What are excitotoxins? They are food additives that over stimulate the neurons of the brain causing brain damage.
Have you ever felt like when you are eating unhealthy foods, you could not stop eating them????? You have eaten enough food, but your brain says you are still hungry. The link between obesity and these artificial preservatives is very strong. Excitotoxins harm the normal function of the brain that disrupts the appetite control system. In addition to overeating these ingredients damage brain cells and interfere with the central nervous system and hormonal system.
Excitotoxins are in foods people eat everyday such as diet sodas, packaged foods, gum and much more! They contain MSG (Monosodium glutamate) and/or aspartame. MSG reads many ways on a food label such as monosodium, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sodium caseinate, yeast extract and more! Food additives that frequently contain MSG are malt extract, bouillon, broth, natural flavors, spices and many more! Aspartame is in diet drinks, diet sodas, sugar free foods, gum, children’s medications and many more. On another note, aspartame turns to formaldehyde in your body!
I encourage you to go home tonight and read your labels in your pantry! It can be difficult to know what foods are good for you. Ask me about shopping for healthy foods. We will even come to your home to help you create a healthy pantry.
“The consequences of consuming excitotoxins?”
v Obesity and sugar cravings
v Headaches, dizziness, ringing in ears and muscle/joint pain
v Damages genetic cells and central nervous system
v Can lead to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
v Increased risk for convulsions and seizures
v Memory loss and concentration deficit
v Depression and anxiety
**This article was written by Dr. Sharon Price, PhD, CN Nutritional Direction – 817-283-4424 www.nutritionaldirection.com
REFERENCE: Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD. >From the book “The Taste That Kills”.