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Histamine Intolerance Diagnosis

New Guidelines For Diagnosing Histamine Intolerance

April 23, 2017  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  3 Comments

The new guidelines for diagnosing histamine intolerance provides an interesting overview as to some of the challenges that researcher and patients share.[1]

The question they pose is not whether histamine intolerance exists but what is the root cause? Is it actually what we eat?

They then go on to propose new guidelines for diagnosing and managing histamine intolerance.

The following is a summary of their findings and recommendations.

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The Lab Test For Histamine Intolerance

November 3, 2015  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  13 Comments

One of my current frustrations is that 23andMe™, and online report readers, are used to self-diagnose rather than get the lab test for histamine intolerance.
23andMe™
Here is a report from a popular online 23andMe™ report reader of the “DAO” snps from one of my clients.

You could be forgiven for thinking that…

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vitamin c and MTHFR

MTHFR? Vitamin C Can Boost Your Folate by 50%

August 4, 2015  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  18 Comments

Do you have mutations of MTHFR? Vitamin C can boost your folate by 50%.

Folate is a critical nutrient for protecting DNA and in homocysteine methylation. Yet folate is very fickle.

If you have an MTHFR mutation, in the presence of oxidative stress, then folate can become unstable and wreak havoc.

However, at least three small human studies, have shown that vitamin C acts to stabilise folate. Not only that but it helps to absorb it even with a fickle C667T MTHFR polymorphism.

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Vitamin B6 Increases Diamine Oxidase

Why Your Vitamin B6 Level Is Important

Vitamin B6 is a cluster of compounds (not just one)  that is a co-factor in over 100 biochemical reactions in the body which is why your Vitamin B6 level is important.

Here are just a few of the things that studies show that it does for you:

  • Increases diamine oxidase plasma levels.
  • Degrading glutamates and MSG.
  • Metabolises proteins.
  • Reduces oxalate levels
  • Inhibits the degranulation of mast-cells.
  • Moderates cortisol levels.
  • Regulates blood sugar levels and glucose tolerance.
  • Converts ALA to DHA.
  • Acts as a potent anti-oxidant.
  • Synthesises neurotransmitters; serotonin, dopamine, and GABA, and norepinephrine.
  • Relieves PMS, dermatitis, mosquito bites, irritability, depression, and short-term memory issues.

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