Nicola McFadzean Ducharme, ND is the founder and Medical Director of RestorMedicine. She practices holistic medicine specializing in Lyme disease, hormone balancing, autistic-spectrum disorders, pre-conception health care and digestive disorders.
Dr. Nicola is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, trained in both the United States and her native country of Australia. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) from the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia. Her training included a two-year internship at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, an internship in medical research at Columbia University as a Mountbatten Scholar, and four years at the Bastyr University Research Institute.
Dr. Nicola started her career working with children with autism. She also developed a pre-conception health care program and worked with adults in areas of hormone balancing, detoxification, digestive issues and fertility.
Before long she started seeing Lyme patients and is now recognized as a Lyme expert internationally. She has authored several books on the subject, including the best-selling The Lyme Diet, The Beginners Guide To Lyme Disease, Lyme Disease in Australia and Lyme Brain. She has also been a chapter contributor in two of Connie Strasheim’s books, Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies, and New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment: 10 Top Doctors Reveal Healing Strategies That Work. She consults with patients around the world, blending conventional and integrative approaches to treating Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.
She lives in San Diego with her husband, Dave, daughter Valentina, and their two dogs.
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