MAST CELLS AND AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION

Mast cells are implicated in a wide array of disorders. At one extreme is mastocytosis with a true proliferation of mast cells. At the other end, and often all in between, are the mast cell activation disorders where there is episodic activation and degranulation of mast cells and release of their contents, mainly histamine, causing […]

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How Leaky Gut Connects to Leaky Brain

Written by Carley Squires, ND, LAc There is a two-way communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract often referred to as the “brain–gut axis,” so it makes sense that increased inflammation in one would result in inflammation of the other. But, how do we get inflammation in the gut or brain? And, how exactly […]

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BEATING BRAIN FOG

“Brain fog” is a phrase commonly used by patients when they are trying to describe a lack of mental clarity, a mild confusion, a loss of focus and attention, poor concentration, or even just a generalized sense of not feeling well. As a neurologist, it is of course my obligation to ensure nothing serious is […]

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