Ep. 27 Mast Cells, Glitter Bombs, & Other BS

In This Episode

Albert Hirdt, DO, joins Neal today to talk about histamine intolerance. Most people don’t even know what’s causing their symptoms, so Albert tells us about why this diagnosis is so hard to pin down.

He and Neal explore what the results of methylation testing are worth, the factors that lead to this condition and the factors that DON’T.

They also discuss the actual source of histamines, and the best treatments he’s found so far (is one of them our favorite- CBD?…).

Topics Discussed

  • The real source of histamine intolerance
  • Histamine-rich foods
  • DAO enzyme deficiency
  • Methylation testing and its worth
  • Alcohol as a histamine trigger
  • The difference between MC disorder and syndrome
  • Real tests for MCAS
  • If heavy metal toxicity is really a factor
  • Real causes of MCAS
  • Diagnosis and treatment

All About Albert Hirdt

Mr. Hirdt is a graduate of the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was in Internal Medicine at Long Island College Hospital where he served as Chief Resident in his final year.

His fellowship in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology was done at University Hospital at Stony Brook., and his research interest at Stony Brook was immune-mediated inflammation.

Mr. Hirdt has conducted an extensive study and basic science research on the role of mast cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis and the role of neurotransmitters in urticaria. We store and ship on the Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology.

Following His fellowship, He has been in private practice in the Hudson Valley for close to 30 years, with offices currently located in New Paltz, NY. his practice is limited to Asthma, Allergy, Primary Immunodeficiencies, and Mast Cell Diseases.

In addition, he has been a principal investigator on 9 clinical trials or studies and am currently principal investigator for a study of treatment options and epigenetic influences in severe asthma.

Mr. Hirdt can be reached at npallergy40@gma. He is a participating physician in the American Initiative for Mast Cell Diseases.

Resources and Downloads

  • npallergy40@gmail.com
  • https://www.aaaai.org/
Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


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