Your body is like a finely-tuned machine – with every cell in your body working in harmony to keep you alive and maintain a delicate equilibrium. But, in our modern world that’s a whirlwind of chemicals, stressors, and sedentary living, even the most finely-tuned systems can use a little support. That’s why supporting your body’s…
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) happens with repeated symptoms of anaphylaxis – allergic symptoms such as hives, swelling, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing and severe diarrhea.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re stressed, it’s not just your mind that feels the pressure? Maybe you’ve experienced your heart racing, your stomach twisting in knots, or even a sudden rash appearing on your skin. That’s because, beneath the surface of our daily lives, there exists a remarkable interplay between stress and every…
*This post was sponsored by Aires Tech. Take a peek at your surroundings. Whether you’re cozying up at home, taking a break at the gym, logging in hours at work, or are on the go, I can all but guarantee you can point out at least a handful of technological devices nearby. In fact, there’s…
What comes to mind when you think of ways to be proactive about your health? If things like a healthy diet, exercise, and getting plenty of sleep pop into your head, you’re certainly not wrong. But there’s one often overlooked step that, as a Functional Medicine Doctor, I always recommend as one of the most…
Today, we’re going to dive into exactly what a highly sensitive person is, the great and not-so-great aspects of being so sensitive, and most importantly – some ways you can leverage your sensitivity to make it one of your most valuable and powerful strengths.
What do migraines, skin rashes, and digestive issues all have in common? They can all be triggered by a complex condition known as mast cell activation syndrome – a tricky imbalance that causes some of your immune cells to begin malfunctioning. Getting to the root cause of this perplexing condition and its troubling symptoms can…
Today we’re going to look at exactly what environmental sensitivities are, what mast cell activation syndrome is, and explore the fascinating link between these two conditions. Let’s dive in.
Today we’re going to explore exactly what mast cell activation syndrome is, how diagnostic criteria have changed in recent years, and explore 2 fascinating new treatment strategies.
In Episode #103, Dr. Jill interviews Dr. Tania Dempsey on all things related to Mast Cell Activation – triggers, solutions and treatments. Key Points Tania Tyles Dempsey, MD, ABIHM- Biography Dr. Tania Dempsey, MD, ABIHM is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She received her MD degree from The Johns Hopkins University…
In Episode #78, Dr. Jill Interviews Beth O’Hara on Mold and MCAS. Why is mold toxicity such a big trigger of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? Learn about Precision Mold Detox in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Sensitivities.
In Episode #67, Dr. Jill interviews Dr. Ann Corson about issues with hypercoagulation in chronic illness, and how Inflammation and infection may cause excess fibrin production. Excess fibrin production impairs oxygen getting to tissues and vital organs.
In Episode #66, Dr. Jill Interviews Dr. Lauren Tessier on Mold and Mycotoxins and how to test and treat for this common cause of autoimmunity. Learn more about immune dysfunction including TH17 dominance and it’s link to autoimmunity.
In Episode #64, Dr. Jill interviews Dr. Jill Crista about neuroinflammatory conditions such as mold toxicity, lyme disease, PANDAS, PANS and post-concussion syndrome. Learn why a weakened immune system is the core issue with chronic infections like Lyme disease.
Today we’re going to dive into exactly what mast cell activation syndrome is and what might be an underlying cause.
In Episode #29, Dr. Jill interviews Beth O’Hara founder of Mastcell360 on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) triggers, treatments and tips.
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.
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.
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.
If you suffer from severe allergies, histamine intolerance, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) or any other condition that causes your histamine levels to be higher or your body to less tolerant – then you know firsthand how powerfully histamine can rule over your life.
Mast cells are an important part of your immune system, without them you would never heal from an injury. However, there is a condition where they become overactive and cause serious problems in the body – this condition is called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS).