Honestly, I never thought I’d be writing this, but I can’t not share it with you.
There’s a new “gluten” in town that could be very sneakily sabotaging your energy, mood, and gut health.
And it’s in avocado, spinach, kombucha, and other “super healthy” foods and bevs we all love.
What the F*CK. I know.
Are you STILLLLLLLLLLL dealing with these symptoms even after doing everything “right?”
1. Chronic fatigue.
2. Bloating and gas.
3. Anxiety and overwhelm.
4. Trouble falling asleep.
5. Flushing and overheating from alcohol, especially wine.
Here’s the potential cause: HISTAMINES.
Your body releases histamines when you’re injured or have an allergic reaction. They signal the smooth muscles in your body (like your gut lining) to contract, and capillaries to dilate.
Translation: Histamines play a huge role in immune function, digestion, and nervous system regulation.
After the initial inflammatory response, a healthy person is able to break down and get rid of excess histamine.
If you have a histamine intolerance, your body can’t break it down properly, and you remain inflamed, dealing with frustrating symptoms like the ones listed above.
Histamines are produced naturally in the body, but they’re also found in certain foods.
If histamine-rich foods and bevs are a part of your diet, and you have mysterious chronic health issues, you might have a histamine intolerance, making it really hard to heal and feel good…
1. Fermented bevs like kombucha, wine, beer, and champagne.
2. Avocados, eggplant, spinach, and tomatoes.
3. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, vinegar, soy sauce, kefir, and yogurt.
4. Cured meats like bacon, sausage, and deli meats.
5. Buttermilk, sour cream, and sourdough bread.
6. Smoked fish, mackerel, tuna, mahi mahi, sardines, and anchovies.
7. Peanuts, walnuts, and cashews.
8. Aged cheeses.
9. Citrus fruits and dried fruits.
10. Pickles, olives, and mayo (they have vinegar).
OK please don’t kill me. Ugh. I know. This sucks.
Histamine intolerance is complex, but today I just want to give you the key info you need if you have perplexing symptoms and nothing has worked so far.
I LOVE so many of the foods on this list, so I’m sorry to be a deliver-er of this news (I’m not the only person talking about it, but it’s a VERY new thing), but it could be the thing that finally clears up your chronic symptoms.
I know people who are able to eat these foods – and yes, enjoy kombucha and champagne – again after taking a break and giving their system a chance to heal.
If you’re having these symptoms and you eat these foods, know that you don’t have to cut them out forever – just temporarily.
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