I went to a wedding once.
They served some weird cold cucumber & dill soup. Clearly I don't have the taste buds for so called "rich" or "Healthy" food. Sadly...I like cucumbers an dill. Just not as some weird cold soup slush slurree thing.
I was pretty sure I'd need PTSD therapy after all that.
I stopped talking to those people who invited me.
Just the thought..gah!
Sirscrapntruckalot - Why is it everything supposedly good for you tastes like bleh?
Here is the dark secret we are not warned about.
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Antibiotics don't help against viruses. Vaccines do.
Kombucha has no evidence for it's effectiveness and can actually be harmful depending on what's in it.
Neti pots seem to have some positive effects, but only use it with distilled water or boiled water as using tap water with them can actually make you sick.
Staying home is helpful for everyone outside your family, but if you have children in the home unable to defend against certain dangerous diseases it could be the worst thing to do.
A clean environment is great for everyone.
Vitamins and staying healthy are great for your personal immune system, and it's great to be healthy. Just don't overdose on vitamins.
If you really want to find stuff out you should research in places other than those who are credulous to these treatments. Look at the NIH or FDA literature on them. After learning about something too good to be true add skeptic, debunk, study, or review to it to see if there's legitimate criticisms. You should take far more stock in scientific studies than anecdotal evidece from bloggers. Oh, and above all else, don't listen to the foodbabe, natural news, or infowars for your health information.Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
Reason for edit: Added link to hypervitaminosis and clarified vaccines fight viruses.
I know for a fact these things work. Scientists are paid to disprove each other. It is how the scientific world works.
I always properly neti pot and kombucha tea (done properly) is EXTREMELY worth while.
If someone tells you one thing and you witnessed something totally different with your own experience, which would you believe?
I haven't read all of this topic yet, but from what I've read in medical or regulatory journals (e.g. Food Ingredients of Public Health Concern). MSG is like any other food. It is generally recognized as safe by the USDA. Generally, because some people are allergic to (or otherwise physically upset by) any food in different amounts. In fact, everything we eat can be toxic in large enough amounts, but that varies for different people (or the same person on different days).
I gather this is the whole story: monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer and all it does is improve the taste of food (similarly to table salt). However, if it seems to bother you in usual amounts, then don't eat it (or try it by itself to test this).
Anyone can have too much of a good thing, and that's evident by looking at them for the most part. We don't have to declare anything universally bad because some people are over eating and/or reacting to it. For example, some lady had a heart attack from eating too much black licorice in one week (remember, anything is dangerous, so it is best not to eat anything exclusively). What the USDA, CDC, EPA, WHO, et.al. do is study such things, and MSG has been around long enough to presume they have taken no real issue with it, besides that of informing the public what foods contain it (as an ingredient of general interest). This doesn't mean individuals can't have real reactions to what is generally recognized as safe, it just isn't common.
What is common are digestive aids. Obviously just about everyone was upset by something they ate, and either got to know better, or guess who eats all those digestive aids... then guess why nothing can be recognized as completely safe (including digestive aids).
Guess what else... some eating patterns may cause dementia (especially overeating), and the population of demented people could double in the not too distant future. Happy Thanksgiving, by the way.Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
Looking at the nutrition facts, MSG has around 1/3 (32%) as much sodium as NaCl, by weight: 1/4 tsp (1.5g) Iodized Salt = 590mg sodium vs 1/4 tsp (1.0g) Monosodium G. = 125mg sodium. The difference in volume depends on the crystal size; for example, 1/4 tsp of kosher salt weighs 0.7g, with 280mg sodium, so iodized salt tends to be ground finer than kosher salt and MSG. But as far as nutrition facts go, sodium is all that's listed for monosodium glutamate (as there's no upper nutritional intake limit or daily value set for glutamate otherwise).Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
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- Resistance exercise reduces memory impairment induced by monosodium glutamate in male and female rats
- The Neuroprotective Effect of Dark Chocolate in Monosodium Glutamate-Induced Nontransgenic Alzheimer Disease Model Rats
- A review for the pharmacological effect of lycopene in central nervous system disorders... 'lycopene can prevent neuro-toxicities induced by monosodium glutamate (MSG)'.
So I guess that's a fair warning (to me, besides not feeling prone to Chinese restaurant syndrome) anyway, rather than assuming as I may have that the absence of an upper limit wouldn't necessarily make me a lab rat for eating too much of this stuff (which I hadn't made a habit of, although I might have otherwise). Okay, so I wouldn't judge it by the limit for sodium content after all. It seems that I especially don't need the additional concentrated glutamate (in MSG), on top of what occurs naturally in foods.Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
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