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Addressing Histimine Intolerance
(01.08.2022) back
Red wine and aged cheese are bad news for those with histamine intolerance
Certain foods tend to trigger the symptoms of histamine intolerance, so it's best to limit portions and only indulge in them from time to time

Are you a fan of red wine and mature cheese, but you've noticed that your body doesn't tolerate them so well? Maybe they even cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, headache or skin rashes? If so, you might have histamine intolerance. Today we'll be covering what you can do about it.

A multitude of symptoms

Today, a relatively large portion of the population is affected by histamine intolerance. This is not an easy diagnosis for your doctor to make, though, as the symptoms are so varied and may involve many different medical specialities. Known symptoms of histamine intolerance include abdominal pain and headache, or even dizziness, skin reactions and facial swelling. One thing does make the search for the actual cause of the symptoms easier: The respective health conditions appear just after one ingests some specific kinds of food and drink. The fact is that in many cases, a histamine intolerance is the likely culprit.

What are the effects of histamine intolerance?

Histamine is not foreign to the human body – just the opposite is true as we actually naturally produce histamines. They are used as a messenger substance, and the signal that we're most familiar with is an allergy to something. Allergy symptoms are the result of a the presence of excess histamines in the body. In addition, as was already mentioned, there are actually some foodstuffs that contain a lot of histamines. Our bodies contain an enzyme called diamine oxidase, which is responsible for the breaking down of histamine so that the body can return to normal function.

What can one do about histamine intolerance?

The diamine oxidase is primarily produced by the mucosal lining of the intestines. If the production of this enzyme is not up to par for whatever reason, it can lead to excessive histamine remaining in the body as it's not being properly broken down. Over the long term, this process produce the symptoms described above. The first and most important thing to do when you're affected by histamine intolerance is a thorough intestinal cleansing. One of our healthy products, Bentomed, is ideal for this purpose. Bentomed fights inflammation, detoxifies the body and helps the lining of the intestines to rebuild itself in a natural way. Additionally, one should of course reduce the consumption of histamine-rich foods. Here are a few examples:

- No preservatives

- No aged products, for example cheeses, salami or bacon

- No foods made with white flour

- No sugary foods and drinks

Ideally one should be eating mostly plant-based foods, including a lot of whole grains and quality vegetables. By making these upgrades to your diet, the mucous lining of the intestinal tract is encouraged to regenerate. In time, symptoms will lessen or even disappear. It has to be mentioned that the dietary improvements you make need to be long-term changes, as returning to your old eating habits will mean a return to histamine-related symptoms.

We recommend an intestinal cleanse with Bentomed, which is made with our volcanic healing clay. Bentomed should be used for three weeks, followed by a one week break. You can then follow up with three more weeks of Bentomed.

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