|Here's the beautiful source of my histamine hiatus :-)|
Here's a confession: I intended to scale down histamine trouble foods a good month before baby's due date. Well, that turned into about three days of scaling back. In addition, I did eat some left overs during baby's first week that my wonderful mother-in-law magically put in our fridge. Last, but certainly not least, there was Christmas of course. I typically try to keep my holiday indulgence eating to Christmas Eve (which this year included popping a couple diamine oxidase supplements), so there were definitely poor choices made on Christmas Eve.
All this said, my skin is not good. And it sucks. I have, however, been managing to keep a positive attitude (with a few exceptions). Part of my getting this under control has been getting myself a copy of The Low Histamine Chef's book, The PALEO Anti-Cook Book: Antihistamine & Anti-inflammatory Recipes for Health (yes! There's a low histamine chef). I've been perusing this e-book for ideas to go beyond simply reducing histamine and seeking out more antihistamine ingredients. Now that I'm over the initial depressed feelings of "this is so complicated" / "I've never even heard of these ingredients" / "crap, I don't have a juicer", the outlook is good.
Here's how the skin was looking about a week ago (four weeks post-partum)...
|Red, blotchy face is back.|
|This photo doesn't do justice to the condition of my right hand, but you get the idea. In fact, it validates for me that it's now worse.|
Oh wait, I have another confession: we've been eating white potatoes. But it's totally okay, because the super awesome Liz Wolfe (Cave Girl Eats) said it was okay.