Posted by jsarirose on July 22, 2002, at 3:02:33
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list » Sparkie416, posted by LLL on July 21, 2002, at 17:54:54
> I'm still confused! I don't remember before avoiding frozen dinners (except those in cheese sauces) and now am having to eliminate these because they contain "yeast" or "autolyzed yeast extract". Can someone out there provide documentation confirming that in fact name brand frozen food products containing the above are prohibited?
> Also, I went on line to read "The Making of a user Friendly MAOI Diet" in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1996:57(3):99-104 and there is nothing accessable prior to October of that year. How can I get a copy?
Keep in mind that any lists written 1994 or earlier are not necessarily accurate. They updated the lists and added many more items. Things they previously thought were verboten are now accepted. They are still not bad guidelines, but it's better to stick with published lists 1996 and later.
Regarding autolyzed yeast and yeast extract, I've seen it listed on many lists. I sometimes question it's inclusion in the zero allowable column however. I've actually eaten some Ramen soup which contains autolyzed yeast with no reaction. I haven't actually tried it since because I'd rather err on the side of caution, but I wonder if a little would really hurt.
Here's one list, but it's published in 1994: http://www.virtualtrial.com/pcvdiet.cfm
This list from Dr. Bob (referenced to McCabe) mentions yeast extracts: http://www.dr-bob.org/tips/maoi.html#avoid
And here's one more: http://leda.lycaeum.org/Documents/MAOIs_--_Monoamine_Oxidase_Inhibitors.13334.shtml