Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MONO-SODIUM GLUTAMATE (msg) is a slow poison, its cover up

----- Original Message ----- From: "stefanie bowie"
To: "peter & rachel"
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:32 PM
Subject: MSG cover-up

: MSG cover-up

MSG The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is
a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as
"Natural Flavouring." MSG is even in your
favourite coffee from Tim Horton's and other brand-name
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 a ssistant 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: "MSGtreated Rats."

MSG was in everything -- the Campbell 's soups,
the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavoured 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 here 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 cla im 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
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 obes ity." 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.
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 insuring financial protection for the
industry that is poisoning us? This message is going out to
everyone I know in an attempt to tell you the truth that the
corporate-owned politicians and media won't tell you.
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 aiting 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.
Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, so get
the word out.


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