Sunday, 10 July 2011

20,000 times sweeter than sucrose and you pee radioactive urine. Anyone want some?

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more (so many words pop in my head here like ridiculous, retarded, chemical, spastic, unnatural, toxic), just to name a few, here comes Advantame.

Before we get to radioactive pee, let me ask why in the world would you need something 20,000 times sweeter than fructose? Our taste buds are already blown out and totally addictive to sweet sickly foods, just say “no” to a child that wants a lolly and watch the tantrums go on and on and on.

Don’t have kids, open you eyes and ears next time you go to a supermarket there is always plenty to watch and get entertained there.

This sweetener (if you could call it that – it seems that a toxic radioactive substance now classifies as a food this day and age) is a real beauty. It causes a whole range of side effects but don’t worry it tastes yum and FSANZ have given it the all OK after running it through their through and stringent tests to make absolute sure it poses no health risk.

Here are some of the highlights:
“The mid-dose subject reported a headache. An upper respiratory tract infection was noted in one high-dose subject, with high-dose subjects experiencing either headache or dizziness”.

Nice, can’t wait to taste it!

“A total of 8 adverse events involving 5 subjects were reported. The majority (7) of these events were classified as mild, with one classified as moderate. The mild events included general disorders and administration site conditions (1), injury, poisoning and procedural complications (5) and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders (1). The single moderate event was a GIT disorder”.

There were only 6 subjects in the study, that 90% showing adverse reactions!

Yet the conclusion was… “A single dose of Advantame was well tolerated”.

I find this frightening. It is scary to think this and thousands of other chemicals tested “on their own” are getting into our food chain because they DON”T cause a pandemic, but we are already in a pandemic, you just can’t prove it via the courts so they just keep on coming and coming and coming…

Radioactive urine:
You have read that correctly, don’t believe me go read it for your self here on the FSANZ website

Not only do you get “glow in the dark urine” at night radioactivity was detected in the liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines and bladder. This reminds me of a Simpsons episode where Mr Burns was walking through the forest at night glowing like an alien.


Oh, it’s good for diabetics too.

The jingle:
Ad-van-ta-m-e, I have it for breakfast, I have it with tea, anything sweet makes a good recipe, Ad-van-ta-m-e.

Disclaimer: Please understand there is a lot of sarcasm in this article. It is NOT advice, nor a recommendation for people to consume Advantame. Please do your own research before changing or modifying your diet.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

It's official Channel Ten News on Monday Night

Hi Folks,

Just a quick one today. It is official my story about sulphites hidden and undeclared in foods will be aired this coming Monday the 4th July on Channel Ten News. It will be on between 5pm and 6:30pm.

I know it will definitely on in Brisbane, it should go national but that is up to each state to decide.

So tune into Channel Ten and tell your friends to do the same as it will be a great story.

Until next time,
To living a healthy life,

Paul Barratt-Hassett
Author of The Sulphite Connection. A Hidden Pandemic Revealed! Finally, an answer to why we are sick.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The making of The sulphite connection on Channel Ten News.

Hi folks,

I now have subscribers from all over the world. Hello to all of you beautiful entities in all your wonderful parts of the world.

Today I have a video post (if I can get it to work). It is my journey up to Brisbane and back to do an interview with Channel Ten News.

It was great fun; I did an interview with Channel Ten reporter Chloe. Then I did a cooking piece in the kitchen along with a dietitian named Julie you can view her website here

Before you view the video blog I wanted to share with you this email I received today from a lady in the UK. I receive many of these types of emails and to stress a point with you, it is not uncommon for many people to be in the same boat.

Julie (the dietician above) mentioned that sulphite sensitivity is currently about 1% of the population be stresses that it may be more likely 5%. I wish I was asked that question because I would have that figure more like 30%. A big difference yes, but no one have ever bothered to actually do the research and with a HUGE amount of people eating sulphites unknowingly (due to hidden and undeclared sulphites) I think that 30% is being conservative.

1 in 5 now have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) related problems, Asthma affects 1 in 10 Australians and Ritalin to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) is one of the fastest growing drugs in Australia today. Sulphites play a HUGE part with all these conditions. Something for you to think about anyway.

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Hi Paul

Thanks for your very prompt reply - its midnight here in the UK and I forgot that it would be around midday for you! I have now received the email which gives me access to the first chapter and have downloaded it, thanks very much.

I have had a long running sensitivity to sulphites for over 35 years, and despite trying my best to avoid them (now I know what causes my symptoms), I still feel unwell with symptoms on most days. I am therefore hoping that your book will let me identify those 'hidden' sulphites that I am still being affected by, so thank you very much for your research on this, and well done for making yourself well again - something I dream of!

There must be many thousands of people out there who are unaware of the effect that sulphites are having on their health. My experience of trying to involve the medical profession in the UK is that they are simply not interested. In all the time I have had this allergy I have never been able to get a doctor to help me, or even confirm my allergy with a test.. When it first started at the age of 16 and my mother took me to our GP he said I was perfectly alright and should see a psychiatrist if I carried on insisting I wasn't! For years I suffered in silence having no idea what was causing my symptoms. I feel quite angry that food companies are so reckless with our health.

Best wishes and good luck with your book.

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Remember you are NOT alone. If you feel unwell and have some of the symptoms related to sulphite consumption – listed here , take heart it can be resolved and you will get better.

Here is the video blog. I hope you enjoy. (Duration approx 2 minutes).

To living a healthy life.

Paul Barratt-Hassett
Author of The Sulphite Connection. A Hidden Pandemic Revealed! Finally, an answer to why we are sick.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Erin Brockovich and Endosulfan (sulphites) pesticide.

Here is the news article:

Well it appears that Endosulfan (a sulphite derived pesticide) gets its name in the media again. Well fortunately for us Australians it has been finally banned in Australia and while that is great news (particularly for those of us who react more violently to sulphites) there are still way too many pesticides being used in the food chain.

It the above news article you will read about Erin Brockovich joining the fight to protect Australian environment from these poisonous chemicals. They kill microflora and fauna, insects, frogs, birds and of course make us humans sick but the government do nothing or at best very little. Australian politics are nothing more than remote controlled robots for multinational chemical giants.

Future consciousness:
The greatest power in the universe is consciousness. My consciousness, the way I live, how I think on a daily basis does NOT include these tyrant companies, nor does it include the people who refuse to see the damage that using these toxic chemicals do to our eco systems and our planet.

Nature will take care of such people and companies, after all NOTHING can hide from the power of nature (just look at NZ, Haiti or Japan earthquakes). What these companies and the people supporting them (this included those who purchase their products to spray their weeds in their gardens) seem to NOT understand is this, the earth is a living biological system that has a consciousness. It will cleanse itself from toxins, it will get a fever (volcanos erupting and extreme hot weather) it will get bowel movements (earth quakes), it will wash and cleanse its skin (tsunamis and wind), it will get the chills (freezing temperatures) and all this will continue until all those who choose to poison her are cleansed (dead).

I support the planet in her cleanse and welcome the end of such stupidity in ones thinking to use such ridiculous methods for growing food and managing agriculture no matter how big or small.

My consciousness holds the view that the world is one of harmony and balance where people live and grow food in line with natural systems and follow natural biological relationships with plants, animals and us. My vision does NOT include the chemical tyrants, they are gone. I invite you to join me and hold the vision and unite a consciousness that includes loving and respecting our earth and fellow like minded human beings. I send my love; I send my vision and hold the space. I encourage you to tune in and join the millions of us across the globe that are aligned to the only future that can exist as the one these chemical giants live in is already dead. 

What can we do?
Don’t ever spray another toxic chemical ever again on our beautiful earth. Educate yourself on natural methods of weed management, pest control and biodiversity farming methods such as this organisation here

This link shows a whole country living without monoculture methods and no longer uses any petrochemical based fertilisers or pesticides, so don’t ever think for one moment it can not be done because it can visit

There are NO excuses for poisoning our earth anymore, if you do you will get blown away, drowned or die of disease - its natures order NOT mine. You choose!!!

To living a healthy life.

Paul Barratt-Hassett
Author of The Sulphite Connection. A Hidden Pandemic Revealed! Finally, an answer to why we are sick.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Top 10 symptoms to identify if sulphites are affecting you!

Hi folks I had a fantastic radio interview this morning with an Canadian radio station CKNX-AM920 radio.

Bryan Allen (lovely guy) Host/Co-Producer of THE TALK SHOW interview me and you can listen to it here

I am not sure how long it will be there for but if you can not access it then it will be available on my site also here at
Then click on "RADIO - Interview" in the quick jump menu.

During this interview I shared with listeners a lot of great information here are some highlights:

     ...First thing we need to establish for your listeners is this. Sulphites are a scientifically proven beyond any doubt to be a toxic food chemical. Laboratory tests, real life disasters and double blinded studies have shown this to be a fact:

DEATH - “Adverse reactions to sulphites reported including 20 deaths”.
FDA Consumer.

IMMUNE TOXIN - “A human immune and respiratory toxicant”.
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics.

CANCER - “One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results”.
RTECS®- Environmental Mutagenesis 1985.

NEUROTOXICITY - “Studies show brain, nervous system, or behavioural effect at moderate doses”.
RTECS®- National Technical Information Service 6695.

TOXIC - “Classified as toxic or harmful for products for use around the mouth and on the lips”.
European Union - Classification & Labelling.

ORGAN FAILURE - “Studies show kidney or renal system effects at high doses”.
RTECS®- Food and Cosmetics Toxicology 1972.

I think it is really important that people understand that our current food laws do NOT protect the consumer when it comes to food adulteration.

Most of these scientific studies I am talking about here are studies that were sent to me by Foods Standards Australia New Zealand as the basis upon which they deemed sulphites safe to eat. Most intriguing to me was the INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON CHEMICAL SAFETY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION study which is referenced in my book, The Sulphite Connection.

It is without question folks that sulphites are toxic and have no place in the human food chain.
Now the question is this. How does one know if sulphites are affecting them?
Most people have been feed sulphites for their entire life so they really have no comparison to how they feel without them. That is the first issue.

Second the symptoms one has from eating sulphites are quite measurable.
Here are the top 10 most common symptoms one experiences from eating sulphites.
  • 1. Digestive distress – bloating, diarrhoea, wind, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramps.
  • 2. Fatigue – tired after eating, severe muscle fatigue, exhaustion.
  • 3. Brain fog – difficulty concentrating, inability to think clearly.
  • 4. Mood swings – emotional ups and downs, depression and anxiety; including panic attacks.
  • 5. Breathing difficulties – it triggers asthma attacks, gives people that drowning feeling.
  • 6. Cold/Flu symptoms – you get the feeling like you are coming down with the flu but you don’t.
  • 7. Candid fungus infections.
  • 8. Skin disorders – hives, eczema and unexplained rashes.
  • 9. Heart palpations – causing the heart to thump or miss beats.
  • 10. This one deserves a mention because I love children and it fills my heart with sadness when I see kids drugged to the eye balls unnecessarily, with the fastest growing drug in Australia today and that is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or (ADHA).
Hope you enjoy the interview. Be sure to leave your comments below I love reading your opinions.

To living a healthy life.

Paul Barratt-Hassett
Author of The Sulphite Connection. A Hidden Pandemic Revealed! Finally, an answer to why we are sick.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Food Adulteration!

Did you know?
Sulphites are hidden and undeclared in a whole range of foods and food ingredients. They contaminate foods via animal antibiotics and stock feed, herbicides and pesticides sprayed on fruits and vegetables and also in processed foods as both a processing aid and preservative.

Today I would like to talk about its use as a processing aid.
The biggest culprit is corn. This falls under the names of corn starch, maize starch, maize flour, maize, corn flour and of course our good old glucose syrup and for the rest of the world, High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) — also called glucose-fructose syrup in the UK, glucose/fructose in Canada, and high-fructose maize syrup in other countries — comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness1.

Quick intro to sulphites:
Sulphites have been associated with the full range of food intolerance symptoms including headaches, IBS, behaviour disturbances, and skin rashes, but are best known for their effects on asthmatics, since the well publicised salad bar deaths of the 1970s and 80s when there were hundreds of reports of severe reactions and at least 12 asthmatic deaths from eating salads that had been sprayed with sulphites in restaurants. This use was banned in the USA in 1986, but a move by the United States’ FDA in 1990 to prohibit the use of sulphites on frozen french fries was defeated on procedural grounds in a court battle with the potato industry.

Sulphites are used in increasing amounts as a food preservative or enhancer. They may come in various forms:
220 Sulphur dioxide
221 Sodium sulphite
222 Sodium bisulphite
223 Sodium metabisulphite
224 Potassium metabisulphite
225 Potassium sulphite
228 Potassium bisulphate

Sulphites are counted among the top nine food allergens, but a reaction to sulphite is not a true allergy. It may cause breathing difficulty within minutes after eating a food containing it or migraines. Asthmatics and possibly people with salicylate sensitivity (aspirin sensitivity) are at an elevated risk for reaction to sulphites. The reaction is not often fatal; however, the individual must immediately go to the emergency room. Other symptoms include sneezing, swelling of the throat, and hives2.

No declaration on label:
So the first thing you will notice is that sulphites will not be declared on the label of food containing glucose syrup. In some cases it MAY be declared under “allergy advice” but most of the time it is NOT even listed there.

This is because there are two loop holes in the law that allow for sulphites and other food chemicals to be present without legal requirement of their declaration.

This and other vitally important information is available in great detail in my book The Sulphite Connection and is available for download here

Glucose syrup is a highly addictive chemical substance. It is as far from nature as you could possibly get. It starts its life soaking in sulphuric acid (used in your cars battery as battery acid), it then has acids and bases added to balance ph levels then enzymes are added to further break down starches.

Glucose syrup is a Frankenstein science, laboratory food chemical and really ends up having nothing to do with corn or maize. Really, it is and I am sorry to tell you this but let’s get real about what is going on here folks. Glucose syrup is highly addictive and creates an “allergy addiction” to those who consume it thus leading to the consumer becoming dependant on the product this food chemical is in.

REF 1:
REF 2:

But this is only the beginning, there are a whole range of foods that contain hidden and undeclared sulphites and they could be making you sick, very sick.

Purchase your copy of The Sulphite Connection today!
Visit and get INSTANT access and start eliminating sulphites from your diet immediately.

To living a healthy life.

Paul Barratt-Hassett
Author of The Sulphite Connection. A Hidden Pandemic Revealed! Finally, an answer to why we are sick.