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Low Carb Diets Work for Overweight Diabetics

Overweight people with type 2 diabetes can keep their weight and blood sugar under control over the long term by following a low-carbohydrate diet, Swedish researchers reported in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism.

In a recent 44 month study (3 years, 8 months) carried out in Sweden, type 2 diabetics were found to be able keep their weight and blood sugar under control by following a low-carbohydrate diet.

The participants in the study limited their carbohydrate intake and reported that the most significant effect of this low-carb diet is the absence of hunger.

By avoiding starch-rich bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and breakfast cereals, it minimized the glucose spikes that made it necessary for people with diabetes to take insulin, researchers said.

Of the patients in the trial, all but one had lower weight after the 44 months than when first starting the diet. Furthermore, glucose levels dropped soon after starting the diet and have stayed down over the 44 month period.

A low-carb diet, proper nutrition and adding even a small amount of exercise will directly address and improve your diabetic condition.


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What is Insulin Resistance and How It Affects Your Body

There are 17 million diabetics in the United States and 80 million more who are in some stage of insulin resistance. A diet high in carbohydrates and lack of nutrition are the two main factors in creating insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a “pre-diabetic” condition, which, when it gets extreme, becomes type 2 diabetes. Below are two doctors clarifying how this condition develops and its effects on the body:

“When cells become resistant to insulin, the receptors on their surfaces designed to respond to insulin have begun to malfunction.”

“It simply means that the receptors require more insulin to make them work properly in removing sugar from the blood. Whereas before they needed just a touch to lower it, now they need a continuous supply of excess insulin to keep blood sugar within normal range.”

“As time goes by, blood sugar rises higher and stays up longer after the carbohydrate meal despite the enormous amount of insulin mustered to lower it. Bear in mind that were your doctor to check blood sugar during this stage of developing insulin resistance, your blood sugar would be perfectly normal. The major silent change taking place is the ever-growing quantity of insulin needed to keep it that way.”

excerpted from Protein Power
by Doctors Michael and Mary Eades

“The liver becomes resistant first, then the muscle tissue, then the fat. What is the effect of insulin on the liver? It is to suppress the production of sugar by the liver.

“The sugar floating around in your body at any one time is the result of two things, the sugar that you have eaten and how much sugar your liver has made. When you wake up in the morning it is more of a reflection of how much sugar your liver has made. If your liver is listening to insulin properly it won’t make much sugar in the middle of the night. If your liver is resistant, those brakes are lifted and your liver starts making a bunch of sugar so you wake up with a bunch of sugar.

“The next tissue to become resistant is the muscle tissue. What is the action of insulin in muscles? It allows your muscles to burn sugar for one thing. So if your muscles become resistant to insulin it can’t burn that sugar that was just manufactured by the liver. So the liver is producing too much, the muscles can’t burn it, and this raises your blood sugar.

“Well the fat cells become resistant, but not for a while. It is only after a while that they become resistant. It takes them longer. Liver first, muscle second, and then your fat cells.

“So for a while your fat cells retain their sensitivity. What is the action of insulin on your fat cells? To store that fat. It takes sugar and it stores it as fat. So until your fat cells become resistant you get fat, and that is what you see. As people become more and more insulin resistant, they get fat and their weight goes up.

“But eventually they plateau. They might plateau at three hundred pounds, two hundred and twenty pounds, one hundred and fifty pounds, but they will eventually plateau as the fat cells protect themselves and become insulin resistant.

“As all these major tissues, this massive body becomes resistant, your liver, muscles and fat, your pancreas is putting out more insulin to compensate, so you are hyperinsulinemic [having an abnormally high level of insulin in the blood] and you’ve got insulin floating around all the time.

“Insulin floating around in the blood causes a plaque build up. Insulin causes the blood to clot too readily. Insulin causes cells that accumulate fatty deposits. Every step of the way, insulin’s got its fingers in it and is causing cardiovascular disease. It fills it with plaque, it constricts the arteries, it increases platelet adhesiveness and ability of the blood to coagulate [clot]. Any known cause of cardiovascular disease, insulin is a part of.”

“If you want to know if insulin sensitivity can be restored to its original state, well, perhaps not to its original state, but you can restore it to the state of about a ten year old.”

“You can increase sensitivity by diet and a lot of supplements.”

excerpted from a talk at the Designs for Health Institute given
by Dr. Ronald Rosedale, noted Diabetic Specialist


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Improve Your Health Without Drugs

People today are being put on drugs to handle the blood sugar levels of diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol. Are drugs the answer to these health challenges or do they just make things worse?

Factually, medical drugs are not the answer to the above health challenges. Doctors and researchers are now realizing that drugs are more often destructive and should not even be used, as you can see from the following excerpts:

“A type of therapy used by the majority of physicians in our country for the past fifty years is the administration of drugs at sublethal levels [sublethal: not quite enough to cause death ] . Drugs of course, are alien chemicals that are not normally present in the cellular environment of the human body. They radically alter man’s internal environment and often create very severe and dangerous side effects.”

“Drugs do not halt or prevent the disease process, especially degenerative diseases. At best they offer only relief of symptoms, while the basic, underlying disease process continues uninterrupted.”

“Nature’s biological nutrients [gotten from food] have been used as a defense system for millions of years in the battle against all forms of disease. They are far more reliable and more time-proven than the relatively recent drug-therapy fads that have swept the modern world.”

“When our body cells are ailing, as they do in disease, then chances are excellent that it is because they are being given inadequate nutrition. The list of things that these cells may need includes not only all amino acids and all the minerals, plus trace elements [trace elements: simple chemical substances in very tiny amounts], but about fifteen vitamins and probably many other nutrients.”

“Drugs at best are only a palliative [palliative: treating only the symptoms of a disease , alleviating pain and symptoms without providing a cure ] form of treatment…. The basic fault of drugs is that they have no known connection with the disease process itself…. Drugs are wholly unlike nature’s nutrients…. They tend to mask the difficulty, not eliminate it. They contaminate the body’s internal environment, create dependence on the part of the patient, and often complicate the physician’s job by erasing valuable clues as to the real source of the trouble.”

“Statistics tell us that as much as 5 percent of all hospital admissions – 1.5 million people – are now the result of negative reactions to legally gotten prescription drugs. Once a patient is in the hospital, his chances of getting a drug-created sickness more than doubles. This means that over three and a half million people experience drug-created internal contamination and dependence.”

“Many physicians are beginning to insist that the primary reliance in the battle against infectious disease – all forms of disease – should always be on weapons that are most similar to nature’s own biological weapons.”

“Nutrient therapy*, is a safe, economical, prevention oriented, and effective alternative to our current medical crisis.”

“The simple truth is that our country needs physicians who are interested in curing and preventing the causes of disease rather than merely treating symptoms.”

excerpted from Brain Allergies
by William H. Philpott, M.D. and Dwight K. Kalita, Ph.D.

Increasing numbers of people in the medical profession are now realizing that drugs are not the great solution they once thought them to be. In fact, the dangers of taking drugs have recently become headline news, with drug companies being found to have hidden previously known side effects to many of their “wonder drugs”.

There are safe and natural ways to lower blood sugar levels, lower triglycerides, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and effectively lose weight. It all starts with diet, proper nutrition (by supplementing with vitamins and minerals, as our food today has far less of them than 50 years ago), and putting a little exercise into your life. And, within weeks or a few months, health can be yours again.


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Higher Morning Sugar Levels

Blood sugar can be brought down and kept at normal levels throughout the day, yet, many diabetics find that even though they have not eaten before bedtime, when they wake up in the morning their blood sugar levels are elevated. This is caused by something called the “dawn phenomenon”:

“Although the mechanics of the dawn phenomenon aren’t yet entirely clear, research suggests that the liver deactivates more circulating insulin during the early morning hours.” [This results in sugar not being pushed into cells for energy but building up in the blood instead.]

“Investigators have actually measured blood sugar every hour throughout the night under similar circumstances. They find that the entire blood sugar increase occurs about 6-10 hours after bedtime for most people who are so affected.”

“Both the time it takes for blood sugar to increase and the amount of the increase vary from one person to another. An increase may be negligible in some and profound in others.”

Excerpted from Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution
by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein

You can begin maintaining healthy blood sugar levels with regular exercise combined with a low carbohydrate diet and by supplementing with the correct nutrients. This can also help reduce the effects of the “dawn phenomenon”.


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High Morning Sugar Levels: Should They Dictate Your Actions?

Let’s look again at what happens as you become insulin resistant.

The liver becomes resistant first, then the muscle tissue, then the fat. What is the effect of insulin on the liver? It is to suppress the production of sugar by the liver.

“The sugar floating around in your body at any one time is the result of two things, the sugar that you have eaten and how much sugar your liver has made. When you wake up in the morning it is more of a reflection of how much sugar your liver has made. If your liver is listening to insulin properly it won’t make much sugar in the middle of the night. If your liver is resistant, those brakes are lifted and your liver starts making a bunch of sugar so you wake up with a bunch of sugar.”

excerpted from a talk at the Designs for Health Institute
by Dr. Ronald Rosedale, noted Diabetic Specialist

In a book by Julian Whitaker, M.D., there is a section that covers research with insulin-dependant diabetics that explained the mechanics behind the cause of the “Dawn Phenomenon”. Though the research concerned insulin-dependant diabetics, it applies equally to non-insulin-dependant type 2 diabetics. Dr. Whitaker explains:

“Dr. Peter Campbell and his associates from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have documented that most insulin-dependent diabetics have early morning surges of growth hormone, an insulin antagonist [antagonist: a substance that counteracts the effect another substance has on the body] that regularly causes elevated blood sugar readings in the morning.”

In other words, the growth hormone reduces the force or effectiveness of the insulin the body would make in the morning, which would normally handle the high output of sugar by the liver. Also, growth hormone enhances the making of glucose by the liver, thus you have the creation of the “dawn phenomenon.”

“This phenomenon creates a problem because the early morning blood sugar level is the level most commonly used to establish the amount of insulin [or drugs] used that day. Second, if this level is high, there is a tendency to try to bring it down aggressively with larger insulin dosages [or drugs] in the afternoon or evening. This approach only worsens the problem by creating hypoglycemia.”

“The bottom line is that we should be less concerned with blood sugar levels that are elevated (150-250) in the morning unless there is a consistent elevation throughout the day.”

excerpted from Reversing Diabetes
by Julian M. Whitaker, M.D.

If you are experiencing high morning sugar levels you can turn your diabetic condition around and improve your overall health by getting onto a high protein/low carbohydrate diet, taking the correct nutritional supplements, and putting a little exercise into your life!


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Understanding Carbohydrates for Diabetics

The Anatomy of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are long chains of sugar molecules connected together. There are basically two kinds of Carbohydrates: Simple and Complex.

Simple Carbohydrates are made up of only 1 or 2 sugar molecules. Complex carbohydrates are made up of many sugar molecules linked together.

Simple Carbohydrates and Complex Carbohydrates

Examples of foods that are high in carbohydrates are:

  • Rice, grains, cereals, and pasta
  • Breads, tortillas, crackers, bagels and rolls
  • Dried beans, split peas and lentils
  • Vegetables, like potatoes, corn, peas and winter squash
  • Fruit
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Sugars, like table sugar and honey
  • Foods and drinks made with sugar, like regular soft drinks and desserts

Starch found in Potatoes is a complex carbohydrate whereas table sugar is one of the most simple.

Whether the carbohydrate is complex or simple it can’t be used by the body until it is broken down into a basic sugar molecule.


Stages of Digestion of a Carbohydrate

Stages of Carbohydrate Digestion


Stages of Digestion – How the Body Uses Carbohydrates

1. In the stomach complex carbohydrates are broken down into more simple or basic forms by the stomach acid. Your stomach then passes its contents into the intestines.

2. In the intestines with the help of intestinal bacteria and other digestive enzymes the carbohydrates are broken down into even simpler forms.

3. This digestion in the intestines continues until the carbohydrates are broken down into basic sugar molecules.

4. These sugars pass through the intestinal walls into the blood stream. That is why a person’s blood sugar levels go up after eating carbohydrates.

5. The sugar now in your blood travels through the body.

6. Your body recognizes this increase of blood sugar and produces insulin, which is used to transport the sugar from the bloodstream into the cells of the body where it is used for food and energy.


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How to Eliminate Neuropathy, a Diabetic Side Effect

One diabetic side effect is neuropathy. This is a condition where the nerves of the body are damaged. It is called “Diabetic Peripheral (referring to the outer part of the body) Neuropathy”. This type of neuropathy affects the feet and legs, hands and arms, and it can occur on both sides of the body. In fact, 40 percent of type 2 diabetics experience Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy shows up as one or more of the following symptoms:|

* Tingling and numbness in the toes, fingers, or legs.
* Feeling cold, pain or burning feet, hands or legs.
* Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch.
* Sharp pains or cramps.
* Loss of balance and coordination.

These symptoms are often worse at night.


Causes of Nerve Damage

Higher than normal sugar levels in the body cause the outer sheathing (protective covering) of nerve cells to degenerate. This is similar to an electrical wire that is covered with insulation, and the insulation is beginning to crumble. Without insulation the unprotected wire will start short-circuiting.

In the same way, when the sheathing of nerve cells degenerate, the signals being transmitted are scrambled, resulting in your body receiving signals that are interpreted as numbness, heat, cold, tingling, pain, etc.


What Can Be Done About It?

It has been known for some time that increased levels of Thiamine (vitamin B1) in the blood stream are very effective in reducing and reversing diabetic neuropathy. Unfortunately, the oral intake of vitamin B1 does not greatly increase the levels of B1 in the blood stream. Previously, the way that blood stream levels of B1 were increased was through periodic intravenous feeding or through injections every few weeks.

The reason that methods like this had to be used is that Thiamine (sometimes spelled Thiamine), like all of the B vitamins, is water-soluble. It cannot be stored in the body and flushes out within 4 to 5 hours. Oral intake of Thiamine over 5 mg results in greatly reduced bioavailability and immediate flushing from the body (this is why urine frequently turns yellow when taking larger doses of B vitamins).

Now, a new type of vitamin B1 has been produced, called Benfotiamine. It is a fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. What this means is that this new form of vitamin B1 can be taken orally in large dosages and it will not flush out of the body the way ordinary Thiamine (vitamin B1) does.

The result is that the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 can now be greatly increased, enabling a rapid and effective decrease or elimination of the symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

Many of our diabetics now using Benfotiamine report a lessening of their neuropathy symptoms within 4 to 7 days, and Benfotiamine has been shown to be non-toxic and without any side effects even in very high dosages.

You can start using Benfotiamine and decrease or eliminate these problems!


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Healing Power of Vitamin C

Humans vary greatly in their vitamin C requirement. It’s natural for one person to need 10 times as much vitamin C as another person; and a person’s age and health status can dramatically change his or her need for vitamin C.

Here are some more of the wonderful benefits you can get by supplementing with the correct amount of vitamin C:

Researchers have discovered that a daily supplement of vitamin C can significantly reduce high blood pressure in patients.

The study, published in the medical journal Lancet, was done by scientists at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. It was supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

The amount of vitamin C used which contributed to the blood pressure reductions found in the study – 500 milligrams per day – would be without any side effects, very inexpensive as a dietary supplement, and could provide blood pressure reductions comparable to those of some prescription drugs used to reduce hypertension, the researchers said.

In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, a “first” of its kind — the first to report that vitamin C can lower C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is an indicator of inflammation that has attracted increasing attention as a new way to identify those at risk for heart attack.

It’s now understood that chronic inflammation can lead to heart attack and stroke by making artery plaque loaded with cholesterol less stable and more likely to rupture. This is where a bubble forms in the plaque and bursts, ejecting a quantity of soft gooey plaque into the blood stream that can clog and block the artery.

CRP levels can rise up to a 100 times their normal rate for short periods during illness, because inflammation occurs as part of the body’s normal defense against infection.

However a persistent, moderately elevated level of CRP in the blood reflects chronic inflammation, and has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even age-related macular degeneration [Definition: a condition, usually seen in the elderly, characterized by a gradual loss of vision in the center of one’s field of vision and eventual blindness].

In this double-blind study, researchers at University of California at Berkeley found the levels of CRP decreased 24% for those supplementing with 500 mg of vitamin C.

New findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, are based on a study of 85,118 women. At the beginning of the study, the women were surveyed about vitamin use and the foods they ate. They were then followed for 16 years to see if they developed heart problems.

After taking into account the women’s age, whether they smoked, and other factors, the researchers found that the risk of heart disease dropped as vitamin C intake increased. Women who supplemented with vitamin C were 28% less likely to develop heart disease than women who didn’t.

The only vitamin C that actually nourishes the cells of your body is a food, not man made chemicals.


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Clinical Trial on Glucose Transport Activity

Screening of Plants Constituents for Effect on Glucose Transport Activity in Ehrlich Masticates Tumour Cells

Sadahiko Ishibashi, Fabian Dayrit, William G. Padolina, and Kazuo Yamasaki. Chikage, Murakami, Keiko Myoga, Ryoji Kasai, Kazuhiro Ohttani, Tomonori Kurokawa

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan Department of Chemistry. Received May 10, 1993

The effect of plant extracts on D-glucose uptake by Ehrlich ascot tumour cells was examined. Among the 23 extracts of medicinal plants, five samples inhibited, and six samples activate, the uptake significantly. From one of the active plants, Lagerstroemia specious, two tritepenoids, colosolic acid and maslinic acid were isolated. Colosolic acid was shown to be a glucose transport activator. Since the compound was known to have hypoglycemic activity, our simple in vitro bioassay method can at least be used for anti-diabetic activity

Glucose transport is one of the most important functions of all cells to acquire energy. Several types of a glucose transporter are known in cell membranes of mammalian tissues. Glucose transporter is important in regulating the level of intracellular glucose.

Modification of the activity of glucose transport would cause several physiological effects, i.e., lowering blood glucose level, etc. Up to now, only a few compounds have been known to affect glucose transport activity. The compounds, which inhibit glucose transporter activity, are forskolin, diterpene isolated from Labiatac plant, phorezin, and dihydrochalcone of Rosaceae and cylochalasm B, one of the mycoloxins. On the other hand, no other agent able to increase glucose transport activity is known except insulin, a pancreatic hormone, which regulates sugar increasingly.

Systematic research in the pursuit of an agent to modify glucose transport actively has been carried out in search for a new type of agent for the treatment of diabetes, a tonic for the aged, etc. In particular, finding of activator is more important.

In this report we describe the establishment of a screening method for measuring glucose transport activity which can be used for rapidly evaluating many types of sample, ranging from crude extracts to pure compounds.

Ehrlich ascites tumour cells were used to measure glucose transport activity because this cell are known to contain a glucose transporter, and they can be easily propagated and used as an experimental system without the need for a complex procedure to separate cells, which might injure the cellular membrane.

The finding of a glucose transport activator in plant extracts and the isolation of an active principle from one of these active plant extracts are also described.

Result and Discussion

The time course of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) uptake by Ehrlich cells was measured (Fig.1). The rate of uptake was linear up to 2 min at concentration of 0.2 – 1 mM. Accordingly, experiments with test solutions were carried out using an incubation time of 1min. Under these experimental conditions, the Km and Vmax values were 1.7 mM and 1.4 mnol/min/10^6 cells, respectively, calculated from Lineweaver- Bark plots. The Km value obtained was consistent with reported value with reported value for type 1 glucose transporter.

The effect on glucose transport activity of forskolin, a known glucose transport inhibitor, was measured in this system, it inhibited 2-DG uptake at a concentration of 20mm by 51% (Fig. 2). Forskolin can accordingly be used as control in our system.

Then the effect of 23 methanolic extracts of medicinal plants on glucose transport activity was measured at three different concentrations. The plants were randomly chosen from Southeast Asia herbal medicine (Table 1), and Japanese medicinal plants used mainly for the treatment of diabetes (Table II). Among the 23 samples, 6 samples accelerated 2-DG uptake and 5 reduced it, while the others were ineffective. (Fig. 3)

Although both effects were interesting, we focused on stimulation in this report. Since, as mentioned above, no stimulating agent of glucose transport has been reported except insulin. In addition, among the plants exhibiting a positive effect, Lagerstroemia speciosa and Alomordica charantia were used as antidiabetic agents in the Southeast Asia, and the hypoglycemic effect of Tinospora cordifolia (syn. T. namphii) has recently been reported. Preliminary results of the effect of ginseng extract have also been reported. These screening results prompted us to study the active principle of this glucose transport stimulating plants.

The target plant, Lagerstroemia speciosa L. is distributed all over the Southeast Asia, as well in India, South China and tropical Australia. The leaves of this plant are called “Banaba” in the Philippines, and used as an anti diabetic, the decoction has been clinically tested and found to reduce blood sugar.

The bioactive McO11 extract of banaba was fractionated and subjected to column chromatography. The bioactivity of each fraction was monitored at each stage of the isolation process. From the active McO11 fraction eluded from a Diaion HP-20 chromatography column, compounds 1 and 2 were isolated by silica-gel column chromatography in yields of 0.01 and 0.0016%, respectively. Compounds 1 and 2 were identified by means of NMR as known tritepenes, colosolic acid (2a-hydroxyursoloic acid) and maslinic acid (2a-hydroxyoleanolic acid), respectively.

The bioactivity of 1 and 2 was measured by the above method. Colosolic acid (1) showed a significant glucose transport-stimulating activity at a concentration of 1mm, while 2 were inactive (Table III).

The hypoglycemic effect of 1 has recently been reported in normoglycemic rats following oral administration. This evidence strongly suggest that our in vitro bioassay is closely related to the hypoglycemmic effect and maybe used as a first screening method for anti-diabetic substances without the need for any animals, as in an in vivo assay. Examinations of the correlation of both activities and a further search for active substances in other plants are in progress.


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Food Ingredients That Cause Nerve Damage

Following the Second World War food companies discovered monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food ingredient the Japanese had invented in 1908 to enhance food flavors.

Unfortunately, MSG is extremely toxic, especially to your nervous system.

The fast food industry could not exist without MSG and other artificial meat flavors to make their sauces and spice mixes. The sauces in processed foods are basically MSG, water, thickeners and some caramel coloring.

MSG tricks your tongue into thinking that it is getting something nutritious when it is getting nothing at all except some very toxic substances.

Almost all canned soups and stews contain MSG. Salad dressings, Worcestershire sauce, rice mixes, dehydrated soups, all of these as well as anything that has a meat-like taste has MSG in it.

Most processed vegetarian foods contain these flavorings. The list of ingredients in vegetarian hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, baloney, etc., often includes “hydrolyzed protein” (another name for MSG) and other “natural” flavorings. Almost all soy-based foods contain large amounts of MSG.


MSG Side Effects

In 1957 scientists found that mice became blind and obese when given MSG. In 1969, MSG was found to cause damage in specific regions of the brain. Subsequent studies confirmed this.

MSG is a substance that has a toxic effect on nerves and the nervous system that causes a wide range of reactions, from temporary headaches to permanent brain damage.

We are experiencing today a huge increase in Alzheimer’s, brain cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and diseases of the nervous system. One of the chief contributors are these flavorings in our food.

Ninety-five percent of processed foods contain MSG!

In the late 1950’s it was added to baby food. After some congressional hearings on this subject, the baby food manufacturers stated they had taken it out of the baby food, but they didn’t really remove it. They just called it by another name – “hydrolyzed protein”!


Natural Flavors and Spices

Anything that you buy that says “spices” or “natural flavors” contains MSG! The food industry avoids putting MSG on the label by putting MSG in spice mixes. Legally, if the mix is less than 50% MSG, manufacturers don’t have to put it on the label.

The phrase “No MSG” on food labels has virtually disappeared. That’s because MSG is in all the spice mixes.

This substance is so harmful to your body that you want to avoid all foods containing MSG!

To do this successfully you must take the time when shopping to read the ingredients labels on the foods you buy.

To help you to determine what foods actually contain MSG we have compiled a list of ingredients (in alphabetical order) that ALWAYS contain MSG.

Autolyzed plant protein
Autolyzed yeast
Calcium caseinate
Glutamate Textured protein
Glutamic acid
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
(any protein that is hydrolyzed)
Hydrolyzed protein
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
Monopotassium glutamate
Monosodium glutamate
Natural flavors
Sodium caseinate
Textured protein
Yeast extract
Yeast food
Yeast food nutrient

By eliminating as much MSG as possible from your diet, it will result in greatly improved health for you and your family, both now and in the future!


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