Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Much Needed Function Of The Histomine And Other Defense Mechanisms

I would like to go over some of the natural defense mechanisms our body uses to keep us in a healthy balance, namely histamine, inflammation, mucus, bacteria, environment, pain, and emotions.

Natural Cleanse
    Some of you probably heard of the connective tissues manipulation, massage, and cleanse, and maybe have had some.  

However, the fact is - our body already has many processes to cleanse itself.  
I will not discuss internal organs and glands like kidneys, liver, endocrine system, etc., which all work together to keep us in a healthy balance.

Let us examine others, starting with histamine, which has gotten such a negative reputation from conventional medicine.

"Histamine is an organic nitrogenous compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter.[3] Histamine is involved in the inflammatory response and has a central role as a mediator of pruritus.[4] As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found in nearby connective tissues. Histamine increases the permeability of the capillaries to white blood cells and some proteins, to allow them to engage pathogens in the infected tissues.[5]

...Bacteria also are capable of producing histamine using histidine decarboxylase enzymes unrelated to those found in animals. A non-infectious form of foodborne disease, scombroid poisoning, is due to histamine production by bacteria in spoiled food, particularly fish. Fermented foods and beverages naturally contain small quantities of histamine due to a similar conversion performed by fermenting bacteria or yeasts. 

A mast cell (also known as a mastocyte or a labrocyte[1]) is a type of white blood cell. Specifically, it is a type ofgranulocyte derived from the myeloid stem cell that is a part of the immune and neuroimmune systems and contains many granules rich in histamine and heparin. mast cells play an important protective role as well, being intimately involved in wound healing, angiogenesisimmune tolerance, defense against pathogens, and blood–brain barrier function.[2][3]

Most histamine in the body is generated in granules in mast cells and in white blood cells called basophils and eosinophils. Mast cells are especially numerous at sites of potential injury — the nose, mouth, and feet, internal body surfaces, and blood vessels. Non-mast cell histamine is found in several tissues, including the brain, where it functions as a neurotransmitter. Another important site of histamine storage and release is the enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cell of the stomach.
The most important pathophysiologic mechanism of mast cell and basophil histamine release is immunologic. These cells, if sensitized by IgE antibodies attached to their membranesdegranulate when exposed to the appropriate antigen

Histamine release occurs when allergens (or in other words, foreign substance - Eugeniya's remark) bind to mast-cell-bound IgE antibodies. Reduction of IgE overproduction may lower the likelihood of allergens finding sufficient free IgE to trigger a mast-cell-release of histamine.

Roles in the body

Although histamine is small compared to other biological molecules (containing only 17 atoms), it plays an important role in the body. It is known to be involved in 23 different physiological functions. Histamine is known to be involved in many physiological functions because of its chemical properties that allow it to be versatile in binding. It is Coulombic (able to carry a charge), conformational, and flexible. This allows it to interact and bind more easily.[14]
(posted on )

Mucus.  Watering 
Imagine your body full of toxins, clogging inside and outside your cells, and connective tissues, constricting blood flow and interfering with the neurological signaling.  These toxins might be hard stones, sticky and old.  How can your body get rid of them?  

What if it could liquefy the toxins, so they can be carried out?  

Mucous - " a ​sticky, ​wet ​liquid ​produced by ​glands (= ​special​organs) inside the ​nose, ​throat, and other ​parts of the ​body that ​help to ​protect them 
(posted on  )

For example, some foods are mucus-forming, meaning, they are hard to digest and might turn into toxins lodged in your body.  In other words - your body produces mucus to protect itself, and also to carry the toxins out.  

Another example is pollen from trees and flowers.  If it gets into your eyes, your eyes will water, trying to wash the pollen out.

One more example - swollen legs - too much toxins, stagnant lymph full of toxins, broken cell membranes from heavy weight and poor circulation.

is a function of your body to burn toxins.  The signs of inflammation could be redness and fever.

Note.  Other times, when we get injured, we get an inflammation as a signal for our body to repair itself.  

Autoimmune response
When the body is congested (blocked), and therefore repair processes can't take place, the T cells are trying to get through and attack whatever is in the way, even if it might be another body cell.

Environment determines what lives there.  Unfriendly friendly Bacteria
If you were to go to a garbage dump, you would find a lot of organisms, feasting on decaying substances.  This is what a foreign bacteria does in your body - helps you get rid of accumulated garbage.  Remove the garbage, and wallah -  the unfriendly friendly little guys will not proliferate.

Pain - a communication signal

"Don't kill the messenger"  Fix the problem instead.

And what conducts all these processes?  Your brain?  Partially.  
The correct answer is - emotions/memories stored in your cells.  Also, the foreign cells from whoever else lives in your body, i.e. Candida, will send you craving messages for the wrong food.

I have written separate posts on each mechanism in this post, and will update this post later on to include the links.

Meanwhile, I hope you feel fortunate you are a such sophisticated human machine.


Conventional medicine leads you to believe that the causes of so many diseases they created labels for, are unknown, or need to be blocked by cells-damaging medications.

The choice is yours - to address and assist your body, or ignore it, until your body gives you a stronger signal.  Eventually, it might be the last signal...

Is a surgery an answer to fixing the problem?  A temporary painful invasion accompanied by fear and  antibiotics?

Be well!


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