Russell Blaylock

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Person.png Russell Blaylock   AmazonRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(medical doctor, writer, lecturer, neurosurgeon)
BornNovember 15, 1945
Alma materLSU School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Interests • vaccines
• fluoride

Russell L. Blaylock (born November 15, 1945) is an author and a retired U.S. neurosurgeon. He is considered an expert in the field.[1] Blaylock introduced a new treatment for a subset of brain tumors, as well as improving certain operations treating water on the brain.

Blaylock was a clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is currently a visiting professor in the biology department at Belhaven College.[2] He is the author of a number of books and papers, including Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (1994), Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life (2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003), and writes a monthly newsletter, the Blaylock Wellness Report.

Blaylock has endorsed views inconsistent with the scientific consensus, including that food additives such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are excitotoxic (toxic) in normal doses.[3][4][5]

Education and career

Blaylock completed his general surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.[6] He was licensed to practice Neurological Surgery in North Carolina between May 6, 1977 and December 15, 2006.[7] He is associated with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and was on the editorial board of their journal.[8]

Allegations of health dangers

Blaylock claims the supposed toxicity of numerous substances that according to scientific studies are safe at customary exposure levels. He has been quoted several times in media outlets regarding his position that MSG is toxic to the brain.[9][10][11] He also states that the widely used artificial sweetener aspartame is toxic[12][13] and may be the cause of multiple sclerosis.[14] He has additionally cautioned against heavy use of the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose).[15] These positions are not supported by scientific consensus or regulatory bodies, as extensive studies support the safety of aspartame, sucralose, and MSG.[3][4][16]

Views on politics

Blaylock has called the American medical system 'collectivist' and has suggested that health-care reform efforts under President Obama are masterminded by extra governmental groups that wish to impose euthanasia.[17]

Blaylock has also been a longtime supporter of the Institute of World Politics, and has praised its founder, John Lenczowski, for his "...dedication to sound principles of transcendent law, moral absolutes and the teaching of these principles within the scope of statecraft..."[18]



  • Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills Health Press, 1994. ISBN 0-929173-14-7
  • Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life Health Press, 2002. ISBN 0-929173-42-2
  • Natural Strategies for The Cancer Patient New York : Twin Streams, 2003. ISBN 0-7582-0221-0


Blaylock is the author or co-author of two case reports in the Journal of Neurosurgery. He has written for, and been on the editorial board of the journal of the politically conservative non-profit organization Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.[19] He also authors The Blaylock Wellness Report for the conservative website NewsMax.[20]

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  2. Russell Blaylock Seminar Series at Belhaven College
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  4. a b The safety evaluation of monosodium glutamate - DOI: 10.1093/jn/130.4.1049S
  7. North Carolina Medical Board
  9. A game of hide and seek. (hidden MSG in processed foods) originally printed in Vegetarian Times, September 01, 1998 AccessMyLibrary record.
  13. How sweet it isn't? Natural alternatives to sugar, minus the calories and carcinogens.(Eating Right) E Magazine November 01, 2003
  14. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills Health Press, 1994. ISBN 0-929173-14-7
  15. Gogoi, Pallavi, edited by Beth Belton. How Far from Sugar Is Splenda?, BusinessWeek Online, McGraw Hill, February 2, 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  16. Grice HC, Goldsmith LA - Sucralose--an overview of the toxicity data. Food Chem Toxicol volume=38
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  19. Food Additive Excitotoxins and Degenerative Brain Disorders - Originally published in the Medical Sentinel 1999
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