Category «Histamine»

Notes and studies related to 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: Check Your 23andMe Raw Data

Histamine is a molecule that plays many roles in the body. It is involved in allergic reactions, plays a role in our immune defense system, acts as a vasodilator, and is a neurotransmitter.  While most of us think of histamine only when reaching for an anti-histamine during allergy season, it is a vital part of …

Histamine intolerance and the methylation cycle

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 …