When dental hygiene doesn't prevent bleeding gums and cavities, it's time to look to histamine, mast cells and the wondrous world of bacteria living in the mouth. Dentist and author Dr. Steven Lin shares the tell take signs of mouth flora imbalance and how histamine and mast cells may contribute to gingivitis, dental erosion and bleeding gums.
Yasmina interviews Harvard trained psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede of www.dignosisdiet.com on her experience in treating depression and anxiety through diet. We discuss her recent presentation on histamine and mental health.
Ex-CNN and BBC news producer Yasmina Ykelenstam (of The Low Histamine Chef website) interviews Dr. Diana Driscoll on her research linking the vagus nerve to POTS and mast cell activation disorders.
In today's interview Harvard and Tufts neuroscientist Dr. Michael Van ElZakker shares his fascinating new paper Chronic Fatigue from Vagus Nerve Infection: A Psychoneuroimmunological Hypothesis. His hypothesis proposes that an infection of the vagus nerve can cause greatly exaggerated chronic sickness responses like fatigue, pain and more. Our interview also touches on the mast cell link right at the end.
Yasmina Ykelenstam, ex-CNN and BBC journalist interviews Dr. Valter Longo of the USC Longevity Institute on his groundbreaking research into Fasting Mimicking Diets (FMD).
FMDs offer the same anti-inflammatory and cardiac protective benefits as water fasting, under less extreme conditions. Dr. Longo shares a particularly exciting and relevant nugget of information in this interview: the fasting mimicking diet can cause "faulty" mast cells to die off and encourage the immune system to regenerate healthy ones in their place. FMD research also indicates that it could prove beneficial in the treatment/prevention of allergies - all this in as little as five days.