Excitotoxins the taste that Kills by Russell L. Blaylock MD, paperback
MSG, Aspartame, Diet Soda, NutraSweet and Equal all share an ingredient that causes severe neuron damage, brain tumors, early Alzheimers and other nasty things. It is also EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE! And it is in nearly everything we eat! What is the FDA thinking?! This is important folks! This book is a little weighty to read, but this is a problem that is affecting our children and our grand children. The short version of this book is in Suzanne Somers' book Breakthrough starting on page 188. This book is the long version and the proof!
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, vegetable protein extract, autolyzed yeast extract 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.