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Common Histamine Containing or Triggering Foods

I love this graphic (credit: Umbrellux DAO) which illustrates foods and beverages that either contain high amounts of histamines or trigger release of histamine. You may be surprised that many healthy foods are included in this list, such as tomatoes, berries, avocados and fermented foods! Histamines are not normally a problem unless your body has difficulty clearing them, which requires an enzyme the body makes, called DAO...

Comparing Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes – critical components of our digestive systems Digestive Enzymes are enzymes that assist with chemically breaking down food into forms that our bodies can use. Our bodies have to break food down into smaller components or we won’t be able to absorb the nourishment from food. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chewing your food well (mechanically breaking down food) really helps digestive enzymes do their jobs!...

Juicing – What a Difference a Generation Mak...

Not that long ago, juicers and professional blenders used to be for the “granola” crowd. With so many people juicing or making smoothies and protein shakes today, it’s hard to imagine that a generation ago it was somewhat stigmatized. In the mid-1980’s, I was a consultant to the Acme Juicer Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Waring. My job, as a nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, was to...