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Kefir: may stabilise mast cells and lower histamine

0 Comments 03 February 2016

Tweet Fermented foods may block diamine oxidase (DAO) one of the histamine degrading enzymes. That’s why  a while back I wrote a post with some tips on how to create histamine friendlier home ferments to try and help heal the gut. This week I have some more exciting news: another study on rice based kefir […]

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Antihistamine medication reduces IBS symptoms

0 Comments 20 January 2016

Tweet Researchers at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium have published a new study in the journal Gastroenterology on their findings that antihistamines may be the answer for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome [1]. As I shared in the Low Histamine 101 Guide, while it has long been known that IBS sufferers have higher […]

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Dr. Diana Driscoll interview: vagus nerve and POTS/mast cell activation

0 Comments 12 January 2016

Tweet In our interview Dr. Diana Driscoll of POTScare shares how she and her family overcome Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and mast cell activation (MCAS/D) thanks to her groundbreaking research into the vagus nerve. Don’t miss the end of our chat where Dr. Driscoll shares information on a supplement she has created […]

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Beauty, Research & News

Allergy symptoms and hair loss (but don’t forget iron)

0 Comments 06 January 2016

Tweet Those with hair loss combined with allergy like symptoms who do not test positive for allergies (via IgE) may have high levels of inflammatory mediators like histamine, prostaglandins and/or interleukins. These inflammatory molecules are found in mast cells in the human body and are usually released as needed, but those with chronic allergies, high overall IgE level, histamine intolerance, […]

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Recipes

Happy New Year!

0 Comments 30 December 2015

Tweet After almost two years of not drinking I discovered that indulging here and there responsibly allowed me to have a normal social life. The modest amount imbibed is a fine trade off for letting my hair down and getting my groove on. Though I do enjoy a cocktail, it has to be a specific mix! […]

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Recipes, Research & News

Barberry helps leaky gut

0 Comments 29 December 2015

Tweet                                                                         Dried barberries According to the University of Maryland Medical Center website barberry has been used for over 2500 years to […]

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Recipes

Coconut crème brûlée

0 Comments 22 December 2015

Tweet Coconut crème brûlé, one of my favourite holiday recipes of the last few years is now live at Beauty and Wellbeing, my new favourite natural beauty and living online magazine. You’ll find it here. This recipe can be found in the 100 ebook pages of anti-inflammatory and antihistamine ingredient rich holiday main courses, sides […]

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Holidays

The gifting guide

0 Comments 15 December 2015

Tweet Shopping for histamine intolerance folks is never a walk in the park, so please spare a thought for your beloved who’s currently scratching their head over what to buy. While most wouldn’t turn up their nose up at a (non-conflict) diamond necklace, a well-thought out basket of healing essentials tells you some mental elbow grease […]

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Recipes

Christmas Menu 2015

0 Comments 11 December 2015

Tweet There’s no end of upsides to traveling for most of the year. There are however a number of downsides to working while traveling. Sometimes it yields amazing success: my discovery of morninga and baobab oil, my buckling down to meditate finally, and others a busted oven, parcels of kitchen equipment lost in transit and exploding […]

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Interviews

Harvard neuroscientist Dr. Michael Van ElZakker: chronic fatigue vagus nerve link

0 Comments 08 December 2015

Tweet In today’s interview Harvard and Tufts neuroscientist Dr. Michael Van ElZakker shares his fascinating new paper Chronic Fatigue from Vagus Nerve Infection: A Psychoneuroimmunological Hypothesis. His hypothesis proposes that an infection of the vagus nerve can cause greatly exaggerated chronic sickness responses like fatigue, pain and more. Our interview also touches on the mast cell […]

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