Top positive review
Basic recipes for survival and a good overview of Histamine intolerance (HI)
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2019
This book has a lot of good basic info in the front about HI, the causes, pathways in the body etc. As a scientist I don’t appreciate when a book references blog posts as fact sources (that just reads sketchy to me) but to be fair there are a lot of references to scientific articles as well many of which I recommend reading if you want more scientific info.
On to the recipes, basic paleo (mostly) recipes but geared to low histamine foods. I haven’t made one yet. I will review back later once i have thoroughly tested them all. It does have food lists which are helpful. It would benefit from a bit more explanation of when store bought items might be high histamine but not if they are made fresh at home (eg Mayo is generally low histamine if made fresh, does this mean store bought mayo is high histamine?, ditto Chicken broth, etc even if unopened? I believe the answer here is yes, but i'm not sure). That info is unclear to me and the book doesn’t address it at all (Docked a star for this because this is essential info for a newbie). The 4 phases are a bit illogical to me. You eliminate in phase 3 instead of the beginning. This doesn’t make sense to me but the author mentions that it’s geared to people who are currently on the standard American diet. If you are already on a limited Paleo diet you can probably skip to phase 3. On first glance, recipes appear to be geared for those with American tastes in food. Not much ethnic food in there and foodies might not appreciate the simplicity. Will edit my review once I have tested more of them. Overall though a nice book. A good intro and some basic survival recipes. I think this is a solid book and a good introductory book for anyone new to HI. I do recommend the book.
ETD 5 days in and so far every recipe has been delicious. Again this are simple recipes, nothing fancy here but very tasty. Also, thankfully I've seen a relief of my HI symptoms as a result, so that's a big win. Will add more reviews about the recipes once I've tested all of them.