Getting back on track after a major fall off the good health wagon is usually a bit of a slog. But it turns out there’s a really easy way to reboot our gut bacteria after the holidays, a few rounds of antibiotics, or just generally not looking after ourselves. With fermented foods off the menu for
This holiday season please keep in mind that scientists have confirmed that stress triggers the immune system into releasing histamine. So if we want to eat more of the stuff we love, best to figure out how to manage it stress, or make wiser choices as we navigate this tricky season. If you’d like some
Chalk another one up to traditional medicine. Skullcap Baicalensis, a herb used in Chinese healing, has been used for over 200 years as a relaxant, to fight anxiety, and convulsions. Now we’re getting confirmation that it works to prevent runny noses triggered by mast cells and histamine, making it worth looking into for histamine intolerance.
It A lot of people seem to miss that histamine isn’t just found in food, but also already in the body. A study published in the Spanish language journal Allergy & Immunopathology offers a really in depth look at what histamine intolerance is, how it compares to allergies, where it’s found, and how it can
Going to the doctor to nail down a diagnosis is like a game of chess; or arm wrestling. Say the wrong (but true) thing, and you’re tossed out on your butt and labelled difficult, or even worse, unstable. I’ve been through it all myself, unsuccessfully for decades, till I figured out how to work the
The future of allergy detection is here, and it fits on your keychain. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited to hear of a new product aimed at people living with allergies and histamine intolerance. Discovering allergies and controlling them with medications and by avoidance, helps minimise the effect of histamine intolerance and
Astragalus membranaceus is a traditional Chinese medicine with some impressive scientifically validated effects on the immune system and histamine in particular. It may help prevent allergies, stop histamine release, and stabilise mast cells, in addition to healing the gut. All references at the bottom of the post, and please remember to consult with a doctor
Histamine is found in foods, and also in the body. The latest research on autoimmune disease tells us that mast cells, a type of white blood cell that release histamine and other inflammation into the bloodstream, are active participants in autoimmune disease related tissue damage. Increased mast cell activity, release of histamine and other inflammatory
Post updated 24/1/2018 to clarify choice of photo. Chicory root has significant antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. In research studies it has even interrupted the IgE allergic response cascade, thereby preventing anaphylaxis. It has an incredible number of other benefits, and many more ways to easily be worked into our diet (like as a coffee substitute). Please
Researchers at the at the University of Barcelona have come up with a quick, efficient, and reliable test for histamine intolerance that yields results in just over ten minutes. While the test isn’t yet commercially available, there’s currently other ways to test histamine. Histamine intolerance is defined as an excess of the inflammatory molecule histamine.
Indian Ayurvedic “medicine” has yielded a number of interesting natural antihistamines, as well as mast cell stabilisers. The latter is a white blood cell in the body that contains histamine. It releases histamine, as needed, in times of injury or allergy. Unfortunately stress is also a histamine from mast cells trigger, but Ashwagandha might also