Well after reading Driscoll theory 1 and 2… Could it be dietary? It appears that many of us experience a increase in dysautosomia after a GI infection. Many of us have IBS or Reflux or both. Some IBS studies have found and increase in mass cells in the gut of people with IBS. Is there a connection to all this. What do you think?
First, you deserve a medal if you got through both Parts 1 AND 2 of The Driscoll Theory!! 🙂 I have a few theories about this, and it may end up being multi-factorial. As you read, many of us have mast cell issues from birth (eczema, for example), and some of us have a family history of SIDS (many SIDS babies have died from mast cell episodes). But it also looks like we need a “BIG” trigger, before it all hits the fan. For a majority (my anecdotal answer), a virus trigger occurs, for some, a bacteria (say, a “gut” infection), others, trauma (a car accident or extreme stress, for example).
What is so interesting, is that once the beast is out of its cage, we can’t seem to get it back in! We DO need to stay away from inflammatory foods as much as we can at that point. Yes, there is definitely a connection, and mast cell infiltration can cause diarrhea (mine almost put me in the hospital) extraordinaire and other gut issues. But I think it is too simplistic to say that our diet CAUSED the mast cell problem. Just my two cents! 🙂 Diana