Folic Acid & MTHFR

Evidence suggests that the consumption of folic acid can be harmful and can’t fix a folate deficiency due to an MTHFR mutation.

Histamine Intolerance & Anxiety

Histamine is a major cause of anxiety. Women are more at risk as oestrogen increases histamine in the brain.

MTHFR & Histamine Intolerance

There are so many links between MTHFR and histamine intolerance that it deserves it own blog post. I’ve broken it all down for you step by step.

Histamine Intolerance & Oestrogen

The link between histamine and oestrogen is very interesting and extremely important to understand when treating women’s hormonal conditions.

Histamine Intolerance & Migraine

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 Intolerance & Cystitis

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 Intolerance & SIBO

SIBO is a major cause of histamine intolerance. In SIBO the DAO enzyme that degrades histamine in the gut gets overloaded with histamine causing many symptoms including headaches, itchy skin, flushing, reflux and much more.

Histamine Intolerance & eczema

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.

MTHFR – link with women’s hormones

MTHFR is a key gene in methylation. Methylation is a major pathway in phase 2 liver detoxification of oestrogen. Issues with the methylation pathway can lead to reduced methylation of oestrogen causing a build up of unwanted oestrogens and symptoms of oestrogen dominance.

GAPS Diet & Histamine Intolerance

Is the GAPS diet making you feel worse? If so, it’s likely due to histamine intolerance.

MTHFR & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

PMDD improves significantly by treating MTHFR and methylation issues. Clinically, I’ve seen supplementing with SAMe can eliminate premenstrual dysphoric disorder within one cycle.

Urinary Tract Infections & Oxalates

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.

High & Low Homocysteine

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

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.

Vitamin B12 and Depression

Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause depression. B12 is essential for methylation and synthesis of important neurotransmitters for mood including serotonin and dopamine.

Depression and Inflammation

One of the most important findings from medical research over the past several years has been the significant link between inflammation and the onset of depression. So what is inflammation? How does it occur? How can it cause depression? And what can we do about it….??

Bloating

Read my Top 10 reasons for bloating. Some of them may surprise you including the consumption of fermented foods which are promoted for gut health.