MSG Is Behind American Obesity
I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing
the massive obesity epidemic. So did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University
of Waterloo, and spent years working for the government.
Erb made an amazing discovery while going through scientific
journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America. In hundreds of studies around the world,
scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies.
No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so the scientists
have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with a chemical when they are first born.
The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and humans?) to become obese They even have a title
for the race of fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats."
I was shocked too. I went to my kitchen, checking the
cupboards and the fridge.
MSG was in everything! The Campbell's soups, the Hostess
Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared
meals, Kraft salad dressings, especially the 'healthy low fat' ones. The items that didn't have MSG had something called Hydrolyzed
Vegetable Protein, which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate. It was shocking to see just how many of the foods
we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. They hide MSG under many different names in order to fool those
who catch on.
But it didn't stop there. When our family went out to
eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items had MSG. Many employees, even the managers, swore they didn't use
MSG. But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant,
even the sit down ones like TGIF, Chilis', Applebees and Denny's use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be
the WORST offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing and gravy. No wonder I loved to eat that coating on the
skin, their secret spice was MSG!
So why is MSG in so may of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative
or a vitamin?
Not according to my friend John. In the book he wrote,
an expose of the food additive industry called The Slow Poisoning of America, (http://www.spofamerica.com), he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body.
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers
lobby group supporting MSG at http://www.msgfacts.com/facts/msgfact12.html explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more. A study of elderly people showed that people
eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobby group says eating more benefits the elderly, but
what does it do to the rest of us?
'Betcha can't eat just one', takes on a whole new meaning
where MSG is concerned!
And we wonder why the nation is overweight? The MSG manufacturers
themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people
eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.
Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity,
it is an addictive substance: NICOTINE for FOOD!
Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty
years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the prepackaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods we are tempted
to eat everyday.
The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added
to food. They claim it's safe to eat in any amount.
How can they claim it is safe when there are hundreds
of scientific studies with titles like these:
--The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model
for the study of exercise in obesity. Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT,
Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol.
--Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic
serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats. Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori RC, Nascimento
CM, Ribeiro Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug
--Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate
treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: an animal model of multiple risk factors. Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K,
Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima
Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar
--Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium
glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity. Tanaka K, Shimada M, Nakao K, Kusunoki Exp Neurol.
Yes, that last study was not a typo, it WAS written in
1978. Both the medical research community and food "manufaturers" have known MSG's side effects for decades!
Also there are many more studies mentioned in John Erb's
book that link MSG to Diabetes, Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer's.
But what can we do to stop the food manufactures from
dumping fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?
Even as you read this, George W. Bush and his corporate
supporters are pushing a Bill through Congress. Called the "Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act" also known as
the "Cheeseburger Bill." This sweeping law bans anyone from suing food manufacturers, sellers and distributors. Even if it
comes out that they purposely added an addictive chemical to their foods.
The Bill has already been rushed through the House of
Representatives, and is due for the same rubber stamp at Senate level. It is important that Bush and his corporate supporters
get it through before the media lets everyone know about MSG, the intentional Nicotine for food.
Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns
to one of the highest government health officials in Canada.
While sitting in the Government office, the official told him "Sure I know how bad MSG is, I wouldn't touch the stuff!" But
this top level government official refused to tell the public what he knew.
The big media doesn't want to tell the public either,
fearing legal issues with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food industry may hurt their profit margin.
So what do we do?
The food producers and restaurants have been addicting
us to their products for years, and now we are paying the price for it.
Our children should not be cursed with obesity caused
by an addictive food additive.
But what can I do about it? I'm just one voice, what can
I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while guys like Bush are insuring financial protection for the industry that is
I for one am doing something about it. I am sending this
email out to everyone I know in an attempt to show you the truth that the corporate owned politicians and media won't tell
The best way you can help save yourself and your children
from this drug-induced epidemic, is to forward this report to everyone. With any luck, it will circle the globe before Bush
can pass the Bill protecting those who poisoned us.
The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry.
Imagine if big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the whistle on Nicotine?
Blow the whistle on MSG.
If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG
is good for us, and you don't believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself. Go to the National Library of Medicine,
http://www.pubmed.com. Type in the words "MSG Obese," and read a few of the 115 medical studies that appear.
We do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and
we do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese, lethargic, addicted sheep, waiting for the slaughter.
With your help we can put an end to this, and stop the
Slow Poisoning of America. Let's save our children.
Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods
From the book 'Excitotoxins - The Taste That Kills'
By Dr. 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 them? What if you could be
shown overwhelming evidence that one of the main ingredients in this sweetener (aspartame) 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 Aspartame) so they can't be recognized?
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 to TASTE of food and the SWEETNESS of various diet products.
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, aspartame and L-cystine, are frequently
added to foods and according to FDA rules require NO LABELING AT ALL
* Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG *
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
Plant Protein Extract
Textured Protein (Including TVP)
Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
* Food Additives That FREQUENTLY Contain MSG *
Natural Beef Or Chicken Flavoring
* Food Additives That MAY Contain MSG Or Excitotoxins
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 accounts 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)
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'.
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...