Supermarkets (or grocery stores – hello US readers!) are normally a happy place for me. I smugly load up in the fresh produce section, breeze over to the check-out, give the lady behind me with a cart full of sugar the judgmental side-eye, and go on my merry way.
Not so yesterday.
Yesterday I came across this horror and was so aghast that I immediately had to sit down (there was a screaming toddler already sitting down further up the aisle so I was in good company).
What in the name of all that is good and holy is going on? To quote Will Ferrell in Zoolander, I feel like I’ve taken crazy pills.
There nestled in amongst the herbs and spices was MSG or monosodium glutamate if you want to get all geeked out. Masquerading as a normal seasoning!
MSG is a toxin, a poison that not only damages your heart but plays havoc with practically every cell in your body, oh and feeds cancers.
The work of the excellent Dr Russell Blaylock explains this in a very concise, easily understood way. In a recent interview over at Natural News, he explained how toxic MSG really is and how it is rife in all kinds of processed foods.
Because I know you are busy people, here are a few of the edited highlights (emphasis in bold is mine):
This is a very toxic substance, particularly to the developing brain…a research foundation found out, in fact, that the amounts human are consuming is the same amount that produces lesions in animal’s brains.
The first group of symptoms that came to the public’s attention was the MSG syndrome in which people would have flushing of their face and heart palpitations and sometimes pains going down their arms and even episodes of GI discomfort and diarrhea. Well those are the obvious symptoms.
What was discovered is that in fact that there’s silent damage to the brain in which there’s very few symptoms. But over time, we see destruction of major important areas of the brain, things that can cause Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and that if you have these diseases it’s making them progress much faster.
So all the above info begs the question: WHAT IN THE BLUE HELL IS MSG DOING IN MY SUPERMARKET? And not only that but why does it not have a big, red, flashing poison sticker on it?
If I ever see anyone buying it I won’t be able to help myself.
I’ll slap it out of their hand and start yelling. Security might be called, the store might ban me, I might spend a night in the cells next to a snaggle-toothed pimp, but it’ll be worth it because, the way I see it, I’ll have saved a life.