Friday, October 29, 2010

Romance Can Flee with MSG

It takes me forever to shop at the grocery store these days. As I wrote on my other blog I discovered that much of my fatigue, achy legs, fuzzy thinking, and heaviness of my limbs was due to MSG. Unfortunately, it's a bit more complicated to find things to eat than just looking for MSG on the label. As I learned by researching on the internet, it comes with many other names and ingredients.

I am so fortunate that my partner, Harry Borgman, whom I met on a dating site over six years ago (by following my own advice in my book) is very understanding. He has the energy of the Energizer Bunny. He has never retired from his art career and always has some project he can work on if I am dragging and want to rest. Hopefully, now that I have a glimmer of what additives to our food can do to me, I will feel better and better. I imagine that the devastation MSG can do to our bodies has certainly broken up more than one relationship. Or stopped creative achievements. It seems as if I have been tired all more life. Now I can get started on a whole new chapter, so to speak!

Harry by the way has had over 70,000 visits to his blog on illustration and art (see link) and I may never catch up, but now at least I feel as if I can try!

I urge anyone who has unexplained symptoms to consider a sensitivity to MSG or sulfites or any number of additives which are supposed to make our food taste better when in reality it just saves the food manufacturer money. By the way although most wine contains a sulfite as a preservative, there is available organic wine. You don't have a large choice but at least you can still have wine on your menu. I find that I can absorb one glass of regular wine with dinner one evening, but if I drink a glass the next evening, I get a mild hangover. Rats. Maybe I can convince the restaurants we frequent to carry organic wine.

Here I'll put in a plug for Marcos Bistro in Grand Rapids as they use no MSG in their food. I chatted with Deb, the chef's mother, and she assured me of that and related that she had had a bad experience with MSG at a tacos place. By the way you'll find the best Walleye you have ever tasted here.

In Bridgman the Grand Mere Restaurant keeps a bottle of Dry Sack Sherry for me which I totally enjoy. Maybe I can get them to exchange it for an organic wine. They have wonderful food as well.

As I mentioned earlier, I wrote the book, "50 Ways to Find Romance after 50, Love and Lust in Later Life". By following my own advice from the book I met Harry on the internet. There are over 49 other ways to meet a new love in it. I now have a special on my book, which by the way is good for almost any age, not only over 50. You'll find some excerpts from it on my website and easy ordering with Pay Pal. (See the link on the side of this blog)

Here's to romance against all odds. Will see you soon.

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