19. Reflux, Anxiety, Itching & The Histamine Link

Last year, Filly did a webinar on Histamine Intolerance for Natural Medicine Week. It was a fantastic deep-dive into all things histamine & we thought it would make a great poddie episode today. If you’d prefer to WATCH this webinar, head here.  Filly has navigated her own histamine issues, and we would say close to 50% of our clients have a histamine issue when they first start working with us - it’s not often WHY they came to us, but it’s a common condition that arises at some point when you’re experiencing a lot of stress & body burnout symptoms…and you’ll soon find out why on today’s show!


What does reflux, anxiety and itchy eyes/skin have in common? They are all common signs of histamine intolerance.

Histamine is a substance that is made inside the body, as well as in certain foods. It’s normal and natural, and if your body is balanced you can easily excrete any excess histamine. If, however, you have imbalances in your body that are increasing your histamine load, you can develop histamine intolerance symptoms.

Other symptoms include allergy-like symptoms, like runny nose, sneezing, hives, asthma, chronic cough, as well as gut issues, headaches, joint pain, fatigue and insomnia.


In today’s episode, Filly covers:

  • Imbalances in the body that lead to histamine intolerance 
  • Functional medicine lab testing used to diagnose imbalances
  • Root causes of histamine intolerance
  • Therapeutic steps to address histamine intolerance
  • How to use a low-histamine diet to address histamine intolerance
  • Q&A with live attendees 

Show Note Links: 


Download the Low-Histamine Diet at this webinar link


Watch Filly’s Histamine Link webinar here


Take Chris & Filly’s Ending Body Burnout Assessment here


Check out how you can work with Chris & Filly Functional Medicine here

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