Monosodium Glutamate is bad for humans. It causes obesity, inflammation, migraines, and even memory loss. It is an ingredient in all “fast foods” and packaged “convenience” foods and even Starbucks coffee!
The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as “Natural Flavoring.” MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton’s and Starbucks coffee shops!
John Erb, research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America. John concluded that MSG is the “actual” chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic.
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 scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.
The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats.”
When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked the cup-boards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything; Campbell’s soups, Hostess Doritos, Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals and Kraft salad dressings, especially the “healthy low-fat” ones.
The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,” which is just another name for MSG.
It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don’t catch on. (Other names for MSG are “Accent,” “Aginomoto,” “Natural Meat Tenderizer,” etc.)
But it didn’t stop there.
When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items contained 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 were everywhere.
Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, every restaurant; even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili’s, Applebee’s 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 is MSG!
So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? John Erb, in his book, The Slow Poisoning of America, 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 explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more.
A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that MSG is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to 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 people wonder why they are overweight!
MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more than they would if MSG wasn’t added.
Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods we are tempted to eat every day.
The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food. Look who is sitting on the FDA and you will understand why. They individually receive big bucks to play “traitor” to their fellow human beings. They claim MSG is safe to eat in any amount. But look at the hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these:
“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. AHypertens 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. 1978 Oct.
No, the date of that last study was not a typo; it was published in 1978. Both the “medical research community” and “food manufacturers” have known about the side effects of MSG for decades.
Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb’s book link MSG to diabetes, migraines and headaches, autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer’s.
So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping this fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?
John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the highest government health officials in Canada. While he was 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 refuses to tell the public what he knows.
The big media doesn’t want to tell the public either, fearing issues with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food industry may hurt their profit margin. 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.
What can we do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us?
The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from this drug-induced epidemic is first become educated on MSG and its many “new” names that are constantly being created to trick those who are becoming informed. Stop buying products that contain MSG. Tell the owners of restaurants and stores why you are no longer buying their products and tell your friends to do the same.
If you are one of the few who still believes that MSG is good for you and you don’t believe what John Erb has to say, go to the National Library of Medicine at www.pubmed.com. Type in the words “MSG Obese” and read a few of the 115+ medical studies that appear there.
I for one refuse to be one of the obese, lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry’s bottom line while waiting for the heart transplant, the diabetic-induced amputation, blindness or other obesity-induced, life-threatening disorders.
Only by uniting against this global conspiracy can we put an end to this poison. Do your part in getting this message out by word of mouth, e-mail or by distribution of this website to your friends all over the world. Together, let’s stop this “Slow Poisoning of Mankind” by the packaged food industry.
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