A Whey Correction and MSG
A little while back, in a blog post about getting the protein you need, I wrote about whey. Mostly I wrote about the two types of why and the processing they went through.
What I didn't know at the time is food manufacturers are allowed to add MSG to whey without mentioning that little fact.
Why is this a problem? MSG is a neurotoxin. (And so is aspartame while I'm on the subject.) They damage-sometimes permanently-the hypothalamus.
And why is that important? The hypothalamus, an almond-sized gizmo on the base of the brain, controls both your endocrine system and your nervous system. You don't want to mess with the hypothalamus; the price is too high.
For one thing, they've found if you remove MSG and aspartame from the diet of kids who have seizures, they stop having seizures.
Not impressed yet? How about the fact it's looking more and more as if auto-immune diseases come from hypothalmic damage? That do it for you?
Or how about the fact if you have neuropathy-pins and needles or flat-out pain in your arms and/or legs-it's quite likely MSG/aspartame related.
Restless leg syndrome, called benign by doctors, but crazy-making by sufferers, comes from MSG/aspartame use, too.
I could go on (and have before), but you get the idea. MSG and aspartame have no place, make that NO PLACE, in a healthy diet.
Especially for children. MSG and aspartame are far more toxic to kids-from the time they're conceived-than for adults.
Whey is a problem
So whey's a problem. Not to mention a veritable tsunami of other things that contain MSG/aspartame, but I'll stick to whey here.
Do all whey manufacturers include MSG in their whey? I have no idea. Seems to be a big secret. I guess their thinking is if they don't tell, we'll never know.
Well, now we know. And it angers me that they'd be so careless with my health. And even more so that MSG doesn't have to show up on the label, so we're sitting ducks for destruction.
As for me and my house, we'll skip the whey unless it says "No MSG/No Aspartame" on the package. In big letters. Really big letters. I want to know for sure they've moved past viewing me as a sucker for anything they want to put out there.
God is good,
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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.