I was invited to lecture on nutrition to a group of individuals who have ADD/ADHD children or are associated with someone who has been diagnosed ADD/ADHD. It was a wonderful evening spent with some really dedicated and concerned individuals. At the end of the presentation I was asked to give a list of all the names of food that MSG is in but not necessarily labeled MSG. So for all of the seminar participants who gave me their email, here is the list I was referring to.
Label Ingredients that ALWAYS contain MSG:
Monosodium Glutamate, Monopotassium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Protein (any and all), Yeast Food, Gelatin (yes even Jello), Yeast Nutrient, Yeast Extract, Glutamic Acid, Sodium Caseinate, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Textured Protein, Autolyzed Yeast
Ingredients that often contain MSG, or create it during processing:
Carrageenan, Citric Acid, Bouillon and Broth, Maltodextrin, Soup Stocks, Ultra Pasteurized, Barley Malt, Pectin, Protease, Protease Enzymes, Soy Protein Isolate, Natural Pork Flavoring, Natural Beef Flavoring, Natural Chicken Flavoring, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein, Soy Sauce, Enzyme or Enzyme Modified, Malt Flavoring, Soy Protein, Soy Protein Concentrate, Malt Extract.
Any ingredient labeled “Fermented”and /or “Protein Fortified”.
Natural Flavors & Seasonings which is very often a catch-all for MSG based food enhancing ingredients, especially in condiments, spices, and salt products.
All vaccines contain MSG as does I.V. drips. Nasal sprays, and liquid medicines (you have to check with your Pharmacists to find out if it is in your prescription)
Certain yeast products like Brewer’s Yeast are safe to use and is different than ‘autolyzed yeast’
Naturally “fermented” products such as apple cider vinegar and specific probiotic or “friendly” bacteria on certain whole food extracts are also safe.
Several individuals have request an outline of my presentation so here it is (sorry it is so long)
1. The 6 elements of nutrition the body must have to sustain and maintain life
A. Protein (amino acids) repair and regenerate organs, tissues, cells, may provide vitamins and minerals to the the body
B. Carbohydrates (energy) fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, deserts. May provide vitamins and minerals
C. Fat (energy) needed for healthy brain, protection for internal organs, synergistic for oil soluble vitamins
D. Water (hydrate and help elimination) No fluoride or chlorine or distilled
G. HERBS ARE NOT AN ELEMENT OF NUTRITON; THEY FOLLOW THE DRUG PATHWAY IN THE BODY
2. Minerals are involved in every bio-chemical function of the body. Without minerals there is death-body can’t make them.
A. All of the elements of nutrition require minerals bio-available in order to function and work in body
B. Enzymes and Hormones also require minerals in order to work in body but are not elements of nutrition
3. Two categories of minerals both forms are natural
A. Amino acid chelated mineral natural-organic form
B. Inorganic minerals only natural NOT organic
C. Rattlesnake venom
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4. 18 barriers to the body that prevent it being able to chelate a natural mineral into a natural-organic mineral.
A. Bio-availability of natural amino acid chelated minerals
B. Very poor bio-availability of natural minerals
C. Non-chelated minerals within the body must either be
1. eliminated from body into the toilet Grass grows greener over the septic tank Erma Brombeck
2. absorbed into specific body areas but body not able to access and use them. Future sites for health problems to occur as the unused minerals build a toxic level in the body and enter past the brain barrier (aluminum, lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.)
5. Discuss and list the 18 barriers that prohibit the body making an amino acid chelated mineral from dietary food or from natural inorganic minerals
A. Natural inorganic minerals CHEMICALLY react in the body with drugs, over the counter products, herbs, dietary fiber, prescription medicines, homeopathic remedies and even food in certain circumstances
B. Genuine amino acid chelated minerals DO NOT enter into these chemical reactions in the body. Safe to take with prescription drugs, food, and other therapies
6. Mineral deficiencies causes
A. Soil is mineral deficient
B. Processing of food
C. Man made food
D. Adulterated food
E. Genetic modified (altered) food
F. Stress– 5 minutes can deplete mineral reserves in body
7. Dangers to the brain
B. Aspartame and ALL sweeteners and sugars including high fructose sugar, corn syrup,splenda, and Stevia if it has been adulterated, etc.
E. Soft drinks
H. Food coloring
J. Soy and soy foods
K. Whole grains (gluten)
M. Some drugs including over the counter
N. Some herbs
O. Electromagnetic energy fields (T.V., cell phone, computers etc.)
P. Environmental pollution
R. Heavy metals
There are many more things that can be added to the list, these are the major ones
A. Use a multiple vitamin/mineral that contains all minerals as genuine amino acid chelated minerals
B. Eat a balanced diet
1. Choose low glycemic index foods from carbohydrate group of food
2. Eat grass fed beef, chicken
3. Avoid hormone enhanced foods (eggs, meat, dairy)
4. Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly to remove pesticides, chemicals, waxes etc.
(Give formula for cleaning all produce)
C. Drink pure water not other forms of beverages
D. Avoid stimulants in food, beverages, drinks etc.
E. Take EFA daily for healthy brain
F. Increase Ca and Mg as amino acid chelates to replace lead and mercury in body joints
G. Take SOD formula using genuine amino acid chelated formula to remove toxic metals from behind brain barrier, provide protection from free radicals, provide anti-oxidant protection etc.
H. Sufficient sleep
I. Daily exercise (dancing, ping pong-table tennis)
J. Reduce stress
If you have any questions please contact me or call the office (801)593-0325 for a consultation.
Dr. Janeel A. Henderson