This article is from the Children Allergies and Asthma FAQ, by Eileen Kupstas Soo email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
In Bad Taste: the MSG Syndrome
George R. Schwartz
I picked this up recently, when someone finally pointed out that
I might be getting sick at so many restaurants on account of MSG
(my symptoms were headaches, nausea, sleepiness -- to the point of
feeling like someone had drugged me). I've found that scrupulously
avoiding MSG (and all the names it hides under) has greatly reduced
my problems (but who knows; maybe I'm just finding better food).
Includes recipes for stocks, sauces, etc. of common commercially
produced foods that may contain MSG. Lots of anecdotes; several
studies referenced. (MSG syndrome, aka Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
is *not* an allergy, but can cause allergy like symptoms -- including
asthma attacks up to 12 hours after consumption. MSG syndrome
is an intolerance, which, if sufficient quantities are consumed,
everyone will experience some symptoms of.)