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Low Histamine Diet for Long COVID – Are Mast Cells Involved?

December 12, 2022

While the early unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us, we still have a lot to learn about the long-term effects and pathophysiology of the COVID-19 virus. In particular, we are only beginning to research and understand a phenomenon called ‘Long COVID’ – also known as post-COVID-19 syndrome.  Recently,…

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Homemade Non-Alcoholic Vegan Eggnog (Nut Free)

December 5, 2022

Having dietary limitations and food sensitivities during the holiday season can be difficult to navigate. Many classic holiday foods and drinks contain common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, nuts, and eggs. This dairy-free eggnog is also fully vegan, nut free, and gluten free. With all kinds of seasonal spices,…

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Easy Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce (Low FODMAP Option)

July 18, 2022

Let’s face it, it can be difficult to find yummy dairy free dips and sauces. As a registered dietitian, I work with folks who avoid dairy for many different reasons. Including milk allergies, gut health issues, and vegan lifestyles. One dip in particular that is almost always made with…

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What is a Low Histamine Diet?

April 4, 2022

Histamine is a food chemical naturally found in many of the things that we eat on a day-to-day basis. It is normal to consume this food chemical. For most people the histamine that we consume goes on to be broken down by an enzyme called diamine oxidase (DAO). This enzyme…

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Sulphite Intolerance or Allergy? A Beginner’s Guide

March 29, 2022

As I'm sure you've noticed - in quite a few of my posts I have hinted to my avoidance on sulphites. Well, cats outta the bag - I'm sulphite intolerant.So. This is my low-down in sulphites.I've done lit-reviews. I've studied the evidence. I've learnt a lot of things. Trial and error through personal experience. Here is a down low on what sulphite intolerance is - and what changes you can make to avoid it!

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Histamine Intolerance Diet: A Beginner’s Guide

February 21, 2022

What exactly is histamine intolerance? In this helpful guide, hear from a registered dietitian about common histamine intolerance symptoms, how histamine intolerance is diagnosed, what foods contain histamine, and how to implement a low histamine diet. Plus, so much more! Food sensitivities are VERY…

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What you need to know about Eosinophilic Esophagitis

October 19, 2018

Today we will be discussing all things Eosinophilic Esophagitis. I know. You’re saying… Eo-what? It’s a rare condition – however its occurrence is increasing. In fact, here in my own city, a 4 year study saw occurrence increasing 39% year over year. This is partially attributed to better biopsy techniques…