Sweet Misery | A Poisoned World

SWEET MISERY, A Compelling Documentary that Exposes the Real Dangers of Aspartame and How it Became FDA Approved. After 7000 miles, and 25 hours of footage, “Sweet Misery” will reveal one of the most pervasive, insidious forms of corporate negligence in the history of the industrial revolution. The toxic long-term effects of aspartame are often dismissed as a “hoax” by the sweetener industry and at least five other internet websites. The real footwork, however, unravels something less comforting than a mere “Hoax”. “Sweet Misery” is the title of a documentary released by Sound and Fury in June of 2004. Our primary investigation includes interviews with doctors, lawyers, people who have had health probems which they associate with aspartame usage, advocates, and many others. “Aspartame is inherently, markedly and uniquely unstable in aqueous media” is a quote from the congressional record in 1985, and yet it was approved for use in soft drinks and other beverages.

So what happened? Is there credible evidence if you look beyond the smokescreen of corporate medicine? The primary research and interviews have been quite disturbing. Dr. Woodrow C. Monte wrote: “Methanol [one of the breakdown products of aspartame] has no therapeutic properties and is considered only as a toxicant. The ingestion of two teaspoons is considered lethal in humans” (Monte, Woodrow, “Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health”, Journal of Applied Nutrition, Vol. 36, Number 1, 1984, p. 44).

Though it can hardly be considered good fortune to have an immediate reaction to aspartame, at least you are spared the potential long-term ticking time-bomb of a large array of neurological illnesses. These include, but are not limited to Brain Cancer, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Graves Disease, Chronic Fatigue, MS and Epilepsy. This feature-length documentary is now available.

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  1. Avatar von John E. Garst, Ph.D. (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Nutrition)

    Re-read the comments above and all the antiaspartame stuff and note that all these comments are decades old. That is the true conspiracy, because all aspartame research prior to 2009 is fatally flawed. It was all done in a scientifically unacceptable manner as established by preliminary work presented at the Society of Toxicology (Seattle, USA) and the American Chemical Society (New Orleans, USA) national meetings in early 2008 and is currently being preparing for regular publication. There it was demonstrated that inappropriate controls were used in all aspartame research starting with the original Searle work and extending through the Soffritti et al work published over the past several years (and even other work thereafter). The standard control-versus-treated animal experiments are simply invalid for aspartame, because aspartame is hydrolyzed to methanol. Methanol has long been known to deplete a vitamin, namely folic acid. No properly done experiment can deplete a vitamin, but all experiments to date have done just that! Hence, both controlled and treated groups of animals must be provided either appropriate supplemental folic acid to counter methanol-induced loss OR both controlled and treated groups of animals must be provided the same intake of methanol, one directly and the other from aspartame. However, direct provision of methanol (given evaporation and other difficulties) is an experimentally more challenging option. No experiments to date have done these experiments correctly; hence all aspartame research is seriously and fatally flawed.

    Strong associations are clear between all aspartame animal work and the many consequences of folate deficiency, which include the leukemia/lymphomas and mammary tumors claims reported by Soffritti et al in all their work. The consequences of that poorly controlled work and the folate deficiency that results only for the aspartame treated group is the accrual of homocysteine, because of insufficient methylation of methionine. There is no data suggesting any adverse effect, including those cited here cannot simply and completely be explained by the folate deficiency/homocysteine paradigm. This new information only suggests aspartame is even safer, now that what I have reported above is known to all the regulatory authorities.

    Oh, and if you don’t believe the author, believe EFSA; they refuse to even accept any of the Soffritti work, claiming their animals were sick and that includes their most recent work http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_locale-1178620753812_1211902454309.htm.

    John E. Garst, Ph.D. (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Nutrition)

    (FYI, the author has absolutely no financial or biasing connection with the aspartame, the soft drink or their related industries and has made not one penny from my opposition, unlike many antiaspartame critics.)