Check out this article in its entirety to find out about “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”, alarmism, paranoia, cognitive dissonance, and nonceliac gluten intolerance.
Double-blinded studies failed to turn up evidence of a clinical condition. MSG, many people noted, appears in everything from sushi to Doritos. Journalists performed experiments similar to mine, their results echoing the consensus of professional scientists: In the overwhelming majority of cases, MSG sensitivity is a psychological phenomenon.
Despite this thorough debunking, a surprisingly large number of people—generally those who lived through the epidemic—still insist they are sensitive to MSG. Google around and you’ll turn up scores of alarmist websites, which tend to combine outdated research with anecdotal, indignant rebuttals of the current scientific wisdom: “How dare you suggest my MSG sensitivity is only in my head? Why, just the other day I went out for Chinese and forgot to ask about MSG. After 45 minutes I couldn’t breathe and my heart was racing.”
Two-thirds of people who think they are gluten intolerant aren’t. They just think they are but tests show otherwise. The current gluten-free craze is TRULY crazy. See here (gluten-free shampoo). There is no logic or evidence behind the claims of gluten as the horrific thing it’s being made out to be. Until there is… I’m PERFECTLY fine with cake and pasta, etc. You guys can suffer without them all you wish.