Several times this week I’ve seen comments or received emails from women who realize their problems are linked to histamine. Hot flashes, itching, whatever the symptom, they’ve started to see the menopause histamine connection themselves. They’ve also reached for the antihistamines to get the problems under control.
I’ve said this many times before, but let me say it once more for my new readers: give up the antihistamines. They’re terrible for your body. Not only do they only mask the symptoms, they have real side effects; one being weight gain.
If you really need to take something, grab some ginger. I keep ginger capsules close at hand. I actually make my own now by dehydrating and grinding it in a coffee mill, but you can just go buy capsules at your local health food store or vitamin shop.
You can, of course, eat it fresh or crystallized, or drink tea, but for a quick fix, the capsules work great. And, you might not know this but they work really great for a histamine migraine.
I had a fancy drink last night knowing already my histamine has been creeping up and wound up with itchy legs right after. Then I woke up this morning with a migraine. I’ve recently read that there is a link between histamine and migraines so I thought instead of taking Advil let me take a ginger capsule. (500mg) I’d say within ten minutes the headache was pretty much gone.
How amazing is that? Yes, you can get rid of a migraine with ginger! (I’m going to write more about this as I do more research)
If you haven’t tried ginger yet for your itching or whatever your symptom is, I implore you to try it today. It’s been truly a lifesaver for me, and now I’ve added it to my arsenal against headaches!
Please try it! Get off the antihistamines and get on the ginger!
PS: I apologize to anyone who has written or commented recently and hasn’t gotten a reply yet. I’m back at school and busy getting going again, and I’ve had a couple of histsmeeny moments thanks to an old moldy school, so I’ll get to your emails as soon as I can!