can be toxic to the
human nervous system.
Fresh food reverses
their negative impact.
Good nutritional eating seeks to reduce the amount of chemical additives consumed in food — food additives are synthetic substances inserted into food to help preserve it and “enhance” its flavor or color.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, a prominent neurosurgeon, in his book Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills explains how certain food additives can negatively affect the development of a child’s nervous system. He further states that these same chemical food additives may precipitate neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, ALS and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Reducing Food Additives in Our Daily Diet
Have you ever wondered why certain fast foods and processed foods taste so good? They usually contain flavor enhancers which are added under misleading names that sound harmless.
These flavor enhancers are in almost all packaged foods with names like textured vegetable protein, sodium caseinate, spices, carrageen and many more unfamiliar names. Dr. Blaylock calls these chemicals “excitotoxins” because they cause certain brain cells to get excited and begin to fire off signals rapidly. The brain cells can be so active that they become exhausted and die off, leading to the neurodegenerative diseases.
Infant formulas and toddler processed foods can be loaded with flavor enhancers which may be harmful to the developing brains of our children.
Nutritional Eating: Fresh Is Best!
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It’s important to understand that canned foods have lower nutritional value than fresh foods, and that there are potential issues from the plastic liners used in cans and the chemicals that they might leak into the food. We have an abundance of children with attention deficit disorders, autism, mood disorders and mental illnesses. Practitioners have seen children with seizure disorders that when taken off processed foods and fed Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and organic homemade baby food had a disappearance of their seizures.
I have worked with adults with debilitating neuromuscular degenerative diseases that show not only a stop in the progression of their disease but at least partial recovery with only changes in diet and lifestyle along with the addition of certain nutrients. It’s a known fact that a person with multiple sclerosis can get significantly worse for days or weeks after eating just one meal with flavor enhancers.
There are specific nutrients that have neuro-protective properties however the best thing you can do is to go back to eating real food. I am a strong proponent to eating fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits. I look forward to seeing you at the local farmer’s market!