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Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 5:04 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Foreign body granuloma caused by monosodium glutamate after BCG vaccination.
Department of Dermatology, Mennonite Christian Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan.
We describe a 7-month-old male infant with a foreign body granuloma caused by monosodium glutamate (MSG) after a Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) immunization. A ridged, erythematous, indurated plaque developed over a BCG injection site on his left upper arm 1 month after the first BCG immunization. Biopsy showed multiple noncaseating foreign body granulomas without detectable mycobacteria by both Ziehl-Neelsen stain and polymerase chain reaction assay. Birefringent crystals were identified in the foreign body giant cells with polarized light microscopy. The crystals were further determined to be glutamic acid by the method of fast atom bombardment. Hence, MSG, the only composite of BCG vaccine except the bacillus, was believed to be responsible for the granulomatous foreign body reaction. On review of the literature, we could find no previous report of an adverse reaction of BCG immunization attributable to MSG (glutamic acid).
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 7:41 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for posting these amazing findings. People want scientific evidence of the dangers of MSG and it is mounting.
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 7:48 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wanted to repost this article:

Posted on our discussion board Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 7:25 am:

Here is an article just published in the July Delicious Living magazine. They place it in all the bags when checking out in Washington state health food stores (and elsewhere). It explains the run we are having on our books from Washington people. I always said to Mike that it would take someone in a small country like England to publish the truth about MSG:
"Some artificial food additives commonly found in children's snacks could be a dangerous cocktail for nerve cells, particularly when combined, and may even cause hyperactivity disorder, according to new research conducted at the University of Liverpool (Toxicological Sciences, 2006, vol.90, no.1).In the study, nerve cells exposed to combinations of additives (in the amount found in typical snacks) experienced stunted growth and disrupted signaling. Those tested included monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet), and artificial colorings brilliant blue and quinoline yellow. Here's a quick cheat-sheet for avoiding these additives." Melissa Coleman. I'll include the list for MSG here:
Names used to disguise MSG include autolyzed yeast, yeast extract, hydrolyzed protein, and hydrolyzed plant protein." The source for information was from Jane Hersey, national director of the Feingold Association, which researches harmful additives in brand name foods."

For your further information, the Brilliant Blue can be labeled here as Blue No. 1. Blue 1, or FD&C Blue 1. Quinoline yellow is found as D&C Yellow No 1. Foods in the U.S. should not contain this dye. but lots of medicines do, including two versions of Ritalin, the medication used for hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder...quite ironic.

Since first posting this, we have had many book orders from Canada, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, and least the word is spreading due to this study in the U.K. We have also had a run of orders from Texas...wonder what is going on there.

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