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bacteria and mast cells

Bacteria and Mast Cells: Rethinking Mast Cell Activation

October 29, 2017  |  Histamine Intolerance  |  No Comments

The role of bacteria and mast cells is an emerging area of medical research.

Mast cells are best recognized for their role in inflammation, allergies, and lectins, however, the role of bacteria and mast cells are also crucial.

Yet mast cells play a critical role in the defense against and clearance of pathogens, bacterial, and viral infections.

There is a significant body of research demonstrating that pathogenic bacteria or bacteria cell-wall products activate mast cell to produce an anti-bacterial response.

This natural role of mast cells seems to have slipped off the radar.

A recent discussion paper co-authored by Theoharides highlights the impact on bacteria and mast cells. I have also updated this post in November 2017 following a highly detailed Swedish review of the role of mast cells in bacterial infections.

This paper so mirrors my observations that I wanted to highlight these views whilst waiting for the research to catch up.

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Do You Have Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)?

Do You Have Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)?

February 14, 2017  |  Blog, Chronic Fatigue, Histamine Intolerance  |  35 Comments

It has been a little quiet on this blog of late as two years ago I was diagnosed with CIRS.

Fortunately, I am now much better, and so I wanted to share with you what I have learned about this syndrome.

Not only does this syndrome affect up to 25% of the population but many of my clients are discovering they have CIRS.

Here is my story. See if any of it sounds familiar.

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Histamine Intolerance GMO Foods and Roundup®

Histamine Intolerance GMO Foods and Roundup®

February 8, 2017  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  No Comments

A new study shows a link between histamine intolerance, GMO foods, and Roundup® sprayed foods.

The study looked at non-genetically modified (GMO) maize, GMO maize not sprayed with any herbicide, and GMO maize sprayed with Roundup®.

Roundup® was applied only once, before the development of the maize cobs, so the study looked at the effects, even in the absence of herbicide residues.

The findings have significant implications for anyone suffering from histamine intolerance.

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Nourished : Over 30 Delicious Low Histamine Soups

Today I am releasing my new ebook Nourished : Over 30 Delicious Low Histamine Soups which is available for download on all major book selling platforms.

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