Headache specialist Dr. David Buchholz is certain MSG causes migraines for literally millions of people. MSG can directly worsen autism, attention deficit disorder, and hyperactivity. MSG can cause the brain to be miswired especially in the womb and the first few years of life. That damage to brain connections can mess up any aspect of brain function from the control of hormones, to behavior, and intelligence.
Tag: alzheimer’s disease
Now let’s go a little bit into the history of excitotoxicity and how this all came about. In Japan they used a flavoring substance for their food called kombu or sea tangle. And this is a seaweed when you dry it you can grind it up. put it in your food and it greatly enhances the taste of the food and that’s been used for a thousand years. No one really knew why it enhanced the taste of food, until 1908 when a research chemist by the name of Ikeda, examined kombu and he discovered that the taste enhancing compound was glutamate. You may have heard of monosodium glutamate, or MSG, well that’s the active compound glutamate. ..because it enhances the taste by stimulating certain cells in the brain and the tongue.
Mercury has long been known to be a potent neurotoxic substance. Whether it is inhaled, or consumed in the diet as a food contaminate. Over the past 15 years medical laboratories have established that dental amalgam tooth fillings are a major contributor to mercury body burden. In 1997 a team of research scientists demonstrated that mercury inhalation by animals produced a molecular lesion in brain protein metabolism which was similar to a lesion seen in 80% of alzheimer’s diseased brains.