If you are eating the standard American diet, then without a doubt, you are being subjected to high amounts of a Nuerotoxin known as Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG.
You may not always feel the symptoms of MSG, but for those who are sensitive to it, they may experience numbness, dizziness, sleep disorders, nausea, stomach cramps or other discomforts, extreme fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, and even seizures.
For a complete list of known symptoms that have been associated with MGS consumption, (Based on books by Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Schwartz),
MSG is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, which is an amino acid that is naturally found in many common foods such as tomatoes and mushrooms. But before you run to your kitchen to throw out your tomatoes and mushrooms, understand that your body actually produces it’s own Glutamic acid as well. The Glutamic acid in your cells is actually involved in a wide variety of brain functions and is beneficial to the body. Glutamic acid that is produced by your body and that is found naturally in foods is easily assimilated by your body. However, when plant and animal products are processed , hydrolyzed, automatized, modified, fermented, etc, their proteins are often broken down into their building blocks or amino acids, thus freeing up large amounts of MSG. Only when Glutamic asid has been freed from it’s natural protein form through processing, does it possess the ability to stimulate our brain receptors or cause symptoms.
Dr. George Schwartz, a well known physician and toxicologist, states in his book, In Bad Taste: The MSG Syndrome , that MSG is a neurotransmitter which is…. “a substance which stimulates the brain-cell activity.”
Unfortunately, the brain cells are being over excited and they burn themselves out! This form of glutamate can become toxic and begins destroying cells in your body. Many of them are non-replaceable cells, which could eventually cause you permanent damage.
The most disturbing part of this situation is that MSG is used only as a flavor enhancer. It is not a preservative or stabilizer. It is used by the food companies and restaurants as a way of making their foods tastier and more marketable at the expense of your health. Food manufacturers can even include MSG into their products to disguise the fact that they are using inexpensive, low quality foods, thereby increasing their profit margins, once again at the expense of your health!
An article in Science Magazine Vol. 247, discussed a 1992 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience which debated the toxic effects on the brain of excitatory acids.
Of glutamate it stated that it ….”acts as an excitotoxin: when present, it can actually stimulate nerve cells until they die.”
In May of 1993, The New England Journal of Medicine reported that evidence is mounting that MSG is posing a serious health problem.
For 20 years, The New England Journal of Medicine has been publishing research papers, citing the neurotoxitity of MSG.
Since MSG can be a component of a food product, as in automatized yeast, the FDA allows it to go into our food unlabeled as MSG. For a complete list of all of the names under which MSG may be labeled, click here.
We of course recommend that you avoid all forms of MSG. As you remove MSG from your diet, take notice of how you feel. We would love to hear about your successes. You are welcome to put your story into our guest book.