Learning from relaxing on your diet at Christmas. A lovely lady had very bad cramping pain. Her doctor was sympathetic and all necessary investigations were done. She was delighted and very relieved when the pain went away on the Low Chemical diet. She reacted especially to amines The main culprits was eventually realized to be the turkey roll she had in her work lunch roll each day with salad. The problem is that because the nicely aged meat was taken out of the refrigerator and used so frequently it did not get back into the refrigerator for hours and the amines increased. Fortunately many suppliers now store slices in chilled containers. She learned to smell meat, both when she bought it and when served cooked. I reminded her that some amine sensitive people were more sensitive to meat that was stored longer more than that it was more matured. She found that when she wanted to have guests over for a drink she would buy a variety of fresh cheeses from a supplier she could trust, including matured and vintage, and enjoy them with her friends. When it was time for them to go she insisted that they take any leftover cheeses. She had no crampy pain.
So if you tolerated some beautiful turkey or ham meals at Christmas just take care about just how many days you can get away with this. It may be more than you expected but look for the first signs of discomfort and stop and be glad you managed as much as you did. For many more hints on how to test many more foods, so you have the maximum chance of tolerating them, give yourself Tolerating Troublesome Foods from this site and have a happy new year!