By Emily Hecker DC, MBA, CNC
Histamine intolerance is a lot more common than you may think. Histamine is produced by our mast cells when certain triggers activate the release of histamine. Did you know women who are nearing their period have decreased enzyme called Diamine Oxidase (DAO) needed to break down histamine? ...Making them more likely to experience higher histamine levels and histamine symptoms before their period. Do you make the list of my top ten signs you have histamine activation?
You may have a histamine issue if:
You find yourself sniffling after drinking or eating
You get a stomach ache after eating
You have raging seasonal allergies
You get motion sickness
You get weird skin itchiness
You have food sensitivities that are not consistent
Stress makes you break out in hives
You have acid reflux
You get a headache after eating
You have PMS
Listen to my podcast HERE (Episode #17) where I was interviewed by Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman, hosts of Thyroid Answers Podcast. I dive into the specific testing I use to check for histamine imbalance which is related with digestive barrier integrity and what to do about it. (While you are at it, subscribe to their informative podcast!)
Dr. Emily is a board-certified Chiropractic Physician. Fueled by her passion for functional medicine, she has obtained hundreds of hours in postgraduate education to aid her in finding the root cause of her patient’s symptoms. Dr. Emily is sought-out nationwide for her ability to offer nutrigenomic support, specifically to those who have genetic polymorphisms for MTHFR at her clinic, Enlighten in Ballwin MO.