Low Histamine Refreshing Sugar Free & Anti-inflammatory Cooling Beverages

The heat of summer calls for a refreshing drink in hand. When dealing with histamine issues, the heat can completely zap us. At that point, something cold and refreshing –and more interesting than water– is definitely called for. And hey, extra points for anti-inflammatory, antihistamine ingredients. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 refreshing drink ideas […]

Best Outdoor Finger Foods

There’s nothing like light-hearted summer get-togethers in the backyard or out on the deck fueled by delightful and delicious finger foods. For the histamine intolerant guest, chips and salsa are unfortunately a “no go” and just reading the ingredients lists on the various packaged snacks can make mast cells go bonkers. But who needs traditional […]

Best Histamine Intolerance BBQ Foods

Summertime is BBQ time. There’s nothing like the smell of hot food fresh from the grill and an al fresco meal with friends or family to wrap up a hot summer day. But “BBQ” conjures up images of tomato-based sauces that might make a histamine sufferer sigh. Not to worry. There are plenty of healthy, […]

5 Great Salads For Histamine Intolerance

Summer is here, gardens are flourishing, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a wide variety of salads. With the right energy-dense, low histamine foods, salads can even be the main event. After all, sometimes it’s just “too hot to cook.” While some may be thinking, rabbit food? Is she serious? After all the fun […]

8 Super Tasty Low Histamine Snacks

Sometimes we just need a snack. But with histamine intolerance and chronic inflammation, a lot of the usual go-to snacks out there aren’t a good idea. Packaged and processed foods add to the inflammation load and “healthy snacks” like yogurt cups, pickles, beef jerky, and dark chocolate are likely going to cause our histamine levels […]

5 Best Histamine Intolerance Teas

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to warm the body and soothe the soul. And according to the late English actor, Arthur Wing Pinero, “Where there’s tea, there’s hope.” While the following are technically tisanes (herbal infusions) and not teas in the strictest sense of the word (Camellia sinensis), these hot beverages are […]

Anti-Inflammatory Tea for Acid Reflux

Along with histamine issues can come a lot of digestive distress, including acid reflux. Recent research revealed that histamine and acid reflux are linked, and that diet works better than medications at resolving it (read the post here). Seems like a great time to share my favourite “nip acid reflux in the bud” tea made […]

Chicory root, an antihistamine food for histamine intolerance?

fresh Belgian endive heads (Witloof chicory)

Post updated 24/1/2018 to clarify choice of photo.  Chicory root has significant antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. In research studies it has even interrupted the IgE allergic response cascade, thereby preventing anaphylaxis. It has an incredible number of other benefits, and many more ways to easily be worked into our diet (like as a coffee substitute). Please […]

Histamine Intolerance Christmas Recipes 2016

histamine intolerance christmas recipe beef on parchment paper

  At first glance it might seem that the holidays are a complete write off when you’re dealing with histamine intolerance and mast cell activation, but a little careful tweaking can really make them enjoyable. You’ll have to forgive my photos here. I’ve JUST moved to California from Europe, a life long dream for me. […]

Creamy (dairy free) vanilla pudding

This is such a simple recipe that I almost hesitated in sharing it. But then I thought, I’m all about the simplicity, which is what my books are all about. In the words of the immortal Audrey Hepburn: “I’m a good girl I am.” So I am, and so I deserve a treat here and […]