Natural Antihistamine

Natural Antihistamine

December 21, 2013  |  Blog, Drug Intolerance, Histamine Intolerance  |  34 Comments

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:

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Vitamin D and Auto-Immune Disease

Vitamin D and Auto-Immune Disease

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December 12, 2013  |  Blog, Drug Intolerance, Histamine Intolerance  |  No Comments

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.

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Cashew Mayonnaise

Cashew Mayonnaise

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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.

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Anti-oxidant Tea with Lemon Balm

Anti-oxidant Tea with Lemon Balm

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December 4, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

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.

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