Monday, February 25, 2008

Diet Mountain Dew WILL kill you!

Just to clear this up, I was a HEAVY caffeine and aspartame user for years. My worst addiction, and you can laugh, but it WAS an addiction was to Diet Mountain Dew. I drank so much of that stuff it was sickening. They ordered it by the case for me at work and all of my favorite stores. Well, I decided one day in a fit of feeling fat to try the master cleanse. It sounded so awesome that I could lose 20 lbs. in 10 days and I was pumped. I bought all the ingredients and started that mutha up! I made it almost a whole day---but it wasn't the hunger that stopped me. It was the HELLISH headache that stopped me. I knew it was from the Diet Mt. Dew. I thought it was the caffeine, which I haven't had since(month and a half!) but I guess it was just a blessing that it made me stop aspartame as well. For people who are wondering what I switched to, it is Polar Vanilla Seltzer I keep these people in business! But enough about that, read what this stuff REALLY does to you



In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick.she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd .

On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda!

I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent.

My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind.

In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda...and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery.

And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.

If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.

I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition.

We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.

During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!'

People were jumping up during the lecture saying, 'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'

Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem.

Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.' Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.

Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.

We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame.

The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well.

Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.

Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners. There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem:

There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!

There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.' I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.

These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants. The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.

The bill was killed.

It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're Informed now! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!


clint said...

oh my god, i am totally hooked on diet mountain dew. they actually order it special for me at the stores around my house. i have to quit. thanks for the info!

Tim said...

Thank you so much for your story. Maybe now I can convince my wife to drop Diet Mt. Dew, and all pop, for that matter.

"OTHOR' said...

I wonder if the sweetner,
splender is bad for you also? Thanks, Don

Anonymous said...

Yes, when I drink six diet Mountain Dews in one day, the next morning I will have a sharp deep massive head ache. My head would feel think and sluggish. It felt a little like a hangover.

Jason said...

I believe I get chest pains when I drink too much diet coke out of the can. Doctors did all sorts of scans on my body and concluded my heart and lungs are OK, i'm not dying, however once I stopped drinking diet coke, the pains went away. My brother had the same symptoms and results.

Angela said...

"'If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!"

I drink about a 2 liter a day of Diet Mountain Dew and have almost every one of these symptoms. I have been to the doctors who can not find anything wrong with me. I also clench my jaw and teeth really bad and have excess weight around the middle. Everyone has been begging me to quit...I guess it is time to listen and see what changes. Thank you for the Info. Angela D. Murray

Anonymous said...

I recently went to the ER because of lower abdominal pain that had become worse over time. They found nothing to be wrong with my appendix, so I changed my diet and changed my Mtn. dew intake. I no longer drink diet Mtn. dew but instead drink water with caffine diet pills so I don't get headaches and my stomach pains have gone away.

Anonymous said...

I hardly ever drink diet soda... but last night I picked up a 20gate oz mountain dew, drank it on an empty stomach, and had severe "brain shocks" I still had the bottle in my car this morning and started to read the label, it has a warning on the label that it contains a wierd chemical, so I looked it up on google. Crazy... never drinking this stuff again.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Diet Coke AND Diet Mountain Dew addict. This did explain my random dizziness, and my awful headaches that wouldn't go away, even with blood thinners like asprin. Thank you so much for writing this.

Anonymous said...

I probably drink at least 100 ounces of Diet Dew a day and sometimes even spike it with "Energy" Mio. No wonder every day I feel my age (56) catching up eith me. Needless to say, I have trouble getting to sleep and regardless how much sleep I get (ranges from 4-12 hrs.) I never feel refreshed. Then it takes forever to get going in the AM and don't feel good again until I get at lest 25 ounces of Diet Dew in me. Joint pain, laziness, depressed and unmotivated for the last 5 years since begining this addictive regimine.I feel like I am ready for the nursing home. My brother and sister who average 15 years older than me act like they are still 29. I gotta get off this sh__!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. I googled the effects of too much caffeine because I was beginning to worry about my health. I have been a slave to diet mountain dew for 12 years. It seems I can never get enough to feel at a normal level. The memory loss really hit home. I drink at least 4 liters a day...every day. It's insane. If I think I'm down to one 2 liter in the house I go into panic mode. Lately I feel terrible all the time. Aches and pains and still tired despite all of this caffeine. Not sure how to stop, but I know I must stop somehow. I'm willing to bet years of heavy aspartame is to blame for my problems. I started drinking it to cut callories and now it's just something I have to pump in to my body just to get up and go. Thanks for the information. I don't know how to get the ball rolling without suffering migraines. Is there a way? I have children and attend school full time. I can't become completely impaired. Advice?

AK47 said...

I use to drink about 60+ ounces of Diet Mtn. Dew per day. My mom bought a couple cases of cans and kept them in the garage where it got well above 90o quite often. It was in there for over a year, I had a couple one night and that night I had a Grand Mal Seizure which broke some Vertebras in my spine. In the hospital I had a violent Grand Mal seizure in the Hospital bed and ended up with my L.arm getting tangled up in the bed's siderail and busting it off at the Humerous Head. And also breaking more Vertebras 8 total. My life now is a nightmare of backpain. I attribute this to Diet Mt. Dew

Mike Flynn said...

I drink diet because diabetes runs in my family, but Diet mt. dew for some reason or another totally makes me aggressive and angry I kid you not!!! I don't know what it is but that's what happens and I've got the other symptoms too cramps and numbness in my limbs. Thanks for posting this!