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Histamine is such an important chemical to learn and know about. For me, even looking at the word brings out many different emotions. Exploring histamine has meant a lot of positive changes for me and my family. Now, knowing about it isn't a cure all, but it certainly helps healing when combined with other protocols. 

What is Histamine? It is a compound that is involved in immune responses. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Histamine has, also, been suggested to be a regulator of “whole brain” activity.(NCBI)

It also helps you break down your food via being a component to stomach acid. 


WHY Is it Important? 
This short, but informative video, explains a lot about Histamine.

Here's an informative little video about Histamine
Where does it come from: Histamine is made in the body and found in food.

a.) How it's made in the bodySome of you may know a little bit about Histamine if you have seasonal allergies or have ever taken an anti-histamine such as Benadryl or Zyrtec. If you have taken any of these you soon have realized how these can help alleviate runny nose, itchy skin and other related symptoms. This is a good example of histamine's inflammatory response in the body.

This histamine response is what causes these symptoms to occur. It will cause your blood vessels to dilate so that your white blood cells can find and attack the problem. It is created by mast cells which are a type of white blood cell.

b.) Histamine from Food: Histamine is also a byproduct of the fermentation of Histidine. (Think wine, beer, sauerkraut, vinegar, yogurt- and vinegar containing foods: pickles and mayo.)***Check out the histamine intolerance article for full lists**

 Histamine can affect your lungs, brain ( neurological and psychological), cardiovascular system,  skin and more. If you have an intolerance many issues can arise within any of these systems causing your doctor to be confused. This is when pills are prescribed and diagnoses are made. 

Histamine isn't bad, per se, unless you have an intolerance. 

Histamine: Some of The good: 
1. It reduces appetite
2.Increases Motivation
3.Increased Sex Drive
4.Better Cognitive Performance (anti-histamines are opposite)

Histamine: Some of the Bad:
1. Inflammation
4.Motion sickness
** Read article for full info***

Histamine has good and bad affects in regards to Cancer, too. 

As you can see you need just the right amount of Histamine to function properly. Having too much can cause you a world of trouble.

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