Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills
by Russell L. Blaycock
Ex-ci'-to-tox-in: a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurones to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (NutraSweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid.
Citing over five hundred scientific studies, Excitotoxins explores the dangers of aspartame, MSG and other substances added to our food.
Excitotoxins is a valuable contribution to the understanding of the brain and the need to protect it from assaults that result in various health problems and diseases. It is a book that should be read by all health professionals. The work is understandable for concerned laypersons, too. The extensive reference list will serve as a useful tool for those who are laboring to have toxic substances officially banned, not to be permitted as intentional food additives. As noted by Richard C. Henneberry, PhD, "I consider it ironic that the pharmaceutical industry is investing vast resources in the development of glutamate receptor blockers to protect [the central nervous system] neurons against glutamate neurotoxicity in common neurological disorders, while at the same time, the food industry, with the blessing of the FDA [Food and Drug Administration], continues to add great quantities of glutamate to the food supply." NOHA Honorary Member Beatrice Trum Hunter
"Detailed and well-researched, yet is written in such a fashion the non-medical person will come away with a good understanding of the subject." — Medical Sentinel
"Responsibly researched and well argued." — Alternative Medicine's Reviews
"An electrifying and important book that should be available to every American consumer." — Wilson Library Bulletin
"A valuable contribution to the understanding of the brain, and the need to protect it from assaults that result in various health problems and diseases." — Townsend Letter for Doctors
“This text will be of most interest to those serious about protecting their health, as well as to medical professionals.” — Biosis
“Blaylock releases a well-researched bombshell.” — Book News
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