"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 :
Some easy ones .. Sprouting cress seeds on a plate . Just soak a couple of sheets of kitchen roll with water and sprinkle the seeds on that. Keep the paper wet. hey grow in a few days.
Alfalfa seeds: Take a jam jar, put in a sprinkle of alfalfa seeds just to cover the bottom and a little more, soak in water for a couple of hours and then, tying a piece of clean muslin over the neck of the jar, or a piece of a pair of old tights ( just use an elastic band to keep it secured over the jar) drain the water off through the muslin or tights. leave the jar on its side. Each day fill the jar with water through the muslin or tights and drain the water again. The sprouts all grow in a few days and you get half a jar full from those few seeds.
When they look ready drain them off well before storing in the fridge.. I made the mistake of leaving them wet and got mush.. They will not keep very long, just a few days but it is easy always to have a fresh jar on the go in any event :)
Have a go x
I have just emailed the hotel with my dietary requirements. High raw, lots of fruits, vegetables, seeds and a few nuts. A few cooked root vegetables and greens, some hummous (freshly made ). I have really spelled out what I can eat and what I have to avoid (histamine intolerance).
The hotel has been brilliant and the chef has just telephoned to say that it will not be a problem. I can have green smoothies on tap! Yahey!!
It just shows you only have to ask!