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    • CommentAuthorwt
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2007 edited
    Reported symptoms
    Headaches, Migraines, Stomach Upset, Nausea/ Vomiting. Diarrhea. Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
    Asthma Attacks, Shortness of breath, Anxiety Attacks, Panic Attacks, Heart Palpitations,
    Partial Paralysis, Heart attack like symptoms, Balance problems or Leaning to one side or other,
    Mental Confusion, Mood Swings, Neurologial disorders ( esp. MS, ALS, Alzheimer's), Behavioral Disorders, ( esp children and teens), Allergy type symptoms, Skin Rash, Runny Nose, Bags under Eyes, Flushing, Mouth Lesions, Depression, Joint or Bone Pain, Irregular heart beat or Blood Pressure, Abdominal Pain ..cramps...bloating..colitis, Dizziness, Seizures or mini strokes,
    Tenderness in neck, back, etc, Chest Pain, Swelling pain or numbness of hands, feet or jaw,
    Flushing or tingling in face, chest, Pressure behind eyes, Gagging reflex, Difficulty swallowing,
    Hyperactivity, Chronic Post Nasal Drip, Slowed Speech, Chronic bronchitis like symptoms,
    Dry Cough, Hoarseness, Sore Throat, Heavy or weak feeling in arms and legs, Rage, Fibromyalgia,

    MSG/Excitoxin List
    Aspartame Annatto Aspartate Barley Malt
    Aspartic Acid Autolyzed (anything) Autolyzed Plant Protein Autolyzed Yeast
    Autolyzed Yeast extract Beef Boullion Beef Broth Boullion ( most)
    Broth Brown Rice Syrup Caramel Coloring Caramel Flavoring
    Calcium Caseinate Casein Caseinate (hydrolyzed milk protein
    Carrageenan Chicken Bouillion Chicken broth Citric Acid (when
    Corn Starch Corn syrup Corn Solids processed from corn)
    Dough conditioners Dry Milk Solids Enriched anything Equal; Equal Measure
    Enzyme modified anything Fermented anything flavoring
    Flavorings Flavors Flowing Agents Gums
    Gelatin Glutamate Glutamic Acid High Flavored Yeast
    Hydrolyzed anything Hydrolyzed Oat Flour Hydrolyzed Plant, Wheat or Soy protein
    Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein L-Cysteine L-glutamine Lipolyzed butter fat " Low "or "NO FAT" (Not all) Methanol MonoPotassium glutamate Monosodium glutamate MSG
    Malt Extract Malt Flavoring Malted Barley Malted Barley Flour Malted Barley Flavor Modified Food Starch
    Natural Chicken, Beef or Prok flavoring or Seasoning
    Natural Flavorings Natural Flavors Nutrasweet Phenylalanine
    Sodium Caseinate Spoonful Textured Soy Protein TVP
    Textured Vegetable Protein Yeast Extract Yeast Food Yeast Nutrient

    Food Additives That MAY Contain MSG

    Soy Protein Concentrate
    Soy Protein Isolate
    Whey Protein Concentrate Flavoring Modified food starch
    Barley malt Reaction Flavors Rice syrup or brown rice syrup
    Flavoring Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring "Seasonings" (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.) Lipolyzed butter fat
    Maltodextrin Soy Sauce or Extract Spice
    Soy Protein (some companies use another process to make their product, saying it is MSG free)
    Stock ) Broth Cornstarch Milk Powder
    Dry Milk Solids Wheat, rice, or oat protein Protein Fortified Milk
    Whey Protein or Whey Anything enriched or vitamin enriched Annatto
    Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate Protein fortified "anything"
    Spice Pectin Enzyme modified "anythng" Gums
    Protease Ultra-pasteurized "anything" Protease enzymes
    Fermented "anything" Yeast Nutrients
    enriched 'anything" lecithin Milk other than whole milk

    Free Glutamate Content of Foods (mg/100 g)) and bound glutatmate
    Cow’s milk 2 , 819
    Human milk 22 , 229
    Eggs 23 , 1583
    Beef 33 , 2846
    Pork 23,2325
    Cod 9, 2101
    Mackerel 36, 2382
    Salmon 20, 2216
    Chicken 44 , 3309
    Potatoes 102
    Beets 30, 256
    Carrots 33, 218
    Corn 130 , 1765
    Onions 18, 208
    Oysters 137
    Tomatoes 140 , 238
    Broccoli 176
    Mushrooms 180
    Peas 200 ,5583
    Grape juice 258
    Fresh tomato juice 260
    Walnuts 658
    Soy sauce 1,090
    Spinach 39, 289
    Parmesan cheese 1,200 , 9847
    Roquefort cheese 1,280
    • CommentAuthorTEDDY
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2007

    You are a star. You are amazing all the website you post up. Thanks so much for this. I didn't have it and there are lots I didn't know contained MSG. I am going to cut and paste and copy the list out and carry it with me till I get used to it.

    At the moment I feel like Inspector Clueso going round the shops reading all the labels with my magnifying glass - it takes me ages looking for no msg, benzoates, salicylates, sodium metabisulphite and all the bad sulphite family - I am getting used to being stared at. It used to be for the mad tights I wear now I don't know if its for that or for my magnifying glass ha ha!!

    Thanks WT
    Take care
    • CommentAuthorSandra
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2007
    Hi Teddy

    You do make me laugh!!! Mad tights, magnifying glass it's a great image. Thanks for cheering me up. I have to wear open sandals all year because it's the only thing that is comfortable enough to wear without 'pressuring' my feet. So when it snows I too get the funny looks!!

    Thank you WT for this list, this has helped me too, to know what to look for. Labels are so confusing and things I have thought were okay then turn out not to be.

    • CommentAuthorTEDDY
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2007
    I know Sandra. I am known for my 'marilyn monroe legs and my mad tights' so the magnifying glass is spoiling the image ha ha!! Glad I made you smile. I was amazed at the MSG being in so many things that I didnt realise and it was a great list WT put on. Hope you are enjoying the cricket.

    Take care

    • CommentAuthorwt
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2007

    Glutamate content naturally occurring in foods
    • CommentAuthorBeth
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2007
    interesting site link, wt. I had heard that certain things when processed could produce MSG but I had no idea that even natural foods like those can contain it regularly or produce it when cooked too long. Very interesting. Thanks for the info.
    • CommentAuthorTEDDY
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2007
    This is a question if anyone can answer feel free but I remember WT that you gave me information on msg and glutamates.

    This is a question my husband put to me. He got an unexplained rash after eating something [he doesn't usually have issues with foodstuffs] however he ate a packet of crisps and noticed it stated monosodium glutamate then said 'from wheat'.

    Just wondered if this means that wheat in general contains msg? it also stated that there was no artificial colourings and suitable for vegetarians. Had he noticed the msg he would not have eaten them but I now wonder if he may have an intolerance to msg? He has been getting an unexplained rash and itching for a while now and doctor has prescribed him telfast which does not seem to be doing him any good the other name for this tablet is fexofenadine tablets 120mg.

    He is now wondering if this rash is coming from msg. Obviously if he finds the culprit he can cut it out.

    So my question is really does wheat contain MSG?

    • CommentAuthorwt
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2007
    As far as I know right now, wheat does not contain MSG. MSG is made from wheat and corn. I would have to refresh my memory as to how they process it.

    Because the main symptoms is a rash I would suspect wheat sensitivity but anything is possible. Does bread cause the same reaction or wheat cereal.
    • CommentAuthorTEDDY
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2007
    No WT. As far as we know bread and wheat based cereal do not cause it but now that he has this rash and it appears to be getting worse he will need to watch what he eats and try to figure out what the problem is. As I mentioned he had eaten a packet of crisps and noticed in small writing they had put msg from wheat which he had not noticed before on the crisp packet. I told him eating crisps are not good for you anyway but maybe this will make him stop eating them. It is just that I did not think wheat contained msg and I wonder if the manufacturer labelled them like this as isome people think f you think something comes from wheat people may think it is good for them!

    I tried to look on internet but didnt really find the answer. The answer for my husband though IS STOP EATING CRISPS!

    Thanks WT
    • CommentAuthorjaybarts
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2007
    Slow cooked plain crisps are fine to eat. The brand in Oz is Kettle Chips but just have a squiz at the ingredients. Any flavoured chip has MSG in it, it's not so much the chip itself but the flavouring. The plain ones should only list potato, canola or sunflower oil and salt.
    • CommentAuthorTEDDY
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2007
    Thanks for that Jaybart

    Here in UK the only crisps that are safe for me to eat with sals and sodium metabisulphite are Kettle plain crisps but I don't even eat them as I don't like Crisps so if my hubby wants to eat crisps this is what he should change to.

    When we went to bed last night I could not believe the severity of this rash and wondered if there is something else causing it although the msg in the crisps dont help as it was so severe. Much worse than I had realised. It was all over and the worst are on his legs and behind his knees it is really bad and I think he should go back to the doctor and ask to have some tests done. Needless to say he will not be eating the crisps any longer but I think it is something more than that when I saw how bad it is.

    Thanks Jaybarts

    • CommentAuthorBeth
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2007
    you should definately have him stay aware of what he's eating and coming in contact with and see if you can figure it out. But, one thing he could try which worked really well for my husband when he got a rash on his hands not too long ago and worked for me when I got a rash on my legs a little while ago (it was different then my hives more of a constant rash) - anyway, mix sunflower oil (or canola oil) with salt (preferably unground larger salt crystals, I use sea salt) and then have him use this salt scrub mixture on the rash in the shower. This is completely natural and it provided a lot of releif for my husband and I. I highly recommend it.
    • CommentAuthorTEDDY
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2007
    Thanks for the tip Beth. I will get him to try it. I couldnt beleive how bad it was. He really should be getting tested and it is obvious to him that he has to change his diet - maybe he could keep me company on my low sal diet. Thanks for the tip Beth
    Take care and hope you are doing well
    • CommentAuthorPossum
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2012
    I am becoming aware of how it seems glutamates in foods affect me the most of anything... so wanted to bump this, as it was very useful ;-)