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Lynn
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Posted on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 1:34 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you for your gracious, attitude, calling you so early, due to our time difference. I am so thankful for your research that you and your husband have done. I'm finding that I can't eat very much these days. Like you said , it will probably take 6 months to feel totally free of symtoms.

My fibro pain has decreased, my energy increased. But my dizziness, and plugged feeling in my ears, and pressure in my eyes, just won't go away. And with that a slight headache. Always worse after I eat. (even good things) I am alergic to mold so that might be part of the problem.

It is wonderful not to be hungry,, what a blessing. I was so hungry, all the time before I cut out msg.

Thanks again,
Lynn
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:01 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lynn, it's so nice to hear from you again. I'm so happy to hear you are having some progress. Do you have our book? If so, please read the first 81 pages again, as I suggest to everyone. I sure remember the plugged ears and dizziness...and the headaches, of course. But keep doing what you are doing and believe in your ability to heal..once you get an increasingly better handle on avoiding excitotoxins. The people here are so wonderful...most have been where you are now and are eager to help fellow sufferers. So know that you have a good support group to encourage and answer questions...and archives of information.
Evelyn
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:36 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Deb - got your book and sure appreciate all the time and effort that went into it. Will try a desert recipe with the kidlets today. Best of all - I have been posting info and website on facebook and everyone was talking about what they had read on the sites I posted. I was really hoping that the info could be useful to people at church as I know so many suffering with health problems where msg could be a factor! They all saw me sick week after week and now that I am well and they have seen the miracle of removing msg from my diet, they are wondering if it might help them too! So you helped many people when you helped me and I am very grateful. Next week, I will bring my book to show them - I forgot it today. I would love to see the migraines, fibromyalgia, stomach problems, sleep problems, tiredness, etc all go away with diet changes - Wouldn't that be awesome!! Again - thanks so much. You are doing a real service. God Bless you.
Mariann
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:32 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Evelyn I am so happy for you. That is awesome to be sharing with people as you are. All of us love it when we can reach people and maybe help them feel well and happy again. Seconds on the thanks to Deb. You are my hero. Mariann
Evelyn
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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:02 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another bonus I forgot to mention: I've always been allergic to septra (a sulfa drug), which I learned from your book, Deb, is due to a sulfite allergy! How come no one ever told me that? And Dr. Carol Foster - she is in my area. I recommended her to someone at church , thanks again to your book. Now that I've got this in hand, learning my way through it and evangelising the truth :-) I want to know what more we can do to get the word out. Why is it that the govt won't label free and bound glutamate? Fiber and sugar and sodium are considered generally safe, yet they appear on labels? Why are they discriminating against glutamate? Come on! It's so good, everyone loves it! Why don't they tell us so we can maximize our intake and get the most flavorful food available! (Maybe we should start a campaign with that tactic) Tell us, tell us! So we can get more!
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:05 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Evelyn, this has been a great day...first Mariann's sweet entry and now your story. It's people like you two that really keep me going. Thanks for being willing to pass on the information. If we all did that, the message would spread even faster. THANK YOU ALL!
firefly
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Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:56 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was going over the symptoms list and noticed a couple of symptoms that Myself and children had that are now gone since being MSG/fga free. We all Bruxism/teeth grinding mostly at night during sleep but one of my children would even do it during the day while she was awake. The Bruxism is gone now. ( I did see TMJ and aching teeth on the list) Also my children were having nightmares and interrupted sleep EVERY night. Our pediatrician labeled it as Night Terrors and she said it was very common, that her children also experienced this. But we have no problem with Night Terrors or interrupted sleep anymore either. My children all sleep soundly through the night and are now nightmare free. Pediatricians and Parents also, blame nightmares/Night Terrors on TV/Movies or Video Games. Which I'm sure doesn't help matters. We are a Christian home, we watch 2-3 childrens movies a week. (ex: old classics like Old Yeller, Lassie, Where the Red Fern Grows and so on) We do not have cable, satellite nor do we own any video games. So I now whithout a doubt that these food additives where the problem. Deb A ,just thought you may want to add those two to the list of symptoms for people who are checking out this site due to their childrens issues.
Deb A.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:24 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

firefly, thank you! I will add these. I do hear from many people who have shared the same symptoms...I tend to group the sleeping disorders together, but I think it would be good to go into more detail in the book and perhaps on the site. No surprise about the teeth grinding...my husband's stopped when we avoided MSG, too.
Deb A.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:37 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Evelyn, I'm sure glad you learned about sulfa drugs before you had to suffer any more reactions. Sulfites are nasty. They're outlawed in most of Europe.
Why would they want to warn people about MSG?...keeps big Pharma busy-$$), doctors busy, and more than likely will help with population control! After all, we baby boomers are a nuisance and big expense. Dr.Blaylock says that MSG causes infertility. But MSG will actually add to the high cost of health care. All these children being born with autism...obese children developing diseases at an early age, many ADD children needing half way homes instead of being able to contribute to society when adults, the rise in early onset Alzheimer's...frightening medical costs.
Evelyn
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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:57 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well we are going to get the word out Deb. I will be posting msg website URLs to the food companies facebook pages. They wanted interaction with the public! They are going to get it!
Firefly - we are much like you and though it didn't occur to me, my son has stopped grinding at night too! Funny story we just recalled last night because my 9yr old is reading 'Chew on this' (picked it up from kids section at local libray - someone working there must have an "agenda"): When my kids went to preschool they "failed" the admissions test because they did not recognize the logos for McDonalds, Coke, Doritos, etc. This is used to assess pre-reading skills. Thankfully the teacher was smart enough to know my kids didn't need special ed because we feed them healthy food :-)
Mariann
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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:46 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I love seeing all you wonder Moms being aware and fighting the good fight for your children. Firefly we have a little camp on a pond in Maine that we go to as a family. Last summer my son in law was reading Where the Red Fern Grows to his son. He was reading it out loud to him, even though he was 12 at the time, he wanted to share the book with his son. We all gathered round and listened and couldn't wait until the next night to hear more of the story. It has a hard lesson in it, but shared with people who love you it was a special experience. I will never forget it. You go Evelyn feeding those kids good food. I am sooooo proud of you all. Mariann
Mariann
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 9:08 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This seems the right place to post this new message of mine. I have not posted in a long time. A year and a half ago, my husband, who was instrumental in helping me get free of MSG related health issues, died. I have come a long way since then and I know that if I had the same afflictions that I suffered from before he helped me so much, I would not have made it through. I now have the opportunity to make more people aware of MSG and it's dangerous cousins. I will be doing a group discussion with some people at our local University. It is in conjunction with a program called OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Many higher learning institutions participate in this program. I urge you to look into it if you are 50 years old or older. I have started to take some classes and have met the most wonderful people. I have been given the opportunity to do a "lecture" of sorts to talk about my story in regards to MSG and my recovery. I am so excited to share this and hopefully help people feel better. I have learned so much at this web site and I will be informing them of this and other websites that give such good information. I have read some of the latest posts and so happy to see so many of my helpers of the past still at the job of giving a hand to others. As new people learn of this problem you are always here to help. I want to thank you all again for helping me for the last 5 years to become a healthy productive person again, and for being there to support me in the back ground as I passed through this difficult time in my life. At the time of Bill's passing you offered me consolation, during my recovery time you offered information through this forum. I am eternally grateful to you and of course to Deb and Mike for there steadfast devotion to informing us all. The service you do is beyond description, but so very much appreciated. It is time for me to give back in a very concrete way. Thank you all. Mariann
Di
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 3:41 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What a wonderful opportunity you have in doing a lecture about your MSG recovery. I'm sure with your enthusiasm and communication skills you will be extremely well received. Although they probably won't know it immediately, they will be very lucky to have had you impart this valuable information. Good luck and God Bless.
evelyn
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 9:58 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congrats, Mariann - what an awesome way to give back and be a part of the solution. Glad to see you out there in the community! You da woman! :-)
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 9:02 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mariann, I have thought of you often. You have such strength. You have always brought such a kind and caring feeling to this board. Now you are extending that to those in your community. You have inspired me to do more in mine. I will be looking into opportunities at our local college. Thank you, Mariann, for helping Mike and I spread the word. We need an army of people like you!
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 9:24 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to thank all you wonderful people who check in here often to help newcomers. I have not done it as often as I like recently. My back has been giving me problems (and old car accident injury). My son have had me on the decompression table trying to help me, since I re-injured it a couple months ago by lifting wrong. It takes time. In the meantime, it's comforting to know my "anti-MSG" friends are still here. Jack Samuels, who has educated me and mentored me over the years, suffered a major coronary last month. He is still on the mend, having a difficult time avoiding glutamate filled drugs and such. It gives one pause, considering how important we all are to this cause. PLEASE continue to help others. You are making such a difference in the lives of thousands..and the ripple is widening. I'm thrilled to see the health food movement growing. Parents are not stupid. I always said that it will take the growing injury to our children that will get people's attention to food additives. It's not fast enough for any of us, but we ARE making a difference. Mike and I wish you a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season and new year. Eat well!!! Watch out for those Christmas, Hanuka, and New Year's time bombs!
Sleuth JohnB
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 3:45 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Deb A. please look into pantothenic acid for your muscle injury. It is part of the B Complex.

When your muscles work or are injured they produce lactic acid which helps to imobilize the injured area. Your body needs pantothenic acid to break down the lactic acid....and guess which group of people tend to be low in pantothaneic acid!

I routinely take 500 mg/day as a maintenance dose. If I know that I will be working on the week end, I will take an extra 500 mg/day starting Wednesday to avoid sore muscles.

When my kids were on the swim team they too gobbled Pantothanenic acid and they were the only ones not complaining of sore muscles after practice.

Please give it a try. Merry Christmas.
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:35 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John, thank you so much. I will surely get some. Is there a brand you would recommend?
Sleuth JohnB
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:33 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use Solaray 500 mg pantothenic acid daily. I am not as sensitive to the gelatin capsules as others. The rest of the ingredients are: Magnesium Stearate, Whole Food Base (Whole Rice Concentrate includibg the Kernel, Polishings and Hull and Pure Aloe Vera Gel)

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