Why it pays to read labels.. #1

Monosodium glutamate, usually referred to simply as MSG, is ubiquitous in processed foods. It breaks down in the body into glutamate, a known excitotoxin — a substance that literally stimulates brain cells to death.

A truly alarming thing about MSG is that it is in just about everything, yet it is not required to be on labels. This makes it very difficult to avoid.

It is required to be listed on a label only if it’s 100% pure MSG. Spices, flavorings, and natural flavorings can all contain up to 99% MSG with no mention on the label!

Generally the saltier the food, the more MSG it will have, with worst offenders including canned soups, snacks, and ramen noodles.

And don’t think that shopping at a health food store will protect you. Health food items are not immune, especially refined soy products like soy burgers.

Top MSG Sources

Here are some ingredients to watch out for that always contain MSG:

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed plant protein
Hydrolyzed protein
Plant protein extract
Calcium caseinate
Sodium caseinate
Yeast extract
Textured protein
Autolyzed yeast

These ingredients can contain MSG:

Malt extract
Malt flavoring
Bouillon
Broth
Stock
Flavoring
Natural flavoring
Beef flavoring
Chicken flavoring
Seasoning
Spices

Another huge source of MSG is fast food restaurants. MSGTruth.org has a list of the worst offenders with KFC being at the top of the list. Even their salads and green beans contain MSG!

Learn more at Waking Times

Becoming aware of what’s in your diet is the first and most important step to take to remove toxicities we’re exposed to. Flushing toxins out of your system to prevent further damage and repairing damage that’s already been done is where we come in. Call our office to see how we can help!

Mom removes MSG from child’s diet, reverses autism

From Natural News:

Katherine Reid, Ph.D., says her daughter Brooke began exhibiting symptoms of autism at age two. Brooke’s communication capabilities were far below average, and she failed to develop normal human connections. She also suffered from tantrums and digestive complications including constipation.

Dr. Reid’s husband, a cellular biologist, became suspicious of his daughter’s symptoms and began researching, only to find that Brooke was showing nearly every characteristic of autism. After seeing their pediatrician, who also agreed that something was wrong, the family hired a psychologist to test Brooke’s learning abilities. The results were devastating in that they showed that she suffered immensely from severe learning disabilities, ultimately diagnosing her with moderate autism.

“I tried the experiment (removing MSG from the diet) on her and myself, and she started to develop better speech and communication. She became more social, her repetitive behaviors never occurred again after we introduced the diet. She just became a little more physically coordinated,” Dr. Reid explained to Fox News. “I was also feeling much healthier myself. I had less sinus pressure headaches, less allergies. So I could see how this could have an effect on her brain.”

Moved by her daughter’s transformation, Dr. Reid created a non-profit organization called Unblind My Mind, dedicated to raising awareness regarding the link between foods we eat and growing health ailments. She is now an advocate for treating medical complications with diet first and is focused on educating others regarding the impacts of proper nutrition and eliminating toxins like MSG.

Learn more:
http://www.naturalnews.com/044553_autism_symptoms_MSG_healthy_diet.html#ixzz2xmIExK6a

We live in a toxic world. But we don’t have to suffer from it. Call our office to see if your symptoms could be caused by a toxic overload and find out how easy and effective it is to clean your system out!