"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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One of my symptoms is what I call “sudden sleep”. My brain can, suddenly and without warning, sort of cut out and I can find myself asleep or something approaching it with my head on my desk. Sometimes I can hear stuff going on around me and yet I am not able to wake up and respond. At times I have been so deeply asleep I do not wake up at my train stop. I have been mugged for my phone and money without knowing it. On planes I can fall asleep before take off and wake up only after touch down.
On several occasions in my life I have had blackouts where I do not remember not a thing. I once woke up covered in blood and asleep fully clothed on the floor of my home. My last memory was of being in a bar in London. How I came home (some 40 miles and a cab ride/ train ride/cab ride - away) I have no idea. The blood was later found to belong to a girl friend who had cut her hand. I remember nothing and I knew I had drunk no more than a glass of wine…
As long as I stick to my diet I usually do not get sudden sleep. (I have not yet tried flying since changing diet.) I know that if I stray off my diet then this symptom returns with vengeance.