Do you have a really odd mix of symptoms? Wondering whether you might have histamine intolerance or a mast cell disorder? While it’s certainly true that histamine issues manifest differently from person to person, there are certain signs of histamine issues that show up time and time again. Here are 10 signs to watch for.
Many women go their entire lives without seasonal allergies and then all of a sudden develop them during menopause. What gives? It turns out, there’s a strong hormone connection with histamine, and the onset of menopause can set off histamine intolerance and related symptoms and conditions. This has become an epidemic, and the UK’s
Whether you’re in the midst of the summer season, living closer to the Equator, or traveling to warm tropical places, you may notice that when the temperature spikes, so do your symptoms. For the histamine intolerant, heat can act as a trigger, setting off symptoms. And if you get too much sun or overdo certain
The heat of summer calls for a refreshing drink in hand. When dealing with histamine issues, the heat can completely zap us. At that point, something cold and refreshing –and more interesting than water– is definitely called for. And hey, extra points for anti-inflammatory, antihistamine ingredients. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 refreshing drink ideas
There’s nothing like light-hearted summer get-togethers in the backyard or out on the deck fueled by delightful and delicious finger foods. For the histamine intolerant guest, chips and salsa are unfortunately a “no go” and just reading the ingredients lists on the various packaged snacks can make mast cells go bonkers. But who needs traditional
Summertime is BBQ time. There’s nothing like the smell of hot food fresh from the grill and an al fresco meal with friends or family to wrap up a hot summer day. But “BBQ” conjures up images of tomato-based sauces that might make a histamine sufferer sigh. Not to worry. There are plenty of healthy,
Hay Fever, otherwise known as allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies), or what most people refer to simply as “allergies” has an association with histamine intolerance and mast cell disorders. Have you ever noticed your histamine symptoms get worse in the spring? Why is that? What is it about pollen time that seems to make everything worse?
When it’s hot and sticky in the summertime, there’s nothing like a dip in the pool or a trip to the beach to cool you down. And since histamine intolerance often causes heat intolerance, a plunge in some cool water is especially inviting. However, what lies beneath those sparkling blue waters may cause us to
Could parasites be causing or contributing to your chronically high histamine levels? We know that imbalances in the gut microbiome can cause histamine problems, but how about intestinal parasites? It’s interesting that just as histamine intolerance seems to be increasing, so does the prevalence of a particular parasitic infection: Blastocystis hominis. And “blasto” seems to
Summertime is a wonderful time of being outside, taking in the sunshine, mowing the lawn, and enjoying cookouts with friends and family. However, for those of us dealing with histamine intolerance, summer has its share of additional histamine triggers to watch out for. Heat, sunburn, and bug bites can put us over the top. But
Most of us know that our gut plays an important role in our immune response. The levels of different species and strains of bacteria in the gut, and especially which bugs predominate, impacts our body’s responses to internal and external stressors and pathogens. As those of us with mast cell disorders and histamine intolerance know,
We all know exercise is recommended for a healthy body in the long run. However, with histamine intolerance, you’re probably finding that exercise can make you sick. Unfortunately, exercise over the short term does tend to fill the histamine/inflammation bucket. However, over the long term, it’s highly anti-inflammatory, so don’t give up just yet. Here’s