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Histamine 101: The Basics of Histamine Intolerance with Lindsay Jost, APRN, FNC-P

Histamine 101: The Basics of Histamine Intolerance

Are you ready to take charge of your histamine intolerance? Schedule your free 20-minute discovery call with our New Patient Coordinator to see how you can become a patient at MaxWell Clinic and start your healing journey today.

Histamine intolerance is a real thing, but it’s often not well understood. The truth is that histamine intolerance affects so many people and can actually be a significant contributor to common symptoms such as food sensitivities, fatigue, headaches/migraines, joint pain, nasal congestion or sinus issues, leaky gut, digestive issues, and hormone imbalances.

Welcome to the world of histamine intolerance! In this article, we will explore the basics of histamine intolerance, its effects on the body, and how to manage it effectively. Histamine intolerance occurs when there is an overproduction of histamine in the body or an inability to break it down efficiently.

Watch the video to learn the basics of histamine tolerance, how histamine may be affecting your body and what you can do to easily reduce those high histamine levels.

Histamine is not evil! It has its purpose, and the intolerance to it or excess build-up of histamine can be like any other imbalance when too much of a good thing causes unwanted effects. If you’re one of the many people who experience high histamine levels, this group visit will give you the tools and knowledge to start feeling better. So cut through the confusion and learn how to take intentional steps towards rebalancing your own ecosystem. 

What is Histamine Intolerance?

Histamine intolerance is often misunderstood, as it is not a sensitivity or allergy to histamine itself. Instead, it is a result of the body producing excessive amounts of histamine, overwhelming its ability to break it down effectively. This key distinction is important to grasp when understanding the condition.

The Role of Histamine in the Body

Histamine is a natural compound found in various cells throughout the body. It acts as a stimulant, releasing adrenaline and activating different systems in the body. It can be found in white blood cells, such as mast cells and basophil cells, as well as in histaminergic neurons in the brain. Therefore, histamine can affect multiple aspects of the body, including the immune system, digestion, brain function, and more.

The Immune Response and Inflammatory Effects

The immune response is one of the most commonly known effects of histamine. When histamine is triggered to be released, it causes blood vessels to swell, alerting the immune system to defend the body against potential threats. This immediate inflammatory response can result in symptoms like swelling, itching, redness, and anaphylactic reactions in severe cases.

Symptoms of Histamine Excess

Histamine excess or the inability to break it down properly can lead to a range of symptoms. Some common symptoms of histamine intolerance include headaches, fatigue, flushing, anxiety, nausea, difficulty falling asleep, hives, irregular heart rate, and abnormal menstrual cycles. These symptoms can be diverse and often unrelated, making histamine intolerance difficult to diagnose.

Causes of Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance is commonly associated with a deficiency in the enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO), which is responsible for breaking down ingested histamine in the digestive tract. Factors like leaky gut, gluten intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), inflammation from conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can contribute to DAO deficiency.

Managing Histamine Intolerance

To manage histamine intolerance, it is essential to work with a healthcare practitioner who specializes in functional medicine. They can help identify the root causes and personalize a treatment plan. Elimination diets that remove high histamine foods temporarily can be beneficial until histamine and DAO levels return to normal. High histamine foods include alcohol, fermented foods and beverages, vinegar-containing foods, dairy, cured meats, dried fruits, shellfish, spinach, eggplant, and more.

Histamine-releasing foods, such as bananas, chocolate, tomatoes, pineapple, strawberries, papaya, gluten, and certain nuts, can also contribute to histamine overload. On the other hand, low-histamine foods, including fresh meat, non-citrus fruits, eggs, gluten-free grains, fresh vegetables, cooking oils, and herbs, can be consumed without exacerbating histamine intolerance.

Supporting Gut Health

Healing the gut is crucial in managing histamine intolerance, as DAO production primarily occurs in the intestinal lining. Resting the gut, specific supplementation, and addressing underlying gut issues can support healing. Supplementing with DAO and methyl donors like SAMe can assist in breaking down histamine effectively. However, it is crucial to consult with a healthcare practitioner for proper dosing and guidance.


Histamine intolerance can be a complex condition with various contributing factors. Working closely with a knowledgeable practitioner can help individuals navigate their unique situations and develop an effective treatment plan. By understanding histamine intolerance and its effects on the body, individuals can take proactive steps toward managing their symptoms and optimizing their well-being.

Are you ready to take charge of your health? Schedule your free 20-minute discovery call with our New Patient Coordinator to see how you can become a patient at MaxWell Clinic and start your healing journey today.

so welcome everybody this is histamine
101 the basics of histamine intolerance my name is lindsey jost i’m one of the nurse practitioners and clinicians who
works at the maxwell clinic and i would like to wholeheartedly welcome each and every one of you for spending your time
with us in throughout your busy lives whether it’s live in in this moment or when
you’re re-listening to it at a later time a couple of housekeeping things we want
to take care of right away i’m going to have everybody unmute unless you have a question please use the q a box which it
looks like i have one already so i’m
not able to access that that’s interesting um in the event the internet goes down we’ll switch to hotspots to
stay on for five to ten minutes and i’ll hop back in if there’s any reason why we need to um pause what we’re doing so
this presentation is going to be pretty data-heavy and so we’re going to rely on our slides for most of the presentation
uh as you’ll see it’s pulled up here so as i mentioned earlier histamine is a
really hot topic seasonally right now so as we moved over i don’t know if for
those of you who live in tennessee as we moved over from the spring months into the summer humidity tends to happen
seasonal allergies happen if you have not lived in nashville before and then you suddenly moved to nashville many people
talk about suddenly obtaining seasonal allergies and what’s really interesting about histamine intolerance in general i
think people get confused is that we actually are not going to be speaking about the seasonal allergies we are so
often referenced when we’re thinking about the word histamine we’re actually going to talk about histamine’s effects
on your body as a system so let’s get started
so what is histamine intolerance anyway well histamine intolerance specifically
is the overproduction of histamine in the body or the inability of the body to effectively break it down
so it’s not that you have a sensitivity to his domain but it’s an indication that you’ve developed too much of it so
that’s a really really big difference because when people think about histamine intolerance a lot of times they
relate that to oh i have a food allergy or a food sensitivity those are some common words that we use you know within
our practice in our day-to-day with our patients and that’s not the case it’s essentially your body making too much of
histamine and then it doesn’t know what to do with it it can’t break it down so you are not allergic to histamine nor
do you have a particular sensitivity to it it just means that there’s too much of it your body doesn’t really know what
to do so really really big but super important difference when you’re trying to understand what this even means
histamine intolerance has been something that’s been kind of creeping up and becoming more
aware of in our mainstream health media so it’s not
maybe as common as some of the other things that we’ve been hearing about lately but i think it will become more and more something that we need to
consider because it has a lot of effects and it really impacts every part of how
your body functions and so therefore it’s really important to dive into
so that’s great but what is histamine exactly like let’s just back up and break this down even further so
histamine is a wonderful compound uh it is something to revere not fear it is a
natural compound found within many cells of your body in fact histamine as a molecule is
incredibly stimulating your body releases histamine and all of a sudden you’re like oh i’m ready to go i’m that
mom that can lift the car off that baby if i need to because your adrenaline starts to surge because it active it’s a
really big activator in your system most commonly histamine can be found in a variety of your white blood cells such
as mast cells and basophil cells so for those of you who have maybe chosen this webinar because you’re
interested or already know a lot about histamine intolerance you’ve probably heard of mast cells before mast cell
stabilizer and mast cell syndrome you know mast cells and histamine tend to be a
pretty synonymous phrases so what that is exactly is you have red cells and
white blood cells within your body of those white blood cells there’s different types different sergeants and
lieutenants so to speak of your body’s immune system so mast cells themselves are a really big
cell and they hold a lot of different components the histamine is one of them and so histamine is released from the
white blood cells with different triggers additionally histamine can even act as a neurotransmitter when released from
histaminergic neurons within the synapses of the brain so histamine hangs out in your body and
it’s in your cells mostly your white blood cells but then there’s also different neurons within
your brain’s brain stem and central nervous system that holds little
receptor sites that are specific to histamine that when activated histamine can have effects on your brain as well
so it therefore it’s a molecule that’s really specific and how
um and special in that it can affect all these different aspects system-wide so not just the
you know coughing itchy ice sneezing that you may be most familiar with whenever you think about seasonal
allergies it has a um more dynamic effect in the body than i think
we commonly understand so histamine does what well with the majority of histamine
being located within the white blood cells of your body and the white cells being the backbone of your immune system
histamine has a role in our immune response so when you think of histamine think oh my immune system’s doing
something okay so it communicates messages to your brain as i just mentioned through those
receptor sites and the neurons whenever the histamine is bound then certain chemical messages are sent to your brain
to do certain things histamine can trigger the release of stomach acid to help digestion because
sometimes that is necessary whenever we’re having an immune response to help the body break down anything that it’s
not using actively after an injury or an allergic reaction as part of your immune system histamine
floods it’s released from the white cells and floods into the system why is that important because histamine
is a signal or it’s saying hey help you know immune system come we we have a problem here we really need you to come
and break down this inflammation so redness itching swelling a lot of people are aware of anaphylactic reactions
whenever the throat will start to close and you get short of breath or or localized if you get stung by a bee or a
wasp and you’re allergic to it you have this really big swelling going on there that’s histamine rushing into that
localized site causing that inflammation triggering your body to white blood cells to come and save the day do what
it does best which is thrive and be adaptable so when histamine gets too high or when it can’t break down properly it can
affect your normally bodily function that’s the main takeaway how hey this chemical compound has a lot of really
important effects and it can really affect me and how my brain my body works
so this picture um looks a little blurry which is unfortunate because it is so
informative uh i will talk it out for you a little bit um and for those of you who are not looking at a screen and may
be driving i’ll try to be as descriptive as possible please don’t look down uh watching this later so histamine is
in the center and what we’re essentially saying so there’s different types that there’s you know h1 h2h3
all you need to know because we’re not going to go down into breaking down the different subtypes of histamine today that may be another webinar
uh but what you need to know essentially is that history is in the center and that all these different areas that it
affects so we’ve got neurotransmitter release um we’ve got uh gastric acid secretion
as we mentioned smooth muscle contraction it can increase estrogen so it has hormone effects it increases
mucus secretion so it has that sort of drainage congestion-y feeling that you get sometimes when there’s environmental
allergies at play it increases the endothelial permeability of your cells making the cell
border and wall weaker which is not optimal or what we want so that’s something that’s really impactful
stimulates the neural receptor nerve cells and so that affects your skin we’ve got your respiratory tract so the
smooth muscle constriction can affect the uterus so histamine can actually cause abnormal periods crazy who knew
uh in the respiratory tract it can cause congestion of the nose and and sneezing which we talked about there’s shortness
of breath that can happen that’s more in the severe types of allergic responses but it’s
something that histamine does nonetheless we also have vasodilation so it affects our
cardiovascular system we’ve got neurotransmitter released our central nervous system is part of that too
and then different sort of bone marrow effects and leukocytes so what you’re essentially seeing here and the point of
this very complex diagram is to say histamine can have effects that you
would maybe never even think that was at the root cause of some of the symptoms you could be
experiencing so on the periphery of this as you can see it can contribute to nausea and
vomiting and headaches and dizziness and feeling blush and abnormal periods and metabolism and
diarrhea and stomach aches and cramps and these things that you go i would never think that because i skipped a
period this month that must mean because i have too much histamine that’s the fun of really getting to root
cause which is something we really specialize in at maxwell clinic as most of you know if you’re part of our maxwell care program is
really digging in to the root cause of what could be going on with these symptoms you’re experiencing
so what doesn’t histamine affect well we really didn’t leave anything out so history travels throughout your
bloodstream and can affect your gut your lungs your skin your brain and your entire cardiovascular system
and it can be really difficult to diagnose and that’s why because it has a wide range of problems and a wide range
of things that it impacts so it really doesn’t there really isn’t anything it doesn’t affect
this sounds familiar um it probably should so you’re probably most familiar
with the immune inflammatory effects of histamine as i’ve already talked about things like anaphylactic reactions
seasonal allergies so when histamine is triggered to be released it causes the blood vessels to swell or dilate
alerting your immune system to bring in the white blood cell artillery and defend as we talked about earlier so
histamine causes an immediate inflammatory response within the body so why this is important to
conceptualize and just let sink in for a minute so if histamine as a chemical
compound is released in the system it has immediate effects
so those effects can be something that is long
really severe as we talked about with having the shortness of breath or throat closing in the anaphylactic situation or
it can be a slow build up over time so your body could get a signal to release
histamine and then there’s just a little bit more in your system okay and it’s doing okay it’s it’s it’s functioning
for a while and then it gets another signal and releases a little bit more and it’s like okay but wait we already
had some histamine we’re still dealing with we’ve not properly taken care of that what are we gonna do now
and then another one another one another one and you can see where i’m going with this so your total load becomes
insurmountable and therefore your body suddenly has all this histamine without the proper tools to break it down and it
causes a lot of really significant symptoms for people
so what about antihistamines like claritin or zyrtec so many people are familiar with that so antihistamines
work by blocking the effects of histamine in the body so all it’s doing
is blocking the symptoms that you would feel from having histamine be released
so how this is accomplished is antihistamines block certain receptors that histamine would normally bind to to
create the symptom cascade so it’s all of a sudden your body’s going nope not available for that you can hang out
over here histamine i’m not going to recognize that you’re there because i have this blocker
and therefore you’re not really necessarily going to feel the effects but the thing is is antihistamines don’t
actually change the amount of histamine released by your body just the symptoms you experience so you still have all the
system you’re hanging out you just might not feel all the effects of having the histamine that you used to
so as we talked about in the beginning histamine is super activating which is why when you take antihistamines people
often feel tired or fatigued because the antihistamine is blocking that normal stimulating effect of histamine as a
compound just a little sidebar but something super interesting while we’re digging into what histamine is
so back to histamine intolerance the overproduction of histamine in the body or the inability of the body to
effectively break it down so again i am not allergic to histamine but i have too much of it
so how does the body break down excess histamine okay now i get it i have too much of it it’s built up in my system
okay what’s the deal where do we go from here so once formed histamine is either stored or it’s breaking down by an
enzyme the body doesn’t have a lot of function to store it long term so it’s most
effectively the excess is broken down by an enzyme that your body naturally has as well
so histamine in the central nervous system is primarily broken down by a really fancy scientific world called
word called n-methyltransferase which requires something called sam e
s adenomethalone um to
break down the detox of that so essentially all you need to know is okay so cme is required to effectively break
down histamine in the central nervous system got it okay so histamine in the digestive tract is
broken down by diane oxidase which is dao dao is the main enzyme responsible for
breaking down ingested histamine and guess what a lot of the histamine that is coming into your system is actually
ingested by the food that you eat so not just the environment that you’re in
although being in a basin geographically like nashville doesn’t necessarily help the
histamine total load however ingesting histamine rich foods definitely makes a difference so if
you’re deficient in dao or diamino oxidase you’ll likely have symptoms of histamine so supplementation with sami
as we talked about in dao is often helpful but we’ll talk about that here a little bit later
so common symptoms of histamine excess so what does it feel like if i have too much histamine well
headaches and migraines recurrent headaches and migraines are one of the most common symptoms of histamine excess
and having too much histamine in your body which is a really non-specific symptom because headaches and migraines could be
a symptom of a lot of other root causes but interesting nonetheless fatigue
get really exhausted from having too much histamine fluctuating body temperature
flushing in the face especially or even body doesn’t just have to be in the face of that flushing feeling especially with
alcohol most notably red wine red wine is one of the top offenders for having
them being the most histamine rich food or beverage product that you can
ingest anxiety and irritability like i said it’s stimulating and activating so
people have too much histamine they’re like oh it’s just too much nausea and vomiting as we talked about
from our past slide and that can actually be a symptom of having too much histamine
difficulty falling asleep and being easily aroused because of that activating chemical in your body that’s
just floating around in excess it’s really challenging to go into the rest and digest
section whenever you’re a you know side of life whenever your body is constantly in fight or flight
that can cause hypertension which is high blood pressure nasal congestion and sneezing as we talked about mucus production increases
so that’s a natural byproduct of having too much histamine vertigo and dizziness affects the central nervous system so um
fluid balance can be affected there having hives that’s a more common understanding of histamine irregular
heart rate and the abnormal menstrual cycle as we talked about so a lot of these symptoms can actually
histamine can contribute to the development of so what causes histamine intolerance as
we talked about is the lack of the ability to break down the histamine excess and an increased histamine load
so one of the most common reasons that the body is unable to break down excess histamine is actually due to a dao
enzyme deficiency not the need for additional cme as we talked about
well what causes a dao deficiency so okay so i have all these symptoms i think i might have too much histamine
i’m probably not effectively breaking it down because i don’t have enough diamino oxidase what does that mean
well and why does that happen dao deficiencies can come from a damage to
the surface lining of your gut because most of the dao enzyme is produced in
the intestinal winding of a healthy gut so what would cause dao enzyme to not be
available leaky gut is a huge one gluten intolerance so if you’re
constantly having an offender you’re eating something that’s causing your gut wall to be inflamed it’s going to cause
the pockets to separate and not be a heel and sealed gut wall lining which
causes uh other molecules to come in and so the
actual villi of the gut is ineffective at creating dao which is what it’s
designed to do naturally small intestinal bowel overgrowth which
is a sibo which is a bacterial overgrowth can cause uh gao deficiencies for the same reasons inflammation from
crohn’s ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease and medications insets non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin our major offenders and these are things that people take every
day sometimes so every time you’re taking that ibuprofen for your back pain you’re actually damaging the gut wall
lining which therefore means that there’s a variety of things that are good for your body dao included as well
as having a healthy gut wall for immune function that is being damaged so you’re actually causing more long-term symptoms
it’s a it’s a really tricky tricky dancing situation
so here’s a picture to kind of illustrate what i was talking about so up on the left you have a healthy
intestinal lining in the gut and you can see it’s flourishing it’s not super puffy or inflamed
this is the most optimal environment for a dao to be produced
you get a hit and you get inflamed for a variety of reasons there’s a lot of causes of leaky gut and that’s a webinar
that we will be putting out at a different time but if you have an inflammation the damaged intestinal
lining as you can see to the right doesn’t have that those beautiful microvilli available to be functioning
well to produce the dao so when leaky gut happens as you can see below there’s
those gap junctions and different undigested food particles and toxins get into the bloodstream which causes
sometimes that can contribute to autoimmune disorders and a lot of other cascading issues but first and foremost
when we’re talking about this particular topic the dieno-oxidase enzyme can’t be produced in the villi of the gut
which means histamine can’t be broken down so other things that cause a dao
deficiency dao blocking foods so alcohol is really big at this as well as energy drinks and tea
at actually blocking the production of dao within your body
and then as irony would have it so there’s histamine modifying agents that actually affect dao production
so how ironic is this if you’ll notice antihistamines like allegran zyrtec and
benadryl are mentioned on here so when i take an antihistamine
i am blocking these symptoms of histamine i still have histamine in my
body and i am affecting the production of dao at being able to break down the
histamine access that i have so antihistamines are really challenging and i’m not promoting not to take them
i’m merely educating as far as how tricky the effects are from a long-term
perspective because it actually can although your symptoms are a little better they can’t affect how well your
body is able to break down the histamine that is still building up and occurring
because you might be blocking the dao production there’s other things other
pharmaceutical agents like pepcid and zantac some common antidepressants like zoloft and prozac
that can affect yao production and there’s a couple other uh pharmaceuticals stone here like
plaquenil and embryo and then sometimes people have genetic variants that just decrease the body’s ability to break
down histamine that are out of their control
so okay this has been really informative and now i think i might have histamine
excess what do we do about it how do we treat histamine intolerance well first thing to do is to work with your maxwell care
practitioner to find the root cause so i would encourage you to at your next
visit bring this up and say hey could this be a part of what’s going on with me i’d
really like to look into this further because as we notice there’s a lot of potential root causes for what could be
contributing to a histamine access and there’s some tests that we offer at our clinic to check your hit your histamine
levels specifically how permeable your gut is and if you have an histamine access or low dao we can actually
measure those things it’s really informative and so your max skill care practitioner can walk you down that path
and really personalize the treatment plan for you to maximize your healing
and well-being so the second thing that we do is we can remove high histamine foods from
like elimination diet sort of so we take high histamine foods out for a period of time
if you’re currently suffering from histamine tolerance you may not have to avoid these foods forever which is great it can be a short-term solution until
your histamine and dao levels return to their optimal ranges and depending on your unique
situation you may find that you tolerate some foods better than others that are on the list for that so we’re really about doing things for a
period of time to give your body a chance to reset and optimize
in in the best way possible because it already knows how to best support you and thrive and and be
well so whoa whoa whoa wait we’re talking about removing foods we gotta talk about
this which foods are high in histamine oh so
some of the most delicious foods are high in histamine but that doesn’t mean again that you’re
without these these experiences or foods within your diet forever this may be a short-term solution and in fact it may
just be a fun experiment to play and run to see hey how do i respond and is this something i’m actually sensitive to so
alcohol is really high in histamine so this list of foods are the foods that they
themselves when you consume them contain a higher level of histamine so as you
are ingesting them you are putting additional histamine into your body so alcohol and all fermented beverages
that includes your kombuchas and all fermented foods so your kimchi’s
and your sauerkraut and things like that vinegar containing foods olives and pickles
all dairy and cured meats so your turkey jerky or beef jerky and things
like that dried fruit so dried raisins dried apricots dried mangoes smoked fish
anchovies tuna sardines avocados avocados when they are to the point of
being really over ripe avocados that are more tough
when you cut through them to have a less amount of histamine overall
spinach eggplant and shellfish these are a list of some of the foods that are high in histamine themselves
so then we have another category that’s important to be aware of so histamine releasing foods so when you ingest these
foods it encourages your body to release more histamine so alcohol is on this
list i know i mentioned earlier in this webinar but red wine is our top offender
beer is a really big one and champagne those fermented alcohols would be on the histamine containing
list uh alcohol for histamine releasing would be you know you’re distilled your vodkas your your bourbons your things of
that nature um there is a little bit of a separation between some that have more impact than others so histamine
releasing foods include banana and chocolate and tomatoes pineapple strawberries papaya all your citrus
fruits gluten is a big one i don’t think a lot of people realize and then walnuts
cashews and peanuts are the three the top nuts that release histamine
low histamine foods because you go okay so then what am i gonna eat well
all kinds of things fresh meat and freshly caught fish all of your non-citrus fruits you’ve got eggs you’ve
got a whole slew of gluten gluten-free grains such as quinoa and rice dairy substitutes there are so many out there
now the coconut milks and almond milks of the world fresh vegetables aside from the tomatoes and avocado spinach and
eggplant that we listed earlier and then cooking oils which is olive oil and herbs i invite you to celebrate and
really get into fresh herbs because they’re so they have medicinal qualities it’s they bring food and zest or flavor
to your food and zest to your experience and it’s um they are
absolutely on the low histamine food list so going back to okay so that that’s an
option so the first thing i’m going to do is i’m going to work with my maxwell practitioner okay got it then okay i could try removing some high histamine
foods and see how i do that’s great um other things so healing the gut as we
saw from all of our images earlier healing the gut is really important when it comes to histamine and histamine
excess and intolerance so it’s often a long-term task because we’re healing that tissue that’s
being used every single day so you’re going to work closely with your practitioner to get guidance and your
efforts to accomplish so your time isn’t wasted um it could involve some some gut
rest it could involve some specific supplementation we personalize all of our recommendations for each of our
patients and so it will really depend on on you and everything that we need to do to support you
another thing we can do is we can add supplemental dao as i mentioned earlier so dino oxidase does come in a
supplemental form it is our product through it is his stayed his
state is fantastic at um helping really degrade food derived histamine uh
sometimes in the beginning if we’re really dealing with a strong histamine intolerance we’ll have you take that you
know um up to two capsules three times a day before meals it’s best taken before
meals so that the dao can be in your system and then food can come in and it can help um
break down that additional histamine while your body and gut is healing uh so we sell that online and it’s a
phenomenal product uh some people won’t need to take his stay that long and forever at that dose
but they can then use it throughout their life as they start to integrate histamine-rich foods back into their diet so just before you have alcohol or
just before you have that piece of chocolate or something of that nature um a really ripe avocado you’ll take a
couple his staid and then enjoy your meal without fear because you know that um
it’ll be there to support your your gut along the way so other supplement supplement things
that um often help is methyl donors to assist in the breakdown of histamine so the best for this is sami mentioned
earlier um others that are useful are
5-methyltetrahydrofolate or methylcobalamin in the methyl b12 form but the proper dosing and form that you
need specifically it should be discussed with your practitioner so they can best guide you our sami product is fantastic and it
looks like this uh and it is a really unique product and the fact that it is best absorbed under the tongue and come
in little powder sachets and you sprinkle a little under the tongue you can get a little tart and you let it dissolve and
and then ingest it that way but it’s a phenomenal product that has a lot of benefits outside of even just in the
histamine world so i want to thank you i want to thank you for your time
and thank you for your attention and i hope i was able to provide some learning opportunity and and welcome
everybody into the world of histamine intolerance and exactly what that means and what that is so you can have a
little bit of a better idea and i’m going to switch over to a q a
um so i’ve got could high levels of histamine over time
be a root cause of thyroid conditions like hashimoto’s you know i think it absolutely could
contribute to the development of hashimoto’s because hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition
and as i mentioned in the slides earlier whenever you have that leaky gut while
an inefficient dao production and food particles get into the bloodstream it can cause an autoimmune
loop and that could include the thyroid as well so high histamine levels can contribute to your body’s inflammation
overall inflammation can absolutely contribute to thyroid dysfunction
do natural histam another question do natural histamine supplements like nasanol or feng grey of impact histamine
or natural supplements like nasal or fenugree impact histamine i don’t know if you mean
make it higher or if help it lower but i don’t know of a direct correlation
between nasal and it affecting lowering histamine maisonal is a phenomenal um nasal
decongestant a lot of chinese herbs and um that should decrease your congestion but
that shouldn’t affect your histamine levels another question what type of test is for histamine great question so
one of my most favorite tests is a blood test it’s a specialty kit
it’s offered by a company called precision point labs and they take a sample of your blood and you actually
make sure you’re off antihistamines for days before this test is taken and um it
from the blood plasma sample it will actually measure the amount of histamine that you have
uh within your system it’ll also measure your gao levels and it’ll give us lipo polysaccharide uh antibodies so
it’ll tell us how leaky your gut is and i would definitely encourage you if you
think that this might be something that’s a part of your what you’re experiencing to ask your maximal care
practitioner to it’s about ordering that and diving into this further because it’s a phenomenal test
um and could you please give an online resource for low histamine foods absolutely we
have an incredible histamine handout that we have at the through the clinic and i will work
with our team uh our marketing team to try to see if there’s a way that we can make that readily accessible to
everybody following this webinar make sure i
do not have any other questions i think we’re good thank you all again
for your time today it was a joy to be with you and we from all of us at maxwell clinic we deeply appreciate your
um time and participating participation in the community that is maxwell care
and all the patients that we get to serve i hope you have a wonderful day whatever day and time this is and we’ll
see you next time [Music]

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Lindsay Jost, APRN, FNP-C

Lindsay Jost, APRN, FNP-C is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner whose enthusiasm for comprehensive care, unique intuitive insights and clinical experience creates an instant feeling of connection.