Treatment of MCAS

While we do not currently know what causes MCAS, there are effective ways of controlling it. Reducing and aggressively managing the inflammation involved in MCAS is a critical first step before treating chronic infections.

Diet

In our practice, we get the best results when a MCAS patient addresses their dietary triggers prior to incorporating any stabilizing medications or supplements. The diet helps to drive down the inflammation initially to allow the stabilizers to be more effective.

Dietary intervention is the first essential step where one would eliminate:

  • High histamine foods

  • Avoid leftovers

  • Avoid fermented foods like sauerkraut, kim-chi, yogurt and kombucha

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Treating Mast Cell Activation Syndrome can be challenging without addressing the environmental triggers. Watch our video for some tips on how to properly implement a low histamine diet to help reduce inflammation.

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Mast Cell Stabilizers

After several weeks of dietary management, one may add one or more of several mast cell stabilizers that are available including: antihistamines, cromolyn sodium, ketotifen, quercetin and other nasal compounds.

Mast Cell Drivers

Though diet and mast cell stabilizers can manage MCAS symptoms, they still doesn’t address the driving force behind the condition.

As we continue to learn more, we are finding various factors drive this exaggerated immune response including:

  • Exposure to water damaged buildings

  • Exposure to EMFs

  • Emotional Stress

  • Chronic infections including Parasites

  • Environmental toxins and heavy metals

In our treatment of Autism, Lyme and Mold patients, evaluation and treatment of MCAS has become a cornerstone of proper treatment. Once the inflammation has been contained, we are able to implement successful protocols with greater ease.

NEW ARTICLE

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: A Key Exploration in Recovering from Chronic Lyme Disease

by Raj Patel, MD, Thalia Farshchian, ND and Scott Forsgren, FDN-P

July, 2019

 
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