That breakfast is very high histamine and histamine-promoting. Smoked foods and tinned fish are very high in histamine and tomato, avocado and chocolate are highly histamine promoting.
I have histamine intolerance and have never had a single allergy test come back positive. I think you should investigate histamine intolerance/histamine dysregulation further. Histamine does not trigger an allergic response - release of histamine is the biological response to an allergen. Hence high histamine gives pseudo-allergic symptoms that are much more difficult to trace back to multiple root causes than a simple allergy. If your body is slow to break down histamine this can cause a build up too. Another factor can be hypersensitivity of histamine receptors to histamine.
I recommend you try a low histamine diet. That's purely fresh foods, avoiding eating leftovers as much as possible, and it should be as yeast and mold free as possible. Also avoiding histamine-promoting foods such as citrus, spinach and dairy, and most fish and seafood.
In addition to the phytic acid content, nuts are high in mold and are very inflammatory due to their high omega 6 content. Therefore best avoided.
Histamine is also a neurotransmitter and involved in mediating circadian rhythms - which explains why severity of symptoms vary throughout the day, other things being equal. My histamine levels peak at about 3 pm and symptoms are exacerbated by air-conditioning and electronics in a sealed space as these promote release of histamine from mast cells in the immune system.
I can get away with eating higher histamine foods such as fish or hard cheeses in the evening a few hours before I sleep as they help me sleep and the effects have worn off by the morning.
I find quercetin (red onions) and coffee effective natural anti-histamines.
A moderately leaky gut can be a contributing factor to histamine intolerance and causes include joint hypermobility syndrome (which I have - it compromises tight junctions between cells) and consumption of some lectins (e.g. gluten, casein in cow's dairy, deadly nightshade).
I've found a low histamine diet has virtually cured my chronic rhinitis and recurrent sinus infections. Now I find I can increasingly tolerate high histamine foods better than I used to, in moderation.
Last edited by paleo-bunny; 06-08-2012 at 06:40 AM.
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