[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”]N[/dropcap]eurotoxins are substances that interact with nerve cells by overstimulating them to death or interrupting their communication process. This process is harmful to nerve cells, because it can fry them or reduce their functions. Studies have shown that neurotoxins can shorten the life span of nerve cells and contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Chorea and Parkinson’s.
The availability of neurotoxins has increased dramatically within the last few decades. Many of these neurotoxins are found in the food we eat and water we drink. One of the most widely used neurotoxins is found in many junk food. Even worse, it is found in baby food.
If you have a new-born or kids, you may want to pay close attention to the ten neurotoxins listed below. Kids are the most vulnerable to neurotoxins, because their bodies are still developing. Most food products that contain neurotoxins have them listed on their ingredients list. If you find a food product that contains the neurotoxins listed below, you should avoid consuming it.
Ten neurotoxins to avoid
(also known as Equal, AminoSweet, NutraSweet, Spoonful): Very common in sugar-free food products, especially sugar-free gums and drinks. Most aspartame is made from the fecal matter of genetically modified bacteria. Studies have linked aspartame to diabetes, migraines, kidney failure, seizures, blindness, obesity, neurological disorders, mental illness and brain tumours.
(also known as sodium glutamate, MSG): Very common in chips, canned food, baby food and other junk food. Independent researchers believe that MSG plays an important role in neurodegenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. The evidence supporting their claim is that MSG destroys neurons in cells, especially brain cells.
(also known as Splenda): Very popular in sugar-free products, especially sugar-free drinks. Sucralose was accidentally discovered while doing research to create a new insecticide. In other words, sucralose is similar to insecticides. It is regarded as a chemical cousin to DDT. Sucralose is a chlorinated compound. When the body breaks this type of chlorinated compound, it releases very toxic chemicals.
Common in drinking water, over-the-counter antacid and vaccine. Aluminum is hard for the body to absorb, but citrate or citric acid can dramatically increase its absorption. Vaccine is one of the major contributors to aluminum toxicity, because the aluminum is injected directly into the bloodstream.
Common in fish product, vaccine and amalgam fillings (also known as silver fillings). Mercury can be found in drinking water too. Mercury is one of the most toxic neurotoxins, because it easily destroys brain tissue. For an excellent short video showing how mercury destroys brain tissue, read How Mercury Destroys the Brain.
(sodium fluoride) : Very common in drinking water and toothpaste. Fluoride was used to kill rats before it was introduced into consumer products. The fluoride used for consumer products is a mixture of many hazardous chemicals. It is known as sodium fluoride, not to be confused with the natural calcium fluoride. This is why there are warning labels on fluoridated toothpaste. For proof that fluoride is a hazardous toxin, read this article.
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Very common in certain junk food. Hydrolyzed vegetable protein contains high concentrations of glutamate and aspartate. In high levels, glutamate and aspartate can stimulate nerve cells to death.
Calcium casein ate
Popular in protein supplement, energy bar and junk food. It is harmful to the brain.
Common in dairy products and junk food. Visit this site for more specific information about sodium and calcium caseinate.
Popular in many processed food, such as canned food. It is toxic to the brain.
Original article at Energy Fanatics