Today, Dr Betty Martini spoke to Dr Bill Deagle of Nutrimedical.com, about aspartame, the artificial sweetener, which is known as 951 on many food and drink labels in New Zealand. It is in diet drinks such as diet coke. It is in chewing gum, and even an ingredient in some health supplements. It breaks down into formic acid, formaldehyde, methanol, diketopiperzine – which is a brain tumour agent, as well as aspartic acid and phenylalanine.
To download the one hour podcast, link here: http://gcnlive.com/Archives2009/dec09/Nutrimedical/1204093.mp3
Here is a list of some of the products in New Zealand that contain Aspartame: http://www.phoenixorganics.co.nz/WhyDoWeDoIt/InformationOnAspartame/AspartameProducts