There has been a lot of information and dis-information about MSG and it's detrimental impact on health and wellbeing. Here are some informative sites with information on how to identify and avoid MSG and it's derrivitaves. Be aware that many processed foods may not be labeled as containing MSG when in fact they might. Many processed food companies don't even recognize some 'additives' they use as containing MSG or it derivitaves. The FDA allows MSG under a huge variety of names. Do your research and eat more Whole Foods, unprocessed foods and Organic foods!
It is important to know what ingredients to avoid, not only for MSG sensitive people but for everyone. We have included on this website a list of those ingredients. See Ingredient Watch List. You may want to go there and print it out.
Please use the site to your advantage. We hope you can beat your addiction to excitotoxin additives. We ask you to join us in this fight to make consumers aware that our food supply is being poisoned. It sounds reactionary when said that way, but it's true.
You may think that you are actually avoiding MSG if you avoid Chinese restaurants, but this factory created flavor enhancer is in almost every bottled, bagged, frozen, or canned processed food on super market shelves. But since MSG is often a component of a formulation, it is not labeled as such. You've seen words like autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein, and whey protein. Each of these substances contain a percentage of glutamate, the harmful component of MSG.
"I find it fascinating that the cost of health care is of great concern to this President and some members of Congress, but the cost to consumers of industry's pouring toxins into food isn't even considered." --- Anonymous
This Web site is dedicated to people with problems that once defied medical diagnosis -- people who discovered that elimination of MSG from their diets
let them be well.
Independent information about the effects of food on behaviour, health and learning ability in both children and adults.
Support for families using a low-chemical elimination diet free of additives, low in salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers (FAILSAFE) for health, behaviour and learning problems.