MSG - Monosodium Glutamate has been a public buzzword since it was taken out of baby foods in the late 60s.
Did you know that it's in literally thousands of different processed foods, often under hidden names.
And now, science is showing us that it could be a big part of what's making us so fat.
Your diet could be your brain's biggest enemy. Why?
Consider this: Could the organic yogurt granny eats send her prematurely into Alzheimer's? Could your baby's diet be putting the child on a path toward attention deficit disorder?
Or could your daily soup slam you with migraines?
MSG can directly worsen autism, attention deficit disorder, and hyperactivity.
And MSG can cause the brain to be miswired, especially in the womb and the first few years of life.
That damage to brain connections can mess up nearly any aspect of brain function, from the control of hormones to behavior and intelligence.
ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease
Research shows that MSG attacks over 40 percent of the population in some obvious way -- migraines, throat swelling, diarrhea, vomiting, or irregular heartbeats.
But what about the less obvious, even silent damage?
Glutamate receptors on the lungs could explain the rising affliction of juvenile asthma.
It produces worsening of asthma, even fatal asthma.
And don't forget the nasty plague of diabetes affecting tens of millions of Americans. There are glutamate receptors on the pancreas that can lead to diabetes or loss of diabetic control, once the disease is present.