This blog post is a series of three blog posts looking at the use of enzymes in healing. This blog post is on systemic enzymes, the next two will be on digestive and other specialized enzymes. Enzymes are types of proteins that speed up chemical reactions that take place in cells. They play critical roles […]
Over the last ten years, significant advances in microbiome sequencing have enabled real breakthroughs in our understanding of the microbiome. We must now divide our knowledge between old-world and new-world thinking. Old-world thinking was based on researching single microbes, which was all we could afford to study. Much of this research is compromised, in my […]
The realization that Metformin blocks the diamine oxidase enzyme led me to research the medicines that cause histamine intolerance. Diamine oxidase is the enzyme within the intestine that breaks down biogenic amines (including histamine). When the level of histamine consumption exceeds the capacity of diamine oxidase to break it down, histamine intolerance occurs. By blocking […]
Binders are a crucial part of any healing protocol. Binders are essentially insoluble fibers. While dietary fiber is essential in daily detoxification, selective binders increase the excretion of specific toxins. The process of detoxification is a multi-stage process that involves mobilizing, transforming, and eliminating toxins. When the liver processes toxins, they get bound to […]
A lot has changed in the last decade. We can now map the whole microbiome for a minimal cost. This has allowed us to improve our understanding of the gut biome dramatically. Much of our prior focus and many of our tools have changed. We are no longer restricted to trying to control symptoms with […]
The science of how to heal is growing rapidly. Dr. Naviaux published a journal article that organizes the current knowledge on the cell danger response. I consider it a seminal work and one of four groundbreaking theories that form the basis of how I restore health.
The science of how to heal is growing rapidly. Dr. Naviaux published a journal article that organizes the current knowledge on the cell danger response. I consider it a seminal work and one of four groundbreaking pieces of research that form the basis of how I restore health.
Many years ago, I discovered that zeolite binds histamines in the gastrointestinal tract to neutralize excess histamines. Once I stumbled onto this discovery, I used zeolite to rapidly reduce histamine reactions, not just in me but also in my client base. So much so that rather than reaching for an antihistamine, I now reach for […]
The role of histamine in the nervous system is largely overlooked, despite the nervous system being an essential source of histamine. It is histamine generated by the nervous system, of which the autonomic nervous system is part, which accounts for histamine’s wide-ranging symptoms throughout the body.
One of the most widely misunderstood areas with histamine intolerance is how to reintroduce nutritious higher histamine foods. A low histamine elimination diet should only be done for 2 – 4 weeks to confirm histamine intolerance. If it does not resolve key symptoms, it should be ceased altogether instead of adding in additional food restrictions. If it […]
Vitamin C is a simple and effective antihistamine. Not to mention a vital nutrient needed to perform many bodily functions. Here is what you need to know about Vitamin C and your health.
I have been working with mast-cell stabilizers now for nearly a decade. When I was diagnosed with histamine intolerance and mast cell activation, I could not tolerate any of the prescription mast-cell stabilizers. That led me to research the list of 21 anti-histamine foods that fight inflammation and stabilize mast cells nearly seven years ago. Many of […]