Blog entries

Why some food lists on the net are absolute rubbish
Allergy – Mastocytosis – Histamine Intolerance: So what’s the difference?
A mobile food diary for food intolerances and allergies
The Histamine Intolerance Myth Buster
10 reasons why your food diary should be your bible!!!
Exclusive: 10 questions answered about Histamine Intolerance
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Food Intolerance (FI)?
New app for food intolerance sufferers

Support Groups

Food Intolerance Network (FIN)
This website provides you with information about lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption (aka fructose intolerance), Coeliac disease, histamine intolerance and more…

Food Intolerances – Histamine, Fructose, Salicylate & More
Read more about this app in Genny’s blog “Interview with the developers of the new food intolerance app”

Swiss association for patients affected by Histamine Intolerance and providing information for health professionals. The association has its main bases in Zurich and Bern

International Society of DAO Deficiency
Spanish language website with a lot of scientific information, also available in English

NMI Portal
Platform for Food Intolerances providing a bridge between doctor and patient, offering information to both sides so that doctors can reach a swifter diagnosis and patients can achieve a symptom-free life (for the German language area)

Association whose mission is the improvement of the treatment of patients suffering from food allergies and food intolerances as well as to help those who need an endoscopic examination (German language website)
Danish Group platform dedicated to help and inform patients in their area.

Histaminova Kasulka
Czech language platform

FruLak & Co
Self-help association for fructose-, lactose-, and histamine intolerance, food intolerances and nutrition, (Vienna, Austria)

Allergy UK
UK’s leading medical charity dealing with allergy

Dietetic Associations

British Dietetic Association

American Dietetic Association

Dieticians of Canada

Dietitians Association of Australia

General Medical Council
In the UK doctors have to be registered with the GMC

Food Standards Agency
Independent Government department to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food (UK)

Health Professionals Council (HPC)
The HPC regulates several professions in the medical sector, and has been set up to protect the public. Anyone in those fields and working in the UK needs to be registered with them by law!

Nutritionist Resource
Online directory advertising qualified and/or registered nutritionists in the UK and Northern Ireland. Their official policy declares that all professionals must provide evidence of qualifications or membership.

Media links

BBC – Health: Food Allergies
Food Allergies

The Daily Mail
Headaches? Eczema? Tummy pain? They could all be caused by a common food allergy your doctor’s never heard of

Journal of American Medical Association
Patient Page – Food Allergies

Irish Independent
Allaying allergies

ORF (Austrian public service broadcaster), Bewusst gesund – Das Magazin
Blähung, Übelkeit, Durchfall – Wenn Essen krank macht

Scientific Papers

Please be aware that “low-histamine” is sometimes referred to as “histamine-free”! As such there is no such thing as a histamine-free diet. There is only a low-histamine diet in contrast to a high-histamine diet. There are different levels of histamine in different foods, and this depends on e.g. type of food, storage, origin etc.

Serum diamine oxidase (DAO) activity as a diagnostic test for histamine intolerance
Ema Music, Mira Silar, Peter Korosec, Mitja Kosnik und Matija Rijavec
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting 2011, Venice, Italy.

Sensitive colorimetric assay of serum diamine oxidase
Kenji Takagi Corresponding Author Contact Information, a, Makoto Nakaob, Yozo Ogurab, Toshitaka Nabeshimab, Akira Kuniia
Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 226, Issue 1, April 1994, Pages 67-75

Histamine and histamine intolerance
Laura Maintz and Natalija Novak
From the Department of Dermatology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Wine and Headache
Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhart Jarisch, Univ. Doz. Dr. Felix Wantke
International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 1996, Vol. 110, No. 1

Histamine intolerance and dietary management: A complete review
I. San Mauro Martin, S. Brachero, E. Garicano Vilar
Allergologia et Immunopathologia, Volume 44, Issue 5, Pages 475-483

Intravenous infusion of ascorbic acid decreases serum histamine concentrations in patients with allergic and non-allergic diseases.
Hagel AF, Layritz CM, Hagel WH, Hagel HJ, Hagel E, Dauth W, Kressel J, Regnet T, Rosenberg A, Neurath MF, Molderings GJ, Raithel M.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology