Hacking your migraines: solutions personalized for you

Migraine plague more than a billion people worldwide;  women are affected three times more often than men. [ref] That is a lot of people who know the pain, mental fogginess, sensitivity to light, and overwhelming desire to crawl into a dark hole and hide…

PMS, Genetics, and Solutions

A lot of women know the moodiness and brain fog that comes with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  It can range from simply feeling irritable and icky to being something that really interferes with our lives. What role do genes play in PMS?  It has been shown…

Are you allergic to grass pollen? It may be genetic.

Spring is in full force here! Time to dust off the lawnmower.  As that smell of fresh cut grass fills the air, many people also get watery eyes, runny noses, and itching everything. Speaking of smelling the grass… Did you know that some people can’t…

Research studies on histamine intolerance and mast cells

Inflammation, allergies, and histamine issues affect so many people today, irritating us with a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms.  Histamine intolerance is a term applied to the symptoms that occur due to eating too many histamine-containing foods. Symptoms of histamine intolerance include the allergy-type…

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…

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…

Histamine Intolerance & Genetics: Check Your 23andMe Raw Data

histamine intolerance genetics

Histamine that is out of balance with the body’s ability to break it down can cause symptoms that are collectively known as histamine intolerance. Genetics plays a big role in how well your body breaks down histamine, and you can use your genetic data…

Histamine intolerance and the methylation cycle

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…