Excitotoxins Cause Damaged Minds
God communicates with us via our minds—through our frontal lobe’s reasoning ability. If certain food ingredients are known to kill brain cells, then eating those foods will inevitably result in decreased ability to communicate with the Holy Spirit. The issue of food, therefore, is serious and has eternal consequences.
The Enemy tempts us with attractions involving our five senses—especially taste. Many cautionary words are found in Scripture and Inspiration regarding appetite. Our food choices not only concern our physical health, but also our spiritual well being. Neglecting our bodies and being careless in our stewardship of Christ’s sacrifice for us is sinful.
With the precious health message given us, Christians should be among the healthiest people on Earth. The divine plan has been so plain that no one need be confused on the matter:
Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing (Ministry of Healing, 295-296). Simple combinations of nuts and grains and fruits, manufactured with taste and skill, will commend themselves…(Counsels on Diet, 268).
Some food ingredients directly interfere with our minds and bodies. These ingredients are known as neurotoxins, because are toxic to the nervous system. They’re also called excitotoxins, because they overstimulate brain cells to the point of cell death.
It is essential that we learn to eat unadulterated whole foods, to read labels “religiously” (with our spiritual as well as our physical health in mind), and to educate others. Given the brain cell destruction caused by neurotoxins and the spiritual challenges we face, who among us can risk missing even one word the Holy Spirit speaks to us?
Now that we know the spiritual and physical consequences, we must change our ways, avoiding excitotoxins in meat substitutes, packaged foods, fast foods, and artificially sweetened, “sugar-free” anything. Who among us will buy foods to put into our bodies—God’s temple—without reading the labels and rejecting those with harmful ingredients? Who among us wants to answer to the spiritual consequences of knowingly eating or serving foods that result in ill health and stunted minds? The snares for our feet are many, but God is faithful. He has provided knowledge, discernment, and wisdom to those who seek a better way. May we all take hold of His grace to follow that path.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2).
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For information about aspartame poisoning, which is often mistaken for other diseases, see H. J. Roberts, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic (West Palm Beach: Sunshine Sentinel Press, 2001).
i Russell Blaylock, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (Sante Fe: Health Press, 1997). Blaylock’s recent books are Health and Nutrition Secrets that can Save Your Life and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients.
vii Russell Blaylock, “The Connection Between MS and Aspartame,” www.truthinlabeling.org.