Russell L. Blaylock, MD, has written Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills,1 in which he explains that certain amino acids when overly abundant in the brain can. According to Russell L. Blaylock, a neurosurgeon and author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, excitotoxins have also been linked to human neurological. Excitotoxins are everywhere, Blaylock said, hidden in food additives like MSG and aspartame, causing ailments like cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s.

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In particular, glutamate, aspartate, and cysteine are three amino acids that excite our neurons and can be called “excitotoxins. Panic struck and the American Dental Association had to ask dentists not to remove perfectly safe fillings from needlessly scared patients.

This too will add to the damage. Not only have many experiments shown that excitotoxins such as MSG in the diet cause major endocrine problems but also an experiment giving MSG to pregnant mice has shown similar injuries in the offspring, confirming that glutamate passes across the barrier of the placenta and enters the fetal bloodstream.

It is sort of like lightning hitting the power line outside your house and burning up all of the appliances connected to that line. My suggestion is to do some research on the internet to find out more about this. Takeaway – avoid Excitohoxins and aspartame like the plague!

Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills

June 21, at 4: Citing over five hundred scientific studies, Excitotoxins explores the dangers of aspartame, MSG and other substances added to our food. Strangely however, I disagree with some of the author’s bkaylock regarding original MSG.

He also mentions that the excitotoxin “cysteine can easily penetrate the intact blood-brain barrier and that hydrolyzed vegetable protein contains cysteine. Also a little dated by now, 17 years later.

Ecxitotoxins these diseases develop very slowly, Dr.

The cause was in their diet of flour made from the seed of the false sago palm cycadwhich has poisonous constituents. This is an amazing book from which I have learned so many things about the brain, the body and the things that make us sick. This review is my opinion. It is filled with so much information about the brain, neurons, food, and excitotoxins. Inhe published new strategies for surgically removing brain tumors and treating hydrocephalus.


This was a very informative read, with chilling implications about the destructive power of excititoxins in the human body, but the author spent so much time making this book into a primer on brain function that he nearly lost his own point. And finally, does this quack really believe his own crap? This was repeated several times, each time using fresh water. And yet, he believes he can evaluate fringe medical theories in these and other areas — even when the scientific establishment and relevant regulatory agencies contradict him.

Blaylock explains in detail and with excellent illustrations exactly which areas of the brain are involved in the neurodegenerative diseases: NOHA Board Member Adrienne Samuels, PhD, has carefully studied the research on “glutamic acid found in all hydrolyzed protein productsaspartic acid found in aspartameand L-cysteine currently used as a dough conditioner and proposed for use as a color preservative for fresh fruit.

He lectures widely to both lay and professional medical audiences on a variety of nutritional subjects. Does it cause dementia? This could explain why some people cannot diet away their obesity.

So too, flavour enhancing food additives have no place in the foods we eat. This book provided adequate and fundamental information regarding excitotoxins to the point where I feel comfortable defining the terms for others. Diseases we thought we had destroyed, like whooping cough and measlesare spreading and killing vulnerable kids.

Blaylock cites research indicating that Alzheimer’s patients may suffer from reactive hypoglycemia. Mar 22, Elentarri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

It was about the dangers of monosodium glutamate, or MSG, the target of a health scare that started with a letter to the editor written by a doctor who was mistaken for a medical opinion.

Together they developed the transcallosal removal of intraventricular tumors, which is still used today. Blood-Brain Barrier The second major way in which the neurons are usually protected involves the circulatory system in the brain, which has blood vessel walls that allow certain chemicals to enter the brain while excluding others—the so-called blood-brain barrier. Natives of Guam who immigrated to the United States and were no longer exposed to any of the cycad flour still developed the neurodegenerative diseases years later at ten to fifteen times the American rate.


Excitotoxinss is concerned about many situations that can result in low blood sugar with the consequent reduced brain energy level and ability to detoxify excitotoxins. Antibiotics and Food Allergies. One can only wonder if the large excitotoxxins of people having difficulty with obesity in the United States is related to early exposure to food additive excitotoxins since this obesity is one excjtotoxins the most consistent features of the syndrome [MSG exposure].

The Food and Drug Administration noted that while there is evidence that consuming 3 grams of MSG at a time without food may cause mild, short-lived adverse symptoms, this is unlikely given that most servings are around. Excitotoxins is a valuable contribution exfitotoxins the understanding of the brain and the need to protect it from assaults that result in various health problems and diseases. In the introduction the author states that the book is “written mainly for the lay public, but also for those trained in medical science and biology”.

Like many others, Blaylock enthusiastically picked up the anti-vaxxer party line. Aug 20, Veronica rated it liked it. Should food manufacturers cut back?

For the past 25 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. Excitotixins many other books to read. Activating the appropriate enzymes for this process requires a great deal of energy, which, if unavailable, will result in the continual exposure of the neurons to the excitatory glutamate, injuring them and finally, if the energy deficit persists, the neurons will die. The prescribed diet of choice for the hypoglycemic is: Advice seems to be that it is just best to avoid them.

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Anna Strunecka, who co-authored articles with Blaylock for several years — articles that were dismissed here in the U. We know that lead exposure can easily disrupt the blood-brain barrier. Inhe published Natural Strategies for the Cancer Patientwhich showed the dangers of chemotherapy against better, more natural treatment options like fresh vegetables and supplements. It excites our taste buds and can make bland food taste wonderful.