Headaches Caused by Tickborne Illness

Headaches Caused by Tickborne Illness

Many of our patients with Lyme and associated diseases (LAD) present with headaches as one of their main symptoms. Indeed, a peer-reviewed study of 3,000 Lyme patients by lymedisease.org showed that over 80% suffered from headaches, with more than 40% describing them as moderate and more than 20% describing them as severe or very severe.[1] Lyme headaches can range from occasional or persistent intracranial pressure to debilitating migraines.

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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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