I'm so glad I found your site! I'm on 3 meds to control my debilitating migraines and my husband and I have finally figured out that its MSG! Thank you for all you do!
Welcome to the Forum and we wish you luck on your journey of eliminating excitotoxins from your diet. You can print out a list of ingredients to avoid off of this site or at our Say No To MSG site here, http://saynotomsg.com/basics_list.php
while you are waiting for you pocket card. We'll be putting it in the mail on Monday. We are located in Quartzsite, AZ for the winter, so you should receive it in a couple of days.
In the mean time, eliminate all diet products, ranch dressing, flavored snacks, such as nachos, toothpaste except for Arm and Hammer regular, all hair conditioners just for a starter and yes Sassafras has not found a hair conditioner that doesn't have MSG in it (by the way, she has very long hair so this was a blow to her when we figured this out). If you eat out, do not eat anything breaded, no soups, no gravies, no seasoned fries, no salads made from lettuce that comes in a bag, and drink coffee, water, non-diet sodas and keep your drinks simple. Avoid sweetened and complicated drinks in restaurants, such as mochas, hot chocolate, and any flavored creamers.
Some of the things I listed could be added back onto a list of ok to eat after you have investigated ingredients, but I assure you, if you eliminate the items on our list, you will eliminate your headaches. I have been told that to change their diet so drastically was too difficult and they would prefer to continue to take meds for their headaches. I remind those that believe that, excitotoxins kill brain cells. Those that show symptoms such as yourself, are being warned that you have to stop what is causing it. Taking medicine that simply masks the pain, will not help you in the long run.
If you have any questions concerning an ingredient, please feel free to call us at the phone number on the card.
Good luck on your journey.
Keep up the good fight.
Mick and Sassafras Zellar