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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

A lot of people coming to paleo were restricting their meat/fat consumption and really go to town on it for awhile. I was a veg head for so long that I felt amazing when I ate heavy protein at every meal. Well, years later I've gotten my fill and... (more)

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Veggiekitten 0 · October 19, 2014 at 3:05 AM

Thanks for the topic!  I've also reintroduced meats after being a vegetarian, but still find myself gravitating to more veggie-heavy meals.  I really love all kinds of greens, roasted with butter or olive oil.  Sweet potato is... (more)

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by 353 · about 5 hours ago

Paleo diet is by definition low(er) carb and high(er) fat. Could the fat we eat contribute to histamine intolerance? According to this study it may be. Anyone has ccess to full text to see what kind of fat was... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 19, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Histamine intolerance usually comes and goes. My husband got some of it after he went to Europe and was exposed to different bugs there. He ate gluten-free there, as he does at home. And yet, he came back with histamine intolerance that lasted... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

Pasted below is the lab result for some genetic testing I had done. What the heck does this mean (in plain english please), and Could it have any potential relevance to someone who seems to be having issues with amines/salicylates? Here's the... (more)

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Annika 0 · August 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I and several of my family members have MTHFR mutations. They can predispose you to blood clots, cardiovascular problems, and neuro-psychiatric problems. It's a complicated issue and I find it quite difficult to understand. The short version of... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

For anyone here who is histamine sensitive, what types of protein do you eat, and how much (g/day)? I'm soo confused by the conflicting lists of permitted foods, and by trying to incorporate it into a paleo diet framework. Many thanks, Mike (more)

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Levi_3 0 · August 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

There is a site that did a poll with over 800 histamine intolerant patients, to see which foods tend to be well tolerated. Very valuable info. Here is the link Based on the ratings, it seems potatoes are very well tolerated. Perhaps that can be... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

Mr. Google tells me that folks have TWICE the blood histamine level with pasteurized milk as they do with raw milk. Supposedly, pasteurization kills the bacteria and upon their death, they release histamine (which sounds kinda iffy to me). In... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 03, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I have histamine intolerance and do fine with raw goats milk.

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

As I bumble around trying to combine paleo with selecting foods which agree with me, I'm left wondering if salt makes what I think is a possible histamine reaction worse. The reaction for me is bloodshot painful eyes, tension headache, scalp... (more)

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jj_2 0 · March 08, 2013 at 5:21 PM

First of all... go ahead and try an elimination diet that reduces sodium (preferably in conjunction with eating enough potassium). Some people will grumble at you with factoids that paleo diets should be higher in sodium, but I have a health... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

I'm trying to implement a low histamine paleo diet. I've been reading about raw milk and since it is legal here in Pennsylvania, I was interested in giving it a try. I read something in a German publication of a case study where a person did not... (more)

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August 0 · February 25, 2013 at 10:29 PM

I think it could work, assuming the milk does not sit anywhere for very long. Histamines form as things sit around, so if you can get it really fresh, you will probably be okay. If it hangs around, even in the fridge, for several days, then... (more)

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by 164 · about 5 hours ago

Please help!! I am so confused and don't want to add another diagnosis of histamine intolerance to my leaky gut-gluten intolerant-lactose intolerant-GAPS-FODMAPS situation... I recently decided to go zero carb from low carb. On LC I was just... (more)

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elaichi 0 · March 02, 2013 at 3:55 AM

I also have a histamine, gluten, salicyclate, all-vegetable, etc intolerance, and all my issues cleared out when I eliminated bone broth (causes MSG-like symptoms due to glutamic acid) and all seafood, and stick to only high fat beef and lamb.... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

I know the only way to get to the bottom of this for me is to construct food elimination experiments and isolate variables, and only introduce one thing at a time, but if anyone has any thoughts on my situation, I'd be eternally grateful: I have... (more)

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jjtitus 0 · February 12, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Really, Wendy's and McDonalds double cheese burgers...? And you're worried about the nightshades and histamine... why don't you just start with autoimmune Paleo and add things back in after stabilizing for a few weeks?... (more)

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by 25 · about 5 hours ago

Is Vitamin C safe/good for histamine intolerance? what is the best form? bio-flavonoids? ascorbic acid? ester? this is VERY challenging ... I seem to have mast cell activation syndrome/ histamine problem and EVERYTHING I knew as "good" nutrition... (more)

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Rob_34 0 · August 02, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Please be careful with taking Vit-c for histamine, as Vit-c will chelate Copper and lower your levels of it. Copper is very important in metabolizing histamine. I've just posted the first in a series of posts on my blog about histamine... (more)

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by 1159 · about 5 hours ago

Has anyone treated migraines following this diet? If so, how strictly did you follow it, and what did you eat? It looks like I'm down to fresh road kill and cucumbers...and I'm not sure about the cucumbers.

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Sarah_28 0 · July 03, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Molly, I too am a migraineur. I'm 41 and have had them since I was 13. When I was 39, they worsened. I had been long misdiagnosed with sinus headaches because the pain occurs in my forehead, over my eyes. I took so many pills one day (5... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

I've been eating these rice noodles lately, thinking they are a low-histamine, safe starch: These two pictures show how the rice is dried (kinda... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I found this list of low level histamine foods, rice noodles are on it: http://www.histamineintolerance.org.uk/about/the-food-diary/the-food-list rice absolutely has a % of protein, when I was at my worst with histamine issues (and I didnt... (more)

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by 3280 · about 6 hours ago

I'm sooo excited: I scored some 1 pound packs of frozen, grass fed ground beef at Trader Joes. Question: What's the fastest / best way to thaw it? Whenever I've tried it in the microwave it seems to always start cooking the outer most area... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 04, 2012 at 1:41 AM

I know this answer is very late to the discussion, but I heard this very topic addressed on NPR recently, and it seems that immersing the meat, sealed in plastic, in HOT water is the safest. Why? Because it thaws in a fraction of the time it takes... (more)

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by 3280 · about 6 hours ago

Since going paleo, I developed sudden congestion, sneezing fits, blood shot eyes, and eventually a sudden skin rash when I ate lots of slow-cooked meats & bone broths. When I upped my consumption of V8, spinach, banana & strawberries, I... (more)

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Roberto 0 · June 07, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Hi. I was diagnosed with HIT when I was a kid when I had urticaria. Urticaria went way after about 2 years of low histamine diet, but I always had "random" trouble with food. Even with paleo I didn't solve my problems. Then I remembered about HIT,... (more)

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by 3280 · about 6 hours ago

For my paleo peeps who have problems with histamines, I presume there's nothing magical about grass fed beef vs. conventional. From a histamine perspective, beef is beef, right? After reading up on the subject, on paper at least, I'd suspect... (more)

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Roberto 0 · May 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Dear Mike, I am histamine intolerant and I find that beef in general is not that big of a problem. In that context though lamb would be better in terms of freshness (for chicken it seems that the skin is high in histamine). As far as I understand... (more)

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by 3280 · about 6 hours ago

I'm trying to clear up what I think is a histamine provoked skin rash. I do know about which foods contain histamine, and which ones encourage histamine to be released. Question: Should I discontinue my b-complex vitamin supplement because of... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Why would you discontinue either of those supplements? I don't know anything about your B complex, so I can't speak to whether it would or would not affect your histamine levels. Why do you think it might? As for proboitics, from everything... (more)

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by 424 · about 6 hours ago

Does anyone have any experience with, or thoughts on, taking diamine oxidase (DAO) supplements to combat histamine intolerance? I believe 'Histame' is the brand available in the US and UK. I'm thinking of trying these to reduce my reactions to... (more)

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ddibwynt 0 · March 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM

TJ, my n=1 will not be very encouraging, unfortunately, but I have intolerances up the yin-yang so I imagine most probably write me off as an outlier. In any case, I'm certain I have histamine intolerance and did try Histame, or DAO.... (more)

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by 3850 · about 6 hours ago

So I have been doing a lot of research into histamine intolerance. There are many food items on the "high-histamine" food list that I know I react to and avoid, but I never associated them with histamines before. What really drew my attention... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:51 AM

I used to be histamine intolerant, but it seems like after I healed my gut it totally went away and now I pretty much eat anything. If you can't tolerant homemade broth, have you tried just purified gelatin like the Great Lake organic stuff? There... (more)

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by 813 · about 6 hours ago

Is there a scientific background for the following statement I found in www: "Salt is a strong natural antihistamine" ?

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Chloe_1 0 · January 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Histamine is involved in the regulation of body fluids. It is released in dehydrated states. Maybe that's got something to do with it

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by 4347 · about 6 hours ago

I've been brewing my own kombucha (and occasionally purchasing the expensive flavored stuff) for a long time, but lately I've noticed that if I don't have a completely full belly when I down a glass I feel really drunk. Could this be a histamine... (more)

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Hannah_1 0 · December 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Try mixing it with water to cut the effects. Half and half is s good way to get the flavor and benefits but also the detox of the H2O. Your case seems strange. Usually if someone is having that reaction they are new to the drink, not drinking it... (more)

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by 211 · about 6 hours ago

After about 2 years dairy-free paleo (with occasional cheats) I've been diagnosed with food induced histaminosis (histamine intolerance). I decided to get tested as many of the symptoms that initially improved while eating paleo returned after... (more)

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Jon_3 0 · May 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Check out the GAPS diet (specifically the intro phase), make sure sleep is good, manage stress to acceptable levels, do not do high intensity exercise, and watch any meds you're currently taking. Get with a practitioner hip on paleo and GAPS to... (more)

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by 3631 · about 6 hours ago

My question, especially for those of you who know you are allergic to yeast and for those of you who believe you have yeast/candida issues is: Do you react poorly to fermented food? e.g. kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, etc. What are your... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 18, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Histamine intolerance is a possible cause you could consider based on the limited details you provide. Fermented foods contain histamine. We have an enzyme that breaks down histaime in foods that we eat and the vast majority eat these foods with... (more)

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by 3509 · about 6 hours ago

Although my health has improved greatly while staying on a paleo diet, I still, occasionally, have upper respiratory allergies ("hay fever") when I am overexposed to mold or pollen, as sometimes happens when you go out camping. There are a couple... (more)

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Tom_4 0 · January 13, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Have you tried local bee pollen? Robb Wolf talks about it in the Paleo Solution Podcast 51, around 39:49.

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by 8 · October 23, 2014 at 4:27 AM

I've been having weird, likely histamine-induced reactions to foods I love like avocado and tomato for a while. One of the ways I'm working on combating this is introducing beneficial strains of bacteria to my gut. I'm interested in... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:14 PM

The cheapest probiotic food would be sauer kraut. Unfortunately this might be high in histamines, so YMMV.All you need is a jar with an airlock, a head of cabbage, some salt (about 2 tablespoons), and some clean chlorine free water. You'd... (more)

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by 3280 · October 23, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I know several paleo peeps here are also avoiding histamines. I read at: http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/additive-and-natural-chemical-factsheets/salicylates that: "Research shows that about 20% of adults with asthma1, 60% with of people with... (more)

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