The hives - main offender

Hives or other skin rashes

  • Tingling in the mouth
  • Swollen lips, mouth or throat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Abdominal pain  and/or diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Anaphylaxis (a kind of shock that can be fatal)
  • and more. If you even suspect a soy allergy, you should be seeking medical help NOT web help. But this page is about soy sensitivity.

    Estrogen stimulates mast cells to make more histamine   and  estrogen  down-regulates the DAO enzyme  that you need to clear histamine. At the same time, histamine stimulates the ovaries to make more estrogen . The net result is a vicious cycle of:

    There is an old adage that if you want to get a definitive answer to any beekeeping question, just ask a second- or third-year beekeeper, as they are generally at the peak of their confidence level regarding their knowledge about beekeeping (and often blog away offering advice to others).  After that, most of us are humbled by the fact that beekeeping is a lifelong learning experience, full of surprises, and ruled largely by Murphy’s Law.

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