Histamine issues – a case study

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In four sessions, this young man has gone from once or twice weekly bouts of life-limiting symptoms to … none. He had seen everyone – his GP, homeopath, acupuncturist, massage therapist and nutritionist. He had blood tests, gastroscopy and stool analysis. All came back normal.

His weekly symptoms were:

  • loss of energy – “a slump” which meant he had to lie down for the rest of the day
  • a leg tick
  • frontal headache
  • his gut “became a hostile environment” – it would churn and only vomiting made it feel better

He had a one-off history of fainting and rashes too. He knew stress made it worse (doesn’t it always?). His confidence, work life and private life were impacted. He never knew when this was going to happen – he had tried everything to correlate it to something he was eating or doing but there was no pattern.

I suspected Histamine was playing a part and sure enough that’s what my muscle testing showed. Histamine is a very important messenger in our bodies. It creates a signal to the body to bring swelling (fluid), ie, healing, to a problem – particularly invaders and allergic threats. But it’s also a neuro-transmitter – it plays a part in our central nervous system (hence the fainting, leg tick, headaches). When it’s done its job and it’s no longer needed, it degrades – mostly in the gut. We might have a lack of the enzyme needed to degrade it – or we might have gut issues which prevent its degradation. When there’s too much histamine around, that’s when we get symptoms. And the symptoms are wide-ranging and very often don’t have a pattern – it’s like a cup overflowing – it can happen at any time.

The solution is to test for and address:

  • leaky gut and gut imbalance – treat and check for any underlying food intolerances
  • co-factor nutrients that support degradation (usually B vits, zinc, copper, vitamin C or other specialist antioxidants)
  • eat a low histamine diet
  • Histamine Block or another ’emergency’ supplement for when high histamine foods can’t be avoided – or when symptoms begin to show

Within two months (after 3 sessions) this client was able to begin to relax and lead a normal life. When we last met (four months later), he was still episode-free.

Mould: a kinesiology case study

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Black mould can cause breathing, sinus and other health issues. I had a classic kinesiology case of it recently. The client presented with sneezing a lot, itchy nose, etc and frequent colds. She reported that these symptoms disappeared (went from 9/10 to 0/10) when on holiday, so I immediately suspected her home environment (after checking for pets and work stress).

During the initial appointment, I muscle-tested for Histamine and found it was relevant – B6 and Vitamin C were the priority nutritional support. But I needed to find out what was going on at home so I asked the client to put open pots of dried beans (ideally aduki but in this case black eye) next to her bed and where she sits in the living room (ie, where we spend the most time). These dried beans literally absorb the environment and can then be muscle-tested.

At the next visit (3 weeks later), she reported that the sneezing had really reduced and brought along the jars of beans. I muscle-tested both and one of them weakened a strong muscle. Both Histamine and Mould tested as relevant to the weakness. I showed the client my findings and she said that it was the pot from next to her bed. She also said that there was water damage in one corner of her bedroom with black mould visible on the walls. I explained that such mould releases spores and toxic by-products which cause breathing and sinus issues, as well as lowering immunity generally. The client said that her husband had asthma which started since moving into the house. I advised getting any leaks fixed, removing all black mould (wear a mask during removal) and re-painting the walls with a mould or stain-blocking paint (move out of the room until the paint is fully dry – ie, for a few days or a week). You can use any cleaning product to remove mould but I recommend bicarbonate of soda – it’s cheap, natural and non-toxic.

I’m looking forward to hearing about her continued health improvements at her next visit.

UPDATE: this client has been totally FREE of all these symptoms since following the above advice. #lovewhatyoudo!