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Do you suffer from hay fever or seasonal allergies?

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Allergy Season Understanding Histamine

Understanding Histamine Imbalance, Antihistamines, and Inflammation

Do you suffer from hay fever or seasonal allergies, especially during springtime? The blooming season can be a nightmare with symptoms like itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, and relentless sneezing. And when your antihistamines aren’t providing relief, the underlying issue might be a histamine imbalance.

What is Histamine?

Histamine is an inflammatory compound produced by mast cells, a type of immune cell. It plays a crucial role in the body's response to allergens and pathogens. Our bodies produce histamine, but we also ingest it from certain foods. Problems arise when there's an overproduction or insufficient breakdown of histamine, potentially leading to conditions like Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).

Symptoms of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

  • Brain fog

  • Sinus congestion

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Indigestion

  • Skin issues: rashes, eczema, swelling, itching

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Heartburn/reflux

  • Palpitations and chest pain

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety, irritability, and depression

  • Joint pain

Our Histamine Bucket

Diet and Histamine

If you experience these symptoms, reducing high-histamine foods might provide relief. Here are some common culprits:

  • Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, miso, soy sauce, and tempeh are high in histamine due to fermentation.

  • Aged Cheeses: Parmesan, blue cheese, cheddar, and similar cheeses contain high histamine levels.

  • Smoked or Cured Meats: Bacon, sausage, salami, and other processed meats.

  • Shellfish: Shrimp, crab, and lobster can be high in histamine, especially if not fresh.

  • Alcoholic Beverages: Wine, beer, and champagne contain histamine from fermentation.

  • Dried Fruits: Raisins, prunes, figs, and other dried fruits often accumulate histamine.

  • Leftovers: Foods stored for several days can develop higher histamine levels.

Recommendations for Managing Histamine Imbalance

  • Quercetin: A plant compound found in apples, asparagus, onions, and broccoli that supports normal histamine metabolism and has anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Stinging Nettle: Known to promote a normal inflammatory response, nettle tea is a convenient option available in most grocery stores.

  • Baicalin Skullcap: Helps inhibit inflammatory responses and supports immune function.

  • NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine): Supports healthy respiratory and cellular function.

Supplements to Consider

  • Histamine Digest (Formerly Histamine Block): Supports normal histamine levels.

  • Quercetin and Nettles: Provides anti-inflammatory and antihistamine benefits.

  • NAC: An amino acid that acts as a precursor to glutathione, the body's most powerful antioxidant.

  • Magnesium Bis-Glycinate with L-Taurine: Addresses magnesium deficiency, promoting muscle relaxation and pain relief.

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Maintaining a balanced histamine level is key to managing symptoms and improving your overall well-being. If you’re experiencing persistent issues, it might be time to adjust your diet and consider supplements that support histamine metabolism and inflammatory responses.

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Dealing with allergies can be challenging, especially when traditional methods fall short. Understanding your body’s specific needs is key to finding effective relief. This is where the ZYTO Balance Bioscan comes into play.

What is a ZYTO Balance Bioscan?

The ZYTO Balance Bioscan is an advanced tool that can help assess your body’s biological preferences. By scanning various biomarkers, the Bioscan identifies specific areas where your body might need support. This can be particularly useful in managing allergies, inflammation, and other related health issues.

How Can It Help with Allergies?

When you undergo a ZYTO Balance Bioscan, the system measures your body’s response to various digital signatures of items like foods, supplements, and environmental factors. This helps pinpoint what your body is asking for support in. For allergies, this means identifying:

  • Histamine levels: Understand how your body is managing histamine and what might be contributing to imbalances.

  • Immune system stress: Detect if your immune system is under stress and needs specific nutrients or interventions.

  • Inflammation markers: Determine areas of inflammation that might be linked to your allergy symptoms.

Benefits of ZYTO Balance Bioscan

  • Personalized Insights: Get a tailored report on what your body needs to better handle allergies and related symptoms.

  • Targeted Support: Receive recommendations on supplements, dietary changes, and lifestyle adjustments that can help reduce allergy symptoms.

  • Holistic Approach: Integrate the findings with other natural therapies for a comprehensive approach to managing your health.

Gwen Krehbiel, Owner & CNHP

Schedule Your Bioscan Today!

Don’t let allergies control your life. Discover what your body is asking for with a ZYTO Balance Bioscan. Book your appointment today and take the first step towards a clearer, more comfortable life.

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Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment. Medical conditions require medical care.

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May 28
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Great article. I can personally tell you that histamine levels can get better. Gwen's article is spot on with the content and supplement suggestions and the ZYTO food scan really hones in on the missing puzzle pieces.

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