Hey everyone, Just an exciting little update– I met with Dr. Castells last week (for those who don’t know, she’s one of the top mast cell experts in the world!). Somehow, I was lucky enough back in 2018 to get in off her waiting list and become one of her patients. Dr. Castells has taught me so many things I could never have learned anywhere … Continue reading Dr. Castells officially approves of my blog 🙂
Hey guys, One of the things I love about doing coaching calls is that, when I listen to all of your stories, it helps me pick out the pieces of my own story that are actually universal. There were glimmers of hope and pieces of insight along the way, that I didn’t necessarily realize were going to be key at the time— all I could … Continue reading I made it.
Looking back three years ago when I first developed mast cell issues… I hardly could’ve dreamed I’d get the point I’m at now. I honestly don’t think about my mast cell issues that much, on a day to day basis. I’ve reduced my medication by a full 90% I exercise regularly I drink coffee (an important part of my life lol) I’ve dramatically expanded my … Continue reading New adventures
Hey everyone! Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here! I’ve been crazy busy with a lot of different projects, such as my SI joint blog, and… drumroll, please… health coaching sessions. I originally started offering coaching through my SI joint blog. I had so many people reaching out to me from all over the world– people emailing me their phone numbers, etc. … Continue reading Coaching for Mast Cell Healing 🙂
Hey everyone, I know that, of course, the main thing you’ll all be wondering is how I’m doing now. In general, I don’t discuss my specific symptoms in a lot of detail — even if it’s to share positive news about how they’re improving! That’s because I want to keep my site compatible with neural retraining. However, I DO want to share my story, and … Continue reading How am I doing now?
Hey everyone, Update: hey everyone, Be sure to check out my new site at mastcellhealing.com! That’s where I’ll be posting updates going forward! I shared my story recently in an online support group, and someone asked what my advice is to start getting an MCAS diagnosis. In recent posts, I’ve told the story of how I got my diagnosis, despite the fact that I didn’t … Continue reading How to get an MCAS diagnosis
I am so incredibly fortunate to have found an amazing team of medical professionals to help me on this journey. When I’m trying to tackle a problem, I tackle it from all angles. That’s why, when I was first diagnosed, I reached out to get a wide range of perspectives to help me through. First, I found Dr. Jonathan Bayuk. He was the keynote speaker … Continue reading My treatment team
Hey everyone, I thought it might be helpful to start chronicling some of my moments of success. Like, times I was able to do (or eat!) something that once seemed impossible. If you’re new to my blog, I was diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome in 2018 by a few doctors, including Dr. Maria Castells. Dr. Castells, and others, told me it was possible for … Continue reading A mast cell moment of success (sweet potatoes!)
Hey everyone, So this post is the product of way more time spent researching that I’d intended! A few months ago I started noticing my dishwasher was leaving residue on everything. At first, I thought it was purely a chemical sensitivity reaction to the detergent, as the very first thing I noticed was that my throat would start hurting anytime I ate or drank anything. … Continue reading Dishwasher hacks for multiple chemical sensitivity
Hey everyone, I just had a check-in with my nurse practitioner/friend Erin, and she brought up something that of course makes total sense, but I hadn’t thought of… Staying hydrated helps keep your mast cells calm I try to always phrase things in a positive way on this blog, to keep it compatible with neural retraining. However, if we really think of it on the … Continue reading Why staying hydrated helps keep your mast cells calm