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Lyme disease. There’s so much to say (it’s why a lot of us are here!), but let’s start with just the basics. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bite of a deer tick, usually carrying a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s the fastest-growing vector-borne illness in the U.S. and is considered both a public health problem and, for some, a chronic condition. As you probably know, Lyme is uniquely challenging to treat because the Borrelia bacteria has the ability to survive and replicate in your body, thwarting attempts by your immune system to stop the infection. But, not everyone who is bitten by a tick gets Lyme, and not every case of Lyme becomes chronic. And while a bull's-eye rash is often one of the first signs of Lyme, many people develop a different kind of rash—or none at all! Lyme usually evolves in three stages (though these stages can overlap): early and localized, early and disseminated (meaning starting to spread) and late disseminated (meaning spread throughout the body). Each and every case of Lyme is different, which accounts for the huge range of symptoms reported by Lymies. Common symptoms include pain, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, brain fog, depression, and in some cases, paralysis and neurological issues, especially after long-term exposure. And here’s the kicker: there's no definitive way to diagnose and treat Lyme. Diagnostic tests miss more than half of cases in their earliest stages, although those cases can often register as positive for Lyme later. If you’re diagnosed early, a round of antibiotics can usually knock out Lyme quickly. But if you fall into the category of people who get misdiagnosed or whose tests or treatments fail (one reason: coinfections like babesiosis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Powassan virus can complicate everything), Lyme can become a chronic illness, and you can go on to develop serious symptoms. (We know that lots of you are nodding your head right now, because you’re in camp chronic Lyme—lots of us are too!) Chronic Lyme symptoms are often invisible, and they can be caused by any number of other health conditions. That makes it even more difficult—and costly—for some people to get diagnosed and find an effective treatment plan. Some conventionally-trained physicians aren’t familiar with the most current Lyme research, and that can be challenging for both practitioners and patients. Whew. Take a big deep breath, because despite all this tough-to-swallow info, there's so much you can do to take control of your own health and feel better! If you have chronic Lyme, start by finding a team of caring practitioners who focus on Lyme and are up on the latest treatment options. (Your WanaFam will have lots of recommendations, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them.) You can also explore the wide world of complementary and alternative approaches that target chronic Lyme and its symptoms. We’re just naming a few here, but you can look into treatments like ozone therapy and natural remedies such as garlic cloves, allspice, and cumin seeds (which were all shown to be effective bacteria killers—at least in a lab) as well as cat’s claw, sarsaparilla, and andographis. Plus, treatment protocols (like Dr. Zhang’s herbal protocol) and formulas (like Byron White’s) for chronic Lyme are constantly being studied and refined, and we’re always eager to read up on new findings (and share them with you!). Above all, remember to be diligent about self-care targeted to your specific health issues. Sometimes that just means rest and saying “no” to obligations (which, trust us, you’ll learn to do!). For pain and fatigue, massage therapy and certain types of exercise can be helpful. And, of course, as you navigate the wacky and wild world of Lyme, remember that you are not alone. Your WanaFam has your back, always!

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Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness

Millions of people are suffering from chronic illnesses that, unbeknownst to them, are the result of exposure to environmental toxins and infectious agents such as mold and Borrelia, which causes Lyme disease. Millions. Because the symptoms of these illnesses are so varied and unusual, many of these individuals have sought medical care only to be dismissed, as if what they are experiencing is "in their head." Many (if not most) have tried to tough it out and continue to function without hope of improvement. Unfortunately, their illnesses are very real. Toxic is a book of hope for these individuals, their loved ones, and the physicians who provide their care. Over many years of helping thousands of patients recover their health (even after their previous doctors had given up on them), Dr. Neil Nathan has come to understand some of the most common causes for these debilitating illnesses, which allows for the utilization of more precise and effective forms of treatment. The goal of this book is to shed light on these complex illnesses so that suffering patients and their families can get the help they so desperately need. Inside, you will find: Information about how extreme sensitivity and toxicity develop in the body, how sensitivity and toxicity differ, and how they often overlap. Detailed descriptions of each of the five major causes of extreme sensitivity and toxicity: mold, Bartonella (a co-infection of Lyme disease), mast cell activation, porphyria, and carbon monoxide poisoning. An outline of the cell danger response, a revolutionary model developed by Dr. Robert Naviaux that explains how the body essentially gets "stuck" fighting a threat even after the danger has passed. A system-by-system plan for "rebooting" the body to break the cycle of illness and allow healing to begin. Information about coping with stress and embracing an emotional and/or spiritual awakening on the path to wellness.


Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes. In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.


Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide: Mending the Body, Mind, and Spirit

The occurrence of autoimmune illnesses has spiked dramatically over the last forty years. MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia are plaguing people worldwide. The suffering is vast, and the dependency on medication and the amount of physician care involved are overwhelming the health-care system. Most disturbing is that people do not necessarily heal from diseases like lupus or chronic fatigue syndrome—they merely manage their disability. Katina I. Makris, veteran natural health-care practitioner and former sufferer of CFS, fibromyalgia, and Lyme, carefully explains the mechanisms at play with autoimmune illness. “The body is not compartmentalized into illness symptomology, but is integrated and whole; the mind-body-spirit are entwined as one, searching for balance or homeostasis,” she writes. With clear insight into our seven energy chakra centers and the correlation to our bodily systems and specific emotional interplay, Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide is a manual and workbook, educating readers on the role of Integrative Medicine and dietary and lifestyle management for optimizing recovery potentials, as well as how to ignite the mind-body healing pathway. Makris shows us how to attune to the innate healing gifts we all bear. Instead of being fragmented and dependent on outside sources such as drugs and doctors, the tools Makris offers teach us how to mend ourselves—because when we are whole, we are well.


Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is one of the most puzzling illnesses on the planet. Anyone who has suffered from its debilitating symptoms knows the frustrations of trying to find a cure. Many sufferers drag themselves from one doctor or alternative practitioner to the next, getting lost in a maze of lab tests, prescription drugs, and treatments. Thousands of dollars and months (or years) later, they realize they are no better off than where they started. Unlocking Lyme puts an end to this desperate quest. Written by Dr. Bill Rawls, a physician who overcame Lyme disease himself, this book is a comprehensive, practical resource full of solutions that work. What took Dr. Rawls 10 years to learn through intense research and personal experience, you can now learn and implement in a matter of months. DR. RAWLS’ STORY Dr. Rawls was in the middle of a successful OB/GYN career when Lyme disease interrupted his life. In his struggle to overcome it, he explored every treatment option – from conventional medicine to the full range of alternative therapies. Ultimately, he embraced modern herbal therapy as his preferred solution, but he recognizes that the path may be different for each person. INSIDE THE BOOK Unlocking Lyme is the sum of Dr. Rawls’ experience, research, and practical solutions to date. The book is divided into four parts, each part addressing a critical aspect of recovery: PART 1 - Provides an overview of common misconceptions about what Lyme disease is (hint: it’s more than just a tick bite and Borrelia infection) PART 2 - Provides information on how to obtain a diagnosis, despite current limitations in diagnostic testing for Lyme PART 3 - Discusses limitations of long-term antibiotic use, and offers an overview of holistic and non-toxic therapies for healing and symptom control (including pain, depression, insomnia) PART 4 - Explains how to embrace a healthier lifestyle so you can stay well; learn how to strengthen your immune system, microbiome, and balance in your body In the years since his recovery, Dr. Rawls has helped thousands of patients find their path to healing from Lyme disease. Unlocking Lyme brings together Dr. Rawls’ accumulated knowledge and is the key you need to get your life back.

Podcasts about Lyme disease


Learn True Health: The Toxicity Epidemic, Immune Function, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Epstein–Barr Virus, Mold, Heavy Metals, Parasites, with Dr. Jay Davidson

Parasites And Lyme Disease http://learntruehealth.com/lyme-disease Parasites live in different areas of our body. Even the healthiest person is prone to getting parasites. In fact, Lyme disease and heavy metal toxicity are correlated to parasites. Much as we can’t completely get rid of parasites, my guest, Dr. Jay Davidson will teach us how to do a parasite cleanse and why it is essential to do so. Sick Wife Dr. Jay Davidson shares that it was his wife who was sick with Lyme disease at the age of 7. She was given medication since she had many other health issues until she was 18 years old. They met in college when they both went to chiropractic school. Dr. Jay Davidson’s wife was still struggling with Lyme disease until their daughter was born while he had massive parasite issues. Medications didn’t do much, so they both sought out natural alternatives. “Lyme disease has several strains. It is a bacteria and loves to drill into tissues and joints. Because it does not necessarily flow into the bloodstream, it is often undetected,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. He adds,”Lyme disease has an interesting defense mechanism. Upon taking antibiotics, it can change forms. When it develops into a cyst, it becomes resistant to the antibiotic. It also has an autoimmune effect.” Causes of Lyme Disease Medical literature lists the cause of Lyme disease is commonly from infected black-legged ticks. The same ticks can also transmit diseases to animals. According to Dr. Jay Davidson, because the ticks are so small, the bites are hardly noticeable. The insect’s saliva has an anesthetic-like substance. That is why one would initially not feel the bite. Curing Lyme Disease Symptoms of Lyme can be anything from flu, aches, and fatigue. Severe symptoms include chronic pain, nerve system problems, and even Bell’s palsy. Other symptoms include inflammation of the eyes and liver. However, Lyme disease can be cured when it is detected early. Dr. Jay Davidson says the key to finding a solution for Lyme disease is understanding how it works and how it affects our body. “You don’t have to manage it. It is just because you’re not peeling down the layers. We are given an immune system that is amazing. All we have to do is to identify all factors,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. He adds, “Our immune system can get over Lyme. Often, it is triggered by emotional stress and mold exposure. Essentially, Lyme is a clinical diagnosis and not a lab test diagnosis.” Parasites And Its Effects Dr. Jay Davidson believes that parasites are such an epidemic. It is because there is not much effort to teach people about parasites. That is why he advises his patients to do a long parasite-type cleanse to empty out the stuff that’s in us. Then remember to do a cleanse once every six months for maintenance. Dr. Jay Davidson further explains that bugs love trauma. And when there’s trauma, the immune system gets suppressed. Hence, there’s a chance that bugs can flourish. Health conditions like pelvic pain, ovarian pain, bladder pain, pain during intercourse and labor pain are just some of the examples where bugs can be prevalent. This is because the immune system diminishes in those areas of surgery. Apparently, bugs go there because it is an easier environment to take over. “Anything you are doing to kill parasites, you’re going to do two things—kill the parasites and release heavy metals,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. “So it is also important to have some binders. It is so simple to do but effective.” Heavy Metals Toxicity According to Dr. Jay Davidson, heavy metals toxicity is the direct impact of the parasite. Symptoms include anything from headaches to fatigue. We can get infected through our environment, food and even the water that we drink. The most common heavy metals are lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium. One way of reducing the risk of having heavy metals toxicity is by changing our dietary habits. “If you have heavy metals toxicity, your body is more likely to keep those parasites around. Parasites absorb heavy metals. Mold spores can live inside parasites. If parasites are around, we would never be able to detox heavy metals,” explains Dr. Jay Davidson. BioActive Carbon Supplements The body is pretty much water and carbon. That comprises approximately 96% of molecules in the body. Dr. Jay Davidson adds that when you have carbons to donate, those are building blocks for the cells. So to help get rid of toxins in the body, Dr. Jay Davidson offers two kinds of supplements—BioActive Carbon 1 and BioActive Carbon Plus. Both are available on his website. BioActive Carbon 1 is a supplement for heavy metals and environmental toxins. It is not from activated charcoal and instead, comes from multiple sources of humic acid and fulvic acid. BioActive Carbon Plus, on the other hand, is a systemic biotin binder. This means it can support binding biotoxins like mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are usually associated with ammonia from bacteria, mold, parasites, fungi, yeasts, and viruses. “It binds toxins very well. So if there is an excess of toxicity in the body, it could potentially cause irritation, and you can feel agitated or anxious,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. “Vast symptoms can occur when you start detox too fast. Start with half a capsule twice a day for one week or two. But usually, one capsule twice a day is the recommended dosage.” Formula 1 This supplement is a support for anti-parasite. It contains a combination of three herbs that contain organic neem, organic vidanga, and organic clove. Dr. Jay Davidson suggests that it is advisable to do periodic cleansing every six months. He assures that his supplements are safe because they do not use fillers or additives. It is also GMO-free, gluten-free. “Periodic cleansing keeps the numbers down. The goal isn’t to kill every single bacteria, parasite, and virus in our body because our body is vastly made up of these things,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. Bio Dr. Jay Davidson D.C., PSc.D. completed his undergraduate studies at University Wisconsin La Crosse Majoring in Biology with biomedical concentration and chemistry minor. He received his doctorate of chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota. Dr. Jay Davidson focuses on functional, natural medicine. He is a husband and a father. He is also a popular speaker and a two-time #1 international best-selling author. He was the host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #1 and Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #2. He was also the host of the Parasite Summit and a co-host of The Detox Project, which had over 50,000 participants. Dr. Jay Davidson is admired for his ability to bridge the gap between the scientific health community and the layperson. His holistic approach encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. He works with his clients to formulate a simple, straightforward plan for restoring health. This has gained him tremendous respect among the Lyme community and his colleagues. Dr. Jay Davidson is an ambitious researcher and clinician in the health world. He and his team of well-trained doctors work with clients virtually around the world! He is also the Co-founder of Microbe Formulas, the premier parasite supplement company at MicrobeFormulas.com.


Revive Yourself: Oliver Barnett on Lyme Disease, Mould Toxicity, and Much More,

With the amount of people now suffering at the hands of Lyme disease - or at least what they think is Lyme’s disease - I know this episode is going to be a popular one. Oliver Barnett is the Founder of the London Clinic of Nutrition, and since it opened it has gained the reputation for being the leading clinic in the UK for treating Lyme Disease. The World Health Organisation identifies that in Europe over the last 20 years Lyme’s disease has risen 65% every year. So as you can imagine Oliver has been especially busy helping people with what can be a terribly debilitating disease. Lyme disease if also known as “The Great Imitator” because its symptoms mimic various different diseases. It can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and central nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. In the interview we discuss: What Lyme’s Disease actually is How people contract Lyme Disease and how it can be passed on Why the rate of Lyme disease has risen What tests are best to diagnose Lyme disease What symptoms you should be looking out for if you think you have Lyme’s disease How you can best protect yourself from ever getting Lyme disease How mould toxicity is often mistaken for Lyme disease and how mould can affect your health How you can check for mould & much, much more In the interview we really did cover all bases , which is exactly what I wanted to do because I know from personal experience how much Lyme disease can negatively impact someone’s whole life, not just their health. So if you are going through any issues yourself with Lyme disease (or you know someone who is) then this episode really will give your some of the answers you have been searching for.


BetterHealthyGuy: Recovering from Lyme Disease and Mold Illness with Dr. Dave Ou

Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn about treating complex illnesses such as Lyme disease and mold illness. We talk about Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, dental issues, LDI, Field Control Therapy, EMR/EMFs, Frequency-Specific Microcurrent and much more. Enjoy! About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Dave Ou, MD. Dr. Dave Ou, MD is a practicing physician in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ou graduated Cum Laude in Physics with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University, received his MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in 1999. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. From a holistic standpoint, Dr. Ou is one of only 3 medical doctors in North America certified in Autonomic Response Testing (ART) by the Klinghardt Academy. Dr. Ou has trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Simon Yu, MD, author of the Accidental Cure, and is a trained acupuncturist. His other mentors include Ty Vincent, MD, developer of LDI, Savely Yurkovsky, MD, creator of Field Control Therapy, and Carolyn McMakin, D.C., who developed Frequency Specific Microcurrent. He is certified in the management of biotoxin illness by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, author of Surviving Mold. His other training includes coursework from ILADS, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), American College For Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM), and Dr. Walter Crinnion. He is trained in several cutting edge systems of energy medicine. He never stops searching for better tools and better answers for his patients. Key Takeaways: - How was Dr. Ou drawn to work with chronic illnesses such as Lyme and mold? - How does he approach treatment? - What contributes to Lyme disease beyond the Lyme organism itself? - What antimicrobial approaches doe he use? - How does he approach detoxification and environmental toxicity? - How often is mold a factor in chronic illness? - What does he recommend for reducing EMF exposures? - What is Frequency-Specific Microcurrent (FSM)? Connect With My Guest: http://www.bridgestohealthatl.com Related Resources: n/a Interview Date: February 11, 2017 Disclosure: n/a Disclaimer: The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.


Ben Greenfield Fitness: What You Didn't Know About CBD & THC, Fixing Lyme Disease, The Full Body Blood Change Reboot, Peptides 101, Hyperthermia & Much More!

Dr. Matthew Cook of Bioreset Medical. is one of the smartest, most cutting-edge physicians I've ever met, and this is part 2 of my amazing two-part interview with him, recorded from my home in Spokane, WA. You can listen to part 1 at "Immortal Cells, Biohacking Pain, Killing Lyme, Stem Cell Confusion, How Ketamine Works & Much More With Dr. Matt Cook." During that first episode we discussed: ...how he's used the nootropic methylene blue to solve a difficult medical case... ...how he's upgrading stem cells to make them far more potent... ...how he's treating depression effectively in as little as 20 minutes with a special brew that includes ketamine, NAD and vitamin IVs... ...how he's reversing musculoskeletal disorders using something called "hydrodissection"... Dr. Cook founded BioReset Medical Corporation and as acting President, operates a Regenerative Medicine and Pain Medicine practice that offers leading-edge non-surgical solutions in orthopedic medicine, sports medicine, regenerative pain medicine, and stem cell medicine. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in medical practice. Currently, Dr. Cook is President of California Anesthesia and Medical Director of the National Surgery Center, Los Gatos, CA. In addition, he sits on the scientific advisory board of several high profile medical companies including BM DOC, FREMEDICA & VASPER SYSTEMS. Dr. Cook’s early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging fields of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound imaging, nerve hydrodissection, and stem cell medicine. During this Part 2 discussion, you'll discover: -Dr. Cook's Opinion on the use of beta blockers in preparing for performance...9:30 Gave a talk to over 2,000 doctors early in his career Was given a beta blocker by an associate; Heart rate went down to 25 bpm. Never taken another beta blocker since. Sweet spot for everything. Biohacking too high or too low is problematic Has used beta blockers with anesthesia to calm the heart rate. -Plasmapheresis, what Dr. Cook's considers to be one of the "next big things" in the medical industry...11:58 Plasmapheresis A method of removing blood plasma from the body by withdrawing blood, separating it into plasma and cells, and transfusing the cells back into the bloodstream. It is performed especially to remove antibodies in treating autoimmune conditions. It has also been studied as a treatment for neurocognitive and Neuro degenerative problems like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It’s kind of like an oil change in your vehicle. If there is systemic inflammation, often that inflammation is in the plasma of the blood. Different from parabiosis Same procedure as Dr. Mark Urdahl and I discussed on the podcast a few months ago. (Listen to the episode here.) Most people who seek plasmapheresis have a serious conditions like Lyme, dementia, Parkinsons, etc. Effect on a healthy person: No negative effect. Nothing wrong with a thorough examination Length of the procedure: 2-3 hours, 1x/week for 6 weeks. -Dr. Cook's thoughts on the use of cannabinoids in his practice...18:50 We have cannabinoid receptors in our brains. Part of our nervous system is called the endocannabinoid system. Expect a surge of use in the next 10 years among health optimizers and chronically ill people. "Entourage effect" Unicorn: a company that is purifying cannabinoids and get all the solvents out Delta 8 THC vs. Delta 9. Rick Simpson Oil: highly potent What are terpines? The terpines are the flavor the smell and much of the effect. The effect of sativa or the effect of the indica is from the terpines in that strain. Can be up to 100 terpines in a strainCan also control flavonoids.... Unicorn can make them bioavailability We are going to be studying these blends Do you give a f*ck? Here's how to follow what's up with the Unicorn brand: http://unicorncannabis.net -Dr. Cook's approach to dealing with gut issues...31:40 Get a sense of symptoms Test for parasites, the microbiome, stool sample Food goes through the stomach, to small intestine. Small intestine is sterile Goes into large intestine, trillions of bacteria Parasites live in the small intestine SIBO: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (Listen to my podcast with Dr. Michael Ruscio here) Anti-inflammatory diets Collagen, bone broth, colostrum is efficacious in healing the gut. Everything is fixable. "Bio Reset" -What Dr. Cook likes and uses in his practice with peptides...43:55 Peptide is a smaller version of a protein BPC 157 used in combination with stem cells and treating GI problems TB 500 Thymosin used for chronic infections Peptides becoming common for treatment of chronic illnesses Immune over response and under response - Immune modulation Nootropic peptides: Seamax, Sealance -What is "hyperthermia"?...51:22 Used for treating chronic infections and cancer. Two options under consideration: High tech sauna Venovenus Malarial treatment: German doctor discovered a way to cure malaria using hyperthermia in the 1920's after WWI. -Dr. Cook's approach to treating Lyme disease...59:17 Similar approach as to the gut. Tick-borne illness Effects similar to syphilis Step back, get broadest possible level. Full assessment food allergies pain in joints Neural lyme What modalities have been successful? Ozone Ketamine NAD Peptides Regenerative medicines: exosomes and stem cells (Listen to my podcast with Dr. Harry Adelson here) -How Dr. Cook teaches other doctors in these practices...1:09:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: Part 1: Immortal Cells, Biohacking Pain, Killing Lyme, Stem Cell Confusion, How Ketamine Works & Much More With Dr. Matt Cook -Young Blood Institute podcast -Dr. Michael Ruscio podcast -The Swiss Detox Retreat Ben is leading in summer 2019 -Book - Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness -Podcast with Dr. Harry Adelson Episode Sponsors: -The Kion Fasting Challenge Learn The Most Popular Fasts, How To Do Them, And How They Can Boost Your Health. Get my free guide, Fasting Decoded, get in on all the goodness at getkion.com/fast -Organifi delivers quality nutrition to the world with delicious, easy-to-mix superfood drinks. 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Better Health Guy: Goodbye Lyme with Greg Lee, LAc

Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn about the GoodbyeLyme™ treatment approach to chronic Lyme disease. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Greg Lee. Greg Lee, LAc is the driving force behind the Two Frogs Healing Center and GoodbyeLyme.com. He is a world expert on using Chinese herbs, alternative medicines, and treatments for healing persistent Lyme disease and multiple chronic infections. As a software engineer / manager, he worked on many NASA projects including: Hubble Space Telescope, Goddard Robotics Lab, and the Antarctic Ozone Hole. After struggling with irritable bowel syndrome and burnout, Greg switched careers to pursue a Master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has successfully treated several hundred people with chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease in his private clinic. In order to develop precise targeted remedies and treatments, Greg uses analytical engineering skills and electrical frequency scans. The scan results are used to program unique treatments including Frequency Specific Microcurrent and to develop customized liposomal remedies for killing infections, detoxification, and promoting healing for each patient. His clinic is in a biotechnology facility where he collaborates with other medical researchers on identifying natural remedies for killing drug-resistant and biofilm infections. He teaches online and live training courses for medical providers on the GoodbyeLyme System for Stopping Persistent Lyme Disease and Co-infections. Key Takeaways: - What were the top 5 challenges people with Lyme disease face in a recent 1,000 person survey? - What is Gu Syndrome and how does it parallel what today is known as "chronic Lyme disease"? - What strategies are used to treat Gu Syndrome? - What tools are used to augment conventional diagnostics? - How might wet cupping benefit those dealing with Lyme disease? - What role does laser and light therapy play in his clinical work? - How might frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) be used to improve the health of those with chronic illness? - What are liposomal remedies and how might they be used? - What are the benefits of essential oils? - How might bee venom be helpful? - How common are parasites, viruses, and mold in those with chronic Lyme disease? Connect With My Guest: http://www.goodbyelyme.com Related Resources: http://www.goodbyelyme.com/BetterHealthGuy (slides and information for podcast listeners) Interview Date: March 23, 2018 Disclaimer: The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.


Ben Greenfield Fitness: Immortal Cells, Biohacking Pain, Killing Lyme, Stem Cell Confusion, How Ketamine Works & Much More With Dr. Matt Cook.

Dr. Matthew Cook of Bioreset Medical is one of the smartest, most cutting-edge physicians I've ever met. In one single dinner in San Francisco with him, I learned... ...how he's using the nootropic methylene blue for solving a difficult medical case... ...how he's upgrading stem cells to make them far more potent... ...how he's treating depression effectively in as little as 20 minutes with a special brew that includes ketamine, NAD and vitamin IV's... ...how he's reversing musculoskeletal disorders using something called "hydrodissection"... ...and much, much more... Dr. Cook founded BioReset Medical Corporation and as acting President, operates a Regenerative Medicine and Pain Medicine practice that offers leading edge non-surgical solutions in orthopedic medicine, sports medicine, regenerative pain medicine, and stem cell medicine. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in medical practice. Currently Dr. Cook is President of California Anesthesia, Anesthesiologist, Interventional Pain management, and Regenerative Medicine and Medical Director of the National Surgery Center, Los Gatos, CA. In addition, he sits on the scientific advisory board of several high profile medical companies including BM DOC, FREMEDICA & VASPER SYSTEMS. Dr. Cook’s early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging fields of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound imaging, nerve hydrodissection, and stem cell medicine. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Dr. Cook did with methylene blue, and how he activated it with light...8:55 Met an expert who used it to treat interstitial cystitis, a condition that causes very painful bladder that is difficult to treat. Administered via IV, then uses blue LED light over it. There's a micro biome in the bladder. Blue light causes methylene to absorb into the bladder. Dislocates infections from the wall of the bladder. -Hydrodissection: What it is, and how it differs from prolotherapy...14:35 Sticking a needle under direct vision via ultrasound into a tissue plain in-between two muscles. Operating in a fascial plain: arteries, veins, tendons. Previous procedures involving dissection would cause scarring, sometimes leaving patients in worse shape than when they started. Pressure of fluid separating the tissue plain reduces scarring. How is it different from prolotherapy: Prolotherapy treats ligamentous laxity (joints) Hydrodissection treats the nerves and arteries that go into the joints. Treatments are done in tandem. Combination of ultrasound and x-ray is called fusion. Dr. Cook used this therapy with the Washington Nationals baseball team. -How to think of ground force going through the body...23:45 You must have structural integrity in the nerves. As force (from punching a punching bag for example) moves through the body without structural integrity, you get torque leaking out. Puts stress, wear and tear on the joint. This "leakage" compounded over time causes permanent damage to joints, ligaments, etc. Focus of treatment is to relieve this stress, or leakage, and create high quality movement to create structural integrity and prevent recurrence of the problem. - Dr. Cook's approach to stem cells, and why...28:10 Assess the patient, then tailor an appropriate treatment for the specific problem. Joints, spine, IV treatments Terms to know re: stem cells: Totipotent: capable of giving rise to any cell type or (of a blastomere) a complete embryo. Pluripotent: capable of giving rise to several different cell types. Multipotent: develop into more than one cell type, but are more limited than pluripotent cells. Autologous: obtained from the same individual Mesenchymal: An adult "professional" stem cell from a variety of ways. Here's a handy reference on stem cell terms. Whether adult stem cells can retain their healing properties without repairing tissue. No concrete answer yet. Differing approaches, regulatory apparatus is affecting the ability to answer V Cells (very small embryonic stem cells) Autologous Using umbilical cord blood and Wharton's jelly. You can donate placenta and umbilical cord blood. Wharton's jelly is the tissue that comes off the wall of the umbilical cord. Wharton's jelly, UC blood and amniotic fluid is blended together to make "matrix" of the placenta. Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory "Nature gives us a lot of clues..." Not that many stem cells in the UC blood. PRP (platelet rich plasma) PRP lysate -Why exosomes may be the most important treatment in the future...55:25 Take stem cells and take to a lab, grow them in tissue culture; immortal cell line. Put stem cells on a ketogenic diet. Why do people still need to go overseas for treatment? "More than Minimum Manipulation": a term created by the regulatory apparatus on stem cell therapy. Must be done in Mexico; can't make there and bring across the border. Culture expanded Stem Cell Culture expanded Natural Killer Cell Therapy - Dr. Cook's unique approach to treating depression and managing pain...1:05:15 Ketamine therapy Turns off a pathway in the brain; turns on receptors (think turning off and on your computer) Makes people feel emotionally safe; gives hope. Your mind leaves "bread crumbs" of this feeling of hope; you remember it the next day, and the next... Creates a parasympathetic state -And MUCH more... Resources from this episode: -Bioreset Medical Clinic -Methylene Blue -JOOVV infrared light full body panel -Vielight infrared light helmet -My podcast with Dr. Harry Adelson on stem cells Episode Sponsors: -Kion Come check out the fabulous Christmas specials we're running starting Dec. 13, the day this podcast is released. I recommend the Daily Life Bundle, which is what I use everyday as part of my routine. -Onnit Engineered for peak performance, Onnit is the easiest way to get optimized. Use my link and get 10% off your order. -Marc Pro We help you recover right and keep your body healthy, so you can do the things you love now without paying for it later.


The Life Stylist Podcast: Ampcoil: The Power of Biofeedback + PEMF for Lyme & Autoimmune with Aaron & Geneva Bigelow

Do you know anyone with Lyme disease or autoimmune issues? I do. My mom. It's devastated her life over the past 20 years. I'm determined to find a solution and based on what I discovered in this interview; I may have finally done just that. Keep reading.... Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 40 percent of Lyme patients end up with long-term health problems, according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. The average patient sees five doctors over nearly two years before being diagnosed. Short treatment courses have resulted in upwards of a 40 percent relapse rate, especially if treatment is delayed. This disease sucks. And so do most of the solutions available to those who suffer from this debilitating condition. This is where our guests Aaron and Geneva Bigelow come in. Aaron, Geneva and one of their daughters used to suffer from debilitating Lyme symptoms. Over the course of ten years, Aaron was pledged by the disease. He tried all kinds of natural as well as medical healing modalities and spent 100's of thousands of dollars on treatments like ozone, and cleansing, to no avail. Having traveled the world seeking a solution to their family's decade-long challenge with this life-threatening disease, they ultimately stumbled across a technological solution to help address Lyme-related symptoms, including co-infections, autoimmune conditions, and other health challenges. By following the principles of nature, they created AmpCoil, a unique and powerful device that merges PEMF, biofeedback, bioresonance, Tesla and sound technology into an all-in-one wellness system for home use. This episode is the harrowing story of one family's journey from the depths of hell into one of health and happiness. It's a tale of courage, determination, and ultimately liberation. As you will hear in this heartfelt account of the Bigelow's story, Aaron and his daughter are now symptom-free, and as a result, Aaron and Geneva have dedicated their lives to helping other sufferers find a way to get their lives back. Please take a moment to think of anyone you've known who's been unfortunate enough to contract Lyme or another similar disease, and share this inspiring and hopeful episode with them. To your health, Luke Topics Discussed on Today's Episode: Aaron Tells the story about how Lyme appeared in his life - and his daughter’s and how he tried all kinds of healing modalities and spent 100s of thousands of dollars on treatments like ozone, and cleansing, to no avail How he went from being barely mobile to being able to paddle board around Lake Tahoe My mom’s own horrendous journey with Lyme disease The ways in which Lyme affects your brain and mental health How the tick bite actually happens, and how to detect it We discuss whether or not Lyme can be transmitted from person to person sexually and through bodily fluids Why antibiotics can be ineffective in getting rid of Lyme, and how it depletes your immune system and causes other parasitic and co-infections Aaron’s many failed attempts to treat his disease, including seeing John of God in Brazil, and how he almost lost hope so many times How Aaron’s health started to turn around through the use of a combination of Biofeedback, Bioresonance, vibration, sound frequencies, and pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) Why technologies that harness the power of nature are so effective in bringing the body back into balance The reason astronauts bring PEMF devices into space, and why I bring them on airplanes The miracle of Cymatics: how sounds and vibration effect water, including the water in our bodies How Aaron was eventually led by his intuition and experience with energy medicine to create the AmpCoil with a team The difference between rife technology, and the AmpCoil How the modified Tesla coil creates a toroidal fountain of energy that engulfs you, and penetrates every cell in your body with sound frequencies - even brain cells, which is where Lyme is often hidden How voice recognition technology can be used to analyze and identify imbalances in the body Geneva describes the AmpCoil process of Cleanse, Shift and Transform How wellness tools like the AmpCoil can help people cleanse themselves of pathogens, toxins, heavy metals, and parasites, which are widely believed to be at the root cause of most autoimmune conditions How AmpCoil is working with the Wellness For Humanity Foundation to help people with Lyme get the care they need Lifestyle recommendations


Learn True Health: How To Get To Your Root Cause, Cancer, Lyme Disease, Heavy Metals, Detox, Mold, Thyroid, Hormones, and Weight with Trina Hammack and Ashley James on the Learn True Health Podcast

Finding The Root Cause of Diseases http://learntruehealth.com/finding-the-root-cause-… Resolve Underlying Issues That Make You Sick When we acquire illnesses or diseases such as cancer, it's not all about our genes nor the food we eat. My guest Trina Hammack went through severe health issues which led her on a quest in finding the root cause of her illnesses. I can't wait to share her story with you. She's such a ball of energy! Not many know that emotions play a big part in our healing. It is frustrating how Western medicine plays it down by masking our symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs. Because of this, Hammack made it her mission to empower people by using natural methods to heal. Battle One: Lyme Disease Hammack was living a blissful life in Big Sur until one day in 2003. Developing a rash after a mushroom harvesting activity with her son, Hammack initially thought that it was because of poison oak. However, when the increasing symptoms went from bad to worse, it set off Hammack's alarm bells. The exhaustion gradually became consuming, and Hammack found herself often catching her breath. Trying to sleep likewise was an effort after she started having seizures. What made it more frustrating for Hammack was that even doctors were clueless about her condition. After countless efforts to finding the root cause of her illness, the verdict finally came out---Hammack got Lyme disease in the brain. The news came as a surprise to Hammack. How did she get the disease when she led an active lifestyle? Apparently, Lyme disease hides well in the body. Despite that, Hammack was determined to find a cure through natural methods since she already had reservations about conventional medicine. Hammack's healing journey included homeopathy, biofeedback, as well as nutrition and detox protocols. Going down the path of Natural Medicine proved to be a good move since Hammack eventually got better. Battle Two: Heavy Metals, Molds Poisoning, and Parasites While Hammack seemed to have healed from Lyme disease, it was apparently too early to rejoice. She eventually found out she had an infected root canal and poisoned with heavy metals like mercury and lead. In addition to that, Hammack was also mold-poisoned after she moved into her house that time. It got so bad because the micro-toxins were building up in her system. Apparently, clearing up molds turned out to be a regular job because the layers are deep. To make it worse, Hammack, later on, learned that liver fluke parasites were feeding off the heavy metals that were poisoning her. She found it out through a quantum analysis process and hence, needed to do a liver fluke protocol. Battle Three: Ovarian Cancer One would think the worse is over, right? Wrong. In 2008, Hammack received the biggest blow --- she had ovarian cancer. She was understandably devastated and shocked. The avalanche of emotions was simply overwhelming! Getting a grip on what is her biggest challenge, Hammack was determined to fight a different battle. This was after Hammack witnessed the futile chemotherapy treatment of her mother for breast cancer. Understanding How Cancer Works It's so easy to jump on the treatment wagon especially when it is something as serious as cancer. However, Hammack says, no matter how hard it may seem, we have to calm down to first clearly understand how cancer works. "Trauma from early on is a trigger to cancer now. When you have trauma or shock, and you don't resolve it, you carry that in your brain until you resolve it," Hammack explains. "You'll see patterns play out in your life and your subconscious is getting you to address it." Hammack further explains that after you 'let go,' that's when cancer shows up. And because while you are in that conflict, either one of two things is happening---you're breaking down tissue, or you're building mass. Hope 4 Cancer Turning instead to her friend Dr. Antonio Jimenez, Hammack sought remote treatment at Hope 4 Cancer. In this institute, Hammack worked on finding the root cause of her cancer and was eventually healed. Looking back at her health journey, Hammack realized that we must not stop searching for answers. Consequently, digging deep for questions sheds light on the real reason why we get sick from illnesses like cancer or toxins. "The more root factors you have, the bigger issue you can trip. When there is inflammation of the cell wall, it blunts the hormone and nutrition receptors," Hammack explains. "So you can't get the nutrition in, and you can't get the toxicity out." The Seven Key Principles of Cancer Therapy One may ask, what is so special about Hope 4 Cancer? Well, for one thing, they uphold the seven fundamental principles of cancer therapy which is a new approach to fighting the disease. The fundamental principles cover the mind, body, or spirit that is affected by cancer. Furthermore, these principles are essential to allow the body to heal and recover from cancer. According to the Hope 4 Cancer website, the seven key principles include: 1. Non-Toxic Cancer Therapies 2. Optimize Immune System 3. Full Spectrum Nutrition 4. Detoxify 5. Oxygenate 6. Eliminate Microbes 7. Spiritual and Emotional Integrity Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy Do you know that cancer and other illnesses can be healed with light and sound? It sounds crazy but it's true and it has been proven. Hope 4 Cancer offers the Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy wherein sound and light were used to destroy Hammack's cancer cells. The institute claims it to be an effective therapy, with a 20 to 30% reduction in tumor size in a short span of eight to ten days of treatment. The treatment has been proven more effective with Holistic nutrition practices and detoxification programs. This led Hammack to learn other types of health alternatives such as Germanic New Medicine, Homeopathy, Functional Nutrition, and emotional, physical as well as energetic components of healing. Frequency Specific Micro-current Therapy When Hammack started her journey in finding the root cause of her illnesses, she eventually learned how to work with frequencies' micro-currents. The Energy Medicine is actually not a new kind of treatment. In fact, the healing method was invented way back in the 1920s. "I use a machine on my clients to take down the trauma and inflammation in the brain, as well as the nervous system in one session," said Hammack. "I can mix and match different frequencies with the conditions and problems, so it is also great for emotional stuff." Cellular Detoxification According to Hammack, her cellular detoxification program is likewise an effective treatment for clients who are looking into finding the root cause of their illness. A primary purpose of the program is to find ways of detoxing the cells. Success Stories Hammack recalls a female client in her 30s who is a mother of two and had a stressful job. Since the woman was not responding to chemotherapy, she sought out Hammack for treatment. "Chemotherapy doesn't work 97% of the time, especially if there is an emotional trauma in the brain. The chemotherapy procedure stops the healing phase from finishing itself," explains Hammack. Because she had breast and bone cancer, Hammack deemed it best to first work on the emotional aspect of healing. When treatment commenced on June 2014, the results were not immediate. However, with continued energetic and emotional healing methods, things started looking up by September 2014. By December that same year, Hammack happily shared that the woman was finally cancer-free! "Most people don't die from cancer itself. They die from an obstruction or from treatment," Hammack said. Co-Relation Between Emotions And Healing The late Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer's Germanic New Medicine apparently found a co-relation between emotions and healing from illnesses. According to his study, trauma marks on the brain can be seen via a CT scan. Hammack strongly affirms this fact. It turns out that her ovarian cancer was linked to a childhood trauma wherein she was taken away from her father at the age of 3. Since Hammack didn't see her father for 43 years, that signified a deep loss conflict. "If you look at my brain scan, you can see my trauma marks. It represents a particular type of conflict," Hammack explains. "That type of conflict co-relates with a very specific organ. As for my ovarian cancer, it was because of a deep conflict." Hammack says this concept applies to other health conditions as well. The following are some examples of conflicts which Hammack says are co-related: Lungs - relates to a feeling of dying Breast - relates to somebody taken away from you. This can also signify a home or work conflict. Bone - relates to a deep self-devaluation about not being a good mother. Liver - relates to survival conflict Colon - relates to holding on to anger in the family. Weight Loss And Healing Hammack says weight loss likewise has an emotional component. Apparently, we put on weight as a protection for some kind of trauma. When we start beating ourselves up for having extra weight on, we put on more weight. Putting on weight protects us not only from our original trauma but also from ourselves. Hence, that is why we get fat. "A root factor of weight issues is also molds and micro toxins that your body can't filter out. It can be tricky to detect because it is invisible," said Hammack. Hammack's Website Hammack's website is so empowering! Hammack is aptly dubbed as the "Root Cause Warrior For Health." Leaving no stone unturned, Hammack teaches others how to reclaim their strength and vitality while making each step feel natural and effortless. Hammack is also currently preparing to launch a new treatment program called Cancelling Cancer. The 2-part program first works on the with the physical toxic load and detox at the cellular level, while the second part works on the emotional aspects of healing. Resolving Emotions For Healing Lastly, for those who wish to try Hammack's method of healing, she suggests that you look at the emotions surrounding something in your life. As you write down the first emotion, follow it up with the next emotion. Once you have completed your list, look at the set of emotions and think of what it reminds you of earlier in your life. This way, you can find patterns in what you need to resolve as well as identify its co-relation to a particular disease. Trina Hammack CHC, FDN is an internationally sought after holistic Health and Wellness expert working with people who desperately want to reclaim their health and vitality. She shows them how to ditch the band aid approach and resolve their underlying Root Cause issues once and for all so they can look and feel terrific. Having healed herself naturally from Lyme Disease and Ovarian Cancer, Trina understands how it feels to be faced with a serious diagnosis. Trina has made it her mission to spread the word on how to become empowered and heal using natural methods. Her amazing story and teachings have been featured on The Truth About Cancer Docu series, The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit, The 21-Day Body/Mind Detox Summit and The Global Health and Healing Summit. Get Connected With Trina Hammack! Official Website Recommended Reading by Trina Hammack


Rewild Yourself: Zombie Ticks and the Lyme Wars with Stephen Harrod Buhner

Every year in the United States, about 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to recent studies. Symptoms of Lyme range from early on fever, achy joints and fatigue to long term severe migraines, short term memory loss and inflammation of brain and spinal cord. In this episode, Earth poet and award-winning author Stephen Harrod Buhner joins us to discuss this silent epidemic, how to avoid it and what to do if you contract it. We discuss his recently updated book, Healing Lyme, where he outlines leading scientific research, tests and treatment for Lyme disease. Stephen also shares his potent herbal protocol for treating Lyme, which has an amazing success rate: "75% of those who use the protocol as a core treatment regimen (along with other herbs and supplements as symptoms dictate) feel that they are cured." This interview is filled with helpful and crucial information for those infected with Lyme, have loved ones infected with Lyme or who live in areas where Lyme ticks are common! Episode Breakdown: * What is Lyme Disease? * Zombie ticks * Sophisticated bacteria * Be proactive * Antibiotics * How a robust immune system can help you ward off a Lyme infection * Diagnostic testing for Lyme * Stephen’s herbal protocol recommendations * Can apitherapy help minimize Lyme symptoms? * The problems with Western medicine practices * Lyme co-infections * The longterm effects of Lyme on life * Entering the Lyme Wars * Stephen’s GoFundMe for the revised edition of Healing Lyme * Key trigger symptoms of Lyme * We’ve exceed the carrying capacity of the Earth


Better Health Guy: Pearls from a Master: Approaching Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Recovery

Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn about approaching Lyme disease and chronic illness recovery from a master in the field, Dr. Michael Lebowitz, DC. I have studied Dr. Michael Lebowitz work for several years now and attended his training events. He has created a system of muscle testing that is elegant; while at the same time not being overly complex. We talked about many of his observations in treating the chronically ill now for decades. He is an incredible wealth of knowledge. Enjoy! About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Michael Lebowitz, DC. Dr. Lebowitz has been practicing applied kinesiology since 1980. He was the first in muscle testing to create methods to treat dysbiosis and other microbial imbalances, chemical and metal toxicities, hypercoagulation, as well as many other common findings in the chronic patient. He has developed many specific supplements to help the complex patient; as well as energetic testing vials used with applied kinesiology. He continues to treat people from around the globe as well as teach his techniques to physicians, write books, produce protocol DVDs, and publish a free monthly newsletter to over 2000 physicians that have studied with him. He is a consultant to Supreme Nutrition Products with a focus on assuring product quality. Key Takeaways: - How does food heal us or hold us back? - How do you support detoxification of heavy metals? - What is the impact of the external environment including mold and mycotoxins? - How important are EMFs in recovering health and what strategies work? - What are some of the observations you have learned from muscle testing? - With Lyme, do you focus on one thing at a time or treat everything simultaneously? - Why are we seeing so many parasites and how do you treat them? - Why is H. Pylori so prevalent? - What about the use of enzymes for biofilm management and hypercoagulation? - What can people do for fatigue, brain fog, and pain? - What options does Supreme Nutrition provide to assist the chronic patient? Connect With My Guest: http://www.michaellebowitzdc.com http://betterhealthguy.link/SupremeNutrition Related Resources: Supreme Nutrition Products - http://www.betterhealthguy.com/products/supreme Interview Date: December 6, 2016 Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of Supreme Nutrition. Disclaimer: The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.


Learn True Health: Regain Optimal Health in The Face of Mystery Symptoms and Chronic Illness, Lyme Disease, Mold, EBV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Parasitic Infections and Heavy Metal Toxicity

So many people have Lyme disease. But because the symptoms are not initially apparent, it takes time, and a lot of testing before it gets diagnosed. My guest Scott Forsgren is no stranger to this disease, and he’ll tell us how he survived Lyme disease in this episode. Scott Forsgren is a health coach, podcaster, and health advocate who took years to recover from Lyme disease. He says Lyme disease can be a complex and challenging condition for people. And the more broadly that we cast the net, the more potential we have to optimize health and wellness. Early Signs Scott Forsgren shares that his journey started 22 years ago when he had a tick bite in Northern California in 1996. But he didn’t think anything of it at the time because Lyme disease wasn’t something anyone talked about back then. There was very little information available. “So, I did find for several months, around April 1997, that I had the flu on steroids. It was a tremendous sickness over several days. Those symptoms continued for several more months. And I wasn’t sure if I’d even survive that experience,” recalls Scott Forsgren. Every system of Scott Forsgren’s body was affected. He had vision problems, fevers, joint pain, muscle pain, lots of gastrointestinal problems, cognitive issues regarding brain fog, and memory loss. There were also episodes of numbness and tingling, tapping sensation in his left foot, tremors, internal vibration, muscle twitches. A lot of these conditions can also lead to anxiety and depression and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Finding A Cure From 1997 to 2005, Scott Forsgren saw about 45 different practitioners. The majority suggested that it was all psychological and that he should work with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Scott Forsgren did get a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He even had a doctor who suggested multiple sclerosis. “I did work with a fantastic medical doctor in Arizona. There were a few years was good. Then in 2004 all of the symptoms came back,” said Scott Forsgren. “I do think Lyme is a worldwide problem. When someone has Lyme, there’s more than just Lyme disease that we need to look at to maximize the potential for our recovery.” Starting Over Scott Forsgren went over to the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and looked for a new functional medicine doctor. He wanted someone that was Holistic and who would look broadly at all the potential issues. He was then referred to an acupuncturist who worked in an outlet mall that was doing computer-based energetic testing. Scott Forsgren recalls that the acupuncturist advised him to have a doctor to test him for borrelia or spirochaete. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren was also encouraged to see if there were some food that might be stressing his body. Turning Into A Believer Scott Forsgren was a skeptic, but when he got himself tested, everything the acupuncturist said was right. That piqued his interest in this realm of energy testing. Over the years, acupuncture became his number one tool to guide my journey back to wellness. “So, one of the important things is to keep an open mind. A lot of things that I would not have been open to 20 years ago when this whole journey started are the things that I ultimately now have found to be the most beneficial,” said Scott Forsgren. After Scott Forsgren got officially diagnosed with Lyme disease, he also started learning from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has a system of energetic testing that Scott Forsgren learned over the years as well as utilized and benefited from. He also did work with Dr. Klinghardt as a patient. And according to Scott Forsgren, that was the best decision he ever made overall in his health journey. Autonomic Response Testing Autonomic Response Testing (APT) is a system of muscle testing. But Scott Forsgren says there is no perfect system. He says we use these systems to uncover information and get us closer to the truth. It’s also a way to understand the things that are stressing the body that may need some support. Scott Forsgren believes some of us have less than optimal detoxification capacity to even end up with the condition that is related to Lyme disease and many others. But they may not manifest symptoms at all. “I do think that one’s detoxification capacity plays a significant role concerning symptoms that we develop. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt either suspects or believes that probably everyone has been exposed to some Lyme related organisms at some point during their lifetime,” Scott Forsgren said. He adds,” I think genes do not tell the entire story, but I think epigenetics does. It influences our genetic expression. We change how our genes express through stress management, nutrition, detoxification and joy in our life.” Scott Forsgren also reveals that most people who are dealing with Lyme disease very type A+ personalities and perfectionists. So, he thinks there are aspects of certain characters that are always in that sympathetic dominant mode. Key Things To Regain Balance First is removing the impact of negative emotions, thought patterns, emotional traumas, and conflicts. Scott Forsgren also advises looking at your environment. Do mold or biotoxin exposures surround you daily? Because that’s one of the critical causes of harmful exposures. Scott Forsgren also advises to look at nutrition and gut health as well as explore detoxification. He says we need to create an environment that is supportive of our healing. “Look for parasites and other microbial overgrowths whether it’s Lyme, co-infections or fungal issues like yeast. Viruses can play a big role as well,” said Scott Forsgren. “Also explore dental contributors like amalgam fillings, root canals or cavities. Rewire the limbic system which is part of the brain that includes the hypothalamus.” Limbic System The limbic system is called the feeling and reacting brain. Scott Forsgren says it is involved in determining our level of safety regarding the things that we might encounter, smell, see, hear and taste. Scott Forsgren explains that you can think of it as the alarm center and anxiety switch. It influences the functioning of our immune system, hormonal system, endocrine system, autonomic nervous system. Ultimately, it is involved in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and digesting. Any of these things can trigger a limbic system impairment. “If someone doesn’t resonate with having had emotional trauma or conflict that set the stage for their condition, it creates a trauma which we need to process in some way,” said Scott Forsgren. Using Saunas Saunas are good, but Scott Forsgren says some people may not entirely be ready for it. We can mobilize some toxins internally as well. So we have to make sure the routes of elimination are open. “When you use a sauna, you do sweat things out, but at the same time, you can mobilize some toxins internally. A sauna is a good tool, but you need to listen to your body and not force something that maybe they’re not quite ready for,” said Scott Forsgren. “Detoxification is a life-long focus. I do it every day.” He adds, “When we’re recovering from a chronic condition like Lyme disease or mold exposure, detoxification is critical. Microbes like candida and parasites may be present in the body because the body is utilizing them or allowing them to be there to concentrate heavy metals, to help us detoxify. So not all of these organisms are necessarily bad or that we need to get rid of.” Testing For Molds If someone is not recovering from chronic Lyme disease despite doing all the right things, Scott Forsgren advises that they have to explore the mold piece. He urges everyone who is suffering from Lyme disease, making sure that your environment is safe from a mold perspective and an EMF perspective. Because bottom line, you want to create a sanctuary for recovery. “About 25% of the population has a genetic predisposition to illness from water-damaged buildings. And similar to Lyme disease, there is no perfect test for molds, so it’s critical for people to explore,” said Scott Forsgren. Starting with your home, Scott Forsgren says any place where you spend time on a regular basis should be suspect until you explored it. And then if an issue is identified, you may be able to do some remedies like moving to a new environment. Putting in some good air filtration device in the environment is also very helpful. It’s not a solution to a problem, but it’s something that can fix the situation while you are addressing the core issue. ISEAI International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) is an organization that has come together reasonably recently with doctors that deal with biotoxin illnesses. Some environmental professionals are part of this organization as well. According to Scott Forsgren, the organization is an excellent resource if you dive deeper into learning the cause of illnesses. The ISEAI website states that it is a nonprofit professional medical society whose aim is to raise awareness of the environmental causes of inflammatory illnesses. They also support the recovery of people affected by these illnesses using an integration of clinical practice, education, and research. Better Health Guy Website The website started in 2005 before Scott Forsgren had the Lyme disease diagnosis. Three months after the site launched, Lyme disease became the focus of the site. “The most interesting area for people to check out is the podcast where I interview experts as well as articles he has written over the years. Part of what’s on the blog are notes from different conferences that I have attended over the past ten plus years,” said Scott Forsgren. LymeLight Foundation Another organization that Scott Forsgren wanted to highlight was the LymeLight Foundation. The LymeLight Foundation is an organization that provides treatment grants to children and young adults 25 and under for Lyme disease treatments. “I think it’s critical for people to maintain hope. There are so many things that have improved in our understanding of Lyme disease and chronic conditions over the last several years,” said Scott Forsgren. He adds, “Lyme disease is a messenger for many of us. And the process of going through it is life changing. While it is the biggest challenge that many will ever face, something beautiful often happens as a result of the experience.” Bio Scott Forsgren, FDN-P is a health coach, blogger, podcaster, health writer, and advocate. He is the editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com, where he shares his 21-year journey through the world of Lyme disease, mold illness, and the myriad of factors that chronic illness often entails. Scott Forsgren’s podcast “BetterHealthGuy Blogcast” interviews many of the leaders in the field and is available on his website, BetterHealthGuy.com, and on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. He has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and has lectured on his recovery from chronic illness as an invited speaker of the Klinghardt Academy, at AutismOne, and on three Chronic Lyme Disease Summits. Scott Forsgren has written for the Townsend Letter and other publications. He is the co-founder of The Forum for Integrative Medicine which hosts an annual conference bringing together some of the top integrative practitioners to share practical tools for treating complex, chronic illness. He serves on the Board of Directors of LymeLight Foundation which provides treatment grants to children and young adults recovering from Lyme disease. Today, Scott Forsgren is grateful for his current state of health and all that he has learned on this life-changing journey. Get Connected With Scott Forsgren!


The Mason Taylor Show: Lyme Disease in Australia with Peter Dobie

Since getting bitten by a Lyme infected tick last year I’ve been very interested in helping inform people about what exactly this infection is, the controversy surrounding it and how to treat it (big discussion). Dr Peter Dobie has been doing all these things for many years in Australia, in fact he’s one of the longest serving integrative doctors in Oz and he a lot of insights and practical information to share in regards to the research behind Lyme, getting it acknowledged by the modern medical system (because it IS here), treatment options and heaps more. If you’re in an area where Lyme is prevalent, or plan to travel to any such places, it is important to be aware of what to do in the instance of infection, this podcast lays it out. In this podcast we dive straight into: Lyme controversy in Australia and abroad methods of Lyme transmission Prevelance on the east coast of Australia Borreliosis vs lyme-like illness Antibiotics in acute and chronic lyme disease Herbal medicine protocols Mason’s account of his journey back to health post tick bite Lyme testing in Australia Neurological manifestations of lyme The stealth nature of these infections and ability to evade our immune system Biofilm eradication Herxheimer reactions DIY “Tick Kits” What to do if you become ill after being tick bitten Dr Peter Dobie studied medicine at the University of Tasmania. He is one of the most experienced doctors in Australia in the field of integrative medicine. He specialises in nutritional medicine, anti-ageing medicine, the treatment of chronic fatigue, the treatment of adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, bio-identical hormone therapy, intravenous vitamin therapy, allergy testing and treatment, chelation therapy, and the treatment of Lyme disease. Dr Dobie’s emphasis is very much on the promotion of wellness. He takes a thorough and holistic approach to treating chronic health problems, as well as providing preventive medical care. He incorporates into his practice the latest advances in biochemistry, endocrinology and clinical nutrition, and prefers to prescribe non-drug treatments wherever possible.


Better Health Guy: Microbiome Balancing with Dr. Rachel Fresco

Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn about the use of botanical options for supporting the body against Lyme disease, GI issues, and environmental toxicity. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Rachel Fresco. Rachel Fresco, LAc, PhD is an acupuncturist, PhD, and founder and CEO of Bio-Botanical Research. Since 1989, Dr. Fresco has utilized her background in naturopathy, Chinese medicine, and clinical nutrition to create products that have a significant impact on challenging clinical conditions. Addressing the challenges of microbial overgrowth, as well as supporting the digestive and immune systems, her formulations have helped thousands of people around the world. Her most well-known product is Biocidin. Biocidin is recommended by many clinicians and laboratories in support of those dealing with conditions such as Candida, SIBO, and other GI dysbiosis and biofilm-associated disorders. Her formulations have been helpful in those with systemic chronic infections, including Lyme disease. Dr. Fresco lectures internationally at medical conferences and shares her research on chronic infections, biofilms, GI dysbiosis, systemic inflammation, and the use of plant-based medicines in clinical practice. Key Takeaways: - What is the history of Biocidin? - What types of issues might Biocidin support the body against? - With herbal options, does one need to consider the various forms of Borrelia as one may with antibiotic approaches? - What has research shown with regards to Biocidin and biofilms? - Might Biocidin be helpful for dealing with GI issues such as parasites and SIBO? - When might the liposomal formulation be used? - How might Olivirex support those dealing with chronic viral burdens? - How do binders support both detoxification and reducing the intensity of a Herxheimer reaction? - What are bacterial spores and how might these be used to support the microbiome? - Might Biocidin support those dealing with MARCoNS? - What has research shown on the use of the DentalCidin product and Biocidin LSF in dealing with dental microbial burden? Connect With My Guest: http://biocidin.com Note: Dr. Fresco is offering FREE SHIPPING to those listening to the show. To get free shipping, use code BETTERHEALTH Interview Date: November 16, 2017 Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of BioBotanical Research. Disclaimer: The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.


The Autoimmune Hour: Is it Lyme Disease or an Autoimmune Condition?

This week we explore Lyme Disease and how often it is misdiagnosed as an autoimmune condition. As our guest, Dr. Julia Greenspan knows all too well, having recovered from Lyme herself. One surprise she shares is, 'you don't have to see a tick on you or the circular, outwardly expanding rash common with infection to have contracted Lyme.' She also shares her expert insights on: • How many symptoms are misunderstood in determining is it a microbe or autoimmune. • How to get beyond the label of 'trend disease' and get help. • The relationship between Lyme disease, other tick-borne infections to autoimmune disease. • Ways one can decrease inflammation in the body to avoid the autoimmune response. Plus much more... Dr. Julia Greenspan is a naturopathic doctor and author of the book "Rising Above Lyme Disease." Dr. Greenspan is a Lyme Literate Doctor with a majority of her patients having some form of the tick-borne disease. Her focus in this area of medicine stems from living in New England, one of the most infected and infested areas in the country for Lyme disease and her struggles to recover from Lyme. She has been listed in the Top Doctor's Reader's Poll with New Hampshire Magazine several times and interviewed as an expert on tick-borne illnesses on TV, radio, podcasts and in print media. Dr. Greenspan's website is www.greenhousemedicine.com. Listen to this compelling interview first on Friday, February 1st and later in a podcast. Get your transcript at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Lyme


The Mason Tyler Show: Healing Lyme with Amina Eastham-Hillier

Lyme Disease is running rampant in Australia, but what is this infection? Amina Eastham-Hillier is a naturopath and herbalist who specialises in treating stealth infections, especially the Lyme bacteria and its co-infections and has lots to say on the topic. Ever wonder why it's so difficult to heal this illness? Join us as we go deep into exploring the nature of this stealth pathogen and the process that it undertakes while infecting the body; and no, it isn't the same for everybody and depends on which co-infections have hit you and where in the body presents the greatest weakness. Treatment for Lyme takes time, however as you'll discover in this interview it can be done with an experienced team, clever strategy, time and tenacity. Enjoy diving deep into this epic conversation about healing Lyme. In this podcast you will learn all about: Orchestrating the balance of commensal and dysbiotic gut bacteria The gap between allopathic and complementary medicine in treating chronic illness Functional testing and its place in diagnosis and treatment of stealth pathogens Gene testing and the realm of nutrigenomics in preventing chronic disease The gut microbiome of indigenous cultures VS western society Borrelia in Australia and abroad Lyme co infections such as bartonella, babesia and their clinical manifestations Testing for lyme and co-infections in Australia The interaction between virus, bacteria and biofilm The road to recovery from acute and chronic lyme illness Bio: Amina Eastham-Hillier, N.D is a Qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist & Nutritionist and has worked in the Health industry for over 24 years. Starting from her own clinic in England, she gained her Bachelor degree in Australia and has travelled extensively throughout Asia, spending a year studying & working in Japan, and recently a year in China studying herbal medicine. Amina is currently studying for a Nutrigenomics Diploma to further understand genetic susceptibilities of Lyme disease and mould illness. As an International Presenter, Amina’s mission is to educate naturopaths, doctors, and patients about the importance of Integrated Medicine in treating Lyme disease, mould illness, & other stealth infections. She has presented at 26 International conferences & events in the last 4 years and has just published her book, Lyme Natural – Integrated Naturopathy for Lyme disease & its co-infections.


The Life Stylist Podcast: Wellness For Humanity- The Non Profit Angels of Lyme Disease Arthur Franklin and Jacqui Neulinger

In the last episode, we got into the nitty gritty of how AmpCoil – a PEMF device that combines ancient wisdom with modern technology and one of my favorite pieces of biohacking tech – helps your body heal itself. Today we’re talking to two of the most charitable people I’ve ever met, who are working to get treatments like AmpCoil into the hands of more people so that they can eradicate the devastating effects of Lyme and chronic autoimmune disease by 2025. Arthur Franklin is the founder of the Wellness for Humanity Foundation and Jacqui Neulinger is an old school biohacker who believes in the foundation’s mission. We talk about autoimmune diseases like Lyme on the show a lot because so many people are suffering out there, and we’re really only starting to understand the scope and impact that these diseases are having, with 300,000 more people diagnosed with Lyme every year – and the traditional medical system isn’t doing much of anything to help. But the folks at the Wellness for Humanity Foundation are working to identify and increase access to these life affirming, health restoring technologies from around the globe through their Lyme-to-Wellness and Mobile Wellness Unit programs. The foundation also supports ongoing clinical research into the efficacy of these technologies, allowing them to improve healthcare for generations to come. Are there three or more people in your family suffering from Lyme? Want to help more families being crushed by medical debt gain access to these life-changing technologies? Looking to contribute to independent research that may help protect our future generations? Then check out the episode to learn how you can find help and help others. Topics Discussed In This Episode: How Arthur Franklin and Jacqui Neulinger got into the health and wellness scene (by way of skateboarding and family trauma) How Jacqui’s fifteen years of biohacking experience prepared her to help the Wellness for Humanity Foundation All tools don’t work equally for all people... but the AmpCoil sure seems to work for most people suffering from autoimmune diseases The insane number of families with multiple members affected by Lyme and why that might be happening Making a pact to help people with Lyme Disease How the Wellness for Humanity Foundation operates today Aaron Bigelow and AmpCoil’s contributions to the foundation Why the foundation is collecting data from the families they provide AmpCoils to and how this is helping everyone learn more about the effects of PEMF devices Working with a team of medical doctors and naturopathic MDs to conduct more clinical studies The foundation’s efforts to help veterans More about this episode. Watch it on YouTube THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ORGANIFI. I'm loving Organifi Gold, especially for my night time routine. It has turmeric, ginger, reishi, lemon balm, turkey tail and other rad superfoods, phytonutrients & pain-soothing herbs. My daily routine lately goes like this: in the morning I add it to my nut milk smoothie. At night when I want to chill out, I make a golden latte. I add the power and a healthy fat like ghee, coconut, or grass-fed butter to hot water and voilá! Great warm elixir, really chills you out, gently detoxifies and tastes awesome. Save 20% using code “LIFESTYLIST” at organifi.com/luke. AND... TONIC WELLNESS BOUTIQUE. I’m about to let one of my best-kept secrets out of the bag: Tonic Wellness Boutique, the best place for hot and cold relaxation therapies in LA. Everything you’ll find here is proven to simultaneously revitalize the body, improve blood circulation, and help activate the lymphatic system to help detoxification (and if you’re in a city like LA, you have to detox, like for real). On top of that, these methods can help reduce inflammation, improve skin tone, and actively promote the release of endorphins. Check out TonicBoutique.com to learn about all the latest and greatest biohacking tech available to you. HELP SUPPORT THIS SHOW! Starting and growing a podcast requires a ton of time, energy, and money. Do you appreciate this information, and want to support my mission to deliver as much life enhancing information as possible to as many people as possible? The easiest, and most effective way you can help is to do this: Go to Lukestorey.com/support and donate towards show production costs Subscribe to the show by clicking “subscribe” in iTunes Write us a review in iTunes Share this show with one friend right now You’d be amazed how much these four simple steps do to help us grow! Here’s the magic link for reviews in iTunes. Or, if you want to get there yourself, you can follow these instructions. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening and joining me on this journey we call life


Learn True Health: Lyme Survivor Cures His Disease Then Helps Others Do The Same, Scott Forsgren, Mold, Histamine, Allergies, SIBO, SIFO, Candida, Parasites, EMF, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt's Kryptopyrroluria , Lyme Induced Autism, Heavy Metal Toxicity and Detoxification

Dealing with Lyme disease naturally seems impossible, but it’s not. My returning guest Scott Forsgren had ample experience dealing with Lyme disease naturally and is now helping others do the same. And he’ll teach us how he did all that in this episode. First and foremost, Scott Forsgren says his whole journey in dealing with Lyme disease naturally was influenced by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s energetic testing. Scott Forsgren worked with practitioners for years that use his autonomic response testing and eventually got certified to administer the testing, too. Improving Gut Health Majority of the immune system and neurotransmitters originate in the gut. So, Scott Forsgren says the more we can optimize our G.I. health, the more we can improve our overall health. He advises to first look at diet. He believes it needs to be individualized but at the same time, remove the foods that are known to be more common stressors like gluten, cow dairy, and sugar. Scott Forsgren also recommends working with a nutritionist to find out which diet might make the most sense for someone to explore. “One that I observed helps most people dealing with Lyme disease is the low-histamine diet. It is not an easy diet to do. And it’s easier if people generally prepare their food at home rather than eat out,” said Scott Forsgren. “I see it helps reduce inflammation in people and to help with a lot of their symptoms just by changing the diet.” He adds, “The more we can focus on reducing inflammation in general, while we are treating the underlying causes, or triggers of our health condition, the easier it is to get through that process. The less inflamed people are and the better they feel while they are being treated.” Realities of Lyme Disease In dealing with Lyme disease naturally, you have first to understand the components of the disease. Scott Forsgren says if someone is dealing with Lyme, they probably have Bartonella and or babesia. Some other common co-infections or opportunistic infections that need to be explored as well. Again, he advises people to work with a practitioner who can start treating them with antibiotics, herbs, homeopathy or other tools. Food Sensitivity Testing Food sensitivity testing is worth exploring when you are dealing with Lyme disease naturally. This is also needed if people have very specific and unique foods that might be an issue for them. Scott Forsgren says avoiding those foods can be significant. He also says that gluten is non-negotiable on people with Lyme and mold-related issues. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren believes probably at least half, or more people would do better by eliminating cow dairy. “Avoid those things stressful to the system, which creates more inflammation and instead, incorporate foods that are as nutritionally dense as possible,” Scott Forsgren advises. “Not the prepared, processed food but getting real food into the diet. As much organic food as possible, eliminating the GMO foods and restricting the processed foods is important.” He adds, “And then depending on whether or not people consume meat, organic grass-fed meat, pasture-raised poultry, and wild-caught seafood can be very helpful as well.” Healthy Fats Scott Forsgren also says consuming healthy fats can help in dealing with Lyme disease naturally. Healthy fats include butter or ghee, chia seeds, coconut oil, and olive oil. He also likes a lot of the plants and seed-based oils. What Scott Forsgren does daily is making a power shake, with high-quality protein, collagen powder, a blend of different fibers that helps not only with gut but also from a perspective of binding toxicity and supporting cell membranes. Scott Forsgren also likes to mix in these healthy fats in the form of flaxseed oil, sunflower seed oil, a tablespoon of chia seeds and organic almond milk or any nut milk. It helps build muscle and structural integrity which is useful in overall health maintenance. Mega SporeBiotic Mega SporeBiotic is a spore-based probiotic developed by Kiran Krishnan and Microbiomelabs. People tolerate it pretty well. Scott Forsgren says many other probiotics are a problem or an additional stressor if you have a histamine issue. “It can also help address leaky gut issues which are often a reason why we are so reactive to foods. And why we have some of the inflammation which is due to the immune system constantly being triggered by these food and other particles that are getting through the gut membrane,” said Scott Forsgren. Restore Another product Scott Forsgren recommends is Dr. Zach Bush’s Restore, which is a dietary supplement for gut health. Depending on each person’s situation, Scott Forsgren says looking at gut health will often go beyond the diet piece and the intestinal hyperpermeability piece but also into some of those microbial overgrowths, SIBO, SIFO, dysbiosis, and parasites. “The majority of our symptoms are the results of the inflammatory event that occurs — microbes for example. It’s not so much that the symptoms are from the bug. But it’s from the immune system’s reaction to those bugs that creates inflammation,” said Scott Forsgren. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Scott Forsgren says that people may have heard of mast cell activation syndrome which is the overproduction of histamine. He says there are many other mediators besides the histamine. And this is something that has been known in the autism arena for many years. “Most people who are dealing with chronic infection, chronic toxicity, Lyme disease, and mold probably have some degree of mast cell activation and histamine-related issues,” Scott Forsgren said. “One of the primary triggers for mast cell activation is mold. Hence, it is the top thing people should look out.” He adds, “But there are so many other triggers like parasites, Lyme disease, co-infections of Lyme disease-like Bartonella in particular. Environmental toxins like heavy metals, some medications, food, some supplements or temperature change can trigger mast cell reaction. Physical or emotional stress and electromagnetic field also trigger it as well.” Treatment Options Some practitioners might use some pharmaceutical medications like diamine oxidase. Scott Forsgren says it can be helpful for some people especially around eating time if foods trigger their mast cell issues. One product Scott Forsgren recommends is Neuroprotek from a company called Algonot. Lots of people in the autism area are familiar with that product because NeuroProtek reduces oxidative stress and inflammation. Another product that Scott Forsgren recommends is Dr. Ben Lynch’s probiotic combination. There’s also ProBiota HistaminX from seekinghealth.com, and vitamin c helpful as well. On the other hand, Beyond Balance’s Mast-Ease was formulated to support the body’s natural ability to normalize mast cell and histamine response, as well as aid in reducing inflammation. “People do find that they have an impairment. And they lose hope that they can get well. They feel as though their body is failing them in some way and not supporting them in their recovery,” said Scott Forsgren. “So, I think it’s critical to get into the gene conversation. to look at the epigenetics or what are the influencers of our genes rather than the potential for something to go wrong.” Sauna Therapy While Scott Forsgren recognizes the benefits of doing sauna sessions, he says it is essential to talk to your health practitioner to guide you. This is to make sure the timing is right, make sure they are sweating and that they got the proper support. You must also make sure you are getting electrolytes and detoxifying well before doing saunas. “What we don’t often think about is the toxins that are getting inside the body after the sauna session is over. So, make sure your liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and extracellular matrix are all optimized,” said Scott Forsgren. EMR And EMF Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt was talking about the adverse effect of EMR and EMFs since way back 2006. However, there were a lot of skeptics then. But as the years went by, more studies show that EMFs are stressors to our cells. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt also talks about how they make molds and other organisms that are within us more aggressive or produce more biotoxins. Scott Forsgren says to be alert if you have mold from water damage in your home environment. Because the exponential increase in EMF is probably another reason why those molds now produce more toxins that influence our health. “Endogenous retroviruses that we are conceived with are not necessarily viruses that we acquire. Historically, endogenous retroviruses have not caused us problems from a health perspective. Reducing EMF exposure certainly plays a role in some of those viruses that might be stressing our system as well,” said Scott Forsgren. He adds, “It’s not possible to eliminate EMFs. The focus has to be how to reduce our exposure. Avoid exposure when sleeping because that is when the body is regenerating, restoring and repairing. Nothing should be plugged in. Dr. Klinghardt even recommended turning off the circuit breakers to the house. And minimize use during the day.” As for choosing the right bed to sleep in, Scott Forsgren says you don’t want metal in your bed or box spring. Bottom line, the mattress should have no metal and recommends OrganicPedic. In dealing with Lyme disease naturally and all other chronic illnesses, even blankets should be safe and free of EMFs. A good brand is Little Tree Group, which according to their website, is a company who makes EMF/EMR Protective Blankets and Bed Canopies, plus other protective products, CES Units, and Earthing Products. Dirty Electricity Scott Forsgren also advises being wary of dirty electricity which runs on electrical outlets because it creates health stress. He also recommends getting meters to measure how much dirty electricity you have in your environment. “Have a building biologist to do some thorough testing to evaluate your home. EMF sensitivity is correlated to the level of heavy metals in the body and metal toxicity,” said Scott Forsgren. “And focusing on detoxification help over time to reduce electromagnetic hypersensitivity.” Scott Forsgren also reveals that you cannot detoxify when you are constantly exposed to EMFs. So, you have to be a little bit careful about how quickly you reduce your exposures. Kryptopyrroluria Kryptopyrroluria or KPU is a condition that Dr. Kinghardt feels that probably 80% or more of people with chronic Lyme disease and similar conditions are dealing with. Scott Forsgren says this is also common in the autism population. It can be something that we inherit or induced in us by different types of traumas or chronic infection. Or it can be something that is epigenetically turned on by influences like intrauterine or birth or childhood or transgenerational traumas, etc. Scott Forsgren says white spots on fingernails is a sign of zinc deficiency. Not recalling your dreams and depression are also symptoms of KPU. KPU is a significant loss of zinc, B6, biotin, manganese, omega 6 and other nutrients. “It can also lead to higher levels of heavy metal toxicities. Addressing KPU can also help from that perspective,” said Scott Forsgren. “Slowly detox because if you come in with huge amounts of zinc, you can start releasing metals and things in the body and create an inflammatory situation.” Scott Forsgren also recommends the brand BioPure Core-S which contains KPU supporting nutrients. SIBO There are breath tests that you can do for SIBO that look at hydrogen and methane. Scott Forsgren says the GI-MAP (GI Microbial Assay Plus) stool test and MegaSporeBiotic help in this realm. Another worthy product to try is Bio-Botanical Research Biocidin. “Unfortunately, SIBO and SIFO seem to be fairly common issues that people are experiencing. Parasites can also play a role in this GI dysbiosis,” Scott Forsgren said. He adds, “One of the challenges with parasites is that people often think of them as third world country problems. But it’s not true. Testing for parasites is poor. So do different systems of energetic testing like autonomic response testing or Dr. Simon Yu’s acupuncture meridian assessment.” But Scott Forsgren also says but you still have to know what questions to ask your practitioner to explore the issues for your specific system. “The more broadly we can cast the net, the broader the number of things we look at, the more likely it is that people can make progress with the number of things that we talked about,” said Scott Forsgren. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren says that the broader we cast the net, the less aggressive we have to be with any one of them because we’re just taking a more holistic approach. That’s why he believes Naturopathic Doctors are a phenomenal fit for a condition like Lyme disease since they are used to looking at all of the different factors. Dental Contributors Dental issues can be a significant factor for health. Scott Forsgren believes that dental problems can be part of setting the stage for why we later develop a condition from mold or Lyme disease. He says incorrectly removing mercury amalgams can lead to a more significant health problem. And it’s the same for root canals. “Tonsils can also play a big role. A little bit different from the dental piece. But it’s not uncommon for people to have tonsil issues,” Scott Forsgren said. He adds, “People dealing with chronic Lyme disease and similar conditions do have some really good oral health program in place. When we reduce the burden of microbes in the oral cavity, we are also reducing stress on the rest of the body.” PANDA Scott Forsgren says PANDA is where Lyme disease might have been 10 to 15 years ago concerning acceptance and awareness. It stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections. PANDA is a condition affecting a small group of children and results in a sudden and abrupt onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms. But Scott Forsgren doesn’t see PANDAS or PANS similar to autism, chronic Lyme disease or Alzheimers. He feels it’s more associated with chronic infections, chronic toxicity and the environment which we live. Because we have so many things that are just not supportive of our health. “Eventually we’ll see that there a lot of the same underlying factors. And the presentation tends to depend a lot on the age in which we encounter these things. It also depends on whether or not we’ve already neurologically developed or not,” said Scott Forsgren. Lastly, he adds, “I definitely would not trade my experience because it has brought me to my purpose and passion. And the thing that excites me about is waking up every day and be able to help someone else that’s going through a similar journey. It’s really fun for me to be a part of seeing people make progress in their journey.” Bio Scott Forsgren, FDN-P is a health coach, blogger, podcaster, health writer, and advocate. He is the editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com, where he shares his 21-year journey through the world of Lyme disease, mold illness, and the myriad of factors that chronic illness often entails. Scott Forsgren’s podcast “BetterHealthGuy Blogcast” interviews many of the leaders in the field and is available on his website, BetterHealthGuy.com, and on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. He has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and has lectured on his recovery from chronic illness as an invited speaker of the Klinghardt Academy, at AutismOne, and on three Chronic Lyme Disease Summits. Scott Forsgren has written for the Townsend Letter and other publications. He is the co-founder of The Forum for Integrative Medicine which hosts an annual conference bringing together some of the top integrative practitioners to share practical tools for treating complex, chronic illness. He serves on the Board of Directors of LymeLight Foundation which provides treatment grants to children and young adults recovering from Lyme disease. Today, Scott Forsgren is grateful for his current state of health and all that he has learned on this life-changing journey. Get Connected With Scott Forsgren!


The Life Stylist Podcast: Winning The War on Parasites, Heavy Metals, and Lyme Disease with Aaron Bigelow & Dr. Deborah Drake

The human body is a petri dish of tiny organisms, some harmful, some critical to health. However, when the bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses get out of balance, it causes a cascade of related dysfunction. When there are too many- or too many of the wrong kind, your nervous system becomes locked into fight or flight mode, and your autonomic nervous system can’t calm down enough to restore balance. To maintain health, become disease free, or fight existing illness, we must find a way to eradicate the harmful organisms safely. Getting rid of them can be a steep, an uphill battle when it comes to things like the intracellular co-infections causing Lyme Disease, which are devious enough to hide in your brain, beyond your blood-brain barrier to protect themselves from traditional medicines, or heavy metals like mercury, which can get ionized and then cling to organs throughout your body. So in this episode, we're talking to two modern healing experts on the front line of the war against parasites, heavy metals, and Lyme disease: Dr. Deborah Drake and previous guest Aaron Bigelow, co-founder of Health Evolution Tech, the self-funded tech startup that developed the AmpCoil device. Anyone who’s heard the show before probably knows that the AmpCoil is one of my most valued biohacking tools (and the one that my friends keep coming over to borrow). By fusing ancient wisdom with cutting edge technology, this PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) device penetrates every cell in your body with beneficial frequencies to clean, restore, rejuvenate, and regenerate your body at the quantum level. Because when we get down to this level, frequencies can shift your core cellular vibration back into balance or neutralize anything that is foreign to the human body to rebuild your sacred temple layer by layer – which is critical when it comes to detoxifying your body from the toxins in our increasingly hazardous environment, and you just can’t get the same effects from a cleanse. Do you or someone you know suffer from a chronic disease or chronic pain? Have you tried everything out there to treat it and come up with nothing? Want to join the movement shifting the medical paradigm from disease care to self-care? Then you need to listen to this episode and learn how vibrations can clean up your body and help it heal itself. Topics Discussed In This Episode: Music and medicine, together at least How vibrating with the divine symphony that every cell in your body creates can restore, rejuvenate, and regenerate Why healing Lyme requires penetrating your brain cells How the AmpCoil builds on Nikola Tesla’s ground-breaking and underappreciated work on energy, frequency, and vibration The mind-boggling number of bugs in your body, outnumbering your cells 10 to 1 How you can have the best meditation of your life Using your voice and biofeedback to pinpoint what your body needs How the moon affects parasites, which can then affect your physical and mental health How you can use specific vibrations to eradicate almost any parasites or heavy metals from your body The fascinating way that nature has been shaped to create plans that serve as medicine for almost any disease How vaccines can damage your body, even as an adult Dealing with mercury, lead, arsenic, and other toxins that build up in your body to cause physical and mental distress Shifting the paradigm from disease care to self-care Wellness for Humanity, the nonprofit that brings this amazing technology to the masses to eradicate Lyme and other autoimmune diseases More about this episode. 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Take Your Health Back NOW: What is Lyme Disease and How Do We Treat It with Dr Jay Neilson

Jay W. Nielsen, M.D. has thirty-eight years experience as a family physician with special emphasis on Pain Management, Patient Education, Research, Urgent Care and Emergencies in medicine. Dr. Nielsen’s interest in Pain Management started in 1981 when he found himself the only physician in Erie County who would see Workmen’s Compensation spine injuries. In 1993, he moved to Bluffton, Ohio and started training in Alternative Medicine with Dr. Terry Chappell and began his work in Prolotherapy and Chelation. In 1994, with Dr. Chappell’s assistance as President of the American College for Advancement of Medicine, Dr. Nielsen started the first Contract Research Organization specializing in Complementary Medicine, herbals, supplements, product validation and Medical Outcomes trials for Chelation. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Nielsen initiated North Coast Clinical Research, one of the nation’s largest research centers specializing in Clinical Trials in Family Practice. He participated in 34 nationwide trials for the development of new drugs. Dr. Nielsen was the host of his own radio talk show for thirteen years. This two-hour talk show was designed originally to overcome the blood shortage caused by the early Aid’s epidemic. After the tenth anniversary of the show, the American Red Cross awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” for his work. In 2010, Dr. Nielsen was trained by I.L.A.D.S. as a Lyme Literate Physician by Joseph Jemsek MD in Washington D.C.

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