There is new literature supporting the opinion that allergies and histamine release may contribute to the inflammation associated with the coronavirus infection.
To explore this topic more extensively, Michael Swail sat down for a conversation with Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM. Barry is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Medicine with a particular expertise in allergies and the histamine response.
Barry discusses how we can potentially reduce the impact of RNA viruses by regulating histamines and inflammation. He also reviews the impact of the cytokine storm and the body's immune response. Finally, Barry offers some recommendations for supporting kids' immune systems during this outbreak.
Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM
Barry is a Holistic Practitioner who specializes in biomedical and environmental medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has significantly improved.
Barry has a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School and has been certified as a Defeat Autism Now clinician. He has several published articles in The Autism File and Autism Science Digest. He has presented across the country for organizations such as TACA, Holistic Mom’s Network, National Autism Association and Autism One. Barry has also spoken for local organizations – the San Antonio Natural Parenting group and Any Baby Can San Antonio.