Coffee: Is it right for your genes?

Coffee — is it good or bad for you? Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, second only to tea! It is sometimes controversial due to its caffeine content. Large, population-wide studies have shown many benefits of coffee consumption including decreasing the…

Low Histamine Salsa Recipe

Salsa without tomatoes?  Yes!  Here is a quick recipe for a low histamine salsa using roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes. Low Histamine Salsa Roasted red peppers (2) 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 fresh red or yellow pepper, diced small can of diced green chiles…

Histamine Intolerance & Genetics: Check Your 23andMe Raw Data

Histamine is a molecule that plays many roles in the body. It is involved in allergic reactions, plays a role in our immune defense system, acts as a vasodilator, and is a neurotransmitter.  While most of us think of histamine only when reaching for…

Low Histamine Smoothie Bowl

  Trying to eat a low histamine diet can quickly become boring!  Here is a recipe for a smoothie bowl that I like as quick breakfast.  Somehow making the smoothie a little thicker and eating it with toppings makes it more satisfying – at…

Fruit and Veggie Diets – Effect of GSTM1

Your mom always said to eat your veggies.  Turns out that she may be right!  Of course, there are genetic factors involved that influence how your body responds.  Some of us may need to eat more veggies than others to get the same effect. The…

How Well Do You Convert Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A?

Everyone knows that carrots and sweet potatoes are great sources of vitamin A, right? Well…  it turns out it isn’t that straightforward for everyone. The beta-carotene in orange fruits and vegetables has to be converted into the form of vitamin A (retinol) that our…