There is a natural antihistamine in your cupboard that is better than any other and it is the best anti-histamine known to man.
Histamine is defined as a chemical compound that our cells release in response to injury, immune responses when there is an allergic reaction, inflammation and chemical exposure. Histamine also helps regulate the gut. Non-mast cell histamine also acts as a neurotransmitter in our nervous system. Basophil and mast cell histamine, once released, cause the contraction of smooth muscles as well as dilation of capillaries. In this function, it is mostly an immunologic reaction.
Water plays an important role in the histamine response of the body. By understanding how it works, you can better manage your own histamine reactions, should you ever have one.
Histamine has a protective action in the body. One of the main actions is to correct shortages of potassium, salt and water. Histamine and its 5 helpers, work to maintain homeostasis in our bodies. Homeostasis is another word for balance.
Histamine is produced in specialized cells in the body known as mast cells. Also, one type of whit blood cell called basophils produce histamine.
Antihistamines block the action of histamine.
Your mast cells leak the histamine into the cells and subsequently into our surrounding tissues and into the blood. This is the precursor of inflammation. Antihistamines are given with the thinking that inflammation is bad, eliminating inflammation is good.
Antihistamines help stop the action of histamine at receptors in our skin, nose, blood vessels and airways. But this is an oversimplification.
Histamine working as a neurotransmitter, among other things, is responsible for our sleep. It is believed to be part of the mechanism that causes us to forget memories and learning. Is it any wonder that a side effect of antihistamine use is memory disturbance?
Histamine in our gut helps with the production and stopping the production of acid for digestion. Why would we want to tell our gut to stop doing what it is supposed to do?
Finally, histamine has a protective response, the inflammation. This is in reality, a cry for water. It should also be noted that histamine is implicated in Multiple Sclerosis.
The one main commonality of the various histamines is prompting us to hydrate and inner body water redistribution. We do not store water in our bodies the way that animals such as camels do. Our water stores are more diverse and limited. The water it does have can be shifted from one place to another. Histamine plays a role in this shifting when necessary.
The late Dr. Batmanghelidj worked on the theory that the current thinking of antihistamine was wrong. Histamine, he pointed out based on research, can be overproduced due to the exposure of too much of something we are consuming or may be exposed to. When exposed, histamine signals for water intake or for transferring water from a place of abundance to a place of lack.
The natural histamine response is one of our bodies cries for water, salt or both. Why not fix it with a natural antihistamine.
When we use chemical or drug antihistamines, all that is happening is a covering over of the bodies water shortage and the need for salt and water.
What do wild animals turn when they have congestion or runny noses? The fact they don't often have health problems like humans should clue us in. Animals get their salt (natural antihistamine) from certain foods other sources. Have you ever noticed deer grazing on grass by the side of the highway. No doubt it is for the extra salt they get from the roads in the winter.
The first thing you will get on admission to the hospital is usually a saline IV. Our cells, everyone of them, needs both water and salt to maintain health. Only drinking water can actually cause harm to our heart. When we only drink water, the sympathetic nervous system is constantly stimulated, which prematurely ages our heart.
Why are we told to cut down on salt? Why not drink more water? The key, drinking plain water. While too much salt is bad, not having enough plain water is worse. Water helps wash out the excess salt.
A related problem is the substitution of sweetened drinks and juices for thirst and not water. What do all animals, wild and domestic drink? Water. Yet they rarely get the diseases humans do.
When you get a runny nose, have congestion or need to constantly clear your throat, put a little salt on the end of your tongue. It is not necessary to swallow it. Just let it be absorbed and after a little while, rinse or otherwise, get rid of the excess.
Notice what happens within seconds. Likewise if you are having a hay-fever attack, try the salt and a glass of water. Make sure and look at the second hand of a clock. Because you will want to take note in how many seconds it takes to work.
Everyone is different and we will all have various salt and water needs. Test the theory and if necessary, increase or decrease the amount of unprocessed salt and water you take in.
Now that JAMA and the CDC both have said that we need more salt to avoid heart attack and cardiovascular disease, why have doctors not got on the band wagon?
The Water Cures Protocol The Natural Allergies Antihistamine Protocol.
The antihistamine that comes from our adrenal glands is the strongest kind. Remember, histamine regulates water. Why would we need to shut off or change the transference of water inside our body when it is designed to do just this? Think animals in the wild.
Adrenaline is our fight or flight hormone. It has a specific use. When we drink coffee and especially caffeine, the adrenal glands are signaled to release adrenaline. So our emergency reserve is released just because we told it too by drinking a glass of coffee.
But what happens when we repeatedly call for adrenaline? The body will go into a very mild form of cachexia. Our bodies cannibalize themselves but at the level of the organs. Depending on how strong our liver is will determine the damage and which organ or system will suffer the most.
Since salt is the ultimate natural antihistamine, it stands to reason that we need to learn exactly how much we need based on our own biology. The water cures protocol is only a starting point. Likewise, it is only the foundation for our health. As such, we need to tailor it to our personal needs.
Why do some cultures put salt on melons when eating them?
Such foods are rich in potassium. In order to balance the bodies needs, salt is added.
Orange juice is loaded with potassium that is useless with out salt. If you do not eat enough salt when you drink the OJ< histamine is released to help expel the excess potassium.
How Much Salt 1/8th teaspoon of salt (or 3/4 gram) per 8 ounces (250 cc) or OJ for the potassium to be used in the body.