Keep your allergies in check with these naturally anti-histamine foods!

Histamine is an amino acid derivative that works to regulate immunity, and acts as a neurotransmitter. When in balance, it works to protect and serve us!  If you’ve got allergies (food or environmental), however, histamine-containing foods can trigger symptoms. FileUrtica-dioicaBlueten What to do?

Avoid:

  • Any aged and processed foods (canned, pickled, smoked, preserved)
  • Certain plant foods like tomatoes.  Interestingly, wheat, another known allergen has some chemical similarities to the tomato.  For a more complete list of foods to avoid, click here [1]
  • Eating large portions of food at a time.

Include:

  • Manuka honey
  • Fresh low-histamine foods like apple, pear, kiwi. For a more complete list, click here [2].
  • Nettles (take as a tea, try Chloroxygen drops [3], eat as a salad, or eat the sap [4] )
  • Eat foods that act as anti-histamines: colorful plant foods rich in flavanoids and carotenes: blueberries, bell peppers, carrots, green leafy vegetables (except spinach), garlic, onions.
  • Add a plant-based anti-inflammatory supplement to your daily regimen (take on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals). Transformation IFC [5] is an excellent choice that is chock full of anti-inflammatory herbs in a single product. You can also choose to take these supplements separately: Quercetin, Pycnogenol, and Bromelain.
  • Try a food elimination cleanse, or a low-allergy cleanse like Metagenics’ UltraClear [6].  I prefer the pH formula, which is lower in sugar and fructose free.
  • Add a high quality blend of medicinal mushrooms [7] to your daily routine.
  • Molecularly distilled fish oil at higher than usual doses (ratios of 2-3g of EPA : 1-2g DHA; consult with your physician or a naturopathic doctor)
  • 45 minutes or more of cardiovascular exercise daily

All written contents are copyright 2014 by Vivian Kanchian, ], Certified Alternative Nutrition Expert,[https://20fourcarrots.wordpress.com/], [https://twitter.com/VivianKanchian], [https://www.facebook.com/20fourcarrots]. No reuse or re-publication without permission. Please note that the information provided on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nothing contained herein is intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any illness or medical condition. Consult a doctor before beginning any diet or exercise regimen or before taking vitamins or supplements. Statements on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

REFERENCES

1- http://www.livestrong.com/article/325513-the-low-histamine-diet/

2- http://www.livestrong.com/article/325513-the-low-histamine-diet/

3- http://historyundusted.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/stinging-nettles-a-weed-with-a-bad-rap-and-a-great-sap/

4- http://primohealth.com/product/chloroxygen/

5- http://www.transformationenzymes.com/assets/Protease_IFC_info.pdf

6- http://www.erewhonmarket.com/the-metagenics-10-day-detox/#.VC2HADmwfuc

7- https://20fourcarrots.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/medicinal-mushrooms-2/

2 thoughts on “Keep your allergies in check with these naturally anti-histamine foods!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s