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Naturopathic Medicine: the medicine of the future

After several years of being in practice as a Naturopathic Doctor, I am more and more certain that this is the way that medicine will be practiced in the future.  Ironically, much of the practice of naturopathic medicine involves a return to the way things used to be – doctors who actually listen to their patients and take time with their patients, therapeutic modalities that are in harmony with the body’s natural healing processes, and a philosophy of medicine that […]
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HCG Boost Diet

Give your system a boost for the New Year! Many people go into the New Year a few pounds heavier after the holiday season, but with new resolve to improve their health, balance their weight, and shed those extra pounds that were there before the holidays ever began. There are several options for addressing this. One option, and certainly a sensible one, is to increase exercise, cut back on the alcohol, reduce carbohydrate intake and focus on lean proteins and […]
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Hormones in Men

What they are, and what to do about them! The Significance of Testosterone The primary hormone that we think about in association with men is testosterone. This poor hormone gets some bad publicity as it seems to drive a lot of men’s thoughts and decisions for several years of their life (and from a woman’s perspective, not always in a good way!). Differences in testosterone and estrogen balance do account for many differences between men and women, and sometimes it […]
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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 Colostrum Astragalus […]
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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.

Ways to Identify Lyme Disease

Could it be Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is often called “The Great Imitator” Lyme infection can mimic the following conditions: MS ALS Parkinson’s fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome rheumatoid arthritis autistic-spectrum disorders (kids) many other disorders

What Is Lyme Disease

Definition of Lyme Disease By definition, Lyme disease refers to an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. This definition has been expanded to include other strains of Borrelia such as afzelii, andersonii, garinii.