Posted by bobbiedobbs on November 2, 2003, at 20:01:20
In reply to Re: hypertensive experiences? , posted by fritz on October 21, 2003, at 22:31:50
> trying to reach bobbiedobbs---do you have any medical sources that support your good luck with the 4,000 frozen dinners and their taboo ingredient "autolyzed yeast extract"?
Best source for good information on appropriate diet for maoi users is from Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 57:3 March 1996, "The Making of a User Friendly MAOI Diet" and 60:3, March 1999 "Tyramine Content of Pizzas and Soy Products." The later found no tyramine level of significance in any pizza from any of several large chain commercial outlets (including double cheeze/double pepperoni pizzas.)
Request reprints of these and other related studies from: Kenneth Shulman, MD, Dept. of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Center, 2705 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada.
Another good, related reference is "A Reevaluation of Dietary Restrictions for Irreversible MAOIs" from Psychiatric Annals, 31:6 June 2001. It synopsizes the above research as well as other recent studies. Good luck. Read before eating, please!
BTW, those 4000 TV dinners only had these cheeses: romano, ricotta, mozarella, and parmesan in small quantities, plus pepperoni and sausage. I never even looked at yeast extract as an ingredient until someone raised the issue (2,000 tv dinners later)