Natural antihistamines like vitamin c, quercetin, nettle tea... There's more int the goods tings thread.
vitamin c in any form right?
i have guava and lemon etc which are good source of vit c.
so thats all counted right?
>Nettle tea sometimes causes more issues for me than anything else...quercetin is reliable. Enzymedica's allerase contains a natural synergistic blend that works if taken on an empty stomach. Digestive enzymes can help manage histamine reactions if they are caused by food intolerances. If you take supplements, make sure they do not contain gelatin or coloring, as those can increase histamines.
And I think you know better than to take drugstore antihistamines....you should only take those if your histamines are so bad they cause hives. They are NOT a longterm cure, they simply suppress histamines INSIDE your body, but your body actually needs to release them at some point. You should prevent, not suppress. Not sure why some people just push drugs on every chance they get, maybe they are pharm reps. Have some respect for people's bodies! This is the holistic forum, what's holistic about over the counter antihistamines? Ok, I will shut up now before he tells me to take benadryl.
i agree prevention is the best.specially than suppressing.
well,i see why u got all angry ;p
but i think it was my mistake mate ..since i mentioned chlorphenamine in my post i think he got that angle.
also,as per wikipedia green tea,apples has some quercetin while red onion have a pretty decent amount of it.
so i think i will include these in my food.
also,which form do u take it in?
like in ur diet ,right?
haha, I wasn't angry, I was kidding. I took OTC antihistamines too months ago when I was desperate because of hives, chills, and fever. But the health practitioner I went to see at the time told me to take an antihistamine (the CVS generic brand) every day! So I did for 2 days, and then I got pulled over bc I was so drowsy from the meds I didn't realize I was driving in the wrong lane. The cop was about to get me drug tested, I was lucky I had the meds in my purse to prove I wasn't high! So yeah, after that, no more OTC stuff it's too strong for me and w/ too many unnecessary fillers.
Now I take vitamin C (c-ester, ascorbic acid might be too acidic), sometimes quercetin & bromelain, and I take daily walks to keep the stress at bay. Stress exacerbates histamine reactions. Unfortunately, some sources say that herbal teas can cause histamine reactions, and I notice that if I drink more than 1 cup of nettle tea or even sometimes roiboos (more than 3 cups of that), I get hive-like bumps on my arms and face.
Digestive enzymes are helping me a lot with food-related histamines. And I take yeast free selenium w/ dry vitamin E (in 1 supplement) but that doesn't seem to help with histamines, I take it for scar healing and numbness. My doctor prescribed me vitamin D2, which can help boost the immune system and minimize histamine intolerance. If your intolerance is mild, there's no need to take any supplements, just avoid the main triggers (e.g. red fruits) and keep the stress at bay!
Article on histamin promoting vs inhibiting probiotics that might be in your yogurt, supplement, etc
http://www.bulletpro... entire article
But remember, this guy is selling something. be sure to do your own research.
Wow, the histamine list keeps on growing....it seems that almost everything can trigger a histamine reaction, even lotions and herbal tea. The more articles I read, the more I start to wonder what doesn't trigger histamines! It makes sense that fermented foods can trigger histamine release, but acidophilus too?!? I think my increased histamine reactions and food intolerances are due to leaky gut, but if probiotics can raise histamines, how else can a healthy gut flora be restored rapidly? Besides buying this guy's product, that is....what other ways? My doctor thinks that D2 will help boost my immune system and reduce my sensitivities, since I haven't had much luck with D3 supplements (yeast & oil)... Sometimes Allerase helps if taken on an empty stomach.
Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)
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