Scarlett – Mast Cell Activation Syndrome The world of auto-immune diseases is a big one to tackle. MCAS is one that people just don’t know about – let Scarlett show you how her body was telling her that her she was running on overdrive. Meet Scarlett. She’s been through a bit in terms of her health, and suffers from MCAS, also known as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. In short, MCAS is a condition where the mast cells in your body release too much of a substance causing allergy symptoms. Mast cells are part of the immune system through the body in the bone marrow and blood vessels. If you’re exposed to allergens or medications, your mast cells react by releasing substances called mediators. For both Scarlett and I, high histamine foods, stress and exposure to toxins are what flare us up. Symptoms of MCAS can vary but includes itchy skin, watery eyes, runny nose, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, stomach issues, headaches and confusion. Scarlett is also someone who takes her work seriously, and manifested and just landed her dream job. She is so positive about her health journey and totally gets that it’s a long path, and needs to learn to listen to her body to fully recover. Ash x Listen on Spotify, Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. “You have to look at everything when you run tests, to make sure they all align. So many doctors miss the signs“ Links and resources: Scarlett’s Instagram More information on MCAS Did you enjoy this episode? If you enjoyed this episode and the Allergy Proof® podcast, we have a favour – If you could subscribe, and write a rating and a review? You can simply do that by clicking here. We’re on a mission to help people banish horrible symptoms to live a better life – this will help the podcast reach more people, to let us all live healthy and happy lives. Scarlett has moved closer to the beach so she can heal her body by the water. She journals, practices yoga and meditation, eats well, and follows a strict medication schedule.