anti-histamine = no more NSAIDS, tomatoes, alcohol, chocolate

This post has been #1 since I posted it in 2011. In fact, according to the stats monkeys, the top 5 continue to be posts written in 2010 and 2011.
Oh dear! So much for my career in creative writing.

Phylor's Blog

FishI’ve been exploring histamine intolerance (a mainly European issue; little seems to have done on the topic in North America), and did a short experiment with it last week. The premise is that histamine – what you take an antihistamine for if you have allergies to pollen, for example – is released/increased/natural dampers weakened by certain foods and medications. From the purely dietary side of the equation, many of the foods that are high in histamines or release histamines into the system are foods I already try to avoid due to food ALLERGIES, or acid reflux/acidic stomach issues.

FruitFoods to avoid include: citrus, yogurt and tomato (bad for  my acid issues), fermented soya products, and certain spices (e.g. cinnamon, nutmeg, curry) to which I am allergic. While tea and chocolate (chocolate, especially in combo with other triggers can cause one type of migraine for me) are mentioned specifically, caffeine and…

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