Herxes and Lyme Disease – What Should I Do?

I’m undergoing Lyme treatment and feeling worse – what is going on and what can I do? It’s very common during Lyme treatment to have periods of feeling worse.  This article will try to help explain what is going on and what can be done about herxes lyme disease. For many people, even before treatment is undertaken, Lyme symptoms can wax and wane.  There can be good days and bad days, good months and bad months, or for some, good […]
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Low Dose Naltrexone: a Beneficial Modulator of Immune Function

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is used in many illnesses and syndromes, among them Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and cancer.  Since it works to balance the immune system, any condition that involves immune dysregulation may benefit from LDN. What is LDN? LDN is an immune modulator, which means it helps to balance and strengthen the immune system without over-stimulating it.  For this reason it is also used in auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid […]
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How To Prevent Tick Bites

We often get asked about how to prevent tick bites – which of course is the first step in preventing Lyme disease and reinfection with Lyme and other tick-borne infections. While the thought of dousing oneself with DEET and other toxic chemicals is none too appealing, neither is being susceptible to tick bites and the fall-out that can come from that. There now is another option – an all-natural product called Lyme Guard by Ticks N All. This is a […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Insights In To Lyme Disease Treatment

As numbers of diagnosed Lyme disease patients in Australia grows, the level of government and medical recognition is painfully slow in adapting to the need for information, awareness and acceptance of the problem. Bec Mills, a researcher and documentary film maker, is taking matters into her own hands and is generating a wealth of information which is accessible to all through her YouTube clips and documentaries. On my recent trip to Australia to speak at the 2013 Lyme Symposium, I […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Blog Talk Radio Interview on Lyme Disease

Click the play button to hear Dr. Nicola McFadzean’s interview with Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. Lyme Disease is one of the fastest-growing and most misunderstood conditions in this country. During the interview Dr. Nicola discusses how Lyme Disease is contracted, how it is treated, and why the medical community is resistant to the disease’s very existence as a chronic infection. The interview ends with dialogue on Dr. Nicola’s The Lyme Diet book, and how it can help Lyme patients […]
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Lyme Disease Diet and Lifestyle Factors

Tips for Nutrition and Lifestyle to Heal From Lyme Disease   Drink 2L daily of clean, filtered water – helps to flush out waste material Reduce foods that cause inflammation – gluten, dairy, any foods with IgG intolerance Diet should comprise mostly of lean, organic proteins, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats such as olives, avocado, coconut, flax oil Ensure adequate fiber to sweep/ detox bowels – flax seed, psyllium Minimize sugars, caffeine and saturated fats Sleep – maximize sleep before […]
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Natural Lyme Disease Treatment Without Antibiotics

The Role of Naturopathy in Treating Lyme Disease   A holistic approach is important – simply hitting bugs over the head with a hammer is not enough.   Immune Function We want the body to be able to fight the infection itself. The following are beneficial to keep in mind for immunity when treating Lyme disease: Avoid nutritional factors that suppress immune function such as sugar Transfer Factors – researched to boost NK cell activity (general and Lyme specific) Beta-glucans […]
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Lyme Treatment – Acute vs. Chronic Disease

Lyme disease can be classified as either Acute or Chronic depending on the duration of time that has passed since the initial infection. Lyme disease treatments differ depending on whether it is an Acute or Chronic case being addressed.   Acute Lyme Disease Treatment Treatment rendered between 6-8 weeks post infection. If high enough doses and treatment are started early enough, it can eradicate the infection.

Lyme Disease Tests

Chronic Lyme disease is predominantly a clinical diagnosis. Lab tests are used to back up the clinical impression and positively identify the presence of Lyme disease and co-infections.   ELISA First test done as screening test. ELISA is measuring an immune reaction but is not highly sensitive – most cases missed. A negative ELISA test does not rule out Lyme disease. This is not considered to be a sensitive test.

Lyme Disease Coinfection Symptoms

Co-Infections and Lyme Disease While Borrelia might be the underlying infectious agent in Lyme disease, there are other co-infections that may co-exist with Borrelia.