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    Hey Laura,

    Thanks for the great blog posts, which are most appreciated.

    I eat most of my food raw, including grass-fed meat, fat and organs, although I've been experimenting with different bone broths/stocks recently, according to your advice (for skin healing, tooth healing etc.).

    I've noticed that every time I consume broth (even just a cup), it triggers a "trance" feeling, as well as a very mild headache. I suspect that I'm sensitive to the free glutamic acid in the broth, which must be excitotoxic for me (like MSG, aspartame etc.). This reconciles with many forum posts that I've read on broth glutamate-induced excitotoxicity for those sensitive to glutamate.

    Glutamate and amine sensitivity are very interesting topics, implicating all kinds of things like sub-clinical hypothyroidism, excess PUFA tissue concentration etc.

    I'm perturbed because I feel that bone broths would be very healing for me, if I could tolerate them (I don't want to harm my neurons in the process).

    I've even tried eating raw cartilage from all areas of the animal (even the spinal discs!), which I chewed to a pulp (very chewy) but I still had a reaction.

    Can you give me your opinions/advice please?

    Very best regards,


    i would like to know more info. i too get bad head aches when drinking small amounts of home made grass fed broth. nowu got my worried if i hav hypothyroidism, cuz my mom does. wy did this topic die. i cant find any info on wy bone broth makes me feel so sick

    Thank you both for reading. I think I replied to Scotty directly, and I probably didn't have much to say.

    Go to this link to learn more about troublesome reactions to broth. At least it is a place to start!

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