Did you know that there is a natural antihistamine alternative?
Dr Janice Joneja is a Canadian dietician who has been working in the area of allergies and food intolerances. Her book Dealing with Food Allergies was one of the first books I bought when diagnosed with histamine intolerance.
Dr Joneja believes that pharmaceutical antihistamines, whilst highly effective in a medical emergency, can have rebound effects if used daily as a preventative for histamine intolerance. She says:
Do you know that Vitamin D levels may protect you from getting an auto-immune disease?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that plays a key role in almost all of our bodily functions including the immune system.
Scientists have found Vitamin D receptors within immune cells and identified that Vitamin D plays a vital role in regulating the immune system. Current research suggests a strong correlation between poor Vitamin D levels, Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) gene mutations, and some auto-immune diseases.
Cashew Mayonnaise is a low histamine alternative to mayonnaise. It is so delicious and creamy, that not only does it do the job of mayonnaise, but even if I could eat mayonnaise I would choose Cashew Mayonnaise.
The secret ingredient in Cashew Mayonnaise is of course raw cashews. Raw cashews are the lowest nut in amines and histamines and in the absence of a nut allergy or oxalate intolerance or copper issues is reliably tolerated whereas other nuts are often problematic.
Did you know that many herbs contain more anti-oxidants than berries? Lemon Balm is one such herb.
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a plant in the mint family. Lemon Balm has a delicate leaf with a very subtle lemon floral flavour. The plant is also prolific making it a productive member of a home garden.