By Bob Davies, M.Ed.
Psychology, B.S. Health



A friend
of mine knows that I am writing a new book on weight control. In fact, he is
creating the cover. He sent me an article titled, “MSG, a Slow Poison” which is
about MSG causing obesity and he wanted to know my opinion about the article.


Here are
some of the article highlights.

The food
additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as
Natural Flavoring.” MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton’s and Starbucks
coffee shops!

I wondered
if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive

epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo
in Ontario, Canada, and spent years working for the government. He
made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing
called “The Slow Poisoning
of America”.

In hundreds
of studies around the world, scientists were creating

obese mice
and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of

rat or mice
is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They

make these
creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.

triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing

rats (and
perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create:
“MSG-Treated Rats.”

When I
heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked

cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything – the Campbell’s soups,
the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper,
Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially the
“healthy low-fat” ones.

The items
that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had

called “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,” which is just another name
for Monosodium Glutamate.

It was
shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children

are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different

names in
order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they

don’t catch
on. (Other names for MSG are “Accent, “Aginomoto,” “Natural
Meat Tenderizer,” etc.)

But it
didn’t stop there….however I will. The article continued to say that the food
manufacturers are aware of the scientifically proven addictive properties of
MSG and in fact that is one of the reasons that they use this ingredient, to
get people addicted to their product.

This blog is
not about the ill effects of MSG. This blog is about accountability. The
information about MSG supports a person going victim and blaming food
manufacturers for their obesity.

My response
to my friend was the MSG is not the cause of obesity. YOU are! Obesity is a
behavioral issue. It’s about your habits, how much food you eat and whether you
exercise or not.

I am not
making a statement about MSG. My statement is about taking full responsibility
for the results in your life. You are the cause of all that you experience, not
Mac Donalds or food manufacturers.

Now I’m not
saying that this should be allowed to continue. Of course we need to have
protection for our food supply and to ensure compliance with healthy
ingredients. However,


Yes, I said
it. This doesn’t stand for Why the Face or Where’s the Food. It stands for
“What’s the Focus?”

If the
focus is on blaming food manufacturers, or fast food chains, or the media then
it’s not likely that you are going to take full responsibility for the results
that you are creating in your health.

recommend that you apply W T F to every aspect of your life. What is your focus
in your business? Are you focusing on the economy, the scandals and frauds that
are happening, the problems in Europe? Are you
focusing on world events, interest rates, the real estate market, inflation,
the job market, consumer buying or any other “indicators”?

The focus
needs to be on the most productive “required daily activities” that you need to
be doing to give you the highest probability of predicted results, period.

When I
asked the attendees from an elite level conference that I recently presented
to, the International Forum, now Forum 400, what their biggest challenge was
they said seeing enough people. That’s what they were focused on!

At the end
of your day ask yourself the question, “what did I focus on for most of the
day?” If the answer is your most productive actions then the results are a

Don’t get
seduced into being a victim and get sidetracked in terms of what you are paying
attention to. Take full responsibility for the results in your life. Take full
responsibility for what you pay attention to on a moment by moment basis. Your
family and the families of your clients will thank you!

Coach Bob



About Bob Davies

Author, speaker, trainer, coach To view a 7-minute video of a Bob Davies keynote presentation go to www.bobdavies.com To hear a 45-minute audio interview of Bob Davies go to: http://www.bobdavies.com/philosophy.html To view a 3:15 minute video of Bob discussing the limits of human perception, observation and the "gorilla" go to www.bobdavies.com To view YouTube videos go to http://www.youtube.com/bobdavies7#p/u/5/gmOVAxNzu04 Bob Davies, Presenting The 1.2% Factor at MDRT in 2011 Bob Davies, named in the top 100 greatest minds of personal development world-wide by Excellence Magazine Bob Davies, M.Ed. Psychology, Springfield College, B.S. Health, Rutgers University. M.C.C. Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation #1013 High Performance Training, Inc. 20992 Ashley Lane Lake Forest, Ca. 92630 World Wide 949-830-9192 Domestic Toll Free 866-262-3284 www.bobdavies.com email info@bobdavies.com
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