MYF 47 | Dr. Lara Briden: How Histamine Influences Estrogen
Welcome to Episode 47!
In episode 47, we interview naturopathic doctor, women's health expert, and author of The Period Repair Manual, Dr. Lara Briden. She shares the very interesting connection between our sex hormones (especially estrogen) and histamine.
When you see the word histamine, you probably immediately think of an allergic response. In fact, the primary way we treat allergies in conventional medicine is with anti-histamine medications. But histamine actually participates in A LOT of other functions in the body, including our digestion, mental health, sleep, libido, hormone production, and menstrual cycles.
It's obviously pretty important, but having too much of it in the body can really cause problems. And if you're suffering from things like heavy/painful periods, PMS or PMDD, menstrual migraines, painful breasts, anxiety, insomnia, and allergic symptoms, then histamine definitely needs to be on your radar!
In this episode, you’re going to learn:
What histamine is and how it relates to your menstrual cycle
The dairy/histamine connection
How controlling histamine can help with PMS and PMDD relief
How to start healing from histamine intolerance
Also, throughout the episode you’ll hear that Kristin has a personal experience with histamine, so listen for her insight as well.
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7:45 What is histamine and what functions does it do in the body
10:30 Histamine’s role in the menstrual cycle and how it specifically influences estrogen
13:05 Progesterone and it’s antihistamine effect
15:30 How eliminating dairy can dramatically improve period symptoms (heavy periods, PMS, PMDD, etc.)
20:00 Symptoms of histamine intolerance and how stabilizing mast cells can be a treatment
27:50 Dairy (A1 casein) - how to know if you have a problem with dairy without a lab test
35:10 DAO enzyme and mast cells in the gut lining
39:33 The vagus nerve and how it helps stabilize mast cells
42:50 Fermented foods can make histamine symptoms worse, especially in certain times of your cycle
45:30 The difference between food sensitivities and histamine intolerance
48:00 Steps to address high histamine symptoms