Supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold up signs as the opinion for health care is reported outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

This past week, millions of Americans were able to keep their health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare!

Regular readers of this column understand how important health insurance is to me. With the many health devastations suffered by my mother with complications of Type 2 diabetes, I’m thrilled that the GOP decided to call off the replacement vote! It has been said many times on every news channel about some of the problems that the Affordable Care Act has, but the GOP did not come up with an acceptable replacement. For that, I’m quite pleased!

For 17 years now, I have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It is a blessing that so many people around the country came out to march to save Obamacare. The devastation caused by eating hormone food, and foods with excess chemicals and monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is the cause of much of our health problems.

There is sickness all over the land partially because of MSG foods, and I shared a true story in this column two years ago about MSG, and how it causes weight gain. It has a direct connection to Type 2 Diabetes.

This follow-up column was prompted by a reader who called me and said, “You didn’t tell us what MSG means.” I took for granted most readers were familiar with MSG (obviously not). This is yet another reminder for those of you who may not be familiar with this acronym.

Monosodium glutamate is a sodium salt food additive used to provide flavor to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. An article published by the Mayo Clinic shares information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which classified MSG as a food ingredient that’s “generally recognized as safe,” but its use remains controversial. For this reason, when MSG is added to food, the FDA requires that it be listed on the label.

A study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed that mice injected with MSG led to the development of significant inflammation, central obesity and Type 2 diabetes. By 6 and 12 months of age, “These results take on considerable significance in light of the widespread usage of dietary MSG and we suggest that MSG should have its safety profile re-examined and be potentially withdrawn from the food chain,” the report said.

The website has a small sampling for those of you who would like to avoid MSG foods. Among the food they suggest you not eat: Doritos, KFC, chicken and sausage products, ranch dressing, parmesan items, gravy, dipping sauces, fries with any seasoning other than plain salt, flavored salty snack chips such as Cheetos, and items with cheese powder added.

Look around and pay close attention to body sizes today, regardless of race! Aren’t you surprised when you see overweight Chinese or Japanese people? They’ve become Americanized now. They eat our MSG and unhealthy fast foods. Google hormone meats or MSG products and see what shows up! Then look in your yearbooks from the 1950s, 1960s and even 1970s — young people were much smaller.

Organic foods are best. Granted, they’re more expensive, but you only have one life. I’m worth it — are you? Far too many African-Americans are unaware. This appears to be another form of enslavement, a way to kill us off quickly! More next week.

Now that we have been able to keep the Affordable Care Act, I will continue to share statistics with you, the readers of this column, so many of you out there can change the way you look at foods!

Lyndia Grant is the host of “Think on These Things,” a radio talk show on WYCB (1340 AM), Fridays at 6 p.m. Contact her at 202-518-3192 or via email at

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