Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock has written a book called ‘The Taste That Kills’ which explains the way that artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers like MSG and aspartame damage and lead to the destruction of the brain. Dr. Blaylock coined the term ‘excitotoxin’ to describe the way that certain amino acids like MSG (monosodium glutamate) and aspartic acid (aspartame) actually excite the cells in our brains literally to death.
Excitotoxins have been proven to be linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as parkinson’s and alzheimers through the work of people like Dr. Olney. Neurotoxins like MSG and aspartame can also compromise the blood brain barrier in sensitive or compromised individuals which in turn affects the nervous system.
If the damage done to the brain isn’t enough to keep you away from these dangerous additives, realize that they also have the ability to increase free radical production in the body. Free radicals are what damage organs and tissue that allow for diseases such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer and coronary artery disease to accelerate.
There have been over 10,000 reports documenting the adverse reactions such as seizures (including death) from the use of aspartame, with migraines being the most frequently reported reactions.
Watch the video below for a more comprehensive explanation of the dangers of aspartame artificial sweetener (Nutrasweet, Equal), and MSG flavor enhancer (in just about every packaged product on the market) to understand the risk you take when you consume these artificial additives to your packaged and processed foods.