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EP 161 - Is Histamine Making You Sick?

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Experiencing cramps, digestive issues, or flushed skin after eating? Histamine might be the culprit.
Air Date: 1/14/20
Duration: 21:32
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Nour Zibdeh, MS, RDN
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Nour Zibdeh, MS, RDN, CLT, is a functional and integrative dietitian and nutritionist, author, and speaker. She helps people overcome digestive conditions like acid reflux, IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis through individualized anti-inflammatory food plans, nutritional therapies, and cutting-edge integrative nutrition tests. She also helps people with hypothyroidism, autoimmune diseases, histamine intolerance, food sensitivities, chronic fatigue, migraines and headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and skin issues by addressing underlying digestive imbalances.

Nour is the author of The Complete Acid Reflux Diet Plan: Easy Meal Plans and Recipes to Heal GERD and LPR and The Detox Way: Everyday Recipes to Feel Energized, Focused, and Physically and Mentally Empowered
  • Book Title: The Complete Acid Reflux Diet Plan
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/NourZibdeh/
EP 161 - Is Histamine Making You Sick?
Determining the cause of digestive and gut health issues can be complex. Though many know of disorders like leaky gut, GERD, and IBS, a lesser known gut disruptor is histamine intolerance. 

Histamine is a compound released by immune cells and is very important to the immune system and estrogen production. However, having too much histamine can cause digestive cramps, loose stools, urgent bowel movements, and flushing skin or hives.

An increase in patients with histamine intolerance and similar gut issues is caused by a number of factors:

  • Today, people aren’t eating enough vegetables or enough variety of vegetables. 
  • People are eating too much processed food that’s high in sugar and low in fiber.
  • Humans no longer ferment foods regularly, which used to be a regular practice in the winter.
  • Everyone is exposed to medications, and there is more self-prescribing and self-diagnosing than ever before. 
  • More toxic substances are present in everyday household items like makeup and cleaning supplies.
  • Americans are generally undernourished because diets lack the proper vitamins and minerals.
Fortunately, histamine intolerance can be managed with a low-histamine diet. 

Listen as Nour Zibdeh joins Dr. Taz to discuss histamine intolerance.