Gut Dysbiosis, Immune Activation, and Histamine Intolerance – Untangling the Web

with Dr. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC

About This Course

GI tract dysbiosis, immune activation, and histamine intolerance exist in an interconnected web resulting in patients with multi-system symptomatic presentation. While reaching for a presumed diagnosis of MCAS may be tempting in theory, many of these patients can achieve substantial improvement with the appropriate series of natural interventions.

Dietary aspects of the optimal therapeutic approach can be counterintuitive. For example, published data has shown a low FODMAP diet can result in an 8-fold decrease in serum histamine. However, a low FODMAP diet may reduce seemingly healthy foods. Additionally, the impact of probiotics on histamine is often overcomplicated when attempting to use non-histamine-producing strains. This discounts the net effect a given probiotic may have on one’s histamine production. Speculatively, a probiotic that is pro-histamine but simultaneously able to decontaminate the small bowel of SIBO (also published) may result in a net anti-histamine effect.

While some of the science here is still preliminary, this talk will attempt to provide progressive, yet evidence-based, recommendations for using diet, lifestyle, environment, probiotics, anti-bacterial treatment and OTC medications in the management of gut dysbiosis, immune activation, and histamine intolerance.

NANCEAC accredited for 1.5 CEUs (CE credit expires 01/31/2021)

Presentation Outline

  • 1-19 minutes: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Histamine Intolerance
  • 19-25 minutes: Dietary Strategy
  • 25-30 minutes: Lifestyle and Environmental Strategies
  • 30-40 minutes: Probiotic Strategy
  • 40-50 minutes: Antimicrobial and OTC Strategies
  • 50-60 minutes: Case Studies
  • 60-90 minutes: Summary and Questions

Meet Dr. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC

Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine.  His research has been published in peer reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe.

Dr. Ruscio’s best-selling book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, has paved the way for a ‘start with the gut’ philosophy which has enabled doctors and patients to obtain improved outcomes with minimal expense and effort.

He is leading the charge to make alternative medicine more affordable, effective and practical, through a pragmatic application of evidence-based therapies.  Dr. Ruscio’s ability to objectively analyze medical literature has made him a trusted voice of reason, a voice he shares on his top-rated podcast and website.