Inflammation is the body’s response to fixing an injury. When a child falls and scrapes his or her knee it is the inflammation that stops the bleeding. When we’re diabetic and we have high blood sugar it makes little cuts in our arteries. Our body responds by releasing inflammation and clotting those little cuts to stop the bleeding.
Inflammation is what makes us itch when we get poisen ivy. Histamine can cause that itching and is one of hundreds of inflammatory compounds. Here’s what just histamine can do according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: hives, flushing, itchy skin, nose congestion, runny nose, sneezing, difficulty breathing, irregular cycles, stomach aches, cramps or diarrhea, anaphylaxia, heart palpitations, hypertension, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, arousal and contribute to the regulation of body temperature, food intake, moving, learning, memory and circadian rhythm.
In a person with food reactions these reactions are happening on top of one another and this is only 1 mediator out of hundreds the body can produce. Clear the inflammation and watch the symptoms respond!