Got 23andMe results? — Unlock your Histamine genotype for FREE*
Summer is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors — picnics and barbecues, walking or cycling in the countryside, going to a music festival or taking part in a sports event — the list is endless.
Whilst many people thrive in these environments for some of us it can mean the misery of allergic type reactions — itchy and watery eyes, headaches or migraines and even difficulty sleeping — due to histamine imbalance. So why does this happen to some people and others get off scot free?
The answer could be in your genes!
Some of us have inherited genetic variances that mean we cannot breakdown histamine as effectively as other people. If we release or consume histamine quicker than we can break it down the resulting imbalance can cause histamine toxicity and allergy symptoms.
Epigenetics is the study of how a person’s environment interacts with their genes. Nutrigenomics is a specialism which focuses on how diet and lifestyle can alter gene expression and how individual genetic differences can affect a person’s need for and response to nutrients and other environmental inputs - such as their response to dietary or airborne histamine.
If you know your genetic susceptibilities you can do something about it. Whilst pollen is frequently implicated, food choices can also have a dramatic effect. Consuming foods that are high in histamine — such as preserved meats, aged cheeses, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and even strawberries — or that block the enzymes that are needed to it break down — including coffee and alcohol — can tip you over the edge.
Check out our free* genotype report on Histamine Intolerance — find out if your allergy symptoms could be linked to genetic variances on DAO, HNMT, ALDH2 or MAOB and what you can do about it http://www.ingeneius.co.uk/#!reports/hhctl
*You need to a 23andMe genotype result to run our reports. More details available on our website http://www.ingeneius.co.uk
Ingeneius reports should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes and are not a substitute for personal medical advice.