Escape the Aspartame Trap

by William Campbell Douglass II, MD

No matter how you look at it, aspartame is bad news in my book. The massive introduction of this neurotoxin into the food supply is nothing less than biological warfare against every single one of us, and the only acceptable solution is to ban it from the food chain.

I wish I could stick to medicine and not get into politics—but the two are attached at the hip—especially in the case of aspartame. So just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s go back to the beginning.

The sweet poison even the FDA didn’t want to approve

For years, the GD Searle Corp., the company that manufactures aspartame, tried in vain to get it approved. No one wanted to go near the stuff. The FDA refused to approve it for 16 years. In fact, according to a report I read, Dr. Adrian Gross, the FDA’s own toxicologist, told Congress that “without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer…”

But then, in the early 80s, Donald Rumsfeld made his move into the political arena, joining President Reagan’s transition team. One of the first things he did was appoint a new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hull Hays. And in 1981, despite clear evidence that this neurotoxin induced brain tumors in experimental animals, Hays approved the chemical for public consumption. READ MORE


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