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NewsTalk: Food allergy and seasonal allergy crossover

Time for NewsTalk nutritionist Kim Ross sat down with Jason Powles and says now that spring is here it’s as good a time as any to talk allergies.

Posted: Apr. 8, 2019 1:31 PM
Updated: Apr. 8, 2019 1:44 PM

Time for NewsTalk nutritionist Kim Ross sat down with Jason Powles and says now that spring is here it’s as good a time as any to talk allergies.

Common symptoms for histamine response:
• Headaches
• Flushing
• Dizziness
• Nasal congestion
• Increased blood pressure our heart rate
• Hives
• Swelling
• Digestive discomfort

Foods high in Histamines (Avoid):
• Aged cheese (ex. Parmesan, cheddar)
• Tomatoes
• Eggplant
• Spinach
• Vinegar
• Cured meats
• Dried fruits
• Smoked fish
• Fermented foods
• Alcohol

Foods to include:
• Omega 3's
• Green leafy veggies
• broccoli
• eggs
• almonds
• Beans & lentils

Help reduce histamine response with:
• DAO supplements (break down histamine)
• Vitamin C
• Turmeric
• Quercitin
• Keep nasal passage clear with:
• Neti Pot
• Essential oils: (Peppermint, frankincense, eucalyptus, oregano)

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