Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Aspartame-Sweet Side Effects

Although there are many things in the world that cause health problems, some of them are avoidable. It is common to see people eating a large fattening meal and topping it off with a diet soda. In their eyes, this is a healthy, low fat contribution. Not so. The sweetener aspartame, used in most diet sodas, is more dangerous than fast food and some might even argue, worse for you..

The Truth About Aspartame...
Aspartame is NOT a natural substance!
Aspartame is NOT a Diet Enhancement product!
Aspartame is NOT safe - for ANYONE!
Aspartame is NOT a food "additive"
Aspartame is an UNREGULATED and UNSAFE DRUG!
(It was originally slated to be a peptic ulcer drug!)
Aspartame in liquids turns to FORMALDEHYDE above freezing!
Aspartame is even worse for DIABETICS!
Aspartame poisoning is cumulative (it adds up IN YOUR BODY!)
Aspartame byproducts get stored in your FAT!
Aspartame has 92 "Official" Side Effects (the worst is DEATH!)
Aspartame MIMICS a wide range of problems
Aspartame side effects are USUALLY MISDIAGNOSED!
Aspartame is unfit for human consumption!
Aspartame's approval by the FDA is a SHAMELESS tragedy!
Aspartame's approval for use in EVERYTHING is far worse!

Who are the culprits? FDA, Searle, Monsanto, NutraSweet and more!
The ONLY "CURE" is total exclusion from the diet!
TOTAL recovery may not be possible!
Only an irate and active PUBLIC can rid the world of this POISON!
If YOU have been affected, REPORT IT! GET INVOLVED!

FDA Audit - The Bressler Report
Jerome Bressler is now retired from the FDA but he was an employee when
all the shenanigans were going on. In a conversation with Dr. Betty
Martini, Dr. H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock, he admitted the
studies on aspartame were so bad that when his report was retyped, the FDA
removed the worst 20 percent. So, as bad as this report is, it was
originally worse. Dr. Roberts wrote his congressman demanding the FDA
release the other 20 percent, but they refused saying it was confidential.
Read the FDA report.

BACKGROUND: Aspartame was discovered in l965 by Searle chemist, Jim
Schlatter. He was developing this drug for another use and after
accidentally licking his finger found that aspartame was sweet. Today
aspartame is consumed by more than 100 million people in the United States.
This chemical (aspartame) has been approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) who said that an individual can safely consume 97 packets of aspartame every day. Aspartame is in many products including some that children use such as diet soda, light yogurt, Flintstone Vitamins,
baked goods, puddings, and Winterfresh gum. It has been known
to cause headaches, nausea, vision problems, seizures and cancer in its

The ingredients in aspartame are aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and
methyl alcohol. Methyl alcohol is a chemical that breaks down in high
temperatures and turns into formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine), two
chemicals known to cause problems in the nervous system. Aspartame's
life is 262 days at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, or 25 degrees Celsius. The FDA
gets more complaints about aspartame than any other food or drink.

The symptoms of aspartame are a lot like the symptoms of multiple
sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Ever since aspartame was approved in
l985, there has been an increase in brain tumors. There is no direct
proof that aspartame caused the brain tumors, but there is enough reason to
suspect that, and the television show, "60 Minutes" recently did a
report linking the increase in brain cancer to aspartame use.

The FDA reviewed Searle's studies of this artificial sweetener in which
rats were fed aspartame daily with their meals for one year. There
were 12 brain tumors in the 320 rats that were fed aspartame and no brain
tumors in the 120 rats that were not fed aspartame.

There was also a study done at the University of Wisconsin on rhesus
monkeys. They were fed aspartame daily. After day 200 of a one year
study the monkeys developed epileptic seizures. After the study ended,
the aspartame was discontinued and the monkeys were fully watched for 60
days. The monkeys had no more seizures.
~ Keith & Susana Byron

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Vancouver Convention Centre Goes Green-A Park in the Sky!

There has been quite a bit of new development in the City. A glance towards the downtown skyline elicits a view of numerous cranes and scaffolding. One of the largest projects being undertaken right now is the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion. This $615 million project is being built with sustainability in mind. The roof, a whopping six acres, will be a living roof with grass, trees, a virtual park in the sky! This will be one of the largest of its kind in the world. There are many other “green building” ideas and innovations in the project. All of the construction is being performed under the strictest policy of environmental awareness and the outcome, a new, larger more environmentally friendly building will be complete in 2008, just in time to gear up for the Olympics! Check out this link for a more detailed sustainability plan.
Vancouver Convention Centre Site

This is the building style of the future, and advertising your sustainability will only help your business. Even doing small things like buying organic whenever possible, not driving and recycling makes an impact. With more and more “green buildings” like this popping up, we just might make it a few more years before Richmond becomes the bottom of the ocean.