Ask A Healer Food Additives Series
Can MSG be detoxed from the body?
review by N J Howell
What are excitotoxins?
Heavy Metals Poisoning
I've been sounding the alarm on excitotoxins like msg for decades. I well remember the first time I literally thought I would have to go to the hospital. I had eaten stirfry at Shoney's. I had intestinal cramping so bad I thought I was dying and then heart pressure and palpitations, probably from stress and fear. Someone suggested it might be msg and I said "what is that?"
After that point in time, I could always tell when I had ingested monosodium glutamate but had no idea how prevalent an ingredient it was. If it's processed or packaged, it probably contains this excitotoxin or other ingredients that are excitotoxins.
In the process of educating myself on the way excitotoxins impact our body, I came to see that it wasn't just a matter of giving those foods up. If someone has been eating foods full of msg or other excitotoxins, they may accumulate and cause lasting damage to DNA. So, once you have accumulated excitotoxins in your body, is it possible to detox them out?
Detoxing MSG: Thankfully, the answer is yes. MSG may be detoxed out of the body, either by way of specially forumlated supplements or via the sometimes slower route of making important dietary changes. First, become an avid label reader and know all the hidden names for msg. Second, add nutrients to your diet that may help the body release msg, such as red clover and Omega-3's. Taking a good multivitamin with plenty of Vitamin C, the B Vitamins and Vitamin E will give the body support for releasing toxins.
In addition, there are formulas that target monosodium glutamate, such as one I found online for detoxing both aspartame as well as msg. It is put out by a company called Desert Biologics and their website says they only sell to professional practitioners so it looks like you'd have to go to a doctor that sells them to their patients as part of their treatment. I have seen Desbio products listed for sale online but I'd check with the Desbio reps via their website before ordering from another source.
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Health Care Disclaimer: The variety and severity of symptoms people feel from what are called "msg sensitivities" is broad. Some may feel tingling or numbness while others, such as myself, experience terrible gastrointestinal distress. It's always important to rule out medical issues if you remove the sources of the msg and the condition persists, or if you feel your health is being compromised. See your doctor.