Dr Witt Dr McGarrah Chiropractic Associates of Bedford

MSG – Friend or Foe

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 affect how your children’s nervous system forms 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 soda 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 them?  What if you could be shown overwhelming evidence that one of the main ingredients in this sweetener (aspartate) could cause the 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.

Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG

Monosodium Glutamate Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed Protein Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
Calcium Caseinate Yeast Extract
Textured Protein (Including TVP) Autolyzed Yeast
Hydrolyzed Oat Flour Corn Oil

Food Additives That FREQUENTLY Contain MSG

Malk Extract Malt Flavoring
Bouillon Broth
Stock Flavoring
Natural Flavors/Flavoring Natural Beef or Chicken Flavoring
Seasoning Spices

Food Additives that MAY Contain MSG or Excitotoxins

Carrageenan Enzymes
Soy Proteins Concentrates Soy Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Concentrate


Chiropractic Associates of Bedford
Dr. Michael McGarrah and Dr. Robin Witt
3004 Highway 121, Bedford, TX
817-283-5333 or 817-283-4088
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