Germ vs terrain theory: Which one causes infectious disease?

In the battle of germ vs terrain theory of infectious disease, who wins? This is the topic of today's video blog. Recent events have re-hashed a previously settled debate in the scientific community. But nothing has changed in the science community, nor should it. This debate is more a product of how social media has … Continue reading Germ vs terrain theory: Which one causes infectious disease?

Histamine intolerance: Gaining relief from a poorly understood disorder

Histamine intolerance(HIT) is a dietary intolerance that presents with symptoms similar to allergy. During allergic reactions, mast cells release inflammatory mediators, including histamine, that cause the classic symptoms of allergy. However, foods also contain histamine. As a result, when people with HIT ingest high amounts of histamine, they experience symptoms of allergy. But, it gets … Continue reading Histamine intolerance: Gaining relief from a poorly understood disorder