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What makes Histamine Haven different from a low histamine diet?

Updated: Mar 15

If you know you have Histamine Intolerance or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (or maybe you suspect it) either your doctor would have given you a low-histamine list to follow, or you found one (or many) on your own. That list will look pretty different from the Histamine Haven Protocol.


  • Because we want to do better.

  • We want something that doesn't just manage symptoms, but helps address some of the underlying issues contributing to your histamine troubles.

  • We want to deeply nourish you.


We started digging into the research on how food impacts mast cells – where histamine gets stored in your body. It turns out that lectins, oxalates, and salicylates can all trigger mast cells. On top of that some people with histamine troubles also have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) or other GI tract infections that can trigger mast cells. Each of these things requires a different dietary protocol.

There are a ton of different dietary protocols out there and together it can all start to look really complicated and overwhelming. We were looking at low lectin, low oxalate, low salicylate, low fodmap, low mold and also how to manage histamines if you have an autoimmune condition.


The reality is that we see clients who are dealing with more than just histamine issues. Sometimes it’s histamine and salicylates that are the problem. Other times it’s histamine and oxalates. The worst scenario is when you are reacting to most foods and can’t figure out why.

The reality is that while a low-histamine diet works wonders for many people, it doesn’t always address the complexity of what is going on in the body.

So, no we aren’t unrealistic or preposterous. We are just being pragmatic.


We wanted to create something different and new, that can create lasting change in your body. A better protocol and a better you. Histamine Haven is about lowering histamine levels in your body, but it’s about so much more than that.

  • It's also about histamine breakdown

  • It's about histamine clearance

  • It’s about keeping your mast cells calm

  • It's about abundance and joy in eating!

Our Shopping List is low histamine and low lectin, because lectins are problematic not just for your mast cells, but for your gut lining as well.

It’s also low mold.

It’s also bountiful, and full of diverse and delicious foods.


In our book, Histamine Haven: The Essential Guide and Cookbook to Histamine and Mast Cell Activation the recipes celebrate the joy of eating, while nourishing you deeply.

And here’s what makes our cookbook so unique: for each recipe there are variations provided in case you don’t currently tolerate oxalates, salicylates, or in case you also have an autoimmune condition.

We want every single person to be able to pick up our book and find recipes to love – no matter what you react to.

Even if you react to everything, we’ve got you covered. You don’t need to figure that out on your own.

We wanted to take all the complexity out of it and make food simple and easy. No long ingredient lists. Just delicious meals and simple strategies to reduce your time in the kitchen. Now who doesn’t want that!

We also want to help you understand what is happening in your body. The knowledge you’ll gain will help you to move forward on your healing journey, by providing you with content you can use to ask questions about your own body. It will also provide you with all the information you need to work with your doctor or practitioner to get to the root of why you have symptoms.

You see, it’s not just a cookbook. It’s an all-in-one book. A guide and a cookbook. We want you to have a one stop shopping experience where you can find everything you need in one place.

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