Finally, relief found by cooking naturally.

I have had progressive Aura-type migraines since I was a child. Until about five years ago, I was able to avoid most migraines by just avoiding MSG and sodium nitrates. The migraines starting happening almost every day. I know this must mean there is more hidden MSG and other substances that can cause a migraine. I found that natural flavors in your food actually contain 20 % MSG!

There is also a process done to your food that causes a free glutemate. This can actually act exactly like MSG does for your trigger. I started cooking with fruit and never ever eat anything from a box unless it is pure ingredients that have not been processed. Simple pasta kept to a minimum. Brown rice is a great idea. Cooking your meats in fruit juices add the flavor I had gone without for years! When I cook pork, I cook it in pineapple juice with the pineapple on top. Chicken is great cooked in orange juice or with applesauce on top. Once I replaced the MSG laden spices and flavors, great migraine relief is finally a reality.

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  • Katie Robinson
    7 years ago

    This sounds like a great thing to try when cooking to avoid hidden/free glutemate.

  • Melinda Boumans
    7 years ago

    Great post! MSG, autolyzed yeast extract, “natural flavors”–all warning signs for migraineurs. Best to skip the processed foods altogether and embrace the joys of cooking!

  • Susan Cleveland
    7 years ago

    This is exactly the reason I have some relief from migraines! I was so glad to see that article, too. Now maybe some other migrainuers will get the relief they’ve been looking for as well. I have been cooking without those ingredients for years. One of the big surprises in my spice cupboard was chili powder, it’s not just chili powder! We eat almost nothing from a can or a box, almost everything is prepared from single ingredients, and fast food is a dangerous landmine to navigate. Avoiding these ingredients requires a big change in lifestyle, but being pain free is well worth the extra effort.

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