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Dr. John Gannage MD, CCFP
Medicine Professional Corporation
300 Main St. Markham N
Markham, ON. L3P1Y8
Leader in Integrative Medicine to Restore Health and Prevent Disease.

When Histamine Intolerance Feels Like A Panic Attack

This post is part of an ongoing series on histamine intolerance, which Dr. Gannage has described as a "game changer in chronic illness". If you missed the first post, which explains what histamine intolerance is, you can read it here.

Excess histamine might help to explain panic attack symptoms that don't appear to be linked to a panic disorder.

In the heart, histamine functions as a vasodilator, meaning that it widens our blood vessels, and therefore there is less resistance to blood pumping through the body. Imagine a running hose that is widened, suddenly allowing more water to flow through, with less resistance or pressure. Just like this hose, the widening of blood vessels and decrease in resistance causes a drop in blood pressure. At the same time, your heart rate increases, as it works to get the same volume of blood through the widened vessels.

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What Kinds of Foods Help to Counteract Toxic Heavy Metals? 

Toxic heavy metals are all around us, from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the chemicals that surround us, and when they build up in our bodies, they can lead to a series of health problems. There are many foods that can help in the process of heavy metal detoxification (although they are by no means a solution on their own). 

In the spirit of the season of food, here are a few things to include in your holiday feast that might help to counteract the effects of toxic heavy metals: 

Sulfur rich foods: Cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garlic, and onion are examples of sulfur containing foods which can help in the process of detoxification.

Foods high in vitamin C: Oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, kale, and red peppers can help to reduce the toxic effects of heavy metals thanks to their high vitamin C content.

Pectin rich fruits and vegetables: Pectin is a soluble fiber found in pears, green apples, citrus fruits, cabbage, beets, and carrots. Pectin has been found to increase heavy metal excretion.

Foods containing amino acids: Amino acids are considered natural chelating agents and can be found in corn, whole grains, spinach, carrots, turnips, plums, grapes, and pomegranates.
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Mon. Dec. 26: CLOSED
Tues. Dec. 27: CLOSED
Wed. Dec. 28: 8:30- 11:30 
Thurs. Dec. 29: 8:30-11:30
Fri. Dec. 30: CLOSED
Jan. 2nd- 6th: CLOSED 

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Mon. Dec. 26: CLOSED
Tues. Dec. 27: CLOSED
Wed. Dec. 28: 8:30- 4:30
Thurs. Dec. 29: 8:30- 4:30
Fri. Dec. 30: 8:30- 3:00
Mon. Jan. 2nd: CLOSED
Jan 3rd- 6th: 9:00- 4:00

Regular clinic hours will resume Monday, January 9th, 2017

COMING SOON: New year = new website! Stay tuned for the new and improved 

What Are Mast Cells? 

A primer on the common thread tying together chronic inflammatory diseases of all kinds
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Winter Blues? 

What's Happening and How to Cope

What I'm Reading

Dr. Gannage's latest recommendations from around the web
Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of holidays!
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