This kind of thing does NOT have to happen. The science is there.
If we have it, so does the government. Aspartame and MSG are poisons.
Why are we being exposed to so many poisons in the products we consume?
Why do these poisons have government approval? LOBBYISTS is the
answer. And they are like freckles and adipose tissue, they are not
going to go away. So it's up to you to head them off at the pass!

The answers to those questions are exactly as complex as the number of
humans involved in developing, producing, marketing, administrating and
regulating the poison: The humans who promote or enable the consumption
of a poison have their own reasons for doing so.

Some do it for an hourly wage; some do it to make their stockholders
happy; some do it to reap the benefits of a sick society.

Regardless, it's your body.

The following is excerpted from the book, "Excitotoxins - The Taste That
Kills." By Russell Blaylock, MD:

"What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food
could cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could
effect how your children's nervous systems formed during development so
that in later years they may have learning or emotional difficulties?

" What if there was scientific evidence that these chemicals could
permanently damage a critical part of the brain known to control
hormones so that later in life your child might have endocrine problems?
How would you feel?

"Suppose evidence was presented to you strongly suggesting that the
artificial sweetener in your diet soft drink may cause brain tumors to
develop and that the number of brain tumors reported since the
introduction of this widespread introduction of this artificial
sweetener has risen dramatically? Would that affect your decision to
drink these products and especially to allow your children to drink

"What if you could be shown overwhelming evidence that one of the main
ingredients in this sweetener (aspartate) could cause the same brain
lesions as MSG? Would that affect your buying decisions?

"And finally, what if it could be demonstrated that all of these types
of chemicals, called excitotoxins, could possibly aggravate or even
precipitate many of today's epidemic neurodegenerative brain diseases
such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, ALS, and Alzheimer's
disease? Would you be concerned if you knew that these excitotoxin food
additives are a particular risk if you have diabetes, or have ever had a
stroke, brain injury, brain tumor, seizure, or have suffered from
hypertension, meningitis, or viral encephalitis?

"Would you also be upset to learn that many of the brain lesions caused
by these products in your children are irreversible and can result from
a SINGLE exposure of these products in sufficient concentration? How
would you feel when you learn the food industry hides and disguises
these excitotoxin additives (MSG and Aspartate) so they can't be
recognized? Incredulous? Enraged?

"The fact is many foods are labeled as having "No MSG" but in fact not
only contain MSG but also are laced with other excitotoxins of equal
potency and danger. All of the above are true. And all of these well
known brain toxins are poured into our food and drink by the thousands
of tons to boost sales. These additives have NO OTHER purpose other than
to enhance the TASTE of food and the SWEETNESS of various diet products.
Hidden Sources of MSG As discussed previously, the glutamate (MSG)
manufacturers and the processed food industries are always on a quest to
disguise the MSG added to food.

"Below is a partial list of the most common names for disguised MSG.
Remember also that the powerful excitotoxins, aspartate and L-cystine,
are frequently added to foods and, according to FDA rules, require NO

Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG:
Monosodium Glutamate
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
:Hydrolyzed vegetable protien is a special case and deserves a closer
look.The manufacturing processis a series of chemical processes; first
boiling vegetables in sulfuric acid for several hours,
then neutralizing the acid with a caustic soda( an alkalinizing agent often
used to make soap)'and then drying the resulting
brown sludge. Additional MSG may then be added as well to the fine brown
powder. The result is marketed as hydrolized
vegetable protien. Skipping some text to the next paragraph: Incredibly the
FDA does not regulate how much carcinogens
allowed in hydrolized vegetable protien, or the amount of hyrolized
vegetable protien allowed to be added to food products.
This substance poses an even greater danger than MSG itself.
Hydrolyzed Protein
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
Plant Protein Extract
Sodium Caseinate
Calcium Caseinate
Yeast Extract
Textured Protein (Including TVP)
Autolyzed Yeast
Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
Corn Oil

Food Additives That FREQUENTLY Contain MSG:
Malt Extract
Malt Flavoring
Bouillon Broth
Stock Flavoring
Natural Flavors/Flavoring
Natural Beef Or Chicken Flavoring

Food Additives That MAY Contain MSG Or Excitotoxins: Carrageenan Enzymes
Soy Protein Concentrate
Soy Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Concentrate

Also: Protease Enzymes of various sources can release excitotoxin amino
acids from food proteins.

Aspartame - An Intense Source Of Excitotoxins Aspartame is a sweetener
made from two amino acids, phenylalanine and the excitotoxin aspartate.
It should be avoided at all costs. Aspartame complaints account for
approximately 70 percent of ALL complaints to the FDA.

It is implicated in everything from blindness to headaches to
convulsions. Sold under dozens of brand names such as NutraSweet and
Equal, aspartame breaks down within 20 minutes at room temperature into
several primary toxic and dangerous ingredients: 1. DKP
(diketopiperazine) (When ingested, converts to a near duplicate of a
powerful brain tumor causing agent) 2. Formic Acid (ant venom) 3.
Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) 4. Methanol (causes blindness...
extremely dangerous substance)

Common Examples: Diet soft drinks, sugar free gums, sugar free Kool Aid,
Crystal Light, childrens' medications, and thousands of other products
claiming to be 'low calorie', 'diet', or 'sugar free'.

Even natural flavorings on the ingredient list of a product can be a
cover for aspartame and/or MSG.

*** A Final Note: Dr. Blaylock recounted a meeting with a senior
executive in the food additive industry who told him point blank that
these excitotoxins are going to be in our food no matter how many name
changes are necessary. from The Idaho Observer 4-2-3