If you have histamine intolerance, mast-cell activation disorder, or any other inflammatory disorder, then here are 21 anti-histamine foods that fight inflammation and stabilise mast-cells naturally (and also a further 21 supplements to boost nutritional reserves):
1. Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable that has a peppery, tangy, taste like rocket. It is considered one of the most nutrient dense plants commonly available. A study showed that watercress inhibits 60% of all histamines released from mast cells.
Study: Goda, Hoshino K, Akiyama H, Ishikawa T, Abe Y, Nakamura T, Otsuka H, Takeda Y, Tanimura A, Toyoda M, “Constituents in watercress: inhibitors of histamine release from RBL-2H3 cells induced by antigen stimulation”, Biol Pharm Bull. 1999 Dec;22(12):1319-26.
This paleo low histamine porridge is delicious. Not only that but it is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory nutrition.
I have a mild obsession with chia-seeds. They give you all the creaminess of cream caramel without the guilt.
If you have not used these amazing seeds before then I encourage you to try them. What starts as a tiny seed, once activated, becomes a sponge. Can you believe this huge bowl of porridge was made from just 4 tablespoons of seeds?
In a recent podcast on cardio-vascular disease, Chris Kresser discussed natural aspirin alternatives (that are anti-histamines and mast-cell stabilisers). (1)
Chris concluded that research showed that natural aspirin alternatives were as effective as aspirin with none of the side-effects.
He identified both Pycnogenol® (pronounced Pik-nah-jeh-nol) and Policosanol to have been found to be as effective as aspirin for cardio-vascular health. (2) (3)
In this post I provide additional information on these natural aspirin alternatives (that are anti-histamines and mast-cell stabilisers).
When I was first diagnosed with histamine intolerance I just wanted to know what I needed to do so I could just do it. I wanted a list.
But it was not that simple.
There were a number of histamine intolerance lists from a number of credible sources. The problem was that no one list was the same and they contain conflicting information.
If you are new to histamine intolerance, then here are some of the lists that are commonly used, and my own experience with them: