Episode 2 of the women’s health series here on the podcast! Today I’m chatting with Aisling McDonagh from The Clear Way To Conceive all about her experience with conceiving on her own as well as what the process of IUI and IVF looks like. Whether you’re conceiving on your own or struggling with infertility, this episode talks about how to prepare for both and put your body in its best possible state to achieve a happy and healthy pregnancy.
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Histamine intolerance treatment must go beyond treating just the symptoms!
Histamine is the itchiest molecules in our body! When histamine is released in the skin, its job is to dilate blood vessels causing redness to the skin, swelling, and of course itching. In the nasal mucosa, it causes a runny nose, sneezing, and that stuffy feeling we just cannot stand during allergy and cold/flu season.
But what happens if histamine is over released or cannot be cleared out of the system? Typically occurring in women (due to the relationship of estrogen with histamine) this issue can be devastating and life altering. We are going to go in-depth and discuss an under-diagnosed condition called Histamine Intolerance. This is not an approved medical diagnosis as of yet so it doesn’t have an ICD-10 code nor does this get taught in conventional medical schooling.
Why could that be? There are many new tests and technologies that have emerged to help identify and treat patients with aims to treat the cause of symptoms rather than matching a drug to turn off a patient’s symptom(s). Naturopathic and Functional Medicine is quickly becoming the saving grace to people who have these unexplained symptoms or who have been lumped into garbage bucket diagnoses called syndromes such as POTS, MCAS, IBS, Fibromyalgia, and so many more.
Human physiology is a complex interaction of the inherent genetics as expressed by the individual given environmental conditions and cellular aging. To begin understanding the framework in which we will grasp this complex information, we will start with the basics. Now, if you are more advanced in cell biology or physiology, please use this as a friendly review.
Genes are the “sentences” within our DNA that code for proteins. There are other segments within our DNA that act as spacers, modifiers, and bookends to the plethora of “sentences” in the code; totaling over 23,000 genes.
Depending on the signals to the genes within the nucleus of our cells and mitochondria, certain genes are turned on and off accordingly. The environment, thoughts, hormones, diet, exercise, infection, etc. are all factors that signal genes to turn on/off.
Every cell is on a certain cycle of growth, rest, and programmed death called apoptosis (a healthy cell). Turning on and off genes is done by a process called methylation. This is the movement of a single carbon and 3 hydrogen atoms called a methyl group (CH3) on or off of a gene’s switch.
Methylation is not solely for gene switching, but for other incredible functions within the body and metabolism. This modification of gene expression is called Epigenetics. Epigenetics happens in an individual and can be passed down from grandmothers to their grandchildren. Let’s take a deeper dive into all of these functions.
Methylation is the process of transferring a single carbon group to other larger molecules. There are enzymatic pathways that produce intermediate agents such as SAMe, and these in turn provide the necessary cofactors for other enzymes to function. Neurotransmitter, nucleic acid, amino acid, and hormone synthesis as well as lipid breakdown, heavy metal detoxification, and other elimination pathways all need this important process to work properly.
Histamine Intolerance Treatment And Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP’s)
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