Written by: Seeking Health
You want to have a choice in what you eat.
With histamine intolerance, you don’t have a choice.
Like so many biochemicals, histamine is a double-edged sword. We depend on it – but too much of it can cause a multitude of health problems.
Histamine is a substance that acts like an alarm system. It tells us when there is something dangerous in our bodies – bacteria, infection, viruses. Histamine signals our immune cells to fight off the alien substance. When there is no longer a need for the alarm system, enzymes in the body come in to stop it – they get rid of the excess histamine. In the gut, this enzyme is called DAO.
Due to genetics, antibiotics, stress, poor diets or disease, some of us have less-than-satisfactory DAO - so the histamine alarm is unable to turn off. With excess histamine running around in our bodies, it causes an over-sensitivity to the substance, hence, histamine intolerance.
Eating histamine-containing foods, such as fermented foods, seafood, or even leftovers from last night’s dinner, can wreak havoc in those with histamine intolerance, causing inflammation, runny nose, insomnia, headaches, skin rash, etc.
Some symptoms, like a stuffy or runny nose, are so common that this condition can easily go undiagnosed. Other symptoms like swollen tongues or intense migraines resemble an allergic reaction, causing us to avoid the food altogether.
The problem is, we are avoiding some foods that are healthy and beneficial to our bodies such as bone broth, sauerkraut, and citrus.
Supplemental DAO has previously been the “go-to” when you need a quick fix after eating histamine-containing foods. It has allowed people to eat foods again that they were unable to for a long time due to histamine intolerance. But consuming supplemental DAO, while it may get rid of the food-derived histamine, is not sustainable. It will not strengthen your gut’s natural response to histamine. You have to depend on it to eat certain foods.
So how do we naturally replenish the DAO in our bodies, or increase our body’s tolerance to histamine?
There may not be an easy answer, but there is something you can consider to support your gut’s ability to respond to food-derived histamine - bacteria.
Yes, good bacteria.
The gut wall is full of bacteria that help to filter out the “bad”, and bring in the “good” through the intestinal barriers. It also contains DAO to help process histamine.
However, with an increase in toxins, chemicals, stress and poor diets, this good bacteria can be diminished, and the gut wall compromised. Probiotics are the good bacteria that help to enforce your intestinal wall. A healthy intestinal wall can protect the body from excess histamine getting into your bloodstream. In healthy individuals, 99% of histamine that is brought into the body via the digestive tract is prevented from ever entering into circulation!
Probiotics can help to support microflora which in turn suresponse to excess histamine. Choosing the right probiotic can be difficult. Seeking Health has recently released a new probiotic, ProBiota HistaminX, which contains strains to help support your gut flora’s ability to respond to food-derived histamine.†
Each serving contains 10+ billion CFUs in acid-resistant capsules, so they get past your stomach to where they need to be – your gut. †
Finally, the search is over!
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