Mainstream media, or at least Newsmax (and to some extent the Washington Post and N.Y. Times) has recently brought the issue to the fore (again). Outlets have covered the carcinogenic and neurodegenerative effects of the 12 Diet Cokes a day that President Trump drinks. Many sane people hope the attention will finally force the FDA to take aspartame off the market. Removing this poison is a real possibility if mainstream media sites (whether full of fake news or not) keep covering the subject.
If those publications sound too far left for you, please consider that the ultra right-wing preacher Pat Robertson has also warned his flock about the dangers of aspartame, and one of the world’s leading experts on the subject has also sounded the alarm about aspartame poisoning.
Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills
Perhaps most prominently, a Texas neurosurgeon named Dr. Russell Blaylock has said Mr. Trump’s aspartame consumption could lead to dementia and cancer. Dr. Blaylock’s politics lean decidedly to the Right, so this is not, in any fashion, another concerted media attack on President Trump. Dr. Blaylock’s book – Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills – is arguably the most scientifically relevant treatise on the subject of aspartame.
Why an Aspartame Name Change?
Op-Ed News has noted, meanwhile, that ASPARTAME is being renamed AMINOSWEET by its makers AJINOMOTO. Writer Stephen Fox legitimately asks, “What reason could Ajinomoto possibly have to rename ASPARTAME?” Indeed.
NewsMax (with 1 million circulation in NYC) published an article by Sylvia Booth on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Ms. Booth wrote:
“Media reports of President Donald Trump’s love of fast food, Diet Cokes, and extra desserts have dogged him since the primaries – a questionable diet he does little to deny. A recent New York Times article stated he drinks 12 Diet Cokes a day. Is Trump’s Diet Coke habit a real danger to his health? And if so, what business is it of ours? (She) inquired of the right person, Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, former professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical School.”
Dr. Blaylock responded: “Yes, drinking Diet Coke, especially in the large amounts reported, is a definite danger to his health. And since he’s our president, his health is our business, too. If I were President Trump’s physician, I’d advise him to do whatever it takes to ditch diet drinks.”
Aspartame Harms the Brain
Several studies have shown that aspartame used in Diet Coke harms the brain. Additionally, Mr. Trump is 70 years old; the damaging effects can be more pronounced on older folks.
Mr. Trump will end Demented on Aspartame
“The evidence of the damage they do is profound, and if he doesn’t get off this stuff, he’s going to end up demented,” says Dr. Blaylock, adding that he has seen “people who had to be institutionalized with dementia because they drank large amounts of aspartame.”
Aspartame raises Cancer Risk
Besides causing neurological problems, aspartame also increases cancer risks.
Dr. Blaylock said, “Two big cancers, lymphoma and leukemia, are the two most associated with diet drinks, but another big danger is pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is exploding because people are drinking tons of these drinks.
They don’t just drink one a day; they are swilling massive amounts of it. President Trump can break this addiction. All he needs is to be convinced that he’s killing himself, and that his habit may ruin his mind.”
Quitting Aspartame Improves Brain Power
Dr. Blaylock said he has weaned several people off of aspartame, “and they were amazed at how their brain power improved, and how much more clearly they could think.”
Many studies have found diet drinks increase the risks of many dangerous conditions, especially those associated with aging.
Aspartame increased the risk of many maladies, including:
• cardiovascular disease
• weakened bones
Some mainstream media have covered the dangers of aspartame in the past, and Mr. Trump’s diet soda habit has gotten many to turn away from the artificial sweetener, the excitotoxin with a taste that kills. Mr. Trump is decidedly stubborn, but let’s hope that he finds a good doctor and takes helpful advice to save his brain and his health. Our lives may depend on it.
Mr. Fox in an Op-Ed News piece hopefully points out that the aspartame alert has brought some mainstream media papers into the fold (pun intended).
The Washington Post ran a story on the subject, albeit a minor one. WaPo did at least mention the aspartame connection to stroke and dementia, writing:
“People who drank diet soda daily were three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia than those who consumed it weekly or less, according to a study published in April in the journal Stroke. The study found those who consumed at least one artificially sweetened drink a day, compared to less than one a week, were three times as likely to have an ischemic stroke from blood vessel blockage. They were also three times as likely to be diagnosed with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. The effect of diet sodas persisted even if the researchers controlled for factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure.”
But of course WaPo had to follow with the obligatory disclaimer defense from industry lobbying groups like, the American Beverage Association, which said, “Low-calorie sweeteners have been proven safe by worldwide government safety authorities as well as “hundreds of scientific studies.”
Those “hundreds of studies” were virtually all done at the behest of the beverage industry, but the Post failed to point out that little fact, the same way it consistently fails to point out misleading material behind Monsanto defense statements about the company’s carcinogenic Roundup. Monsanto, coincidentally, formerly owned aspartame through its G.D. Serle affiliate. Monsanto has been in the business of poisoning food for a very long time.
Some things never change.