“We think about our bodies as a barrel, and everything that we’ve been exposed to over the course of our lifetime gets dumped in our bodies, and dumped in our barrel. At some point, we reach a threshold in which we just can’t tolerate those exposures. So if our barrel gets filled up early on, we’re going to express symptoms earlier on.”
–Kelly McCann, MD
Dr. Kelly McCann’s passion for understanding why certain people develop specific conditions drove her beyond conventional medicine to study first Complementary and Alternative Medicine, then Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Environmental Medicine, which led to an exploration of chronic infections and illness due to mold exposure. As a practicing Internal Medicine doctor and Pediatrician, Dr McCann utilizes her extensive knowledge of root causes, various modalities, and treatment options to guide patients to health in her thriving practice, The Spring Center, located in Costa Mesa, CA.
Dr. McCann lectures regularly at both national and international professional conferences She is on the Board of Directors for two professional organizations, The American Academy of Environmental Medicine and The International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness. She holds Board Certifications in Functional Medicine, Medical Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine.
In today’s talk, Dr. McCann discusses Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and how it can be an underlying root cause of bone loss and other issues that affect so many of us. The good news is that there is a lot that can be done. You don’t want to miss this informative episode.
[03:15] What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS); the symptoms and who gets it
[11:06] The complications of testing for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
[15:46] The effect MCAS has on bones & common triggers of MCAS
[26:01] Supplements for MCAS
[32:31] The Many Manifestations of Mast Cell Activation Summit
DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.