Posts Tagged ‘anti-histamine foods’

21 Anti-histamine Foods That Fight Inflammation And Stabilise Mast-Cells

September 23, 2014  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  78 Comments

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):

VEGETABLES

anti histamine watercress

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.

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Natural Aspirin Alternatives (That Are Anti-Histamines and Mast-cell Stabilisers)

Natural Aspirin Alternatives (That Are Anti-Histamines and Mast-cell Stabilisers)

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).

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Chris Kresser on Probiotics for Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Chris Kresser on Probiotics for Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Disorder

June 5, 2014  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  42 Comments

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.

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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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