Histamine excess – self help through diet.

Some foods may be particularly beneficial for helping people who tend to have too much histamine. Personal strategies from a non-medical sufferer are available here: Shutting Down Histamine Reactions (Quickly) healinghistamine.com.

Foods or herbs suggested include: Apple, Fennel, Watercress, Parsley, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Ginger, Thyme,┬áRosemary, Turmeric, and the phytonutrient quercetin. healinghistamine.com. Without looking for further reference links – that list does include many foods and herbs that I have found helpful over the years and currently. Fennel is available as a vegetable, celery like, and also as crunchy seeds.

Having learned of the link between foods and histamine levels while writing the last post, it has helped to avoid the foods that are mentioned, or reduce them. A bad reaction for me, can be very odd behavior and anxiety. Histamine excess symptoms of congestion and seasonal pollen allergies have been a long term problem for me and many of the foods recommended to avoid I had already learned to avoid, but others I wasn’t aware of the connection.

Bad mood changes are later in the day or the next day or two, so making a connection between a food and a symptom can be difficult. It can be simpler to keep a basic meal pattern and only change one thing at a time, so it is easier to recognize a link between symptoms the next day and a new food.

Health is worth some work.

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.

Reference List

  1. Yasmina, Shutting Down Histamine Reactions (Quickly), healinghistamine.com, https://healinghistamine.com/shutting-down-histamine-reactions-quickly/