In all media outlets such as the newspaper, on TV news, and the internet we are seeing headlines such as these that follows: Childhood obesity is on the rise, adult obesity is a serious epidemic, try this pill or this fad diet, and get more exercise. What is going on in our society? Well could there be a correlation between what we are eating that is causing this obesity epidemic? Dr Russell Blaylock seems to think so, in fact he has been warning the public for well over 10 years about this and other health conditions related to what is in our food. His book Excitotoxins ‘The Taste that kills’ was published in 1994. The correlation of MSG is too hard to deny any longer. There is much science to back this up. MSG you say, most think of MSG as a thing of the past. We all know Chinese food was notorious for adding MSG to its food for many years. We are now all familiar seeing signs in their storefronts stating that they no longer add MSG to their food. Some might think MSG must be outdated. Well guess what MSG is not a thing of the past it is in most foods on the market that come in a can or a box. Most of these names would never give an indication of MSG at all. Our Chinese takeouts might not be adding MSG to the food but maybe unknown to them there sauces if not homemade most probably contain some type of MSG.
What is MSG? How is it disguised from even those of us who do read the labels? MSG is an excitotoxin which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage, acting as a poison. MSG is literally hidden in food labels under names such as broth, casein, hydrolyzed, autolyzed, gelatin, malted barley, rice syrup, yeast extract, and more making it very difficult to identify.
MSG is in 100’s of foods, even in baby formula. It is especially common in soups and salad dressings. A lot of the vegetarian foods, or so-called health foods, use yeast extracts. Soy extracts which is from soybeans, naturally, have one of the highest glutamate levels of any of the plant products. When you hydrolyze it, you release the glutamate, such as with the soy protein isolates.
How do these ingredients contribute to our obesity epidemic? Scientists have known that MSG causes obesity since the 1960’s. It helps to produce visceral fat, which is the most dangerous type of fat that surrounds your organs. The discovery that there are numerous glutamate receptors in all organs and tissues including the GI tract, from the esophagus to the colon, the entire electrical conducting system of a heart, the lungs, the ovaries, all the productive systems and sperm itself, adrenal glands, bones and even the pancreas are all controlled by glutamate receptors. They act and operate exactly like the glutamate receptors in the brain. So, when you're consuming MSG, you get very high glutamate levels in the blood after eating a meal containing MSG. You are stimulating all of the glutamate receptors. What was found in MSG-exposed animals is that they prefer carbohydrates and sugars over protein-rich foods. That was one of the characteristics of this type of obesity caused by MSG consumption. It's very difficult to exercise the weight off and almost impossible to diet it off. The appetite is out of control, but the metabolism is also out of control. They have metabolic syndrome on top of obesity, which makes it impossible to lose weight.

What can you do to safe guard you and your family from these toxic chemicals? Of course being diligent on reading the ingredient list of all foods you consume. But are you aware that even if we are careful with reading labels that not everything in that product is even listed. The food industry does not have to list an ingredient if it is less then 3% of the total ingredients nor does it have to list ingredients it uses during manufacturing. Consume only fresh whole foods that are picked vine-ripened and grown organically without any gene mutation or chemicals. There are a lot of healthy whole foods, vitamins, and natural spices that act as glutamate receptor blockers, which would help to add to your diet such as silymarin, curcumin, and ginkgo biloba. Curcumin is very potent. Most of your flavonoids reduce excitotoxicity. Magnesium is particularly important; its natural function significantly reduces toxicity. Vitamin E succinate is powerful at inhibiting excitotoxicity, as are all of your antioxidants. Combinations of B vitamins also block excitotoxicity. The true way to avoid MSG and other things you do not wish to consume is to eat the way Nature intended for you to eat.

Author's Bio: 

BIO- Kathryn Morrow D.D., M.S., Nurse Educator

Kathryn Morrow graduated from nursing school in 1976, Long Island, New York and practiced in varied health fields throughout the years.

With her interest in holistic medicine, she pursued the degree of Doctor of Divinity in holistic health and wellness through the American Institute of Holistic Theology, Birmingham Alabama.

She has her Masters in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham Alabama.

She is an ordained Metaphysical Minister through the Universal Life Church, Modesto, California. She is a relationship coach specializing in a “marry yourself ceremony”.

She is a Reiki Master certified in the Usui Traditional Japanese system. She is an intuitive counselor from a heart-love connection.

She has certification with DSHEA, which is the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 and is an active member of the American Nutraceutical Association.

She was a Nurse Educator with the Defeat Diabetes Foundation on their web-site and has served on the board of the Lupus Foundation writing articles for their newsletter on holistic nutrition. She has been involved with PAROT (children with asthma) at All Children’s hospital and a member of Partnership for a Healthier Pinellas. She is on the Results Project board, which deals with nutrition and ADD. She is on the advisory board at the Orlando campus of Everglades University. Also a member of the advisory board for the "Children Can Change the World" Expo.

For the last 10 years she has worked as a Nutraceutical Consultant & Educator, a Holistic and Spiritual Counselor in restoring the natural state of health, a Reiki Master Teacher, and a teacher of a Life Style Awareness class for the mind, body, and spirit placing education in food choices as a very important role in our health and well being. Now working as an integrated health care professional counseling and consulting in alternative therapies for diseases such as cancer, colitis, asthma, obesity, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and blood pressure, stress, and the list goes on. She is helping people through food choices, color therapy, and affirmations. In her practice she is able to offer Nutraceuticals that only licensed health care professionals can distribute.
She also is educating the public through workshops and seminars locally here in Florida and throughout the country. Some of which are-taking place on the campus of St. Petersburg College on a monthly basis.

Kathryn is a published author of the book The Color of Nutrition and is one of the authors in the book 101 Great Ways to Improve Your health and has published articles in New Times Naturally. She also had an internet radio host called Tomorrows Health
Kathryn Morrow D.D., M.S., LPN DOB- 6/25/58
The Color of Nutrition Born in New York
14690 Seminole Trail Married with 2 grown sons
Seminole, FL. 33776

727-776-1958- cell

Curriculum Vitae for Kathryn Morrow D.D., M.S, LPN

Professional Experience
Current: 2007
Private consultant practice – helping restore ones natural state of health through nutritional therapies, food, color, and affirmations using EFT
Classes and workshops throughout the area
Tutoring with the no child left behind program
Seminars and workshops on a community and professional level- Jan- Feb 2006 schedule is as follows: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Integrated Medicine Healing Center in Clearwater, Tuesday is Foods that Heal – Learn what foods reduce stress, illness, & weight, & Thursday is Color Therapy- Learn how color & thoughts affect daily life. Create balance & success. Reduce stress & illness with simple tools.
A workshop in Atlanta, Georgia on Holistic Nutrition at Georgia Tech in January will be given.
A three day workshop, book signing, and professional panel in Redondo Beach California in February presented by Healthy Life.
An independent clinical consultant and speaker for Standard Process of Fl, Inc
I am also a tutor in the school system in the Fl No Child Left behind Program in the Pinellas County Schools.
Educating on the college level at St. Petersburg College doing monthly topics starting in the fall of 2006
Seminars at the Personal Power Center in Safety harbor along with lunch and learn for the business sector in Safety Harbor throughout 2006-2007.
Workshops at Ambrosia’s Spa in Largo are also given on month to month basis (2006-2007).

I was consulting with the Foundational Health Center employing various nutritional therapies for optimal immune support specializing in chronic illnesses.
I worked as a community health nurse implementing varied programs for an adult community in Largo Fl. It consisted of coordinating health seminars, educational programs according to the needs of the community, marketing for new clients and services, and implementing and teaching a life style awareness class weekly at their center.
I owned and operated a home health companion agency in Clearwater Fl. With duties of assessing clients for care, managing and supervising employees in the client’s home or facility, marketing and educating the community about my services, while keeping open communication with clients and staff to ward off or solve any problems this business would encounter.
I educated clients and the community on nutraceuticals and optimal immune support through home meeting and group workshops.
Working as a nurse as a supervisor on a 50 bed dementia unit in Largo Fl, my duties consisted of supervising staff to meet the residence needs on a clinical and emotional level. I also acted as a liaison for the residents, families, physicians, and the facility through open communication. Coordination of services of various clinical disciplines was also part of my duties to the residents.
As a Nurse Educator I worked with the Defeat Diabetes Foundation educating, screening, and assessing nutritional needs on their website.
I was an infertility coordinator in an infertility clinic in Long Island NY where I interviewed, screened, assessed needs, and processed new clients for emotional and clinical services.
As a clinical nurse after graduating nursing school I coordinated care in varied departments including internal medicine, urgent care, orthopedics, day surgery, OB-GYN, dermatology with plastic surgery, and pediatrics.

2005- High honors in the degree of Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition through Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, Alabama
2003- Certified in Music and Palliative care in Largo Fl.
2002- The Holistic degree of Doctor of Divinity in health and wellness through the American Institute of Holistic Theology, Birmingham, Alabama
2002- I received my credentials of Ministry as an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church in Modesto, California.
2002- I received my certification as a Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
2002- The original certification of Medical Error Reduction at St Petersburg College in St Petersburg, Fl.
2001- Certification in Diabetes Care: Competencies for Patient Teaching
2001- Certification in Delegating Nursing to Unlicensed Assistive Personal
1999- Certified by Allina Health System in Breakthrough Discoveries in Immune System Disorders in Melbourne, Fl
1998- Certification in Alzheimer’s Training for Direct Care Staff in Long Term Care in Tampa Fl
1997 Certification in the American Nutraceutical Association
1997- Certification in DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
1996- Certification program in Pharmacology in Largo Fl.
1995- Certification in Nursing Malpractice Risks Understanding the Law
1984- Licensed in the state of Florida as a Practical Nurse
1984- Certification by the American Heart Association in CPR
1976- Licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of New York

Professionals Memberships
NAPNES- The national association for Practical Nurse Education
ANA- American Nutraceutical Association
Diabetes Foundation
Lupus Foundation – was a board member
Partnership for a Healthier Pinellas
PAROT- children with Asthma at All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg FL
Results Project- children with ADD – empowering results with nutrition
Advisory board of Everglades College in Orlando
Advisory board for the "Children Can Change the World" Expo.

Publication of articles, radio, and books by Kathryn Morrow

2007- One of the authors in the book 101 Great ways To Improve Your Health
2004- Book- The Color of Nutrition by Kathryn Morrow
2003-2005- Published articles in the Lupus Foundation Newsletter, What is in our Foods and How it Affects Our Immune System Parts 1-5, Food Additives Part 1-2
2004-2007 Published articles for New times Naturally Magazine and their internet site pertaining to Awakening, Global Consciousness, & Healthy Relationships, What is in our food
2005-2006 Hosts own internet radio show called Tomorrows Health on

Educational Seminars & Workshops developed by Kathryn Morrow

Parents University at Countryside High school- Color Therapy- Use color to create balance & wellness in your life

The Festival Of Reading at Eckerd college- The Color Of Nutrition

Varied Educational Topics at the Health Nut in Largo Florida and at other locations throughout the state

Several seminar subjects include:
Why is nutrition so confusing? Help with comprehension of basic nutrition & ingredients. Our toxic world – what foods and skin care products to stay away from How good nutrition enables us to learn and concentrate- foods for health. Alcohol and drugs - why we use them and how not to Helping women (children, men) empower themselves through self love Finding peace in a chaotic world How what we think becomes who we are Why am I always stressed? How fear, anxiety and negativity dis-empower us How color creates balance for the mind, body, spirit How to stay fit for life


Holistic Nutrition-
1. Responsibility of the Health Care Professional
2. What to eat & why
3. What food & ingredients to avoid at all costs
4. Why by creating health for oneself it enables the health care professional to take better care of their patients
5. what is holistic nutrition and how does it differ from nutrition in general
6. Are you confused on what is healthy

Eat Your Way to Healthy Blood Sugars
1. What is the glycemic index
2. How does our blood sugar levels regulate our health & our weight
3. What is glycemic load
4. Foods to prevent type 2 diabetes

The Color of Nutrition
1. How to create balance & health through the color of our food
2. How certain color foods, minerals, & vitamins correlate with specific organs & systems of our body

Individual courses on Prevention & Dietary protocols for Chronic illnesses
1. Bring awareness to disease prevention verses treating symptoms
2. Prevention & foods needed to create optimal immune support for chronic illness from A-Z
3. 3 Why prevention, if it is not broke why worry about it
4. Learn how to help your patient deal with a chronic illness & help them become proactive in their own health

Color Therapy
1. Create balance & success on an emotional & physical level
2. How do colors in our homes & the clothes we wear affect our every day life
3. Through color reduce stress & illness
4. Energy systems of our bodies & the colors they transmit

Peace with-in
1. What we think and say affect not only ourselves but our patients as well
2. Positive thoughts produce positive results
3. Learn to reduce conflicts in your home & place of work
4. Science that proves the power of our thoughts
5. We have a responsibility to make a difference with our attitude toward our loved ones and patients

Alternatives Healing Modalities & Relaxation Techniques
1. Learn simple & practical ways to reduce stress
2. Learn how to protect yourself from negativity
3. Learn ways to change patients anger, anxiety, or frustrations
4. What are reiki, aromatherapy, mediation, acupressure, kinesiology, and more? How can these modalities help

Seminars at the Personal Power Center in Safety Harbor include The Color of Nutrition, Love Color & Relationships, and Lunch & Learn- Menopause & skin care products (monthly topics are to be announced)

Lectures at St Petersburg College on a monthly basis include Why is Nutrition so Confusing, Drugs & Alcohol and Your Health, Have your cake & Eat it too (Healthy Sweeteners), Eat your way to Health, Health Issues of African American, Does Genetics play a role in illness & disease, Why Am I so Stressed