Consumer Alert
MSG aka Monosodium Glutamate

Beware: "No MSG added."
This all-pervasive, flavor enhancing
additive can be hazardous to your health.
And just because it's claimed there's "No
MSG added," doesn't mean it's not in there.

"Given the history of food-processing corporations,
it's a good idea not to consume a lot of their products.
The history of aspartame and how it got approved and still
remains on the market is a good example of corporate greed."

"If man made it, don't eat it!"

Ex-ci'-to-tox-in: a substance added to foods and beverages that literally
stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees.
It's found in ingredients such as monosodium glutamate, aspartame
(NutraSweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid."
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Dr. Russell Blaylock cites MSG-health related issues

Monosodium Glutamate is categorized as an Excitotoxin. In 1996, Dr. Russell L. Blaylock M.D., published the book Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills. In his book, Dr. Blaylock cites studies in which MSG was found to produce brain lesions, obesity, and brain damage. Citing a 1968 study conducted by Dr. John W. Olney, Dr. Blaylock writes, “… not only did MSG cause severe damage to the neurons in the retina of the eye, but … it also caused widespread destruction of neurons in the hypothalamus and other areas of the brain adjacent to the ventricular system, called the cirumventricular organs.” (p. 35) Dr. Blaylock continues, “… at the time of Dr. Olney’s report, even baby foods contained relatively large doses of MSG. … The discovery of Dr. Olney was particularly important because the hypothalamus plays such an important role in controlling so many areas of the body. This little piece of brain, no larger than the fingernail of your little finger, controls a multitude of systems: regulating growth, the onset of puberty, most of the endocrine glands, appetite, sleep cycles and waking patterns, the biological clock and even consciousness itself. Dr. Olney’s studies on various species of test animals disclosed that MSG, when fed in doses similar to those found in human diets, destroys hypothalamic neurons. This type of hypothalamic damage produces a particular syndrome in animals which caused them to be short in stature, obese, and to have reproductive problems. … Recognizing the immediate danger to the public, especially to the unborn child, Dr. Olney and others testified before Congress concerning these dangers. As a result of their vigilance, MSG was voluntarily removed from baby foods in 1969. But no one had warned pregnant women of the danger to their developing babies caused by the MSG found within their own food. This danger would exist if the glutamate from the mother’s blood entered the blood of their unborn baby. In 1974, Dr. Olney demonstrated that MSG, when fed to pregnant Rhesus monkeys, could cause brain damage to their offspring. Other researchers found similar results when pregnant rats were fed MSG.” (pp. 36-37) --

Commonly Reported Side Effects
Question is: How does MSG interact with other agents,
including other foods, additives, and medications?

Burning sensation in the back of the neck, forearms and chest
Numbness in the back of the neck, radiating to the arms and back
Tingling, warmth and weakness in the face, temples, upper back, neck and arms
Facial pressure or tightness
Chest pain
Rapid heartbeat
Bronchospasm (difficulty breathing) in MSG-intolerant people with asthma

MSG 'Naturally Occurring' in Food is Misleading

Crystalline Monosodium Glutamate is similar in
appearance to Cocaine, Crack, or Heroin. Like other
dangerous substances, it is processed from natural sources.

Some misinformation that’s become increasingly promoted is that MSG is naturally found in food and therefore it is safe. While it is true that there are minute levels of unprocessed glutamate found in some foods, this is irrelevant when considering the safety of MSG. Just because Cocaine is naturally occurring in the Coca leaf, doesn’t mean processed raw cocaine is safe. The beautiful poppy flower is relatively harmless, yet it’s the source of Opium, Heroin, and many harmful and addictive opiates such as morphine and codeine. Tobacco is a harmless plant that grows in nature, yet when smoked or chewed it can cause cancer. Just because glutamates are found to be naturally occurring in small quantities doesn’t make them safe. (And given the pervasive addition of MSG to food stuff throughout the processed food industry we cannot ignore the cumulative effect for the individual consumer.)

Strong Corporate Political Lobby

In the early days of tobacco product promotion, all those involved in the tobacco industry assured the public that tobacco consumption would not have an adverse impact on their health. The manufacturers, advertisers, and the tobacco lobby had s lot at stake. Today’s equivalent to tobacco is MSG. So, it’s not surprising that there is an MSG alliance of organizations attempting to ensure the ongoing sale and profitability of MSG distribution. Simply known as, The Glutamate Association, the front organization for promoting and defending MSG sales is shrouded behind a cloak of secrecy. The official Glutamate Association website doesn’t reveal their physical location or the identity of any members. With millions of dollars at stake, you can bet this organization is doing everything it can to hold on to their market share.

The Glutamate Association, established in 1977, is an association of manufacturers, national marketers, and processed food users of glutamic acid and its salts, principally the flavor enhancer, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). Among the Association’s international members are many of the world’s largest food companies involved in such diverse areas as the manufacturing and marketing of food ingredients, spice and flavor blends, and canned, frozen and other packaged prepared foods. See Corporations are putting consumers at risk. --

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"A corporation's first purpose is to make money for
its stockholders, not to serve the needs of consumers.
The BP-Gulf Coast oil disaster is an example of what can
happen as a result of a corporation's obsession with profits
and their indifference and insensitivity to peoples' needs."
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"Big Pharma is remarkably good at creating diseases and convincing us that we have
them -- even when we don't. They've gotten so good at it that seven out of 10 visits
to the doctor's office now result in prescriptions. In 2004, spending for prescription
medication was $188.5 billion, almost five times what was spent in 1990, according
to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Are we getting sicker? Or is
the pharmaceutical industry just getting really good at telling us that we are sick?"

Alison Fairbrother

"Given the history of the food and drug multi-national corporations, it's a
good idea not to consume many of their products. For instance, if you look
at the history of aspartame, how it got approved, and how it still remains
on the market, there's plenty of reason to use great caution."
Hari Singh

"Due to the power and corrupting influence of Big Pharma, the teaching
of nutritional science and the use of vitamin and herbal supplements is
not taught to any significant extent in our medical schools. The obvious
reason is that less use of their prescription drugs would be the result."

H. S. Khalsa

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