excitotoxins

Excitotoxins --- The Taste That Kills by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Author: 
Reviewed by Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Fall 1996
Volume Number: 
1
Issue Number: 
3

What do monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed vegetable protein and Aspartame (Nutrasweet) all have in common? They are all common taste-enhancing additives found in a variety of foods and beverages, and they all contain Excitotoxins. In his book, Excitotoxins --- The Taste That Kills, Dr. Russell L. Blaylock provides an extensive review of the literature supporting his hypothesis that these excitatory amino acids can promote death of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Dr.

Food Additive Excitotoxins and Degenerative Brain Disorders

Author: 
Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
November/December 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
6

There are a growing number of clinicians and basic scientists who are convinced that a group of compounds called excitotoxins play a critical role in the development of several neurological disorders including migraines, seizures, infections, abnormal neural development, certain endocrine disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, learning disorders in children, AIDS dementia, episodic violence, lyme borreliosis, hepatic encephalopathy, specific types of obesity, and especially the neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, and olivo