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list of excitotoxins to avoid

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 16, 2011 at 8:07 PM

It's commonly accepted that aspartame and MSG are excitotoxins, but are there any others to watch out for? I've read that sucralose and saccharin may be.

Any evidence? Please provide references or citations to research, publications, or books if any.

It would be nice to compile a list with references here, not answers that say "go read this book".

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on November 02, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Wow, that was a crucial find. I'm gonna go drink a pack of coke zero, brb.

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on May 17, 2011
at 12:51 PM

@Becker- For real?? Do you have a link to a study, or other source?

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on May 17, 2011
at 12:54 AM

@Melissa- Hunt Gather Love, good find. Could be that the answer is that there really isn't a list of excitotoxins to avoid, just maybe disingenuous authors/neurosurgeons with no scientific support.

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on May 16, 2011
at 11:21 PM

Ben, stevia may actually improve beta cell function and enhance insulin sensitivity, or more likely insulin secretion regulation, to some degree.

74c2a166b7f6f13fb39af9f0f439cb38

on May 16, 2011
at 08:53 PM

thanks Dr. K, can you point us to any research that shows sucralose or saccharin are excitotoxins? that would certainly be helpful.

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:43 PM

"commonly accepted"??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Blaylock "Blaylock has endorsed views inconsistent with the scientific consensus" don't forget you can get his "brain repair" formula for only $99 a month!

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:41 PM

@Dr. K- doesn't stevia spike insulin?

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:18 PM

Stevia is fine.

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74c2a166b7f6f13fb39af9f0f439cb38

on May 17, 2011
at 12:55 AM

@Melissa- Hunt Gather Love, good find.

Could be that the answer is that there really isn't a list of excitotoxins to avoid, just maybe disingenuous authors/neurosurgeons with no scientific support.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on November 02, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Wow, that was a crucial find. I'm gonna go drink a pack of coke zero, brb.

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on February 02, 2013
at 07:46 PM

Read Dr Blaylocks book (Excitotoxins) it has pages and page of references. And yes there is a list to avoid. For those of you who are naysayers, do your homework.

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