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The “OH Histamine” Diet

The “OH Histamine” Diet

Yeah, you read that right. It says “OH Histamine.” As in, a doting and gushing and favoring admirer. As in, “Ohhhh Histamine, you are absolutely mahhhvelous!” The mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) patient community has been focused on the trend of a...

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HAE & MCAS: Part II

HAE & MCAS: Part II

The goal of this post is to explore potential connections between Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), a common (but highly underdiagnosed) condition, and Hereditary Angioedema (HAE), a rarer disease. In order to do that, let's start with a little...

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HAE & MCAS: Part One

HAE & MCAS: Part One

February 28, 2018 is Rare Disease Day. I haven't found many blogs about HAE that discuss abdominal attacks, so I decided to take a stab at it and share my HAE story. I'll also share more information about HAE in Part II! My idea of the concept...

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Holiday Survival Tips for MCAS

Holiday Survival Tips for MCAS

The truth is, the holidays are (sadly) a stressful time for many. And we all know that stress, crowds, new foods and odors can all lead to mast cell degranulation… which makes the patient with MCAS feel like one giant party pooper. As I was pondering some...

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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...

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