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Not too many people can say they were the inspiration for a book, and even fewer could claim the piece of writing they inspired could alter the way thousands of people in North America think about what they ingest. But, Jessica Erb can. It was Jessica's diagnosis with fluorosis more than two years ago that ignited a fire under her parents, John and Michelle Erb, to identify the cause of her ailment. Now, after years of painstaking research and analysis, The Erbs have collaborated on a book, entitled The Slow Poisoning of America, that goes far beyond merely exploring the roots of fluorosis.... "Two years ago, we did a lot of research into why her teeth didn't look normal," Mr. Erb explained. Upon consulting another dentist, The Erbs learned that the blotchy white spots on Jessica's teeth was in fact the early signs of fluoride poisoning........ At that point The Erbs, .... began a personal quest, delving into Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations, scientific reports and analysis of various food additives. "We realized that if the government has been deceitful about fluoride, what else is out there that's harmful? And the problem is, once you open a Pandora's Box, you can't close it." The Slow Poisoning of America goes a great deal further than fluoride, and includes a significant section devoted to examining a controversial food additive - monosodium-glutamates or, as it's better known, MSG.... "We really did a lot of research in books and journal articles. What's frightening is, for 30 years, they've known how damaging MSG is," he said. "The Slow Poisoning of America" links high rates of MSG consumption to other afflictions, including the shocking increase in recent cases of autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in children. The work also briefly touches on hot topics, including Aspartame, Mad Cow Disease, and methods to negate the impact of ADHD. The Erbs..., hope this book will offer the general public a doorway into scientifically supported proof that is normally only accessible to academic circles. "The disadvantage you see in most reporting, is the press will find one study and they'll talk about one study," he said. "But, when you analyze 200 studies, you get a much bigger picture and the pieces fall together."

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Paladins Press (June 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974199303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974199306
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Nata Reynolds on February 19, 2006
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Since reading this revealing book, I have been able to take steps in controlling what my family eats. My migraines are history, my son is no longer on ritalin, and our medicine cabinet is empty!

This book is written by parents for parents, and is a wonderful gift to humanity!

Save your health and the health of your family...get this book!
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Steven Speizer on February 19, 2006
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There is a conspiracy in America. A conspiracy to make Americans fat and take their money. This is a book the government does not want you to read. It is a book major food corporations and argibusiness does not want you to read. This is a book Peter Jennings had three copies of and was never allowed to report on it for fear of offending the advertisers. It is a book you will unlikely be able to buy here or any place else until the word gets out.

The root of this conspiracy is if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic. John Erb has found the chemical and it is poisoning Americans by the millions.

John Erb 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. 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 the scientists have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and humans?) to become obese, they even have a title for the race of fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats." Thats Right MSG?

Something you can find in any kitchen. MSG is 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, Kraft salad dressings, especially the 'healthy low fat' ones. The items that didn't have MSG had something called Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Shane Kenney on July 11, 2006
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For anybody that is interested in what they eat and put into their bodies, this book is a must read. It is an easy read, geared toward the masses, but backed up with a serious list of footnoted reference research articles that would make anybody stand up and take notice that this author did his homework.

The historical background in the book on how the FDA made its decisions on specific food and drinking water additives (i.e. MSG, Aspartame, Fluoride etc.) is more than scary. It highlights the fact there is NO reliable safety net provided by the FDA or other government agencies that is not heavily influenced by corporations and business profits. I am not an activist, but this book makes me want to write a letter or better yet, purchase a copy of the book and mail it to my government representative to initiate a must needed overhaul of the FDA.

If you have kids, plan on having kids, or want to address your own health issues - read this book! It will make you read every food ingredient label in your pantry and in my case, throw out a quarter of my stored canned goods, the impact of this book is that scary.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Chris on June 7, 2008
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"The Slow Poisoning of American" is truly an eye opener and a must read for everyone who cares about their health. It is utterly shocking to me that government wants to legislate natural health products that help people heal, yet allow poisons like MSG, aspartame and floride into our food supply unregulated. Since Monsanto produces MSG, it makes me wonder who controls our goverments....the citizens or the corporations who are getting fat with wealth on the backs of the people who's illnesses THEY contribute to
There is MSG in almost everything we eat and knowing that they use it to fatten lab rats certainly explains to me why we have an obesity problem in North America! I have MSG sensitivity and didn't even realize that the reason I was still hungry after eating more than most men, is because there was MSG in the food! Now that I'm aware, I've changed my diet to mostly organic foods (where I still check labels for MSG). Interestingly, I eat a lot less food now and feel full. I can always tell when I've ingested something in a restaurant containing MSG because I'm back to being hungry after a full course meal.
There are many other reasons for eliminating MSG from the diet as it does brain damage if you ingest it hot (like when you eat your mmmmm mmmm good campbells soups).
He also attacks aspartame and floride. No brainers for me in terms of knowing they were not safe to ingest, but he gives you all the reasons why. If you doubt him, pubmed.com is an excellent source to verify what this author writes. He knows what he's talking about and I'm thankful he's out there to make us aware.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By World Music Fan on February 16, 2007
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I have been fortunate to possess a body that does not accept MSG. The first time I ate something with this obviously ever present additive, my heart started to race, I felt tingly all over and even once, one of my fingers went completely numb. This has continued to affect me in other ways, a strange lethargy that comes over me after the above symptoms that led a doctor in 1995 to diagnose me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which fortunately for Pfizer, meant I was to be prescribed Zoloft for the rest of my life, at least that's what my doctor told me. Fortunately, I didn't buy it and unfortunately didn't go off that drug until 5 years later. Today I am drug free but also MSG free. I also do not use fluoridated toothpaste or use artificial sweeteners, and only because it just didn't seem natural. Unfortunately, my city fluoridates our water so like the endless crimes against the American people, corporations and the government that works on their behalf, have left us completely vulnerable to all sorts of harm inflicted on us by their greedy hands.

I sure wish my mother had been affected by MSG as I have, perhaps she wouldn't be suffering from Alzheimer's as I write this. I hope one day folks will stop living in a dream world in this nation and realize, the enemy is right here at home.
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