👩🏻🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility. We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁 Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.
I also made her salads for the week…
And I took her an Egg Salad Sandwich and some fruit…
Rough day… I wasn’t feeling great so I only ate once, late…
🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…🐶🛒👩🏻🍳
🎯 Tracking – Calorie Command in ℹ️ @iTrackBites
🍽️ GOAL – 3 to 4 salad plate meals (no regular big plates, no OMAD [one meal a day] ) – smaller meals to reduce the amount of histamine triggers consumed at one time and limit reactivity during the reintroduction trial phases.
12 Weeks of trying something completely different to help heal and reduce the effects of 6 months of Mast Cell disorder flare ups.
📆 WEEK 4-6 – REINTRODUCTION PHASE 4
OXALATE REDUCTION – 75mg-200mg / day or less
MAST CELL HISTAMINE LIST – continue Lvl 0️⃣ and 1️⃣ foods reintroduction + add up to 1 additional Lvl 2️⃣ food / meal. Score reactivity individually and note any changes in apps.
If minor reaction, retest in another meal to confirm.
If major reaction, note and remove for 4 weeks.
🔥 = Histamine level
🌿 = contains oxalates
💥 = contains HIGH oxalates
🚦 HISTAMINE SCALE
🟢 – contains some Lvl 0️⃣ histamine foods
🟡 – contains some Lvl 1️⃣ histamine foods
🟠 – contains some Lvl 2️⃣ histamine foods
🔴 – contains some Lvl 3️⃣ histamine foods
🐡 REACTIVITY SCALE
👌🏼 – no reaction
🤧 – itchy eyes, sniffles, glassy mouth (hayfever type)
🔥 – above + hands/feet burning, gut issues, eye/inner ear swelling, muscle spasms esp back / neck
🚨 – above + BP / heart rate / breathing issues, sudden onset headache, muscle weakness
If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.
📚 RESOURCES 📚
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME
🍓 FOOD INTOLERANCE APP (look for the strawberry)
I just discovered this app and it is more than worth the $6.99 – it is a more updated version of the German SIGHI PDF list. It contains more information than you can shake a stick at.
🌿 OXALATE APP I AM USING
The best option I have found is from the same developers as the Histamine app. It is an Apple only app but it looks like it is going to be very helpful. The basic color system (low/med/high) rating is free but if you want actual numbers, it is also $6.99.
🚦OXIPUR (IOS only)
There is also a fantastic Facebook group with a tremendous amount of information and research that I am finding invaluable.
Trying Low Oxalates (TLO)
WHAT IS HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE?
WHAT IS OXALATE SENSITIVITY?
WHAT IS POTS?
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
MY TOP 3 WORST INFLAMMATION TRIGGERS
These are not the same for everyone and in 90% of people they don’t trigger a reaction – but if you are constantly dealing with being bloated, headaches, muscle or joint pain or digestive distress – they may be worth considering as potential inflammation triggers.
WHY “NATURAL FLAVORS” ARE A NO NO FOR ME
CARRAGEENAN (Another big no no)