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Excitoxins, The Taste that Kills

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The Taste that Kills
by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

$17.95 - Softcover - 298 pages

How monosodium glutamate, aspartame (Nutraweet®) and similar substances can cause harm to the brain and nervous system and their relationship to neurodegenerative diseases such a Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) and others.

ex-cí-to-tox-in: a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (Nutrasweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid.

..detai.led and well-researched, yet is written in such a fashion the non-medical person will come away with a good understanding of the subject.
—Medical Sentinel

 Excitotoxins is a valuable contribution to the understanding of the brain, and the need to protect it from assaults that result in various health problems and diseases.
—Townsend Letter for Doctors

...upsetting, yet it is responsibly researched and well argued. It opens a fresh view on the hazardous relationship of food (in this case, the wrong food) and brain health.
—Alternative Medicine's Reviews

 This is an electrifying and important book that should be available to every American consumer.
—Wilson Library Bulletin

About the author:

Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. is a board-certified neurosurgeon who completed his medical training at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Afterwards he spent five years of neurosurgical training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. There he worked with the eminent neurosurgeon, teacher and researcher Dr. Ludwig G. Kempe. Together they published over a dozen scientific papers.

 Dr. Blaylock, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has written and illustrated three chapters in medical textbooks and a patient booklet on multiple sclerosis. For the past sixteen years he has had a busy private neurosurgical practice. During the course of his practice he has treated many cases of neurodegenerative diseases.

 In March of 1989 his father succumbed to the ravages of Parkinson' disease. This began him on his journey to help others avoid this terrible experience, resulting in the writing of this book.

 Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Southern Neurosurgical Society, The American Nutritionist Association, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care.

 Dr. Blaylock enjoys art and drew all of the illustrations in this book. He lives in Madison, Mississippi with his wife, Diane, and their two children, Ron and Damien.


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