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Gluten and Brain Function

GLUTEN AND “LEAKY BRAIN”: how gluten contributes to cognitive decline. It is no secret that diet and nutrition are key for good health, and for a healthy brain. There is a profound difference in outcomes and health levels for those who adhere to a strict diet, versus those who eat whatever they like. Those who are careful about what they put into their bodies experience lower levels of pain and inflammation, more energy, more even keeled emotions, and better brain […]
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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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Beginners Guide to Lyme Disease – Diagnosis and Treatment Made Simple

Beginners Guide to Lyme Disease is a new Lyme book just released by Dr. Nicola McFadzean For most people a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease brings with it a lot of emotion.  For some it’s relief, as finally they have a name for what they’ve been experiencing all these years, and confirmation that they’re not crazy; for others, it’s a devastating, momentous finding and one that brings with it a lot of anxiety and fear. Either way, people who are […]
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“Lyme Disease in Australia” – New Book Just Released

I am excited to announce the release of my new book, “Lyme Disease in Australia: Fundamentals of an Emerging Epidemic”. Having worked with Lyme patients in Australia for a few years now, I realized that there is a tremendous need for information, both for patients and physicians alike. This book is the culmination of months of research into the history and evidence of Lyme disease in Australia; and a compilation of information based on my years in clinical practice with […]
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Australia Lyme Disease Protests

As awareness of Lyme disease in Australia grows, the movement towards government recognition will also build. A recent protest led by Lyme sufferers in Australia demonstrates that. But will the government accept that patients with Lyme disease in Australia could have been infected there, or will they continue to deny its existence even in the light of solid evidence to the contrary? Much of the government’s denial of Lyme disease in Australia is based on a study done in 1994, […]
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Diets for Lyme Disease

Navigating the most appropriate diet for a Lyme disease patient can be difficult, but good nutrition is such a crucial part of any treatment regimen that it is well worth addressing. Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria that is typically transmitted via ticks, but may also be spread via lice, fleas, mosquitos and other insects. I believe that maintaining optimal nutrition is crucial for Lyme disease sufferers, but there is limited information on what people should eat, and […]
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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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