Primarily for the lay public, but also for those trained in medical science and biology, neurosurgeon Blaylock releases a well-researched bombshell--that excitotoxins, substances added to food and beverages and including glutamate (MSG) and aspartate (NutraSweet), damage nerve cells in the brain, and are particularly dangerous to the elderly, children, and those at high risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Must have the food industry flacks working overtime.
This book could save your life, January 7, 2002
Reviewer: Susan Mix from Medford, Oregon USA
I've always known that MSG and aspartame were not exactly health foods, but Dr. Blaylock proves how these and other excitotoxins can actually destroy brain tissue. He gives countless examples of actual cases of brain injury from ingestion of these and other chemicals. What I liked best about it was, after explaining why MSG, aspartame and others are so bad for your health he goes on to explain that a diet rich in raw vegetables, fruits and grains is healthiest. This goes along with all the latest diet research. He tackles many diseases and points out the connection between the diseases and dietary factors and at the end he lists hidden sources of MSG to make it easier to identify them. It is a comprehensive study, but well worth engaging in.
Russell L. Blaylock, MD (Biography)
Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon, combines many years of medical practice with study of thousands of research studies to create this monumental book. Author of Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, one of the first books to address the hazards of food additives, he has also written several other medical books and numerous scientific articles. He currently resides in Mississippi with his family.