Category «Histamines»

Notes about histamine and mast cells

histamine and mast cells

Inflammation and histamine issues seem to be rampant today, and getting to the bottom of my own histamine related problems has been a quest for a while.  Things that work to partially relieve my histamine related symptoms (heartburn, migraines, chronic stuffy nose, periodic hives, sinus drainage, voice issues) are Benadryl and a low histamine diet, …

PMS, Genetics, and Solutions

PMS, Genetics, Solutions

A LOT of us know the moodiness and inability to think that come with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  It can range from simply feeling irritable and icky to being something that really interferes with our lives.  Is there something genetic that predisposes some women to PMS?  It has been shown in the past few years that there …

Low Histamine Salsa Recipe

Salsa without tomatoes?  Yes!  Here is a quick recipe for a low histamine salsa using roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes. Low Histamine Salsa Roasted red peppers (2) 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 fresh red or yellow pepper, diced small can of diced green chiles (optional) cumin (to taste) salt (to taste) fresh cilantro, chopped Blend …

Low Histamine Mint Shake

Not only is this shake low in histamines, but it is an excellent source of luteolin, a mast cell stabilizer.  So for anyone wanting a delicious, summery desert option, grab your blender and some ice cream.   I added some pea shoots for an extra boost of DAO enzyme. Low-histamine Mint Shake Fresh peppermint – …

Histamine Intolerance & Genetics, Part 2

Please read through part 1 for more background on Histamine Intolerance.  For a good overview of histamine intolerance, visit the Histamine Pirate site: Histamine Intolerance. Causes of Histamine Intolerance There are three main causes of histamine intolerance: too little DAO enzyme to breakdown histamines, too much histamine from gut microbes, or problems with histamine receptors. Histamines are broken …

Histamine intolerance and the methylation cycle

Histamine Intolerance - The genes and pathways of breaking down histamine.

Are you itching by the end of the day?  Miserable in the evening due to heartburn?  Nose constantly stuffy and drippy? Plagued by migraines? All of these (and more) can be related to histamine intolerance. First, symptoms of histamine issues can be more than just watery eyes and sneezing when the pollen count rises each spring. From …