Sleep Disturbances and Lyme Disease: A Vicious Cycle

Sleep Disturbances and Lyme Disease: A Vicious Cycle

Most patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses are exhausted. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of Lyme, making patients feel like they have a chronic flu. Even patients who have been accurately diagnosed and are being treated for Lyme battle intense fatigue; their bodies are working hard to fight the infections, and are often weighed down by a build-up of toxins.

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New Study Finds That Undiagnosed Lyme Disease Can Lead to Suicide

New Study Finds That Undiagnosed Lyme Disease Can Lead to Suicide

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, found that there is a “causal association between suicidal risk and Lyme and associated diseases (LAD)”.[1] Author of the article, psychiatrist Robert Bransfield, MD writes indirect calculations show that of the more than 40,000 documented cases of suicide in the U.S. every year, over 1,200 of them are LAD-related.

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Heavy Metal Testing – One of the Most Commonly Ordered, Yet Poorly Understood Tests

Heavy Metal Testing – One of the Most Commonly Ordered, Yet Poorly Understood Tests

Heavy (or toxic) metal testing is very common amongst holistic / alternative / natural / integrative / functional doctors, however there is a lot of misunderstanding about the various testing methods and interpretation of the results.  This is unfortunate because toxic metals can cause a myriad of symptoms and can easily be treated, so it is important to properly assess heavy metal status when attempting to improve one’s health!

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What Qualities Do Patients Possess That Increase Their Treatment Success?

What Qualities Do Patients Possess That Increase Their Treatment Success?

Patients often come to us with complex, multi-system conditions, and are given comprehensive treatment plans to improve their overall health. Our holistic approach treats the patient, not the symptoms. Instead of a “quick fix,” we help you achieve and maintain optimal health. This type of care is patient-centered, meaning you play an integral part not only in determining your treatment plan, but also in achieving its success. To that end, there are some things you can do to help us best help you...

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Brain Massage

Brain Massage

I recently attended for a cranial conference on treating brain trauma.  I was fortunate enough to lie down on a table for a significant amount of time while an osteopathic physician, who happened to be a neurologist at UCSF, massaged the fluid flow under my dural membranes and increased the venous output through the superior, inferior and transverse venous sinuses.  The treatment also relaxed the nuclei of my central autonomic system especially the locus ceruleus...

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