One of my promises to myself is to raise awareness of drug tolerance testing.
I have freely shared my story on national television, which was that I developed mast-cell activation, in response to an adverse drug reaction to prescription medication. A simple $149 drug tolerance test called DNA Dose correctly diagnosed me.
That is why I am passionate about drug tolerance testing. But this is why it may be important for you.
Nervous system repair has been critical in my healing journey from histamine intolerance and mast-cell activation.
With mast-cell activation there is often an adrenal component where cortisol becomes dysregulated. I will shortly write a lot more about this.
A study just published on 16 November 2015 has confirmed that DAO deficiency remains the leading cause of histamine intolerance.
The study was conducted using 14 patients from one Italian hospital clinic. The participants were selected from past patients whom had benefited from a low histamine diet.
Patients had a blood DAO test, and 10 of the 14 study participants, had on average less than one fifth of a healthy person’s DAO.
As a board certified health coach, it might surprise you to hear that, when it comes to healing the body, I don’t believe food is always the best medicine.
Let me explain.
In the main, I work with women dealing with food intolerance, histamine imbalance and chronic fatigue syndrome. While much of my work centres around helping them learn a new way to eat, what I’ve come to realize is that food alone doesn’t heal.
Self-compassion, that is the practice of being kind and gentle with oneself, is a powerful medicine proven to have a positive and restorative influence upon brain, hormone and immune system functions.