excitotoxinExcitotoxins are additives found in processed and packaged foods & drinks that affect the neurological function.  These additives over stimulate the receptors in the brain to fire or excite abnormally, causing cell damage or death.  Exitotoxins have many names, one of them being MSG.

Partial list of foods containing Excitotoxins:

  • “hydrolyzed” ingredients
  • “natural flavors” ingredients
  • Accent seasoning
  • Aspartame
  • baby food
  • boxed dinner meals
  • diet drinks
  • diet foods
  • diet soda
  • dressings
  • energy drinks
  • fast food
  • live virus vaccines
  • low-fat foods
  • packaged mixes, sauces and gravies
  • some brands of protein powder
  • soy sauce

Much the research strongly suggests that regularly consuming excitotoxins over an extended period of time can destroy significant numbers of brain cells and lead to serious health problems, including seizures and strokes. According to Russell L. Blaylock, a neurosurgeon and author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, excitotoxins have also been linked to human neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

George R. Schwartz, MD, author of In Bad Taste: The MSG Syndrome, believes there are three general categories of symptoms that result from MSG/Excitotoxin consumption:

Allergic Symptoms 
Rash
Hives
Asthma, shortness of breath
Sneezing
Running nose

Peripheral Symptoms 
Flushing
Jaw tightness
Headache
Rapid heartbeat
Chest tightening
Diarrhea, stomach cramps
Arthritis

Central (Brain) Symptoms
Depression
Insomnia
Confusion
Paranoia

Choosing healthy changes in diet may cause increased muscle and joint pain due to the withdrawal from these chemicals.  We can help with Acupuncture and Massage.

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https://experiencelife.com/article/excitotoxins/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7854587
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excitotoxicity
Image Credit: http://www.drgangemi.com/2009/11/excitotoxins-hidden-dangers-in-the-food-youre-eating/

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