|Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 11:33 am: || |
I am new to the board but not new to msg. I have been battling it for years. I bought some pork, no additives, not in cyrovac, and my husband smoked it on our grill. Soon after I have eaten it I get a headache. I know I am very sensitive to msg and have had a really hard time lately. I hope someone has an idea why this would be a problem.
|Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:22 am: || |
Did your husband use anything other than just wood to smoke the meat? Also what did you eat with the rest of the meal? When I react I begin by writing down everything I ate and did for the preceding 24 hours. For example it has even been a new hand cream I was trying etc., that has coincided with something else I thought was the problem, only to discover something else I react too. This is a baffling condition The answer is always there but may surprise you or may be just what you suspected.
|Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 5:08 am: || |
I know for me it takes many times of experiencing/observing symptoms to make a definite determination as to what the culprit was. Was this the first time your husband smoked pork in this manner? Have you had a problem with smoking in the past?
|Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 1:04 pm: || |
Thank you for your suggestions. The other food I ate with that meal was frozen broccoli, califlower, carrots, not additives and bread(unbleach wheat flour, yeast, salt) but I am going to find out what type charcoal he uses with the wood. The other thing I am thinking of is the Align probiotic I take. I am concerned with the ingredents. I do keep a food journal. When you feel good its very,very good when you feel bad it's so discouraging.
|Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 2:47 pm: || |
I would definetly investigate the Align..I found these ingredients listed.
Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Capsule Usp Grade, Magnesium Stearate, Sugar, Sodium Caseinate, Sodium Citrate Dihydrate, Propyl Gallate, Fd&c Blue No. 2. There are several things here I would react to for sure.
|Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 5:21 pm: || |
Out of all that you have mentioned, including the food, the sodium caseinate in Align would be the thing that would scare me the most. The web site, under the heading Align Supplement Facts, lists that ingredient as "milk protein", an obvious further attempt to make it sound wholesome. I would stop using Align immediately.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 11:04 am: || |
Caseinate is hydrolyzed milk protein, rich in free glutamate...and Sodium citrate is usually made from hydrolyzed corn, as citric acid is. Avoid! So many supplements are dangerous to us...eat whole foods and you will most likely be getting more usuable vitamins and minerals than you would from pills. Eat plain yogurt or kefir for probiotics.
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|Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 5:18 am: || |
This is an old thread I know - but wanted to add I definitely have problems withe sodium casienate. It is in many baked goods. I came back to the board briefly today to check sodium citrate, because I bought some Horizon Organic half & half and was not sure about the added sodium citrate and found my answer here! I think I've used it before at my Mom's without problem, but to be certain I think I would be wise to just toss it. Sad when organic no longer really means truly organic!
Thanks everyone & Debbie for all you do! I know her work has helped to educate so many people since I started down this path, it is far easier now to avoid msg than it was 15 years ago!
|Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 11:17 am: || |
The smoke in bar b ques is carcinogenic,
it`s best to grill the food once the coals are fully lit and do not smoke much,
salt in food raises blood pressure,
and will give you headaches,
it`s best to go on a low salt diet,
I only eat salt when i don`t prepare the food myself,
my head issues have gone down considerably.
|Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 5:45 pm: || |
Anon, glad you have found our site. Yes, there are so many hidden forms of free glutamate in our foods. Many people who were told that they had celiac disease, found out later that they were really MSG sensitive and had no idea of all the free glutamate hidden in baked goods, including sodium and calcium caseinate, maltodextrin, soy flour, dry milk and whey solids, and of course, gluten powder, which is extremely high in processed or free glutamate( the form of glutamate found in MSG).