The Dangers of MSG – Part 1 ‘The Hidden Danger in Your Food’ (Flavor Enhancers, E621)

Part 1 in this series on the flavor enhancer MSG or monosodium glutamate (E621) shows the hidden danger in our food today. MSG is used in thousands of products, such as snacks, soups, sauces, meats, flavored potato chips and most Chinese food. Trade names of MSG include Ajinomoto, Vetsin and Accent. MSG is ‘hidden’ in many other names, such as yeast extract, hydrolised protein and flavoring. MSG makes your food taste better but it’s NOT safe! The harmful effects of MSG include heart problems, cancer, ADHD, autism, growth disruptions, learning disorders, behavioral problems, obesity, hormonal imbalance, damage to the retina, etc. Many problems don’t become obvious until puberty. This is caused by poor functioning of the hormones due to exposure to MSG in the first few years of life. MSG affects many parts of the body including heart, muscles, nerves, circulation, skin, eyes, stomach, intestines, respiration, etc. Losing weight is nearly impossible if you consume MSG as it increases appetite! The consumption of MSG, in addition to the consumption of trans fats and artificial sweeteners, is the main cause of the present obesity epidemic. Dr. John Olney discovered in 1969 that MSG caused brain damage and obesity in mice. Governmental agencies such as the US Food & Drug Administration insist that flavor enhancers are safe. But research that shows the safety of MSG is always financed by the food industry itself… Do yourself a big
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Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe

Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe
Earl Monroe is a former professional basketball player who is currently working on the Diabetes Restaurant Month program with Merck in Raleigh, N.C.’s Jaclyn Baldovin spoke to him about the diabetes campaign, healthy lifestyle tips for diabetics, and how he has managed his type 2 diabetes since he was diagnosed with the disease. I know that you’re …

Tips can help you get healthy meals on your family dinner table
Finding time to cook a meal is a battle in everyday living.
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Eating Seasonally in America: Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries Bounce Back Into Markets
MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — While today almost every fruit and vegetable is available year-round, there has been a resurgence in eating seasonally and understanding when and how food is grown.
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Brandy’s ‘Dancing’ Blog, #4 – Story Week… Why We Chose ‘The Bodyguard’

Brandy’s ‘Dancing’ Blog, #4 – Story Week… Why We Chose ‘The Bodyguard’
By brandy HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Whew! I dance another week! I’m so excited! More importantly, I learned that this adventure could be more fun if I just get out of my own way. Hi there fans and Access Hollywood family, I has been a week since I checked in with you and I have to say, this week was filled with some real lows and some real highs. All week in rehearsals, I kept telling myself to be …
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Makaboo owner hopes to blanket baby market
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Has anybody seen my wallet?
Thursday night, as I took part in a Brandon Sun special project called “A Day in the Life” I went around the city taking video clips of the goings-on.
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‘The Pyramids’, Egypt, Giza, Pyramids

‘The Pyramids’, Egypt, Giza, Pyramids
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Below is an excerpt from my HDR travel blog Feel free to tag along if you’re interested. Cheers from Egypt!

I met someone not to long ago who asked me how much money I was spending on my trip. I was struggling to find some common ground with this person in the first place and him asking this question only precipitated my retreat to my hotel room. I gave him an approximation of how much I thought I had spent. I could tell by the expression on his face that he thought it was a bit much. The fact of the matter is that yes, traveling is not cheap. Traveling the world is not something you can do without saving a bit of money. I have however been quite frugal on my trip and have spent my money wisely. I sat in bed that night thinking about his question and realized that it is silly question to even ask. I’ve been traveling for three months now and looking back on my travels I can recall vividly every one of those days. Sure, I had to work hard to save up money to travel and my travels won’t last forever. However, life’s short and spending money on experiences that will forever be engrained in my memory is priceless. I didn’t bother to explain this to this particular person. It’s a life lesson I hope he will learn before it’s too late.