Mast cells are immune cells which release histamine and dozens other chemical messengers in response to some trigger. The histamine and other chemicals serve a purpose under normal conditions, but when they build up in excess, they can cause hives, allergies, food intolerances, migraines, GI symptoms, and many other surprising symptoms.
“The videos and blogs below will provide much more information, but the short answer to the question “what is a mast cell?” goes like this. Mast cells are immune cells which release histamine and dozens other chemical messengers in response to some trigger. The histamine and other chemicals serve a purpose under normal conditions, but when they build up in excess, they can cause hives, allergies, food intolerances, migraines, GI symptoms, and many other surprising symptoms.
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What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?
In caring for mold toxic patients, we can’t get over focused on just the toxin removal process. Mold has too many “friends” including a syndrome called MCAS, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Without addressing the “friends” of mold, recovery is difficult and detox may not be possible.
Mast cells are immune cells which help coordinate other immune responses through releasing over 200 different chemical mediators including serotonin, histamine, and tryptase. Under normal circumstances, they… READ MORE
Feed Your Mast Cells Some Fiber
In functional medicine, we search high and low for studies that either explain mechanisms of therapies we already use successively or for new ways to use old therapies. Folkerts et al in Frontiers of Immunology accomplished both goals in a 2018 article I just found. Like all discoveries, it is built on the work of countless others to lay a foundation. From the growing understanding of mast cell function to the growing epidemic of allergic diseases, there was added a recognition of fiber and its breakdown product, butyrate, in modulating allergic diseases. In this paper,… READ MORE
Quercetin Review (a therapy we often use for MCAS)
Quercetin finds itself in a number of Sanctuary protocols due to the multiplicity of benefits it has to offer. The natural substance boasts among its most well-known functions effects in ameliorating allergies, preventing oxidation of LDL cholesterol, assisting in metal detoxification, and providing anti-oxidant protection. Lesser-known benefits include for those with prostatitis and very mild effects on lowering blood pressure and blood sugar. 2020 has highlighted its anti-viral effects as many use it in COVID 19 protocols.
Summaries of effects:… READ MORE
Having helped many with histamine and mast cell dysfunction, we look forward to your first Introductory Consult and seeing you recover from whatever root cause we find for your mast cell activation.