Brain-interfering toxins you can mostly avoid

ToxinsInBrainWe eat, drink and are surrounded by more poisonous substances than most of us can imagine.

But here are a few particularly prevalent toxins that we can make a point of avoiding as much as possible:

MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG): This additive is found in processed foods.

A recent study published in the Journal of Headache Pain states that for some folks a single dose of MSG can cause headaches in otherwise healthy people.

Regular consumption can lead to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia and other brain disorders.

MSG got such a bad name over the last decades that processed food manufacturers list it on labels under other names such as soy protein, hydrolyzed protein, textured protein, autolyzed yeast and others.

Ginger has been found to counteract the effects of MSG.

But it’s best to avoid processed foods altogether.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: Aspartame is a much-vilified chemical found in everything from American sodas to chewing gum.

A growing body of research suggests it increases the risk of deadly tumors, as well as causing anxiety, depression, speech problems and migraines.

HEAVY METALS: A number of heavy metals are found in dental amalgrams, mining, fracking, vaccines and agricultural chemicals that make their way to the water supply.

If you suspect you have been over-exposed to heavy metals, you can require blood tests and take measures such as chelation to detox them from the body.

FLUORIDE: This controversial toxin, added to toothpaste and drinking water, is linked to numerous health ailments. The Fluoride Action Network cites 39 studies linking fluoride to lowered IQ. It may also affect learning, memory, fetal brain development, autism and other brain disorders.

Fluoride in water is banned in most other countries and today 168 communities around the U.S. have followed suit.

Let’s make 2015 a year of learning about natural health and doing the best we can to build healthy bodies for ourselves and our loved ones.


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