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Low Histamine Food List
I react (headaches, stuffy, etc.) to certain histamine foods - does that mean I'm low histamine (overmethylator) or high histamine (undermethylator)?
Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more
Trying to check histamine sensitivity. How long might it take for high histamine food to cause skin itching? How long on low-histamine for it to stop?
Please be careful: Mike, "histamine intolerance" might be real ("red-wine headaches", etc.) & reactions are said to be rapid. It's eluded hard science. There are a bazillion reasons to have itchy skin. If you keep reading "fad" / "pop" / "persecuted genius" websites, you're going to imagine you have everything, you'll severely restrict your lifestyle, you can't be a good guest, and you'll never feel well again. ...Read more
If I am histamine intolerant, what foods should I avoid and what foods can I eat? I need data, the internet has conflicting answers.
Histamine intolerant: I would make an appointment with an allergist and immunologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
If diamine oxidase destroys histamine, what are some good food sources that can replenish diamine oxidase?
I'm not sure but: I think you may just need to get a nasal sterioid. H-2 blockers for the stomach work well for some people for hives, tagament is a good one. Singular is also very good. If you are looking for a food source to help allergies, there may be relief in raw honey from your area. It's mostly anectodatal but makes sense that may get improvement by introduction of allergens via digestion of raw honey. ...Read more
Is histamine intolerance medically recognized? Are there any standard tests I should ask for? Reactions to lots of foods, but reg allergy testing neg.
Not histamine: Histamine is the chemical that our body releases in response to allergy. It causes itching, redness and swelling of skin etc. You don't describe your reactions, so I can't comment whether I would consider them allergy. From your gtt, I suspect that you are overweight or obese and pre-diabetic, with high levels of insulin. See an endocrinologist, not allergist. ...Read more
Is histamine intolerance a real thing? I feel terrible after eating a lot of foods lately, I just want to know if it's medically recognized? Also someone mentioned it can cause schizophrenia, bogus?
Histamine: Intolerance is the body's inability to detox from histamine as well as possible. It may result in flu-like symptoms. Fermented foods need to be avoided, e.g., cheese & wine. Here's a link http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/99853-foods-high-histamine/ There are some animal studies that suggest a link between schizophrenia and histamine intolerance but data is weak so don't be concerned. ...Read more
Is there any truth that a diet low in histamine is extremely healthy in fighting off diseases? Is so what diseases does it help with? Or intolrances?
Lets make money:
I wish it were true. We could start a company and sell low histamine food to help people fight off disease. And make a lot of money.
This is all "shyster" and "voodoo" claiming, unfortunately.
If you find evidence for this claim, let me know and we will make sure that both of us will be very rich! ...Read more
Histamine Intoleranc: In addition to diet control, you could try diamine oxidase formula that works in the gut to degrade histamine from ingested food. Dosing: or optimal results, usually prescribed as to take one (1) or two (2) capsules no more than 15 minutes before the consumption of histamine-rich foods or substances known to cause food intolerance; or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner. ...Read more
Low-tyramine diet and low histamine-diet where I can find recipes for this diet? I am on medication and I have to avoid tyramine and histamine..
Web MD: Go to Web MD. They should have all your answers ...Read more
See details: Low C3 and C4 can be seen in numerous conditions or may have no clinical importance at all. The conditions you list would not cause the low values. Why were the tests ordered in the first place? You should address this question to the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Histamine blood test was 101, it says reference range is 180-1800. Is my result low and does it mean anything?
Ignore it: "Histamine blood test" is at the borderland of scientific medicine. Whether "histamine intolerance" is a real / common entity (I suspect it is) and whether the best test is a spot lab (I don't know) are questions that I will let others answer decisively. It's hard to study. I would not be at all concerned if you're below a reference range here -- this is just what MOST people have. ...Read more
Besides a low histamine diet. What is the best way to heal your gut from mastocytosis? Thank you!
Apples: An apple a day - quercetin in apples, stablizes mast cells and prevents degranulation from basophils. They are a natural remedy and should provide minimal side effects. It is also great for people with allergies during allergy season. ...Read more
Besides a low histamine diet. What could I take that would help my gut issues from mastocytosis? Thank you!
An oral cromolyn product may be quite helpful for some people. Avoid alcohol if possible. As for a low histamine diet, I really don't know what you meant by that since histamine in food or beverage is not easily absorbed and it makes little sense in avoiding them.
Even the classical case of histamine-induced reaction " scrobroid fishing poisoning" cannot be explained by its histamine content. ...Read more
Histamine: Is a complex organic substance, it is a neurotransmitter and has got several physiologic functions, :in immune system, gastrointestinal tract and nervous system, you can browse the internet for various sources of information on the subject ...Read more
Lots of effects: Histamine is a chemical that is ordinarily present in different types of cells in the body. It has multiple effects on blood vessels, glands and nerves and the symptoms depend on whether the histamine is released locally or throughout the body. In the nose, causes sneezing, itching and runny nose. In the skin causes swelling and itching and redness. ...Read more
Block and Lower: Besides the conventional approach to block histamine receptors with agents like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) I also like to use agents that naturally lower the white cells production of histamine. These include: quercetin, stinging nettles leaf, bromelain, and n-acetyl cysteine (nac) a natural substance use in emergency rooms for asthmatics. ...Read more
Try trial of foods low in histamine. Keep food log and monitor symptoms. Then trial foods high in histamine and continue log. If you find there is an association you may have histamine intolerance. I am not sure the medical community agrees on the existence of histamine intolerance.
http://www. Allergyuk. Org/common-food-intolerances/histamine-intolerance. ...Read more
See below: Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found in nearby connective tissues. ...Read more
Package instructions: The package instructions will give the recommended dosages for over the counter medication. Prescriptions will give the proper dosing of antihistamines and other medications. Usual dosing takes into account other medications you might be taking plus a margin of safety. When in doubt, ask your physician. ...Read more