In today’s episode, we learn from one of the clinical leaders in Functional Medicine that our mast cells are one of the “good guys” in our immune systems. That said, when assaulted by a toxic and infectious load, they can become overzealous, creating a long list of downstream symptoms that can result in what’s called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I know you’re going to love this conversation! It’s all about “backing it up” for the best clinical outcomes and successes in practice.

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Two relevant articles from Dr. Carnahan:
When histamine goes haywire
MCAS – What you need to know

Dr. Carnahan mentioned two doctors who specialize in MCAS:
Dr. Lawrence Afrin
Dr. T. C. Theoharides

Related episodes:
Episode #27 where Dr. Jill Carnahan Maps Toxic Mold on the 15-Minute Matrix
Episode #79 where Dr. Vincent Pedre Maps Endotoxemia on the 15-Minute Matrix
Episode #105 where Lara Adler Maps Water Contamination on the 15-Minute Matrix
Episode #120 where Alex Howard Maps the Sympathetic Nervous System on the 15-Minute Matrix