As we enter the season of spring – pollens, allergens and antihistamines become the talk of the town. But did you know that you may have year-round histamine intolerance?
Histamine is an organic compound involved in several essential bodily functions where normal levels of histamines are vital to human life. When this chemical builds up in your body, it can start to be problematic. Symptoms of histamine intolerance include diarrhea, chronic headaches, irregular heart rate, rashes/ itching, sneezing, dizziness, fatigue and many many more.
When functioning well, histamine is an important part of the immune system. It activates the immune system against allergens, toxins, and pathogens and participates in managing our most basic health needs. But when histamine is overactive or a person does not have the best genetic pathways to process this multipurpose compound, it can become destructive and cause a wide variety of symptoms
The first step to diagnosing a histamine intolerance usually involves ruling out other medical issues and allergies. An elimination diet may be recommended as well as checking for any food intolerances and allergies. Changing your diet to avoid high histamine foods is one of the best things you can do to reduce your overall histamine levels.
Work with our wellness consultant to get to the bottom of your symptoms, remove possible triggers and support your health through proper supplementation and dietary changes.