The Reluctant Raw Foodist

Are you what you eat?

"I used to be a' foodie' and now I am a "foodist'"

Welcome to my health and wellbeing blog.

I’m not a raw foodist by choice. I was recently diagnosed as having a complicated autoimmune condition including severe Histamine Intolerance and a form of reactive arthritis. I have become hypersensitive to high histamine foods, pollen, dust and some everyday chemicals. My condition affects every area of my life.

I have Mast Cell Activation Disease (MCAD).

I was prescribed a low histamine diet and then a raw food diet to ease my symptoms and over the past 2 years I have overcome my reluctance to a new way of eating and living. I have been experimenting to combine the two diets and I have been learning how to eat a diet comprising mainly of low histamine raw fruit and vegetables and how to change the habits of a life time.

I am starting to feel healthier than I have ever been before. I have also lost 35 lbs in weight.

I will be sharing with you how I got here and I'll be exploring low histamine raw recipes, natural beauty products, how to cope with being "allergic to everything" and generally how to regain health and fitness and live life to the full despite my unusual condition!

Please feel free to message me with any suggestions, questions, or comments. I'd love to hear from you!

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These are some ads for where I buy my coconut water and stuff like that :




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Although higher in histamine than other berries I can eat these now :)


Healthy eating!

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Every time!


Nourish your body!

My Everyday Friend! LOL! :)


My Everyday Friend! LOL! :)



Colourful  and mouthwatering. My taste buds have changed so much over the years :)

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I tried a date and pecan “toffee” mix yesterday for som visiting children. It worked! :) 


I regularly freeze bananas coated with a little almond butter :))

What you eat today has to …
…make your heart beat tomorrow and create new blood, renew your bone marrow, fuel your brain, ease your mind, make your lungs work, support your immune system, heal your skin (including that tattoo you had done yesterday), keep your digestive system working smoothly, lubricate your joints, repair and build your muscles, ………

What will you eat to do all that?

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Thought for the day! :)

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These look stunning. I am going to make a version of these using my lemon granita mix!

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This a link to the Dr Oz show showing Dr Joel Fuhrman opening a pomegranate and getting the seeds out really fast !  The excerpt is entitled 5 Foods to Fight Toxic Hunger, Pt 1:)

I eat bananas when they look like this :)


sooo prity