Allergies

Can food affect your seasonal allergies?

Can food affect your seasonal allergies?

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.

Why?...