Excitotoxins Are A Big Health Mistake
One of the biggest health mistakes that most people make is that they consume exorbitant quantities of excitotoxins.
That doesn’t even sound good does it?! An excitotoxin makes your brain think something tastes good when it doesn’t.
An excitotoxins causes your brain nerves to fire so quickly that they actually get burned out.
Excitotoxins kill brain cells.
I don’t know about you, but I need all the brain cells I can get!
Excitotoxins Cause Health Problems
There are many classes of excitotoxins. The most well-known excitotoxin is the natural flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).
MSG kills brain cells in everyone, but those who say that they are allergic to MSG are just more sensitive.
The first sign of excitotoxicity is a headache.
Excitotoxins are damaging our nervous system and causing untold health problems.
In additioin, excitotoxins do exactly the opposite of what they are intended to do. Instead of increasing satisfaction, they just create a vicious craving cycle which tells our brain…. “more food please!”
Children are at risk the most
Children are most susceptible to chemical poisoning at the ages of 3-13 because their systems are developing.
Excitotoxins are neurotoxins which everyone is allergic to, although children and the elderly may have more of a reaction than others.
Children who constantly consume excitotoxins frequently develop endrocrine or neurological problems, and compromised immune systems. These changes are usually subtle and not recognized until later in life in the form of uncontrolled violence, complex learning problems and diseases of the endocrine system or immune system.
Yeast & Excitotoxins
In a society that is aware that MSG is bad, it is amazing how many foods have excitotoxins in them.
All inactive yeast contains a certain amount of “free glutamic acid” which is (keeping things simple) what an excitotoxin is.
There are many NATURAL excitotoxins such as MSG, but that does not mean they are good for you….
There are man made excitotoxins as well.
Widely Used Excitotoxins To Watch For
Several excitotoxins which are most widely used and are poisoning you and your children include: MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, aspartame, some natural flavoring (which is really not natural, but that is a whole other topic) and most artificial flavors, as well as some bread conditioners and preservatives also.
These are the excitotoxins / food terms that you may see on ingredient lists and should try to avoid:
- monosodium glutamate
- glutamic acid (flavor)
- glutamic acid
- soy lecithin
- nutritional yeast
- yeast extract
- autolyzed yeast
- autolyzed yeast extract
- monopotassium glutamate
- calcium diglutamate
- dough conditioners
- monoammonium glutamate
- magnesium diglutamate
- hydrolyzed protein
- hydrolyzed vegetable protein
- aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal – the blue packets)
The point here is that there are many other healthy choices for your family.
Select foods which have only recognizable ingredients in the list so that you are getting real food.
Avoid excitotoxins (both natural and man made) for you and for your kid’s sake!