Saturday, September 21, 2013

Possible Remission?

Well it's been almost two months since I've had any swelling in my eyes. I have diligently, as usual, been sticking with a low histamine diet and continuing to take my enzymes. Whereas last time I went into remission I quit taking my enzymes and started to add in no-no's such as cheddar cheese and wine....lots of wine! Hey, I'm Italian we love our wine. So like I mentioned in an earlier post I took advantage of my new found "I think I've healed my leaky gut" and carried on like a giddy school girl.  This time, however, I will continue to play it cool and not go "crazy" and quit taking my enzymes or start eating foods that I know I cannot have.

To my surprise, I have been ingesting coffee on the daily (just one cup) and haven't had any problems. Remember coffee doesn't cause histamine issues but it does deplete what little DAO we have in our bodies that naturally control histamine. I'm super excited about this one because I like coffee first thing in the morning prior to hitting the gym for energy! I couldn't be more pleased! I will definitely keep you updated if this changes.

I believe that because I have not eaten grains in the last two months has also helped because as we all know grains cause inflammation within the body. So I think that stopping the grains and of course taking enzymes helped give my gut the time it needed to start repairing itself and closing up those damn holes in my intestinal lining allowing the histamine to seep out of back into my blood stream in the first place. Like I said I'm not going to jump up and down and claim I'm healed and start eating high histamine foods, hell no, instead I will continue to lay off the grains as well.

I'm going to just love everyday that goes by that my eyes and cheekbone area doesn't swell. I will give it a year of "remission" before I even start to flirt with the idea of eating tomatoes or avocados. I soooo miss tomatoes and everything those little lovelies are used in!

So, so far so good. I lasted 5 months before and it's only been 2 months so far so I will just have to take it day to day still only eating the 10 "cleared" foods that my body says ummmm okay to.

Oh my gosh! Before I forget I DO have to mention that I have been back at eating my protein bars "Quest" bars are awesome if I may say by the way....anyhow as everyone knows chocolate is a no no however I have tolerated the brownie chocolate protein bar at a whopping 5X per week. Yes, I have 5 bars per week and no problems at all. So I must retract my earlier statements of not adding in any histamine foods (cannot believe I almost forgot to mention this) So this is Grrrreat news for me especially since I lift weights and need a ton of protein.

Okay, now I think that's it  (gee I hope so) lol. With me almost forgetting to mention that you'd think my brain fog was getting worse but I'm here to tell you my brain fog is much better and I'm less tired I am actually staying up until about midnight/1am every night !!  And no midday naps either!! So excited I just hope it stays going this well!

Hope you all are following your diets and taking your supplements like good little sicko's and experiencing some positive results!!

Until next time.....stay healthy!


  1. Okay so I totally want to comment on each of your posts because I want to tell you what I've experienced, but I don't wanna be annoying, so I'm just going to comment on this post for now and see what you think. I can't do coffee. I've never been able to drink it. I never tried as a teenager, nor through all of my years of college. I don't know why, but I never went for it. I always drank pop and figured that was good enough for the caffeine boost. I tried my mom's coffee as a child and I thought it tasted horrible, so it was easy for me not to take up this addictive beverage. Years later, I was living in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry and everybody always drank coffee. I'm frugal, and so it's not like a cup of coffee was gonna break the bank, but I didn't see why I should spend $5 on coffee…. but then I tried those damn dessert coffees. Ummm, those are delicious. So in my late 20's I began indulging in those bad boys. I always had stomach issues when I'd drink them, but I figured it was a good way to cleanse out my body because at that time, I was not eating a healthy diet and I'd sure get plugged up a lot. : ( I'd get shaky too, which I really didn't like, so I started opting for chai latte's and green teas. Sigh… we all now how even black and green teas cause us issues. I would sometimes get shaky with the teas, but not nearly as much. My conclusion was, I can't have coffee because it has too much caffeine. As the years went on and I adopted a "healthy" lifestyle (apparently not healthy for HIT peeps - too many fruit smoothies), I gave up pop too. When I'd have one on occasion, I wouldn't feel good so I figured, holy shit, I seriously can't have caffeine. Said goodbye to pop for good. Never had a problem with chocolate. I just really didn't care for it. Weird right? Everybody loves chocolate, but I was more of a chips and salsa girl. The only time I indulged in chocolate was right before I started. I would devour an entire pan of brownies. My husband would come home with a variety of candy bars for me, and I'd eat like 2 or 3… then pass out. Anyway, my point about the chocolate is that I don't normally eat it, but a few months ago (while experiencing all of these odd symptoms that I've been seeing doctors for) I was following some smoothie recipes from an online site. It called for cacao nibs. I got very jittery and anxious, like I had just drank coffee. I couldn't figure out what it was because I gave up black and green teas already (My August health scare led me to believe I couldn't even handle those anymore), so it wasn't until like a day later when I went to make the smoothie again I was like, OMG chocolate has caffeine in it. I read up on it and it doesn't actually have caffeine, but it has another ingredient, theobroma, that people sensitivite to caffeine can have a reaction to. So at that point I stopped using the nibs and decided to not eat chocolate anymore either. Oddly enough, ever since these weird symptoms have come into play, I haven't had any period food cravings. I actually stopped having my period, as of this week, or I'm extremely late. Just another item to add to the list of my never ending health issues. I'm very sad, and feeling quite loopy (high?) right now. Is this brain fog? I used to feel this way all of the time in school and at work. I couldn't concentrate, and I'd do things extra slow. Things got better when I decided stress was killing me and I quit my very "cool" job in the entertainment biz and became a massage therapist. Ever since August though, I keep feeling like I'm on drugs, or I'm drunk. I don't know if that's the exact way I felt back in the day, but I really think it is. I hate this! I absolutely can't handle feeling like shit every single day!

    1. I'm not sure so far what blog posts of mine that you have read, but I highly suggest you read the supplements to start taking now post as well as my newest post where I talk about Betaine. Okay, so you had alot to say with your comments :). First off I know it completely sucks I've been there (obviously that's why I started this blog lol). But it must be absolutely crazy to have dealt with this basically most of your life, how awful! I recommend you take a citrus free Vitamin C and not take Fish Oil. Fish oil has alot of naysayers in general regarding its effectiveness regarding anything. Tuna is to be avoided as well because it's seafood, all seafood is a no no. ESPECIALLY tinned tuna. Canned/tinned anything stay away from, you MUST eat fresh as shit wholefoods, if you can find a local farm to get your veggies from do it. Any bit of degradation of veggies is adding histamine. But I'm sure you know most of that already. Let's get to the real problem here, you have and have had for a long time a "leaky gut" period. There's no getting around that. Inflammation has attacked you and never left and depending how your perforations were caused in your intestinal lining to cause the leaky gut could be from a few things (which I go over in detail in my newest post, please read if you haven't already). I'm going to go out on a limb here and you can take it with a grain of salt or listen very closely, you need to do a parasite cleanse. Parasites cause anxiety, leaky gut, endometriosis, cancer, psychotic episodes, ALLERGIES ....if you don't believe me or think I'm off my rocker please do your own research, I actually encourage you to do just that. They will make you crave things, act like a dickhead, give you brain fog, joint pain etc. Plus the added histamine in your body is making you feel "drunk" and brain foggy too but the holes in your gut were more than likely caused by parasites and/or bad digestion. Now, there are two ways to go about this, the fast way or the longer process that isn't as much of a pain in the ass and gives you all kinds of benefits as well. One, is a basic parasite cleanse, I recommend Dr. Hulda Clark's parasite cleanse which is the basic wormwood, black walnut tincture and cloves. This is an 18 day cleanse but you need to stay on the maintenance once a week plan thereafter (I highly recommend anyone stays on the maintenance plan). OR you can take Diatmetcus Earth for 60 days straight, start off with just 1 tsp per day and try to work your way up to 1 heaping TBS per day. I moved up to the 1 TBS within a weeks time. If you take too much and the parasites die off too quick you will get extremely ill especially if you have flukes in your lungs. The reason you take it for 60 days is because it actually kills the adult worms/parasites in a physical way non chemical way. So you have to wait for the eggs these fuckers lay to hatch and become adults themselves so it's a longer cycle. The three herb 18 day cleanse the cloves kill the actual eggs. It just depends on which route you want to take if you hate taking pills I'd take the DE instead. There is way too much to type regarding DE so I recommend you research it and get yourself familiar with it. I'd stay on it indefinitely because it has all sorts of great benefits just for overall health in general including silica. Regarding exercising, yes, it will raise histamine levels I almost passed the fuck out a few years back when I had HIT, I thought my heart was going to explode. I actually took a zyrtec every morning prior to going to the gym which helped alleviate the histamine spike I was experiencing.

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