Saw this in my local newspaper today: http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Chemist-says-omitting-MSG-cured-daughter-s-autism-5329126.php It is just a theory for one Katherine Reid but removing MSG from her daughter Brooke's diet may have cured her Autism. The woman has started a not profit called "Unblind my mind." Here is and interesting quote from the article: But Reid said she has her own proof. She sees it every day with her Unblind My Mind foundation "Out of the 75 cases of diagnosed autism I've worked on, 74 drastically improved within five weeks," she said. And then there is Brooke. I recently made some changes in my own diet and I discovered that MSG is in almost all processed foods. The tricky part is all the different things it is calle on food labels. Here is another quote: Actually, Reid said, the chemical is in nearly every processed food imaginable, but it only appears on food labels as MSG about 1 percent of the time. Instead, MSG is sometimes labeled as flavor or flavoring, soy protein, barley malt, pectin, corn starch or yeast extract, Reid said. It may turn out to be a dead end but it is a hope.