There are 3 different types of PCOS – Insulin Resistance PCOS, Inflammatory PCOS and Pill Induced PCOS
Evidence suggests that the consumption of folic acid can be harmful and can’t fix a folate deficiency due to an MTHFR mutation.
Histamine is a major cause of anxiety. Women are more at risk as oestrogen increases histamine in the brain.
Histamine is a major cause of migraines. Histamine increases nitric oxide, which causes vasodilation (ie expansion) of blood vessels. Vasodilation increases blood flow to the brain. The nervous system responds to this increased blood flow with symptoms of pain, flashing lights, double vision, vertigo, increased sensitivity to light, smells and noise as well as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Histamine contributes to the pain and inflammation in bladder conditions including painful bladder syndrome / interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC). Reducing your histamine load can provide significant relief of symptoms.
Histamine is a major cause of eczema. Reducing your histamine load by treating the gut, detoxifying oestrogen and reducing high histamine foods can provide significant relief of eczema.
Is the GAPS diet making you feel worse? If so, it’s likely due to histamine intolerance.
Oxalates are a naturally occurring molecule found in most plant foods and are also part of normal human metabolism. Over consumption of foods high in oxalate and the inability of the body to degrade them causes a build up of oxalate, which are like sharp crystals in the ureter causing UTIs.
Don’t just focus on high homocysteine. Low homocysteine is a problem too. Read my latest blog post to understand the reasons for low homocysteine and signs and symptoms to look out for.
Endometriosis is not just a gynecological condition, but an inflammatory disease that can affect the whole body. A naturopath’s role in treating endometriosis is to identify and treat all the possible underlying causes of immune dysfunction and inflammation.