Dee McCaffrey, a critically acclaimed author of The Science of Skinny, seamlessly integrates her organic chemistry background with expertise in functional nutrition, weight loss and metabolic health. Dee holds a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health and
is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical nutrition.
Renowned for shedding 100 pounds and sustaining it for over three decades, Dee is a sought-after guest on U.S. media and a speaker at conferences. Leading a private nutrition practice, she co-founded Processed-Free America, a non-profit dedicated to global awareness of the health implications of processed foods.
Histamine intolerance, also known as enteral histaminosis or sensitivity to dietary histamine, is a non-immune-mediated adverse reaction to food that arises from a reduced capacity to degrade histamine in the intestine. This condition has gained prominence in recent years due to its diverse and often perplexing array of non-immunological symptoms such as headaches, skin outbreaks, sleep disorders, mood dysregulation, allergic-like reactions, gastrointestinal disorders (IBS), asthma, and others.
This presentation explores the multifaceted mechanisms underlying histamine intolerance, including genetic predisposition, and altered histamine metabolism, and highlights the significance of nutrition, gut microbiota and lifestyle in modulating histamine levels and symptom severity.