From May 31st eNewsletter
DID YOU KNOW that a new study in Nutrients confirms the beneficial effects of a combination of supplemental nutrients for chronic stress? You may be familiar with them ;)
Results of the randomized, placebo-controlled study found significantly less pain perception (which is a major issue for those suffering from chronic stress), as well as daytime dysfunction due to sleepiness. For those who are unaware, rhodiola rosea is a well tolerated root that we often recommend for anxiety. L-Theanine is a well-tolerated constituent of green tea that assists with focus and relaxation.
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Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Continue your immune support year-round. For more information, refer to our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.
Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 The official diagnosis for post-COVID syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor is suffering from PCS, diligently following our Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.
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The Thing About Histamine
Steve: We have discussed histamine several times in past issues, but t is an important issue that warrants further understanding and clarity. Histamine intolerance is a real thing, even though for a while it became the "issue du jour" in the integrative health world. However, with COVID-19, the focus on histamine has become that much more important. Histamine is mostly known for when we have an extreme allergic reaction. However, this is just one of many things that releases histamine daily. It is now believed that over-production of histamine is one of the key inflammatory agents that lead to severe COVID-19. Simply, it is the tsunami of histamine production that causes hysterical inflammation everywhere. And in those suffering from post-COVID syndrome, excess histamine production continues to be an issue. That is why some practitioners are using OTC antihistamines or natural histamine balancing substances for post-COVID syndrome. Histamine intolerance is a condition where histamine production becomes dysfunctional for myriad reasons and creates myriad maladies, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Detecting who may be at risk or currently suffering from histamine intolerance must be detected by a knowledgable health professional. If you try to avoid histamine from food and the environment yourself, without guidance, you will quickly be discouraged and may do more harm than good. Here are two things we assess for histamine intolerance:
Do you have true food allergies and environmental allergies? This needs to be discerned first. If you eat foods that you are allergic to, or eat foods that cross-react with your environmental allergens, your histamine production may be chronically high.
Symptoms may be linked to overproduction of histamine and/or deficiency in enzymes that break down histamine. DAO enzyme allows us to clear histamine. Those with a genetic predisposition to poor breakdown frequently have histamine-related issues. We have also seen these individuals more susceptible to severe COVID-19. Our Pure Genomics genetic assessment screens for the histamine enzyme efficiency.
There are numerous tactics that help minimize histamine overproduction, including a supplemental enzyme to break it down, but all of this must be done on an individualized basis.