Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living magazine announced today they will publish an interview with Dr. Albert Missbichler, one of the world’s leading experts on food intolerance, in their next issue hitting health food stores in September.
More than 20 percent of Americans suffer from food intolerance—a delayed, negative reaction to a food, beverage or food additive, usually due to insufficient levels of a specific enzyme. According to Dr. Missbichler, “Food intolerance is a bigger problem than food allergy, which involves only 1 to 2 percent of Americans.”
Dr. Missbichler explains how to differentiate if you are experiencing food intolerance or food allergy—an abnormal reaction to food usually triggered by the body's immune system that can cause serious illness and, in some cases, death. Dr. Missbichler says, “The question is: When do symptoms occur? If they are present within five minutes, it is an allergy. If they present after half an hour or later, it is food intolerance. In addition, allergy reactions do not depend on the amount of food you take, whereas food intolerance worsens as you consume more and more of the offending food.”
The four primary types of known food intolerance are in response to lactose, gluten, fructose, and histamine. Conditions such as lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance have only recently gained credence, according to the national health magazine's report. Yet perhaps the most prevalent variety—histamine intolerance—is still virtually unknown. Histamine intolerance is an inability to digest the histamine found in many foods due to inadequate activity of the enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO). Dr. Missbichler says, “Histamine-related food intolerance is actually as big a problem—if not bigger—than gluten-related food intolerance.”
Histamine levels are very high in popular “guilty pleasure” foods such as pizza, beer, red wine, cured and smoked meats and fish, many types of cheeses and nuts, and various fruits and vegetables. As foods lose their freshness, they also accumulate increased levels of histamine. Unfortunately, millions of Americans have insufficient levels of DAO to process the high levels of histamine in many of the foods they love and find so hard to resist.
The effects of histamine-related food intolerance can range from common digestive system problems such as abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence to headaches, skin rashes, eczema and hives—all due to the body’s inability to degrade histamine. Until recently, the only options for those with histamine intolerance included suffering these symptoms or avoiding all histamine-rich foods.
In his interview, Dr. Missbichler recommends that people with histamine-related food intolerance take the natural supplement Histame® from Naturally Vitamins, the exclusive patented source of DAO in the United States and Canada. Histame’s DAO was first approved for sale in the United States in 2008. Previously, hundreds of thousands of Europeans were helped by the same source of DAO since its introduction to Europe in 2004.
Dr. Missbichler says, “The Histame formula is the first worldwide to decrease histamine levels that cause food intolerance by replenishing DAO. This clinically shown dietary supplement regulates histamine levels in the body. Histame is intended for children (5 years and older), teenagers, and adults consuming foods rich in histamine. Histame is not intended for those who have immune system-related food allergies.”
About Naturally Vitamins
For more than 35 years, Naturally Vitamins has been the industry leader in the use of nutritional enzyme preparations to help balance deficiencies connected to aging. In 1988, Naturally Vitamins introduced systemic enzymes to the United States, a class of enzymes widely distributed among living organisms. Every Naturally Vitamins product is produced in the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using green technology, energy-saving equipment and recyclable/biodegradable materials. This manufacturing facility exceeds the current Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines.
Naturally Vitamins has worked aggressively to make Histame® available to U.S. consumers after partnering with the creator’s development company Sciotec Diagnostic Technologies GmbH. The DAO enzyme contained in Histame was acknowledged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) in 2008. Histame can be purchased online at www.histame.com and from health food stores nationwide. For more information visit www.histame.com or call 1-800-899-4499.
About The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living magazine
The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living magazine (DPHL) is published monthly by Freedom Press Media, a cutting-edge publisher of natural health and environmental books located near Los Angeles, California. Known for its scientifically focused articles about natural health products and solutions, DPHL is distributed to health foods stores, book stores, newsstands, health care practitioners, and individuals nationwide. You can find DPHL articles online at www.healthylivingmag.com or by following “DPHealthyLiving” on Twitter. Listen to DPHL’s editor David Steinman interview natural health experts on Green Patriot Radio at www.greenpatriotradio.com.