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I would say the biggest connection between Candida and Diamine oxidase is the fact that yeast (Candida) is extremely high in histamines.
Naturally, another connection between the two is the presence of allergies in both cases, and of course it’s possible to have a deficiency of Diamine oxidase ‘during’ a Candida infestation just as it’s possible with otherwise perfect health, or during other diseases and illnesses. You can see how this could cause double trouble with allergies during the infestation. Candida is a cause of allergies (as you know) especially in the case of leaky gut syndrome, and since Diamine oxidase is responsible for the removal of histamine from the body, a deficiency of this would also result in allergies (sorry if I seem to have just repeated myself just in different wording).
The requirements for sufficient DAO amounts in the body are the presence of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, and it can be inhibited by certain food additives. Of course there are products available which supposedly regulate histamine levels in the body. One of these is called Histame. Here’s some information on Histame.
“Histame is for people whose discomfort is caused by intestinal food intolerance, a non-immune system-based occurrence. Histame is the first product available to regulate histamine levels that can cause food intolerance by replenishing the body’s digestive enzyme Diamine oxidase (DAO).”
If you believe that you have the problem of insufficient DAO, of course you would want to cut down the production of histamines by avoiding the foods that produce it. That leads me to ask, are you still taking grapefruit seed extract? If so, you may want to leave it out of your regimen since grapefruits are one food item that produces more histamine. So do tinned fish such as herring, trout, (and others) as well as smoked fish.
How have you been lately, Thomas?