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.

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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

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

September is Interstitial Cystitis month and before the month gets away from us completely, I wanted to talk about this little known syndrome that was my constant companion for the last several years. While the mechanisms behind IC aren’t always clear, it is becoming widely considered to be the work of misbehaving mast cells, as … Continue reading What is Interstitial Cystitis?

It’s My Hair and I’ll Cry if I Want To

In March, I started writing a piece on my newfound love and respect for long hair and what it symbolizes for me. Since then, I’ve entered into a long term flare that forced me to recognize that all the little allergic reactions I was having to various things was having a much bigger impact than … Continue reading It’s My Hair and I’ll Cry if I Want To