The Low Histamine Chef

Perfect anti-inflammatory summer lunch: cancer fighting red kidney beans, inflammation busting vitamin k rich mixed mesclun greens, omega 3 rich lamb’s lettuce, quercetin rich chives and an olive oil apple cider vinegar dressing, served with a side of chopped veggies. I know many are scared of kidney beans, but I’ve never had a problem, which might be because they have antihistamine properties (as all beans do). As per #drfuhrman teachings, I eat at least one cup of beans daily. Apple cider vinegar meanwhile is the lowest in histamine of all and has many documented health benefits.

Perfect anti-inflammatory summer lunch: cancer fighting red kidney beans, inflammation busting vitamin k rich mixed mesclun greens, omega 3 rich lamb’s lettuce, quercetin rich chives and an olive oil apple cider vinegar dressing, served with a side of chopped veggies. I know many are scared of kidney beans, but I’ve never had a problem, which might be because they have antihistamine properties (as all beans do). As per #drfuhrman teachings, I eat at least one cup of beans daily. Apple cider vinegar meanwhile is the lowest in histamine of all and has many documented health benefits.

The perfect omega 3 & calcium rich snack/salad sprinkle: sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and antihistamine nigella seeds, very lightly pan roasted with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh antihistamine and antibacterial thyme, quercetin rich very finely chopped chives and inflammation fighting/histamine lowering turmeric. You may have seen some of these seeds on high histamine lists, which is why I balance them out with multiple antihistamine ingredients. I don’t believe in eliminating high nutrient beneficial foods from my diet. And it definitely seems to be working…

The perfect omega 3 & calcium rich snack/salad sprinkle: sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and antihistamine nigella seeds, very lightly pan roasted with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh antihistamine and antibacterial thyme, quercetin rich very finely chopped chives and inflammation fighting/histamine lowering turmeric. You may have seen some of these seeds on high histamine lists, which is why I balance them out with multiple antihistamine ingredients. I don’t believe in eliminating high nutrient beneficial foods from my diet. And it definitely seems to be working…

I’m running out of juicing receptacles!! Need to figure out how to make and share 4litres/quarts of juice a day. The kitchen is starting to look like a lab experiment…today was the fennelicious juice from the Anti-Detox book.

I’m running out of juicing receptacles!! Need to figure out how to make and share 4litres/quarts of juice a day. The kitchen is starting to look like a lab experiment…today was the fennelicious juice from the Anti-Detox book.

Updated one of my favourite Anti-Cookbook soups by adding anti-inflammatory fresh coconut milk and serving with histamine lowering, quercetin rich chives. Super yummy! I make my own stock by boiling onions, garlic, carrots and herbs, but if you cook this soup for longer than 30mins, you really don’t need it. Just don’t use the cubed stuff (even organic) it’s full of yeast and salt.

Updated one of my favourite Anti-Cookbook soups by adding anti-inflammatory fresh coconut milk and serving with histamine lowering, quercetin rich chives. Super yummy! I make my own stock by boiling onions, garlic, carrots and herbs, but if you cook this soup for longer than 30mins, you really don’t need it. Just don’t use the cubed stuff (even organic) it’s full of yeast and salt.

Adding new (old) foods back to the anti-diet: today, palm hearts, served here with cancer and inflammation fighting chickpeas, mixed greens, osteoporosis fighting olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Palm is used by many cultures as a treatment for digestive issues, fever, pain, inflammation, bacterial infections, it’s sadly very hard to know the particular properties of what I’m eating, unless I call the company to find out the species of tree. Nowadays Palm trees can be harvested without being killed. Watch out for the citric acid if you’re sensitive though, haven’t managed to find an organic brand that doesn’t use it.

Adding new (old) foods back to the anti-diet: today, palm hearts, served here with cancer and inflammation fighting chickpeas, mixed greens, osteoporosis fighting olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Palm is used by many cultures as a treatment for digestive issues, fever, pain, inflammation, bacterial infections, it’s sadly very hard to know the particular properties of what I’m eating, unless I call the company to find out the species of tree. Nowadays Palm trees can be harvested without being killed. Watch out for the citric acid if you’re sensitive though, haven’t managed to find an organic brand that doesn’t use it.

Wasn’t much to juice when I woke up today so I went digging through the fridge: inflammation busting vitamin k rich carrot top and radish greens, two quercetin rich apples and then blended in a bag of mixed mesclun greens, antihistamine ginger, mast cell stabilising spirulina and antihistamine chlorella. Yum!

Wasn’t much to juice when I woke up today so I went digging through the fridge: inflammation busting vitamin k rich carrot top and radish greens, two quercetin rich apples and then blended in a bag of mixed mesclun greens, antihistamine ginger, mast cell stabilising spirulina and antihistamine chlorella. Yum!

Breakfast today: a yummy  modified recipe from one of my early cookbooks…quercetin rich blueberries, pain killing young coconut milk, bit of frozen banana. Enjoy!

Breakfast today: a yummy modified recipe from one of my early cookbooks…quercetin rich blueberries, pain killing young coconut milk, bit of frozen banana. Enjoy!

The highs and lows of traveling: arrived in the South of France to find the promised juicer, only to discover the tamper is missing. Ended up using a cucumber to push the veggies through! Worked just fine. Managed to make green machine juices for six from the Anti-Detox book. Love that everyone is getting into the green.

The highs and lows of traveling: arrived in the South of France to find the promised juicer, only to discover the tamper is missing. Ended up using a cucumber to push the veggies through! Worked just fine. Managed to make green machine juices for six from the Anti-Detox book. Love that everyone is getting into the green.

Triumphant selfie: 45 minute run in 34celsius/93farenheit heat on my way to 1hr gym session. I once believed this day would never come!!! #dietarychangesheal

Triumphant selfie: 45 minute run in 34celsius/93farenheit heat on my way to 1hr gym session. I once believed this day would never come!!! #dietarychangesheal

Lifesaver!! Did you know migraines are a histamine thing? One hit me at 10pm in Cairo’s Khan il Khalili market where I spent an age negotiating the price of this gorgeous antique ring. Couldn’t walk let alone get on a plane, so I took an extra two tabs of Dr Theoharides’ antihistamine mast cell stabilising quercetin and luteolin supplement before my flight to Rome, cranked up the AC in the car and took a nap in the airport parking lot and BAM - my migraine splits an hour later. The shaking and trippy histamine buzz went along with it. Think it was heat stroke. This stuff works for allergies too! Don’t leave home without it (and certainly hire a driver with an air conditioned car when traveling the Mid East/North Africa).

Lifesaver!! Did you know migraines are a histamine thing? One hit me at 10pm in Cairo’s Khan il Khalili market where I spent an age negotiating the price of this gorgeous antique ring. Couldn’t walk let alone get on a plane, so I took an extra two tabs of Dr Theoharides’ antihistamine mast cell stabilising quercetin and luteolin supplement before my flight to Rome, cranked up the AC in the car and took a nap in the airport parking lot and BAM - my migraine splits an hour later. The shaking and trippy histamine buzz went along with it. Think it was heat stroke. This stuff works for allergies too! Don’t leave home without it (and certainly hire a driver with an air conditioned car when traveling the Mid East/North Africa).