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Healing Histamine Intolerance

Study Type:

Member Story

Patient Sex:

Male

Patient Ethnicity:

Asian

Patient Age:

12

Published Date:

24/01/2020

Conditions:

Abdominal Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Migraine

Therapies:

Functional Medicine, Diet Therapy

Duration of Therapy:

1 year

Outcome:

Very Poor Poor Fair Good Very Good

Medical History

My son has been suffering from a variety of gastrointestinal related symptoms from birth:

(i) abdomina pain

(ii) bloating 

(iii) flushing 

(iv) dry skin


These symptoms show up after eating any foods that contain dairy, gluten, histamine or glutamates. Most of these symptoms are common for any type of food intolerance so it is difficult to pinpoint the root cause.

If you are new these intolerances here is a good article to get some background: https://mummyandchild.com/intolerances/histamine/

 

Summary

The diagnosis of the condition was done using an "elimination diet". Even though there are many tests out there these days, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the gold standard is an elimination diet. This is performed by removing high histamine foods for 30 days and then slowly re-introducing them one at a time. If your symptoms resolve then you most likely have histamine intolerance (or can be applied to any type of food sensitivity). Once the condition was diagnosed, the treatment was:

(i) Stabilize your mast cells by eating blueberry, pomegranate, parsley etc


(ii) Take binders to get rid of the histamine and toxins from the body


(iii) Eat a low histamine diet https://mummyandchild.com/histamine-foods 


(iv) Eat a rotational diet - this is the most important advice I can give ...Many of the folks tend to be on a diet that is low in nutrition that eventually led to nutritional deficiencies and that goes into a vicious cycle


(v) Heal and seal your gut - use supplements to boost your Vitamin b6, b12, vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, probiotics https://mummyandchild.com/how-probiotics-can-help-histamine-intolerance/

(vI) Support your methylation - take supplements such as Calcium d-glucarate, glutathione, 

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