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SistineKid
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Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 9:47 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

greetings,
I had been using a shampoo I thought was safe (based on ingredients I previously read...maybe on their website or maybe on an earlier label), but after double-checking due to random reacations I discovered "sodium cocoyl glutamate" listed there as plain as day.

I've noticed that I've seen multiple different labels on this shampoo (Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo). I really liked how it smelled and how it left my hair, but it's not worth reactions and migraines. I've dumped it and am using something else. It's only been a week, but I am feeling better and less "reactive." I didn't think to keep a record of when I was using it to correlate with reactions/migraines.

So I think the shampoo could be a significant confounding factor that had been increasing my sensitivity to eaten glutamate.

Does anyone have experiences with MSG in shampoo or other topical products to share?
SK
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SistineKid,

I would avoid it in shampoo and whatever else it is in, such as toothpaste.

http://www.msgmyth.com/discus/messages/247/168.html?993745938
SistineKid
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Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:45 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Roy. I am avoiding it. I read the link--I'm not convinced it's a combo of "coconut oil and glutamate", but then my organic chemistry knowledge is rather incomplete. I definitely appreciate your toothpaste recommendations and will be trying them out. Many thanks!
SK
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SistineKid,

I use this toothpaste as I must avoid fluoride:

http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/calendula-toothpaste.aspx
AdaLovelace
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Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 4:42 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use Weleda plant gel which was recommended to me on this forum! I love it!!
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 4:40 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/plant-gel-toothpaste.aspx
millette114@verizon.net
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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 3:12 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I noticed that the ingredient list on the toothpaste says Xanthan Gum, I believe that is on the list to avoid, so you are not having any reactions Roy with this I assume. I have been off the charts for a bit here, haven't posted in quite awhile. I am also trying to find out about Hydrolyzed feather meal in an organic fertilizer. A friend picked up organic fertilizer for me and I read the label it has the feather meal as the first ingredient. I have a very nice organic vegetable garden and don't want to taint it, what do you all think? Mariann
AdaLovelace
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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 3:36 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mariann--
The Plant Gel variety does not contain xanthan gum.

Can you make your own fertilizer? That might save you money, as well.
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 7:08 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I do not seem to react to xanthan gum so I keep using the Weleda calendula toothpaste. I do not use the plant gel toothpaste because it has mint and I have Gilbert's Syndrome, which affects metabolism of fluoride and mint.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthan_gum
EmilyS
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:36 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't react to xanthan gum either. I bake with it when I bake gluten free breads and haven't had a reaction.
Mariann
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Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 8:15 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks for the ideas. I do have a compost bin and I use that but the friend called and was so excited about organic fertilizer so I said sure get it, but now I have decided not to use it. I don't want to risk it. I am doing so well right now.
ali
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Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 1:22 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you have comfrey and nettles growing in your garden, you can put them together in a bin. They will rot down to a slurry. Pour the sludge into a container and store. Just use a cap full in a watering can and water your plants with it. It should store for a year.
You can also put the comfrey and nettles in water and then let it sit for a few weeks. Then use the water but i wouldnt recommend this because it absolutely stinks!!

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