MSG: Is It Hiding In Your Food And Making You Sick?
I want to talk to you about a substance in many foods you may eat, that could be poisoning you and making you sick.
And many people eat it for many years, not knowing it’s there, and not knowing it’s what’s making them sick with various symptoms. I know this because I learned it the hard way! When I was a sophomore in college, I started getting migraine headaches, and vertigo where I’d fall off the sidewalk, walking to class. Eventually, I had transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes, where my right arm would go numb and I couldn’t see or speak for hours.
Really scary, and these are the early warning signs that damage is being done to your nervous system.
When that progresses, you could end up with Parkinson’s Disease, or multiple sclerosis, ALS, or dementia. Once the nerve sheath is damaged with these diseases, it’s really hard to reverse.
So let’s talk about this neurotoxin, because it’s not hard to get out of your diet, if you know where it hides, and the foods you replace it with will likely be much healthier and nourish you well.
MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a concentrated neurotoxin. Glutamate is found naturally in very minor amounts, in quite a few healthy foods. The problem the synthetic, concentrated chemical version is that it’s very strong, in many processed foods.
It enhances flavors and makes it so “you can’t eat just one,” as the Doritos ad infamously bragged. The reason you can’t eat just one? Doritos was, and still is, using MSG. They actually had focus groups and measured how many chips people would eat, using different levels of MSG.
But as your awareness grows, the food manufacturers have gone stealth, putting it in ingredients so that something else is on the label, rather than MSG. Because you, the consumer, have have started looking for it and avoiding it, and stopped buying products that have monosodium glutamate in the ingredient list–
–they now put other words on the label, like hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and whey and soy proteins, and autolyzed yeast–that really are a carrier for MSG. Since I wised up and stopped eating foods containing MSG (I also got aspartame, or NutraSweet, out of my diet by the way, another neurotoxin)--
–I have never had a migraine, a TIA (transient ischemic attack), or vertigo, in decades, and I feel great, much better than I felt in college!
So, I have a little wallet card, it’s free. Print it and put it in your wallet. Compare it to foods you buy, to make sure the sneaky MSG-carrier ingredients aren’t in your diet.
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Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.
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