Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

Histamine intolerance and diamine oxidase deficiency

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I’ve had another look through the Allergy Dietician site and found a couple of interesting references:

Diamine oxidase deficiency. DAO is responsible for the removal of histamine from the body. It requires sufficient vitamin B6, C intakes and can be inhibited by some food additives. Food Intolerance Reactions

Histamine and alcohol both share the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase at a stage of their metabolism. […] Intestinal bacteria produce histamine and levels rise when excessive amounts of starchy foods and carbohydrates are consumed by people with low levels of diamine oxidase. Histamine Intolerance


Written by alienrobotgirl

16 April, 2006 at 2:29 pm

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  1. Very informative site. Readers living near Lonodn might like to know that Dr Dirk Budka, microbiologist and expert on biogenic amines at the Hale Clinic, can test for DAO activity.
    He is developing a supplement to help increase the enzyme’s activity. Will be ready in 2 months.

    Clicking Your links:

    Food Intolerance Reactions
    Histamine Intolerance

    lead only to 404 error pages.


    14 June, 2009 at 7:43 pm

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