One more blog about MSG and then I'll go on to other things.
I came down to Harry's in Sawyer and I was almost recovered from the last MSG attack. I was careless and simply did not read the labels. I had no heaviness of the limbs, little mental confusion (getting better) and generally was feeling OK. Then I ate a danish roll which had calcium caseinate and Bam, I was back with MSG Poisoning, because that's what it is. I know I wrote about this before, but I want to stress - read the labels. Now I'm back here again in Sawyer for a few days and I have another list for you to read and save if you want to be healthy. I'm feeling good and want to stay that way.
Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid:
Carrageenan (this will produce symptons for me), Bouillon and broth (look for the free
Any "flavors or flavoring". Maltodextrin. Citric Acid (this is often made from a mold, Aspergillus niger and can be obtained synthetically from acetone or glycerol.. not citrus fruit as it used to be. It is in almost everything. Anything "ultra-pastuerized". Barley malt, Pectin. Protease. Anything "enzyme modified". Anything containing "enzymes". Malt extract. Soy sauce (Look for the MSG free). Soy sauce extract. Soy protein. Anything "protein fortified". Anything "fermented". Seasonings.
Incidentally wine can have (and usually does) sulfites which can affect you. However "Frey" wine does not have any added sulfites. Only naturally occurring ones and is made from organic grapes. It is made in California.
As we eat out often, I go only to restaurants which I know are MSG free. Even then I avoid soups whose broth may contain MSG and some sauces. Plain hamburgers are OK. Fruit juices are usually good. Some salads, but some are dipped in a preservative to keep them fresh. Steaks are usually OK but not in some popular restaurants which use tenderizers.
There are some other no nos for highly sensitive people but unless you ask for them I won't include them. I can't tell you how much better my health is without MSG. And I can think. My writing has gone downhill but I hope to gain that back eventually.