Doctors don’t know shit!
Hi Pam and Danuta – I think you guys may be more interested in this – perhaps the guys … I don’t really know. I am going to try a low histamine diet more hard core. Also refereed to as a paleo diet. The key word is histamine intolerance and something that may be a factor in those eating a healthy diet, yet still struggling to get better.
Although this may not be the case – for however in my case, I think it’s defiantly worth a try. Here is an interesting link I found:
Even before I had my gall bladder taken out, I had the odd red patches about my body. A dermatitis of sorts, however since my bodies break down after the epidemic with the scabies, I still suffer the hive like blistering and lumpy welts/rash breakouts that itch very much – (as I keep saying)
I am sure the poison I used to combat the scabies has affected me and played a large roll in this ongoing problem, however it is not enough for me to simply write it off like that. Just as I have now discovered spinach is on the restricted food list for a low histamine diet – I have to consider all the possibility, such as no gall bladder and my past chronic substance abuse that taxed my liver like so.
Fact – excess histamines can result from poor liver function … something to do with insufficient methylation in the digestion process.
Methylation and Histamine
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I hope I am not boring you guys – just waiting for my video to compress and then upload. I need to learn this stuff!!! You know – the doctors I see, don’t really care to look this in depth and don’t ask nearly enough questions to show they care. Not one blood test. All the GP could tell me after a biopsy coming back inconclusive was to wait for an appointment to see a specialist $$$$. Did not even bother to check my levels with a blood test. Pffft … this is what I have to deal with.
Anyways – even some herbal tea is on the restricted list “early on” in a low histamine diet, but many of the foods on that list, are not meant to be dogma/indoctrinated or taboo! – it’s merely a list of foods that are known to or high on the list for foods that created histamines. Some of these foods like fish create histamines before they are ingested – many do so in the storing process – a fermentation process so I have read – some of this I think with herbal teas must be what happens with the poor liver function and poor methylation that may take place with certain substances. Herbal Tea – that’s a hard one for me to cop – but I must approach this from a scientific perspective and work my way through the list.
apparently after being on a hard core restrictive list for one month, then one can slowly introduce certain healthy foods back into their diet such as lemons and limes – even spinach I guess. I am assuming the point is to see if the gut has re-establish a healthy bacterium level and that perhaps for people like me who have livers that have to work extra harder to do no bile duct/gall bladder (and previously abused body parts) – that sufficient methylation (that part of the digestion process) is taking place.
The reason I have learned about that specific part of the digestion process is simply because I know I have liver issues – I also have kidney issues from near renal failure in the past, however not being medicated – plenty of filtered water and no tap water was my order on that. I can also research diet specific to that and have since found Zuchini Juice to be good for that as I am sure is for other things – NOTE … I have to cross reference though like one might when taking more than one medicine so as not to create some risk or present a trigger for other body parts when taking one specific for another.
Such is my situation and my approach as I fine tune my Healthy Eating. I can see this approach is going to have me eating healthy one way or the other for quite some time now and I really have no inclination to go back to eating poison either. I feel like I did when I gave up smoking – although a lot more complex 🙂
Big day tomorrow – is the beginning of my three day work out routine that I now do. I do lights weights (dumbbells) for a total body workout on days 1 and 3. I do cardio on my elliptical on days 1,2 and 3 with a rest day on the 4th with NO working out at all. The cardios sessions on days 1 and 2 (whilst doing weights first) are now 30 minute sessions with alternating intensities and day 3 the same but 45 minutes and now weights. I do this in the mornings before breakfast on an empty stomach (avoids the digestion and possible histamine issues with exercising with food in my gut – however I will be digging tomorrow after breakfast -Hmmmm)
Anyways – is all a plan – despite the ongoing histamine issues – the itching and welting rashes; I am getting stronger and slowly losing the bad weight.
That’s a wrap for this rant tonight. Hope all you all have a good day. 🙂
Just found more foods on the restricted list – Ginger and Peppermint – Oh Boy … heheh lol … I will find an alternative somehow.
Found something more:
Once formed, histamine is either stored or broken down by an enzyme. Histamine in the central nervous system is broken down primarily by histamine N-methyltransferase (HMT), while histamine in the digestive tract is broken down primarily by diamine oxidase (DAO). Though both enzymes play an important role in histamine break down, theAmerican Society for Clinical Nutrition found that DAO is the main enzyme responsible for breaking down ingested histamine. So if you’re deficient in DAO, you likely have symptoms of histamine intolerance.
I note the medication I pasted myself with SEVERAL times was a NUROTOXIN!!!!! Whilst the digestive tract plays a more primary role, the methyltransferase in my case must of taxed my liver beyond its capability creating the proposed histamine intolerance I am thinking about. Makes perfect sense given my medical history. Hmmmm – sounds about right to me. I must definitely concentrate in refining my diet to a low histamine one. So far spinach, canned food, kidney beans, ginger and peppermint must go and more low histamine foods must be sort, before I can rule otherwise.
More information about causes to histamine intolerance:
Causes of Low DAO
- Gluten intolerance
- Leaky gut
- DAO-blocking foods: alcohol, energy drinks, and tea
- Genetic mutations (common in people of Asian-descent)
- Inflammation from Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin)
- Antidepressants (Cymbalta, Effexor, Prozac, Zoloft)
- Immune modulators (Humira, Enbrel, Plaquenil)
- Antiarrhythmics (propanolol, metaprolol, Cardizem, Norvasc)
- Antihistamines (Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl)
- Histamine (H2) blockers (Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac)
Very very interesting – I also developed heightened dermatitis issues after being on antidepressants for quite some time. WOW is all I can say – this makes a lot of sense.
Website for this information at:
Everything You Need To Know About Histamine Intolerance
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