MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS OR ASPARTAME
H. J. ROBERTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.,F.C.C.P.
Aspartame disease refers to symptoms
and signs attributable to the use of products containing aspartame, a chemical commonly
known as NutraSweet (R) and Equal (R). In my opinion, it afflicts many consumers of such
products, possibly in the millions. This is based on my own database of over 900 aspartame
reactors, extensive researches, and more than 7,000 complaints volunteered to the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
Over half of adults in the U.S.
currently consume aspartame!The most vulnerable areas for this affliction are the brain,
eyes,inner ear and peripheral nerves. Its frequent features include headache,dizziness,
poor equilibrium, confusion, impaired vision or double vision, convulsions, ringing in the
ears, slurred speech, tremors,extreme fatigue, motor and sensory disturbances affecting
the limbs,and other neuropsychiatric complaints. They are detailed in my two cassette
talk, IS ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET(R)) SAFE? A
MEDICAL, PUBLIC HEALTH AND LEGAL OVERVIEW - 1995, and SWEET'NER DEAREST:
BITTERSWEET VIGNETTES ABOUT ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET (R))-
published by the
Sunshine Sentinel Press
(P. O. Box 17799,
West Palm Beach,
Florida 33416; 1
Fax 561-832-2400; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have encountered scores of patients
with aspartame disease in whom these features, in varying combinations, were diagnosed as
multiple sclerosis. This has been particularly impressive in the case of weight-conscious
young women who used aspartame as soft drinks, tabletop sweeteners and gum. The causative
or contributing role of aspartame was indicated by (1) the dramatic improvement within
several days or weeks after avoiding aspartame products, and (2) the prompt and
predictable recurrence of these complaints after resuming aspartame (often inadvertently).
Each of the components of
phenylalanine-aspartame (50%); aspartic acid(40%); the methyl ester, which promptly
becomes methyl alcohol or methanol (10%) - and their multiple breakdown products after
exposure to heat or during prolonged storage is potentially toxic to the brain, retina and
An erroneous diagnosis of multiple
sclerosis can penalize a person in numerous ways and for years. It is my opinion that the
diagnosis of "early" multiple sclerosis should not be made in individuals
consuming aspartame products until they have been observed for many months of total
abstinence. Some minor finding by CT or MRI scans of the brain does not justify this
diagnosis in an aspartame reactor.
(C)1996 H. J. Roberts, M.D.,
300 27th Street
West Palm Beach,
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