Recommended MCAS Reading List
Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Author: Amber Walker, PT, DPT
At 542 pages and referencing over 1200 academic articles, this book is the longest and most thorough resource on mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) to date. Topics include diagnostic considerations, coexisting conditions like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and POTS, common root issues including viral/bacterial infections, mold illness and toxin overload, mainstream and natural treatment options, dietary considerations, strategies to foster holistic healing, and much more.
Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity
Author: Lawrence B. Afrin, M.D.
Dr. Afrin is a pioneer in terms of the identification, diagnosis and treatment of MCAS. His book includes valuable information and case studies suitable for patients and practitioners alike.
Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand
Author: Julie Rehmeyer
A very well written patient account of mysterious chronic illness and the potential toxic influence of mold.
The Driscoll Theory® Newly Revised: The Cause of POTS in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and How to Reverse the Process
Author: Diana Driscoll
A must-read for patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dysautonomia, MCAS, Chiari malformation, intracranial pressure issues, and other conditions that tend to go hand-in-hand.
The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health–AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT
Author: Joseph Pizzorno
An informative and practical resource for anyone with chronic illness. Removing toxin sources can have a profound impact on patients with MCAS!
My Crazy Life: A Humorous Guide to Understanding Mast Cell Disorders
Authors: Daniel & Pamela Hodge
Written from the patient perspective, Pamela Hodge takes us on her journey of navigating the healthcare system and anaphylaxis triggers through her sobering and entertaining personal account.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Fight Against Allergic Disease
Authors: Xiu-Min Li, M.D. & Henry Ehrlich
This book includes one chapter on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and gives a brief overview and case scenario of holistic management.
My Invisible Cosmic Zebra has Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Now What? A Caretaker’s Workbook
Author: Jessie Riley
This delightful coloring workbook is suitable for pre-teens, teens and young adults recently diagnosed with MCAS. It has sections on motivation, optimism, directions, encouragement, reassurance, guidance, comfort, enthusiasm, insights and inspiration.
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