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My Experience With Too Much Histamine. Diet and Everything Beyond.

It all started one afternoon, in April 2019, when I experienced a panic attack right after my dinner. I must say it was not at all something common in my life, hence the surprise was big, and not pleasant. I was home alone, and I had eaten a super tasty vegan meal, all things I have eaten countless times before. Since then, I’ve been asked so many times about my experience, but I wasn’t ready to write about it. Even the thought of it was triggering me. Plus, “histamine intolerance” is a very confusing topic because is one of those things that not two people agree on it. I didn’t want to add to all this confusion, and I wanted my experience to empower you, rather than scare you. So read on, if you want to hear details about how I handled it, but keep in mind that not two people will experience an “histamine overload” the same. I just hope that by talking about my experience will help you handle the fear and confusion around weird symptoms, rather than give you a yes and no food list, which can vary from person to person.

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A Day in the Life of Dr. Steven Gundry

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Ever wondered how Dr. Steven Gundry, M.D., author of The Plant Paradox and The Longevity Paradox, and an inspiration for so many in their health journeys, spends a typical day? I have and my curiosity led me to spend forty minutes with Dr. G (as most of us affectionately call him), talking about a typical day in his life, from the moment he wakes up to the moment he goes to sleep.

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The Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook

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Dear PP family and friends,

I am pleased to announce that my lectin-free cookbook is now available for orders, worldwide. You can check the links below for the most appropriate way for you to order, depending on where you are in the world. 

THE LIVING WELL WITHOUT LECTINS COOKBOOK. 125 Lectin-Free Recipes for Optimum Gut Health, Losing Weight, and Feeling Great (Amazon US)

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Raising Lectin-Free Chicken. Interview with Dan Walter, Owner and Farmer at Pastured Steps in Dallas

When a member of our community, Margaret, wrote me to ask if I’m interested in pre-ordering 100% lectin-free chickens raised in the Dallas area, I had no hesitation: I ordered immediately five whole chickens. I would have ordered more but I live in a small place and have a small freezer. Few months later, when my chickens were ready to pick up and after coming back from a month long holiday in Europe, my husband and I went to visit Dan at Pastured Steps. There was a delivery option available, but I really wanted to meet one of the very few farmers in the US and the world who decided to raise lectin-free chicken. And I’m so glad I did. There is something about knowing the farmer behind our food. We arrived just before sunset and were even rewarded with a beautiful Texas golden light.

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Give the Gift of Health. A Plant Paradox Approved Gift Guide

It’s here my friends, a little earlier this year, but time goes so fast and it’s time to make a plan for our gift giving this season! Gift giving is very special to me, I love making thoughtful gifts as much as I love receiving them and I had so much fun compiling this Plant Paradox approved gift guide. My husband and I are very thoughtful when choosing gifts, and never buy things just for the sake of buying. We try to feed each other’s passions and give gifts that keep on giving.

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Back To School. Six Lectin-Free Lunch Box Ideas (Part 2)

This article is a continuation of my first lectin-free lunch box feature (Part 1), which is linked below. I started this feature because I always get requests from parents for ideas of meals for their children. I also know that is hard to come up with new meals every day, and keep it healthy and nutritious at the same time. These lunch boxes are lectin-free because that happens to be the lifestyle I follow, but beyond the labeling they are just ideas of healthy food choices for your kids (and for you too).

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Back to School. Six Lectin-Free Lunch Box Ideas (Part 1)

Preparing healthy lunches for your family all year round not only requires time and incredible dedication to keeping your family healthy, but it might put your creativity to the test. I remember my mom, who always cooked food at home, from scratch (and still does), asking us all the time: ‘What do you want me to cook? I’m out of ideas.’ Unfortunately we were not of much help, we knew she will come up with something good. That’s why I’m starting a regular feature where I’ll share with you healthy, lectin-free lunch box ideas that will make our lives a little easier.

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Four simple ways to reduce your plastic exposure and consumption

Eating and cooking healthy food doesn’t start and stop with the quality of the ingredients we use. Changing the food we consume is a big important step, but for optimal health there are other few disruptors we need to pay attention to. In the Plant Paradox book, Dr. Steven Gundry lists the seven deadly disruptors that are wreaking havoc on our gut health: broad spectrum antibiotics, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, stomach acid blockers, artificial sweeteners, endocrine disruptors, genetically modified foods and the herbicide Roundup and blue light. Plastic goes under the endocrine disruptors category, chemicals that interfere with the normal functioning of our hormones.

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Cognitive Decline, According to Experts

For the most part, we take our brains health for granted. Even if we are on a health journey, we never think about the brain (or not in the past, anyway). We attend to all other organs of the body, not to the brain. But recently the brain health paradigm is changing. There is compelling evidence that the brain is connected with the gut and the heart, and cognitive decline conditions such as Alzheimer’s are no longer mysterious conditions that come out of nowhere due to simply genetic predisposition. The new paradigm is that cognitive decline is a lifestyle, autoimmune condition, with a complexity of root factors that need to be addressed. The bad news is that living a classic western lifestyle is most probably leading us to neurodegeneration, but the good news is that we can do something about it before it happens. And sometimes is as simple as changing your diet or making sure you sleep better. Sometimes is more complicated, that’s why I decided to gather all the information I came across so far and put it in this article in a form that easy to digest and to make you take action (I hope!). Disclaimer: these are not my personal opinions, these are conclusions taken by pioneers, scientists, medical experts who have studied cognitive decline in the past two decades.

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Rutabaga, What Is It and How to Cook It?

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Every single time I shop a rutabaga in Whole Foods, the cashier asks me what that is. The problem is that I can never pronounce it the way Americans do, so we always need a little time to figure out how to add it. The thing is I really love to cook with this root vegetable, also called ‘swede’ in Europe, so I wanted to share the ways I enjoy it.

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