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Are Food Intolerances Like Msg And Onion Permanent
All kinds: Msg (monosodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid which is a naturally occurring nonessential Amino Acid that is very abundant. It is used as a flavor enhancer, and is found in all sorts of foods. To avoid, read the label. See the following link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/monosodium_glutamate. ...Read more
Allergy: This is a flavor enhancer that makes a fair number of people sick ("chinese restaurant syndrome"). The best food suppliers don't need to use the stuff. It's actually the alkaline salt of one of the normal Amino Acids that make up a good chunk of your body, and is harmless to most people. ...Read more
Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?
Headache in children that goes away with panadol (acetaminophen) once every 2 weeks or so , is something wrong ? No msg food given
Headaches: There are various causes for headaches in children. One is migraine and another is tension. Is your child getting enough sleep? Does he get dehydrated because of the hotweather in jordon? Keep him well hydrated. Another cause may be sinus headaches caused by allergy. With his history i would not worry about a brain tumor. ...Read more
Could I have a glutamate sensitivity if i react to foods high in natural glutamates as well as msg in takeaways. Is there a blood test to confirm?
Glutamate allergy: Msg reactions are not an allergy but can cause a syndrome including headache and facial and chest pressure which can be distressing but is self limited. While foods with artificial monosodium glutamate are labeled, many foods contain enough naturally produced glutamates to cause symptoms. These include yeast extracts, hydrolyzed protein or even natural flavorings. I know of know blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?
Please could you list common food chemical sensitivities for me, e.G. Msg.Ongoing non diagnosis IBS symptoms & feeling full/nausea. Trying to eliminate stuf?
See a DR: Have you been checked for mononucleosis (mono)? Get a precise diagnosis. Forget about "chemical sensitivities" which is a term used by ignorant people to steal money from other ignorant people. Forget about ginger ; thistle: save your money. Enlarged spleen should not be ignored. It is probably serious. ...Read more
Am 16 weeks pregnant and I love chineese food. Is it ok to have it once in a while? Will the MSG in chineese food affect baby development?
I think you're fine: The better Chinese restaurants do not add this flavor enhancer. Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of one of the most common building blocks of your own body, and the "pop" notion that it is horrible for you has resisted scientific demonstration. Congratulations on your pregnancy; this would be a great time to generally eat well and manage your weight. Best wishes. ...Read more