|Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 6:37 am: || |
Dimebon is an old antihistamine (hay fewer drug) from Russia, which shows promising results in treating Alzheimer’s. As Alzheimer’s is related to MSG toxicity there might be something for us too.
They talk about it blocking the glutamate receptors; I have no idea if this could help MSG sensitive people.
|Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 10:04 pm: || |
Interesting! I did not know that MSG toxicity was related to Alzheimers. Anyone have any more information on this?
Actually, now that I think about it, MSG does cause lesions in the brain. Is that why it's related to Alzheimers?
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|Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 - 4:45 pm: || |
Dr. Russel Blaylock's book, "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" has an entire chapter on it. I don't remember the details, but acute glutamate poisoning kills brain cells in a pattern similar to Alzheimer's. Or something like that.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 6:28 am: || |
I don't remember what Blaylock's book said, but I've read somewhere Alzheimer's isn't just loss of brain cells - - research indicates that the disease is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain. I wonder if glutamate produces the plaques and tangles or just contributes to it. Anybody know?
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|Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 12:12 pm: || |
That was covered in his book. I think the gist of it was that when rats had brain-cell die off due to glutamate, there were no plaques. Except they were euthanized right away. Animals that got to live the rest of their lives had the plaques and tangles.