Histamine: The Dark Side of Spring

Histamine: The Dark Side of Spring

By Stephanie Ray, Board Certified Naturopath

Do you notice your child has interesting symptoms during spring that aren’t present other times of the year? It could be a response to high histamine levels in their environment which are stimulating circulation and increasing blood flow. This may cause a child to experience many of the following behaviors:

  • Unprovoked anger & aggression
  • Unreasonable fears
  • Obsessive thoughts & behaviors
  • Constantly ‘adjusting’ oneself due to discomfort
  • Chronic erections or hands on private parts
  • Unable to feel the need to urinate
  • Sudden onset of cursing or saying inappropriate things 

"Histamine response to pollen is the 3rd leading cause of chronic health issues among children in the US." - Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Link Between Histamine and Behavior

The data suggesting the link between behavioral issues and histamine level was first established by the Dr. Carl Pfeiffer (1908-1988), a biochemist and medical doctor who specialized in the study of biochemical imbalances. These biochemical imbalances showed that histamine levels can disrupt neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, both of which play a role in mood, focus, sleep, and the regulation of energy. This disruption can profoundly impact children’s mood, emotions, and psychological well-being.

Science Opens Door to Understanding

Due to a significant increase in these reports during springtime, it's important to educate parents so they do not feel embarrassed or think their child is a 'bad kid'. A biological imbalance of histamine is often the result of an inefficient adrenal, liver and immune function.  Supporting these organ systems and utilizing ingredients that inhibit the release of histamine, can bring relief very quickly for your child as well as providing parents peace of mind that their children’s behavior is a naturally occurring, simple physiological reaction to outside stimuli.

Natural Solutions for Children’s Health and Histamine Management

BIORAY® Kids formulas address environmental toxins and provide support for children’s organ systems. They are one way parents can address potential issues due to high histamine levels.

  • NDF Calm® can help the liver process excess histamine as well as decrease aggravations associated with high histamine.
  • NDF Focus® binds to and removes environmental toxins that tire the body out creating a susceptibility to a histamine response and that cause focus, concentration, and clarity issues in children.

Histamine Effects Reversible

As Dr. Pfeiffer reported, and parents experience, these behaviors triggered by high histamine are not permanent and can be alleviated with specific organ support and removal of environmental toxins. BIORAY® Kids NDF Calm® and NDF Focus® provide the organs with support needed to help alleviate the effects of high histamine and the negative issues they can bring.

Fri, Apr 07, 23 |

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