Painkiller in a glass

antihistamine juice

Ok, I’ll fess up.

I caved in to my need for a painkiller today.

In my defence, there are better starts to the day than smashing your foot into a cement wall.

And yet I stumbled out onto the blistering cold London streets, somehow convinced this was a better plan than kicking back at home for the day.

Maybe I’d had enough of kicking?

It took me about five steps to realise my poor little pinky toe was irrevocably broken, but by then I was on the bus, and so committed to my journey.

By the time I reached Notting Hill I was quite convinced I’d made a monumental mistake and needed to get some meds asap.

In other words, painkillers were needed, post haste.

Returning home wasn’t an option and so I hobbled towards my salvation – Planet Organic on Westbourne Grove.

The lady who served me was sympathetic to the lost “American” –

“You need a pain killer? Get yourself to Boots (a UK pharmacy).”

I looked at her uncomprehendingly – she was new to the store, and therefore unaware that it’s my home away from home and as such, we weren’t on the same page here:

“Uh, no, I need pain killing, pimped out, salicylate rich, inflammation busting vitamin K fennel, apple, cucumber, kale and broccoli juice.”

“Four of ’em please!”

Suddenly smiling, she hooked me up with four enormous painkillers in a glass.


I’d like to say I had time to sit and luxuriate in my newfound juiciness – but truth be told, I was in so much pain that I would have shotgunned them down if I could. One after the other they went.

Now, despite having written books on the healing properties of anti-inflammatory antihistamine foods, and yet I’m still happily, thankfully, a little surprised, each time I personally experience it on the spot! 

I’m glad to say that soon I was able to get moving to my next port of call, in far less pain than before.


Maybe – but consider this research on the following foods (as outlined in the Anti-Cookbook):

Fennel has been found to be as powerful a menstrual painkiller as common NSAIDs (pharmaceutical painkillers) [1].

Cucumber is a powerful natural painkiller [2].

Kale is high in inflammation busting vitamin K [3].

Broccoli is such a powerful anti-inflammatory that it has now been proven to prevent osteoarthritis, something that could begin with a simple broken toe [4].

Having been fed a diet rich in pain killers and fever reducers (shown to cause asthma in children), antibiotics, antihistamines, and so very many other meds that broke my body, I’m in no hurry to submit to them again.

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Please don’t forget antihistamine, pain killing foods can still hurt us, so please always check with your doctor before adding new foods to your diet. 







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Yasmina was an award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience covering war zones for CNN and the BBC. She devoted her journalism skills to researching and writing about histamine. Click here to learn about her. Each post is carefully and fully referenced with the latest scientific research. Not sure where to start? Here’s a four week meal plan and overall Histamine Reset.

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