Excess Histamine causes you to become Allergic: Joshua Goldstein L.Ac. Ridgewood Bergen County NJ
When people think of seasonal allergies, they cringe at the idea of pollen as pollen is a famous trigger for allergies. But what many people don’t know is why your body becomes allergic in the first place! Here are surprising ways your body becomes allergic!
You need to understand that too much histamine is a sign you’re your immune system is over-reacting are overly sensitive to the environmental triggers. Treatment is to use anti-histamines to block the body from the over reaction of the histamine response. However, it leaves the body prone to more allergies in another season and never actually corrects the hyper reactive immune system, the root cause of the condition.
Eating and drinking the wrong things!: Eating lots of seafood and drinking wine and can induce higher levels of histamine in your body. So if you are dealing with allergic reactions, it is wise to avoid eating seafood and cease from drinking red wine until your allergy clears up.
Not allowing enough recovery time between injuries: If you suffered an injury recently- road warrior injury, car accident, sport’s injury or a slip and fall, or surgery for example, your body is trying to heal the damaged tissue by releases more histamine. This is a normal process. The natural tendency is for your body to feel tired more and a desire to sleep more. If you are more determined than ever to not let this injury slow you down, you are doing more damage than good. Besides possible re-injury of the body part, not allowing the body to rest, will trigger the body to produce abnormally higher levels of histamine, and will cause chronic inflammation. Resting properly, allows the body not to peak with histamine release. Histamine naturally makes you less alert, and so you should allow for feelings of wanting to sleep more.
Imbalance of Women’s hormones: Your hormones can be worsening your allergies! Many histamine releasing cells can be sensitized by estrogen. When women are close to menopause, their progesterone level drops dramatically and their estrogen level fluctuates, creating the condition called “estrogen dominance”. Estrogen dominance also affects women during their menstruating years as well. Estrogen dominance is also caused by eating meats and chicken that are fed the extra hormones to bulk it up (estrogen substances in the food are absorbed by and passed into the body). It can also be caused by high sugar intake, too much coffee, obesity, environmental pollution, alcoholism, non-ovulation cycles, and post-partum hormone changes. That is why women tend to develop different kinds of allergies and autoimmune diseases during their periods of hormone changes such as puberty, pregnancy, or menopause if the histamine level is too high.
You need to understand that too much histamine is a sign that your immune system is over-reacting. Your body is becoming overly sensitive to the environmental triggers. Treatment is to use anti-histamines to block the body from the over reaction of the histamine response. However, it leaves the body prone to more allergies in another season and never actually corrects the hyper reactive immune system, the root cause of the condition.
Some ways to reduce histamine in the body:
1.Don’t drink wine or beers and no seafood during seasonal allergy periods.
2.Get more rest if you’ve suffered an injury. If you are not recuperating from an injury, science shows that mast cells are more reactive only when you are awake but totally quieted down, when you are asleeep. Do some breathing exercises to relax your mind so you produce less histamine. Additionally, get more sleep. Try turning in 30-minutes earlier than usual 3 nights a week.
3. If you are a woman, help balance your hormones with B vitamins.Particularly you want to take extra B5, magnesium and start eating more free range non hormones meats and chickens.
Speak to your practitioner about other ways to accomplish lowering histamine in your body this season!
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