Vitamin D and Auto-Immune Disease

Vitamin D and Auto-Immune Disease

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

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

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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No Tomato Sauce Recipe

No Tomato Sauce Recipe

November 17, 2013  |  Blog, Low Histamine Recipes  |  No Comments

One of the hardest whole foods to avoid when you are on a low histamine diet is tomato. It has become a staple in so much mediterranean cooking that it is almost difficult to avoid it even in the humble salad.

My approach towards eating has gradually evolved towards whole foods that are good for me rather than finding ways to replicate the foods that I cannot eat. So I just eat chicken (rather than high histamine beef) and peaches (rather than high histamine strawberries). No problem.

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