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Did you know there are substances, food additives that destroy your brain cells and are linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, brain tumors and seizures? Do you drink diet sodas? Do you eat “fat free” foods? Do you consume artificial sweeteners? You might want to reconsider what you’re putting in your body.

Do you read your food package labels, before you buy the food?  Perhaps you should.

Many years ago, shortly after it came on the market, I heard that Nutrasweet was very toxic. Initially, I found that hard to believe. I thought for sure if it was toxic, the FDA wouldn’t have approved it. But years later, while watching a 60 minute program on brain tumors, and the link between I was surprised to discover the story behind its approval and the harmful effects it had on humans.

Initially the FDA initially refused to approve aspartame, but later did, without any additional research or proof that it was safe for human consumption?

CBS’ 60 Minutes" television program in December of 1996 pointed out that the alarming rise in brain tumors in the United States was in direct proportion to the rise in the use of aspartame in the United States since aspartame was allowed to be introduced into foods and beverages by the FDA around l981. After viewing that program, I have not touched a food product or diet drink containing aspartame! Prior to that I drank a huge number of Diet Cokes daily, and sweetened most all my foods and beverages with it.

Another very concerning additive that’s in many processed food products is MSG-monosodium glutamate.  Glutamate, is an amino acid that’s proven to be an excitotoxin.  Excitoxins, are substances that overstimulate brain cells that causes the stimulation of a particular gene, that triggers its death.  MSG has been added to foods since the 1950s, and research has shown that it over stimulates the same areas of the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ADD, and other serious brain disorders.

Research studies have also determined that exposure before birth, during infancy and childhood in all animals exposed is linked to adult obesity, aggressive violent behavior, high cholesterol levels and other illnesses.

MSG is also linked to severe damage of the retina ( a part of the eye).

Other names for MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

Carragenan

Yeast extract

Natural flavors

Hydolyzed Protein Extract

More Information:

I’d encourage you to set aside the time and watch this outstanding lecture given by Russell Blaylock, MD, a retired neurosurgeon, author and lecturer.  He eloquently explains the history, activity and toxicity, and dangers of MSG.

Here’s a link to the 60 Minute segment How Sweet Is It?

Deadly deception:

http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/deadly_deception.htm

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