THE CRAZY MAKERS: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children
An unprecedented look at how American food manufacturers
and their products may be endangering our
minds. With obesity becoming the fastest-growing
worldwide epidemic and manufactured food fueling that
trend, THE CRAZY MAKERS: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children is timelier than ever.
edition includes a new chapter on autism, as well as
revised material that shows just how much the industry
has changed in a few short years.
Based on extensive research,
epidemiological evidence and a formal study of
kids’ eating habits, THE CRAZY MAKERS identifies how the
latest food products may be literally driving us crazy. Carol
Simontacchi offers the reader nutritional primers and
recipes to help counteract the problems facing us and our
children every time we sit down to eat.
Softcover, 331 pages
From page 102:
MSG is categorized as an excitoxin, a chemical that causes a brain cell to become overexcited and fire uncontrollably. MSG (and other excitoxins like aspartame) has the potential for inflicting permanent damage on a growing brain or nervous system. It is known that MSG and aspartame readily cross the placental barrier and can over stimulate the growing brain of the fetus.