"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 :
Thank you. That might help as it is anti inflammatory.
Actually, my diet is so anti inflammatory that this will be gone by morning. I will eat fruit and drink a ton of green juice, my fingers and toes will almost immediately start to freeze and the pain goes. It’s a weird but amazing thing.
I used to live with joint pain flares sometimes for days but I don’t now.
Something like this does show me which joints are affected which pretty much my feet (including the soles of my feet), my knees, my hips, my elbows, my shoulders, my fingers, my neck, my wrists and my fingers. Not sure I have any unaffected!! :)
went to hospital - got joint pain! LOL
2 small bananas and a chunk of ginger root with a little water.
I have been told many times that the only way to see how far I have come is to eat “normally” for a while..
This is what happened when I ate what was available during a recent day out with a friend - I ate a bagel (plain with butter no filling) a whole bar of raw chocolate (vegan no milk no sugar just agave) and a bag of vegetable parsnip, sweet potato beetroot - not potato) crisps.
Immediately my body felt stuffed so I did not eat so many greens during the rest of the day … This is what I wrote on the following morning..