How many times can you try to get the word out for the sole purpose of helping people? Ask any aspartame researcher. Unfortunately, the harmful health effects caused by the aspartame chemical sweetener are being released 50 years after they were known by the FDA and Big Pharma. Here’s yet another one for ya’ … aspartame can cause autism.
August 29, 2023, ResearchGate published the study Daily Early-Life Exposures to Diet Soda and Aspartame Are Associated with Autism in Males: A Case-Control Study.
This aspartame autism release follows the WHO release in July 2023 that aspartame causes cancer, something researchers also first discovered in the 1970s. These studies, among many others, have been suppressed and kept from the consumer for over 50 years.
As I wrote in my article about aspartame and cancer, I continue to question why this data is being released now after 50 years. I smell a rat because these people don’t do anything with the public’s good in mind.
Long Long Ago
Dr. Woody Monte figured out that aspartame can cause autism a long time ago. He uncovered an FDA memo dated September 11, 1978 describing birth defects and serious developmental brain damage in the offspring of laboratory rabbits whose mothers were fed aspartame during pregnancy.
This memo and the research it describes in detail were kept hidden for over 30 years from 1978 until January 2011 when the memo was finally released as the result of a Freedom of Information request.
Dr. Monty published this memo in his amazing book, While Science Sleeps. The US Food and Drug Administration memo dated September 11, 1978 was written by Dr. Thomas Collins of the Animal Toxicology Branch to the Chief of the Food Additive Evaluation Branch.
Then, it was buried from public view.
Collins documented the disturbing discovery of “significant” multiple neural tube (and other) birth defects in rabbit pups whose mothers were fed aspartame during the course of several different toxicity studies. Both G.D. Searle and Hazelton Laboratories performed the studies between 1974 and 1975.
Dr. Collins evaluated the studies and his conclusions were astonishing: “In both of the rabbit studies, aspartame appeared to cause birth defects.“
Oh but there are more studies, and both Dr. Monte and I have them in our books for you to see for yourself; especially if you are pregnant and a mother.
Aspartame And Autism
During his aspartame research at Arizona State University, Dr. Monte performed one of the first studies proving that aspartame and methanol caused neural tube birth defects. Sadly for his lab rats, he discovered that, indeed, the methanol in aspartame caused neural tube birth defects in the rat pups.
In 2009, The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction of the U.S. National Institutes of Health published this 500 page report*:
Humans are much more sensitive to methanol toxicity than laboratory animals …. The inhalation of methanol by pregnant rodents throughout the period of embryogenesis induces a wide range of concentration-dependent teratogenicity and embryolethal effects. Treatment-related malformations, primarily extra or rudimentary cervical ribs and urinary or cardiovascular defects, were found in fetuses of rats … Increased incidences of exencephaly and cleft palate (neural tube birth defects) were found in the offspring of … mice … There was increased embryo/fetal death … and an increasing incidence of resorptions. Reduced fetal weight was observed … fetal malformations … included neural and ocular defects, cleft palate, hydrocephalus and limb anomalies.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Toxicoilogical Review of Methanol EPA/6.35/R-09/013. Draft ed. http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=56521#Download: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 2010
Monty drew the logical conclusion that the rise in autism matched the market debut of aspartame in diet colas. The research proved him correct.
Dr.Helen Ratajczak’s data, from the Department of Education, clearly showed in her studies that the beginning of the autism epidemic coincided with the approval of aspartame in carbonated beverages.
This was the time when cola machines with diet drinks were introduced into every public school, library, and mall in the USA.
Methanol And Autism
According to Monte’s research, the methanol in aspartame is the main culprit fueling the rise in autism.
Methanol is 10% of aspartame’s three ingredients, and methanol is also known as formaldehyde, a methyl molecule formed by the oxidation of methanol. In a nutshell, the methanol in aspartame releases from its bond with the other 2 ingredients phenylalanine and aspartic acid at 86 degrees F, so it liberates into a free-form inside of your body, and eventually oxides into formaldehyde.
The only way to get formaldehyde into the nucleus of your cells is by using methyl alcohol. When a pregnant woman takes a sip of a diet cola and the aspartame reaches her stomach, it releases methanol into her bloodstream.
The methanol can then quickly pass through her placenta and into the blood and brain of the developing fetus. All that is needed to cause fetal deformation is for the methanol to make contact with ADH enzymes in the child’s brain.
Once in the brain, the methanol is converted into formaldehyde, and this can attach to the child’s DNA. If methylation takes place, genes that were never meant to be touched can be damaged – they are turned off.
Ongoing research shows a link between methylation and autism. This growing body of research is proving that methylation does influence the development of autism.
Interestingly, I have recently had many clients who are now being diagnosed with MTHFR disease syndrome. MTHFR is a gene mutation rooted to the relationship between methylation and autism. I call this the Mother F**cker Disease, and I find this uptick very interesting because most diagnosed, if not all, are aspartame users.
We have had answers to autism for decades – but sadly, they have been kept from us. Do your own research and read the good books like Dr. Monte’s book and my book, Sweet Poison, to confirm what we’ve been saying for decades – that the FDA, the AMA, and the pharmaceutical companies knew over 50 years ago about autism’s relationship to aspartame.
If your child has autism or if you have recently been diagnosed with the Mother F**cker Disease, definitely avoid ALL aspartame!
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