MSG, ASPARTAME, AND OBESITY
(Why in the Name of Corn on the Cob is there MSG in our Vaccines?)
Treatment of neonatal mice with large, repeated doses of monosodium glutamate (MSG) produces a syndrome of obesity and endocrinological dysfunction generally attributed to a hypothalamic lesion. We have used single injections of MSG, administered on day four, to explore the lower end of the dose-response curve for this toxin. Major features of the MSG syndrome including hypophagia (trouble swallowing), obesity, hypoactivity (sluggishness), reduced pituitary protein content, decreased ovarian weight, delayed puberty and elevated plasma corticosteroid levels were obtained....... From the Abstract of a September 1986 issue of Neurobehavioral Toxicology. The study was called, "Behavioral and Endocrinological Effects of Single Injections of Monosodium Glutamate in the Mouse."
Some of the names that different forms of MSG are hidden under include MSG, Mono Sodium Glutamate, Mono Potassium Glutamate, Disodium Inositate, Glutamate, Guanylate, Glutamic Acid, Vegetable (legitimate "vegetables" will be listed by name), Protein (any kind of protein found on a food label “list of ingredients” is MSG), Extract, Gelatin, Hydrolyzed, Autolyzed, Sodium Casienate, Natural Flavor, Artificial Flavor, Flavoring or Flavored, Textured, Nutrient, Enzymes, Yeast (all kinds), Senomyx, Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Stock, Broth, Bullion (pure, 100% MSG), Whey, Isolate, Concentrate, Modified , Soy Sauce, Seasonings, Fermented, Starch, Cornstarch, Fructose, Lecithin, Carrageenan (sea weed / algae ---- big in Japan), Spices (legitimate spices, pepper, paprika, cloves, etc, will be labeled as such), Enzymes, Solids, Annatto, Gluten, and many others. With MSG, things get crazier from here.
If you look at the list found on the "Ingredients of Vaccines" page, which is found on the freakiest / scariest page of the CDC's website (HERE), you'll find among other fun things such as MERCURY (thimerosal), ALUMINUM, and FORMALDEHYDE; MSG. Once you understand what MSG does to the brain (make absolutely sure to watch Neurosurgeon, Russell Blaylock's video at the bottom of the page), you might think twice about following governmental VACCINATION recommendations. All the more troubling in light of what we know about 'MSG Obese' rats.
You see, not only have we known for decades that MSG causes behavioral problems (see quote at top of page from 1986), but we have known that it causes OBESITY as well. How does MSG cause Obesity? By affecting certain areas of the brain, most particularly the HYPOTHALAMUS. This craziness is explained perfectly in the title of a 1997 study from the Department of Physiology of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil ---- "Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)-Obese Rats Develop Glucose Intolerance and Insulin Resistance...".
Think about it for a moment; this is one heck of a combination. An intolerance to Glucose means that higher levels of blood sugar are going to give you fits. But resistance to insulin means that it takes more and more insulin to get that glucose out of your blood and into your cells. If you want to better understand why having high levels of both insulin and blood sugar in your system at the same time is really really bad news, read THIS short article.
Since rats are the test-animal of choice for doctors studying drugs; when scientists need obese rats for their study, and since there are no naturally occurring breed of rats, they must create their own. How do they do this? They inject them with MSG shortly after birth, scrambling their hypothalamus and areas of the brain that control satiety (the ability to sense 'fullness' after eating). Thus, we now have rats that eat and eat and then eat some more. If you go to PubMed and start searching terms like MSG Obese Rats, or MSG Obesity, you will find dozens (if not hundreds) of studies similar to the one quoted from at the top of the page.
MSGFacts dot com, the official site of MSG manufacturers, touts this sort of thing as one of the added benefits of MSG. This is what they say about its addictive qualities, "Studies have found that adding MSG to certain foods, such as soup and mashed potatoes, has been successful in increasing the food intake of institutionalized elderly populations." Yay! Give individuals in the 'old-folks home' MSG in their food so that they'll eat more of it. You can bet your bottom dollar that the MSG manufacturers are also aware of the evidence linking MSG to almost every neurological problem you can name (PARKINSON'S, ALZHEIMER'S, ADD / ADHD, DEPRESSION, MIGRAINE HEADACHES, ASTHMA, FIBROMYALGIA as well as a wide variety of GUT problems).
So, whether you are a lab rat or an elderly person trying to maintain their weight, just remember that MSG is going to cause you to gain weight in at least three different ways.
- It is going to cause an increase in insulin levels (INSULIN RESISTANCE) while leaving you less sensitive to Glucose (meaning you need more blood sugar to achieve the desired effect).
- It is going to scramble certain parts of your brain, particularly your hypothalamus, often times leading to various forms of SYMPATHETIC DOMINANCE.
- MSG and processed foods are extremely and purposefully addictive. When you add to this the fact that much of the foods that contain MSG could best be described as "junk food" or "junk carbs," think for a moment about the exponential nature of the ADDICTIVE POTENTIAL.
By the way, Glutamate (the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body) is intimately related to the amino acid Aspartate, which Aspartame is made from. Aspartame causes the exact same brain lesions as does Glutamate. This is why current research has shown for the better part of a decade that DIET SODA WILL ACTUALLY MAKE YOU FATTER than regular soda! To read the history of Aspartame, HERE it is.