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Histamine Intolerance 

What exactly is histamine intolerance?  Well to understand it better, first read up on histamine and then come back to delve in.

So it's when your body has reached max capacity of how much histamine he/she can handle.  It can be a painful situation involving:

  • the gut
  • skin

The skin can also become red and flushed like mine has especially with the ears.

Histamine Intolerance Attack 

My experiences with histamine intolerance attacks are absolutely horrible.  I have the worse stomach pain and face breaks out so badly.  It takes weeks for it to calm down too.  The absolute worse.

One time I had purchased some cookies made in a facility without nuts but didn’t read that it had milk in them.  They were sooo good. 

I probably had about 2-3 each day but I paid for it for about 3-4 weeks because it took that long for my body to rid the histamine.  

Where does Histamine come from?

It essentially comes from when the body is overloaded with too much histamine.  Histamine can come from things such as:

  • Seasonal allergens
  • everyday allergens like dust, mold and dander
  • Alcohol 
  • Chocolate 
  • Some packaged foods
  • Certain fresh foods to include tomatoes
  • Leftovers
  • Sulfites
  • Dried foods

Pretty much anything that going to cause your body to release histamine 

Histamine Intolerance Symptoms 

As I mentioned earlier, I've experienced stomach pain and hives on my skin.  Some other symptoms to include but not limited to are

  • sneezing
  • headaches
  • nasal congestion 
  • nausea
  • and more

Go to Healthline to read more about other symptoms one can experience. 

Keep in mind that symptoms could be seen more in the allergy months which can be hard to pinpoint since symptoms may not be as prevalent in the months when pollen is not very high.  

How To Manage It?

So around the allergy months, I try to avoid/limit certain foods with tomatoes or dairy because I find that it makes my stomach hurt really bad due to them being considered high histamine.   

Look at this way:

When you fill a cup with water, it's full.  When you keep filling it up, it overflows.  

This is the same with histamine intolerance.  When one's body fill up with too much histamine, it has reached max capacity and the body just cannot tolerate any more of it.  

It's important to keep the body balanced so that it doesn't over with too much histamine. 

I hope this information has helped you.  Please comment and share if it has. xo, V❤️

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