All About Eggs, Coconut Milk Costs, & Reducing Histamine Levels - Goodness Me!

All About Eggs, Coconut Milk Costs, & Reducing Histamine Levels


Feeling blue? Blue Monday has just passed, were you feeling it? People say that there isn’t a ton of positivity in the month of January. You’re catching up on credit card bills, trying to stay motivated, all while dealing with the crummy weather outside. Janet and Emily discuss how to feel better during this dreary month and how to stay motivated!

First Segment: Trending Topics
5:20 – 19:15

On this week’s episode, Janet and Emily are discussing eggs! For a long time eggs were getting a bad reputation, but in recent years it seems like their reputation is being redeemed. While we now know that eggs are good for you, it’s important to focus on the quality of eggs that you are buying. Janet and Emily discuss the differences between free run, free range, and organic eggs while also touching on Omega 3 eggs, and pasture raised eggs. As consumers, we only see the end product but it is important to think of where our food is coming from. For eggs, purchase what’s in your budget and taste the difference. You can read more about eggs here:

Second Segment: Questions from Listeners
21:10 – 30:05

Question #1

Jenn asks, “Hi ladies – I have always wondered why there is such a price discrepancy between different coconut milk brands?

Janet Says:

  • There is a discrepancy in coconut milk for sure
  • A lot of canned coconut milk has added not so great ingredients
  • The lower the price, the more additives

Emily Says:

Question #2

Ramona asks, “What are some good nutrition choices to reduce the level of histamine in the body? With drier air in the winter, my skin is especially dry and irritated. Are there any foods, drinks, or supplements you could suggest? Thank you, and love the show”

Emily Says:

  • Low histamine foods: eggs, fresh fruits, gluten-free grains, and all vegetables excluding tomatoes, eggplants, and spinach
  • Good fats like coconut oil and olive oil – really helps with dry skin!
  • Using fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, and green onion
  • Foods to avoid: chocolate, cow’s dairy, alcohol, and fermented foods
  • Nettle tea is also great!

Janet Says:

  • Quercetin – stabilizes mass cells that release the histamine, so it reduces your body’s production of histamine
  • Foods that contain quercetin: berries, citrus, apples, onions, green tea, red wine, kale, broccoli, and buckwheat

What’s For Dinner
30:06 – 32:36

Roast Parmesan Broccoli Stems

  • 5-8 Broccoli Stems
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil or lightly refined coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Peel woody parts off the broccoli stems Slice about 1/8” thick Toss in olive oil salt and pepper
  3. Lay flat on a tray lined with parchment paper and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes until some piece of broccoli are turning golden at the edges. Taken out and toss in pan, laying the prices out flat, top with Parmesan and put back in for 2-3 minutes


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