|Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 4:23 pm: || |
I have just learned that I am msg sensitive but am having a problem. I thought pasta and fruit were ok but reacted to both today. I made angel hair pasta with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper and instantly reacted. I also had some watermelon and instantly reacted as well. I am so confused, help please.
|Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 11:33 pm: || |
Hi Nichole, did you look at the pasta ingredients? If they use "enriched" flour, there'd be your culprit. I am not entirely sure what all is in the enriched part but I have heard about it on this board as most likely to contain msg (free glutamate). Some can also have reactions to Olive Oil, especially if not organic due to pesticides used in growing the olives.
Was the watermelon organic? If it was not, then that also could be suspect if the grower uses any type of pesticide, many of which contain free glutamates.
This msg stuff is a learning process....the more you learn and arm yourself with knowledge, the less risk you'll incur with knowing what to avoid and not to avoid - but even when you think something is safe (or it should be), you may still have a reaction for unknown reasons. Yet there really is always a reason, one just needs to investigate further: for example, whether the food item has a high level of naturally occuring glutamates that could have been broken down by processing to that of free glutamates. Or whether pesticides have been used, or even the cleaning agents having phosphates in them or such (in the case of many meats).
Also, some foods you may have been able to tolerate but eventually can no longer due msg levels within your body system having reached a "boiling over" point - so again, it is a constant learning process and can be confusing, not to mention frustrating.
This board has a plethora of great info - you can enter in the search field anything you want to investigate that has been posted here or ask away!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 10:16 am: || |
I llok for pasta made in Italy that is just wheat and water. I also love brown rice pasta, but don't overcook and try different brands...some cook up better than others...do well with Trader Joe's brand. Be aware that there are many metabolic primer sprays being used that contain amino acids. They produce HUGE produce. I've tasted some gigantic strawberries that almost tasted like they were injected with liquid stevia, they were so sweet..not natural flavored...same with some watermelon. Some people just have bonifide allergic reactions to some of the chemicals in certain foods...salicylates, for example.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 11:44 am: || |
Deb, Can organic produce be sprayed with the metabolic primer sprays?
|Deb A. |
|Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 8:25 am: || |
Yes they can, because in some states, it's considered natural, since the amino acids in the "natural" product can originate from organic produce. There are organic food products that contain organic citric acid and organic autolyzed yeast....they are created usually by fermentation..a "natural" process.
|Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:00 am: || |
I found this EPA webpage for "Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2009 Registration Maintenance Fees" and Auxigro Wp Plant Metabolic Primer is listed. Do you think there are other sprays that contain this stuff?
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 3:09 pm: || |
I have no firm information, but it is my guess that they are other copycat pesticides that are rich in glutamate. Anyone want to do any research on pesticides containing amino acids? I find it intriguing that the makers of AuxiGro couldn't pay the registration fees...for awhile, they had reps all over the world selling their product...makes me wonder if the gov't knows how bad this stuff is.