I made these delicious Sweet Potato and Ginger Muffins, froze them, and took them with me for breakfast on a recent trip to Sydney. They were not only delicious, low histamine, low amine, but fructose free and gluten free.
The fibrous nature and water content of sweet potato make this vegetable extremely adaptable in cooking. In this recipe the amount of flour used is much less than a traditional muffin and yet the muffin remains intact whilst perfectly moist.
I recently had the great pleasure to interview Vicky Mitchell the creator of the Rotation Diet Assistant App. Vicki is a certified health coach, has personally used a rotation diet for over a decade, and is also an expert on gluten intolerance.
Rotation diets are widely recommended for auto-immune conditions by immunologists. The rationale of the rotation diet is that it takes 2 – 4 days for the immune system (and particularly the villi) to recalibrate itself. The diet works on food families (rather than individual foods) as the immune system is primitive so attacks things that look similar (rather than identical). If the family of foods (rather than just individual foods) is removed for 4 days then the gut will respond authentically when challenged by that food family.
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: