Betty Martini: Sensationalist Or Sensible On Artificial Sweeteners?

Filed under: Misc — @ November 17, 2008

Dr. Betty Martini actively warns of the dangers of aspartame

There are those who believe consuming artificial sweeteners is a bad idea while others don’t have an issue with them at all. But on the extreme end of the “no sweeteners” bandwagon are activists like Dr. Betty Martini. She leads the group Mission Possible World Health International and is on a one-woman mission to get aspartame and other “dangerous, killer” sugar alternatives off the marketplace. While I do believe her intentions are in the right place, her aggressiveness in marketing her message makes her come across as a just little bit crazy in my opinion (she’s left comments on my blog and other places on the Internet that are longer than most of my blog posts). That’s one of the reasons I chose my interview with her to be highlighted during this special “Wacky Week.”

In Episode 198 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear directly from Martini, who was given an honorary doctorate degree for her community activist role in exposing the negative impact of aspartame specifically along with Splenda, Xylitol, sorbitol, and other fake sugars. I’ll concede she makes some very good points at times during the interview. But as you listen to her speak, you can’t help but notice Martini’s message is overridden by her flamboyant rhetoric. Decide for yourself when you listen to today’s podcast.

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Do you agree with me that Dr. Betty Martini is a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal? Or do you think she was quite lucid and articulate making a compelling argument against aspartame and other artificial sweeteners? Tell us what you think in the show notes section of Episode 198. Visit the Mission Possible World Health International for more information about Dr. Martini’s work. See what The Media Awareness Network has to say about Martini‚Äôs information about aspartame.

Coming back on Thursday for more of “Wacky Week” when we are joined by Konstantin Monastyrsky, the author of an amazing book about fiber entitled Fiber Menace. Although his information about the dangers of consuming fiber is quite useful and dead on, Monastyrsky’s eccentric hatred for the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins was a bit over the top for me. There’s some good info in the interview, but it breaks down by the end. This will certainly be a podcast you’ll never forget! Listen in for it on Thursday!


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