Hi Angela, The reason I mentioned the old name, "Chinese restaurant syndrome" is that was what my M-I-L identified it was one evening when my wife and I went out to eat at a Chinese restuarant back in the early 70s and I had one whale of a reaction. Now however, with the mb12 which is protective against glutamate toxicity at the neuron level, I have no reaction at all to it. That is something that changed dramatically. During the worst 20 years I hardly dared to eat out. Now, while I am careful to choose where I eat and what I eat, I often eat at a Chinese restaurant and have no problem at all. I can use soy sauce without any problem when I cook at home. I don't eat any salad dressings and avoid most sauces and things because I don't like them and also won't eat things with 22 chemicals. But msg is not a problem. That changed with the mb12.