I've been on paleo for about two months now - and everything is going smoothly, apart from the first weeks 'low-carb flu'. One of the reasons I was drawn to paleo was seasonal allergies, as I've heard some people saying their seasonal allergies improved a lot.
That being said, I've been having a hard time with my allergies right now - it's peak pollen season here in Portugal and I've had two nasty weeks of runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. It's not worse than before, I was just hoping it wouldn't be as bad as last year, before going paleo.
Now I know some might say this might even be related to some specific food, but I doubt it because I'm not eating anything I haven't eaten before. I've cut all dairy, legumes and grains. I usually have eggs and veggies (or dinner leftovers) for breakfast, I'm eating chicken, grass-fed beef, pork and some of fish (something I've always done, as it's quite common to have fish and seafood around here) for lunch and dinner, always with veggies. For fat, I use lard, olive oil (again, very common and popular here in Portugal) and clarified butter sometimes. For snacks I usually have berries or nuts (walnuts, mostly, and not in large quantities).
I don't really have one question, I'm just trying to figure it out why my seasonal allergies haven't improved and if I change anything on what I'm eating to see some improvements.
I've also read a blog post on high-histamine containing food and foods that increase histamine production (apparently, these are different things). Can "dietary histamine" be to blame? Should I try to reduce foods that stimulate histamine release? Any other suggestions?
Thanks a lot!