Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition and Neurofeedback for Lyme Disease

Dr. Nicola’s 3N Program for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a complex and multi-factorial illness, affecting all systems of the body.  It is so much more than a simple bacterial infection, as it impacts hormone balance, digestive function, cognitive function and many other systems within the body.

Dr. Nicola recognizes the complexity of Lyme disease, and the tremendous impact it can have on a person’s life.  Many chronic Lyme patients have had careers impacted, family lives strained, personal goals put on hold, tremendous financial strain and perhaps worst of all, a complete lack of support and understanding from much of the medical community.

Therefore Dr. Nicola’s approach is a whole person approach.  Everyone has a different story, a different journey, and different challenges.  Everyone’s symptoms are slightly different.  There is no cookie-cutter approach and Dr. Nicola aims to personalize her treatments as much as possible.

With extensive training in holistic medicine, Dr. Nicola’s approach is centered on supporting the body, not only to fight the infection itself but also to address other areas such as toxicity, coinfections, hormone imbalance, yeast overgrowth and food intolerances.

Her work takes a three-tiered approach –

Nutrition

Nutritional intervention can make a significant difference in Lyme treatment outcomes.  RestorMedicine’s nutrition program includes evaluation for gluten intolerance and food sensitivities, advice on which foods minimize inflammation and support immune function, and consideration of the dietary choices involved in preventing yeast overgrowth and promoting healthy gut flora.  Dr. Nicola’s book The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease has helped many Lyme sufferers improve their nutritional status, and her clinical work expands on these precepts.

Naturopathic Medicine

Natural medicine offers solutions for many different aspects of Lyme treatment – ranging from anti-microbial therapies, hormone support, and treatment of digestive issues, to heavy metal detoxification and anti-fungal therapy.

Naturopathic approaches may include individually-tailored nutritional supplementation, herbal medicines and homeopathics.  Dr. Nicola designs protocols for her patients to address the multi-faceted nature of this illness and aims to remove the underlying cause of illness, not just mask symptoms.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a therapy that stabilizes central nervous system function, by providing information about the brain to the brain in a way that it learns to regulate and balance itself.

The therapy involves being hooked up to a sophisticated computerized device that measures brain wave activity.  The patient sits quietly and listens to music.  When the brain wave activity falls within healthy, efficient ranges, the music plays without interruption.  When the brain waves go into unhealthy, chaotic ranges the user will notice tiny breaks, or interruptions, in the music.  The brain is trained into the healthy, efficient ranges through that “feedback” loop, as it figures out that it is rewarded with uninterrupted music when it produces more stable, balanced brain wave activity.  Over a number of sessions, the new more balanced brain wave activity becomes the norm for that individual, bringing with it a sense of calm, less anxiety and depression, improved sleep and improved cognitive function.

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  1. In May I started to have this bizarre feeling of electricity going thru me when I woke up in the mornings. I thought it was my imagination at first but it continued and intensified. I looked online and saw that someone suggested Lyme disease so I asked to be tested. It came back negative. This internal vibrating continued and intensified more. I made an appointment with an infectious disease doctor who asked for a Western blot test and it also came back negative so the doctor cancelled my appointment. Add to that severe fatigue and brain fog. Another test, another negative. The ER suggested seeing a neurologist.
    I had to wait 2 whole months for the appointment and when I finally went to the doctor I was told that he was out for the day and they rescheduled me for another 3 weeks. Omg this is a nightmare beyond belief. My GP ordered another Western Blot that was now positive…and this is 7 months of this infection deepening into me. The vibrations wake me after only a couple of hours sleep. Now I feel pain in my head. Ive looked for other doctors but they are all booked months ahead of time. I look online for help but I cant afford some of the stuff that’s suggested that helps a lot. I honestly feel like Im going to die. The depression is unfathomable. I feel helpless and hopeless. I don’t know what to do.