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Carol H
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 5:49 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Took em how many years????

We finally have vindication. MSG causes obesity. Not simply processed food. Not fat. Not sugar. Not Video games. Not poor parenting. Not lack of self control. Not cheeseburgers. MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG.
We were right all along and the only thing our detractors had to go on was a lack of evidence - studies done in HUMANS. We had studies done on animals, we had anecdotal evidence. We had our own success stories. We had the science. We had the research to prove it. We just had no "double blind" studies like they had, which they fraudulently conducted.

Now, they are terrified, and they are hitting back hard. Go out there guys and make sure you call them on it wherever they will try their damage control. They have already started. The Umami brigade is out in full force protecting their millions. DON'T let them get away with hiding the truth anymore. Blog everywhere you can, everywhere this story turns up. Comment, post, participate in discussions. This is our chance to really set the record straight.
Lisa Marie
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 11:09 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, but it is a little article, and it specifies it is not toxic. I know, I know, it is a START. And it says there is more than just a casual relationship. If you find ways we can help, like calling specific people, or writing specific places, please post. Thanks Carol.
Deb A.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 3:38 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great to see it in the NY Times, Carol. We can begin to see more hope and vindication, as you said. I'm sending the link to everyone. We should all do the same. Thanks!
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Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 8:47 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wahington Post also carried the article. You can comment on the bottom of the page.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 9:50 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


Please go to the above Washington post link by MSGKILLS and post comments! Let's bombard them. Many of you can write much better than I can, so please, take time and go do it.
Here is what I submitted-of course, it has to be approved, so let's see IF they approve it:
The best explanation of how MSG causes obesity is contained within this article, written by Jack

And here are a couple paragraphs from the above article:
" A New Phenomenon
The fact is that the obesity epidemic is a relatively new phenomenon. Prior to the 1950s, there were overweight people, but it was relatively rare to find an individual who was grotesquely obese. I graduated from college in the 1950s, and do not recall one person in high school or college who approached 300 pounds, not even members of the football team. I can also relate that as recently as 2003, when I visited Spain, a country that does not heavily rely on processed foods, or that has just recently begun to use processed foods, I never saw a grotesquely obese person.
What has changed through the years?
Simply stated, our food supply has changed along with the changes in our lives brought about by the demands of our fast-paced society. We are depending more and more on processed foods, and with each year, the FDA approves more and more chemicals for use in foods. With each year, the food industry is using more and more chemicals in their products. These chemicals increase shelf life, kill bacteria, improve taste, replace fats, replace carbohydrates, even replace meat in some vegetarian preparations, and more. Most important to food producers, chemical use can increase profits. Most important to the consumer is the fact that some of the chemicals are neurotoxic and/or carcinogenic.
For purposes of this paper, we will report on the neurotoxins MSG (glutamic acid that has been freed from protein through a manufacturing process - what many MSG-sensitive people refer to as processed free glutamic acid) and aspartic acid (about 40% of the sugar substitute aspartame)."

MSG is poison and toxic to everyone, not just diabetics, or people with allergies or sensitivities. It has 80 other names (thank you FDA for your non-rigid rules) and is hidden in almost everything at any grocery store, including health food stores. Virtually the only things free of it are fresh produce, and some free range eggs, poultry and beef.
To find out the other names, please check this site:

There is a petition in front of the FDA currently, which would remove the "Generally Regarded as Safe" label which is associated with MSG. (that is how the FDA allows this toxin to be put into our foods) Here is a link to that site:

Please, do not sit by and allow the food manufacturers to continue to add this substance to our food supply. This has strong ramifications for us all, especially babies, whose blood brain barrier does not protect them at all. (and yes, there is MSG in baby food)
MSG is also contained in vaccines.

The person who said that MSG is not a problem for us all is obviously uninformed. Sir, Chinese food is simply not the only food with MSG. Look it up-find out the 80 other names. Just because you tell a Chinese restautant to avoid adding MSG to your order, does not mean it is not hiding in some ingredient used to prepare your food. The government allows "Natural Flavors" and "Spices" to contain MSG-it is just not named.
MSG in its bound form, as found in some vegetables like tomatoes (bound to proteins within the food), is a problem for some people, but the extent to which it damages is variable. However, when Monosodium Glutamate is isolated to the MONOsodium form, it enhances other flavors, and makes you believe you are eating something more tastey than you really are. So, it is not a preservative, like many people think. It is a flavor enhancer, working on the neurons in your brain, to trick your taste buds into thinking you are eating quality food.

Additionally, MSG is used in Asia to kill dogs-paragraph from source below, by Larry Cook:

"In many Philippine provinces, as in the rest of Asia, it is not uncommon for people to eat dogs, after poisoning them with one or two tablespoons of monosodium glutamate (MSG), placed inside a roll of bread. The dog salivates, loses consciousness and involuntarily spasms until breathing stops."

Just go to google and type in bad effects from Monosodium Glutamate. Don't fall for the studies that the food companies have 'manufactured' to make us believe MSG will not hurt us. Please, open your eyes and help get this substance out of the American food supply.
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Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 8:23 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"The comments to this entry are closed."

Too bad! I was going to write a good comment too!

But it is good to see articles like this.
Lisa Marie
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Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:08 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Of course they closed it after one day. And under the comment section they said they welcome challenges to stories. ha.

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