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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Headache in children that goes away with panadol (acetaminophen) once every 2 weeks or so , is something wrong ? No msg food given

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

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Why are msg's bad?

FDA approved poison: MSG is an excitotoxin which can stimulate cells to the point of damage or death. There are potential cardiovascular risks in susceptible folks with prior heart disease and can affect glutamate receptors. I have seen ingestion trigger migraine headaches. I do NOT think it is safe, and the "taste stimulation" is certainly NOT worth it. Would avoid it at all times. Check food labeling. ...Read more

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Is msg bad for you?

MSG : Is high in sodium and should be avoided in patients that require low sodium diets for health maintenance. ...Read more

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Is msg really bad for you?

Is msg really bad for you?

MSG: is used to flavor Chinese food and some canned products as well. It has been reported to make some people hyper, flush, etc. Best to avoid it. Here's a link
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http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196 ...Read more

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What are some dangers of msg?

Neurotoxic: Msg can cause brain cells to die prematurely because too much msg can act like glutamate, thus allowing too much calcium to enter the cell to cause its early demise. ...Read more

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What is msg and its purpose ?

Food enhancer: Msg aka monosodium glutamate is used as a food taste enhancer. It is the main ingredient in a spice known as accent. It can become neuotoxic if continually eaten. ...Read more

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What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?

What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?

High salt content: Monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer. It is very commonly used in asian cooking. When i was a little girl, we used it in traditional american cooking under the trade name, accent. I imagine the reason you are concerned is that it does have a fairly high content of sodium - which, in turn, can contribute to high blood pressure. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What are side effects of msg usually?

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What are side effects of msg usually?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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What're the harmful side effects of msg in food?

What're the harmful side effects of msg in food?

None known: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is found in foods, in large part because glutamic acid, being an amino acid. No study has linked it with any cancer and normally being used as a taste enhancer in almost many food items worldwide. ...Read more

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Are food intolerances like msg and onion permanent?

Food Intolerance : Unfortunately they do tend to be permanent although they can fluctuate and sometimes regress in symptoms. ...Read more

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Why all of a sudden would I have a sensitivity to msg?

Why all of a sudden would I have a sensitivity to msg?

Leaky Gut: Many times food sensitivities can come about when there is intestinal permeability, aka "leaky gut". ...Read more

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What kinds of foods contain msg? And how to avoid them?

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

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Is it safe to have msg in diet? What are possible issues?

Is it safe to have msg in diet?  What are possible issues?

A little bit is ok: If one is not allergic to msg, nor has bad reactions to it, then a little msg is ok. It is in many foods, so people often don't know it's there. It is not necessary to be in foods, so one can read all the labels (and buy american-made, american-labeled foods, as some foreign foods have inaccurate labels) and choose no-msg types of foods. The "s" in msg is sodium, which we get too much of already. ...Read more

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I see msg on the labels on canned soup? Is msg bad for everybody or only if you are allergic to it?

MSG: Only some individuals appear to be sensitive to msg. In some it will trigger a migraine, a rash, a panic attack or quak's syndrome. Most folks are not sensitive to it and will not know it is in their food. It can also cause ectopic ventricular activity or paf in sensitive individuals. (personal experience). ...Read more

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Why is msg called a carcinogen?

Why is msg called a carcinogen?

Don't know why: Monosodium glutamate (msg) can be neurotoxic because of it's resemblence to a natural exitatory neurotransmitter called glutatmate. Glutamate when too abundant can cause calcium to influx into the cell too quickly and induced apoptosis or programmed cell death. Msg can do the same. Don't know if it has been classified as a carcinogen however. Please enlighten me if you find any info on this. ...Read more

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Why is msg found in food?

Flavor: Msg is used as a flavor-enhancer. The human taste buds are very sensitive to sodium, which is a major component of monosodium glutamate. ...Read more

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Why is msg bad for your health?

Why is msg bad for your health?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more