๐ŸŒบ 12 WEEK WELLNESS RESET – Phase 4 / Day 10 – Lvl 2 Food Reintroductions

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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…

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

๐ŸŽฏ Tracking – Calorie Command in โ„น๏ธ @iTrackBites

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ 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.

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12 Weeks of trying something completely different to help heal and reduce the effects of 6 months of Mast Cell disorder flare ups.

๐Ÿ“† WEEK 4-6 – REINTRODUCTION PHASE 4
OXALATE REDUCTION – 75mg-200mg / day or less
MAST CELL HISTAMINE LIST – continue Lvl 0๏ธโƒฃ and 1๏ธโƒฃ foods reintroduction + add up to 1 additional Lvl 2๏ธโƒฃ 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.

๐Ÿ”ฅ = Histamine level
๐ŸŒฟ = contains oxalates
๐Ÿ’ฅ = contains HIGH oxalates

๐Ÿšฆ HISTAMINE SCALE
๐ŸŸข – contains some Lvl 0๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods
๐ŸŸก – contains some Lvl 1๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods
๐ŸŸ  – contains some Lvl 2๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods
๐Ÿ”ด – contains some Lvl 3๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods

๐Ÿก REACTIVITY SCALE
๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ – no reaction
๐Ÿคง – itchy eyes, sniffles, glassy mouth (hayfever type)
๐Ÿ”ฅ – above + hands/feet burning, gut issues, eye/inner ear swelling, muscle spasms esp back / neck
๐Ÿšจ – above + BP / heart rate / breathing issues, sudden onset headache, muscle weakness

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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.

๐Ÿ“š RESOURCES ๐Ÿ“š
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME
https://www.mastzellaktivierung.info/en/symptoms.html

๐Ÿ“ 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.
https://www.baliza.de/en/apps/histamine.html

๐ŸŒฟ 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.

๐ŸšฆOXIPUR (IOS only)
https://www.baliza.de/en/apps/oxipur.html

There is also a fantastic Facebook group with a tremendous amount of information and research that I am finding invaluable.
Trying Low Oxalates (TLO)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TryingLowOxalates

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WHAT IS HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE?
https://www.healthline.com/health/histamine-intolerance

WHAT IS OXALATE SENSITIVITY?
https://www.allergylink.co.uk/allergy-blog/2016/10/26/oxalate-sensitivity

WHAT IS POTS?
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16560-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots

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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.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
https://www.eatthis.com/artificial-sweeteners-side-effects

WHY “NATURAL FLAVORS” ARE A NO NO FOR ME
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/natural-flavors#TOC_TITLE_HDR_7

CARRAGEENAN (Another big no no)
https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/carrageenan

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