Food For Thought

MSG is a nervous system stimulant.

Recent research at Johns Hopkins directly ties nervous system stimulation to the immune system.

The FDA admits that MSG has been proven to induce asthma attacks in certain individuals.

Asthma deaths have increased with the increased use of MSG in the US food supply.

Childhood allergies have increased with the increased use of MSG in the US food supply.

The EPA has approved a growth-enhancing crop spray for use on fruits and vegetables which contains free L-glutamic acid,
which has the same action on the nervous system as the amino acid glutamate found in MSG.


The latest autism research links two genetic areas to the disorder

These genes code for proteins for glutamate receptors and synapses

Glutamate induces epileptic seizures

20% of autistic children also have epilepsy

Glutamate increases histamine response

Autistic children often have food allergies

Some autistic children improve on a gluten-free, casein-free diet

Glutamate is found in large amounts in gluten, and casein (wheat and milk proteins)

Glutamate reduces levels of taurine - essential to proper digestion

Autistic children often suffer digestive symptoms

Glutamate targets the amygdala of the brain

An over-stimulated amygdala results in the most classic behavior of autism:
avoiding gazes perceived as threatening


MSG injected into mice reduces free glutathione levels

Glutathione protects children from mercury poisoning by chelating mercury

Both Mercury and glutamic acid are still found in certain vaccines

Vaccines are suspected of being an environmental trigger for autism in children

Mercury in the environment is increasing due to air pollution


The tobacco industry used ammonia in cigarettes because it enhances the addictive effects of nicotine.

Ammonia in the blood stream quickly crosses the blood brain barrier.

When ammonia in the bloodstream crosses the blood brain barrier, it is converted into glutamate.


There are glutamate receptors in the pancreas.

Excess Insulin release triggers hunger and can lead to obesity and insulin resistance in lab animals.

Laboratory researchers inject animals with MSG to induce obesity.

Ingested MSG has been shown in human subjects to increase blood levels of free glutamic acid and in turn, insulin.

Glutamate-induced obese animals become resistant to leptin - the substance released by fat cells that scientists hope will cure obesity.

Obesity and Type II Diabetes have increased to epidemic levels in the US in children since the introduction of MSG into the American diet. 

 Type II Diabetes has actually DOUBLED in the past 30 years in the U.S.
WebMD article

Obesity among young people in China is growing at 10% each decade. 
CNN Story

Over 85% of people studied with Type I Diabetes have tested positive for antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) which is the enzyme responsible for turning excess glutamate into GABA.


The glutamate in MSG has a vasoconstrictive effect.

MSG is added mainly to salty, processed American foods.

Teens in Canada are now suffering from high blood pressure in record numbers.

Hypertension incidence in America is 30% higher now than it was a decade ago.

Some Americans have "salt-sensitive" hypertension.

High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the US.

Millions of Americans are taking calcium channel blocking medication to treat high blood pressure.

The Glutamate in MSG acts as a calcium channel opener.


High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke.

Asians have been using MSG in large amounts since 1908 when it was discovered.

Young adults in Asian countries are now experiencing stroke in record numbers.


A dentist recently discovered that anti-inflammatory topical medicine can alleviate migraine headaches.

He believes inflammation in the mouth above the upper rear molars presses against nerves - causing migraine

MSG induces histamine response

Histamine induces inflammation

MSG is a migraine trigger


The latest drugs to treat Fibromyalgia are anti-epileptic drugs which reduce glutamate levels.

Hospitals warn patients taking anti-seizure medications to avoid MSG.

GlaxoSmithKline's Lamictal (lamotrigine), a glutamate BLOCKER, has been approved in the US for treating "Grand Mal" or primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures.

The anesthetic Ketamine is a glutamate BLOCKER.


Stroke victims are now given glutamate blocking drugs

MSG contains glutamate

Late stage Alzheimer's patients are now showing improvement on the glutamate blocker, memantine

MSG contains glutamate

A.L.S. victims are now being treated with glutamate blocking drugs

MSG contains glutamate

MS victims may soon be treated with glutamate blocking drugs

MSG contains glutamate

Many of the elderly in nursing homes are suffering the effects of stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and A.L.S.

MSG producers are now advocating the use of MSG in nursing homes


The glutamate blocker Lamictal is used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression).

MSG was only added to the American food supply after World War II and has steadily increased.

Suicide among adolescents and young adults has nearly tripled since 1952.

Chinese processed foods are high in MSG.

China now accounts for 42% of the world's suicides: The Hindu Group article

Ketamine - a glutamate blocker - relieved depression in 71% of study patients within ONE DAY of treatment


The blood brain barrier protects most of the human brain

The hypothalamus of the brain is not protected by the blood brain barrier

The hypothalamus of lab animals was damaged by MSG ingestion

The hypothalamus directs the action of the pituitary gland and entire endocrine system

Many MSG-sensitive individuals have been diagnosed hypothyroid


The hypothalamus regulates body temperature

Many young athletes are exhorted  to use body-building products which contain free glutamate (MSG)

There has been an increase in heat stroke deaths in young athletes 

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