The Relationship Between Allergies and Estrogen

We’re diving into the connection between allergies and estrogen. While we typically associate estrogen with our menstrual cycles and fertility, it also plays a significant role in various processes within our bodies. As someone who experiences seasonal allergies, I understand the relevance of this discussion, especially as many individuals struggle with allergy symptoms like pollen sensitivities. So, let’s explore the intriguing relationship between estrogen and allergies.


Histamine, released by mast cells in response to toxins, holds a central role in this exploration. While temporary inflammation caused by histamine is necessary, excessive levels can lead to discomfort such as nasal congestion, gastrointestinal issues, and headaches. Interestingly, histamine is closely linked to reproductive function, particularly estrogen and ovulation. Estrogen triggers histamine release and simultaneously affects the efficiency of diamine oxidase (DAO), an enzyme responsible for clearing histamine. This intricate interplay can contribute to recurring allergy symptoms and common complaints, including headaches associated with food sensitivities.

Managing Allergies and Histamine

To effectively manage allergies and regulate histamine levels, adopting a low-histamine diet is beneficial. This specialized diet involves consuming foods with lower histamine content and avoiding those high in histamine. If you’re interested in exploring this dietary approach or seeking specific food recommendations, feel free to reach out. Our team is here to provide further information and support your journey toward better allergy management.

Additionally, minimizing exposure to known allergens is essential. While it may not be possible to avoid them entirely, identifying and managing food allergies, sensitivities, and environmental triggers can significantly reduce symptoms. While we can’t spend all our time indoors, making conscious efforts to minimize exposure can make a difference.

Reducing Inflammation and Balancing Estrogen

Reducing inflammation in the body is another valuable strategy for managing histamine and achieving better estrogen balance. Including anti-inflammatory foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants (such as vitamins C, A, and E), zinc, and selenium can help reduce inflammation and promote overall well-being.

If you find it challenging to determine your ideal diet, especially when certain foods trigger allergies, we offer personalized meal planning appointments through our website. By booking a session, you can receive a personalized meal plan to kickstart your journey to feeling good and energized for the summer season.

Understanding the intricate connection between allergies and estrogen empowers us to take control of our symptoms and lead vibrant lives. By adopting a low-histamine diet, minimizing allergen exposure, and reducing inflammation, we can combat allergies and achieve a healthier, more comfortable existence.

If you feel you need support in figuring out a sustainable and balanced approach to nutrition is key for long-term health, feel free to book a FREE discovery call with our practitioners at Cared For Wellness Virtual Health Clinic HERE and we start creating a strategic plan that will help you.