Hidden histories and secrets… Project Camelot interviews retired Sgt. Clifford Stone.
Depressing how little our FDA thinks of us to allow this crap in so much of our food… but here it is: http://www.vitalearth.org/MSG.htm (please see my additional post below about additives used to GROW CANCER CELLS… in our ice cream, dairy, and more!)
Hidden names and sources of MSG
anything protein fortified
anything ultra pasteurized
Corn syrup solids
Dry milk solids
hydrolyzed oat flour
malt extract, maltodextrin
Modified food starch
Natural chicken, beef, or pork pectin
plant protein extract
Protease, protease enzymes
Soy protein isolate
soy sauce or extract
Wheat, rice or oat protein
Whey protein isolate
Below is a list of where you can find (and thus avoid as much as possible) MSG, otherwise known as Monosodium Glutamate. If you are unaware of the dangers of this DRUG (yes drug) then please see archives and categories for my posts on MSG. Likewise you can google MSG and dangers and find TONS of info. Long story short, MSG causes drug reactions that mimic diseases and illnesses such as heart attack-like symptoms, arrhythmia and palpitations, panic attacks, weakness, partial paralysis, rashes, allergy symptoms, feelings of pressure in the chest, depression, behavioral problems, mood swings, neurological problems, and more… just to name a few.
WHY the FDA allows it… I don’t know. After you educate yourself on just how bad MSG is for people, the next step is to write the FDA and also the presidential administration, and ask them to stop a) allowing it and b) processing (and thus creating it in many forms) in our foods! Some of it occurs naturally in things like tomatoes and soybeans, and this should be labeled appropriately as well. The majority of it is created through processing of certain food items in the factory. Yet others just use it like a seasoning (which it is NOT). It is a DRUG and NEUROTRANSMITTER, used to trick the brain into thinking something lousy tastes better than it really is. It creates addiction to certain carb-loaded foods and has been linked in various studies to OBESITY. It is also used in Nutrasweet… and vaccines!
The following table is taken from this link: http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html
Hidden Names for MSG
The following substances contain the highest percentage
of factory created free glutamate, with MSG containing 78%:
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NAMES OF INGREDIENTS THAT CONTAIN ENOUGH MSG
TO SERVE AS COMMON MSG-REACTION TRIGGERS
The MSG-reaction is a reaction to free glutamic acid that occurs in food as a consequence of manufacture. MSG-sensitive people do not react to protein (which contains bound glutamic acid) or any of the minute amounts of free glutamic acid that might be found in unadulterated, unfermented, food.
|Monosodium glutamate||Calcium caseinate||Textured protein|
|Monopotassium glutamate||Sodium caseinate||Yeast nutrient|
|Yeast extract||Yeast food||Autolyzed yeast|
(any protein that is hydrolyzed)
|Hydrolyzed corn gluten||Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)|
|Natural pork flavoring||Citric acid||Malt flavoring|
|Bouillon and Broth||Natural chicken flavoring||Soy protein isolate|
|Natural beef flavoring||Ultra-pasteurized||Soy sauce|
|Stock||Barley malt||Soy sauce extract|
|Whey protein concentrate||Pectin||Soy protein|
|Whey protein||Protease||Soy protein concentrate|
|Whey protein isolate||Protease enzymes||Anything protein fortified|
|Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s)||Anything enzyme modified||Anything fermented|
(the word “seasonings”)
The not so new game is to label hydrolyzed proteins as pea protein, whey protein, corn protein, etc. If a pea, for example, were whole, it would be identified as a pea. Calling an ingredient pea protein indicates that the pea has been hydrolyzed, at least in part, and that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is present. Relatively new to the list are wheat protein and soy protein.
Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are expensive food additives that work synergistically with inexpensive MSG. Their use suggests that the product has MSG in it. They would probably not be used as food additives if there were no MSG present.
MSG reactions have been reported to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden in ingredients that include the words “hydrolyzed,” “amino acids,” and “protein.”
Low fat and no fat milk products often include milk solids that contain MSG. Low fat and no fat versions of ice cream and cheese may not be as obvious as yogurt, milk, cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc., but they are not an exception.
Protein powders contain glutamic acid, which, invariably, would be precessed free glutamic acid (MSG). Glutamic acid is not always named on labels of protein powders.
Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and of aspartame and neotame. Aspartic acid, found in neotame and aspartame (NutraSweet), ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is found in some medications, including children’s medications. Neotame is relatively new and we have not yet seen it used widely. Check with your pharmacist.
Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, enteral feeding materials, and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG.
According to the manufacturer, Varivax–Merck chicken pox vaccine (Varicella Virus Live), contains L-monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed gelatin both of which contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG) which causes brain lesions in young laboratory animals, and causes endocrine disturbances like OBESITY and REPRODUCTIVE disorders later in life. It would appear that most, if not all, live virus vaccines contain MSG.
Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after ingestion or after as much as 48 hours.
Note: There are additional ingredients that appear to cause MSG reactions in ACUTELY sensitive people. A list is available by request.
Remember: By FDA definition, all MSG is “naturally occurring.” “Natural” doesn’t mean “safe.” “Natural” only means that the ingredient started out in nature.
The following article will make you think twice about eating anything with MSG added to it. This stuff is dangerous and should be banned. Pay close attention to the list of commonly documented reactions to MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) at the end. I have researched this quite a bit. It made me so angry, thinking of the way they poison our food, that I wrote the FDA and also the President’s Office this morning. Any of you that would like to do the same, the FDA email is email@example.com for industry and firstname.lastname@example.org for consumers. The white house contact form is http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
If any of these links don’t work, simply copy and paste into your browser or email application. If enough of us write with our concerns, MAYBE we can make a difference!!! Check out the links at the bottom.
Why is MSG harmful?
Monosodium glutamate is a drug and a neurotransmitter. Every major human organ is now known to contain glutamate receptors. Overstimulation of these receptors—in the brain or elsewhere—can lead to numerous health problems, many of which may mimic other disorders (such as fibromyalgia or heart arrhythmia), but can go undiagnosed for decades, all the while creating a life of misery and disability for the unfortunate sufferer.
Its ever-expanding use by the food industry causes great concern in the medical profession because MSG overstimulates brain cell activity. It is neither a necessary additive, nor a harmless flavor enhancer like common table salt. MSG actually tricks your brain into thinking the food you are eating tastes good. Manufacturers can therefore use inferior ingredients to make a mediocre product seem tastier. Higher profits and low-quality products of little nutritional value prevail at the expense of consumer health.
MSG intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but a powerful drug reaction. Even in those people who do not suffer acute, immediate reactions to the substance, prolonged or acute exposure will destroy brain cells in anyone.
People’s reactions to MSG will vary depending on their sensitivity to the substance. At low doses, some people may experience no obvious physical symptoms, although acute neurochemical activity occurs whenever anyone ingests the substance.
Following is a list of well-documented reactions to monosodium glutamate. Individuals with extreme sensitivities may experience seemingly incurable fibromyalgia-type pain, while others may have immediate, acute reactions, including heart attack.
Remember: a high enough dose is toxic to anyone—which is far more likely as more and more foods contain higher percentages of MSG, sometimes in disguised forms. Read your food labels carefully! (Click this link to see other names and sources for MSG: http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html) ** It is also found in aspartame (Nutra Sweet.)
List of Reactions
nausea and vomiting
irritable bowel syndrome
shortness of breath
anxiety or panic attacks
heart attack-like symptoms
neurological disorders (Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, Alzheimer’s)
behavioral disorders (especially in children and teens)
bags under the eyes
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080813164638.htm (link between MSG and Obesity)
I came across this e-book on Scribd and thought I would share it, especially for those not familiar with certain issues. I could describe it all here but so much better if you go and check it out for yourself. Some of this I have read other places, but some even I was not aware of, from looking at the table of contents. I have only just started reading it but it looks to be some excellent material. Just click here.