July 2008 - Battling the "MSG Myth"
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Have you experienced difficult health issues that seem to have no answer? For the most part, this newsletter is dedicated to the power of the mind to heal our lives. However, from time to time I receive articles which I feel are so important they need to be shared.
While many health issues have root causes in our emotions and can be cleared or improved greatly through hypnosis, some of these same health issues can simply be a result of what you’re eating. This article is about the toxic side effects of MSG, commonly known as Monosodium Glutamate. As you’ll see below, the physical symptoms are wide ranged, and the biggest problem is that MSG is disguised by so many alternative ingredient names that you have no idea whether or not you are ingesting MSG unless the packaging clearly says: “No MSG”. Often a package may say: “No MSG Added”, and that still doesn’t mean there is no MSG, only that no additional MSG was added. It is important to also say that having any one of the following symptoms, or groups of symptoms may also come from other health issues having nothing to do with MSG. So, if you’ve had difficulty with any of the following symptoms and have not found a solution, you might want to consider the possibility that MSG is at the heart of the problem. I hope you enjoy this article.
Battling the "MSG Myth"
You have reached us because you or someone you care about is suffering from puzzling chronic conditions such as headaches, stomach disorders, fatigue, depression, and many other problems. Tests have come up negative and you want answers.
What you will find out at this time will most likely be the missing piece of the puzzle. What we discovered helped our family and thousands of others. Some skeptics will think, "It's too simple an explanation", but the truth is, most of us are suffering needlessly because of so-called "safe" food additives, namely excitatory neuro-transmitters (nicknamed excitotoxins). The main ones are monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame, and L-cysteine. You may think that you are actually avoiding MSG if you avoid Chinese restaurants, but this factory created flavor enhancer is in almost every bottled, bagged, frozen, or canned processed food on super market shelves. But since MSG is often a component of a formulation, it is not labeled as such. You've seen words like autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein, and whey protein. Each of these substances contain a percentage of glutamate, the harmful component of MSG.
I didn't correlate my headaches and diarrhea to the food I was eating for years. Most of us don't because reactions to these excitatory substances can occur from ten minutes to 48 hours after ingestion. But when my 19 year old son began to develop debilitating headaches, my search for answers led me to the culprit: MSG. See if you suffer from any of these commonly reported symptoms and disorders.
Have you been tested for, suffer from, and found little relief from any of the following conditions?
- Severe headache
- Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
- Irregular heart beat or blood pressure, racing heart
- Depression or mood change, bipolar, SAD
- Abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, colitis, IBS
- Balance problems, dizziness, or seizures, mini-strokes
- Tenderness in localized areas, neck, back, etc.
- Sleep disorders
- Blurred vision or difficulty breathing
- Chronic fatigue or sleepiness
- Excessive perspiring or shuddering and chills
- Shortness of breath, chest pains, asthma
- Swelling, pain, or numbness of hands, feet, jaw
- Pain in joints or bones
- Flushing or tingling in face, chest, pressure behind eyes
- Gagging reflex or difficulty swallowing
- Hyperactivity, behavioral problems
- Chronic post nasal drip
- Skin rash, itching, hives
- Bloated face, dark circles under strained eyes
- Extreme thirst or dry mouth
- Difficulty concentrating and poor memory
- Slowed speech
- Chronic bronchitis-like symptoms, allergy reactions, dry cough, hoarseness or sore throat.
- Heavy, weak feeling in arms and legs
- Irritable bowel or colitis
- Attention deficit disorder, anxiety attacks, rage, panic attacks
- Neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson's
- Pressure behind eyes or on head, neck, shoulders
- ADD, ADHD, Rage Disorder
- Weight problems, obesity, hypoglycemia
If any of these conditions plague you, you may be a victim of the myth that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a safe food additive. The truth is that the average person eats much more glutamate than what is considered to be a safe and normal amount in the typical American diet. MSG is in everything from crackers and soda pop to vitamins and toothpaste.
Battling the MSG Myth -
A Survival Guide and Cookbook
By Debby Anglesey
After suffering for 21 years from several chronic conditions caused by MSG, and finally finding relief for both herself and her son, Debby spent one and a half years researching and writing a book to help other victims. This highly informative book is recommended for people who suspect or know their migraines, stomach disorders, or other chronic conditions are caused by Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Aspartame. It offers over 400 recipes and several chapters devoted to educate the wary consumer. Many doctors and clinics use and recommend this book for their sensitive patients. Since glutamate is hidden under many aliases in processed foods, avoiding it is tricky without the facts. This book will educate and guide you to a new world of health as you learn how to substitute your present MSG tainted foods for healthy ones.
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