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If you suffer from allergies, you may need to remove fermented, aged, and cured foods from your diet. While the ultimate solution should be to make yourself more resilient to both pollen and these foods, lowering the amount of histamine in your “histamine bucket” may provide needed relief in the short-term.

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  1. Chris,
    The Specific Carbohydrate Diet has been the ultimate remedy for my 50 years of seasonal allergies as long as I stay on it. Challenging I think for those of us who are thin. Is the root answer for many of us improving the integrity of the gut?
    Have enjoyed your work for many years,
    thanks, Guy

  2. Hi Chris:

    This makes me wonder about the connection between gutbiom / gut health and allergies. Fermented foods are supposed to be good for digestion and the gut (as I understand it) however if they are causing histamines then that leads me to believe there’s an imbalance of something in the gut.


  3. Chris, you said this:

    “While the ultimate solution should be to make yourself more resilient…”

    Any resources/pointers for making “yourself more resilient?”

    Much appreciated!

  4. Thanks for this. My fall allergies just kicked in and as I read this I’m sitting here eating a plate of bacon! So I’ll try cutting out the cured meat and fermented stuff for awhile.

  5. Chris,

    If I have been on an extremely high histamine diet of green smoothies for seven months because of digestive issues, can I just stop the high histamine foods like spinach and kale or do I need to gradually decrease my intake?

      1. Could oxalate dumping be an issue if I just stop the high oxalate intake of nine cups of raw spinach a day? That’s why I asked if it had to be a gradual decrease.

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