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Last updated July 17, 2023

Histamine Intolerance and Candida Connections

Ever experience unexplained itching, migraines, or dizziness?

Histamine intolerance and candida have close ties that can’t be ignored.

The histamine intolerance symptoms can seem very random and hard to pin down. Histamine is an important neurotransmitter and has vital functions such as dilating blood vessels to help fight infections, digesting food and the nervous system.

After struggling with symptoms of histamine for years, I have noticed a connection between candida and histamine intolerance.

Symptoms of Histamine Intolerance:

  • Anemic
  • Smells/perfumes causing migraines
  • Low blood pressure
  • Acne
  • Muscle wasting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fungal infections
  • Anxiety
  • Protein in urine
  • Memory loss
  • Brain fog
  • Confusion
  • Allergic to many medications
  • Dizziness
  • Hard to regulate body temperature
  • Cold sweats
  • Sinus Infections
  • Tissue swelling/hives
  • Migraine/headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Fatigue
  • Itchy eyes/ears
  • Loss of appetite
  • Arrhythmia
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Frequent urination
  • Shortness of breath

If you have followed me for very long you will notice that most of these symptoms are also the same as a candida infection or a systemic histamine fungal infection. They are eerily similar!

There are many reasons for someone to have high histamine issues and candida and fungus is one of the main culprits. When candida grows and multiplies in the gut it can create and release histamine and inflammation. It also decreases your bodies ability to break down histamine by reducing DAO which is an enzyme that eats away extra histamine.

If your body can’t break histamine down and your gut is producing extra…symptoms will escalate quickly.

Candida also releases mycotoxins as it reproduces that are poisonous to our systems. Candida and fungus can create its own alcohol in the bloodstream. If you struggle with histamine intolerance, you know how toxic alcohol can be. Almost all people with histamine intolerance can’t touch alcohol without a reaction and the same thing is also true for candida and histamine fungal infections. It causes a flare in symptoms almost immediately.

Histamine intolerance and candida go hand in hand.

Reduce candida in the system you reduce histamine levels.

I recently spent a few weeks on a prescription anti-fungal and other histamine reducing supplements, and noticed a huge reduction in my histamine intolerance symptoms. This of course was paired with a meal plan for reducing candida. In order to reduce candida, you have to reduce their food source. Understanding what makes fungus flourish is vital to feeling better.

You can spend forever piecing together a plan to reduce candida, I’ve tried many times. Recently I ran across the Ultimate Candida Diet Program. It’s a program designed by a doctor to kill off candida and rapidly reduce symptoms like the ones I mentioned above.

It comes with guidance, recipes, and the education to change your symptoms forever because you aren’t covering up the symptoms you are getting to the root.

You can’t live on Benadryl forever, eliminating everything in your environment that gives you reactions. It’s so satisfying to actually deal with the root of the symptoms instead of chasing band-aid solutions.

If you are tired of dealing with histamine intolerance I would recommend checking out the Ultimate Candida Diet so you can start reducing the toxins, inflammation and histamine levels in your body.I’ve spent years studying candida and histamine, I’ve been asked to create a program to help others but I can honestly say that the information I have found in the Ultimate Candida Diet is all I would say and more.

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  1. How do I know if I have histamine intolerance or candida? I have been on a diet for candida and it is helping but I want to know if there’s more to it.

  2. I’ve had only one outbreak of hives am now i’m starting to wonder if i have histamine intolerance because i have severe acne that some how can’t get rid of, a bit anxiety, fatigue, migraines, loss of appetite and one or two others symptoms as well. I just don’t know what to do, especially about the acne part.

  3. Curious – would you recommend the Whole Journey Kick Candida program or the Ultimate Candida Diet Program to get rid of candida? You mention both of the programs on you site, so just curious which program you like better…

    1. It depends on your needs. The Ultimate Candida Diet is an ebook with directions and recipes. The Whole Journey Candida program has videos and is a more robust program. If you feel you need more step by step help, I would recommend the Whole Journey. If you think you can run the program on your own without help, the Ultimate Candida Diet should be enough. Hope that helps!

  4. I’m wondering why it’s important to not let bone broth sit? I also use my insta pot to make it, but it usually sits in my fridge for up to a week before consumption. Can you please explain why this is not recommended? Thank you!

    1. I personally can’t drink it after it has been sitting for more than a few hours, especially a few days, without getting allergic reaction symptoms. If you don’t have any symptoms after that long then great! The longer things sit after cooking, it grows bacteria and is a huge trigger for people with histamine problems.

      1. Hi! I am curious if anyone can help with a candida diet for people with a histamine intolerance to bone broth, fermented foods ACV etc.

        I wish I could drink kettle and fire bone broth but it makes me get blood shot eyes and flushed face.

        Thank you!!

        1. Hi Rita, since histamine issues are triggered by different things for different people I would just make a list of your triggers and eat around them. For example, I can’t eat leftovers so I could follow a candida type diet and just not eat leftovers. I also don’t do well with vinegars. I think your best bet is to keep some type of food journal and write down how you feel so you know exactly what foods are bothering you. Have you tried making bone broth in an instant pot and freezing the leftovers?

    1. Hi Lorrie, I’m so sorry you are suffering. I hope you can get some relief by addressing histamine and candida. I wish you the best.