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Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

Friends,

How much more? MSG may not be the "only" chemical combining to cause these kind of brain chemistry abberations (I am sure it is not!) but it surely is the one less needed by the culture that can be eliminated. After 100 years of adding lead to our brains it finally was elimiated from gasoline and paint by government decree!

Comments?

Walt


MSG
sprayed right on crops as they grow --
even fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and vegetables used in baby food

"In the 1970s, reluctant food processors "voluntarily" took processed free
glutamic acid (MSG) out of baby food. Today it's back, in fertilizers called
"Omega Protein Refined/Hydrolyzed Fish Emulsion" and "Steam Hydrolyzed
Feather Meal," both of which contain hydrolyzed proteins; and in a product
called AuxiGro WP Plant Metabolic Primer (AuxiGro) produced by Emerald
BioAgriculture (formerly Auxein Corporation). AuxiGro is being sprayed on
some of the vegetables our children will eat, into the air our children must
breath, and onto the ground from which it can move into drinking water. Head
lettuce, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, and peanuts were among the first
crops targeted. On September 12, 2000, the Auxein Corporation Web site gave
the following information:
Crops registered include: Celery; Fresh Market Cucumbers; Edible Navy and
Pinto Beans; Grapes; Bulb Onions; Bell, Green and Jalapeno Peppers; Iceberg
Head Lettuce; Romaine and Butter Leaf Lettuce; Peanuts; Potatoes; Snap
Beans; Strawberries; Processing Tomatoes; Fresh Tomatoes; and Watermelons.

"Today, there is no crop that we know of that has not been approved for
treatment with MSG by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

For the rest of this article, click on -
http://truthinlabeling.org/msgsprayed.html
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"The Slow Poisoning of America" by John and Michelle Erb -
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Autism and ADHD Linked to Addictive Food Additive

For the last fifty years, the medical community has been baffled by the rise
in cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Autism. These two
diseases, unheard of before 1950, have been striking an increasing number of
children. Physicians have been unable to explain to parents why their
children are suffering these maladies despite there not being any family
history of
the disorder.

Finally these parents will know the answer. Thanks to John Erb, a
developmental disorder researcher and author of the book The Slow
Poisoning of America , the cause of ADHD and Autism is no longer a mystery.
"These diseases appear to be caused by a food additive commonly known
as MSG or Monosodium Glutamate." John Erb explains, "MSG is added to
food because of its addictive qualities, it is nicotine for food. It is
highly reactive in the human brain and other organs."

MSG and its related ingredients have been found in increasing amounts in
processed and fast foods. Almost every restaurant and most processed
foods from snacks and soups to ready made meals have glutamate in them in
some form or another. MSG has no nutritional value. Scientific studies
have shown that food laced with the MSG cause people to eat more of it, and
faster, than food without it.

"Corporations use this knowledge to sell their products. Their competition
uses MSG, so they keep adding it in larger amounts to keep up with them,"
John Erb comments. The FDA has no limits on how much MSG can be added
to foods, even though as little as two tablespoons of it has been shown to
cause epileptic convulsions and death in animals such as dogs.

MSG is a highly reactive amino acid. It is used by scientists in studies to
purposely cause death to areas of the brain and is fed to rodents to make a
strain of obese and pre-diabetic test subjects. MSG is classified as a
neurotoxin: too much of it introduced to the brain can cause rapid cell
death. It is this kind of destruction that John Erb states is the cause of
ADHD
and Autism. He came to this conclusion after reviewing hundreds of medical
journal articles detailing the ways in which glutamate affects organs such
as the brain. According to John Erb, "When a woman becomes pregnant, the
placental barrier is not fully formed in the first month of fetal
development. The chemicals the mother eats can go directly to the
developing child.
The glutamate stimulates rapid growth in the brain, creating ADHD symptoms.
Too much glutamate over-stimulates areas of the brain, resulting in neuronal
cell death. This destruction to the neurons results in the symptoms
categorized
as Autism."

MSG is used in almost every institutional setting across the country. From
hospitals to school cafeterias to elderly care facilities, MSG is being
added to mass produced food to increase its palatability. Women are being
exposed to a major toxin that can cause irreparable damage to their child
even
before they discover they are pregnant.

Shocked by his discovery, John Erb met with Dr. Thomas Ward, Nova
Scotia's Deputy Minister of Health, a pediatrician who specialized in
Neonatology. When Mr. Erb explained to Dr. Ward about the dangers of MSG,
Dr. Ward replied, "I know how awful the stuff is, I would never touch it."
When John Erb pressed the Deputy Health Minister to remove it from all food
products, Dr. Ward said that it was an issue for the federal government, and
suggested that Mr. Erb take his book The Slow Poisoning of America to the
federal government and "Hit them over the head with it."

John Erb took his discovery to Dr. Susan Bryson, head of the Autism
Research Center in Halifax, and one of the leading Autism scientists in
Canada. She was amazed by his findings, and confirmed that current studies
being done by the National Institute of Health show that the cause of Autism
has been linked to a toxin invading the embryo's brain stem at as early as
twenty days after conception. The NIH had not yet identified the toxin, but
thanks to John Erb's discovery, they now know the direction in which to
focus their research.

"The sooner people know that MSG can cause ADHD and Autism in their
unborn children, the sooner they can take steps to avoid being another
victim of the steadily increasing numbers of these disorders," John Erb
states.
Autism, unheard of before 1950, (MSG was introduced to the American diet in
1948) has now risen to epidemic proportions, with one in every 200 children
born with the affliction.

"There may be a genetic component deciding who is stricken with ADHD and
Autism, otherwise when you consider the rampant use of MSG in today's diet,
every child would be born with either ADHD or Autism. But if the growth
curve keeps going the way it has, it won't be long before this is the case."

MSG has been hidden in food ingredient lists as hydrolyzed vegetable
protein, autolyzed yeast extract, soy protein isolate, and many other names.
Every year, the amount of this substance hidden in foods rises
astronomically. Just because the name MSG does not appear on the label,
does not mean that the food does not contain the excitotoxin glutamate.

"People should demand that the food industry, both restaurants and food
manufacturers, remove the added glutamate in all its forms from anything we
ingest," John Erb states emphatically. "The fact that they add it to make
us addicted to their food is appalling enough, but considering it is doing
terrible damage to our children, for that there is no excuse. The sooner
these
corporations are held accountable for poisoning us, the sooner we can
eradicate ADHD and Autism from the maternity wards across the nation."

To order John and Michelle Erb's book please visit their website at:
http://www.spofamerica.com/


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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on February 17, 2004 at 06:37:54:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

of course, the 1950's was when vaccine programs took off, so those also might be causative as to learning disorders and autism. Or, the synergistic effect of msg and a vaccine assaulted immune system might be to blame.The Japanese ave much fewer learning disabilities and they rejected our pertussis vaccine and deveoped their own. They also have the lowest rate of type 1 diabetes among industrialized nations (pertussis vaccine is possibily causative of type 1).

It seems genetic engineering and spraying veggies with msg are just ways of bringing vegetarians into the fold of bad health- is the medical profession losing so many patients to diet therapy that this is necessary?
I'm not super religious, but our new gods, the scientists, seem to do a lot more harm than the old ones. I've recently read that type 2 diabetes is hitting kids as young as 9, and no mention of race. Seems like only 2-3 years ago, the articles said it was affecting people of color as young as 12-this is an awfully quick change in the stats. Puberty hits white girls as early as age 8 and black girls as early as age 7-according to the Accelerated Aging Syndrome described by MD's Calvin and Agatha Thrash, this will cut some years off life expectancy.
Cancer and Diabetes are being predicted as affecting one in three people in this country, will it soon be one in two?
Is there anyway to turn this around, or has Science doomed the human race to extinction?

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Posted by Aston [31.231] on February 17, 2004 at 09:23:59:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

I have found out with my children msg is a no-no! Hyperactive is an understatement..

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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by peterb [17.14] on February 17, 2004 at 09:45:37:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

Walt, it's a lot like avoiding fluoride, almost impossible without farming for oneself. Very sad. It's good to see you getting back to your old self.

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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 09:56:03:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

According to a book I have, Auxi-grow is even being sprayed on organically grown vegetables!

Additional info on MSG:

www.nomsg.com

Books:
Excitotoxins, the Taste That Kills

Battling the "MSG Myth": A Survival Guide and Cookbook

ANTIDOTE
There is an antidote, if you have accidentally ingested MSG and are experiencing a reaction. Immediately drink about 1 tablespoon of Kyolic LIQUID garlic in 6-8 ounces of warm water. Garlic capsules do not work--it has to be the Kyolic liquid. It tastes nasty, but it crosses the blood-brain barrier and it DOES work to stop a reaction. I carry my bottle with me if I eat out or go to someone else's home. I have stopped several reactions this way, including a reaction to artifically flavored/colored dental prophy paste (I now accept only the unflavored plain pumice for my polishing my teeth).

Nutmeg



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Sapphire [422.891] on February 17, 2004 at 15:17:16:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

When I was at an Asian restaurant recently, I requested no MSG. The owner and I were talking, and she told me that in her country, they think it's laughable when they hear Americans are sensitive/allergic to MSG, since it is a staple of their diet, like the way we use salt.

I wonder if Asians are as sensitive as Americans are, if they are getting ADHD and autism at they same rate that Americans are? Maybe since we hardly don't use it as much as the Asians do, we really notice the side effects aftere eating an Asian meal. But since they eat it all the time, their symptoms are "masked" as is often the case with food allergies. Or perhaps genetically they are not susceptible to the side-effects of MSG? Maybe if they've eaten it for eons, they have evolved to not be affected by it like we are. I wonder when MSG was first used in Asia?

Sapphire



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg

Posted by Matylda [1283.919] on February 17, 2004 at 16:26:47:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 09:56:03:

Hi,
thanks for links. Do you know if Suprime Tonic can be used as an antidote ,too? I made a big jar of it.
Matylda



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Marion [1238.376] on February 17, 2004 at 16:31:48:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

Hi Walt -
I stopped using MSG years ago. I used to buy it in the spice aisle because many of my recipes called for it.
However, I started hearing about friends who said they were "allergic" to it. One fainted each time he went to a Chinese restaurant. Then my son, who was only 6 at the time, got very dizzy and felt sick each time we went to a Chinese restaurant. Both my friend and my son had diabetes (still do). then I read about other similar cases where the person did not have diabetes; Soon restaurants started advertising "no msg", which was comforting. MSG should have been banned then (the year was around 1973, I think). I have assumed that restaurants had stopped using it! But now the article says it is being used to spray plants??? I plan to write to the FDA, for all the good it will do, but it will make me feel better.
I'm not at all surprised that it has been connected to autism and ADD. It could be the culprit in many other problems both children and adults have in my opinion.

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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Carol D. [634.155] on February 17, 2004 at 16:42:09:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Sapphire [422.891] on February 17, 2004 at 15:17:16:

MSG is naturally occurring in many types of food. I don't know for sure but am doubting that people in Asian countries add extra MSG to their foods. It could be the amount that Americans are getting exposed to since it is used an additive in so many things.



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Sapphire [422.891] on February 17, 2004 at 18:41:27:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Carol D. [634.155] on February 17, 2004 at 16:42:09:

I thought they added it to food as a spice the same way we add salt.

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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Martin [53.934] on February 17, 2004 at 19:20:47:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on February 17, 2004 at 06:20:15:

Dr Stoll,
thank you for the article.
I am shocked to discover glutamic acid is MSG! It is a major ingredient in the protein shake I use daily. But how can that be?? It says it is composed only of whey protein isolates, hydrolyzed whey protein conentrate, natural vanilla flavor and free form amino acids (l-glutamine, l-leucine, l-isoleucine, l-valine)??



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 21:04:31:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg posted by Matylda [1283.919] on February 17, 2004 at 16:26:47:

Hi Mathylda,

Seems like I saw a post about that once that listed the ingredients, but I don't remember the details. Does it contain a lot of liquid garlic, or maybe fresh garlic? You could certainly try it if you get hit with something and see how it goes!

I do find the liquid garlic works very quickly and I get relief in just a few minutes. Getting relief from all that garlic takes a little longer...LOL! I've even used the liquid garlic to stop a chemical sensitivity reaction from a strong fragrance like perfume, exhaust, etc. It seems to work against anything that crosses the blood/brain barrier and acts as a neurotoxin.

Wishing you the best,
Nutmeg



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 21:09:37:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Carol D. [634.155] on February 17, 2004 at 16:42:09:

I think I read somewhere that the sea vegetable kombu naturally contains a lot of free glutamate, or free glutamate is created when the kombu is processed/prepared into flavoring. I believe kombu is dried and powdered and used a lot in traditional Asian cooking. Hopefully someone who really knows will chime in here!

Nutmeg

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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 21:18:30:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Martin [53.934] on February 17, 2004 at 19:20:47:

Hi Martin,

Your amino acids (including l-glutamine) are probably OK, but the natural flavor and whey protein isolates may contain MSG. You'd have to contact the company that makes it to find out for sure. The hydrolyzed whey protein concentrate may be a problem--anything that is hydrolyzed or autolyzed always contains MSG because of the way it is processed. See the MSG myth link I posted below for more information on all the names MSG goes by so you can make informed choices. That said, you may not be sensitive to MSG, or the product may not contain enough MSG to bother you, even if you are sensitive. Still, it would be nice if labels clearly spelled out what you're putting in your body!

Wishing you the best,
Nutmeg



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Martin [53.934] on February 18, 2004 at 11:54:05:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 21:18:30:

Hey Nutmeg,
thanks for the reply.
if i don't have an overt reaction to MSG does that mean i should be ok. i have been taking this supplement for a while now and i have not noticed any reaction so far.

thanks again

martin



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 18, 2004 at 12:25:02:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive posted by Martin [53.934] on February 18, 2004 at 11:54:05:

Hi Martin,

If you have concerns, you should look into the side effects and reactions, since you could be having subtle reactions and just not realize it. Is it something you want to keep putting in your body on a regular basis? Only you can judge that for yourself!

I know I'm sensitive, having had several extreme reactions and other milder, but still unpleasant, reactions, so I choose to avoid it in any amount. I believe it is irresponsible and dangerous for food manufacturers and restaurant cooks to use it, period. Good, well-prepared food does not need enhancement with an addictive substance to taste good. Purchasing and consuming products with MSG sends a message that says...we like it...give us more.

Nutmeg

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Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg

Posted by Matylda [1283.919] on February 20, 2004 at 07:34:09:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 17, 2004 at 21:04:31:

Nutmeg,
the tonic contains:
- garlic
- ginger
- onion
- very hot peppers( i use cayenne pepper)
- horseredish
- apple cider vinegar
All fresh products. I hope i didn't forget anything.
It works like a charm for flues.
Matylda



Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg

Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on February 20, 2004 at 11:35:38:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest. (Autism and ADHD) Archive/Nutmeg posted by Matylda [1283.919] on February 20, 2004 at 07:34:09:

Sounds wicked! Enjoy :)

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