Histamine Intolerance: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals


Dr Janice Joneja


Berrydales Books




27th November 2017

Around 1% of the population is thought to suffer from Histamine Intolerance. Symptoms include pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, flushing, headaches and tachycardia, but the condition is poorly understood and sufferers often fail to get either a diagnosis or effective treatment. 

'Histamine Intolerance: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals’ is designed to enable health professionals both to identify the condition and implement strategies to manage it.

Dr Janice Vickerstaff Joneja has specialised in the clinical management of histamine sensitivity since the 1990s. She has distilled over 20 years of experience first into a ‘Beginner’s Guide’ for histamine intolerance sufferers and now into this much more comprehensive, fully referenced guide for health professionals. Included are cases studies, treatment advice including medications and a full food list. 


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Table of Contents:

Foreword by the Author

Understanding Histamine and Histamine Intolerance

An Overview of Histamine and Histamine Intolerance

The Science of Histamine

Factors That Increase Endogenous Histamine

Exogenous Histamine

Identifying Histamine Intolerance

How is Histamine Intolerance Diagnosed?

How can Histamine Intolerance Be Distinguished from Food Allergy?

Managing Histamine Intolerance

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

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

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

How to follow the diet

Safe to eat, foods to avoid: what to eat on the histamine-restricted diet

Questions related to the histamine-restricted diet

Specific Conditions in which Histamine Sensitivity may be Involved

Alzheimer’s Disease

Burning Mouth Syndrome



Fecal Transplants

Joint Pain

Mastocytosis/Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID)

Case Studies


Angioedema and Urticaria after Food Poisoning


Diffuse Cutaneous Mastocytosis

Dust Mite Allergy and Grief

Dysbiosis, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

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


Flu Shots and Histamine Intolerance

Functional dyspepsia

Gastritis and Rosacea

Hormone Fluctuations, Periods and Ovulation

Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Interstitial Cystitis and Mast Cells

Nut allergy, Oral Allergy Syndrome, and Histamine


Puberty, Headaches and Urticaria

Rectal pain and Multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS)

Sexual Issues

Skin Reddening

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Histamine and Surgery

Stress, OCD, Depression and Night-Time Urticaria


Drugs That Inhibit Histamine Degradation

Medications that increase histamine release


About Dr. Janice Joneja, Ph.D