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Diamine oxidase (DAO)


So the past few days we've spoken about just another "symptom" of "histamine intolerance" . . . and the was "vertigo" . . .


So today let's continue with one of the reasons we become "intolerant" . . . and that's the digestive enzyme called "diamine oxidase" (DAO) . . .


Okay . . . so first let's refresh . . . incase you didn't read my Health tips about DAO the other day.


"Diamine oxidase" (DAO) is a "digestive enzyme" produced in the kidneys, thymus and the intestinal lining of the digestive tract.


Its primary function is to "break down" excess "histamine" in the body.


And when we produce "too much" or consume too many "high histamine foods" . . . we can become "histamine intolerant" . . . leaving us with issues like headaches, migraines, tinnitus, "VERTIGO" . . . digestive issues like IBS, constipation, diarrhea, satiety, flatulence or bloating . . . and skin issues like dry skin, atopy and dermatitis just to mention a few.


So simply put . . . "DAO" is the major enzyme involved in "histamine" metabolism and is "responsible" for ensuring a "steady" histamine level required for the balance of the body and our health.


And what "medications" can EFFECT our "DAO" production in the body . . . causing a deficiency???


Well . . . that would be . . .


"NSAIDs" for pain relief like . . . ibuprofen and aspirin

"Antidepressants" like . . . Cymbalta, Effexor, Prozac and Zoloft

"Immune Modulators" like . . .Humira, Enbrel and Plaquenil

"Diabetic Medication" like . . . Metformin

"Antiarrhythmics" like . . . Propanolol, Metaprolol, Cardizem and Norvasc

"Antihistamines" like . . . Allegra, Zyrtec and Benadryl

And "Histamine (H2) Blockers" like . . . Tagamet, Pepcid and Zantac


All these elements "may" be giving you some "relief" from "histamine" gone wild or other ailments for that moment . . .


BUT . . . they're also "DECREASING" THE IMPORTANT "DAO ENZYME" PRODUCTION in the body.


Now . . . what "foods" can also "reduce" DAO enzymes production in the body???


Well . . . that would be . . .


Alcohol

Bananas

Chocolate

Cow's milk

Nuts

Papaya

Pineapple

And Shellfish


Okay . . . so now I'm sure you're thinking . . . what would a goo