Michael J. Fox, Parkinson's and Aspartame
By Betty Martini

Michael Fox, Star of Spin City, Family Ties and many movies, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and once asked how a 30 year old man would get this old man's disease. Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted drinking many a day. Aspartame/NutraSweet that is in Diet Pepsi is a neurotoxin that triggers neurodegenerative diseases, and can precipitate Parkinson's. Fox has been going downhill because of the wild movements and writhing he's been suffering. He is unable to control his body. Aspartame, in reality a drug, also interacts with other drugs and changes the dopamine of the brain. There is no way for Michael to improve until someone gets him off the Diet Pepsi.

Dr. James Bowen says: "Many NutraSweet victims report parkinsonian symptoms. This should be no surprise because every biochemical component of the aspartame molecule is implicated in producing Parkinsonian structural damage and creating a biochemical basis for parkinsonian symptoms. Aspartame is a source of methanol alcohol. Experts in neurodegenerative disease from alcoholism recognize that methyl alcohol is the component of beverage alcohol that causes neurodegenerative disease  in Parkinson's Disease in alcoholics. Beverage alcohol is grain alcohol or methyl alcohol. However, methyl alcohol is also present in very small amounts, although present only in trace amounts in alcoholic beverages. It is the factor that produces the neurodegeneration. Methyl alcohol accomplishes this even though the ethyl alcohol serves as a protective factor. Aspartame on the other hand affords no such protection and the structural components of the molecule are so arranged that the methyl alcohol from aspartame is probably 500 to 5000 times more active in producing toxicity than it would be alone.

The structural damage in the basal areas of the brain where Parkinson Disease structural damage occurs from the dicarboxylic amino acid neuroexcitotoxins is a problem long recognized. So aspartic acid even in and by itself is a recognized source of the damage to the basal ganglia where Parkinson's Disease degeneration occurs. As in the casae with methyl alcohol the molecular structure of the aspartame molecule probably makes the aspartic acid damage from aspartame 5000 times more potent than from free aspartic acid on a mg. per mg. basis. The brain with loss of neural tissue to produce the dopamine, a neurotransmitter necessary to let the brain circuitry function normally is no longer producing dopamine in sufficient amounts in these structures. The metabolic impact of the phenylalanine isolate from aspartame is to remarkably decrease dopamine production thus making Parkinson symptoms much worse.

The phenylalanine isolate out competes all other amino acids at enzyme sites in the brain. This includes the decarboxylase enzyme sites. Therefore, the amino acid tyrosine is not decarboxylated to tramine which is the first step in producing dopamine in the brain. Therefore, the brain dopamine levels plummet remarkably.

Michael Fox has reportedly used L-Dopa to try and increase his dopamine levels. The use of aspartame completely defeats this therapeutic endeavor. Not to mention the fact that it caused the degenerative disease called Parkinson's Disease in the first place. The destructive process will continue as long as he uses it. " James Bowen, M.D. _____

Betty Martini, Mission Possible International www.dorway.com

One major cause of obesity is the chemicals added to food
and to the animals that produce our food products.
The first contaminant is Aspartame, which along with other health effects triggers weight gain. Contrary to the claim of being a diet aid, Aspartame causes the body to crave carbohydrates, which is why you see those bundled deals of diet soda and snack chips at the market. The sellers know that people will drink the diet soda, then munch down an entire bag of the chips.

The second chemical to be concerned with is MSG, or Monosodium glutamate. Often hidden with a variety of other names such as "hydrolyzed protein", MSG is sold as a flavor enhancer, but has the effect of increasing appetite. So powerful is this effect that scientists studying obesity use it to force rats to gain weight. Rats normally won;t eat more than they need to, but MSG bypasses this mechanism. MSG is also prescribed as a "treatment" for patients who are not eating as much as they should, in particular the elderly.

Finally, there are growth hormones pumped into food animals, which leach into the products and meat from those animals, beef, chicken, milk, cheese, eggs, etc. There is a growing body of evidence that these hormones produce similar effects in the humans who consume those products, which is, of course, to put on weight quickly.

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