Who would have thought that my 14-year old son Jack would have finished the last two weeks with such unbelievable energy, focus, and concentration. He played six games of soccer, aced four exams, gave an oral presentation on Romeo and Juliet, and learned how to recite the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish. The transformation compared to the prior year was nothing short of unbelievable. Last year Jack often couldn’t finish a solid week of school or soccer practice due to fatigue, allergies, headaches, and joint and muscle pain.
I learned about the concept of mast cell disease from the Mast Cell Research Institute. To be honest, I was very skeptical that it could be the root cause of Jack’s health issues. I had never heard of “mast cells”, and none of Jack’s many doctors had ever mentioned anything of the sort. But Jack wanted to feel better, and so he diligently took an over the counter mast cell stabilization regimen, consisting of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Pepcid, Claritin and Quercertin Phytosome. For a 14 year old boy to be so responsible about faithfully taking such a regimen twice daily really demonstrated how bad he must have been feeling and how important it was for him to stop feeling like crap.
Fast forward two months later, and Jack is like a new boy. From the day he started the regimen he has not missed a day of school or soccer practice due to fatigue, allergies or illness. His energy and concentration has gone through the roof, his grades have improved, and his soccer game has never been better. Many prayers have been answered. I want to say thank you to the Mast Cell Research Institute for spreading the word about mast cell disease and for helping my son feel better.