Excitoxins in Food + COVID Breaking Down the Blood-Brain Barrier — a Vicious Combination with the FDA Asleep at the Wheel?
re: The Lancet: “substantial neurological and psychiatric morbidity in the 6 months after COVID-19 infection”
re: Vaccine Safety: “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported”
re: The Dismal Anti-Science of Modern Medicine: “less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration”
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, particularly when you don’t find what you are not looking for, especially when it is not desirable to find it.
Excitotoxins include monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame (diet drinks), L-Cysteine. Think just about ALL processed foods, many “health” and energy bars, restaurant food, diet drinks The grocery store is in effect a neurotoxic waste dump. It is why you should eat only whole foods.
MSG can be legally disguised as “natural flavor”, hydrolyzed protein, various protein isolates, casseinate, yeast extract, beef flavor, chicken flavor, flavoring, spices, malt flavoring, etc. It’s a legal con-game.
Particularly in liquids, excitotoxins rise rapidly in the blood, potentially entering the brain as the neurotransmitters glutamate and aspartate, which the body needs and uses. For a healthy adult (a tiny minority?) with a fully intact blood-brain barrier, the excitotoxins may be largely kept out—for a while. But when blood levels stay high for a long time (always), some gets through. And not all parts of the brain have a blood-brain barrier!
Even in a healthy person some level of these excitotoxins will get through. But millions of people lack a fully functional blood-brain barrier, including in-womb fetuses, infants, children and teens, elderly, mTBI victims, etc.
Once into the brain, the excitotoxins selectively excite neurons that primarily use those neurotransmitters, damaging or killing those neurons by firing continuously.
So why don’t people show problems? Because neurons damaged and killed by excitotoxins are not necessarily ones that cause immediate clinically obvious problems. Instead, we see rising levels of all sorts of neurodegenerative brain diseases that start cropping up by middle age, as small but key parts of the brain are degraded or wiped out until “all of a sudden” some nasty condition pops out when a critical threshold of neurons is lost.
COVID and excitotoxin damage — a new vector for brain damage?
Put these facts together:
- Food manufacturers, restaurants can legally include excitotoxins in food as per the FDA, which long ago accepted studies since proven sadly lacking to outright fraudulent, as proving safety.
- The FDA assumes a fully functional blood-brain barrier. But a very large proportion of the population (in-womb fetuses, infants, children through teens, elderly, mTBI victims, etc) do not have a fully functional brood-brain barrier.
- COVID apparently damages the blood brain barrier.
Hypothesis: the combination of blood-brain barrier damage by COVID together with the modern diet high in excitotoxins could be causing or at least exacerbating brain damage in excitotoxin-sensitive neurons.
I scan all my food labels and strictly avoid processed foods and anything containing excitoxins. But it is very easy to be tricked by misleading labeling, and I only learned about some of those tricks in recent months.
...Those results suggest that clots, inflamed linings and leaks in the barriers that normally keep blood and other harmful substances out of the brain may all contribute to COVID-related brain damage.
WIND: it’s a scandal that excitoxins have been perfectly legal in food for decades now. But the FDA’s job has long been to protect industry, not people.
So.... tens of millions of people with not fully functional blood-brain barriers were almost certainly seeing localized brain damage from excitotoxins already: fetuses, infants, children through teens, mTBI victims, elderly, etc.
With a damaged blood-brain barrier in COVID patients, how many more millions will be hurt by excitotoxins in food, with effects to emerge a decade or two from now, over and above the immediate clinical issues?
It’s shocking to me that the researchers are not asking the questions about the implications of a blood-brain barrier that is “down”, since food ingredients like excitotoxins as well as many prescription medications could have major implications for brain damage.
Watching otherwise smart people fail to grasp the implications is depressing.
PS: hospital food almost certainly contains excitotoxins. The inmates are runing the asylum.