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MTHFR and Histamine Intolerance

Thursday, April 14th 2022 10:00am 6 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Histamine intolerance is becoming increasingly prevalent. A growing number of individuals have the MTHFR polymorphism, which makes them very susceptible to histamine intolerance.

Identifying histamine intolerance is difficult and commonly missed. However, the symptoms are manageable. In order to identify histamine intolerance, you will need to follow a low histamine diet for a period of time. If you feel better, it generally means that you have developed histamine intolerance.

What is histamine intolerance?

Your body needs histamine to function properly in a variety of areas including:

  • Get blood, nutrients, and oxygen delivered to various areas
  • Concentration
  • Digestion
  • Move your bowels
  • Enhance exercise

The right amount of histamine enables all of these functions. As histamine levels rise in your body, your tolerance for it decreases. You experience too much blood flow, too much focus, and concentration, and decreased performance when exercising.

When that happens, your body needs to eliminate the excess histamine.

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