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Soda Consumption Falls to 30 year Low in the US – And Aspartame and Obesirty



Position Statement from Dr. Sandra Cabot
Mission Possible Australia
http:// www.liverdoctor.com

I have been a medical doctor for over 25 years and have clinical and research interests in the liver and metabolism. I have authored several best selling health books including the “Liver Cleansing Diet”, “The Body Shaping Diet”, “Don’t Let Your Hormones Ruin Your Life”, “Women’s Health”, “Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy” and I lecture internationally on these subjects. I have been consulted by thousands of patients with weight problems, hormonal imbalances, fatty liver, sluggish metabolism and chronic ill health. I have been an advocate and practitioner of nutritional methods of healing for 30 years. I regularly appear on national television and broadcast on many radio stations to educate people about the importance of a healthy liver in achieving good health and weight control!

In the interests of public health I am making a position statement concerning the use of the artificial sweetener called aspartame and sold most commonly under the names of NutraSweet and Equal. One must ask, “why do millions of people ingest a toxic chemical like aspartame everyday”? To me it appears ridiculous and I believe that it is because people have been brainwashed into thinking aspartame will keep their weight down and is good for health. It also shows me that we have lost touch with our own natural senses and instincts.

After having been consulted by thousands of overweight people suffering with problems concerning the liver and/or metabolism I can assure you that aspartame will not help you in any way, indeed it will help you to gain unwanted weight. This has been my experience, and there are logical reasons to explain the fattening and bloating effects of aspartame. When you ingest the toxic chemical aspartame it is absorbed from the intestines and passes immediately to the LIVER where it is taken inside the liver via the liver filter. The liver then breaks down or metabolizes aspartame to its toxic components – phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. This process requires a lot of energy from the liver which means there will be less energy remaining in the liver cells. This means the liver cells will have less energy for fat burning and metabolism, which will result in fat storing. Excess fat may build up inside the liver cells causing “fatty liver” and when this starts to occur it is extremely difficult to lose weight. In my vast experience any time that you overload the liver you will increase the tendency to gain weight easily.

Aspartame also causes weight gain by other mechanisms —Causes unstable blood sugar levels, which increases the appetite and causes cravings for sweets/sugar. Thus it is particularly toxic for those with diabetes or epilepsy. Causes fluid retention giving the body a puffy and bloated appearance. This makes people look fatter than they are and increases cellulite.

To discover more about the liver look up my web site – http:// www.liverdoctor.com , and to learn more about natural sugars that are better for the liver and weight, read my books “The Liver Cleansing Diet” and “Boost Your Energy“. To order see your book store, or call Ten Speed Press or call 1-888-75-Liver


Also with regard to obesity and aspartame, the Trocho Study in Barcelona in l998 showed that the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol accumulates in the cells and damages DNA with most toxicity in the liver but substantial toxicity in the adipose tissue or fat cells. Further a recent epidemiological study by Sharon Fowler at the University of Texas in 2005 linked diet drinks with obesity.

In the Congressional Record, Senate, S – 5511, May 7, l985, and part of the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn, now American Beverage, is this Statement:

“Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate-induced synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Wurtman affidavit). Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and this is part of the body’s feedback system that helps limit consumption of carbohydrate to appropriate levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates.”

So as far as product liability is concerned you have companies marketing an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug to the population as a sugarfree diet product knowing full well this is causing obesity. They also know that aspartame is addictive and that the methanol component is classified as a narcotic. Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol causing chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain causing the addiction.

Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

I told Coke many years ago that giants can fall.  If you haven’t read the Coke Chronicles, here they are:  Enjoy:


Though we warn consumers constantly not to use this poison, this month we make special efforts. Let’s recap some of the progress we’ve made. Only thing aspartame is good for is killing ants and rodents.

The Augusta, Georgia aspartame plant stopped making aspartame last year! They knew their days were numbered. Pepsi recently removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi. Of course, they replaced it with sucralose/Splenda, sort of like replacing cyanide with arsenic. Who would use it unless you like drinking bleach because its chlorinated. Hershey said they wanted to be transparent now and on their web site for the first time they confess which products contain aspartame that have never been labeled as such. Yogurt companies now advertise no aspartame. Many producers now advertise “no artificial flavors.”

A new article says: Sales continue to fall, and its not by accident. A recent poll from Gallup surveying over 1,000 Americans found six in ten U.S. adults are actively avoiding drinking soda.

Thanks to wonderful activists with Mission Possible operations in 43 countries our material is being translated in other languages and people there by the thousands are avoiding aspartame.

Constantly companies remove aspartame as they lose money and respect of consumers they make sick.

Today a new article is titled: “Is This The End of Diet Soda? Huge Study Links Aspartame to Major Problems.” It also says “As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As we reported a few months ago, aspartame-the main sweetener for diet soda-is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues.

“In a new study done over ten years and sampling 60,000 women, it was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.” http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Is-This-The-End-Of-Diet-So-by-James-Quandy-Aspartame_Aspartame-Poisoning_DIET_Diet-150831-188.html

The next article brought a smile. Ajinomoto sold the French aspartame industry to the Hyet Holding Company for 1 Euro (In US money, $1.12.). They were losing 7 billion yen a year ($58 million dollars, losing about a million dollars a month).

“Ajinomoto Co will further promote specialty by strengthening the structure of its sweeteners business through the consolidation of its aspartame production bases.” http://www.business-standard.com/article/b2b-connect/ajinomoto-sells-french-sweetener-business-to-hyet-holding-for-euro-1-115083100479_1.html

I can’t think of France without the incredible work of Corinne Gouget, Mission Possible France. Many have read the obit I wrote just recently when she committed suicide: http://www.mpwhi.com/corrine_gouget_is_dead.htm She translated all of our articles and documents into French and lectured to thousands. Unfortunately she didn’t live to see this news today about Ajinomoto in France and realize what she accomplished and how many thousands she saved. She was mentor to Marc Resch who also gave conferences as a volunteer for Mission Possible France, and he will now continue her work. I met Corinne in Barcelona when we visited Dr. M. Alemany who did the Trocho Study who told us aspartame would kill 200 million. She wanted me to lecture in France and said she would translate. I’m so sorry she died before I could get there.

No memorial has been done for Corinne but her life saving work is her memorial. As Marc wrote, “a precious light of joy and life has extinguished.”

Ajinomoto always knew how deadly aspartame is and refused to answer my letter about their misinformation, even when it was sent by the Japanese Safe Food Association. http://www.wnho.net/ajinomotoletter.htm They told me at first they wouldn’t answer at all. After the second letter they said they didn’t have to answer because aspartame had been proven safe, a lie. Again they wrote and Ajinomoto said “we ain’t going to answer it”.

Our web site, www.mpwhi.com has many articles and documents to forward for Aspartame Awareness Month. Many like to use the Aspartame Resource Guide which has lots of the books, movies, detox, info and the history showing aspartame was never proven safe. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_resource_guide.pdf

Reigh Parker Burch, Mission Possible Minnesota, has recently self-published a fine book: “Aspartame: King of Toxins”. Reigh has almost died from aspartame and she will do anything to save others. I just got the first copy.

August 30 there was an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on aspartame and the cola wars. Coke refuses to remove the aspartame even though they know how deadly it is. After all they are the top dog of American Beverage who used to be called the National Soft Drink Assn and who wrote a 33 page protest against using aspartame in soda pop. I’ve written articles for years on Coke so I’ll add below the Coke Chronicles. One thing you can do is this month is write Coke and tell them the world knows so they might as well remove the chemical poison aspartame.

Here is a post that contains the coke Chronicles:

Since I wrote this one regarding Coke, http://www.rense.com/general96/cokead.html for those who haven’t read the others over the years enjoy. You can understand why I wonder where they got their PR Department. In one case when the public got sick on Coke products in Europe they said the people were crazy. I had to write a poem about that one.


Now about all of those rumors From European consumers
Who imagine our Coke made them sick
We hired men with diplomas
Rhymes with astrocytomas!
They’re impartial, who else would we pick?

They’ve poured over the problem since yesterday
So we can announce what the EXPERTS say:
It’s all in your head
After all, you’re not dead
Its a lowdown dirty trick And you only think you’re sick!

Its a sociogenic pathology (they actually said that!)
Since Coke is paying we agree
That hydrogen sulfide with fungicide
And chlorocresol on the outside
With aspartame is so delicious
And of course its really nutritious!

Don’t imagine that we’ll tell you
Of the poisons that we sell you
Formaldehyde and formic acid
Forest Lawn will be so placid

Yours is not to reason why
Yours is just to buy and die
We really care for you a bunch
Now you’ve made me miss my lunch!

And our stocks not doing well
Over just a little smell
You’re just a Belgium consumer, Honey
So get back in line and spend your money!

After I wrote about their Gouge Gage below a cartoon appeared in the West Palm Beach Post. It showed a Coke machine in the desert and a man lying dead in front of it. Someone in a car riding by says: “Well, he had the right change but when he got to the machine the price went up! Soon Doug Daft was no longer with Coke.

I’ve even addressed CEO Muhtar Kent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjpc6VdusPM and http://www.metacafe.com/watch/8224259/aspartame_gmo_bacteria_poop_causing_blindness Notice I held up the late Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text, “Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemichttp://www.amazon.com CEO Muhtar Kent made no comment about it but I bet some of those probably 1000 stockholders did. Today Coke has a campaign to convince the public aspartame is safe. I wonder do they have the same PR officials because people are laughing and writing articles about it. After over 30 years do they really think the public doesn’t know? When are they going to get it?

I tried to help Coke by sending them a letter and product that would replace HFCS which is known to cause health problems made by “Just Like Sugar”. I have no financial association. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon said in the Blaylock Wellness Report: “Finally a safe sweetener”. http://www.justlikesugarinc.com Here is that letter: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=560944027290900&id=180821768636463 Coke said no dice, it didn’t come from someone within their company. See the movie on Just Like Sugar’s web site as to why the sweetener was made. The product was returned to me with my letter.

In 2007 Atlanta Magazine did an article on me by Doug Monroe. He went to Coke and asked if they would respond to me. Coke said they would let scientific peer reviewed research answer. It is of interest that almost 100% of “Independent” scientific peer reviewed research shows the problems aspartame causes. Dr. Ralph Walton who did a study on aspartame that had to be stopped when the administrator who took part in the study got a retinal attachment and lost the vision in one eye, also did research for 60 Minutes on scientific peer reviewed research and funding. He showed them that 92% of independent research showed the problems and if you eliminated 6 studies that the FDA had something to do with because of the controversy and one pro-aspartame summary, 100% showed the problems. http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Ralph-Walton/1164206 Dr. Walton today is doing a study on aspartame and birth defects and asks anyone who gave birth after 1984 to fill out the form on the second banner on my web site, http://www.mpwhi.com and send it to him at rwalton193@aol.com


For Immediate Release – Coke’s New Math: Pay Boss to Fire

Coca Cola has announced “considerable progress” under CEO Douglas Daft, who is getting a $4,000,000 bonus for his 2002 leadership in addition to his $1.5 million salary. Last year Daft steered Coke to a 22.5% profit drop as the stock did a swan dive onto the kill-list of investment advisors. In four years Coke stock fell from 87 to 37.

This is like paying a general for lost battles and body bags; or an outfielder for missing fly balls. Daft’s gargantuan bonus comes from savings Coke will make writing 1,900 fewer weekly paychecks. This is in addition to the 6,000 Coke fired in 2,000.

So if Daft fires 3,800 this year his bonus might be $8 million. This could go on for years, the less the more. The more for Daft and his country club cronies who also get big buck bonuses: Brian Dyson, $1.5 million, Steven Heyer $2 million. The Atlanta Journal article “Coke Lost Mystique” tells of a sea change at the firm named America’s Most Admired Company in 1997. Today it wouldn’t even make the list. Coca Cola is bleeding from a wound no one can heal.

We described the wound and predicted this debacle years ago in these releases:

WHY IS COKE FIRING 6,000? Will the last one out please turn out the lights!
COKE’S NEW GOUGE GAGE The world is hanging up on Coke.
COKE’S RECYCLING POLICY: Sell it to Minorities!

Coke-T Dumpty Sat on a Wall! Didn’t learn a thing from Humpty Dumpty!

Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible International, (releases below)


WHY IS COKE FIRING 6,000? (The Crumpled can of Diet Coke)

The photo of a crumpled can of Diet Coke told the story in Coke’s hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal. Fitting, poetic and just, but tragic, for the company once rated “The Most Admired Business in the World”. Today Coke wouldn’t even make the list. Sales are down, profits collapsing, and 6000 employees soon will be gone. To make room for 6,000 defense attorneys? The disaster is stupendously larger than 6,000 jobs; it affects hundreds of millions of unwarned, innocent, afflicted consumers across the broad face of planet earth.

This crisis can’t be solved by belt tightening, greater efficiency, more advertising, etc. It’s so bad Coke can’t say the word; to pronounce it will bring instant cataclysm. That word is aspartame, and their only recourse is denial, denial, denial, though every ad and commercial builds higher the scaffold upon which Coke shall surely hang. Reality is in that twisted Diet Coke can. It’s poison. It’s killing the unborn, raining tumors and seizures on the population, destroying children, incapacitating workers, mimicking MS, erasing memory and blinding. Inexorably Diet Coke visits a plague of 92 symptoms listed by our FDA on a secret report they’ll never show that names diet soda as the top cause of aspartame disease. And yes, Death was one of the 92.

Diet Coke is poison! And it’s addictive; some victims drink several liters a day and keep it on their nightstands. If Coke changes the formula to remove aspartame the world will heal and the surge of hatred and vengeance by the disabled and bereaved shall certainly destroy Coca Cola.

The poison in Diet Coke is aspartame. As a member of the National Soft Drink Association Coke opposed FDA approval of aspartame for beverages. Their objections, running to several pages published in the Congressional record of 5/7/85, said aspartame is uniquely and inherently unstable and breaks down in the can. It decomposes into formaldehyde, methyl alcohol, formic acid, diketopiperazine and other toxins. In a test on 7 monkeys 5 had grand mal seizures and one died, a casualty rate o 86%.

Coke knew; and knowing, broke their good faith contract with customers, a breach shown by their English plot to program vending machines to kite the price with the temperature. Dissatisfied with selling flavored sugar water plus phosphoric acid, they switched to pushing an addictive formula called “Diet”. Addiction multiplies consumption, so Diet Coke soared off the sales charts, spreading obesity. We’re fatter because aspartame suppresses serotonin and makes us crave carbohydrates.

So why is aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal/Diet Coke/etc on the market and in thousands of foods? Can you say CORRUPTION? An FDA Commissioner and an acting Commissioner changed sides to work in the NutraSweet industry, plus 6 underlings and 2 federal attorneys assigned to prosecute NutraSweet for submitting fraudulent tests to get it approved. “It’s like a script for Abbott & Costello” wrote honest EPA scientist Adrian Gross (former FDA toxicologist) in a ten page report to Senator Metzenbaum in October l987. It works like this: “Approve our poison, and when you stop being a bureaucrat we’ll make you a plutocrat! After its licensed we’ll pay off the American Dietitians, the American Diabetes Assn, the AMA and anyone we need who’ll take a buck.”

The jig’s up! Worldwide consumer action has exposed aspartame and millions have kicked the habit. Coke’s profits are down, Monsanto broke NutraSweet in three and sold it for a fraction of what it would have brought a few years ago. In 1999 they sold NSC Technologies, maker of the phenylalanine in NutraSweet, to Great Lakes Chemical fo $125 million who is now suing Monsanto for $71 million for overstating profits. Monsanto just sold out to the Swiss firm Pharmacia-Upjohn (P-U for short). Their reported plans are to ditch the Monsanto name as the stench is unendurable. Will CEO Bob Shapiro soon be history like Doug Ivester of Coke who resigned last fall? Will the last one out please turn out the lights!

Websites: http://http://www.mpwhi.com , http://www.dorway.com , http://www.wnho.net , http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame , http://www.aspartamekills.com

Support Groups: Aspartame Information List, http://www.mpwhi.com

Aspartame Addiction: Townsend Letter for Doctors, January 2,000 cover article, 6 pages

As Frank Sinatra sang in HIGH HOPES: Oops, there goes a billion kilowatt dam!



To escape Hurricane Floyd thousands of Floridians crowded into Georgia where a few motel operators raised room prices to as much as 5 times the regular rent. The State acted immediately and levied heavy fines on the culprits for greedily exploiting patrons.

At the Invester Inn, otherwise known as the Coca Cola Company, CEO Douglass Ivester figured it was a fine idea. Coke will put gouge gages in vending machines, so to get their stock out of the cellar. The London Times reports thermometers in vending machines will notify Coke when temperatures climb so the price can be kited instantaneously.

So Scalping Is A Crime If You’re A Motel: But Fine If You Sell Pop! Did Ivester Hire Dr. Kovorkian As Public Relations Consultant?

This predatory pricing proves profit is GOD at Coke. Doug How-much-can-we-get-this-time-Ivester should run a carnival shell game. Profits are down because aspartame-laced Coke makes people sick, they wise up and kick the addiction. The secret FDA list of 10,000 consumer complaints names diet soda as the main source of the 92 symptoms identified, ranging from headaches to comas to death.

FIELD REPORT: How coke handles customer complaints:

Student: I threw up after drinking Sprite. What’s in the natural flavors?
Coke: Just sweetener

Student: What is in your natural flavors?
Coke: By Federal law we don’t have to tell you (!)

Student: Is aspartame in regular Coke?
Coke: Give me your city and zip code. (Interpretation: Yes, in some areas)

Student: I live in Los Angeles
Coke: Hung up on her!

The world is hanging up on Coke. But if they remove aspartame people will get well and a hurricane of lawsuits will eradicate Ivester Inn. Personally I think Doug should stick the thermometer right up his checkbook to watch the temperature drop!

Betty Martini,D, Hum. Founder, Mission Possible International
Sent worldwide, Ivester was gone in 2 weeks!


COKE’S RECYCLING POLICY: Sell it to minorities!

The geniuses at Coca Cola have joined the national recycling push with a low cost process that converts 100% of truckloads of scrap into new merchandise in jig time. Like many great breakthroughs, this efficient new technology is simplicity itself, and uses but a single raw material who’s salvage application has hitherto been ignored.

Modestly Coke kept this recovery system to itself for years, eschewing publicity. But now their secret is out! May 19 New York Times announced expired Coke is stripped out of old paks and stuffed in new ones stamped with a future date: Presto! ChangeO! WindexO! Yes, the magical conversion chemical for expunging overage dates from cans is, are you ready for this? Glass cleaner!

What to do, what to do with this stale tasteless junk in shiny new boxes? Coke has a national program, said spokesman John H. Downs Jr.: “We have a clear policy against discrimination of any kind.” In line with this, the effete fizzer was carted from white neighbors to poor areas “where the shoppers are just as thirsty but a lot less discriminating.” said the Times. “It still looks good to the naked eye, but the people in the community don’t know what they’re buying.” explained a 14 year Coke truck driver.

They really don’t. If the cans were aspartame-based Diet Coke the customers are carrying home formaldehyde cocktails, because aspartame becomes first formaldehyde, then ant sting poison formic acid as it decomposes. Coke is the leading member of the National Soft Drink Association which objected to approval of aspartame in soda pop because “it is uniquely and inherently unstable”. The NSDA’s long damning declaration is in the Senator Congressional Record – May 7, l985, S5507 – S5511. It breaks down into a witches brew of poisons which produced 92 symptoms including death, as identified in a secret FDA report of 10,000 consumer complaints. The Fatal Drugs Allowed folks won’t send it to you any more, but access it on http://www.dorway.com for the whole story, hundreds of case histories and multiple medical declarations from world famous doctors.

Coke’s most recent quarterly report showed a loss of $123 million. They’re in a nose dive. The cause of their woes was explained 12/11/01 in The Atlanta Constitution: “Coca-Cola’s long list of troubles started with a simple problem: arrogance.” AMEN, but not enough! Coca Cola, with the ethics of Enron and Arthur Anderson, pumps millions of gallons of lethal “diet” pop into the population, knowing full well the birth defects, abortions, brain tumors, fibromyalgia, blindness, ruined marriages and destroyed lives their neurotoxin breeds.

Double dealing trickery, chicanery, the flim flam and big bamboozle are the Devil’s doctrines in the Cult of Coca Cola. Selling seizures, sexual disability, deformed infants and afflicted children by the millions they craft clever jingles to multiple the world’s maladies. By their crummy, contemptible money grubbing Kovorkian conspiracy to pedal poison planetwide Coke brings agony unrivaled since the holy inquisition. And we have thousands of case histories to prove it.

Be sure of one thing: they know how to lie. When investigators checked with Coke’s home office they knew nothing about the date changing: Nobody was driving, Officer. We were all in the back seat singing!

Mission Possible International, Betty Martini, Founder, http://http://www.mpwhi.com , http://www.dorway.com , http://www.wnho.net , http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame , http://www.aspartamekills.com

For those wanting to know what is available as a sweetener that is safe you will find information on “Just Like Sugar” on the Aspartame Resource Guide and check out their web site, www.justlikesugarinc.com If they can make a safe sweetener from organic food instead of deadly chemicals than why can’t other sweetener manufacturers do it?

We’ve lost a lot of people who have made a difference in the last couple of years including Dr. H. J. Roberts, world expert, who wrote the medical text, “Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,” http://www.amazon.com (should have gotten the Noble Prize during his life) and just recently one of the most renowned neuroscientist in the world, Dr. John Olney, who tried so hard to prevent approval of this chemical poison.

Let’s see how many lives we can save this month!

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com

Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame