Excitotoxins Paperback – 1 Jan 1997
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Chronicles dangerous ingredients in your foods
Excitotoxins are substances added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. They can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (Nutrasweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid. Dr. Blaylock's book describes what excitotoxins are, where they are found, and how they react in the body. Dr. Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon, presents the latest research findings to demonstrate how exposure to excitotoxins will damage nerve cells in the brain. The use of aspartame, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and monosodium glutamate in prepared foods and beverages continues to increase on a yearly basis. Dr. Blaylock clearly demonstrates that the neurotoxic potential of excitotoxins such as MSG and aspartame is so overwhelming that it can no longer be ignored. The message contained in this book is of particular importance to members of high-risk groups; the elderly, young children and those people at risk of or with a family history of neurodegenerative diseases.
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Aspartame was approved by the UK government so quickly that I assumed that HMG had shares in Searle. I soon discovered that aspartame did not assist weight loss & caused me headaches & lack of concentration. I gave it up & eventually switched to sucralose, but I had symptoms of Lupus & gave that up as well.
MSG & its fellow poisons were less familiar to me, but having read Harmony Clearwater Grace's book HCG Diet Made Simple: Your Step-By-Step Guide Beyond Pounds and Inches, I saw the connection between these products & damage to the diencephalon (pituitary, thalamus & hypothalamus. She points out that there is a connection between childhood obesity & MSG consumption in China, that even my husband noticed. On a trip to China recently, he noticed that the children he saw were significantly fatter than they were 10 years ago.
Dr Blaylock suggests that patients with disorders associated with neural damage "should eat a low-fat diet"; excuse me, but doesn't a low-fat diet mean MORE carbohydrates? not a good thing for these patients. He does so to reduce prostaglandins, which are produced from omega-6 fats e.g. sunflower, rapeseed oils. Better choices are saturated fats such as coconut oil & grass-fed butter; also supplementation with omega-3 oils such as fish oil & flaxseed oil are recommended. Coconut oil combined with a low-carb diet produces ketones, which are considered beneficial for Alzheimers' sufferers.
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