qAspartame Disease: an Ignored Epidemicq is a definitive book on reactions to aspartame, currently being used by more than two-thirds of the population as an additive/ sweetener. Dr. Roberts is widely regarded as the expert on a host of adverse effects from reactions to popular products containing this synthetic chemical because of his many original observations and extensive research spanning two decades. Physicians, other health care professionals, the media, consumer groups, and aspartame qvictimsq or their relatives have inundated Dr. Roberts with requests for a detailed analysis of this unique experience. They recognize that his dedicated objectivity was not restrained by corporate grants or governmental or institutional policies... a remarkable achievement in contemporary medical and biological research. The need for this volume is underscored by the virtual denial of aspartame disease (so named by Dr. Roberts) from the medical profession and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It meets the Koch-like criteria for a specific disease. Moreover, it has reached epidemic proportions -- probably in the millions. The author presents information on the first 1200 aspartame reactors in his database. Every physician probably encounters aspartame disease in practice, especially among patients with illnesses that are undiagnosed or difficult to treat. This applies to all fields of medicine and public health. The failure of doctors to recognize aspartame disease not only deprives patients of proper advice, but also invites medicolegal actions attributed to improper diagnosis and inadequate or risky treatment. It becomes apparent from a partial list of reactions: headache;dizziness; depression; convulsions; impaired vision; the aggravation of diabetes mellitus and its complications; hypoglycemia; multiple allergies (including dual sensitivity to MSG); aspartame addiction; chronic fatigue; eating disorders; pediatric problems; and numerous misdiagnoses. They include fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. This book also can serve as a valuable reference for patients consuming aspartame products who have qhit a blank wall.q Scores became aware of Dr. Roberts' work after they or their relatives probed the Internet out of desperation. Many who recovered became anti-aspartame activists as a result of the virtual blackout of such information by professional groups, the media and this billion-dollar industry; the ridiculing of aspartame disease by doctors, the FDA and dietitians; the use of flawed qscientificq studies to defuse concern about the safety of aspartame; and the pending approval of new aspartame-like supplements.The need for this volume is underscored by the virtual denial of aspartame disease (so named by Dr. Roberts) from the medical profession and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It meets the Koch-like criteria for a specific disease.
|Author||:||Hyman Jacob Roberts|
|Publisher||:||Sunshine Sentinel Press - 2001|