Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)


MS + MSG = Mess

Monosodium glutamate is no MSer’s friend.

Sure, MSG makes food taste stronger. Wanna know why? This food additive (often called a flavor enhancer) acts on the central nervous system and pretty much fakes the brain into thinking a food’s flavor is more pronounced than it is.

MSG also feeds into food cravings. Some nutritionists even suggest MSG may be linked to obesity – perhaps because of the cravings issue. 

Why is MSG bad for MSers?

MSG is a known migraine trigger. It can also cause irritable bowel symptoms in susceptible people. (Anyone raced home from a restaurant after perhaps consuming MSG-laden food?)

Not exactly a primo food choice for anyone with multiple sclerosis – or maybe for the rest of the population. Plenty of physicians tell pregnant women to avoid MSG like the plague.

Can somebody tell us why this stuff is still legal?

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