Aspartame (NutraSweet, Spoonful, Equal, Equal-Measure, AminoSweet) Causes Death


Dr. Bowen on Aspartame-induced Genocide
Aspartame Murders Infants -
Violates Federal Genocide Law
By James Bowen, MD 5-6-00

Abortion causation

Birth defect production

Forms antigenic tissue, triggering immunologic attack, fetal wastage

Chelates metals, promotes heavy metal poisoning


Methyl alcohol
Phenylalanine [PHE]
Aspartic Acid
Formic acid

Aspartame, APM, is sold as NutraSweet and Equal and is in thousands of
foods and diet drinks. At every point in the fertility process APM
destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pop’s eyes: it ruins
female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this,
aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects.
And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA
of the baby, cursing future generations.

APM’s abortifacient properties are inherent in its structure. As the 3-
cornered molecule is metabo- lized it releases methyl alcohol, plus
phenylalanine and aspartic acid, both neurotoxins. The methyl alcohol
breaks down into formaldehyde, then formic acid. APM methyl
alcohol/formaldehyde poisoning, engenders a host of cumulative
degenerative diseases and functional abnormalities. Isolated
phenyalanine and aspartic acid are neurotoxic.

Formaldehyde is recognized as a potent adjuvant which causes foreign
proteins to be recognized as antigens by the immune system, triggering
immune responses to destroy them. Because of its adjuvancy formaldehyde
is included in many vaccines. A challenge the mother’s body must
overcome to carry a fetus is keeping the maternal immune system from
identifying the varied fetal tissues as foreign proteins and destroying
them. APM denatures fetal tissues creating an antigenicity stimulus
enticing destruction by the maternal immune system. This termination of
pregnancy can be so rapid that the mother may not notice a delayed
period or she may miscarry almost immediately.

The ability of methyl alcohol/formaldehyde to create antigenicity,
especially as combined in APM molecules is so great as to cause severe
autoimmune reactions to the tissues deformed by formaldehyde
polymerization, adduct formation. The immune system turns against the
victim’s tissues: Lupus.

Beyond the danger of attack from the maternal immune system, APM
directly damages the fetus. A good reference point is fetal alcohol
syndrome: lifelong deformity, disability and loss of mental acuity in
infants who survive maternal alcohol abuse. Even moderate use of
beverage alcohol by the mother abuses the fetus and its future. Methyl
alcohol is fifty times as potent an intoxicant as ethyl alcohol
[beverage alcohol]. Formaldehyde is 5,000 times more potent. Assembled
in the carefully crafted APM molecule these neurotoxins are about 20,000
times more potent than beverage alcohol.

Because of APM’s extreme toxicity even minute doses are destructive,
damaging fetal nervous systems and related structures. Eyes and hearing
come to mind. All tissues are similarly damaged as beyond its functional
neurological intoxicating effects, methyl alcohol/formaldehyde is the
strongest organic base in the living organism and is a polymerizing
agent, turning tissue into plastic. From such poisoning there is no
escape, it is obligatory metabolism by alcholdehydrogenase of methyl
alcohol into nascent formaldehyde, occurring 75% in the cytosol
[cytoplasm] and 25% in the mitochondria.

A SHORT LESSON on PROTEIN FORMATION: Proteins are usually four long
chains [polypetides] of the 20 amino acids we get from food. Amino acids
are structures of 10 to 27 atoms. [hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen,
one has an atom of sulfur] These 20 amino acids the are letters of the
biochemical alphabet which spell out proteins, some of which contain
thousands of amino acids. To support rapid growth the fetus requires
lots of amino acids which the placenta supplies in 400% concentration.
Amino acids in fetal veins are four times that in the mother’s blood.
Natural foods are complex mixes of amino acids, no food is merely one or
two isolated amino acids, as is APM.

APM is 50% phenylalanine [PHE] which is a nutrient when accompanied by
other amino acids, however isolated PHE is toxic, especially for the
fetus or infant. Dr. Louis Elsas, Professor of Pediatrics [Genetics] at
Emory University, testified to Congress: “I have spent 25 years in
biomedical sciences trying to prevent birth defects caused by excess
phenylalanine. And therein lies my basic concern, that aspartame is in
fact a well known neurotoxin and teratogen which, in some as yet
undefined dose, will both reversibly in the adult and irreversibly in
the developing child or fetal brain, produce adverse effects. Senate
Hearing 11/3/87 Labor & Human Resources Committee

The 400% placenta-supplied concentration of isolated phenylalanine from
APM causes mental retardation! The PHE in a plate of beans is absorbed
in about 20 hours in competition with the other amino acids. The PHE in
a Diet Coke is absorbed in a few minutes in competition with nothing.
This is highly significant because amino acid biochemistry at enzyme
sites is competitive and PHE out-competes all the others, which means
isolated PHE from APM, in the fetal brain with no competition, destroys

I have a cerebral palsied grandchild because my daughter-in-law refused
to listen and drank NutraSweet pop during her pregnancy. A nurse who
headed a visiting nurses association in Nebraska has two cerebral
palsied grandchildren from NutraSweet. Their mother said “Oh Mom, its
that safe natural NutraSweet. Only when she delivered her second palsied
child did she admit her life was devastated from trusting the FDA, the
media, and the APM advertising by “ethical food, beverage and drug

Another nurse, a close personal friend in Walla Walla, Washington, had a
grandchild so cerebrally palsied by aspartame it will never lift its
head from a pillow but merely stare blankly into space for its whole
life. Their church eschews using large amounts of sugar, so the father
came home and announced “No more sugar in this household! We,re going to
use that safe natural NutraSweet from now on.

Heel-stick blood sampling is routine on newborns to screen for
Phenylketonuria to identify infants with PKU so to protect them from the
severe brain damage they can sustain from even a single meal of foods
high in phenylalanine. Think of the damage to PKU infants by maternal
APM consumption. Consider the shroud of tragedy that overcame the lives
of these hopeful parents, then multiply their number by hundreds, by
thousands, and find a better word than MURDER!

APM is 40% aspartic acid. This amino acid, when isolated, is
excitotoxic, it excites neurons or brain cells, to death. Like
formaldehyde, APM is a chromosomal damaging agent. The neurological
dangers to the developing fetus are obvious. The chromosomal damage in
the mother may be inherited by the fetus and since a female fetus
contains at birth all the ova she,ll ever have, future generations are
forever endangered by inherited chromosomal damage as well the damage to
her developing ovaries from the aspartame her mother consumes during

So-called “health supplements made of isolated phenylalanine, aspartic
acid, glutamic acid [glutamates as in MSG] and other dicarboxylic amino
acid neuroexcitotoxins such as picinolates are marketed either as acts
of blind ignorance or deliberate malice. They do the exact opposite of
what they,re sold for, i.e. isolated phenylalanine can cause nerve
transmitter disruption, brain malnutrition and neurotoxicity leading to
impaired mental functioning, depression, headaches, and other reactions.

BRAIN TUMORS: As it breaks down APM creates diketopiperazine and with
the intact APM molecule you have the two greatest brain tumor
carcinogens discovered by science thus far responsible for the massive
brain tumor epidemic we now witness. The methylated aspartyl radicals
such as the N-methylD aspartyl radical, et al, are recognized as
causative of about every known neuro-degenerative disease. To
independently research these issues look up “The Proceedings of the
First International Symposium on Phenylalanine Metabolism by Dr Richard
Wurtman, head of Neuroendochronology at MIT. He has since for his own
reasons become a defender of APM, but the record created by the world’s
best minds on phenylalanine pathologies are in that document. Read Dr.
Hyman Roberts, excellent books documenting APM causation of
schizophrenia by its action in the mid brain and cerebral cortex.

CHELATION: [Chelate, from the Latin word for Claw, a chemical which
seizes and holds other chemicals, often metals] Aspartame was kept off
the market by the once intact FDA. A compelling reason the FDA rejected
APM is its potent chelating activity, which rapidly picks up toxic
metals and carries into the body even metals the body would normally
refuse to absorb through digestion. The extreme lead poisoning danger to
a child’s developing brain and organs is well known. Many metals
NutraSweet carries into us are as damaging as equal concentrations of
lead. The strongest evidence is what APM does to people. Consider this
3/23/00 report from B. Lynn. FDA will call this deplorable tragedy an

“My [then] 5 year old daughter was getting migrane headaches and
vomiting. My sister-in-law, an RN, told me to get her off the diet soda.
I have only seen two such headaches in the last thee and a half years,
no vomiting. My mother, an avid drinker of Diet Coke suffered a stroke
at 53. My aunt at 57 suffered a stroke. My nephew at four months was Dx
with Infantile Spasms. My friend, after months of tests and pain was Dx
with Fibromyalgia, drinks 5-6 Diet sodas a day.

In 1995 I suffered a miscarriage. 3 months later I conceived my son. He
was born with VACTERL Association. He had every anomaly in the

V Vertebra, he had a tethered spinal cord
A Anal Artesia [no anal opening]
C Cardiac, open heart surgery at 5 months
TE Trachea Esophegeal Artesia. Esophagus attached to his Trachea
R Renal/Radial defects. He has a hypo plastic thumb and a horseshoe
L Limb defects One arm shorter, skeletal anomalies still being

They could never explain why my perfect pregnancy produced such a child.
I sent this to some friends that belong to support group for children
with anorectal malformations. The response will be emotional to say the
least. We’ve all searched for an answer to what caused these horrible
defects in our children. A better word than murder? GENOCIDE! There’s a
Federal Law against Genocide: Criminal Code, Title 18 Chapter 50A, Sec
1091-3 It has no statute of limitations, & provides: Whoever, whether in
time of peace or time of war, with specific intent to destroy, in whole
or in substantial part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group as

(1) Kills members of that group
(2) Causes serious bodily injury to members of that group
(3) Causes the permanent impairment of the mental faculties of members
of the group through drugs, torture or similar techniques
(4) Subjects the group to conditions of life that are intended to cause
the physical destruction of the group in whole or in part
(5) Imposes measures intended to prevent births within the groups
Shall be punished as provided in subsection B
[B says if death results: Death or life imprisonment & a fine of not
more than $1,000,000]

All five rules have been smashed by the aspartame/NutraSweet industry.
We, the population of the United States are the Group. The sellers of
APM poisoned foods and drinks knew in advance the havoc it would wreck
on our nation’s health. That knowledge establishes intention. Test
SC18862, submitted for APM approval involved feeding aspartame to 7
infant monkeys. One died; 5 had grand mal seizures, an 86% casualty
rate, nevertheless FDA approved the poison so is equally culpable with
the manufacturers. 75% of all complaints on food additives are on APM
which FDA tallied into a list of 10,000 consumer complaints of 92
symptoms, including death, but you can,t get the list without a

Note #3, mental impairment: APM depletes serotonin from which victims
suffer manic depression, hallucinations, paranoia, rage, suicidal
tendencies, anxiety and panic. Surgeon General Satcher said 22% of the
population now suffer mental problems. APM is involved! I’ve shown how
rule #5 is fulfilled by destruction of our unborn and living children.
This law makes all producers and marketers of aspartame criminals. What
will the justice department and the courts do to protect us?


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