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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452893675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452893679
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From: International Health News A hypothesis, approaching a unified theory of the diseases of civilization, has been proposed by Woodrow Monte.  The fundamental science involved in Professor Monte's hypothesis should be considered with an open mind. It is hoped that readers will find this story fascinating.--William R. Ware PhD, Professor Chemistry,%202012.pdf

From the Author

The introduction of aspartame into the food supply of the United States began in the summer of 1981. Since that time, the incidence of Alzheimer's deaths has increased 10,000%. Autism has, with no explanation, increased 2500%. Autoimmune diseases have reached epidemic proportions, with Lupus (SLE) up 300%, and Multiple Sclerosis, Type II Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis headed out of control. Cancers, the hallmark of formaldehyde exposure, have exploded. Skin cancer has shot up over 400%, liver cancer has tripled, kidney cancer has doubled, and breast cancer is up 50%. The list goes on.....
This book explains to the average person the fascinating process by which methanol, a poison hidden in aspartame and some other foods, is converted to formaldehyde at the very locations in the human body where these diseases originate, revealing, for the first time, the exact details of the probable cause of each. It is a cautionary tale of the legacy of the danger of a poisonous food additive and the failure of a government, corrupted by greed, to safeguard the health and welfare of its people.
This is a handbook that teaches the tools you need to protect those you love and inform them about the causes of a number of diseases that have, until now, proven inexplicitly elusive to a medical community beholden to Big Pharma ...While Science Sleeps.

Woodrow C. Monte PhD, Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Arizona State University

The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke.

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Dr. Woodrow C. Monte has decades of experience in food science and nutrition as a researcher, teacher, inventor, industry consultant and consumer advocate who is committed to food additive safety and the prevention of food borne diseases. For over 30 years he has studied the link between artificial sweeteners and the diseases of civilization including Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, numerous forms of cancer, Autism and other Birth Defects.

Dr. Monte's testimony before Congress was instrumental in the prevention of Sulfites from receiving status of US FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and the implementation of mandatory labeling for most foods that contain this dangerous additive.

Through his research, Dr. Monte has been awarded 22 US patents. He has shared his technical expertise during hundreds of television and radio appearances including a special feature on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and the book While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills.

Dr. Monte is a dedicated scientist with both a Ph.D. and M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition and a B.S. in Biology. He has been a Registered Dietician, Certified Nutrition Specialist AIN, professional member of the American Chemical Society and emeritus member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1985, he was chosen by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars as a Senior Fulbright Scholar.

As Professor Emeritus of Nutrition from Arizona State University, Dr. Monte continues his study of the damaging effects of methanol in our food supply. More information about Dr. Monte and his work can be found on his website:

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This is indeed a great book and I recommend that you read it.
The author is able to explain difficult scientific concepts through easy to understand language, metaphors, graphs, and illustrations so the layperson can follow.
Chris L.
Dr. Monte backs up his conclusions with a MOUNTAIN of data and scientific reasoning.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Wade on January 10, 2012
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This book helps me better understand some of the following. My teenage daughter started drinking diet-colas with aspartame, and soon after she started having seizures. That lead to an eternal stream of medications and their side affects, including blurred erratic speech when to many pills were prescribed. She kept drinking that stuff. I begged her to stop. She moved on to bi-polar depressions and screaming rages. When she was in her 30s, a Harvard professor, who created, told me 'aspartame definitely lowers the threshold for seizures'. More begging. I couldn't get her to quit. Addiction, I guess, like cigarettes and alcohol. She became evermore mentally unstable. Simultaneous care from a neurologist, psychiatrist, and psychologist. She received government financial assistance. Finally I felt guilty at feeling relieved when she died in her late 30s, with no quality of life left. 20 years of suffering. Two car crashes with my grandchildren in the car. Tears. Pain. Death for my daughter. At one time she was so lovely and happy. She gave that drink to her grandson. He started having rages in the classroom and at home. The father, grandmother, and me, the grandfather, took control with constant adult supervision. My wonderful grandchild never had another rage after no more drinking aspartame in the diet-cola. No more car crashes with adult supervision and her not being alone with the children. I so wish as a young parent I had been able to understand what's in this book. I'll never understand why the FDA allows aspartame to be placed in 1,000s of food and beverage products. I could ramble on, like this, in tears, for such a long time... need to go think about something else.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Richard T. Murray on December 30, 2011
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This work is the culmination of a professional lifetime dedicated to elucidating the key biochemical details of methanol (formaldehyde) toxicity, starting with a comprehensive warning review in 1984, with 62 references, by the earnest, careful, bold Woodrow "Woody" C. Monte, retired Prof. of Food Science and Nutrition, Arizona State University.

His work is backed up by 745 free online full text medical research references, so experts can quickly peer review his logic and evidence.

Aspartame is indeed 11% methanol (wood alcohol), which the human body quickly turns into formaldehyde via the ADH1 enzyme, concentrated in many tissues: liver, kidney, brain, retina, skin, muscle, lung, prostate, breast, womb, fetus -- forming cumulative micro lesions, binding to and disabling DNA, RNA, and proteins, and so causing a wide variety of diseases.

Other methanol (formaldehyde) sources include wood and cigarette smoke, some dark wines and liquors, fruits juices vegetables preserved wet in sealed metal glass plastic containers, smoked fermented spoiled foods, and aspartame, as well as a variety of products ranging from medicines to new carpet, drapes, and furniture to mobile homes.

People vary enormously in individual vulnerability.

Google "While Science Sleeps" to reach his website, where you can download for free his 1984 and 2010 reviews, chapter 9 re multiple sclerosis, and the final chapter 12 re birth defects and autism type diseases, with 100 mainstream full text research paper references -- 25 pages.

1. Monte WC. Aspartame; Methanol and the Public Health. Journal of Applied Nutrition 1984;36(1):42-58. 16 pages

586. Monte W. Methanol: A chemical Trojan horse as the root of the inscrutable U. Med Hypotheses 2010;74(3):493-6.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By oneredkiwi on August 6, 2012
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Please don't be put off by the cover art or title (I would have preferred "Chronic Methanol Poisoning - Its role in Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease"). Using "Kill" in the byline is overly dramatic when mostly these are diseases which affect quality of life. My teenage son looked at the back cover and asked how people die of Alzheimer's - A good question, and one which the book does not really address.

Having said this, the book represents Professor Monte's life work in the field of nutrition. If only half of what he hypothesizes turns out to be correct it will still be a very important contribution to public health.

To my mind the link he demonstrates between methanol poisoning and MS is the most persuasive.
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