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Migraine at Christmas

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Histamine accumulation in the body due to excessive food and alcohol consumption causes gastrointestinal disorders, headaches and migraine.

The International Society of DAO Deficiency recommends moderating the intake of food, especially those rich in histamine such as cured meat, smoked products, seafood and typical Christmas dessert, and supplement menu with DAO enzyme in order to promote histamine metabolism.

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Histamine as a pain modulator

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Source: Journal of Neuroinmmunology -November 2013.   A few days ago, the ‘Journal of Neuroinmunology’ published an interesting article titled “A focus on mast cells and pain” written by Dr Anne Héron, of the University of Paris, highlighting histamine role in pain regulation and modulation.

Mast cells (MC) are immune cells with secretory functions that act locally in peripheral tissues to modulate local hemodynamic, nocieptor activation and pain.  They can also infiltrate in the central nervous system (CNS), especially in the spinal cord and thalamus, but their brain function remains an enigma. A regulation role in the opening of the blood-brain barrier has been attributed.

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The future is prevention through nutrition

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Interview to Adriana Duelo, nutritionist and expert in DAO deficiencyInterview to Adriana Duelo, Nutritionist and expert in DAO Deficiency, by Gemma Busquets of El Punt Avui newspaper

  Is it a “myth” that chocolate causes migraine? We are always being told about a list of food because patients described it, but the cause was unknown. Nutritionists do not like to talk about forbidden or recommended food because each one is different. Migraine is one of the effects caused by the accumulation of histamine in plasma.

What is histamine? Histamine is a molecule present in all food and its accumulation can trigger migraine.

Is it possible to know if I have histamine accumulation? It has been observed that 15% of western population has prevalence of

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