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Central Florida Raw Food Connection Message Board › Article on MSG.......Check This OUt!

Article on MSG.......Check This OUt!

Chef O.
o-raw
Group Organizer
Winter Park, FL
Post #: 274
A friend forwarded me this article I think you'll find interesting. I welcome your comments! I have to paste it in 2 postings.

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!
>
> I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive
> obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a
> research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada ,

> and 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 .'
>
> 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 cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything -- the
> Campbell 's soups, the Hostess Doritos, the 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 Monosodium Glutamate.
>
> 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 was MSG!
>
> So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative,
> or a vitamin?
>
> Not according to my friend 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 it 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 we wonder why the nation is 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 of it 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 everyday.
>
> The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food.
> They claim it's safe to eat in any amount. But how can they claim
> it's safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles
> like these:
>
> 'The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of

> exercise in obesity.' Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA.

> Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.
>
> 'Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin
> release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats.'
> Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro.
> Brain Res Bull.
> 2002 Aug.
>
> '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.
> Hypertens 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.
>
Chef O.
o-raw
Group Organizer
Winter Park, FL
Post #: 275
Part 2

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?
>
> Several months ago, 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.
>
> But what can I do about it? I'm just one voice!
> What can I do to
> stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are ensuring

> 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 to forward this article to everyone.
> With any luck, it will circle the globe before politicians can pass
> the legislation protecting those who are poisoning us.
>
> The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry. Imagine if
> big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the
> whistle on nicotine?
>
> If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for
> us and you don't believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself.

> 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.
>
> We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we
> do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of 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.
>
> With your help we can put an end to this poison. Do your part in
> sending this message out by word of mouth, e-mail, or by distribution
> of this printout to your friends all over the world and stop this
> 'Slow Poisoning of Mankind' by the packaged food industry.
>
Karen
rawfoodchica
Orlando, FL
Post #: 4
How scary is that! Articles like this just continue to encourage me on my raw food walk. Thank you for posting it Chef Olive, and I'll be posting it on my myspace today.
Chef O.
o-raw
Group Organizer
Winter Park, FL
Post #: 277
Karen you have a my space and are not a friend of mine? You never hit the link under my name and saw me? I've been there a few years now.........

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A former member
Post #: 1
Thanks for the wonderful ,informative article on the dangers of MSG.You are the greatest.
Chef O.
o-raw
Group Organizer
Winter Park, FL
Post #: 280
Thanks for your 1st post Rita, give us many more!
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