The Beginner’s Guide to Histamine Intolerance

The Beginner’s Guide to Histamine Intolerance


The Beginner's Guide to Histamine Intolerance


Janice Vickerstaff Joneja, Ph.D.


Berrydales Books

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Available from Amazon UK



May 2017

If you’re struggling with your health, but the doctor can’t find anything actually wrong with you, then perhaps you have Histamine Intolerance. It’s a condition with a range of unpleasant symptoms, which can include headaches, flushing, itching, hives, swollen facial tissues, racing heart, digestive problems, irritability and more. 

Many doctors don’t know much about Histamine Intolerance, although it’s estimated that 1% of the world’s population suffers from it. If you’re one of them, you’ll know first-hand how distressing and frustrating the disorder can be.

Dr Janice Vickerstaff Joneja saw the misery that this condition caused sufferers, and made it the focus of her research work; she’s been studying the condition and helping patients since the 1990s. 

She’s now created this easy-to-read guide—which will help you understand if you have Histamine Intolerance, and what you can do about it—with clear advice and explanations, lots of interesting real-life cases, plus diet and treatment recommendations. 

If you wonder if your symptoms could be caused by Histamine Intolerance—or if you believe they are and want to know what to do about it—this book is for you.

Table of Contents:


How to Use This Book

PART I: What is Histamine and Histamine Intolerance?

Symptoms of Histamine Excess

Why Does Too Much Histamine Cause a Problem?

How Does the Body Usually get Rid of Histamine?

Where is Histamine Found in the Body?

Why do Histamine Levels Increase?

How Much Histamine is Too Much?

How is Histamine Intolerance Diagnosed?

How can you distinguish between Histamine Intolerance and Food Allergy?

Where Does Histamine Come from in Food?

PART II: Managing Histamine Intolerance

Is There a Cure for This Illness or is it for Life?

How can Diet Help in Reducing Excess Histamine?

The Role of Supplements, Probiotics and Antihistamines in Treating Histamine Intolerance

The Histamine-Restricted Diet: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid

PART III: Other Conditions and Related Information

Mastocytosis/Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCADs)


Digestive Tract Issues, Diarrhea and IBS

PART IV: Case Studies


Angioedema (“Swelling Under the Skin”) and Urticaria (“Hives”) After Food Poisoning


Dust Mite Allergy and Grief

Facial Rash, Low Energy, Burning Eyes, Anxiety Attacks, Hair Loss, Weight Loss and Poor Sleep


Hormone Fluctuations, Periods and Ovulation (“Time of the Month”)

Idiopathic Anaphylaxis (“Unknown Allergy”)

Interstitial Cystitis and Mast Cells


Puberty, Headaches and Urticaria (“Hives”)

Sexual issues: semen allergy and vaginal irritation

Urticaria (“Hives”), Stress and Depression


About Dr. Janice Vickerstaff Joneja, Ph.D

Further Resources