This DIY Magnesium Balm Will Help You to Never Suffer from Insomnia Again

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Source: TheMindUnleashed.com
Christina Sarich
April 6, 2017

Magnesium is the original chill pill. Before there were anti-anxiety medications, over-the-counter sleep aids and well, valium, there was this simple nutrient that we got plenty of from our diets. Our ancestors loaded up on this essential mineral without much effort, but by current estimates, we’re supposed to get around 320-420 mg every day. The average Jane and Joe gets around half the recommended amount of magnesium.

Aside from the fact that researchers have proven rapid recovery from depression simply with a magnesium treatment, this single mineral has also proven to be effective for treating:

  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Headaches
  • Insecurity
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Talkativeness
  • Sulkiness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Seizures
  • Various Psychosis, and
  • INSOMNIA – one of the culprits in a number of diseases including depression, heart disease, diabetes, chronic inflammation, hypertension, and even a shortened life expectancy.

Magnesium is Simply Magnificent

Magnesium is a co-factor for more than 300 different enzymes our bodies need to regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation, as well as the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione along with regulating our sleep cycles.

Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, are good sources of magnesium, but much of the mineral has been depleted from our soils, and thus our foods, by industrial farming practices.

Furthermore, only about 30-40% of the magnesium we consume in our food is absorbed by the body.

In order to get sufficient magnesium, and hence, significantly good sleep, we need to get more magnesium into our bodies.

Poor sleep, low energy, and anxiousness are all signs that you are magnesium deficient.

DIY Magnesium Lotion

An easy solution if you don’t want to worry about taking a powdered supplement or getting magnesium from your food is to make your own magnesium balm or lotion. Here’s how:

What You’ll Need:

  • Highly Concentrated Magnesium Chloride Flakes
  • Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil (It should remain solid at room temperature.)
  • Beeswax Pellets
  • Unrefined Shea Butter
  • Boiling Water
  • Quart-sized Mason Jars (to store your magnesium balm)
  • A Measuring Cup
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Essential Oils to Scent the Balm/Lotion if Desired

All of these ingredients are available online, at places like Amazon or Swanson’s or at most health food stores.

Though you can find ready-made magnesium “butters” online, they can be pricey, and you can’t always be sure what is in them. By making your own stash, you can use it as frequently as you like, and be aware of exactly what is in it. You can also revel in the knowledge that the overall cost is much less when you do-it-yourself, especially over time, if this ends up being your go-to get-to-sleep remedy. And it should be, since magnesium is a nutrient you desperately need anyhow.

Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, or calendula can also help since they have their own calming qualities, but they aren’t strictly needed to make your magnesium lotion effective.

The following recipe will make approximately 8 ounces which will store for up to two months at room temperature.

Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and magnesium flakes are all the essential ingredients needed for a good night's sleep.

The Recipe

  1. Measure approximately half a cup of magnesium flakes into a bowl. Fill another bowl with about half a cup of water that has been microwaved on high until it is boiling, abut 2-3 minutes. You can also bring your water to boil on a stove.
  2. Measure 3 Tbsp of boiling water into the bowl with the magnesium flakes. Stir until the flakes are dissolved and set this aside.
  3. In the quart mason jar, measure equal parts of coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter. Place the jar in a small pan filled with 1 inch of water, making a double boiler. Place the jar/pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium high.
  4. Allow the coconut oil, beeswax pellets and shea butter to melt, swirling the jar occasionally if necessary wearing an oven mitt to protect your skin from the heat.
  5. When everything inside the jar is melted, remove it from the pan and let it cool on a dish towel-covered counter for about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the dissolved magnesium you prepared into the quart mason jar. If it solidifies upon contact, that’s ok. Add essential oils (if desired) and place the immersion blender at the bottom of the jar blending everything completely.

Now you can rub the magnesium balm (scented or not) all over your body about an hour before bed, and enjoy some of the most restful sleep you’ve had in ages.

Simply repeat, and enjoy!

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Psychiatrists Drugging Children For “Social Justice”

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Jon Rappoport
August 3, 2016

I’m reprinting my 2012 article here, in part, to illustrate how major media let explosive stories drop like stones into deep lakes.

Here today, gone tomorrow. As if nothing ever happened.

This piece is about tyrannical (and quite insane) psychiatrists, who see themselves as social justice warriors on behalf of the poor, the ignored, the forgotten, the oppressed.

These doctors have a strategy that scrambles brains, causes violent behavior, and deepens the problems of inner cities and their inhabitants. Their “solution to inequality” involves drugs, and opens a gateway from dangerous drugs to very dangerous drugs. It’s a chemical road to perdition.

Major media gave the scandal scant “fair and balanced” coverage in 2012 and then fell silent. Why bother following up? In fact, why bother getting the story right the first time?

Here we go. Buckle up:


It’s the latest thing. Psychiatrists are giving children in poor neighborhoods Adderall, a dangerous stimulant, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all. Their aim? To “promote social justice,” to improve academic performance in school.

The rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to compete with children from wealthier families who attend better schools.

Leading the way is Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician in the Atlanta area. Incredibly, Anderson told the New York Times (“Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School”) his diagnoses of ADHD are “made up,” “an excuse” to hand out the drugs.

“We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid,” Anderson said.

It would be hard to find a clearer mission statement from a psychiatrist: mind control.

A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Ramesh Raghavan, goes even further with this chilling comment: “We are effectively forcing local community psychiatrists to use the only tool at their disposal [to ‘level the playing field’ in low-income neighborhoods], which is psychotropic medicine.”

So pressure is being brought to bear on psychiatrists to launch a heinous behavior modification program, using drugs, against children in inner cities.

It’s important to realize that all psychotropic stimulants, like Adderal and Ritalin, can cause aggressive behavior, violent behavior.

What we’re seeing here is a direct parallel to the old CIA program, exposed by the late journalist, Gary Webb, who detailed the importing of crack cocaine (another kind of stimulant) into South Central Los Angeles, which went a long way toward destroying that community.

It is widely acknowledged, and admitted in the Times article, that the effects of ADHD drugs on children’s still-developing brains are unknown. Therefore, the risks of the drugs are great. At least one leading psychiatrist, Peter Breggin, believes there is significant evidence that these stimulants can cause atrophy of the brain.

Deploying the ADHD drugs creates symptoms which may then be treated with compounds like Risperdal, a powerful anti-psychotic, which can cause motor brain damage.

All this, in service of “social justice” for the poor.

And what about the claim that ADHD drugs can enhance school performance?

The following pronouncement makes a number of things clear: The 1994 Textbook of Psychiatry, published by the American Psychiatric Press, contains this review (Popper and Steingard): “Stimulants [given for ADHD] do not produce lasting improvements in aggressivity, conduct disorder, criminality, education achievement, job functioning, marital relationships, or long-term adjustment.”

So the whole basis for this “social justice” program in low-income communities—that the ADHD drugs will improve school performance of kids and “level the playing field,” so they can compete academically with children from wealthier families—this whole program is based on a lie to begin with.

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Medical Journal Openly Admits 50% Of People On Antidepressants Don’t Even Have Depression

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David Gutierrez
June 7, 2016

Nearly half of people taking depressants are not suffering from depression at all, according to a study conducted by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

These people have been prescribed the drugs for “off label” uses not approved by drug regulatory agencies. These uses have never been proven safe or effective.

“It’s an interesting phenomenon,” author Jenna Wong said. “We had heard that in the scientific community there has been a suspicion among doctors that physicians are commonly prescribing antidepressants for uses other than depression. We also found that for the major classes of antidepressants, there was an increasing prescribing trend over time.”

Treatments not backed by evidence

The researchers reviewed 10 years of antidepressant prescription records, containing data on more than 100,000 prescriptions written by approximately 160 doctors for nearly 20,000 patients. They analyzed trends of prescribing for every antidepressant class except monoamine oxidase inhibitors, which are almost never prescribed as antidepressants anymore and therefore rarely occurred in the records.

They found that only 55 percent of the prescriptions were written for depression. The other 45 percent were written for anxiety (18.5 percent), insomnia (10 percent), pain (6 percent), panic disorders (4 percent), and for a slew of conditions that are off-label for every antidepressant, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), digestive disorders, eating disorders, migraine and vasomotor menopause symptoms.

Twenty-nine percent of antidepressant prescriptions were written for a use that was off-label for that particular drug. Fully 66 percent of prescriptions written for conditions other than depression were off label.

If nothing else, the study shows that rates of antidepressant prescriptions are a not a good indicator of the rate at which depression is being diagnosed, or treated, the authors noted. It also raises concerns that the drugs are being so widely used for conditions not backed by scientific research.

“The findings indicate that the mere presence of an antidepressant prescription is a poor proxy for depression treatment, and they highlight the need to evaluate the evidence supporting off-label antidepressant use,” the authors wrote.

Deadly placebos

Wong noted that off-label uses have never been proven effective, and may also carry a risk of unknown side effects.

“I can’t make a statement to say that for sure they don’t work or that they are exposing patients to health risks but there’s the possibility that they could be causing adverse health effects or that they may not be effective for the conditions,” Wong said. “Without any scientific evidence, it’s hard to be able to say.”

“It raises the question of why they are prescribing them,” she said.

The authors speculated that many doctors are relying on tradition or informal channels of information, rather than scientific research.

“Physicians may be talking to their colleagues and saying, ‘Hey, I’ve used this drug in my patient population and it works,'” Wong said. “So it’s more word of mouth.”

Other potential reasons for off-label prescribing may be marketing by pharmaceutical companies or simply the use of antidepressants as a last resort when other treatments have failed.

“Some of these conditions are things where there is no exact treatment,” Wong said. “The patients may be desperate for something to treat their ailments.”

The findings are particularly troubling given how many studies have shown that antidepressants have little, if any, benefit over a placebo – but with a much higher rate of potentially dangerous side effects, including suicide.

In an article published last year in the British Medical Journal, esteemed evidence-based medicine researcher Peter Gotzsche argued that nearly all psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, could be discontinued without harming public health. In fact, he said, there would probably be a benefit; currently, these drugs kill 500,000 people per year – and that’s just for people over the age of 65 living in Western countries.

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Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret: Vaccine-Induced AutoImmune Disease Injury

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Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret: Do Bleeding Calves, Narcolepsy and Infertility Have the Same Mechanism for Vaccine Injury?
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Celeste McGovern
May 29, 2016

Nasal flu vaccine left  energetic and happy 10-year-old Bobby Hunter with disease that makes him afraid to smile (photo credit: Daily Express)

Scientists reveal how a hyperactivated immune system can unleash disease

Bobby Hunter was 10 years old when his mother noticed her usually energetic boy was struggling to stay awake and he looked exhausted all the time. Then he began collapsing. Eventually Bobby was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a lifelong incurable condition where victims suddenly drop into deep dream sleep, sometimes a dozen times a day or more. It can be accompanied by bizarre and terrifying symptoms: waking hallucinations of demons, insomnia, sleep paralysis and a sudden loss of muscle control or cataplexy often triggered by strong emotions. Bobby now has to be accompanied everywhere he goes in case he falls unconscious; he’ll never bathe or drive or cross a street alone. But his case is particularly cruel. Now, he is a child who is afraid to smile or laugh because it might trigger an attack.

Bobby’s mother Amanda is adamant he first became ill after he received the nasal flu vaccine at his school. But could such a small thing cause such a devastating disorder?

Narcolepsy Nightmare Explained

This month at the 10th Autoimmunity Congress in Leipzig, Germany a leading pharmaceutical researcher presented his international team’s findings suggesting that vaccination could indeed have the “unexpected” effect of inducing crippling narcolepsy, an autoimmune disease.

Sohail Ahmed, lead author of a ground breaking paper published last summer in Science Translational Medicine explained how the now-retracted Pandemrix vaccine was implicated in a narcolepsy epidemic of more than 1,300 children in several European countries and spates of cases linked to other vaccines for the 2009 swine flu pandemic that never materialized.

It turns out,  part of the influenza nucleoprotein in the swine flu vaccine looked (molecularly) just like a receptor for a neurotransmitter in the brain called orexin that regulates the sleep/wake cycle, explained, Ahmed former global head of clinical sciences at Novartis and later GlaxoSmithKline who is currently with Roche Pharmaceuticals.

When the vaccine was injected with an adjuvant to ramp up the immune response, the immune system went into overdrive. Something  — maybe chemical ingredients in the vaccine, maybe inflammation  –  breached the blood brain barrier and the immune system targeting the vaccine virus also locked in on the receptors in the brain sleep centre. Narcoleptic patients’ own immune system then destroyed a hub of 70,000 or so orexin-producing cells in their brains before their hosts started knocking out. The autoimmune reaction can’t be turned off because the immune system is programmed to relentlessly attack anything it perceives as a foreign invader. It’s a case of mistaken identity and in immunology it’s called a “cross-reaction.”

But could other vaccines still in circulation that contain the H1N1 virus trigger narcolepsy too? Could the same mechanism cause kids like Bobby Hunter to get narcolepsy from the nasal flu vaccine?

Both Ahmed and immunologist Maria Teresa Arango at Leipzig confirmed that it could indeed. Bobby probably carries the HLA-DQB1*0602 genetic marker that leaves him at a higher risk of getting narcolepsy. But so does 20% of the US population. For pharmaceutical industry dependents like Ahmed, so long as cases like Bobby’s are not epidemic as they were with Pandemrix, they are collateral damage the pharmaceutical industry is willing continue to keep flu vaccines rolling.

But what if other vaccine proteins are acting in more unexpected ways, contributing to other autoimmune diseases?

Arango said such cross-reactivity could be the underlying mechanism for widely varied and unexpected documented vaccine adverse autoimmune events affecting other parts of the brain or body. She pointed to the work of Dr. Darja Kanduc.

Massive Peptide Sharing, Massive Autoimmunity?

Kanduc is a biochemist at the University of Bari in Italy who presented her findings in Leipzig at a one-day symposium on vaccine safety sponsored by the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute. Bari has been looking for molecular similarities between microbial and human proteins and found that a massive, unexpected “peptide sharing” exists between human proteins and microbe proteins.

Where overlap (“peptide sharing”) occurs between a foreign protein and human protein, they have a same identical amino acid sequence (for example, SLVDTYR).  An immune response launched against SLVDTYR might hit A (the microbial protein) and also B (the human protein). In immunology terms, this is a cross-reaction between A and B — in the same way Ahmed’s team illustrated vaccine-induced narcolepsy.

Normally such cross-reactions do not occur, explains Kanduc. “In fact, the human immune system has been ‘educated’ to ignore foreign proteins and avoid cross-reactions in order not to harm the similar human ‘self’ proteins.” In immunology, this is called immunotolerance. Our immune system does not press the panic button and launch an attack on every foreign viral protein it encounters.

Tolerance Lost

Our natural immunotolerance has proved a big problem for vaccine manufacturers over the years. Simply injecting a viral or bacterial particle into our bodies does not trigger the immune storm they want. Our bodies aren’t designed to encounter pathogens via intramuscular injection, after all. Our immune system refuses to attack the injected pathogen since that would mean also attacking the look-alike human proteins. It would rather not go to war than risk the home casualties.

Imagine the immune system as a border guard. If a guard at the Canada-US border pulled every vehicle that drove up to his checkpoint aside, emptied the suitcases, called in the sniffer dogs, strip-searched the occupants and called for the SWAT team, things would get ugly pretty fast. Most of the time, border guards are alert but passive. Our immune system is the same way with foreign proteins.

So vaccine manufacturers pepper vaccines with adjuvants — crude extracts of mycobacteria, toxins such as mercury, aluminum salts, or mineral oils to force the reluctant immune system to go into attack mode – from passive border guard to hypervigilant nutter pulling a gun on a granny.  Celebrated Yale immunologist Charles Janeway called this “immunologist’s dirty little secret” underlying vaccination.

 “Adjuvants expand, potentiate, and increase immune responses,” explains Kanduc. “Such hyperactivation has a price: the loss of specificity. The hyper-stimulated immune system does not discriminate any more between foreign proteins and self-proteins…Adjuvants render the immune system blind. Human proteins that share peptide sequences will be attacked.”

Kanduc likens immunotolerance to a protective wall. “The dam is demolished by the adjuvants and the cross-reactivity flood can crush and alter human proteins.” This might also cause numerous cross-reactions, manifested as a wide variety of autoimmune attacks.

Can vaccines induce genetic disease?

Kanduc looked for peptide sharing between a single influenza A H5N1 protein and human proteins. She found that the viral protein shares 70 peptides with the human host — proteins involved in basic cell functions including proliferation, neurodevelopment, and differentiation.

Among the human proteins that could be on the firing range: reelin, a protein involved in neuron layering, neurexins, proteins that connect neurons,  syndrome 10 protein for Bardet-Biedl syndrome, a transcription factor for Williams Syndrome (a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder), a protein associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and so on.

When these human proteins are altered, as for example by genetic mutations, neurological disorders such as epilepsy, obesity, dystonia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis occur, says Kanduc.

 “The same spectrum of diseases might occur if these human proteins are attacked and altered by cross-reactions following an expanded and indiscriminate immune response induced by an adjuvant vaccine,” she adds.

With such “massive overlap” of proteins, the potential for vaccines to induce all sorts of autoimmune diseases is possible; it explains why such diverse autoimmune phenomena have been documented in the medical literature with respect to vaccination, from neurological disorders to skin afflictions to impaired fertility.

“The type of autoimmune phenomenon and disease that is eventually established will depend on the molecules and organs attacked,” explains Kanduc. “For example, attacks against myelin may evoke demyelinating diseases [such as multiple sclerosis] whereas immune reactions against proteins involved in behaviour  and /or cognition may cause autism and behaviour disorders.”

Autoimmune Infertility?

Such autoimmunity may be the mechanism underlying cases of premature menopause and infertility in adolescent girls following injection with the vaccine against HPV, described in Leipzig by an Australian GP. Deirdre Little, a general practitioner in South Bellingen, first published a case study of her 16-year-old patient who developed premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) following HPV vaccination. Since then Little has encountered six more post-HPV cases of sterility in adolescents in her practice – though primary ovarian insufficiency is almost unheard of  — normally affecting one in 100,000 girls under age 20.

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Warning signs you are deficient in magnesium

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Magnesium is a very important mineral, the second-most abundant within human cells. Some 60% of it in the human body is contained within the bones, over 25% in the muscles and the rest in soft tissue and body fluids. Learn about the important functions of this essential mineral and some warning symptoms of deficiency.

Functions

Magnesium plays a role in activating many enzymes in the body. It also plays a role in maintaining the electrical charges of cells, especially in the nerves and muscles, and in muscle contraction and relaxation. Further, this mineral is involved in cellular functions such as energy production, cellular replication, lipid synthesis and protein formation. It even contributes to bone formation, as it helps regulate calcium metabolism.

Magnesium plays a critical role in heart health, contributing to energy production and heart muscle contraction. By raising the solubility of calcium in urine, magnesium helps prevent the formation of kidney stones. Indeed, magnesium supplementation has been found to help with preventing kidney stone recurrence.

Research also suggests that dietary magnesium intake is directly linked to lung function and the severity of asthma.

Deficiency symptoms

The warning signs that one could be lacking magnesium, some of which are similar to those of potassium deficiency, include:

• heart disturbances
• issues with nerve conduction and muscle contraction
• muscle cramps and spasms
• poor coordination
• weakness
• chronic fatigue
• headaches – including migraines and tension headaches
• appetite loss
• insomnia
• cravings for sweets
• mental confusion
• irritability
• personality changes
• being easily stressed

People with low levels of magnesium are more prone to ailments such as insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, hair loss, swollen gums, high blood pressure, kidney stones, heart disease and even cancer.

In fact, it has been found that persons who suffered sudden and fatal heart attacks had very low magnesium levels in their hearts. When magnesium levels are low, a spasm of the coronary arteries could take place, affecting the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart — this could then trigger a heart attack.

Persons with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are also commonly found to have low magnesium levels. In addition, women with osteoporosis have been found to have lower bone magnesium levels than those without the condition.

Deficiency causes

Due to poor food choices, with diets lacking in natural whole foods, many people do not actually consume enough magnesium.

Elderly persons, especially those with health issues, are more susceptible to magnesium deficiency. Women are also more likely to be deficient during their premenstrual period.

Factors which elevate its secretion or reduce its absorption could also lead to magnesium deficiency. These include:

• intake of too much calcium (they must be balanced)
• alcohol consumption — it has been found that as much as 60% of alcoholics have low levels of magnesium, as alcohol increases the amount of magnesium excreted in the urine. And this deficiency could be a big reason why alcoholics are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.
• liver disease
• kidney disease
• diabetes
• digestive disorders like malabsorption
• use of oral contraceptives, diuretics and/or medications which deplete magnesium levels
• surgery

It should be noted that standard blood tests do not flag up magnesium deficiency until it’s already severe, often after the onset of a serious health condition. Thus, the symptoms and dietary choices would offer some clues.

Food sources

The best food sources of magnesium include kelp, dulse, molasses, buckwheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, millet, rye, tofu and nuts, including almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, peanuts, pecans and English walnuts.

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The Breakaway Guide To Aspartame

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Zy Marquiez
December 9, 2015

For quite a long time there has been much speculation and suspicion regarding the true nature of aspartame.

With that said, there has been a preponderance of evidence that has seeped through and come forth into a totality of undeniable facts that cannot be ignored any longer.

Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.

Over a billion people consume aspartame in their foods and beverages across the world, believing it to be a safe ingredient, but what they probably don’t know is that aspartame currently accounts for over 75% of all side effects complaints received by the FDA’s Adverse Reaction Monitoring System [ARMS] for the past 4 years.

Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death. A few of the different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, birth defects, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.

The FDA knows 92 potential side effects, which were submitted to them on April 20th 1995 by the Department of Health & Human Services, for aspartame.

At one point, Aspartame was even considered by the Department of Defense [DOD] as a potential biological-warfare neurotoxin.

Besides knowing this, Donald Rumsfeld pushed it out into the stores in over 5,000 at the time when he was CEO of Searly, which eventually was sold to the multi-national Monsanto.  The number of products in which Aspartame is included has increased to approximately 6000 since then.   As many of you may know, Monsanto is a completely other monster that is part of the global food-control scheme and was also named the worst company of 2011.

Aspartame or many products which contain it have been banned all over the world, especially where there is a national healthcare system in place.

Aspartame is best known by the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Sweet One and Spoonful.  This toxic compound is also used in Extra Gum, Equal, NutraSweet, Diet Pepsi, SlimFast, Diet Coke, Orbit Gum, Juicy Fruit, Gavison, Splenda, as well as many other products.
Aspartame is asynthetic chemical combination which is comprised of approximately 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid, and 10% methanol. Aspartame is found in thousands of foods, drinks, candy, gum, vitamins, health supplements and even pharmaceuticals.

Each of the three ingredients in Aspartame poses its own dangers and each is well documented as causing a long list of side effects and dangerous health conditions. Watch for the ingredient Acesulfame Potassium, which is just another name for Aspartame.  Also keep in mind a cousin of Aspartame, which goes by the name of Neotame.

Phenylalanine: Even a single use of Aspartame raises the blood phenylalanine levels. High blood phenylalanine can be concentrated in parts of the brain and isespecially dangerous for infants and fetuses. Because it is metabolized much more efficiently by rodents than humans, testing and research on rats alone is not sufficient enough to denounce the dangers of Aspartame for human consumption. Excessive levels of phenylalanine in the brain cause serotonin levels to decrease, leading to emotional disorders like depression.

Aspartic Acid: Aspartic acid is considered anexcito-toxin, which means it over stimulates certain neurons in the body until they die. Much like nitrates and MSG, aspartic acid can cause amino acid imbalances in the body and result in the interruption of normal neurotransmitter metabolism of the brain.

Methanol becomes Formaldehyde [Embalming fluid]: The most prominent danger of Aspartame is that when ingested, the methanol [wood alcohol] is distributed throughout the body, including the brain, muscle, fat and nervous tissues, and is then metabolized to form formaldehyde, which enters cells and binds to proteins and genetic material [DNA]. Methanol is a dangerous neurotoxin and a known carcinogen, which causes retinal damage in the eye, interferes with DNA processes, and can cause birth defects.

According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, ‘We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison”. Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when ASPARTAME was first marketed. He said “his diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss.” At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why seizures were rampant [the phenylalanine in ASPARTAME breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage, and violence].

There is no way that Monsanto, who is also the creator of the highly toxic defoliant Agent Orange, which was used in Vietnam as a part of a herbicidal warfar program, does NOT know the side effects of Aspartame.  They must know the dangers of this toxic asynthetic chemical. 

Monsanto funds the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore, they can not criticize any additives or tell about their link to Monsanto.

Dr. Roberts says “consuming Aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects.” The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causes mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor of Genetics, at Emory University in his testimony before Congress.

So what are possible alternatives?

Stevia is an herb that has been used as a sweetener in South America for hundreds of years. It is calorie–free, and the powdered concentrate is 300 times sweeter than sugar. It is widely used all over the world. In Japan, for example, it claims 41% of the sweetener market, including sugar, and was used in Japanese Diet Coke until the company replaced it with aspartame to “standardize” worldwide.

Another possibility is Palm Sugar. Palm sugar is a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic crystalline sweetener that looks, tastes, dissolves and melts almost exactly like sugar, but it’s completely natural and unrefined. It’s acquired from the flowers growing high on coconut trees, which are opened to collect their liquid flower nectar. This nectar is then air-dried to form a crystalline sugar that’s naturally brown in color and naturally rich in a number of key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.

It is never refined or bleached like white sugar.  So the nutrients it was made with are still there. That’s rare for sweeteners, most of which are highly refined. Even stevia is highly refined in its white powder form [real stevia is a green herb].

Lastly there is Xylitol, which has been shown to have many health benefits, yet few know of its healing power to prevent ear infections in children. It inhibits bacterial growth thus helping to avoid the use of dangerous antibiotics.

Xylitol is a natural low-calorie, low-glycemic sugar substitute produced from the fibers of fruits, vegetables, and trees such as plums, raspberries, corn, and birch. Xylitol is as sweet as sugar and can be used safely by diabetics. As xylitol is a mild sugar alcohol, excessive consumption over 30 grams per day can cause a temporary laxative effect that disappears with continued use as the body adapts. It is also important to find a source of xylitol that is GMO free if made from corn.

Keep in mind, the best way to avoid illnesses is by avoiding the products that cause them.  After many years of researching Aspartame, I have come to realize this is one of the main engines of disease.

The facts speak for themselves.  Ample evidence is abound for those that care to look.

A myriad of reasons for rampant diseases can be postulated, and I have no doubt that at the center Aspartame will lie, as the delectable & stealthy toxin, right in the center assisting Big Pharma with profits carved right from this Devil’s Poison.

One of the main ways one can change heatlh is by changing detrimental habits.  It might not be easy, but it can be done.  I have seen many do it and I have done it myself.

Do your research because your health depends on it.  The sources below are great starting points.

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Sources:

http://buildingbodies.ca/diet-pop-dangers-and-aspartame-poisoning/
http://www.wnho.net/fdas_approval_of_aspartame_under_scrutiny.pdf
http://www.issplendasafe.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspar…
http://www.naturalnews.com/034320_aspartame_sweetener_side_effects….
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Rumsfeld
http://www.sweetpoison.com/articles/0706/aspartame_symptoms_submit….
http://aspartame.mercola.com/
http://www.holisticmed.net/aspartame/aminoacid.pdf
http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/aspartame.htm
http://www.dorway.com/dr-elsas.txt
http://www.naturalnews.com/028996_palm_sugar_natural_sweetener.html
http://www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm
http://www.buildingbodies.ca/Nutrition/aspartame-splenda.shtml
http://www.naturalnews.com/030918_aspartame_GM_bacteria.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/029819_xylitol_ear_infections.html
http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/fraud.htm
http://the-health-gazette.com/207/artificial-sweetener-the-aspartam…