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 some time (bloating, diarrhea, asthma, eczema, increased heart rate after eating). Anyhow, I tested intolerant for wheat, dairy, chicken, egg white, oily fish and pork. The specialist told me to remove these foods from my diet for the next 6 months (in addition to histamine-rich foods and drink like wine:(
From my understanding, histamine intolerance occurs when insufficient DAO enzyme is produced to deal with the amount of histamine released by the mast cells. Since DAO is produced by the intestinal mucosa, in my opinion, a damaged intestinal lining would affect DAO production and, at the same time, allow proteins to slip through, which would cause the cells to release histamine. In short, I have a feeling that at this time, until I fix my gut lining, I will react negatively to pretty much all proteins. The problem is that I don't know how to fix it!!
So, here's my question: Should I actually stop eating ALL of the foods I am intolerant to or would I be able to cure things by just eliminating dairy and gluten (completely eliminating them, meaning no cheats) and including probiotics. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to continue to eat paleo while eliminating all of the proteins I am supposedly intolerant to. I prefer to eat low carb paleo to control my food cravings, too many carbs and I'm toast (LOL).
If a strict 6 mo. eliminating the foods I'm intolerant to is enough to go back to my usual paleo diet, I'll try it, but it would be really tough and restrictive. Any answers??