"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 :
I am sorry to hear this. If you want to know if there is a vitamin that you are not absorbing then that would need to be a blood test, I guess. My experience is that it is always as simple as adding something to your diet unless your diet is clearly deficient in a nutrient. Only you know if you are eating lots of fruits and veggies etc
Some years ago I stated to worry about my hair I had an ever widening parting and had to repart my hair at the side of my head and I started to get sort of thinning bald spots. It was not diagnosed as classic alopecia and my doctor had no idea what to do. I was eating a vegetarian diet at that time ( no meat or fish but still including cheese and eggs) I went to a leading trichologist in London and was told to eat meat and fish, take vitamin supplements and some enormous protein pills and use a special product on my scalp. I got sicker and and did not immediately connected it with the products I was using but finally my scalp got so sore, my head ached and I had diarrhoea all the time so I stopped the treatment. It had made no difference to my hair which was still being left on my pillow after a night’s sleep .
When I was first diagnosed with my condition, my hair was still thin and sparse in places and I was at that time eating meat, fish cheese and eggs and some fruit and veg. I was eating a high protein diet still with my hair in mind. I was found to be very low in vitamin C and B6 and iron!
Since taking all the high histamine foods from my diet and eating low fat high raw plant based vegan diet - loads of fruit veg and greens and some nuts and seeds but no supplements, no vegan processed products and obviously no meat and fish etc ) my blood work has been fine and my vitamins and minerals are in order at the moment.
So on a lower protein more restricted plant based diet with no supplements my hair has grown back and I have no holes now.
We all shed hair and when hair is long this shedding is particularly noticeable. Hair loss can be a sign of an underlying condition, however, and it is worth getting your health checked out if you are worried. Do check that your diet is nutrient rich (i.e. Lots of fruits and veg and minimal junk food) but don’t necessarily link high protein with hair. I was told by the trichologist that my hair was thinning owing to a lack of protein in my diet (although I was eating eggs and cheese on a daily basis) but it didn’t prove to be true for me.