One of the questions I often get asked is which fat is low histamine? There is a lot of confusion around fats, let alone histamine intolerance, such that when you add the two together, then its easy to be really confused. I hope to make this simple.
Contrary to marketing propaganda fat does not make you fat. Instead many fats (but not all) are essential (and must be consumed to be healthy), regulate our cell function (that are mostly comprised of fat), but are mostly pro-inflammatory to varying degrees.
What if this was about the liver?
At the moment it is very trendy to see leaky gut as the cause of all evils. Don’t get me wrong the gut is extremely important, and gut dysbiosis is a significant source of histamines, but histamine intolerance is a symptom with many causes.
Personally, supporting the gut only got me so far. Supporting the liver has got me close to the end-game.
I have dramatically improved my histamine tolerance, and put my mast-cell activation type symptoms into remission, and dropped by 2/3rds my inflammation markers, by supporting my liver.
This little breakfast dish is so brimming with glutathione rich nutrition.
Asparagus, watercress, capers, and duck eggs, have two things in common. They are each individually extremely high in glutathione and they are a marriage made in heaven.
Eggs (and particularly egg whites) are often problematic, on a low histamine diet. I do tolerate duck eggs so I eat them.
The role of histamine in the nervous system is largely overlooked, despite the nervous system being an important source of histamine, which accounts for a wide ranging symptoms.