.

Stoddard edits the underground best seller: Deadly Deception - Story of Aspartame and routinely receives standing ovations wherever she speaks. One national televised interview generated over 60,000 calls to the television network switchboard.

Stoddard's passion is to uniquely show people how to make those important lifestyle changes that will improve the quality of life forever. Her signature sign-off after every radio show she hosted - "Stay healthy. Stay happy. Get involved."

Mary Nash Stoddard, Founder and President
Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline [1987 - present]
Author: "Deadly Deception - Story of Aspartame" [Odenwald Press 1998]
* Expert Medical Witness [1992-present]
* Guest Presenter Gulf War Veterans Annual Conference - [Las Vegas 1999]
* Visiting Professor: U. T. Southwestern Medical School [1997]
* Visiting Professor: American University School of Journalism [1999]
* Visiting Professor: University of North Texas at Denton Dept. of Science [1990 and 2005]
• Visiting Professor: University of Houston Bioneers Conference [2006]
* Invited speaker: Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem - [1997]
* Keynote speech: Mexican Government's Annual Conference on Sweeteners [1999]
* Appointed Judge - State of Texas [1977-1984]
* Broadcast Journalist - [1965-present]
* President's Council on Food Safety - [1998-1999]
* International Lecture Tours - [1996-present]
* Testimony to Senate Committee Hearing on Safety of Aspartame - Washington [1987]
* Panelist at National News Conference Announcing Dr. John Olney's Brain Tumor/Aspartame Connection - Washington D.C. [1998]
* Voting Member Texas Radio Hall of Fame [2002-present]
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http://www.aspartamesafety.com/mary_nash_stoddard.htm
http://www.aspartamesafety.com/DeadlyDeception.htm [crop out the products]
http://www.aspartamesafety.com/photo_gallery.htm


Mary Nash Stoddard - Author/Broadcast Journalist/Expert Medical Witness/Food Safety Consultant

Founder of the massive international anti-aspartame movement in the mid 1980's, following the brain tumor death of her forty two year old husband, Mike. Ms. Stoddard suffered a life threatening aspartame-related blood disorder in 1985, whereupon, The NutraSweet Co. offered her an all-expense paid vacation for two anywhere in the world, if she would agree to be tested by their doctors. She declined, with the blessing of her doctor, and the rest is history. She has conducted multi-national lecture tours and is a popular visiting professor at colleges, universities and medical schools. "Deadly Deception - Story of Aspartame" is a toxicology sourcebook, edited by Ms. Stoddard, documenting the harmful effects of the world's most toxic artificial sweetener. The companion one hour "Deadly Deception" video is further documentation - taped at a prestigious scientific conference. Stoddard's efforts, over more than two decades, led to the present rejection of the sweetener by many of the food and beverage giants of industry, as they rush to distance themselves from the liabilities associated with use of a neuro-toxic substance in their products. She has testified in court as an Expert Medical Witness and like her counterpart, Erin Brokovitch, helped with a number of lawsuits on behalf of consumers. Her powerful message has reached millions around the world through the airwaves on radio and television, in print and through popular personal appearances.


Honors, Awards, Societies:
• Expert Medical Witness [1992-present]
* Guest Presenter Gulf War Veterans Annual Conference - [Las Vegas 1999]
* Visiting Professor: U. T. Southwestern Medical School [1997]
* Visiting Professor: American University School of Journalism [1999]
* Visiting Professor: University of North Texas at Denton Dept. of Science [1990 and 2005]
• Visiting Professor: University of Houston Bioneers Conference [2006]
* Invited speaker: Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem - [1997]
* Keynote speech: Mexican Government's Annual Conference on Sweeteners [1999]
* Appointed Judge - State of Texas [1977-1984]
* Broadcast Journalist - [1965-present]
* President's Council on Food Safety - [1998-1999]
* International Lecture Tours - [1996-present]
* Testimony Senate Committee Hearing on Safety of Aspartame - Washington [1987]
* Panelist at National News Conference Announcing Dr. John Olney's Brain Tumor/Aspartame Connection - Washington D.C. [1998]
* Voting Member Texas Radio Hall of Fame [2002-present]
Representative of the Texas Rice Growers Association [Miss Rice]
Board member: Irving Symphony Orchestra
Board Member: Irving Community Theater
Founding Board Member Radio Station KNON [public radio], Dallas
Charter member City of Dallas Citizens Safety Committee
Board Member Dallas Mayor’s Fee Task Force
Vice President Operation Get Involved, [liaison committee of the D.P.D.]
Board member Dallas Homeowners League
President Save Open Space
Texas Steering Committee Presidential Election
Award for Public Service - Mexican Government
State of Texas Board of Adjustment

Media
National/International TV

60-Minutes CBS News New York
60-Minutes Sydney Australia
Hard Copy
ABC News Nightline
CNN TV News
FOX TV News
Global TV Mexico and S.A.
Channel 4 London
Thames TV, UK
Sky TV Italy
CBC TV, Canada
Trinity Broadcast Network - Calling Dr. Whittaker
Christian Broadcast Network News
700 Club
CJIL TV, Canada

Associated Press
Reuters

Radio TV Mirror Magazine
Atkins Low Carb Monthly Magazine
McCall’s Magazine
The Dallas Morning News
D Magazine
FOOD Magazine
Vegetarian Times Magazine
Nutrition Week Magazine
IDEA Today
Pacific Flyer
I.C.A.S. Magazine
General Aviation News [US & Canada]
U.S. Air Force Flying Safety Magazine
Advance Magazine for Nurses
Association of Birth Defect Children
London Sunday Times, UK
The Guardian, UK
Extraordinary Science Magazine
Fit to Fly
Aviation Safety Digest, Australia
Aviation Medical Bulletin
National Business Aircraft Owner’s Association
Catalyst Magazine
Nexus Magazine
Conscious Choice Magazine

National/International Radio

BBC Radio News UK
CBC Radio Canada
USA Radio Network
Texas State Network
Pacifica Radio Network

News Anchor/Announcer:

KULP, Houston 1954
WACO, Waco 1958
KORC, Mineral Wells 1960
KLIF, Dallas 1964
KVIL, Dallas - [1st FCC licensed female news anchor and announcer 1965]
KNON, Dallas - Founding Board Member 1976
KMEZ, Dallas 1988
KSKY, Dallas/Internet 1994 [Talk Show Host]
Real Talk Network, Dallas/Internet 2000 [The Mary Stoddard Show]


Editor: Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame [Odenwald Press 1998]