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To: Dr. Janet Starr Hull
Subject: Aspartame and foot pain

Q: Aside from noticeable slight memory loss over the years, the last three years I have begun to experience increasing joint problems, including severe arthritis in one ankle, that hasn't resolved after two arthroscopies. Is joint deterioration a possible side effect of aspartame? My shoulders, elbows, and knees also exhibit minor pain all too often. I am currently trying to wean myself off of a twelve-year diet cola binge.

A: It is interesting how many men tell me about pain and stiffness in their feet when they first get out of bed, and how it stops when they quit aspartame. I'm sure it bothers women, too, but the men seem to notice it more. Yes, aspartame can affect the joints and muscles, which is why rheumatoid arthritis and fibromayalgia are on the rise these days. This is due primarily to the body becoming too acidic from the foods and drinks aspartame is found in, like too many types of cola, and due to the fact that you may be drinking too many colas opposed to water. Also, aspartame is toxic and it is not a source of nutrition - you're body will not digest efficiently nor be fed properly. These are merely some of the reasons that a chemical diet IS dangerous when it comes to health. Hope this helps. Throw all that aspartame and fake food away. Start eating real food and exercise. You'll see and feel the difference.


To: Dr. Janet Starr Hull
Subject: pH skin cleansers

Q: I think my pH balance could be off. I would like to know, should we buy pH balance skin cleaners and moisture cream? A sales lady told me that if the cream is not pH balanced, it's only lying on top of my skin and not going into the layers. Please advise where can I find out info. Thanks

A: You CAN fix this yourself. Get pH strips for testing your body pH. First thing in the morning after urinating, put a drop of urine on the strip and write the reading down. Do this every morning for 10 days. To be even more specific, you can also do your salvia. This will give you an accurate estimate of your present body pH.

The best skin care company in the world is in Sweet Home, Oregon, called NIORA NATURALS. George Tindall is the founder, a chemist and good friend. You can order regular skin care and face cleansers or a killer acne program. It's inexpensive and the highest quality I've ever seen. Contact them at: 800-882-9887 or Noira.com.

Wishing you all the best.


To: Dr. Janet Starr Hull
Subject: Your heart

Q: Hi, I have been chewing gum containing phenylalanine for about 7 years. I have also been experiencing dizziness for about 6 years. In August my family became really big on Crystal Lite® and this also contains phenylalanine. Ever since October I have been having terrible problems. I was just diagnosed with a heart murmur and believe it or not I went to a specialist who thinks that it might be do to this ingredient. I honestly have gum in my mouth from morning to night every day and I drink about a gallon of Crystal Lite every day. I have only cut it out for a few days so I hope to see a change. I was wondering if this sounds at all familiar to you. I am beginning to think I am crazy, please write back and let me know if you have heard of this before. Thanks.

A: Could you send me the name of your heart doctor, as I'd love to praise him for his insight? You are lucky he's up-to-date on food chemicals, as too many doctors are not. It is so refreshing to know a medical doctor is truly healing his patients.

You might enjoy reading my book as I, too, had heart problems due to aspartame. Never again after I stopped the aspartame, though. You will feel you are reading about yourself when you read Sweet Poison, and will know you are not crazy. I felt the SAME way - 11 years ago NOBODY knew what I was talking about!! I was really alone in this.

You will overcome this; hang in there and keep searching for answers. I did and I've not had any problems since!!


To: Dr. Janet Starr Hull
Subject: Aspartame poisoning

Q: I used to use a lot of diet products i.e. diet yoghurt, soda, sweeteners etc, as I was trying to lose weight. I kept going to my GP with all sorts of different strange symptoms such as depression, headaches, eye pain, tingling in my limbs, stress and loads of other inexplicable things. After tests for various diseases and finding no real evidence of anything untoward, I decided to look on the net for an answer. I came across aspartame and realized that my problem was poison.

I stopped using diet products and other things with artificial sweetener and BINGO! Within a week, all my symptoms apart from depression disappeared. Now I tell all my friends and colleagues to avoid this stuff and believe it or not they all say they are feeling better!

A: WOW! I am never surprised at the stories I hear anymore. I am so glad you put two and two together and are feeling better. Also, what you are doing to help your friends is a good service for all. I am happy you have discovered the truth about aspartame, and thanks for helping spread the word.

Wishing you the best,


To: Dr. Janet Starr Hull
Subject: Niacin and the detox

Q: About niacin: should I take it 7 days a week, and should I go up to 300 mg or remain at 250 mg? Also, should I follow the intestinal cleansing on the clay instructions? Would this be once a day or just the one time? Also, how do you cleanse the liver?

Keep up the good work spreading the word about aspartame. Sounds like you have a good reception for the information.

A: Keep increasing the niacin until the flush is too strong to tolerate comfortably. During a detox, too much is around 1500 mg a day - 500 mg three times a day for those really toxic.

The clay should be taken once a day for about 6 weeks. The liver detox can be in the form of a boxed product from the health food store, or simply one bottle each of dandelion root, artichoke, and milk thistle. Also, make sure your bowels are cleaning out, too. The enzymes will help with total elimination of
toxins during this process.

Reference my 10 Step Detoxification book for the details and case histories.

Wishing you the best.
Janet Hull


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