Follow Mary Nash Stoddard on Twitter

Monday, September 6, 2010

FDA's Aspartame Statistics First Made Public by Aspartame Awareness Campaign Pioneer

FDA Released Aspartame Statistics to Mary Nash Stoddard, An Investigative Journalist, Only After Freedom of Information Act Was Invoked

Aspartame Side Effects

The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions. According to Lendon Smith, M.D., in the forward to Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame [Odenwald Press 1998] there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why. Then, there are users who don't 'appear' to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.
Mary Nash Stoddard, Host of The Great American Talk Show on KSKY Radio in Dallas, 1994-1997, was able to obtain the following information from the FDA, only by making the request as a Journalist. The agency finally, reluctantly sent the information, which Stoddard has made public in Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame and circulated widely on the Internet. 
Adverse reactions and reported side effects of aspartame ingestion include:
Eye -blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
pain in one or both eyes
decreased tears
trouble with contact lenses
bulging eyes
Ear -tinnitus – ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment
Neurological -epileptic seizures
headaches, migraines and (some severe)
dizziness, unsteadiness, both
confusion, memory loss, both
severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
severe tremors
Psychological/Psychiatric -severe depression
irritability
aggression
anxiety
personality changes
insomnia
phobias
Chest – 
palpitations, tachycardia
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure
Gastrointestinal -nausea
diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
abdominal pain
pain when swallowing
Skin and Allergies -itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
hives
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma
Endocrine and Metabolic -loss of control of diabetes
menstrual changes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
severe PMS
Other -frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection
Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all -
death
irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
peptic ulcers
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
severe depression
aggressive behavior
suicidal tendencies
Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Fibromyalgia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Epstein-Barr
Post-Polio Syndrome
Lyme disease
Grave's Disease
Meniere's disease
Alzheimer's disease
ALS
Epilepsy
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
EMS
Hypothyroidism
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Lupus
non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes. Adverse reactions to aspartame/neotame are commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mimic textbook 'disease' symptoms..
Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. 
Ever gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but he/she can't find the cause? Well, it's probably your diet, your environment, or both.
Aspartame is the common denominator for over 92 different health symptoms at the root of modern disease.  The most effective way to reverse disease symptoms is removing the underlying cause – aspartame.
What can you do about aspartame side effects?
Action Agenda taken from Stoddard's toxicology sourcebook, Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame:
  • Tell everyone you know.
  • Talk to the schools and day care centers. Offer to speak at parent-teachers meetings.
  • Contact your local, state, and Federal government representatives.
  • If you see someone with a diet drink, ask if they have had any of the typical aspartame side effects.
  • Spread the word at your work.
  • Distribute the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot's Hotline
  • Tell your doctor about the scientific research available proving the negative side effects of aspartame.
  • Register a complaint with the FDA, the FAA, and the NutraSweet Company about aspartame poisoning.
  • Return all food products with aspartame, opened or unopened, to your grocer. Tell him/her the products make you sick. The grocer can return them to the manufacturer for a store refund. The manufacturer should get the message. So, will the grocer.
  • Spread the word on computer networks.
  • Publish articles in newsletters at your church, place of work, or neighborhood association.