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Abuzz Over Histamine Intolerance

From eNewsletter 6/26/2019

DID YOU KNOW that a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine found in older women, taking as few as 4,400 steps per day was significantly associated with lower risk of death compared to taking 2,700 steps per day?


Risk of death continued to decrease with more steps taken, but leveled off at around 7,500 steps per day, less than the 10,000 steps default goal in many wearables. However, the more steps you take helps your fitness and energy burning capability.


ABUZZ OVER HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE

Steve: A friend claims she has a histamine intolerance. A cousin says he's on a histamine diet. If you haven't heard histamine intolerance bandied about lately, you will at some point.


The purpose of addressing histamine is to reduce symptoms related to the overproduction of, or inability to break down, histamine. Bloating, IBS, increased allergic and intolerance symptoms, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome are some of the maladies related to histamine imbalance.

There are several ways to detect if a histamine imbalance exists. Before we break it down, you first should understand histamine.


Histamine's Functions

Histamine is part of the immune response for neutralizing foreign pathogens, particles, and more. Produced by basophils and mast cells, histamine is most famous for inducing the insufferable allergic response to airborne or food allergens. This response is necessary for our survival. However, when histamine is overproduced or is not broken down properly, chronic issues follow.


Why are we hearing more about histamine issues now?


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