Living Free of MSG – Our Story


Let’s Live Life!

“In Him we live and move and have our being”  Acts 17:28

Welcome to my website where I’m in the process of compiling recipes that I use on a daily and weekly basis.  I decided to share with people how to eat foods that don’t cause neck pain and migraines, at least not in myself or my husband.  My husband and I both have had problems with eating MSG and other foods, such as white flour, sugar, corn, and soy, that cause painful reactions in our bodies,which almost always ends up with our necks in pain and swollen and our heads and eyes in pain.  We also limit dairy products.

In 2006, my husband and I decided to switch to eating all organic food.  We live in a small town in the Midwest and organic foods in grocery stores is pretty limited.  But, we were very faithful for about a year.  We lost weight without really trying and we felt better.  I remember after our first organic meal we couldn’t believe the energy we felt.  Usually we felt lethargic even after eating a healthy non-organic meal.  My migraines also were less frequent.  But, after that year we started bringing in other food because we got bored with eating organic potatoes, carrots,  cauliflower, broccoli, peas, mixed vegetables, and spinach all the time.   That was all the organic our grocery store carried.  One thing led to another and we were buying quite a few non-organic fruits and vegetables for variety.  My migraines started to increase and even get more severe.  We believe that the year that we ate strictly organic food, cleansed our bodies, and after that we couldn’t eat out at fast food or restaurants like we used to be able to. I wonder how many other people have had the same experience.

I started on a quest to find out why I was having migraines twice a month or more, spending days in bed with the curtains drawn.  My first real eye-opening discovery was when I found the website .  It took me about a year to really fine tune my eating  —actually, I’m still fine tuning.  We’ve now gone back to eating all organic again and we both are feeling much better and have increased energy and our heads are clearer.


I hope the recipes and tips on what foods to eat will help you or someone you know that suffers from migraines and neck pain and a host of other ailments as can be found at the website.  The recipes I have on this website are very simple, “down home” type cooking that we eat on a daily basis. Our goal is to feel good, keep our weight down, and live a pain-free life!


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