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MSG is called what?? Health coach study progress.

Friday, November 22, 2013

So life has been a little crazy lately, but I have learned some things about how to help myself and others to better health. I am getting really excited about being able to work as a health coach in the near future. We have learned about vegetarian dietary theories, and this past week was about the importance of our gut being healthy. The neurologist's nurse, whom I met with yesterday about my blood work results, was so happy to hear that I pursuing this course and understood a lot of what she was talking about. I definitely found the right doctor's office to help me with my fibromyalgia... Functional Medicine is what it is being called, and it seems very appropriate to me.
Here is an interesting thought... MSG contains glutamate, which gets into the brain and an excess can cause over-excitability, nervousness, depression, OCD, and other thing that they are finding out. So the neurologist had me start on NAC to see if that helps with the nervous skin picking I do. I told my chiropractor about this, and he asked if I eat MSG, and I told him no because I have a reaction to it. He told me to beware of things with "hydrolyzed (?) vegetable protein" because that is what they are calling MSG now because of people getting more health conscious. I about fell off the chair!
Off to work I head, with 2 more days of the work week left. At least we leave on vacation next Thursday, so that will give us both a much needed break. I hope all have a great Friday and weekend.
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