Histamine’s Anti-Ageing Magic
A recent study of Japanese people over 100 years old found that, contrary to what we’ve been told in recent years, the best predictor of a long and healthy life is not telomere length, but levels of inflammation in the body. Scientists running the study found that lower levels of inflammatory agents released by mast cells in the blood meant longer life. The more mast cell activated inflammation in the body, the more age related disease and and shorter life expectancy.
In terms of skin, inflammation can accelerate fine lines, wrinkles, as well as causing enlarged pores, puffiness, sagging, blotchiness and reddening of the skin.
One of the keys to fighting inflammation is avoiding unhealthy fats like partially hydrogenated ones found in processed foods, cottonseed, palm, soy and corn oils, which can now even be found in “healthy” foods found on organic supermarket shelves. Eating anti-inflammatory foods, particularly ones rich in omega 3 fatty acids meanwhile has a significant anti-ageing effect on the body and brain.(read my post on how antioxidants lower histamine here) Sleep well: you’ll need to get on top of your histamine level for that (check out my post on melatonin here) Exercise loads: but remember that the wrong kind of exercise can trigger histamine (read more here) Moderate stress Sounds like everything we’re already doing! It’s finally here! Man Food – a high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredient filled book geared towards guys, women who love to work out, yoga like they mean it, or just load up on healing nutrients. Features my personal shopping list of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods. The Anti-cookbook and all liquid Anti-Detox Book, don’t treat any conditions, but feature a plethora of the high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredients that have been instrumental in helping me feed myself on a limited diet. The Anti-cookbook features a four page list of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods and comes in regular and Paleo. The Low Oxalate Cookbook features antihistamine and anti-inflammatory rich recipes. Don’t miss the Low Histamine Beauty Survival Guide for non-toxic beauty tips, the skinny on histamine releasing (mast cell degranulating) beauty ingredients, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory beauty alternatives and the top brands natural brands I’ve found. Take a peek at my other low histamine and antihistamine cookbooks for more high nutrient recipes ——REFERENCES—- Khunger, Niti. “Chapter-18 Keloids, Hypertrophic and Bridging Scars.” Step by Step: Treatment of Acne Scars (2014): 218-24. Web. Hatamochi, A., K. Fujiwara, and H. Ueki. “Effects of histamine on collagen synthesis by cultured fibroblasts derived from guinea pig skin.” Archives of Dermatological Research 277.1 (1984): 60-64. Web. Garbuzenko, E., A. Nagler, D. Pickholtz, P. Gillery, R. Reich, F.-X. Maquart, and F. Levi-Schaffer. “Human mast cells stimulate fibroblast proliferation, collagen synthesis and lattice contraction: a direct role for mast cells in skin fibrosis.” Clinical Experimental Allergy 32.2 (2002): 237-46. Web. Suzawa, Haruo, Shinji Kikuchi, Nobuhiko Arai, and Akihide Koda. “The Mechanism Involved in the Inhibitory Action of Tranilast on Collagen Biosynthesis of Keloid Fibroblasts.” The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 60.2 (1992): 91-96. Web. “Keloid.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Mar. 2017. Web. 26 Mar. 2017. “Hypertrophic Scar.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Mar. 2017. Web. 26 Mar. 2017.