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The Toxicity Of MSGThursday 02/09/2012
Dr. DanDr. Dan Kuehne / Customized Clinical Nutritionist

The Toxicity Of MSG

MSG - Monosodium glutamate is a food additive, which causes many reported reactions including but not limited to:


Headaches, muscle pain, joint stiffness, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, and depression.  Each person has their own level of tolerance before reactions occur, but no level of MSG is harmless.


Pain is caused by an inflammatory response from physical, chemical, or emotional stressors.  Inflammation is a chain reaction of chemical events, producing chemical substances that cause pain and irritation of the nervous system, joints, muscles, digestive tract, mucous membranes, sinuses and virtually any tissue that eventually sets off adrenal overload.


Once your spine is corrected your body will begin to heal the physical stressors and let your body more readily deal with and heal the emotional and chemical.  But, on occasion, the body will still be overwhelmed from excessive chemical overload from toxins and allergens.  In our society today we get bombarded with chemicals from our water, air, environment and especially our foods.


MSG is a controversial chemical flavor enhancer used and heavily debated since 1948.  Many people (doctors included) doubt that MSG can have any ill effects on health, our scientific and clinical findings prove otherwise.  It’s cheap, easy to produce, and often very addictive; all which make a great saleable product.  


Monosodium glutamate consists of sodium and glutamate. Glutamate is the salt of glutamic acid, and amino acid.  MSG is produced by a process of hydrolyzing vegetable proteins.  This process involves boiling vegetables in sulfuric acid, then neutralizing them with caustic soda, producing a brown sludge, MSG was originally derived from seaweed, but is now made from soy and other vegetables. 


Glutamate acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter.  After only 90 seconds of contact it causes swelling of NERVES.  Glutamate also affects blood vessels in the brain, causing them to vasodilate. MSG is a major factor in many disorders, especially those involving pain. 


Reference text:

 “ In Bad Taste, The MSG Syndrome ” by George Schwartz, M.D.


Where is it found?

Most people know that MSG is almost always found in Chinese food but what they don’t know is that it is in many foods they eat on a daily basis.  MSG is hidden by many food company’s by listing it as other names or even as “Natural Flavoring”.


Always contain MSG:


Monosodium glutamate

Hydrolyzed protein

Calcium caseinate

Glutamic acid

Textured protein

Yeast extract

Yeast food

Autolyzed yeast

Yeast nutrient




Often contain MSG:

Malt extract

Malt flavoring

Barley malt






Whey protein

Whey protein concentrate

Whey protein isolate


Anything protein fortified

Flavor and flavoring

Natural flavor and flavoring

Natural pork flavor

Natural beef flavor

Natural chicken flavor

The word seasonings

Soy sauce

Soy sauce extract

Soy protein concentrate

Soy protein isolate

Soy protein

Smoke flavoring







Remember MSG is a toxin that affects ALL people!  Toxins are dose dependent.  A small amount may effect you a little, more will make you sick, and create severe repercussions.


About Our Show Advisor: Dr. Dan Kuehne has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers Business School and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University. He also has earned the distinction of Applied Clinical Nutritionist, after hundreds of hours of postgraduate education. Dr. Dan achieves remarkable results with his patients because of his dedication to serve his patients. Dr. Dan learned early on the importance of customizing the care for each patient. Dr. Dan uses the 7 Pillars of Health and the biofeedback system called, System Strength Analysis to achieve results with his Customized Clinical Nutrition program. Using whole food supplements, herbs and empowerment education, Dr. Dan facilitates you reaching your health goals, naturally. Dr. Dan Kuehne also is a gentle and specific chiropractor. He uses instrument adjusting, and light force chiropractic techniques to restore the body’s vital life force from your brain to your body (every cell, tissue, muscle and organ) without any cracks, twists, or pops. Dr. Dan motto is “Empowering People to Reach their God Given Potential.” To learn more about Dr. Dan Kuehne and the techniques he uses visit his website at


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