Did you know that one of the most commonly used natural flavors used in salty foods in America actually comes from Japan? Did you know that this salty tasting additive was discovered in a certain type of seaweed? And did you know that this additive, call Monosodium Glutamate, is deadly, but yet it is in a ton of our food?

 Monosodium Glutamate is made of one molecule of salt (mono-one sodium-salt) and the amino acid called glutamate. The Japanese were the first to use MSG, as it is commonly known as; they had found it in a local seaweed/kelp. It was first used by the Japanese, in its natural form with other ingredients from the kelp, to flavor the food used by their soldiers and most of their foods for the salty flavor enhancing powers. Possibly for thousands of years the Japanese used this ingredient.

 When the rest of the world discovered the MSG ingredient in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it quickly grew into a multi-million dollar industry around the world because people loved its salty, beefy, meaty taste. After the Second World War, America also discovered MSG and took only the MSG from the kelp and chemically processed it. This became the foundation for major companies that have used MSG in the past. MSG was treated as an all-natural ingredient, and rightly so since it is “from nature” (the Japanese kelp.) Tons and tons of Monosodium Glutamate where processed each year until today when the annual amount of the largest MSG producer as of June 2010 said that the producer had “increased its MSG output 92.9% from 280,000 tons in 2008 to 540,000 tons in 2009, plans to increase its production capacity to 1 million metric tons by 2012.” (Source: http://www.flex-news-food.com/console/PageViewer.aspx?page=30598)

 “Then, in 1957, two ophthalmologists, Lucas and Newhouse, decided to test MSG on infant mice in an effort to study an eye disease…they made a startling discovery. The MSG had destroyed all of the nerve cells in the inner layers of the animal’s retina… Despite this frightening discovery MSG continued to added to food in enormous amounts…” (Introduction to Dr. Russell L. Blaylocks book Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, which I recommend you read.)

 Dr. Blaylock goes on to say that ten years later another scientist redid the same experiment and found that not only were the eyes’ retinas destroyed but also one of the most important parts of the brain after one dose of MSG! This part has been named the “Hypothalamus” [say it like this: hi-po-tha-la-moo-s]. This part of the brain holds most if not all of the memory of the brain, both animals and humans, along with so many other functions and more is yet to be discovered.

 So, in brief; MSG has been discover to both destroy eye retina function and certain brain functions, namely memory cell lose.

 In Dr. Blaylock’s book he labels MSG as an Excitotoxin, which he defines as “a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons {which are certain brain cells} to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees {changing or different levels}. Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame, cysteine, hydrolyzed protein {which I will talk about later on this blog}, and aspartic acid.”

 In Dr. Blaylock’s book, he explains in full detail how monosodium glutamate kills the brain cells and which ones get killed and why. I will only give the very minor summary of some of the information he gives. MSG kills brain cells by flooding certain brain cells with calcium. The way this happens is by the glutamate. Glutamate is an amino acid but not one that is needed to maintain health because it is naturally made in your body by other amino acid. So eating MSG feeds your body an overdose of glutamate, which opens and keeps open the “calcium channels” in certain brain cells.

 Plus in that book, Dr. Blaylock also states that women who are pregnant should try never to eat Monosodium glutamate because that MSG can be transferred to your child and, by doing that, start the brain damage even before birth! This could lead to all kinds of brain defects or even growth problems after birth as well as bad learning skills.

 Each brain cell needs a carefully regulated amount of calcium, which passes through a tiny passage that has been called the calcium channel. This channel is controlled (opened and closed) by many things; such as zinc, magnesium, glycine, and glutamate. The glutamate is the part that opens the calcium channel. So, logically, if you eat too much glutamate, and at the same time your body makes glutamate naturally, you will have and overdose of glutamate that will flood your brain cells in certain places with calcium till they pop and in turn kill them.

 The main place, as I said before, that is effected in the brain by MSG is the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus holds most of our memory. When the MSG starts killing brain cells from there it can lead to so many brain related diseases; these include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and ALS and many more!

 So why, you may ask, does the FDA allow this food additive to be kept on the market when there are tons of documents (both online and offline) that say MSG is highly toxic and deadly and prove it? Answer: Money! Monosodium glutamate is a multi-million, if not billion, dollar industry. MSG can be found in most of the following: soups, dressings, fast foods, soft drinks, chips, frozen meals, salty, meaty, and beefy tasting seasonings and foods, candies, and even in some cases, MSG has been used in some binding for medications! Money, money, money for those who sell and addiction, sickness, and maybe death for those who buy and eat!

 Beware of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)! Online there are a lot of groups that call for MSG to be banned, replaced, and or labeled properly. I will post some of these groups on this blog in the future but for now… If the ingredient list has MSG, stay away or at the very least limit your intake and do not eat calcium rich foods with MSG because that will increase the speed of brain cell damage.

 I believe that MSG should be banned and destroyed! It is a chemical “from nature” that can easily be replaced with sea salt or dried organic meat made into powder (for the meaty taste) or nothing at all. No need for chemically altered borrowed “from nature” destructive MSG. God has provided us with natural salt on the earth. Let us use that.

 Praise be to the Great Physician for all Eternity!


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