Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Drinking low histamine

I'm not a big drinker, especially since having Molly-Pop, but I'm also the first to acknowledge how great it is to enjoy a cold one on a hot day. Post-paleo, any beer I used to drink became (usually red) wine. With the added histamine element, beer and wine are, at best, a poor choice (as my wine-filled Canada Day Weekend week-and-a-half eczema recovery would suggest).

The other weekend I made myself a few "NorCal Margaritas." My understanding is these are a Robb Wolf creation, though I'm not certain the origin. They're pretty simple:

  • 2 Shots Tequila
  • The Juice and Pulp of One Lime
  • Club Soda to Taste
  • Served over ice
Full disclosure - I found this image here:

Here's the kicker: y'know how - even if you only have a couple drinks - you can tell the morning after that you were drinking the night before? Even if you're not hungover, you can just feel it. Well, after three margaritas, I had not one trace of morning-after-ick. In fact, I felt pretty clean. Now, (provided I can resist reliving the ill-advised, way-too-potent-self-drink-mixing of my youth) I'd say I have a new drink of choice.

Cheers to having fun and feeling good (the next day)!

PS - These drinks are so popular, there's even a new site dedicated to 'em.


  1. Hi, I am beginning my journey of low histamine eating and I was curious if you have read anything about the GAPS diet? I am following this diet to heal and seal my gut lining which is the ultimate cause of histamine intolerance. A blogger helped herself and children overcome histamine intolerance by following the GAPS diet-her blog is here:

    I am following GAPS,while also adding the layer of low histamine eating. I am starting the elimination diet tomorrow to find my triggers to hopefully help my chronic sinus problems while GAPS heals up my stomach.

    Thanks for chronicling your journey-it is truly helpful for others dealing with the same issues. Good luck with your continued healing.

  2. I've not read much about the GAPS diet to be honest. I have seen the Roo's Clues blog, it's excellent. How have the diet changes helped you so far?

  3. Dolcetto D'Alba and Barbera D'Alba wines are VERY low in histamine... enjoy!