Histamine and Cystitis

Histamine and Cystitis

PLEASE SHARE:   Histamine contributes to the pain and inflammation in bladder conditions including painful bladder syndrome / interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC). You don’t have to have PBS/IC to experience bladder irritation from histamines. Many patients describe...
Histamine & Anxiety

Histamine & Anxiety

PLEASE SHARE:Insomnia, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating……these are all symptoms of histamine related anxiety. Histamine is commonly known for its role in allergic reactions, but what many people don’t realise is that histamine functions as a...
Histamine and SIBO

Histamine and SIBO

PLEASE SHARE:Bloating, abdominal pain, belching, reflux, diarrheoa and/or constipation, headaches, migraines, skin flushing, hives, eczema……..these are SOME of the symptoms of SIBO and histamine.   What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Growth (SIBO) occurs...
MTHFR & Histamine

MTHFR & Histamine

PLEASE SHARE:There are so may links between MTHFR & Histamine intolerance that it really deserves it’s own blog post. I’ve made this post very simple, as I want to guide you step by step.   Here we go…..   The MTHFR Gene governs the MTHFR enzyme which...
Oestrogen and Histamine – a vicious cycle

Oestrogen and Histamine – a vicious cycle

PLEASE SHARE:Insomnia, headaches, migraines, PMS mood swings, heavy periods, painful periods, breast tenderness, anxiety, hives, itchy skin, urgency to urinate, flushing. These are all symptoms of women suffering from histamine intolerance. Why women more so than men?...
Histamine & Migraines

Histamine & Migraines

PLEASE SHARE:Red wine, oranges, chocolate, aged cheese are all common food triggers of migraine. What do these foods have in common? They are all high in histamine! Histamine increases nitric oxide, which causes vasodilation (ie expansion) of blood vessels....
Eczema – the histamine link

Eczema – the histamine link

PLEASE SHARE: Researchers from La Jolla Institute for Allergy in California have finally revealed for the first time in humans that mast cell release of histamine is a key trigger of eczema. We have long understood that eczema is an immunological condition, whereby...
MTHFR and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

MTHFR and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

PLEASE SHARE: I have been treating a lot of women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) lately. The more I see of this debilitating condition, the more I am becoming convinced it’s an MTHFR and methylation issue (you can read more about MTHFR here) What we...
High and Low Homocysteine

High and Low Homocysteine

PLEASE SHARE: The ideal level of homocysteine is 7. High homocysteine is not good and low homocysteine is not good. With all my MTHFR patients, Homocysteine is the first marker I look at. It is a key component in the methylation cycle, involved in 3 important...
Vitamin B12 & Depression

Vitamin B12 & Depression

PLEASE SHARE: Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for the proper functioning of the nervous system. It is involved in the synthesis of protein structures in the myelin sheath and nerve cells. B12 is essential for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine for the...