How Histamines in Red Wine Affect Autoimmune Diseases

How Histamines in Red Wine Affect Autoimmune Diseases

Do you notice an unexplained headache or face flush when you drink red wine? What about inexplicable anxiety, itchy throat, or a stuffy nose following wine consumption? If any of these sound familiar, you might have histamine intolerance.

Katy Gruner, a Dallas mother of two young boys, recently remarked that histamines in food and wine have a significant negative impact on her mild autoimmune conditions, both Hashimoto’s and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

“At a recent appointment, my doctor advised that I limit my consumption of histamines because of how they affect my thyroid and autoimmune diseases. I had no idea that histamine intolerance caused by red wine was exacerbating my symptoms,” noted Gruner. “I wasn’t sure what was causing the persistent rash and congestion, and previously didn’t associate those symptoms with wine. The Wand™ makes it possible for me to drink the red wine I love without instigating an uncomfortable autoimmune reaction.”

Almost 24 million Americans have an autoimmune condition. Even if you aren’t one of them, you should still pay attention to the classic symptoms of histamine intolerance that you might have misattributed in the past. Common symptoms include flush skin, rashes, a runny nose, dizziness, congestion, GI distress and even anxiety.

Each variety of wine contains a unique concentration of several known histamines. Factors influencing the amount of histamines found in a particular wine include growing environment, harvesting practices and the fermentation processes used. In addition, individuals have varying sensitivities to the histamines present in different wines, so the types and severity of reactions can change significantly from one variety of wine to the next. Red wine often contains more histamines that white wine.

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