Excitotoxins – The Style That Kills – (A Evaluate of Chapter 3, How MSG Kills Mind Cells)

Based on the creator, Dr. Blaylock, “Excitotoxins” are particular amino acids, resembling glutamate and aspartate (that are generally present in MSG and Nutrasweet). These “Excitotoxins” are added to processed meals to boost the style. Usually they act as neurotransmitters within the mind and spinal wire. Nonetheless, when these frequent meals components are consumed (by consuming sure processed meals) extreme quantities can develop which kill sure neurons within the mind by inflicting them to fireside repeatedly (and needlessly) till they die.

How do they do that? Dr. Blaylock explains that there are two issues. First, we should perceive that glutamate is generally within the mind and use to sign a neuron when it’s time to fireplace. When it’s completed there’s a mobile mechanism which transfers extra glutamate again into the encompassing glial cells. The glial cells encase the neurons within the mind and provide them with power (within the type of ATP). The quantity of power required to do that could be very excessive. This factors to the primary downside which is that in a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) situation there’s not sufficient ATP current to switch the glutamate. Within the fixed presence of glutamate the neurons fireplace repeatedly till they die.

Particularly, as part of the sign course of, glutamate and aspartate act as a type of key to unlock calcium channels into the neuron which chemically provoke the neurons to fireside (their regular activity). The mobile calcium pump activates which take away the calcium. That is the second downside. The calcium pump requires an amazing quantity of power additionally. In a hypoglycemic situation these calcium pumps fail to function permitting the neurons to fireside repeatedly till they die.

The answer could appear to be to eat extra so that there’s by no means a hypoglycemic state. This may increasingly appear potential, however the actuality is that (as Dr. Blaylock factors out) the FDA has allowed the meals business to incorporate these “excitotoxins” in so many hidden kinds that the buyer is probably not conscious that they’re truly consuming the identical substances that they normally attempt to keep away from (MSG.) This large consumption of glutamates and aspartates could also be inconceivable to beat with regular mind processes. A food regimen wealthy in pure unprocessed meals is essential.

The one true resolution is to keep away from consuming “excitotoxins.” Dr. Blaylock factors out in Appendix 1 different frequent meals components which have hidden sources of MSG. These embrace: Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Hydrolyzed Plant Protein, Hydrolyzed Protein, Sodium Caseinate, Calcium Caseinate, Yeast Extract, Textured Protein, Autolyzed Yeast and Hydrolyzed Oat Flour. Some meals components could have MSG embrace: Malt Extract, Malt Flavoring, Bouillon, Broth, Inventory, Flavoring, Pure Flavoring, Pure Beef or Rooster Flavorings and seasoning.