Chicken soup cures the common cold, but did you know it can help with joint pain, improve skin and hair health, and enhance digestion?
As I adjust to becoming an Austinite, I'm finally discovering what it's like to deal with the environmental allergens for which Austin is known. And since I have a passion for food and for using food to heal, I decided to research food's effect on allergy symptoms. By no means did I find a magical solution, but I did discover that many of the foods I consume on a day to day basis may be exacerbating my allergy symptoms.
What I came across in my research is the term "Histamine Intolerance". Although this is an uncommon condition characterized by a deficiency in the enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO), an enzyme that breaks down histamines (molecules that cause our allergy symptoms), I do think that the recommendations for this can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.