Histamine Intolerance

Histamine Intolerance

A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals

Wonderful resource for clinicians and counselors, written by immunology expert and former dietitian, Dr. Janice Vickerstaff. Sufferers of histamine intolerance can have pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, flushing, headaches, and tachycardia. People often have a hard time getting diagnosed and finding treatment—other than living on pharmaceuticals. This book is designed to help identify the condition and implement strategies (mostly nutritional) to reduce the incidence and manage it.


User friendly, informational, liked Q&A way to access information at end of book. – Meridith O. 5/29/22

This is a subject I did not know much about. The author did an excellent job of explaining this condition. – Anita T. 5/27/22

Good explanation of causes and how to manage. – Angela S. 2/15/22 

This [book] is one of the best, written by a renowned expert in the field. - Lilac, Amazon

The explanations are clear and concise… I appreciate the Q&A at the back of the book. It delves deep into areas not addressed by many blogs or websites. Great book. - Dennis H. Amazon

Dr. Janice Joneja, PhD
Course Expiration Date: Feb-22-2027
Course Performance Indicators: 4.1.1, 8.1.2, 9.3.1, 13.2.2
Product Name

Book Only (2380)

Regular price $29.00 $29.00

9 CE Online Test Only (W2381)

Regular price $116.00

9 CE Book & Online Test (W2382)

Regular price $140.00

Book Details

Author Dr. Janice Joneja, PhD
Year Published 2017
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Berrydale Books
ISBN 978-1912798001
Format Paperback
Page Count 151
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 9 CE Online Test Only: 181625
  • 9 CE Book & Online Test: 181625

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 for Web-based/Online Tests

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Describe three symptoms of histamine intolerance and identify how soon after eating a high histamine food a histamine-sensitive person will experience symptoms.

2. Explain where in the body histamine is concentrated and two of its functions.

3. Describe the physiology of what happens to the immune system when a foreign material enters the body.

4. Identify five high histamine food sources.

5. Name the food processing method that increases the histamine in the food the most and explain why.

6. Explain the significance of mast cells and diamine oxidase (DAO) to histamine and how varying blood levels affect health.

7. Describe the functions of the following: antihistamines, rantidine, quercetin, and zeolite.

8. Explain how fish and shellfish can be consumed on a histamine-restricted diet.

9. Name foods in each category that can be eaten on a histamine-restricted diet: fruits, berries, vegetables, beverages, seeds, cheese, and vegetable oils.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

We have carried three other book titles by Dr. Joneja and dietitians have given rave reviews for her work and our courses. For people who have this intolerance, it can be debilitating and painful.

About the Author

Dr. Janice Joneja, PhD, was a registered dietitian for 27 years and holds a PhD in medical microbiology and immunology. She is an author, researcher, educator, and clinical counselor.