Histamine is a powerful molecule. When it is activated, it has numerous physiological effects through its various histamine receptors. Understanding the various roles that histamine occupies, confers new insights into the implications for dietary, immunological, gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, endocrinological, neurological, and inflammatory mechanisms. 4 histamine receptors have been identified, and each exert different effects. Histamine is released by
CYP1B1 is a key enzyme involved in the hydroxylation of certain hormones such as estrogen. Genetic mutations of CYP1B1 variants are believed to be involved in the toxicity of estrogen, and possibly other hormones as well. Well meaning doctors, both conventional as well as naturopathic regularly prescribe hormones for a variety of reasons. This often includes the
Thyroid conditions are seemingly epidemic. However, it is essential to understand that there are numerous types of thyroid imbalances. Ironically, most thyroid conditions are treated by allopathic medicine in the same blanketed fashion. Nowhere does allopathy even come close to touching the core issues of thyroid dysfunction, nor the causative, underlying factors that lead to
Hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism are very common presentations in today’s world. Essentially there are 2 forms of low thyroid function: autoimmune hypothyroidism and non-autoimmune hypothyroidism. Because thyroid hormone is essential to every cell of the body, decreases in thyroid function may result in an array of symptoms and altercations to many bodily systems and functions.
You may have noticed that over the years there have been many products promoting health. Consider that many of the most recommended and studied nutrients and nutritional supplements have something in common: lipids.The effect that lipids and lipidic compounds have in the body is not something to take lightly. Many would argue that lipids and
In many ways, the issue of adrenal fatigue can be thought of as a lack of coordination between various endocrine glands in the HPA axis. In the past I’ve written about many factors that can influence adrenal fatigue, and its associated lack of HPA axis coordination. What is becoming more evident is the role of
Thyroid conditions are increasingly common. Some researchers and clinicians would argue that thyroid conditions are an epidemic. When thyroid conditions are present, the thyroid is treated as if the thyroid itself is the core of the problem. But in reality, when thyroid issues exist, it is only one piece of the problem. What is important
Traditional herbal medicines provide tremendous therapeutic benefits for issues related to adrenal stress, high and low cortisol, nervous system imbalances and depression. While there are a plethora of herbs used, some of the most common, therapeutic herbs in these regards are: ashwagandha, licorice, eleuthero and Korean ginseng. When it comes to herbal medicine, quality is
One thing that I have learned is that healing is a journey. Complex endocrine and hormonal issues take time to correct. There is no doubt about it: hormone and endocrine issues can be some of the more complex and involved issues to resolve, largely because the endocrine system is quite complex, and there are many
Endocrine dysfunction is becoming increasingly more common. Thyroid conditions are epidemic. Adrenal exhaustion is all too common. There are a plethora of approaches to healing, restoration and regeneration of the endocrine system. However it should be pointed out that correcting these issues are often complex, take a good deal of patience and attention to detail.