5 Smoothies for Histamine Intolerance🍏🍑

Smoothies are such an easy, healthy option for those with histamine intolerance. They work for breakfast, lunch, or anytime you want something both filling and refreshing. Unfortunately, a lot of fruits can be problematic for histamine issues. Here are 6 great smoothies for on-the-go nutrition.


All of the following smoothies are not only low histamine but also contain antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods. They are also beautiful with their vibrant phytonutrient colors. Adjust flavors, make substitutions according to your tolerances and preferences, and enjoy.


The peel of the apple is where some of its best antihistamine components are. Buy organic and keep the peel. Ginger stabilizes mast cells, so it’s a great spice to include regularly.

  • 1 apple (not peeled)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (or any tolerated dairy free milk)
  • 1-2 cups arugula or flat leaf kale (lower oxalate)
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger root, grated (all ingredients are optional…there’s dozens to choose from on my 28 day plan)
  • dash of spirulina or chlorella (some find them too immune stimulating but they can also have mast cell stablising properties)
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness and spice, if necessary.
  3. Enjoy!


Pomegranate is a wonderful source of antioxidants as well as a mast cell stabilizer. Banana adds natural sweetness and creaminess. If you choose to add ginger, there’s another mast cell stabilizer acting in your favour.

Cucumber has antihistamine and prostaglandin inhibiting properties. Prostaglandin is an inflammatory agent released from mast cells along with histamine. High prostaglandin can augment the inflammatory effects of histamine on the body.

  • 1 pomegranate, seeds collected in a cup
  • 1 cucumber
  • Freshly grated ginger root, if desired
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!


Mango is a wonderful tropical fruit that has both antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Arugula is another antihistamine ingredient which comes from the cruciferous family of vegetables. It is anti-inflammatory and has loads of vitamins and minerals.

  • 1 mango, peeled
  • A handful of fresh arugula (rocket)
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ cup water
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness and amount of water, if necessary.
  3. Enjoy!

For another Green Mango Smoothie, check out my post, Histamine, the Good Guy?


Sweet potato is high in histamine lowering rutin and quercetin, but please bear in mind it is very high oxalate if that’s something you’re watching. The purple variety has more of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also the phytonutrient in blueberries and red cabbage. Ginger adds mast cell stabilization power.

  • 1 cup cubed purple sweet potato (cooked and then refrigerated)
  • 1 cup unsweetened and thinned coconut milk
  • ½ Tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!


Pterostilbene is a potent natural antihistamine found in plant foods — including blueberries. Basil is a well-known antihistamine herb that pairs well with the blueberries.

  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • ½ – 1 cup water
  • 2-3 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter or other nut/seed butter


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness and spice, if necessary.
  3. Enjoy!


Peanut Allergy Tolerance maintained 4 years after PROBIOTIC LGG (Lactobacillus rhamnosus) TREATMENT!🙌🎉

Research trial shows evidence that a cure may be possible for peanut allergy.

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A treatment for deadly peanut allergy undergoing clinical trials at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown long-lasting effects, more than four years after the original study.

It provides the strongest evidence yet that a cure may be possible for peanut allergy and holds important implications for attacking the modern food allergy epidemic. Peanut allergy is the commonest cause of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, and one of the commonest causes of death from food allergy.

At the end of the original trial in 2013, 82% of children who received the probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT) were deemed tolerant to peanuts and went home eating peanut
Four years later, the majority of children who gained initial tolerance are still eating peanut as part of their normal diet (80%) and have passed a further challenge test confirming long-term tolerance to peanut (70%)

Publication of four year follow up data from a study of a novel oral immunotherapy to treat peanut allergy – The Lancet, Child and Adolescent Health

Research led by Professor Mimi Tang, who pioneered the probiotic and peanut immunotherapy (PPOIT) treatment, followed up children four years after they completed the initial trial. Children in the original PPOIT randomised trial were given either a combination of the probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, together with peanut protein in increasing amounts, or a placebo, once daily for 18 months, then tested to see if they had developed tolerance to peanut.

Amazingly, more than 80 per cent of children who received the combination probiotic peanut oral immunotherapy treatment were able to tolerate peanut at the end of the trial, compared to less than four percent in the placebo group. Children who developed tolerance to peanut in the first trial were instructed to introduce peanut as part of their normal diet after the study ended; whereas children who remained peanut allergic were advised to continue peanut avoidance according to current care.

The latest study, published in the prestigious Lancet Child & Adolescent Health investigated whether the benefits of the oral treatment were maintained four years later.

Prof Tang said the new study showed that the majority of PPOIT-treated children who tolerated peanut at the end of the original trial were still eating peanut without reactions four years later.

“The probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy treatment, or PPOIT, was associated with long-lasting ability to tolerate peanut four years after stopping the treatment.

“Of the PPOIT-treated participants who achieved short term tolerance at the end of the original trial, 80% were still eating peanut and 70% had long-lasting challenge-proven tolerance four years after stopping treatment,” Prof Tang said.

“These children had been eating peanut freely in their diet without having to follow any particular program of peanut intake in the years after treatment was completed. Over half were consuming moderate to large amounts of peanut on a regular basis, others were only eating peanut infrequently. The importance of this finding is that these children were able to eat peanut like children who don’t have peanut allergy and still maintain their tolerant state, protected against reactions to peanut. We are now examining whether these beneficial effects of our novel treatment have also resulted in improved quality of life.”

“These findings suggest our treatment is effective at inducing long-term tolerance, up to four years after completing treatment, and is safe,” she said.

“It also suggests the exciting possibility that tolerance is a realistic target for treating food allergy. This is a major step forward in identifying an effective treatment to address the food allergy problem in Western societies,” Prof Tang said.

This follow up study was initially funded by MCRI and the Australian Food Allergy Foundation. It then received a $15 million funding commitment in 2016 from capital investment firm, OneVentures. A biotech company Prota Therapeutics, was jointly set up by the MCRI and OneVentures to develop PPOIT towards an FDA approved product with a plan to make the vital treatment available globally to people with peanut allergy.

Dr. Suzanne Lipe, CEO of Prota Therapeutics, said the results of the investigation, demonstrating such a high proportion of subjects still continuing to be tolerant four years later, was extremely promising and if confirmed in a larger Phase III study, would represent a paradigm shift in the way peanut allergy is managed.

“Rather than using therapy that protects against accidental ingestion, Prota’s products aim to provide sustained long term effects and the ability to include peanut in the diet. For the first time, we could have products on the market that provide meaningful and long lasting treatment benefits, which allow sufferers to eat peanut products without thinking about it, as part of a regular diet just like unaffected people.

MCRI and Prota’s success will be a major achievement on a global scale and making this vital treatment available is what drives the team to accelerate the development program through the FDA approval process.”




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    • Acne
    • Bloating
    • Low Energy

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Easter Eggs and Where to Buy Them🐰🐣🙌

As Easter approaches and supermarket shelves start to fill with chocolate eggs, you may find yourself craving some sweet treats.

However, if – like many other caring Australians – you’re avoiding cruel and unhealthy dairy foods, you may be wondering how you can get that chocolaty fix without harming animals.

Wonder no more! Dairy-free chocolate Easter eggs exist – and they’re easier to find than you think ….

Moo Free

With cute flavours like BunnyComb and Cheeky Orange, in addition to the original chocolate egg, you’re sure to find an egg the kids will love. They just may not want to share ….

Moo Free chocolate eggs are available from many shops, including the following:

You can also enter your postcode here to find more stockists.

Aldi Choices

Yup. Aldi’s home brand chocolate Easter eggs are vegan. They taste DELICIOUS – and each egg comes with chocolate buttons! Since both the “milk” and white chocolate options come at a very affordable price, you’ll be forgiven for eating more than one.

Be sure to grab one at your local Aldi store before they run out!

Treat Dreams

The pictures say it all. These ooey-gooey, delicious vegan Dream Eggs have taken Australia by storm. If you want to enjoy a crème egg without the cruelty, look no further than this decadent treat.

Hurry – Dream Eggs are selling out fast! Order online via the The Cruelty Free Shop or check their other stockists here.

Constant Craving

If you’ve never had a Constant Craving chocolate before, trust us – you won’t be disappointed! Velvety smooth and rich, these Tasmanian handcrafted vegan chocolates are melt-in-your-mouth good.

Available in specialty stores and online. You can find a full list of stockists here.


Lindt offers a vegan chocolate egg and bunny combo pack! And Easter isn’t complete without a chocolate bunny.

You may have given and received Lindt bunnies in the past – but did you realise the dark chocolate ones are vegan? Deliciously dark and sweetly satisfying, this combo will be sure to satisfy your Easter cravings.

Find Lindt dark chocolate bunnies at many supermarkets, Lindt shops and cafés, and online.

Pana Chocolate

Everyone’s favourite raw chocolatier has created a number of Easter treat packs, which make perfect gifts. Hampers come in large or medium sizes, and there’s also a Happy Easter Gift Pack available. If that’s not enough, limited edition Caramel Lava Eggs, Supreme Eggs, and Double Choc are also available until Easter. Yum!

They’re available in Pana Chocolate shops and online.

Sweet William

Available in most major supermarkets and health-food stores, Sweet William dairy-free chocolates are easy to find – and very easy to eat! Cute chocolate bunny faces make a great Easter treat for kids.

Sweet William chocolate is available from many shops, including:

Click here for Australian stockists, or buy from The Cruelty Free Shop.

Plamil Easter Egg

This organic, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan Easter egg will be a hit with kids and adults alike. The company also makes mini Easter half-eggs, which are great for an egg hunt!

They’re available from online stores, including The Cruelty Free Shop and Vegan Perfection.

Gingerbread Folk

Gingerbread bunnies make a cute gift, and with both chocolate and gluten-free options, Gingerbread Folk ensures no one will miss these cruelty-free Easter treats.

Order online, or find a list of stockists here.

Decadent Handmade Chocolates

This small Australian business has been making delicious handmade chocolates since 2013. The Easter offerings are plentiful and include vanilla fondant cream eggs, chocolate bunny lollipops, and large Mylk Easter Eggs filled with vegan marshmallow.

Order online here.

With so many cruelty-free options available across the country, it’s easier than ever to avoid dairy foods and spare cows a lifetime of suffering.

Happy Easter!


Please join ATMS in support of Natural Medicine🙌🍃👪💱✔💯


Last week, 13 October 2017, the Australian Government made an announcement regarding the removal of the private health insurance rebate for certain natural therapies from 1 April 2019.

Natural therapy modalities named in the announcement were: aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Pilates, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Yoga.

The Sydney Morning Herald was the first to review this news: Health fund premiums to be reined in under sweeping Turnbull government changes.

This announcement comes after a recent Review of the Australian Government Rebate by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies.

Please join ATMS in support of natural medicine and our practitioners by contacting your local Member for Parliament.

We all have a vote, and we vote for Natural Medicine! We invite consumers, practitioners and the industry to join together in one voice to tell our MPs that if they support the removal of funding for natural medicine via the private health funds, they will not get our vote in the next election!



By removing, this rebate from private health funds, the Government are limiting every Australian’s right to choose the type of health care they receive.

This will affect demand for the 25,000 local small businesses in natural medicine and the wider industry impacting jobs.

Natural medicine is a long-term preventative health care strategy and we strongly believe it is crucial to reducing the burden on the public health system.

What can you do?

Please download the letters below and send a personalised version to your local MP.

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Please email or post this letter directly to your local Member of Parliament or deliver it to their office in person. You can find their details by clicking HERE
If you are sending this to your MP by email please cc: president@atms.com.au so we can collect and utilise your stories in our communication with health funds and Government directly.

Alternatively, if you are sending this by post or in person, please send a copy of your letter to: PO Box 1027, Meadowbank NSW 2114.

    1. Share and post the ‘I support Natural Medicine and I Vote’ campaign via the ATMS Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn page and hashtag #supportnaturalmedicine

Thank you from the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society for supporting our industry and accredited practitioners of natural medicine in Australia. Watch this space for further details on the campaign and updates on clarification on the Government’s announcement.
For further details on natural medicine visit: www.naturalmedicineweek.com.au

Please contact us directly if you would like to discuss this further at: president@atms.com.au

[1] IBIS World, Alternative Health Therapies in Australia, August 2012