Or, Diet Pepsi Rots Your Brain
Found in my Inbox, from a someone concerned about Michael's health. The validity of below has not been established, but you should understand it was forwarded by someone on a lifelong quest to find a redheaded girl on the slopes of Mt. Shasta who once invited him to the underground city that exists there. Even more astounding is the expert medical commentary quoted for most of the mail, as even a layperson can see the riddled logic collapsing in on itself. However, the campaign to save a person endeared to the populace continues.
Michael J. 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
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 (note: oddly, Dr. Bowen doesn't seem to exist. ~gnarl
) 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
methyl alcohol is the component of beverage
alcohol that causes neurodegenerative in Parkinson's Disease in alcoholics. Beverage alcohol is grain alcohol
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 case 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. "