MSG, Cinnamon, and Bad, Bad Food

(c) 2011, Written by Will Blesch

Asian food is one of my favorites. I love going to Chinese buffets, I love going to sushi places, and I love Mongolian barbecue joints where they cook your food in front of you.

It’s awesome. The bad part is that it is a well known fact that almost all of these restaurants use MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. Actually, to be perfectly blunt…almost all processed foods inAmericahave one form of MSG or another added to them. Often, it’s added in under a very sneaky name so that you won’t know that the company has actually added MSG to the product.

Some other names companies use to fly MSG in under your radar are the following:

“soy extract, natural flavoring, carrageenan, and hydrolyzed proteins.”

Why is all of this bad?

It’s bad because MSG (no matter what you call it) is a neurotoxin that kills brain cells. It also has been shown to increase one’s chances of becoming obese.

According to Dr. Blaylock, “MSG destroys neurons in the hypothalamus of the brain that the hormone leptin, which regulates metabolism and appetite, needs to control obesity.”

Great. So MSG can cause you to become both fat, stupid and possibly dead. Great product. Wonderful!

Despite knowing this, the FDA allows food manufacturers to include it, as I mentioned above, in almost all processed foods. So, what do you do when you are dying for wanton soup?

Well, at least one study has shown that cinnamon extract blocks the brain killing effects of glutamate. (Phytotherapy Research)

Outside of grabbing cinnamon bark off the tree and chewing it each time you want an egg roll, you could also consider taking a cinnamon supplement, or a supplement that contains cinnamon on a daily basis.
It is very hard inAmerica to avoid all processed foods. Thus, it is hard to avoid MSG consumption altogether. A great way to try and counter balance that intake is to make sure you are taking an MSG antidote.

Just one brand that carries cinnamon in their supplements and which I urge you to google for more information are: Gene-Eden formula VX-101.

There are many other brands out there, but the above not only helps guard against MSG brain death, but all the ingredients are also natural antivirals…and so help to lower the numbers of latent viruses many people are chronicly infected with.

My advice…stear clear of MSG unless you, like me, have insane cravings for Chicken Lo Mein. Then be smart about it and make sure you do something to counter the poison you’re downing.

Then enjoy.

References:

Shimada Y, Goto H, Kogure T, Kohta K, Shintani T, Itoh T, Terasawa K., “Extract prepared from the bark of Cinnamomum cassia Blume prevents glutamate-induced neuronal death in cultured cerebellar granule cells.” Phytotherapy Research,14 Sept. 2000

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