State of the Zebra Pit 2019 with Poll

How the Zebra Pit grew in 2018, plans for 2019 and a poll so you can help shape the future content we provide. Make your voice heard!

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Quercetin and MCADs

If you suffer from a mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) such as mastocytosis or mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS you may benefit greatly by taking quercetin, even over cromolyn. I recently found this bioflavinoid in my search to improve my own struggle with an as yet diagnosed mast cell condition and have been very impressed with the initial results. In this post, I will discuss the properties quercetin possesses, what’s been found in laboratory testing regarding the supplement, my own experiences with the supplement and whether it might be right for you.

MCAD: Medications and Treatments

Mast Cell Activation Disorders can be quite complex to treat. Able to attack any system in the body, there’s a wide range of symptoms one must account for when treating these disorders. In my previous posts, we discussed how eating a low histamine diet can help you avoid flares, along with other ways to avoid … Continue reading MCAD: Medications and Treatments

MCAD: Prevention & Avoiding Triggers

Like most disorders and syndromes that fall into the spoonie category, mast cell activation disorders (MCAD) are incurable. MCADs are often caused by genetic mutations, whether they’re primary like systemic mastocytosis, or secondary (comorbid), which is often the case in mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). In my last article, Are Most Spoonies Suffering from MCAD, … Continue reading MCAD: Prevention & Avoiding Triggers