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Published Date
January 24, 2020
Study Type
Member Story
Patient Sex
Male
Patient Ethnicity
Asian
Patient Age
12
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
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, read on.

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 

(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

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

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