Dr. Russell Blaylock a neurosurgeon, author, and authority on MSG (monosodium glutamate) and aspartame notes that MSG is a very toxic substance to the brain, especially to the developing brain of young children and to a developing fetus.
When compounds called “free glutamates” (glutamate is an amino acid that is a component of MSG) are added to foods to enhance the flavors, they cause the nerves in the brain to fire very rapidly and fire over and over again. This extra stimulation to the brain gets the taste buds all excited and makes the foods taste much better to us. But this rapid firing in the brain that causes excitement in our taste buds also triggers other symptoms too. Symptoms caused by MSG includes: arthritis, depression, sweating, behavior problems in children, headaches, allergic reactions, flushing, chest pain, facial numbness or pressure, heart palpitations, nausea, weakness, swelling, balance difficulties, and asthma attacks. Read More→by