Day 4 of menstruating: I shouldn’t be having cramps… But there it was, all “shoulds” aside. It can be alarming when we get unexpected pain. It can feel most comfortable to run away from it rather than to turn toward it and to find understanding with it.
This article isn’t about the stress of relationships with others, but about changing simple acts of relationship to self that can have drastic impacts on histamine levels. It is a call to date ourselves and change the way we eat and hold space for ourselves and our bodies as a way to calm inflammation and reduce our histamine loads. Will you heed the call?
Sufferers of histamine intolerance and of mast cell-associated disorders need to be especially skilled at managing stress responses in their bodies. This is especially true of sensitives and empaths who aren’t just managing their own stress, but the stresses of those around them too. Although it is not possible to remove all stress from our lives, what is possible is to calm the reaction our nervous systems have to stress.