Foodie friday news roundup: allergies, the true cost of “cheap” food and sugar addictive like drugs…

“The cost of feeding U.S. youth has declined by 19% since 1960, the cost to keep them healthy has risen by almost 150%.” In other words there is an “Ugly Truth Behind Cheap Food”

And then:

“Sugar is actually a form of addiction. It’s just as hard to get rid of the urge for sweet foods as of smoking” — When I shared this on twitter and facebook yesterday people were telling me it’s been a harder habit to break then both illicit drugs, alcohol and psych drug addictions. I think that is true for many folks [click on title to read more]

Histamine Intolerance: can be associated with folks getting psychiatric diagnosis ( #foodie friday)

So it’s clear, this sort of sensitivity unrecognized can lead to being drugged with psychiatric pharmaceuticals to begin with, so anyone taking any of these drugs might want to rule out this condition. Being that a lot of neuroleptics and benzos and it seems SSRIs too all have significant anti-histamine properties this may impact a good number of folks….It doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of other issues you’re dealing with like trauma, and grief and loss and general dismay of the state of the world and humanity, but it means you might be able to clear out one compounding factor and figure out more easily how to deal with the others. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Food Allergy Bullying – It’s Not A Joke! #foodie friday

More and more people are developing serious food allergies and sensitivities, both children and adults. I know from my own experience how we can be disbelieved and harassed even as adults. I see it everywhere on the net and twitter and facebook too. People with food sensitivities being mocked. It’s hard for us adults, imagine how difficult it is for children. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Histamine intolerance round-up

For example I shared my histamine intolerance discovery with Judy Tsafrir, M.D, the wonderful psychiatrist with whom I share many interests, at Adventures in Holistic Adult and Child Psychiatry. After reading my posts she ended up changing her own diet. She wrote a lovely post about histamine intolerance and the relatively simple tweaks she made to her own diet that brought about so much relief. … [click on title to read the rest]

Histamine intolerance (likely to apply to others on psych meds and coming off them too)

I don’t, by any means, imagine that all withdrawal syndromes have this going on, but since the histamine effects those with intolerance by challenging the nervous system, and those of us with withdrawal syndromes seem to pretty consistently have radically dysregulated autonomic nervous systems, it might make sense to see if histamine is part of the problem. Also this sort of sensitivity unrecognized could lead to being drugged with psychiatric pharmaceuticals to begin with, so anyone taking some of these drugs might want to rule out this condition. Being that a lot of neuroleptics and benzos and it seems SSRIs too all have significant anti-histamine properties! I’ve not researched this thoroughly with all psychiatric drugs, but I know that personally I was on several with potent anti-histamine properties. Risperdal and Seroquel are both very potent anti-histamines.

FOOD MATTERS #foodie Friday

Yup, what the mother describes in the below article about skepticism about food allergies is what it’s like for most people before they eliminate gluten (or other foods…sensitivities to many foods and/or natural food chemicals are on the rise) or see someone close to them eliminate it and have dramatic improvements in health and/or mood. It’s rather hard to wrap ones head around the possibility that food we eat everyday may be harming us.