Do You Suffer from Digestive Problems after Enjoying Red Wine or Cheese? Part3
The commonality that is apparent in the patients who suffer from this syndrome is an impaired gut, therefore, the most important treatment strategy begins with nutrition.
Histamine is in every food; some foods contain more and some less. Here are a few tips to lessen the build up of histamine in food: Freeze your food. For example, if you buy some raw meat, freeze it before you eat it.
Next, stay away from left-overs. The longer your prepared food sits on the counter or in the pot, the more histamine it contains.
Finally, cook your food from scratch. Don’t use prepackaged stuff. If it has shelf life longer than yours; it’s not good for you.
Below are some Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to foods to easy gut problems:
Herbal infusions, still water, lapacho tea
Poultry, lamb, veal, beef, as fresh as possible
Carrots, potatoes, cabbage, asparagus, bell peppers, root vegetables
Any grain except wheat, yeast and sourdough-free breads and cake
Young cheese, ricotta, whole milk
Apples ( especially heirlooms, those that easily brown after cutting), melons, blue berries
Frozen food without any supplements
Salmon, cod, frozen fish
Coffee, black, green or white tea, mate tea, alcohol, packaged juice, soda
Pork, cured beef, minced meat, bacon, sausages
Avocado, beans, lentils, spinach, tomatoes, fermented cabbage like kimchi or sauerkraut, tinned vegetables
Yeast or sourdough bread, cake, wheat noodles
Aged cheese, yogurt
Pineapple, banana, pears, berries except blue berries, grapefruit, oranges, cherries, plums, grapes
Egg whites, ketchup, mayonnaise, nuts, vinegar, prepared sauces, anything that contains MSG
Chocolate, other sweet treats that contain artificial colors, conservatives, marzipan
Sardines, mackerel, mussels, shrimps, octopus, smoked fish, tinned fish
The rule of thumb is to prepare everything fresh. Yes, it is a lot of work, but isn’t it worth it to improve your health? .
I’d suggest you take a supplement containing Lactobacillus GG. Usually you find them in health food stores in the fridge.
There is no way around it: You must get enough sleep. Period.
The lungs are all about rhythm. I noticed many people breath too fast and shallow. That’s why I always recommend breathing exercises for 5 to 10 minutes a day. And this has an additional effect. It harmonizes your breath pattern and also harmonizes your life rhythm. It’s simple, but not easy. It all comes down to consistency.
Almost everyone has cholesterol stones in their gallbladder and their liver. That’s why I do liver cleanses with my patients. Usually I recommend a cleanse after they begin to feel better and stronger because it requires a lot of energy. Don’t start a cleanse in the midst of a full blown intestinal inflammation attack. You will hurt yourself more than it helps.
I recommend a green juice every day first thing in the morning. Please spoon your juice. This slows you down and allows digestion to start in your mouth. Go slowly. Begin with very small amounts like 1 oz. per day and increase slowly.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I don’t believe in disease by chance. Sure, there are always many factors involved leading to a disease, and I believe we have to tackle not only the physical but the mental and emotional patterns, too.
That’s why I work with homeopathy and exercises designed to uncover the truth under the surface. Gut-related problems often result when people have difficulty of letting go of people, mindsets and the belief of being not enough.