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by 0 · August 06, 2014 at 07:30 PM

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 03:14 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 353 · January 19, 2014 at 01:38 PM

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 06:39 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 3277 · January 12, 2014 at 03:56 PM

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 3277 · August 19, 2013 at 12:47 PM

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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by 3277 · August 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

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 3277 · August 03, 2013 at 11:13 AM

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 0 · June 04, 2013 at 12:03 PM

so i was reading information about histamine intolerance and vit b6 many says vitamin b6 will increase sao so reduce histamine but i read some that says vit b6 synthesis histamine. isnt that gonna increase histamine? also citrus food are high... (more)

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by 3277 · March 20, 2013 at 02:40 PM

It just occurred to me last night that despite keeping a rigorous and detailed food log, I wasn't paying attention to food preparation methods and possible bacterial contamination. For example, I normally do big cooking in the morning to avoid... (more)

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by 3277 · May 04, 2013 at 02:22 AM

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 05:21 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 3277 · April 07, 2013 at 02:12 AM

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 170 · April 13, 2013 at 07:49 PM

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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primalpat 0 · April 13, 2013 at 07:49 PM

I think it does. I was like you: ate fat, meat and veggies and was stopped up all the time. My gastritis was bad too. I've been feeling much better since I really scaled back the fat content, and started eating more starch. I've actually found... (more)

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by 11251 · March 14, 2014 at 06:14 PM

So, I started working out a few months before the New Year. I have various aches and pains, and thought that working out might help. So far at least, all that going to the doctor has managed to do is return nice labs, and make me do constant... (more)

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tnajamie 0 · March 14, 2014 at 06:14 PM

Hopefully someone might answer this for you, I am interested!

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by 3277 · February 14, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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 06:03 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 15 · February 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Is it possible to consume so much fermented foods as to cause a histamine reaction? I'm already sensitive to citrus fruit, vinegars, and wine (they all have the potential to cause a sinus headache--especially the citrus as I beleive I'm allergic... (more)

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SinupretSa 0 · February 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Definitely possible... We can see this in cases where milk, gluten and sugars have been over consumed and in return inflammation occurs in the sinuses.

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by 432 · October 20, 2012 at 03:00 AM

I have not had red wine in almost two months, and had about 5 ounces in a half hour period. That was four+ hours ago, and my face and body are still slightly itchy, but particularly my face. I read while researching it here that red wine has... (more)

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by 25 · August 02, 2012 at 05:55 PM

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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BoneBrothFast 0 · July 10, 2012 at 02:34 PM

Provided you don't have a citrus allergy, squeezing the juice of one lemon/lime into a glass of water in the morning and sipping it throughout the day is a good idea. Don't drink it all at once.

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by 1159 · November 26, 2012 at 04:40 PM

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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Kari_6 0 · November 26, 2012 at 04:40 PM

I tried the no gluten diet for 6 weeks and not a thing happened. I did not have migraines less frequently or of less pain, absolutely nothing and I stuck to the diet pretty strictly. I was hopeful it would work but nothing. I then eliminated... (more)

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by 3277 · June 22, 2012 at 06:06 AM

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 06:12 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 3277 · July 04, 2012 at 01:41 AM

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 01:41 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 3277 · September 30, 2013 at 12:39 AM

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 03:20 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 3277 · May 24, 2012 at 01:41 PM

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 01:41 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 3277 · January 27, 2013 at 03:09 PM

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 08:49 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 964 · March 29, 2012 at 05:16 AM

I have company in town, so as usual I loosened up my diet: a glass of wine, something fried, and likely a sauce thickened with flour. All of it totally worth it - only problem is the little patch of poison ivy I have seems to be flaring up.... (more)

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Corbab 0 · March 29, 2012 at 04:44 AM

Some people experience inflammation when they go off paleo, so it's entirely possible that something fairly benign on a normal day might be aggravated slightly by SAD eating. Your body has to work harder to deal with the food you're giving it,... (more)

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by 425 · August 25, 2013 at 06:19 PM

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 3841 · July 04, 2014 at 08:17 PM

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 03:51 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)