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Fibromyalgia

This was sent to me by a dear friend:
(and I did stop all artificial sweeteners with very positive results!)

My sister had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. Doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.


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

I e-mailed her article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours 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, felt a lot better.

She was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home. she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He’d 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. 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 'Nutra Sweet,' '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 (Nutra Sweet, 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!!!

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, 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,and Panic attacks. 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.'

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects 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.

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 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. 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 they 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!









Article by Dr. Chapis, Pottstown, PA


At one time or another, we've all pulled a muscle, battled inexplicable aches and pains, or experienced unusual fatigue. But, how do you distinguish pain due to overexertion, illness or injury — and chronic pain that may signal a more serious problem?


Chronic pain is long-term, hard-to-treat pain that doesn't respond to medical intervention or treatment. It can begin with an illness or injury that doesn't completely heal. Health experts define chronic pain as pain that persists for more than three months, or pain that endures for longer than a reasonable period of time for the natural healing process (i.e., months as opposed to weeks). On the other hand, acute pain usually lasts six weeks or less, usually gets better on its own, and may not require medical treatment.

When you experience widespread chronic pain, and have a certain group of symptoms, this can indicate a condition known as fibromyalgia. The word "fibromyalgia" is a combination of the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek words for muscle (myo) and pain (algia), according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Fibromyalgia is an ailment that affects about five million adults age 18 and up in the U.S. The condition affects more women than men, and the risk increases with age. Unfortunately, the causes of fibromyalgia are not known. It is thought to develop after stressful or traumatic life events, as a result of repetitive injuries or illnesses, or in conjunction with certain diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or spinal arthritis. Often, there is no trigger at all — fibromyalgia simply develops on its own.

Fibromyalgia is often treated like an arthritic condition, as it has similar effects to arthritis: pain, fatigue, limited range of motion for joints and tissues, and chronic pain. But unlike arthritis, it does not damage joints, muscles or other tissues.

The number-one symptom of fibromyalgia is persistent, long-term pain, all over the body. Many patients describe the pain as the feeling of a bruise that covers the entire body.

Research suggests that fibromyalgia may be a neurological condition — i.e., a disorder of the nervous system — because it causes increases sensitivity to things that are not normally painful.

So, how do you differentiate fibromyalgia from other causes of chronic pain? According to the American College of Rheumatology, the answer is when pain or tenderness are widespread — i.e., present in multiple sites, on both sides of the body, above and below the waist — and when certain symptoms are experienced together. While these symptoms, on their own, do not necessarily point to fibromyalgia, when they occur together, it is a possible diagnosis. These symptoms include tension headaches or migraines, memory problems (also known as "fibro fog"), irritable bowel syndrome (stomach cramping, bloating, diarrhea or constipation), bladder pain, insomnia, painful menstrual periods, morning stiffness, and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases classifies fibromyalgia as a syndrome rather than a disease. The difference between these two is that a syndrome has no specific, identifiable cause, but is instead a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together. A disease, however, has a specific cause (or causes) and signature signs and symptoms.

Because it shares symptoms with so many other conditions, fibromyalgia is hard to diagnose, and challenging to treat. Fibromyalgia is generally treated by a team of doctors that may include your family doctor, internist, or a rheumatologist — doctors who specialize in arthritis and other diseases that affect the tissues and joints of the body — as well as a physical therapist.

Remember that almost all of the symptoms listed above do not signal fibromyalgia on their own. In fact, doctors may not initially link fatigue, pain, or memory problems in a definitive fibromyalgia diagnosis. That's why it's important to keep a record of all your symptoms and share them with your primary care doctor — the first place to begin in discussing your pain.





























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