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Carol H
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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 12:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/healthday/070910/antidepressant-as-good-as-antipsychotics-for-dementia.htm

This one does double duty - it helps both Depression AND Dementia.

Gee, I wonder why. Could it be that as a glutamate blocker it is counteracting the MSG and aspartame being fed to these poor folks in nursing homes????
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 1:16 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the article mention that it was a glutamate blocker, Carol? Couldn't find that...you must have done a search or I missed it. Carol, I just found your last email...Mike casually mentioned to me that you sent one awhile back and asked if I saw it yet...it's been QUITE awhile! Sorry...I'll try to answer it tonight! :-)
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 2:09 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, citalopram is said to be both a glutamate and aspartate blocker:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11334237&dopt=Citation
Dianne
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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 5:37 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Two weeks after my mother was put in an assisted living facility she had her first stroke. I now believe that along with the stress of moving, MSG had a role in her demise. She continued to have mini-strokes and then finally a large one, from which she didn't recover. I wish I had known then what I know now. So sad.
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 9:56 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm so sorry to hear that, Dianne. A former neighbor of mine had to put her mother in a facility because of problems due to dementia. She had good general health, though. But within a few weeks, she was complaining about terrible stomach pain and headaches. She had a stroke and died within a couple months. My friend eventually learned about MSG and has been avoiding it for her own stomach problems and is sure MSG did her mother in. It is beyond belief that the glutamate industry sends out pamphlets to nursing homes (and schools) encouraging them to use more MSG in patients' meals to get them to eat more of the "tastier" foods when their appetite is low. Are they trying to get rid of the elderly sooner? Either way, I'm sure it's "helping". It's a national shame.
Dianne
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 12:42 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My mother also was in excellent physical health, but had dementia. Unfortunately, greed doesn't care about others. Even some chef's don't know and don't care about the effects. I think I mentioned earlier about the chef I talked to in Florida last winter. His comment about MSG was that it is a shame I am sensetive because it's such a great flavor enhancer. UGH.

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