Amine - A naturally occurring chemical in many foods. Increases in the aging process as the amino acids, and DNA change creating amine and its associated chemicals in the produce and triggers histamine release in the body. So, think of older meats, processed meats, cheeses, yoghurts, more ripe fruits, vegetables, some nuts and so chocolate are part of this. Non fortified red wines, the more intense the more amines present. They are added to condiments to increase flavor, as they hit the tongue taste receptors which give that rich deep taste. Want to see what Amines can do, check out the image below and be amazed..
If you have any of these symptoms - the outer boxes, then you need help to get your immune system back on track. Some symptoms not listed here are emotions including anger, rage, depression, anxiety and extreme fatigue. Why - becuase they alter the brain's barrier layer, increasing movement of a number of chemicals that really should not touch the neurons directly.
Solution: Limiting foods high in amines, and allow the body to detox. Digestive enzymes can be helpful for some people. Probiotics to help with the leaky gut damage as a result of increased cell gap weakening. Test and see what your primary trigger foods and amounts are and allow your body to heal. Water, lots and lots of alkaline water.
Above all, seek help. Prolonged HISTAMINE PRODUCTION HAS BEEN LINKED TO AUTO - IMMUNE CONDITIONS!!
Those who have worked with me in the past know my thoughts on this. It is a complex area of physiology and health. The body is pretty much a closed loop, until we break the cycle. The food we eat > changes body chemistry > which in turns talks with the nervous system and if needed the immune system.
Add to the soup mix that when we digest foods, we must have good stomach acid, so those taking ant-acids or are mineral deficient run into the first hurdle People who are fast eaters, or are not mindful of what they are eating are not giving their stomach a chance to make good, healthy stomach acid to do the job at hand - breakdown proteins, kill bacteria and tell the rest of the digestive system what is coming down next. Result: under digested proteins putting more stress on the small intestine; bacteria entering into the small intestine and creating the environment for SIBO or IBS!
Solution: Mineral therapy with a reduced trigger foods for approx 2 months. A prescription of probiotics to help reduce gut irritation, and monitoring emotional and food triggers.
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May, the middle of Autumn, a transition time, a time of putting hope out there, simply because the Month's name suggests possibility. May I please have this, May you be eternally happy etc. What are your wishes or askings for this Month and the rest of the time to follow?
For me, May is the beginning of my huge adventure, and while I still don't have concrete plan, I am learning to detail requests and trust which needs to be will be from which I can either get upset or learn from. Usually both and in that order. Quite a few things have been showing up over the past few weeks - my uncertainty and acting more from a fear/apprehension based emotion and not from awareness. This isn't anything new, though as the businesses have been slowing down and cash flow changing, fear of money has been increasing. Interestingly, I have been spending more to be sure I have the 'right' things needed to make the adventure workable. After all I needed hiking shoes, socks, cool walking clothes for starters. Then came the reality that travelling that long and in such diverse climates presented its own issues followed soon after by "How on earth was I going to carry all this?" I am not the lightest packer in the world and more of a contingency packer - What if I need this, what if I am doing that etc.? As it currently stands I have a new back pack to fit in the suitcase to carry everything in and from which I will sort and take only the things required for a few days and leave the big pack in a locker or somewhere safe.
What has any of this got to do with health or life in general? Apparently, we learn from other's stories and experiences. A you one of the lucky ones that can do this? I don't think I am. Here is my take on possible associations between my experience and health:
Doing nothing is still a choice, but is it a wise one?
Apparently, Life is a journey which implies we are traveling to a place or existence.
Where are you going, and what are you taking with you to make the journey as pleasant as possible? By who's rules are you creating this journey? Are you enjoying the journey, and if not, where would you rather be travelling through?
Who consciously choices a painful journey unless they are wanting to remove and rebuild something better?
Autumn, now the sun is setting sooner, and the getting up later, what are you doing to maintain healthy, supportive habits? For many, the hibernation feeling starts to kick in with the change of season, and this can be counter productive for most of us. The shorter days takes away opportunity to play outside, and as it getting cooler, the chill can certainly hinder our instincts as well. Like all things, we need time to adapt and to stay on target.
Have you noticed the change in produce in the supermarket or the farmer's market? Many of the root vegetables are starting to increase in number as they are the plant's storage compartment of energy and nutrients for the next season's crop. The change also heralds produce that is becoming higher in Vit C and various immune supporting phyto-nutrients (colour) and minerals, again to help the produce reproduce and sustain the next generation. Fortunately, we benefit as well from nature's nurture by boosting our immune system and encouraging us to rest more.
In preparation for the coming winter, (which is only 6 weeks away), it invaluable to assess and create supportive strategies now, so when the chill really sits in, you can give yourself a list of positive things to work with.
Who are you and what is it you want to experience this winter.
How are you going to do things differently to help you achieve this.
Who, if anyone, do you need to talk with to promote doing things differently.
What could be researched - activities, locations, adventures, tools, resources, to keep you moving and access to foods that give comfort, with out the loaded Kjs/Cals
Looking for ideas? Consider brainstorming with your friends and see what is going on in your community. Put it in the diary and move towards the things you have said you wanted to achieve.
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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