IBS pain is quite a bit different than pain in other areas of the body. If you just apply pressure to your arm, the pain is mild if you even get it. But if you cut your arm, the pain can become intense. This story is completely flipped in the gut. If you have surgery … Continue reading Major cause of IBS pain identified!!!
Mast cell activation syndrome(MCAS) treatment normally centers around blocking histamine. You've likely heard of histamine as the release of histamine from mast cells causes allergic symptoms. Symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, cough, and things of that nature. Mast cells are cells of the immune system that help protect the body against foreign invaders. Activation … Continue reading Mast cell activation syndrome treatment: Time’s on your side
Mast cell activation syndrome treatment currently centers around the use of anti-histamines and mast cell stabilizers. Mast cells are immune cells found in connective tissues in your body. Organs and tissues exposed to the external environment such as the gut have the highest density of mast cells. Activation of mast cells causes the release of … Continue reading Mast cell activation syndrome treatment: What’s the best diet?
Histamine intolerance(HIT) is a dietary intolerance that presents with symptoms similar to allergy. During allergic reactions, mast cells release inflammatory mediators, including histamine, that cause the classic symptoms of allergy. However, foods also contain histamine. As a result, when people with HIT ingest high amounts of histamine, they experience symptoms of allergy. But, it gets … Continue reading Histamine intolerance: Gaining relief from a poorly understood disorder
Mast cell activation syndrome(MCAS) is a condition where mast cells release histamine and other inflammatory mediators that cause allergic-type reactions in the body. As a results, people begin experiencing allergic-type reactions when they consume foods high in histamine or its precursors. Many people dealing with chronic mast cell activation spend a loooooooong time trying to … Continue reading Mast cell activation improving with circadian optimization
"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
The beautiful part about science is that different research groups come at problems from different perspectives. In a recent paper looking for biomarkers to differentiate irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) from inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) and healthy controls, researchers found a unique profile of proteins found in the intestinal fluids of people with IBS. These findings are great … Continue reading New study provides giant step in understanding cause of IBS symptoms
Histamine intolerance is a recently identified condition where people have an "allergic" reaction to the histamine found in food. Histamine is a molecule that we all make that's involved in the nervous and immune systems. Many people know of histamine due to its role in causing the symptoms related to allergies: Itchy eyes and skin … Continue reading Hacking histamine intolerance: What you need to know to heal