Histamine

I have been struggling. Struggling to figure out why I have these myriad of symptoms I can’t explain. Struggling to figure out why a whole foods diet makes me feel mostly better. Struggling to figure out why a juice diet or a smoothie diet makes me feel some better. Struggling to figure why a vegan diet makes me feel some better. Struggling to figure out why these diets/lifestyles don’t stick and don’t make me feel completely well.

Histamine

How did I figure it out? The severe histamine reactions I have experience the last few times I have ingested alcohol (1). Runny nose, sneezing, puffy eyes, coughing, etc. VERY unpleasant. A quick google search lead me down a rabbit hole to people just like me.

Did you know you can react to histamine in a food and not be allergic to the actual food? Years ago I was convinced I had food allergies. (More about the specific symptoms later.) I underwent allergy testing. NOTHING reacted.

Did you know some foods are more prone to “releasing” the histamine stored in your body? Alcohol is one of those foods.

So, today, I am undergoing a change. I am cutting out processed foods and high histamine foods from my diet. This morning I had oatmeal with agave nectar. And coffee. Coffee is on the “questionable” histamine list.

Do you want to go on this journey with me? Better question, do you want to join me on my journey in progress?

Lori

Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, ” ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Cameron Williams
    Nov 23, 2014 @ 10:32:13

    Wow! Keep me updated on the foods you try and what works best. I have the same reaction to alcohol which is why I rarely drink. I also get real flush. There are so many different ways to eat healthy from everything we read today and I know it is frustrating. You don’t really know which route to go. Good luck on your journey!

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