Why Your Immune System Might Be Polarized and Causing Histamine Sensitivity
Listen as Dr. Gail Clayton and Mimi MacLean, mom of 5 and Lyme Warrior, discuss the acid-base balance, blood chemistry lab values, diet and mast cell stabilization.
Some main points discussed:
- One of the things that is really overlooked when stabilizing mast cells is the acid-base balance. This can be assessed by looking at your blood chemistry laboratory values of carbon-dioxide , sodium, and potassium. You want to see them pretty much in the middle of the reference range. High or low of any of these values may suggest an imbalance.
- Diet is very important. Whether you are following the Whole-30 or Auto-immune Paleo, your diet may still have to be modified further depending on what is going on with your gut and immune system.
- You may or may not have an auto-immune disease, but your immune system may be "polarized" in that direction which is very inflammatory. Good tissue perfusion and oxygen supply is first-line to block the auto-immune pathway and to restore immune homeostasis.