Lyme Disease Herx Help

COPING WITH LYME RELATED HERX REACTIONS   A herx reaction is caused by neurotoxins released by microbes when they are being killed off.  A herx usually starts a few days into treatment – starting a new medication or supplement that is killing bugs.  Herx reactions can last anywhere from a few hours to days or even weeks.   To minimize herxing here are some things that I have found helpful: Drink fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice in warm water, […]
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Lyme Diet Book Reviews

Dr. McFadzean’s book is refreshing and unique. It provides sound, thoroughly researched information presented in a clean and cogent format. The Lyme Diet will become an essential tool for Lyme practitioners and patients alike. Steven Harris, MD. Redwood City, CA. I have been treating people with Lyme and coinfections since 1997. People who have suffered for many years recover best when they utilize a comprehensive approach, especially one that includes optimal nutrition. This book is a must-read for anyone who […]
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Lyme Disease – The Great Imitator

Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) is the spirochete (spiral-shaped) bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.   While traditionally thought to be transmitted primarily by infected deer ticks, researchers and doctors have now found live spirochetes of Lyme in fleas, mites, and mosquitoes. And although it was first thought the disease couldn’t be transmitted directly from human to human, the live spirochetes have now also been found in blood, urine, tears, semen, breast milk, cord blood, and vaginal secretions. Many doctors who specialize in […]
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Lyme Diet Book by Dr. Nicola

Now available is the first-ever publication dedicated exclusively to nutritional strategies geared towards the unique needs of Lyme disease patients. The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease is a must-have manual for anyone suffering from such Lyme disease symptoms as fatigue, chronic pain, cognitive deficits, and candidiasis. The Lyme Diet contains a wealth of information about why dietary choices are critical for: minimizing inflammation optimizing immune function promoting healthy digestion and gut flora balancing hormones detoxifying the […]
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Burrascano’s Guidelines for Lyme

Click here to read Dr. Burrascano’s Treatment Guidelines 2008. Dr. Burrascano has developed comprehensive antibiotic protocols for the treatment of acute and chronic Lyme disease that have been widely adopted and utilized by other physicians.

Lyme Disease Protocols

This protocol was put together by Dr. Nicola drawing on a number of information sources as well as her own clinical experience. The actual remedies selected, as well as testing done to assess underlying stressors on the body, will vary according to the individual.  Please do not take this as medical advice. This protocol is for educational purposes only. Work with your own doctor, or make an appointment with Dr. Nicola, to have a full evaluation and an individually tailored […]
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Lyme Disease Testing

A variety of tests are available for Lyme disease assessment, however, test results are sometimes ambiguous and therefore diagnosis must be made based on history and symptom picture as well as test results. Many doctors who are unfamiliar with Lyme disease just use the Lyme test available in their local laboratory. This is usually the Lyme ELISA. This tests measure a patient’s antibody, IgM and/or IgG, in response to exposure to the Lyme bacteria. By today’s standards, these tests are […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a complex and multi-factorial illness, and subsequently there is no straight-forward, one-size-fits-all approach to treating it. Dr Nicola adopts a comprehensive approach, blending western medicine with traditional naturopathic therapies. She is not opposed to the use of long-term antibiotic regimens in many cases, and in fact, supports and manages these protocols for many of her patients. However, Dr. Nicola goes further to incorporate natural therapies such as immune support, detoxification support, hormone balancing, preventive anti-fungal regimens, digestive […]
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Naturopathic Approaches to Lyme Disease Treatment

NATUROPATHIC APPROACHES TO LYME DISEASE TREATMENT By Nicola McFadzean, N.D. Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that utilizes natural therapies such as herbal medicine and homeopathy, along with diet and lifestyle changes. The philosophy underlying naturopathic medicine is to treat the underlying cause of disease, to treat the person holistically, and to start treatment using least invasive therapies first, working up the therapeutic order as necessary. Naturopathic medicine is well placed to assist patients with chronic Lyme disease. While […]
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Lyme Disease: A cause of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis

Lyme Disease: a cause of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis By Nicola McFadzean, N.D. Lyme disease was once thought of as an obscure disease that only affected people living in the northeast. Increasingly, however, Lyme disease is showing itself to be more prevalent than ever, and more widespread throughout the country, and indeed the world. The number of Lyme disease cases is difficult to estimate because of both unreported and undiagnosed cases. The number of reported cases exceeds 20,000 per […]
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