Alison Vickery is a board-certified health coach who specialises in helping people overcome histamine intolerance, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS or mould illness), and other functional GUT issues.
In this episode, we talk about Alison’s long struggle with histamine intolerance and how healing herself lead her into the work of helping others suffering from similar issues.
Alison has written a number of e-books around the topic histamine intolerance and works as a health coach with clients globally.
[0:55] – Alison’s back story and how she became a health coach working with people suffering from histamine intolerance
[2:40] – Drug intolerance and it’s connection to histamine intolerance
[6:34] – The symptoms that Alison was struggling with prior to a diagnosis of histamine intolerance
[7:19] – Insomnia and histamine intolerance
[9:52] – Histamine intolerance is a symptom, not a diagnosis
[10:00] – Why is it that people were once able to tolerate histamines in their diet and then suddenly are unable to?
[14:02] – For people with histamine intolerance what are the types of symptoms they will experience after an exposure to histamine?
[15:19] – Another major source of histamine other than food is bacterial infections in the GUT
[17:11 ]– The two main enzymes that break down histamine
[18:55] – The GUT tests that Alison runs with clients
[21:05] – DAO (diamine oxidase) tests; Australia Immunopro, USA Dunwoody labs
[21:24] – Variation of DAO during a women’s cycle
[24:45] – Genetic test for medication tolerance
[33:05] – H-Pylori and it’s connection to histamine intolerance
[37:45] – Alison’s treatment packages that she offers to her clients
[42:57] – Over the last 7 years of being a health coach what are some of the things that you’ve learned working with people
[53:35] – Graded histamine intolerance list