By David Blyweiss, M.D.
Your food can be a killer—and I don’t mean just the junk food. The main culprits are the additives monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartate (a component of NutraSweet) that lace our foods to enhance their taste. Known as “excitotoxins,” these chemicals have been used for years to pump up the flavor of processed foods like soups, snacks, sauces, gravies, many low-fat and vegetarian processed foods. Of course, food manufacturers insist that they are completely safe, but a growing number of studies are raising red flags over their affect on the brain. Continue reading