Boost Good Gut Bacteria Without Supplements

Most of us know that our gut plays an important role in our immune response. The levels of different species and strains of bacteria in the gut, and especially which bugs predominate, impacts our body’s responses to internal and external stressors and pathogens. As those of us with mast cell disorders and histamine intolerance know, […]

Exercising with Histamine Intolerance

We all know exercise is recommended for a healthy body in the long run. However, with histamine intolerance, you’re probably finding that exercise can make you sick. Unfortunately, exercise over the short term does tend to fill the histamine/inflammation bucket. However, over the long term, it’s highly anti-inflammatory, so don’t give up just yet. Here’s […]

Managing exercise induced stress

Exercise is often problematic for those with histamine intolerance, mast cell activation or mastocytosis, mostly because cardiovascular exercise has been shown to: You’ll find all the references for these as well as an explanation of the research I did and wrong avenues I pursued in trying to get my body healthy again in my post on […]

Histamine intolerance and exercise

A lot of you have been telling me that any kind of exercise, for as little as five minutes, has you feeling dizzy, sick, or just generally hisamine-y. There’s a couple of reasons for that, which I’ll cover just below. In my case, when trying to get back into shape in 2008, my trainer refused […]

How I learned to stop worrying (and love yoga again)

woman doing Yoga at sunset

Yes dear friends, the diet and lifestyle changes I’ve made in the last year are certainly working. Otherwise there’s no way I could have completed my first 90minute, level 2-3 (out of 3) ashtanga yoga class in over two years just last week. It might not sound like much, but when you consider my last […]





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