Who said: Heart Health is Diet Coke?
I watched the beautifully presented academy awards last night. What knocked me out of my stupor was a commercial by diet coke, advertising heart health. Are you kidding me???
Diet sodas can not have a connection to heart health, but it can be heart dangerous. How can we allow untruths such as these to be even considered for viewing? It can be considered an insult to our intelligence. Do you remember when cigarette commercials were finally taken off the air. Did they admit they knew they were bad for your health, still wanted you to buy them and still advertised them as healthy? It’s big business as usual….
It is 2011 and this is what we know:
Aspartame can precipitate diabetes, aggravates and stimulates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, keeps blood sugar out of control, destroys the optic nerve, causes cataracts, and can cause diabetics to go into convulsions. It also interacts with insulin.
H. J. Roberts, M.D. is a diabetic specialist and was selected as the Best Doctor in the US in l984. He has now published a 1038 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic,http://www.sunsentpress.com (in the US 1 800 827 7991) It has a large chapter on aspartame and diabetes and the problems it causes. Also, aspartame can trigger an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication – discussed in the medical text. It damages the cardiac conduction system and can cause sudden death. People are actually dropping dead from this deadly neurotoxin. Even Tony Blair, a Diet Coke user has experienced the cardiac problems.
In 1993, the FDA, under the Freedom of Information Act revealed 92 symptoms caused by aspartame, from headache to seizures to death. Blood glucose disorders, an indication of metabolic syndrome is No. 63 on the list.
In a conversation with Dr. James Bowen about aspartame and sudden death in athletes he said findings were pointing a finger at this toxin. “Both the shock from strenuous athletics in combination with aspartame consumption, and stresses lead to activation of shock mechanism including the elaboration of Arginine vasopressin in the hypothalamus which results in cerebral edema and cardiac congestion and pulmonary edema in combination with severe potassium wastage which is a sure ticket to sudden death, especially in the face of the many damages inflicted by aspartame.
Since aspartame is already well known for causing neuroendocrine abnormalities such serotonin elevations and suppression in various areas of the brain, along with depletion of dopamine, due to its phenylalanine isolate poisoning and hypothalamic damage from its extreme neuroexcitotoxin effect and formaldehyde formic acid poisoning especially focused in the hypothalamus, I would expect anyone with expertise in these areas could verify the direct effect of aspartame poisoning in producing the fatal aberrant shock mechanism in those exposed to it. The mere occurrence of severe athletic stress does not do so by itself.”
Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm, and interacts with cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. What Dr. Bowen is saying, of course, is that its not just hitting their hearts but hypothalamus and neuroendocrine system. It exacerbates the damages to the cardiac conduction system – it exacerbates the arrhythmia because of the cardiac conduction system damage, taking down the athletes from both directions and its synergistic.
Some people are even attributing George Carlins’ death to diet soda.
In a nutshell: aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/E951/Canderel, etc.) triggers an irregular heart rhythm, interacts with cardiac medication, virtually all medication for that matter because of damage to the mitochondria or life of the cell, damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death.
On 2/5/08 The New York Times published an article on a new study: “Symptoms: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda” Wrote Nicholas Bakalar, “Researchers have found a correlation between drinking diet soda and metabolic syndrome – the collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease”
2/14/11-Diet Soda Tied to Stroke Risk:
This is not the first study to link diet drinks (aspartame) to heart problems or the metabolic syndrome. The reason is very clear. Aspartame notoriously causes an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with ALL cardiac medication. At the same time It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. This is well explained in a report by world famous Doctor H. J. Roberts, M.D., wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm Here is the FDA’s own report, and notice that change in heart rate is so prevalent its #15 of the 92 symptoms, mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf Also, note that death is listed. FDA must call it the ultimate symptom! Further the issue of obesity is so relevant that even it has been linked to diet drinks. This study at the University of Texas was reported in 2005.
Why Diet Soda Increases Hunger and Leads to Weight Gain:
Aspartame, the artificial sweetener found in diet soda, makes the body crave more calories. It can increase the risk of metabolic syndrome and prevent weight loss. While it’s true that diet soda doesn’t have any calories, it signals your brain to expect the calories. When you eat or drink things without calories your body continues to look for the calories. Your brain receives the message that you aren’t full yet. It increases your hunger and leads you to continue to crave foods and eat more. Diet soda drinkers actually tend to gain weight. Read more at Suite101
History of Aspartame~
Dr Russell Blaylock on Aspartame:
1-A recent scientific study demonstrated that aspartame exposure significantly increases the level of formaldehyde in all tissue. Including brain and retina, and that this breakdown product of aspartame is very toxic to proteins and DNA, leading to permanent injury to these vital cellular components. Even more important, was the finding that this highly toxic substance accumulates in these with chronic exposure to aspartame. This could lead to significant injury to the brain, retina and other organs long after the exposure. Also, the effects appear to be dose related. That is, the more aspartame you consume, the greater the damage. It should be appreciated that formaldehyde is a powerful carcinogenic agent.
He is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and also Health & Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life.
He can be seen in the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World
2-DORway.com opened Searle’s “Pandora’s” box of facts on aspartame during September of 1996. For more than four years after, Monsanto (who bought Searle in 1985) and their many PR and law firms all visited DORway.com many thousands of times (documented by IP addresses). Obviously, they cannot argue with the documentation. (which comes from the FDA and sworn legal testimony).
3- In April 1999, they sold their Phenylalanine facilities (one of the components of aspartame) to Great Lakes Chemical (GLC) for 125 million dollars. (A year later, GLC sued Monsanto for the 71 MILLION dollar shortfall in expected sales.) DORway.com
4-While two anti-aspartame Web sites (1996) grew to tens of thousands (as of October, 2001, Google.com had over 80,000), and while Nutrasweet’s 28 million pounds of aspartame sold during 1996 slipped to only 20 million pounds during 1998, Monsanto sought to counter the truth (and their negative “good growth”) with pro-aspartame Web sites.
Do you still think it’s safe to drink?