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.
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!
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
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).
Absolute BEST start to the day! Fresh ginger tea. Works for allergies, inflammation, histamine intolerance. Did you know doctors prescribe antihistamines for stomach pain, acid reflux and indigestion? Zantac, for example, is an antihistamine. Medical studies show that ginger is as effective as Zantac. So get sipping!
Time to end the Anti-Detox sadly as I’m leaving for Spain tomorrow. Need to be with it to deal with Cairo traffic, Khan il Khalili market and Alitalia! So eating solids seemed like a good plan. Brought my gluten free noodles to the local Italian restaurant in the Bedouin village and they made this aglio e olio pasta with veggies for me. Delish.
Anti-Detox day 5! You would think it’s challenging to juice on the road but really it simplifies everything. I will definitely bring my Samson juicer next time. Bulky but worth it.