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What is a Histamine Bucket?

 Imagine a bucket with the words “Histamine” written on it. If  you are overwhelmed by sinus congestion, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, seasonal allergies, skin itching or rashes, or digestive problems, It could be your histamine bucket overflowing.

Your body naturally produces histamine – that's part of a healthy immune response. Think of your histamine bucket; it can handle a certain amount. But certain things make it fill up faster:
  • High-histamine foods: Aged cheese, cured meats, fermented foods.
  • Chronic Stress: It messes with how your body breaks down histamine.
  • Gut Issues: Healthy guts have an enzyme that tackles histamine. Not so much when things are out of balance.

 Bucket getting full = histamine overload. Which leads to symptoms like- 

  • Sneezing, runny nose: Classic allergy stuff
  • Headaches, brain fog: Histamine’s a brain chemical too!
  • Bloating, tummy trouble: Your gut’s part of the problem.
Tired of feeling run down by histamine overload? Headaches, rashes, gut issues? Functional medicine could be the answer!

It’s not about living in fear of delicious foods. It’s about understanding your body’s limits and finding a long-term solution so your histamine bucket doesn’t keep overflowing.

  • Find the root cause: Instead of just masking symptoms, functional medicine digs deep to understand why your body is overproducing histamine.

  • Reduce triggers: Personalized plans help you identify and avoid foods or environmental factors that worsen your overload.

  • DAO support: If you’re low in diamine oxidase (DAO), the enzyme that breaks down histamine, functional medicine may recommend supplements.

  • Gut healing: A healthy gut is key! Functional medicine addresses imbalances that can contribute to histamine issues.

Ready to ditch the histamine woes?
Contact us to start your personalized wellness journey!  

High-Histamine Foods

  • Aged Cheeses: Cheddar, parmesan, gouda, blue cheese

  • Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kombucha

  • Cured/Processed Meats: Sausages, bacon, salami, hot dogs

  • Alcoholic Beverages: Especially red wine and beer

  • Certain Fish: Tuna, mackerel, sardines, anchovies

  • Some Vegetables: Spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, avocado

  • Some Fruits: Citrus fruits, strawberries, bananas, pineapple

  • Legumes: Beans, lentils, chickpeas

  • Chocolate

Important Notes:

  • Histamine sensitivity varies from person to person. You may not react to everything on this list.

  • Cooking doesn’t always reduce histamine content significantly.

  • Fresh foods are generally lower in histamine than aged or fermented versions.

If you suspect your diet might be playing a role in allergy-like symptoms, reach out to us.  We can help you determine if histamine intolerance is the issue and recommend a personalized plan