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Kitchen hacking: save time, money, sanity

0 Comments 26 June 2016

Tweet Bacteria cause histamine release in the body, so it makes sense to cook from scratch daily. Doesn’t it? Does eating fresh food devoid of leftover bacteria free up some of my histamine allowance for something more fun, like a raw cacao brownie? Hells ya. Read more about spending your histamine allowance here. But do […]

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Antihistamine properties of lotus

0 Comments 18 June 2016

Tweet More than just a beautiful adornment, Asia’s revered lotus flower offers up several compounds with antihistamine, mast cell stabilising and anti-inflammatory properties. Best of all, the lotus is highly edible, tasty and fairly easy to find frozen or as a tea. References and links to lotus suppliers at the end of the post. The lotus flower, Nelumbo […]

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Does negative brain conditioning fuel inflammation?

0 Comments 06 June 2016

TweetDid you know that the amygdala is responsible, through processing taste, for “learning taste aversion”. Put simply, it learns through trial and error that certain foods make us sick. Knowing that, it’s going to want to warn us before the food goes into the mouth (i.e. by reacting to a scent beforehand), which may be why […]

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Prickly pear stops histamine inflammation, stabilises mast cells

0 Comments 04 June 2016

Tweet Citations always at the bottom of post Researchers find that the prickly pear fruit, and the whole plant generally, prevent histamine release/allergic response by inhibiting mast cell degranulation (the process by which white blood cells leak histamine and other inflammation into the blood stream). Opuntia is a genus in the cactus family. When speaking of […]

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Research & News, workshops

2 hour online workshop: Healing the Brain to Heal the Body

0 Comments 28 May 2016

Tweet Citations always at the bottom of the post.  A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE.  2 hour live online workshop with Yasmina  11th June, 2016 at 10am San Francisco / 1pm New York / 7pm Paris With a recording of the workshop available to you after the event  2 hour live online workshop with Yasmina […]

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Research & News

Mast cells, histamine, inflammation and obesity

0 Comments 21 May 2016

Tweet My “before” lifestyle changes picture  Citations always at bottom of post Mast cells are key players in immune system generated inflammation. You know, the stuff that heals you when you’re sick, but makes you sick if inflammation happens when you’re not. Mast cell activation (as it’s called) is also involved in allergic reactions of the lungs and […]

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Inflammation, histamine implicated in Alzheimer’s

0 Comments 14 May 2016

Tweet Citations for every blog talking point are always at the bottom of the post. As I reported in last week’s blog post Luteolin for mast cells, histamine and brain fog?, “..it seems research is also pointing to neuro-inflammation as the driving force of Alzheimer’s.” And indeed this week it certainly is. While it’s still a theory, […]

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Luteolin for mast cells, histamine and brain fog?

0 Comments 08 May 2016

Tweet Citations always at the bottom of the post According to Dr. Theoharides at Tufts University School of Medicine, brain fog is defined as a “constellation of symptoms” encompassing the loss of mental acuity, the ability to concentrate and multitask, and the loss of short and long term memory. It’s frequently experienced by patients with […]

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Recipes

Creamy (dairy free) vanilla pudding

0 Comments 01 May 2016

Tweet This is such a simple recipe that I almost hesitated in sharing it. But then I thought, I’m all about the simplicity, which is what my books are all about. In the words of the immortal Audrey Hepburn: “I’m a good girl I am.” So I am, and so I deserve a treat here […]

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Natural mast cell stabilisers for histamine

0 Comments 01 May 2016

Tweet Citations can be found at the bottom of this post.  According to an article published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2013, mast cell stabilising compounds inhibit the release of allergic mediators (like histamine) from mast cells (a part of the white blood cell system). These can be pharmaceutical or natural – I use the […]

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