"Warning! Hydrazine Sulfate is an MAOI (Momoamine Oxidase Inhibitor). What it does is inhibit an enzyme that breaks down monoamines (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine), those brain chemicals that make us happy. MAO inhibitors have been used as antidepressants. However, MAOs have another job in the body: they metabolize tyramine, an amino acid. When taking an MAO inhibitor, tyramine is not broken down, and eating foods with tyramine can raise your blood pressure and heart beat dramatically and cause the worst headache you've ever experienced. This is a very dangerous condition, especially for someone already battling cancer. Most of the foods containing tayramine are not on the cancer diet plan, and you should be avoiding them anyway.
Foods containing tyramine are (mainly) aged, fermented, or pickled, such as most cheeses (except cottage cheese, cream cheese, and fresh Mozzerlla), lunch meats, hot dogs, yogurt, wines and beers. Here is a pretty good list of foods that contain tyramine:
(Note: there is absolutely no accurate list of what foods have tyramine. One site says raspberries and grapes do have them, and another site says they don't. The bottom line is if the cancer patient gets headaches, then it is highly likely they are eating something with tyramine in it. Start eliminating foods in the same food categories as in this list.)
Barleygrass (perhaps the highest percentage of all according to Dr. Duke, but he doesn't list other grasses), which would exclude all barley supplements,
Dry and fermented sausage (bologna, salami, pepperoni, corned beef, and liver),
pickled herring and salted dried fish,
broad beans and pods (lima, fava beans, lentils, snow peas, and soy beans),
yeast extracts/brewer's yeast, beer and ale, red wine (chianti, burgundy, sherry, vermouth),
fruits listed by Dr. Duke (oranges, tangerines, lemon, grapefruit),
some fruits (bananas, avacados, canned figs, raisins, red plums, raspberries, pinapples),
cultured dairy products (buttermilk, yogurt, and sour cream),
caffeine (coffee, tea, and cola drinks),
white wine, port wines, distilled spirits,
soy sauce, miso, peanuts, almonds,
beef or chicken liver, herring,
meat tenderizer, MSG (Accent),
In general, any high protein food that has undergone aging should be avoided. Also, any over-the-counter cold or allergy remedy should also be avoided."
Here is the warning from Walter Last:
"Hydrazine sulphate is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and the following should not be used during hydrazine therapy: tranquillisers or sedatives in doses greater than 100 mg per day, especially benzodiazepines and phenothiazines should be avoided, also antihistamines, alcohol and other agents that depress the central nervous system such as morphine. Also vitamin B6 should not be taken. Foods high in tyramine must be avoided. These are aged and fermented products such as most cheeses, cured meats or fish, sour cream and yoghurt, tofu and tempeh, bouillon cubes, sauerkraut, pickles and yeast extracts. Also restricted are broad beans, avocados, bananas, raisins, figs, dates and dried fruit in general as well as overripe fruit."
Walter Last, see: http://users.mrbean.net.au/~wlast/cancer6-remedies.html
Here is the warning of Dr. Gold, developer of Hydrazine Sulphate:
"HS is an irreversible and potent MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor, a class of compounds that can have potentially deadly interactions with other drugs. For over three decades it has been known that central nervous system depressants—such as barbiturates, tranquilizers and alcohol—are incompatible with MAO inhibitors and use of the two together could result in extremely dangerous effects."
In summary, the following things should not be taken with Hydrazine Sulphate:
barbiturates and tranquilizers (e.g. Thorazine, Compazine, Xanax, Valium, Dalmane, Ativan, Restoril, Halcion, Nembutal and Seconal, to name but a few)
sedatives in doses greater than 100 mg per day, especially benzodiazepines and phenothiazines
other agents that depress the central nervous system, such as morphine
foods with tyramine
Vitamin C in daily doses above 250 mg (from all sources)
Of course, in addition to all of these things, foods high in glucose should be avoided.
Finally, hydrazine sulphate should be taken in exact doses. Overdosing can do more harm than good.
Let me say that again:
Overdosing on Hydrazine Sulfate may do more harm than good!!
Keep a list of the forbidden foods and prescription drugs taped to your refrigerator
I do not know all that much about hydrazine sulfate, but I would say best to err on the side of caution,