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Introductions / Re: Hi I am new here
« Last post by Sassafras on September 28, 2014, 04:54:42 PM »
I am so so happy to find you all.  I really think MSG is what caused my problem..... Each time this has happened it was after I had eaten out (not everytime I east out) . I would, within a 1/2 hour to 2 hours get severe stomach pains....i can't even walk it is so painful.....then diarrea, flushing where my whole face and eyes turn beat red and hot, feels like my blood pressure is spiking in my head....then eventually blood in diarrea from the severity of it.....then its all gone...and i am exausted....only happens once in a while in my life but man....it is horrible...So I am now on a MSG hunt to eat healthy....so far for the last 2 months i have been eating healthy with no issues....

Kym,

Welcome to the Forum!!!   [welcome]  W==(:D)== ::D

The symptoms you mentioned are common for people who suffer from Excitotoxin Sensitivity Syndrome (ESS).  Of course, these are only a few.  Here is a list of symptoms anyone can have after digesting MSG or Other Excitotoxins. 

Now that you have found one of the causes for your symptoms - MSG - you're search for good health is still ongoing.  There are over 100 ingredients which can effect MSG intolerant people.  A list of these ingredients can be found HERE - http://www.saynotomsg.com/basics_list.php .  Because the food industry is constantly using new ingredients which are being invented at an increasing rate, this list may never be complete, but, this list provides enough ingredients to be avoided and create a healthy lifestyle.

If there are any questions you have about ingredients to avoid, please post them here at the Forum.  Now that my husband, Mick, and I are not traveling we have DSL and our laptops, so now we can respond to everyone using all 10 digits of our hands rather than pecking with one finger on our smartphones.   d(BD)b

Welcome again and I hope the Laminated Card we provided you has helped in your search for good health.

Keep up the good fight!!

Warmly,
Sassafras Zellar
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Politics / Re: Political Art Refuted in Art City - Saugatuck, MI
« Last post by Sassafras on September 25, 2014, 03:17:44 PM »
Heading to civil court in the morning (8/1/2014) to dispute city ordinance 150.30 (More than 3 opinion signs).
This is Art, not an opinion  You can see picture of misfit sculpture here.

http://www.lakestreetcommons.com/misfit_art.html

The City of Saugatuck is not happy with the imaging and canvas nor the integration into the artful landscaping.  Really !? 

A city that is based on art is now trying to decide what is and what is not art for display on ones private property.   First Ammendment violation.

Heading to civil court in the morning.    egaads.  These people don't have anything to do with their thumbs.
I can give them an idea what to do with them    (;D)b

Motownrider


Motownrider,

Well, everyone has an opinion.

In the movie The Hunger Games, there is a saying: "May the odds be forever in your favor."

Concerning the "artwork", IMO, the peace sign is the most appealing. 

Warmly,
Sass
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SayNOtoMSG.com :: To Your Health - Dedicated MSG Section / Question?
« Last post by kymg45 on August 24, 2014, 08:45:40 PM »
I am trying to not eat anything with msg which means I have been eating mostly natural foods....I am having a hard time with lunches though....I can make my own mayo and mix it with tuna or chicken but I want to put it on bread....my question....what kind of bread can I eat? W==(:D)==
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Hi...brand new here and so happy to find all this info on MSG!!
Just emailed you my address etc....would love to have this card
Thank you so much
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hi just signed up .....glad to support ...its good to see we the people setting sites up like this looking forward to getting my card and betting these monstrous n evil corporations ps..ds
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Introductions / Hi I am new here
« Last post by kymg45 on August 21, 2014, 05:48:40 PM »
I am so so happy to find you all.  I really think MSG is what caused my problem..... Each time this has happened it was after I had eaten out (not everytime I east out) . I would, within a 1/2 hour to 2 hours get severe stomach pains....i can't even walk it is so painful.....then diarrea, flushing where my whole face and eyes turn beat red and hot, feels like my blood pressure is spiking in my head....then eventually blood in diarrea from the severity of it.....then its all gone...and i am exausted....only happens once in a while in my life but man....it is horrible...So I am now on a MSG hunt to eat healthy....so far for the last 2 months i have been eating healthy with no issues....
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Politics / Political Art Refuted in Art City - Saugatuck, MI
« Last post by motownrider on July 31, 2014, 05:49:00 PM »
Heading to civil court in the morning (8/1/2014) to dispute city ordinance 150.30 (More than 3 opinion signs).
This is Art, not an opinion  You can see picture of misfit sculpture here.

http://www.lakestreetcommons.com/misfit_art.html

The City of Saugatuck is not happy with the imaging and canvas nor the integration into the artful landscaping.  Really !? 

A city that is based on art is now trying to decide what is and what is not art for display on ones private property.   First Ammendment violation.

Heading to civil court in the morning.    egaads.  These people don't have anything to do with their thumbs.
I can give them an idea what to do with them    (;D)b

Motownrider
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Hello,

Thank you so much for your wonderful website! For the past 5 weeks I have been dealing with an unknown illness. I have been to the ER 7 times due to severe hives and swelling. Once by EMS due to anaphylaxis. I have seen loads of specialist including....General practitioners, Allergist, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Rheumatologist, Dermatologist, Chiropractor, and an Acupuncturist. I have spent $$$$ on labs and hospital stays. I have had swollen joints, horrible body aches and headaches. I have been tested for EVERYTHING from bacterial infections to autoimmune diseases. All of my blood work comes back with nothing present except a high iG E showing a very strong allergen present. My allergist tested me for a laundry list of foods...nothing coming back on the moderate or even high side of positive. The final diagnosis was chronic idiopathic urticaria. This diagnosis is unacceptable by me and I refuse to live my life on antihistamines and prednisone!! After 5 long weeks of not being able to care for my 7 month old son alone (my husband works offshore and had to come home), shedding tears every day, being prodded and poked, feeling hopeless and slipping into a depression a dear friend of mine who is a newly licensed Neuropathic doctor gave me the name of a Chiropractor in Austin, TX who performs Applied Kinesiology. Now I know that AK gets a bad wrap in the medical society since it can not be proved by science but I believe in it and after everything I had been through I thought why not. I made the drive to Austin only yesterday to meet with this amazing man. I spent about and hour with him discussing my symptoms. He performed the muscle testing technique and told me that 90% of hives are caused by some sort of food allergy. After only 5 minutes of testing he told me he knew exactly what was causing my illness....MSG!!!! I was shocked!! I knew I was allergic to MSG because I had a reaction as a young child that did NOT involve hives but rapid heart beat and severe headache. My whole life I have tried avoiding MSG at Chinese Restaurants or labels that specifically do not list MSG as an ingredient. I would have never guessed that this could be the culprit of my current allergic reaction. I was amazed...he never looked at my lab work but this made since. My labs shows a high amount of allergen in my blood but is also showing that I am not allergic to any foods. Well this makes since! I am not allergic to meats or vegetable but could I be allergic to what is going on them? He continued to explain to me that a true food allergy will occur 30 minutes to 2 hours after ingested and will leave your blood stream rather quickly where as MSG stays circulating in your blood stream longer; hence my continues hives. I have been consistently ingesting MSG therefore I am consistently covered in hives. He went on to explain how every physical body has a threshold and it seems as though mine has been maxed out. My eating habits have changed immensely after having the birth of my son. My time is limited so my diet consist of quick and easy meals being mostly frozen or canned. I even try to get " healthy frozen meals" lol. He went on to explain that MSG is hidden as other ingredients and I was shocked to find out that almost everything that has been going in my mouth contains MSG!! Even my hair and facial products. He told me that he is very confident that this is what is causing the hives etc and recommended that I eat a STRICT NO MSG diet for 2-4 weeks to see if this is in fact the culprit. I came home and began researching MSG on line when I found your very helpful website. I would love a laminated card by the way. :-) Today will be my first MSG free day; probably in my whole life!!! I am anxious and nervous to get to the grocery store, but excited for the challenge. I know this will be a lifestyle change but if this means I get my health back and get to hold my child pain free then I won't look back. I will keep you updated on my progress and if in fact I am hive free in 2-4 weeks then PLEASE you this as a testimonial!! I really appreciate your informative website and thank you for making this information free and available to the general public.

Thanks again! Here is my address for the laminated card.

[Address and other information omitted for privacy.]

Kind Regards,
Jennifer B.
 


Reply:

Jennifer,

What an amazing story. We would like to share it on our website as well as our forum at www.misfitcityforum.com and our Facebook page which you may want to join. It is called Say No To MSG. Search for it and look for our logo. Your story is being repeated around the world and particularly in the US where there are more and more people becoming dependent on processed food. We hope our efforts will not only help people, but also let them know it is OK to get angry and loud. We recently had an inquiry concerning whether a particular brand of "100 % natural chicken nuggets" had a recall. We explained that there is no such thing as a 100% natural chicken nugget and don't eat it whether it had a recall or not. There is a whole generation of people that have been raised on processed foods, fast foods, frozen foods and flavored snacks and so they just aren't aware of the damage being done to themselves when they eat these chemical stews.

We started our journey with eliminating msg and other excitotoxins in 1998 when we were traveling in Florida and Sassafras would get sick every other day. We discovered in Florida, everyone uses a fix-it on the lettuce to keep it from browning and this was making her sick. The next fall we bought our first computer and started researching. Sassafras is a web builder and I suggested about 10 years ago she share the information we had accumulated with others that are suffering and our website Say NO to MSG - Monosodium Glutamate - Index is the result of that effort. We are traveling again, as we do a couple of times a year and are in the New Orleans area for a couple of days. We'll get the pocket card out to you ASAP. If you have any questions concerning ingredients feel free to email us or better, call us. We are here to help.

Keep up the good fight.

Warmly,
Mick and Sassafras Zellar
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Health - About Eating / Re: Diabetes
« Last post by Sassafras on April 25, 2014, 07:11:08 PM »
Hello every one this is my first time on this forum and i want to know that how we can easily reduce diabetes problem by diet. which diet good for reduce diabetes fast. share your suggestions thanx.

Welcome to the Forum, Mandy!!!   d(BD)b [welcome] (;D)b W==(:D)== ::D  We are glad to have you here and thank you for the wonderful question.

Sadly, there is no diet that will reduce or cure diabetes.  I should mention that there is research that suggests that the elimination of diabetes is possible, but the voice of this research hasn't been listened to or studied enough to really have an effect on society.  Hopefully this will change sooner rather than later.

________
Sass
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Health - About Eating / Re: How to loss weight fast
« Last post by Sassafras on April 25, 2014, 05:51:19 PM »
Mandy,

There isn't any guaranteed quick way to loose weight, although, the one method which provides the best results is calorie counting.  If you count your calories daily and stay within your allotment of calorie intake, then you will loose weight.

What is the right amount of calories for you?  The number of calories differs for every person.

The standard diet calls for 2000 calories per day.  This is good for maintaining weight for a semi-active individual.  This can be difficult with today's current american cuisine.

For loosing weight, I, personally, decrease my calories down to 1800 per day.  After a week or two, it is suggested to decrease farther to 1500 calories per day.  This diet works well for my husband.


I hope this answers your question, Mandy.

Warmly,
Sass
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