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. What to do?
- 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 
- Eating large portions of food at a time.
- Manuka honey
- Fresh low-histamine foods like apple, pear, kiwi. For a more complete list, click here .
- Nettles (take as a tea, try Chloroxygen drops , eat as a salad, or eat the sap  )
- 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  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 . I prefer the pH formula, which is lower in sugar and fructose free.
- Add a high quality blend of medicinal mushrooms  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
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