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Chemical Sensitivities To All Additives In Foods Today

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Before this past Thanksgiving I had never reacted to MSG in foods. But since Thanksgiving I have found myself reacting to everything and anything that has the newer additives and preservatives: guar gums, sea salts, irish moss, to name a few (all that stuff from the ocean). All the meats nowadays are being brined with concentrated herbs OR flavored oils (but when processed they use unnatural chemicals); they are being injected with chemical enhancers; they are being enhanced with coloring chemicals. I could go on and on. I am having chemical sensitivities to all these new additives and preservatives.

So in a way it's like I have Celiac disease because I can no longer eat my favorite foods and I have to read every single label on every single product I buy. We are trying to get them to be honest about their labeling so that people like myself won't waste our money buying the product only to trash it or get sick.

I've had allergic reactions to shell fish and those reactions are different than these. But the worst part of these reactions is that my legs get very very weak and I can hardly walk. This is will last until I expel those chemicals (if you know what I mean). I seem to run into a food with these chemicals every other day, so I literally have no life but to keep getting well only to get sick.....

How does one live like this when for 63 years I've never had a food problem til November.

I know I've said a lot but there was no other way to have this thread without you all knowing this.

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Weakness such as you describe can be a nutritional deficiency. In particular, magnesium and B12. Are you taking any supplements? If so, what kind and how much?

...And welcome to the board too!

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