Podcast Episode 191: Histamine Intolerance & Your Hormones with Heather Oricchio

Heather Oricchio is an integrative health practitioner specializing in helping women heal their gut and hormones, and is here to unpack how to holistically treat histamine intolerance as we approach allergy season! Heather shares the function of histamine in the body, and why it’s crucial to avoid long-term use of antihistamines. She talks about the root causes of histamine intolerance, along with diet, exercise, and natural remedy tips you can begin implementing today. 


In this episode of The Wellness Witch Podcast:

  • Heather’s journey with histamine intolerance
  • The function of histamine & what causes an intolerance
  • Foods to avoid when you have excess histamine
  • Most common causes of histamine intolerance
  • What to know about your hormones & histamine
  • Tips for allergy season & avoiding antihistamine use


You can find all the info and links about this episode at holisticwellness.ca/episode191.

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This show is produced by Soulfire Productions

Top 3 relevant quotes:

  1. Videogram (scratch) – 20, 24:45
  2. YouTube (scratch) – 10:30
  3. Taking antihistamines blocks your body from producing histamine, so it’s not a long-term strategy because it’s negatively affecting your gut health and hormones. Long-term use of some antihistamines has also been linked to memory problems and dementia.
    1. 30:10
  4. If you’re a CrossFit or high-intensity junkie, this is the time to cool down on those forms of exercise and replace them with something more restorative like walking, yoga, or resistance weights — because otherwise, you’ll be driving your histamine production up. 
    1. 33:30
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