Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone: A beneficial modulator of immune function An immune modulating agent that can help patients with HIV, cancer, auto-immune disease and central nervous system disease?  It’s available, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it has application to autism, Lyme disease and thyroid disorders also through its beneficial effect on the immune system.  It is called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Naltrexone in higher doses (50mg) was approved by the FDA in 1984 for helping heroin or opium addicts, as it blocked […]
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Patients in Australia

Australian Patient Guide Patients living in Australia are very welcome here at RestorMedicine. Dr. Nicola is honored to be able to connect with and help Lyme sufferers in her homeland. Below is some information to help you better understand what it means to be an international patient at RestorMedicine. Topics covered include (click link below to go directly to that section): Setting Up Your Appointment Costs Supplements Medications Lab Work Bi-Annual Clinics in Australia   If you have any questions […]
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Lyme Disease Feature on Blog Talk Radio

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking on Blog Talk Radio with Dr. Lauren “Lo” Noel about Lyme Disease. Below you can listen to the full program which covers Lyme Disease related topics including: How Lyme Disease is Transmitted Chronic Lyme Disease Lyme Disease Symptoms Lyme and Naturopathic Medicine Gluten Intolerance and Lyme Nutritonal Stategies for Treating Lyme Disease And More!

The Low-Down on Heavy Metals

Heavy metal toxicity is an issue that exists alongside many other health conditions and diagnoses.  Many of my autistic-spectrum patients have heavy metal toxicity, many of my Lyme disease patients have heavy metal toxicity, but I would bet that many people without any official diagnosis have high levels of heavy metals in their bodies that may be affecting their neurological function.  With the pollution surrounding us today, heavy metals are a part of the environment.   There are a few […]
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The Autism and Lyme Disease Connection

Autism and Lyme disease: what is the connection?   I was at a Lyme disease conference this week listening to Dr. Robert Bransfield speak.  He cited some scary figures –   That one single case of autism can cost $3.2 million over the course of a lifetime; and That 20% of autism may be associated with Lyme disease.   We certainly know that Lyme disease has extensive neurological manifestations, causing cognitive, psycho-emotional and behavioral changes – all things that that […]
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My Journey Into Lyme Disease Treatment

For several years now, I have been treating Lyme disease using both conventional and naturopathic protocols.  My journey into Lyme disease work started out with a passion for working with autistic children.  Trained in DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) protocols, I worked alongside Kurt Woeller, D.O. at Stillpoint Center in Temecula, CA, also working as a consultant for New Beginnings Nutritionals, and as an outreach physician for Great Plains Laboratory.  During my work with autistic-spectrum kids, I started consulting with their […]
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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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