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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome & Lyme.

What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

Mast cells are immune system cells found throughout the body. In the past, in medicine we thought they were only turned on to release histamines in allergic reactions. However we now know that they are turned on by a host of things like:

  • Lyme and other bacteria,
  • things that trigger allergies called allergens,
  • inflammation chemicals called cytokines,
  • drugs,
  • molds and fungae,
  • proteins,
  • toxins,
  • stress through an adrenal gland stimulating chemical called corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH),
  • and viruses.

When Mast Cells become too turned on

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