Histamines, Endometriosis and InfertilityHappy Fertile Friday!!  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about histamines and the impact of having too much histamine on our health.  In doing that research, I came across a website called The Low Histamine Chef, and a blog post that the author of that site had written on histamines, endometriosis and infertility.

One might wonder what the two might have to do with one another, but given that mast cells, the cells that release histamines, are found in the ovaries, we start to see a possible connection.  The premise is that the histamines can trigger ovulation, but that the eggs released are almost always immature, which means that they are unlikely to be fertilized and start their embryonic life.  Women with endometriosis also may have higher levels of histamines, and endometriosis may contribute to infertility.  It’s hard to know how significant the histamine issue is, but it’s something else to consider especially in cases of unexplained infertility.

The Low Histamine Chef Yasmina Ykelenstam did a great job explaining these possibilities in more detail, so I’m going to direct you to her blog post on the topic if this is of interest to you.