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How Our Diet Affects Diamine Oxidase

May 16, 2017  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  7 Comments

A recent study has provided important information on diamine oxidase foods and how to raise diamine oxidase naturally through our diet.

The study looked at both macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (including key minerals and vitamins) in healthy women.

The findings suggest that our diet (and not just the histamine content of food) has a profound impact on our histamine degrading enzyme diamine oxidase. Increasing our diamine oxidase may help increase our histamine tolerance.

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New Guidelines For Diagnosing Histamine Intolerance

April 23, 2017  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  22 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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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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