Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

9 Proven Treatments for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Plus, a Surprising New Comer

If you’ve ever spent time reading about allergies, you might have come across people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). People with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome often struggle just to obtain a diagnosis – due to the complexity of the disease and the lack of awareness within the mainstream medical community, patients can go months, if not several years, without relief for their illness.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

The Surprising Link Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Now imagine this happening in your own body. Your connective tissue – the “glue” that helps hold everything in place – is poorly constructed and isn’t strong enough, meaning that your skin and joints can stretch and hyperextend beyond normal human limits. The thought of being super flexible might sound cool, until you realize that it’s not just the limbs that get all jumbled up, your nerves do, too.This is a reality for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.

10 Fascinating Ways Vitamin B6 Affects Your Body & Brain

While the B vitamin complex might get a lot of attention, there’s one specific type that deserves a spotlight of its own – and that’s vitamin B6. This article is more than a list of benefits… It’s a deep dive into the role of B6 in your body. I think this vitamin is often overlooked and underrated so I wanted to be sure to explain exactly why it’s so important.

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar – Separating Facts from Fiction

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar – Separating Facts from Fiction

Growing up, your parents probably told you that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Turns out, apple cider vinegar may do just the same. From weight loss to cold and cough remedies to insect repellent, this superfood seems to be good for, well, just about everything. People put it in food and salad dressings, and they even drink it straight.

Testing

Your Ultimate Preventative Testing Guide for Optimal Health! 22 Things to Check When You Turn 30

In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren’t a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.

Undermethylation

Is Undermethylation Keeping You Down? What You Can Do

If you’ve struggled most of your life with depression and nervousness, or even tend to feel a little down in the dumps, you might want to check to see if you are undermethylating. Methylation status something I regularly check patients for because it’s a process the body needs to run diverse and vital functions, but oftentimes their methylation processing isn’t quite balanced – causing them to undermethylate or overmethylate.

doctor

How to Choose a Good Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor

Most people can relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.

Mast cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Here’s What You Need to Know When Histamine Goes Haywire

Unfortunately, mast cell disorders and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), in particular, are on the rise these days. I believe it’s in part because of the constant barrage of environmental toxins, molds, and chemicals. 
Let’s take a look at what exactly mast cell activation syndrome is, how it might be causing your mystery symptoms, and what you can do.