April 2, 2016 - A new documentary
called Vaxxed, From Coverup
to Catastrophe premiered April 1, 2016 in New York City at the
Angelika Film Center. It is about Dr . William Thompson of the CDC,
who confessed in a written legal statement through his attorney,
that he helped hide data from the public regarding the most widely
cited vaccine-autism study done on the MMR, which contains free
glutamate among its ingredients. Carol covered this story in this
Epoch Times Column in 2014. The vaccine industry and the
CDC through the actions of the IAC, a pro-vaccine organization
attempted to silence any supporters of this film to prevent its
release. They failed. Although they were so incensed that they
could not silence Carol that they loaded up her column with bought
ads to try to mitigate the PR damage. We urge you to read Carol's
column on this but to ignore any videos or vaccine ads the industry
bought to stifle the truth.
JULY 29, 2010 - The
Glutamate blocking drug Memantine, used to treat Alzheimer's disease
is now being used to treat Autism. According to this
Alzheimer’s disease and autism share a brain malfunction involving a
chemical called glutamate,
which impacts the patient’s speech and interaction. "
Their words. Our italics. However, nobody is even going near the
fact that MSG contributes to the problem in both Alzheimer's
patients and autistic children, and that processed gluten and casein
are very highly concentrated sources of glutamate. It is our firm
belief that DIET may very well be a part of the future successful
treatment - something many parents have already known for a while,
as most doctors summarily dismissed it.
good news is, while the pharmaceutical makers are calculating how
much money can be made by the sale of prescription drugs to block
glutamate, a cheap and very available glutamate blocker is already
widely available over the counter and has been for years. It is
MAY 9, 2010 - Tylenol given with
vaccines has been linked to
Children given Tylenol with their
vaccines were SIX TIMES more likely to develop autism than children
given ibuprofen (which is a glutamate BLOCKER). This is key -
because Tylenol, like excess MSG, lowers glutathione levels.
One of the genes for autism is for
making glutathione. Tylenol, by depleting an
already low supply of glutathione, makes it more difficult for an
autistic child to get rid of mercury FROM ANY SOURCE. This finding
would also imply that diet is important as well. An MSG-laden diet
after a vaccine with a Tylenol chaser would be the gift that keeps
on giving - making it difficult for that child to rebuild their
levels of the very important natural chelator - glutathione -
regardless of whether that mercury was in a vaccine or a tuna
November 21, 2009
FDA has just approved Abilify
(Aripiprazole) to treat autism symptoms. This GLUTAMATE
BLOCKER is now being
used to treat autism. At the VERY SAME TIME, behavioral therapists
are feeding MSG-laden junk food to children with autism as REWARDS
Dr. Oz explains autism as
a disease affected by inflammation, which is affected by DIET.
Dr. Oz didn't mention
vaccines, but vaccines stimulate the immune response. That is
exactly what they are designed to do. Unfortunately, MSG
exacerbates the immune response further and most folks don't know
that VACCINES are a very real source of Free Glutamic acid as well.
It is in the hydrolyzed gelatin added as a preservative in nearly
all vaccines - but especially in the MMR vaccine.
children with the RNF8 gene mutation which inhibits the formation of
glutathione to begin with, the following scientific explanation of
what happens in the mitochondria should be chilling enough to force
the immediate removal
of free glutamic acid (hydrolyzed gelatin) from all vaccines.
According to Dr.
Eduardo E. Benarroch, M.D. on Pg 296 of his book "Basic
Neurosciences with Clinical Applications"
“There is a low-affinity
glutamate transporter that acts as a 1:1 cystine-glutamate exchanger
and carries cystine to the interior of the cell in exchange for
intracellular glutamate. The released glutamate undergoes rapid
uptake via the Na+/K+ glutamate transporter. Accumulation of
extra-cellular glutamate inhibits the cystine-glutamate exchanger,
resulting in depletion of cell stores of cystine. This predisposes
to oxidative stress, because cysteine, a derivative of cystine, is
required for synthesis of the anti-oxidant glutathione.
Oligodendrocytes are particularly susceptible to glutathione-induced
cystine depletion and excitotoxicity.“
In recent research papers by S.
H Fatemi, Autism
is described as a hyper-glutamatergic disorder. In other words, in
autistic individuals, glutamate is in excess in the nervous system.
so based on well-accepted scientific information, children with ASD
but especially those who present with heavy metal toxicity or the
RNF8 mutation, and ASD symptoms of taurine deficiency (taurine is
also made from cysteine) like epilepsy, irregular heartbeat,
frequent diarrhea or constipation, and trouble digesting fats,
should be avoiding ALL sources of excess glutamate found in
PROCESSED wheat, dairy, soy, and corn and VACCINES with any
hydrolyzed protein or gelatin in them.
CHART showing how MSG
and autism are connected.
Autism is directly impacted
by genes that
affect the nervous system and the neurotransmitter glutamate
according to research reported in Scientific
17, 2007. However,
because vaccines, and processed
gluten and casein (wheat and dairy), are high in the amino acid
glutamate in its free form, we
firmly believe these
items WILL affect a child's brain during development - prior to age
= FREE GLUTAMIC ACID (glutamate)
Autism appears very similar to the disease PKU,
which causes brain damage by the buildup of the amino acid
phenylalanine due to an error of metabolism that prevents the
breakdown of this one amino acid. The treatment is a special
limited amino acid diet until the age of 7.
Based on the precedent of the disease PKU,
which is tested for at birth, and treated with diet, and also
involves one amino acid, we completely agree with Jenny McCarthy and
her organization Generation
Rescue, that the behaviors of autism can be reversed by
"greening" vaccines (specifically removing glutamic acid), changing
the vaccination schedule, and adhering to a strict diet limiting the
excitatory amino acids glutamate and aspartate in their free form.
However, since a child's brain is generally "hard-wired" by age 7,
early treatment is essential.
Carol Hoernlein wrote the
following to the
NIH. It still sums up our thoughts.
It should be noted that one of the genes for autism discovered last
year codes for aMITOCHONDRIAL aspartate/glutamate
"I am a
former food process engineer who believes, because recent
studies have implicated genes which code for glutamate
synapses in ASD, we should investigate the effects of both
INGESTED and INJECTED excitatory free amino acids (glutamic
acid and aspartic acid) on children with these "autism
If excitatory free amino
acids affect ASD children, it would explain both the impact
of GF-CF diets AND a vaccine link. Vaccines have free
glutamic acid added to preserve the virus. I have created
and attached a chart showing where free glutamic acid comes
from. It is found in extremely high amounts in processed
wheat and dairy products - so
much so that food manufacturers use these two items
routinely to produce free glutamic acid in foods but with a "clean
Consequently, a child may not improve on a GF-CF diet
alone, because it doesn't limit
all potential sources of free glutamic acid - like
soy. Children are tested at birth for PKU and phenylalanine
is limited until the brain is hardwired by the age of 7. Why
not treat the predisposition for autism similarly and limit
the glutamic and aspartic amino acids in the diets of
children with autism genes?
ASD also includes errors of metabolism for sulfur
containing amino acids - like
cysteine. Cysteine is converted to taurine and glutathione
by the liver. Taurine regulates heartbeat and osmotic
balance as well as bile production and was found to be low
after a seizure. In ASD, symptoms include arrhythmias,
digestive disorders and a high rate of epilepsy -suggesting
that taurine production may be compromised. Glutathione
levels are also lower in ASD leading one to conclude that
possibly, cysteine metabolism may be responsible for the
myriad and seemingly unrelated additional symptoms of ASD.
It should be noted that glutamate interferes with the
handling of cysteine. When cysteine metabolism is
compromised, homocysteine levels may increase. The lower
levels of glutathione may put ASD individuals at risk of
mercury poisoning, since glutathione helps eliminates
mercury from the body.
It should be noted that the NMDA receptors that respond
to both glutamate and aspartate are found in the amygdala -
part of the limbic system involved in the perception of
taste and smell as well as fear. Activating the amygdala in
ASD, causes gaze avoidance. ASD children may also over-react
to smells and tastes and face to face encounters can
overwhelm them with fear. Limiting excitatory amino acids
that target the amygdala may help.
Japan consumes more MSG, and fish (a dietary source of
mercury) than nearly any other country. Compared to the
amount of mercury consumed in fish and the amount of MSG
consumed in the diet, the MMR contribution was probably
small compared to a typical Japanese diet. In Japan, the MMR
vaccine was stopped in 1993. Autism rates still increased.
Perhaps in Japan, the diet plays more of a role in autism
than the vaccines. Children from other countries with a
lower consumption of fish and MSG may find a stronger
correlation between vaccines and autism.
New research studies into ASD should include people who
are sensitive to the food additives MSG and aspartame.
MSG-sensitive persons have reported a distinct lessening of
symptoms by using taurine, ibuprofen, CoQ10, Vitamins B6 and
B12, carbohydrate, foods high in butyric acid - like
butter, and Magnesium. Perhaps they share some of the same
genes that predispose a child to ASD. New treatment studies
should look into these easily available, inexpensive and
relatively safe compounds.
Based on what I have observed, here are my
1. Treatment of ASD?
REMOVAL of excitatory amino acids (glutamate, aspartate)
Glutamate and aspartate restricted diet (similar to
treatment for PKU) in addition to GF/CF diet.
Supplementation of taurine, glutathione, vitamins B6, C,
magnesium, CoQ10. Increased carbohydrate.
Labeling of free glutamic and aspartic acid on food labels.
Glutamate blockers, anti-histamines and leukotriene blockers
for children already suffering or getting vaccinated.
We should calm their surroundings, encourage quiet tasks and
less-threatening contact to enhance communication. We need
to give them space and not overwhelm them.
2. Diagnosis of ASD?
Test for autism genes preferably AT BIRTH like PKU.
Tests for aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glutathione,
taurine, cysteine, homocysteine.
3. Risk factors for ASD?
Sensitivity to excitatory amino acids
Vaccination with glutamic acid as a preservative
Damage to the microglia
Overactive immune system "Junk
Aspartame in medications or vitamins or foods
Multiple food allergy
4. Biology of ASD?
Excess CNS sensitivity,
Inability to handle sulfur-containing amino acids,
Overactive immune response - linked
to Nerve Growth Factor
5. Other areas of ASD research?
Common genes in Alzheimer's,
Parkinsons, ALS, MS, and excitatory amino acid sensitivity.
Study persons without ASD who suffer from overactive CNS or
neurodegenerative disease and sensitivity to excitatory
amino acids. See if they share same genes. Could Alzheimer's
sufferers simply be ADS children whose brains were
hard-wired before damage by the environment?
Thank you for this opportunity to share my ideas on this
very important topic,
Please see this webpage that clearly shows why a wheat
and dairy based processed food diet may be very harmful to a
child sensitive to excitatory amino acids:
Since the above letter was written to the NIH in January, new
research has uncovered 6 genes related to autism. One specifically
is involved in making glutathione (which is the body's natural
chelating agent) from cysteine and glutamate. Cysteine is one of
the sulfur-containing amino acids. We were on the right track all
along ......More about the AUTISM
May 12, 2008 John
Erb and I traveled to Washington DC to address the Federal
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. John
and I were able to address the Committee for five minutes each - I
showed and explained our flow chart while John Erb held it for me.
the bright side, we were able to meet Margaret Dunkle who is on the
forefront of efforts to actually help families dealing with autism.
Although Margaret Dunkle was unable due to time constraints, to
address the Committee, I was able to obtain the statement she was
going to give. It is excellent. Here it is in its entirety:
Statement of Margaret Dunkle
Senior Fellow, Center
for Health Services Research and Policy, George Washington
University Director, Early Identification and Intervention
Collaborative for Los Angeles CountyRecipient, American Academy
of Pediatrics' Dale Richmond Award for Outstanding Achievement
in the field of Child Development
May 12, 2008
Federal Interagency Autism Coordinating
My name is Margaret Dunkle. Some of you know me through my
current position as Senior Fellow with the Center for Health
Services Research and Policy at George Washington University,
and some from my prior work running policy seminars on Capitol
Some of you know me as recipient of the American Academy of
Pediatrics' Dale Richmond Award for outstanding achievement in
the field of child development, or for the collaborative efforts
I direct in Los Angeles County to ensure all children receive
good developmental screenings and effective follow-up.
More recently, some of you have come to know me because my
nephew's daughter, Hannah Poling, is the little 9 -year-old girl
from Athens, Georgia who was the subject of a case the
government conceded in vaccine court. The nine vaccines Hannah
received on one day in July of 2000 significantly aggravated an
underlying mitochondrial disorder, which predisposed her to
deficits in cellular energy metabolism and manifested as a
regressive encephalopathy with features of autism spectrum
disorder. Indeed, Hannah has autism, with a clear DSM-IV
diagnosis based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
I believe in a strong and safe immunization program.
Yet, every day more parents and some pediatricians reject the
current vaccine schedule. I am concerned that many people are
missing Hannah's clearly scribbled handwriting on the wall. She
has provided a critical clue (mitochondrial dysfunction) and a
historic opportunity for our public health leaders and
policymakers to act responsibly and decisively - undertaking
serious science to address the very real concerns so many
parents and families are raising.
Hannah's condition is not rare. The best evidence
available strongly suggests that at least 7%, and perhaps as
many as 20% or 30%, of children with autism have mitochondrial
dysfunction similar to Hannah's. With one in every 150 children
on the autism spectrum, these issues are both urgent and
Now that we know this, it is time to follow the prestigious
Institute of Medicine's 2004 report that said:
specific cause [for autism] in the individual is impossible
unless the etiology is known and there is a biological
marker. Determining causality with population-based methods
requires either a well-defined at-risk population or a large
effect in the general population."
Mitochondrial dysfunction defining an autistic subpopulation and
the role of neuro-inflammation in autism are not esoteric
theories. They are real leads that need to be quickly followed.
urge you to support the following recommendations that reflect
your Committee's mission to coordinate, monitor, and recommend
changes concerning federal autism efforts.
#1 First and
most importantly... With
Marshall Plan speed and focus, I recommend a new, intense basic
science research program to get to the bottom of what is going
on with the many Hannahs out there - specifically focusing on
the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and neuro-inflammation in
How many Hannahs with mitochondrial
dysfunction are there? 4%?, 7%?, 10%?, 20%? Where do these
dysfunctions come from? How do they work? Can the negative
effects be undone or limited?
This research must be bold, going
wherever the science takes it, with nothing off the table.
I estimate $200 million will be needed to
jump-start this research. This money must be a new or
redirected appropriation, not borrowed or taken from the
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
#2 Quickly find ways to screen for and
identify the subset of children like Hannah for whom vaccines
can cause or exacerbate mitochondrial damage and lead to
symptoms of autism.
For example, start screening the siblings
of children with autism to identify biomedical markers that
could lead to screening tests and treatment.
#3 Piggyback new research onto existing
studies to answer important questions about autism, vaccines,
mitochondrial dysfunction and neuro-inflammation. For example:
Test alternative vaccine schedules and
frequencies through the National Children's Study and use
this data set of 100,000 children to get longitudinal data
on these issues; and
Build new analyses into existing studies
and cohorts of patients with known mitochondrial dysfunction
- such as research already underway at Hopkins, the
Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Columbia.
#4 Institute an immediate nationwide initiative to spot
children, like Hannah, who have adverse vaccine reactions and
speed them into intense early intervention (specifically,
the federal IDEA Early Intervention program for children ages
0-36 months and the Preschool Education program for children
An important corollary is to strengthen
the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) so that
it actually does the job it was set up to do - collecting
information about adverse events, including "side effects,"
that occur after the administration of vaccines.
#5 Reform and improve the current vaccine schedule and
practices to ensure they are as safe as they possibly can be. For
example, examine the number and frequency of vaccines, use of
combo vaccines, preservatives used, and ages administered to
identify changes that would minimize damage to children,
especially susceptible children such as Hannah Poling.
It is significant that the federal
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recently
downgraded its preference for a MMRV vaccine (four-vaccines
in one shot: measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) to "no
preference" because of increased seizures among
children receiving the MMRV.
#6 Update the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. For
Allow parents longer than three years to
file, especially given the newly identified "mitochondrial
dysfunction" implications of the Hannah Poling decision and
because we want parents and families to devote 100% of their
energy to early intervention as soon as they learn their
child has a problem; and
Update the list of "table injuries" to
reflect the emerging discoveries about autism, mitochondrial
dysfunction and immunological disorders.
#7 Improve the way the federal government approves and
monitors vaccines and vaccine safety - perhaps
establishing an independent agency (separate from the Centers
for Disease Control, which also runs the National Immunization
Program) to research, approve, and monitor vaccine safety and
am proud that my family is providing hope and voice to many
families across our country who have their own Hannahs. I am
also proud of their leadership to nudge those of us who care
about good public health and good public policy to do the right
thing and to do it right.
little 9-year-old girl has raised incredibly tough and important
questions. Your challenge, as leaders concerned about autism,
is to tackle these issues in a way that is effective and
unflinching - and that responds to her clear scribbling on the
wall with equally clear advances in science and improvements in
addition to Margaret Dunkle, Jenny McCarthy's Generation Rescue is
doing a tremendous job trying to educate parents that autism CAN BE
treated and children can improve dramatically if treated as early as
possible. We also are grateful to the family of Hannah Poling for
coming forward and bringing Hannah's story to the public.
July 10, 2008,
studies indicated that at least 6 genes may be related to autism.
The genes are:
1) C3orf58 -
located at 3q24 (chromosome 3 - position q24)
This gene codes for a protein found in the human testes. It was
deleted in cases of autism. The protein this codes for is not well
known currently, but it is interesting that the protein is found in
the male reproductive system considering that the risk of autism is
greater in males than females. It is connected to tyrosine
phosphorylation and epidermal growth factor. Is this a genetic clue
as to why autism is more prevalent in males?
2) NHE9 -
located at 3q24 (chromosome 3 - position q24)
This gene codes for solute carrier family 9 members. These proteins
are linked to the CPA1 transporter family that is involved with
sodium channels in the nervous system. It is found in large amounts
in the heart muscle and the skeletal muscles as well as lesser
amounts in the placenta, kidney and liver, brain, medulla, and
spinal cord. It is also found in the ovary and the spleen. It is
obviously involved in the proper development and operation of the
nervous system. In persons with a mutation in this gene, ADHD
symptoms may appear.
3) PCDH10 -
located at 4q283 (chromosome 4 - position q283)
This gene codes for protocadherin 10 precursor. This gene is
involved with cell-adhesion protein, calcium ion binding and cell
communication. It is found in the brain, testes, and ovary. Again,
the nervous system and the endocrine system are involved. Note that glutamate neurotoxicity
4) CNTN3 -
located at 3p26 (chromosome 3 - position p26)
This gene codes for plasmacytoma associated neuronal glycoprotein.
What is fascinating about this protein is that it is found in the
brain - the frontal lobe, the occipital lobe, the cerebellum, and
the amygdala. NOTE: the amygdala is what is targeted by MSG - it is
involved in smell and taste as well as fear and may be responsible
for the gaze-avoidance seen in autism. It is also associated with
immunoglobulin. And so here is a link to the immune system, which
in individuals with autism often is over-stimulated - resulting in
5) RNF8 -
located at 6p21.2 (chromosome 6 - position 21.2)
This gene codes for RING finger protein 8. What is extremely
interesting about this protein is that it is used in E3 ubiquitin -
protein ligase formation. That may not mean much to you at the
moment, but ligases are important in forming amino acids.
Specifically, the ones that jumped out at us here were:
In other words, this gene is critical for the formation of glutathione.
Glutathione is the body's natural means of chelating mercury and
getting rid of it. No matter WHERE it comes from. Could THIS gene
be the reason some children with autism often suffer from heavy
metal toxicity? Is THIS the common genetic source of trouble
with cysteine and sulfur metabolism seen in both children with
autism and those of us sensitive to MSG?
6) SCN7A -
located at 2q21-q23 (chromosome 2 - position q21 - q23)
This gene codes for proteins found in the heart and the uterus.
Mutations in this gene result in: muscle weakness, trouble
swallowing, blocked and inflamed blood vessels, swelling, and erythromelalgia,
(which can be caused by MERCURY POISONING, and even bromocriptine -
a drug used to treat both Parkinson's and prolactin - secreting
pituitary tumors. Apparently the drug Effexor - and SSRI has been
reported to relieve symptoms.) It is interesting that mutations in
this gene ALSO give the same symptoms as mercury poisoning.
Neurexin 1 -
In addition, in
February of 2007, it
was reported that the
area of the human genome found to be associated with autism,
contains the genes involved
in buildingglutamate synapses
- the very locations where glutamate is used as a neurotransmitter
by the nerve cells.
and Fear Response
in Autistic Children
Research about autism
links overstimulation of the amygdala in the brain to perceiving
faces as threatening. This explains why autistic children avoid the
gaze of others.
It should be noted that the NMDA receptors
that respond to both glutamate and aspartate (the amino acid found
in aspartame) are found in the amygdala. The amygdala is part of
the limbic system and is involved in the perception of taste and
smell as well as fear. See glutamate
receptors in the amygdala.
Could ingestion of MSG and aspartame, by targeting the amygdala,
result in the perceptions and behaviors typically associated with
have lower levels
of glutathione, and may have difficulty chelating
suspected cause of autism) and
removing it from the body. Excess
glutamic acid has
been proven to reduce glutathione levels that are protective against
mercury poisoning. It is our belief that the
large amount of free glutamic acid still present in all vaccines
today as well as increasing amounts of free glutamic acid in
processed food, is responsible for the autism epidemic.
also believe that the mercury toxicity present in children with
autism is a SIDE EFFECT of the disease, not the primary cause.
Therefore, removal of thimerosol, will not reduce the incidence of
autism, because mercury is still present in our food and water, and
our dental fillings, and glutamic acid is STILL in the vaccines and
present in ever larger quantities in processed wheat and dairy
foods. The problem in autism is that no matter where the mercury
comes from, it is not being removed as it normally should be. The
excess of mercury caused by excess glutamate, then results in heavy
metal toxicity. Considering that the newly discovered autism gene
RNF8 is essential in FORMING glutathione, any additive in a vaccine
is a not a good idea. Therefore free glutamic acid should
absolutely be removed from vaccines given to children with autism
MMR vaccines first
scrutiny due to autism rates in Scotland climbing 18% in just one
other vaccines have been suspected as well.
list of the MMR
vaccine includes hydrolyzed
gelatin, which contains 10% free glutamic acid.
Vaccine makers claim one "study" done in one
Japanese city shows no link between autism and vaccines simply
because after MMR vaccines were stopped in 1993, autism rates still
rose. However, the study included only one city in a country that
consumes more MSG, and fish (a dietary source of mercury) than most
in the world. Also, only one vaccine
was stopped - the MMR.
Compared to the amount of mercury consumed in
fish, the amount of MSG in the diet, and the amount of glutamic acid
in other vaccines, the MMR contribution of mercury and glutamate was
small. Autism rates in Japan still increased.
Glutamate in any vaccine WILL
put children at
greater risk of mercury poisoning by hindering the ability of a
child to rid themselves of mercury from
ANY source. Unfortunately, free glutamic
acid is found in nearly every vaccine in use today.
For more information
about autism climbing and the MMR
NOTE: We would be
remiss if we did not mention TEACCH,
an organization which helps address the
behaviors of autism in an effort to enable autistic children and
adults to lead productive lives in society. For
while the causes of autism are still being investigated, these
children are growing up and need to enter our society in meaningful
ways. We should be ready to welcome them.
Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet
Current treatments for autism include gluten-free and
casein-free diets. A
current theory is that incomplete breakdown of gluten and casein
result in the formation of casomorphins and gliadorphins,
morphine-like compounds which act on the brain. Another theory
(ours) is based on the fact that 15.5% of all the amino acids in
wheat are glutamic acid in its free or active form and 22.9% of the
amino acids present are aspartic acid in its free and active form
(which can be converted to glutamate in only one step). In fact,
wheat gluten is a considerable source of "natural" MSG in the diet.
Items containing casein, like cheese, also are high in free glutamic
acid. For example - 18.5 % of the amino acids found in cheddar
cheese are free (active) glutamic acid. Parents helping their child
adhere to a strict gluten-free, casein (dairy) -free diet may wish
to consider also eliminating soy products from their child's diet as
well, if glutamate is suspect.
For more information about autism and diet see the following
Generation Rescue -
Jenny McCarthy's autism organization.
Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (ANDI)
Autism Society of America
The Autism Research Unit (Sunderland, UK) - The
Use of Gluten and Casein Free Diets with People with Autism
GFCF Diet -
Gluten Free Casein Free Diet Support Group
McDonalds French Fries
Be aware that foods stating "natural flavor" on the label can be
made from wheat and dairy products. As of February 22, 2006,
McDonalds is in legal trouble after admitting their French fries
which had been labeled gluten-free actually contain beef, wheat and
dairy products due to the use of a "seasoning" placed into the oil
where the fries are precooked before being shipped to restaurants.
McDonalds spokespeople don't think the fries contain enough
allergens or protein to cause a problem - or to label - but
consumers are angry at not being told that dairy and wheat products
were involved at all. Let the consumer be informed then they can
decide to take the risk. Parents with autistic and celiac children
are furious at being deliberately misled. Currently, there are
three lawsuits pending.
The fact that McDonalds spokespeople are
stating that there is no more protein left in the "seasoning" -
tells this food scientist that the entire reason for using this
"seasoning" is because it probably contains free glutamic acid
broken down from the high glutamate containing protein foods
mentioned (beef, wheat, and milk) - another way of flavoring their
fries as if they were using MSG, without having to label it as
such. Very clever, but completely unethical.
MSG symptoms and Autism symptoms have
quite a lot in common:
Timothy Syndrome-cardiac arrhythmia
Rhett Syndrome which
Asperger's Syndrome which
Loss of communication skills
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to sound
Sensitivity to pain
Fatty Acid digestion problems
Multiple Food allergy
Type I diabetes
Inability to metabolize sulphur compounds
A-Fib (Taurine deficiency?)
Slow speech -"Brain Fog"
Dopamine decrease - also present with Parkinson's and
Slow speech, "Brain
Flashes of light
Ringing in ears -
Hives, Anaphylaxis, Mastocytosis
Type 1 diabetes with GAD
Sulfite sensitivity, Taurine
Casein, Gluten (milk
and wheat) intolerance