Posts Tagged ‘histamine intolerance’
One of the most overlooked ways in which histamine tolerance can be improved is through the stabilisation of blood sugar levels.
In the scientific literature, it is a well established that there is a bi-directional relationship between blood sugar control and histamine levels.
This means that unstable blood sugar can increase histamine levels, and histamine levels can progress the development of diabetes or insulin resistance.
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.
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.
Here is a report from a popular online 23andMe™ report reader of the “DAO” snps from one of my clients.
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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.