Chronic pain breakthrough
Eliminating sources of the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) can offer significant relief from pain. Researchers at American University in Washington D.C. found that chronic pain sufferers who made the diet tweak saw a 30% reduction in their symptoms after just two weeks. The authors say MSG overstimulates nerve cells, causing damage that triggers joint aches, muscle soreness and migraines. But avoiding processed food products with MSG (as well as the MSG sources “protein isolate,” “hydrolyzed protein,” “protein extract” and “autolyzed yeast extract”) in the ingredient lists can mitigate the paincausing damage.