I ate lunch today, on the Low-Carb cruise, from the carvery table in the Windjammer Cafe: probably about 4 oz of delicious roast pork, a marinated chicken drumstick, and less than a cup of the lamb curry dish (containing a few carrots and slices of zucchini). Not a big meal, and certainly less protein than when i split a Costco package of organic ground beef with my husband, as i frequently do at home.
I sat down to listen to the afternoon speakers and started feeling crummy.
This isn't the first time such a thing has happened after eating a restaurant meal. I feel sleepy, slightly cranky, vaguely uncomfortable. Today, i popped a couple of betaine-HCl supplements and then got out a piece of nicotine gum. I buy (again, at Costco) the 2mg size, so the dose isn't very high, especially since i always throw the gum away before its full content has been extracted. It invariable makes me feel better.
The problem is the histamine/tyramine/salicylate issue. Nicotine "cures" it. I've praised its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory qualities before, but i never fail to be pleased and grateful for how quickly nicotine improves my well-being.
It's a pity that it has addictive properties for susceptible individuals. A bunch of people are not going to be able to profit from a great anodyne ... kinda like kratom and melatonin in Australia. :-(