How Mineral Balancing Can Help Improve Your Allergies

You’ve probably used antihistamines for your allergies in order to prevent histamine reactions.

Histamine causes your blood vessels to dilate so that your white blood cells can find and attack the problem, however too much histamine causes a buildup producing headaches, itchiness, redness, and other uncomfortable symptoms.

This is part of the body’s natural immune response, so naturally, you need the right balance of minerals to break down histamine properly.

Histamine is initially broken down by the MAO enzyme which converts it into acetaldehyde, a poison to the body, so it still needs further degradation with the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase.

In order to break down acetaldehyde, this important enzyme is dependent on molybdenum.

Unfortunately, the most common mineral deficiency I see in my practice is molybdenum deficiency, which directly correlates with allergy symptoms.

In order for acetaldehyde to convert into an acetate that can easily pass out through urine, it must have the proper amount of molybdenum determined on an individual basis using hair tissue mineral analysis.

Acetaldehyde is like a necessary evil when histamine is being broken down, so if the rate of degradation keeps up with histamine production there is no problem.

However, we get aldehydes from many sources like absorbing them from cloths, furniture, carpets, perfumes, etc., and not only that but many foods and drinks we consume are direct sources of aldehydes.

Let's not forget the internal bacteria, parasites, fungi, and yeast that also produce caustic aldehydes.

This now tips the scale of balance, and the burden on the body has hit critical mass because it cannot keep up with excretion and degradation, so we get symptoms.

Also, B6 is needed to get the metabolic gears turning, but it can also be a trigger.

You may react poorly to B6 which tells me you have a heavy microbial load inside of you.

A heavy microbial load means there is a battle for metals, good vs. bad.

In this case, the competition isn’t for a metal like gold or silver, rather the competition is for the correct balance of copper, zinc, manganese, and iron as these determine how your body will handle infections.

I also use the Organic Acids Test, GI Map Stool Test, and Blood/Candida IgG, IgM, and IgA because I really like the four elements of hair, stool, urine, and blood as they all paint a complete picture of a patient’s health in order to prescribe the best nutrients and therapies.