Top 10 Free Apps for Patients with MCAS

Top 10 Free Apps for Patients with MCAS

These days, it seems we are bombarded with information overload and technology. My general philosophy on phone apps is one of “less is more” … but I think that they can be useful tools in some instances. The trouble is, it often takes a lot of troubleshooting to find...
5 Gratitude Practices for the Holidays

5 Gratitude Practices for the Holidays

I’ve always loved Thanksgiving. A time to slow down before the typical whirlwind month of December. A holiday focused around quality time with loved ones. For sufferers of MCAS, the holidays often bring added or unique struggles as stress and dietary changes are...
So You Think You Have MCAS… What Next?!

So You Think You Have MCAS… What Next?!

I’ll never forget the day I discovered Dr. Afrin’s book “Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity.” In a short time frame, I experienced 17 years-worth of suppressed emotions over finding...
Analogies for Mast Cell Activation Disease

Analogies for Mast Cell Activation Disease

There seems to be some confusion out there about the lingo surrounding Mast Cell Activation Disease (MCAD). Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and MCAD are often inappropriately used interchangeably, but it’s easy to see how all of the acronyms can get mixed up....