Reading Labels


What is in our food?

It’s been over a week since I ate out. I don’t eat out very often; I decided to have fish on the stunning Noosa river with some friends. I had yummy fresh grilled wild caught fish & salad and I stole a few chips with chicken salt off my friend’s daughter pate, forgetting that they were loaded with MSG, let’s face it they do taste good. That night I had a bad reaction (surprised) today I am still I’m reacting to a lot of foods, I could normally eat.

This is the reason why I always make my own food at home; I know exactly what I am eating. I  share my newsletters/blogs to help you and myself  learn more about  food and the ingredients that we may be feeding ourselves or our children thinking they are safe, not really knowing what is in them,  some of these ingredients are even in organic labeled foods.

The main reason is because I don’t want to feel, sick, tired and annoyed  anymore, I don’t know about you, I really care about my health, I want to feel the best I possibly can in life, with abundant energy and radiating vibrancy. I don’t want to burden my family to take care of me when I am old because I didn’t take care of myself.

Reading food labels can be very confusing and tricky the manufactures are becoming very sneaky. Often we don’t have the time to spend trying to work out what they mean.

So lets have a look a just a few this week.


What is it? Monosodium Glutamate is a salt of the amino acid – Glutamic Acid (glutamate). Flavour enhancer (621)Glutamic acid literally excites your brain cells to death.Learn more here

Food manufactures use deceptive tactics to hide ” the word MSG.

Other names; yeast extract, autolyzed yeast, sodium caseinate, barley malt, and natural flavor” look here for a comprehensive list

Side effects; Glutamic Acid is absorbed very quickly in the gastrointestinal tract, causing brain cell damage and neurotoxicity, migraine headaches, reproductive disorders,allergies, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, arrhythmias, tachycardia, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, panic attacks, autistic, ADHD) go here to read more.


What is it? Wood pulp,it is cheap and is used to thicken and stabilize foods. It is a Wood-by-product, however cellulose can also comes from vegetables, but will be listed on the label as such.  Take note when the label says “Added fiber”  this fiber the body cannot digest.

Uses “anti-caking” agent in shredded and grated cheeses, spice mixes, and powdered drink mixes, endless. This lovely form of sawdust can also make ice cream creamier.

Other names; Cellulose can be listed by these on the ingredients label: Carboxymethyl cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, or MCC, and Cellulose Gum. Don’t want to eat saw dust Watch this quick video  .

Find out what companies use wood pulp

They are just 2 stay tune next week for a few more.

Have you had any reaction to foods lately?  I would love to know what they were.



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