Monday, March 22, 2010

Reconsidering MSG

Just came across this over at and thought it was a fun, interesting and educational look at MSG something I had long ago dismissed as evil and bad, but now, because of this article am intrigued by.

My favorite line is:

"One neurosurgeon, Russell Blaylock, claims the food additive damaged the brain through excitotoxicity—essentially by exciting brain cells to death."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's definitely bad for you. I never used to be 'allergic' to it, so I didn't care either. But now that I am having reactions to it, I can tell you there is a definite difference between chemically-made MSG and naturally-occurring glutamic acid. I can eat tons of soy sauce and maybe feel a bit out of it, but a little too much MSG and I get a racing heart, palpitations, headache,drugged feeling. It's literally poison, except most people don't notice it until it adds up after years of exposure. I have a psych professor who swears that all her older relatives who have left-side paralysis have it due to cooking with Lawry's seasoning (the MSG one).

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