While eating a lot of the wrong things myself, i continue to read about theoretically controlling histamine.... :-) Today's brunch was a really yummy platter of preserved meats (sausage, confit, headcheese, bresaola, ...), goat brie, pickled vegetables and a couple glasses of champagne, and i paid the price -- feeling miserably bloated sitting on the sunny side of the car, and having to soap my ring off when i got home.
I have no doubt that some of my allergy problems are in fact histamine-intolerance issues. When i first read about the subject a couple of years ago, it rang a bell (set off an alarm clock actually), but something distracted me and i'm only just getting back to it. This time i'll make every effort to stick with it a little better.
On the way home from the restaurant, though, we stopped by the neighborhood health-food store and i picked up a bottle of holy-basil tincture and at home i took a dropperful -- felt better pretty quickly. Gonna use it for a little while in place of benedryl and see how it works in the long term.
Well, back to the reading ... but just have to gripe a bit about the people who write on the subject! OBVIOUSLY know diddly-squat about the subject of nutrition because they seem scared to death they're going to give themselves a case of malnutrition by omitting "whole food groups" -- where have we heard THAT before? ;-) ...Unless of course they're talking about giving up MEAT* -- that IS a mistake!
* and the proclamation against "red meat" is based on the factoid that "Red Meats are hardest on us as they are usually from animals who had antibiotics injected or were force fed etc." also that they're supposedly very high in omega-6s -- i guess these people don't know about grassfed....