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I seemed to have gone off on a tangent there, down the heart route!
I have been revisiting some of the excellent videos out there on Chronic Fatigue and the research that’s going on to try and help us and I wanted to bring attention to the fact that there are a page of videos here (it’s called Mast Cells for Dummies!):-
(you need to cut & paste this onto your browser, as the link doesn’t work)
by Dr Theoharides, that talks about Mast Cell Activation, certain treatments, how it’s connected to Autism and the last one deals with Chronic Fatigue. Ok, it is pushing his Neuroprotek supplement but there is useful background information to help understand the problem.
I think many of us suffer from the same ‘condition’ with maybe a slightly different ‘flavour’ to it, if you get my meaning. We all seem to have many of the same symptoms but, depending on who has diagnosed it may receive different diagnoses – but, however which way you look at it, there seems to be a lot of Mast Cell Activation involved, with it’s associate inflammation, be it of the brain, of the gut, or of the tissue, or whatever. This is where Dr Diana’s Zyrtec/Zantac protocol makes sense.
I have been looking at other treatments against Mast Cell Activation (MCA) and I may have mentioned them before (but I know how easy we forget!). There are foods containing Quercetin (which is a flavinoid that helps fight MCA, inflammation, cancer). Quercetin is in Grapefruit, Cabbage, Kale for example but there are more. There’s also Luteolin, which particularly helps the brain (according to Dr Theoharides), olive oil is a source, so I now use the ‘light’ version of this, in all of my foods that are cooked, fried or baked.