Posts Tagged ‘anti-histamine foods’
If you have histamine intolerance, mast-cell activation disorder, or any other inflammatory disorder, then here are 21 anti-histamine foods that fight inflammation and stabilise mast-cells naturally (and also a further 21 supplements to boost nutritional reserves):
1. Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable that has a peppery, tangy, taste like rocket. It is considered one of the most nutrient dense plants commonly available. A study showed that watercress inhibits 60% of all histamines released from mast cells.
Study: Goda, Hoshino K, Akiyama H, Ishikawa T, Abe Y, Nakamura T, Otsuka H, Takeda Y, Tanimura A, Toyoda M, “Constituents in watercress: inhibitors of histamine release from RBL-2H3 cells induced by antigen stimulation”, Biol Pharm Bull. 1999 Dec;22(12):1319-26.
In a recent podcast on cardio-vascular disease, Chris Kresser discussed natural aspirin alternatives (that are anti-histamines and mast-cell stabilisers). (1)
Chris concluded that research showed that natural aspirin alternatives were as effective as aspirin with none of the side-effects.
He identified both Pycnogenol® (pronounced Pik-nah-jeh-nol) and Policosanol to have been found to be as effective as aspirin for cardio-vascular health. (2) (3)
In this post I provide additional information on these natural aspirin alternatives (that are anti-histamines and mast-cell stabilisers).
I have had the opportunity to personally speak to Chris Kresser about his treatment protocol for histamine intolerance, once personally, and another in a forum in New Jersey.
For those who do not know Chris, he is an integrative medicine practitioner in San Francisco, who has a thriving practice (of around 1500 patients, a wait list of 2 years, and with his books closed to new patients) that includes many patients with histamine intolerance.
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: