New Website about MCAD: mastzellaktivierung.info
On the old SIGHI-site the two themes mast cell activation disorders (MCAD) and histamine intolerance (HIT) were mixed up too much. The MCAD (enhanced release of histamine and other mediators) has now been outsourced to a dedicated website mastzellaktivierung.info. The previous site histaminintoleranz.ch will now focus on histamine degradation disorders. It comes with a new design and a new logo.
In addition to the very rare systemic mastocytosis (SM), mast cell activation disorders (MCAD) also include the very common mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), which, however, does not meet the diagnostic criteria of mastocytosis. Therefore, it is often overlooked. Many histamine sensitive people were mistakenly diagnosed as “histamine intolerant (HIT)” in the past, although a MCAD is the root cause of their histamine problems. We therefore recommend to all persons concerned to deal with this very new topic. Especially if there is no complete remission possible by leaving away histamine only.
Cookbook: now also available in ENGLISH
On the basis of the great success, the SIGHI Recipe Collection “mast-cell-friendly and low-histamine cooking”, available in German since September 2014, has now also been translated into English. Besides more than 180 cooking recipes it also contains a guide to diagnostic and therapeutic histamine elimination diet.
The book is aimed not only at histamine intolerant people. It was written especially for persons with a mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). Unlike other cookbooks, not only histamine but also histamine liberators (liberators of mast cell mediators) are consistently avoided here. As a consequence, this diet restricts a little stronger than eliminating histamine only, but it still offers a tasty and well-balanced diet.
With many lactose-free and gluten-free recipes.
Food compatibility list updated and supplemented by lactose and gluten
The SIGHI food compatibility list has been updated supplemented by information on lactose and gluten. It is now available in several versions, sorted by different criteria. See page downloads.
New, improved histamine/lactose/gluten-app. Now also available as Android-version
We are collaborating with a new app developer called "g-app". He has designed an improved, user-friendly ‘food intolerances’ app containing our data with respect to histamine, lactose and gluten. For Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
The site has been added a new page that provides an overview of all known histamine Apps: therapy > histamine apps.
DAOSIN & LACTOSOLV are available here, also for non-members
DAOSIN (for the degradation of histamine), LACTOSOLV (for breaking down lactose) and other products can still be purchased at competitive prices, on the page Therapie > Einkaufstipps (Shipment: Swiss domestic only). Price reduction for members.
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