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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 is horrible...So I am now on a MSG hunt to eat far for the last 2 months i have been eating healthy with no issues....
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.

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


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.



What an amazing story. We would like to share it on our website as well as our forum at 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.

Mick and Sassafras Zellar
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.

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

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.

Health - About Eating / Re: Apple Cider Vinegar
« Last post by mandysk8581 on April 25, 2014, 02:28:25 AM »
nice post shared thanx.
Health - About Eating / How to loss weight fast
« Last post by mandysk8581 on April 25, 2014, 02:24:46 AM »
What is the best way to loss weight fast?
Health - About Eating / Diabetes
« Last post by mandysk8581 on April 25, 2014, 02:16:42 AM »
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.
Health - About Eating / Re: Chicken Soup
« Last post by mandysk8581 on April 25, 2014, 02:13:32 AM »
i like to eat chicken soup more.
Long John Silver's

Long John Silver's uses Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Proteins, Autolyzed Yeast, Extracts, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, and many more nasty ingredients in their batter, sauces, and soups.

Long John Silver's has a list of ingredients available in pdf form here:

I have put the items we should be concerned with in bold type.

Wheat Flour (May be Bleached and Enriched with Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate,
Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Corn Starch, Yellow Corn Flour, Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices (Including
Paprika), Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate),
Garlic Powder, Natural Flavoring, Guar Gum, Spice Extract.
Contains: Wheat

Breaded Clam Strips**
Clams and Natural Clam Juice, Bleached Wheat Flour, Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Salt,
Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Contains 2%
orless of the following: Rice Flour, Spices, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Dextrose, Sodium
Tripolyphosphate, Monosodium Glutamate, Water, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Yeast, Lactic Acid,
Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Bonito Extract, Buttermilk, Artificial Flavor. Contains: Clams, Wheat, Milk

Baja Sauce
Soybean oil, water, egg yolks, distilled vinegar, salt, contains less than 2%of sugar, garlic*, lime juice
concentrate, egg yolk solids, spices, monosodium glutamate, lactic acid, xathan gum, sodium benzoate and
potassium sorbate (as preservatives), onion*, paprika, natural and artificial flavors, calcium disodium EDTA
added to protect flavor. *dehydrated
Contains: Egg

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Water, Broccoli, Pasteurized Processed Cheese Spread [American Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt,
Enzymes), Water, Whey, Sodium Phosphate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Skim Milk, Salt, Milkfat, Artificial
Color], Onion, Creaming Agent (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate a
Milk Derivative, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan),
Cream, Margarine (Soybean Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Nonfat Dry Milk,
Soybean Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate added as a preservative, Artificial Flavor,
Colored with Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate), Contains less than 2% of the following: Modified Food
Starch, Cold Pack Cheese [Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Water, Salt,
Apocarotenal (color), Oleoresin Paprika (color)], Flavor (Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil),
Cream Base (Clarified Butter Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Sweet Cream
Solids, Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Flavorings with Annatto and Turmeric, Xanthan
, Sugar, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Natural Tocopherol to protect flavor), Salt, Chicken
[Cooked Mechanically Separated Chicken, Salt, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Chicken
Fat, Whey, Chicken Flavor (contains Salt, Acid Whey Powder, Yeast Autolysate, Sweet Whey Powder,
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Water, Lactose, Spice Oleoresins, and Oleoresin of Turmeric), Onion Powder,
Turmeric, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate, Xanthan Gum, Spice Extractive], Natural Flavor
(Maltodextrin, Modified Butter Oil, Salt, Dehydrated Butter, Shortening Powder, Guar Gum, Sodium
Bicarbonate, Annatto and Turmeric for color), Emulsifier (Mono- and Diglycerides with TBHQ and Citric
Acid added to protect flavor), Natural Flavor (Cream and Enzymes), Propylene Glycol Alginate, Spice,
Lecithin, Red Pepper Sauce (Vinegar, Aged Red Pepper, Salt), Xanthan Gum, Annatto Color (Propylene
Glycol, Purified Annatto, Mono- and Diglycerides, and Potassium Hydroxide), Paprika Oleoresin (Refined
Soybean Oil, Natural Extractives of Paprika).
Contains: Eggs, Milk, Soy, Wheat

Green Beans – Seasoned
Green Beans, Onion, Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Spice, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil, Garlic. Conclusion:

Long John Silver's is a Red Zone Restaurant.
Go here at your own risk.
Personally, breathing the air while driving by one of their restaurants would be too much.
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