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Histamine Sensitivity

Histamine is a compound found in some foods and is created in our bodies. Histamine is involved in the immune system, digestive system, and as a neurotransmitter for the brain. However, some people are not uncommonly suffering from histamine sensitivity and intolerance. Often this is attributed to damage to the gut that can decrease the body’s ability to break down histamines. Unbalanced gut flora can result in an overgrowth of histamine-producing bacteria that cause histamine sensitivity.

It’s prevalent to see histamine sensitivity in people who suffer from poor gut health and digestive issues. As a result, the overgrowth of histamine produces a vast number of bacteria that often create a significant disruption to one’s health. Histamine sensitivity can often present as; flushing of the face and body, nausea, burning in the mouth, headache, faint, blurred vision, abdominal cramps, gas, diarrhea, wheezing, respiratory issues, cold-like symptoms, flu-like symptoms, swelling or inflammation, hives and eczema.

Given the strong link between digestive complaints and histamine intolerances, it is clear that to resolve issues of histamine intolerances; the GAPS protocol is the best approach.

The Gaps protocol has been designed to first; clean up and heal the digestive tract, so it stops being the primary source of toxicity in the body and becomes a source of nourishment, as it is supposed to be. Second, to remove toxicity already stored in various tissues in the body.  

To heal your gut and resolve any issues with histamine sensitivity, contact us here.

References; Gut and Psychology Syndrome Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci(neurology), MMedSci (nutrition)

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