Apr 29, 2016

Pre-Register For The Anxiety Summit

I can't wait to tell you about the upcoming Anxiety Summit hosted by Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott.  A few years ago I listened to a summit similar to this hosted by Trudy and learned so much that helped me with my daughter with her severe anxiety and OCD.  I learned about Pyroluria and even identified this as something that my daughters and I have.

Recently, Trudy interviewed me for the upcoming Anxiety Summit where we discussed how my family used GABA for Lyme Anxiety. You'll be able to hear our interview when you sign up for the summit.

I hope you'll mark this on your calendar and sign up now to save your spot, you will be so glad you did.

You will learn about natural solutions for anxiety, overwhelm, stress, panic attacks, social anxiety, fears, ruminating thoughts and negativity.  You won't want to miss this.

Here's where you can pre-register:
The Anxiety Summit, Season 4

Learn more about Trudy.
Trudy Scott (CN), Certified Nutritionist is the founder of www.everywomanover29.com, a thriving nutrition practice with a focus on food, mood and women’s health. Trudy educates women about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety and other mood problems. Trudy’s goal for all her clients (and all women): “You can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world emotionally!” - See more at: http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog

Apr 26, 2016

Looking For A Lyme Doctor - This May Help

Finding a good physician who understands the complexities of Lyme disease is quite challenging.

Most people who know they have chronic tick-borne infections first visited their primary doctor and then possibly to a list of specialists who did not consider Lyme or the many co-infections as a possibility for their symptoms. Instead most were first misdiagnosed with one or more other illnesses or diseases.

While a Lyme literate or integrative physician may cost more initially, in the long run it could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars and a life time of chronic pain.

So, how do you go about finding a doctor who will give you the best care and is knowledgeable about tick-borne infections?

Most of my favorite doctors were found through word of mouth, but depending on where you live, finding someone who can effectively treat Lyme disease and co-infections could be more difficult. I believe it's important to find someone who can treat holistically, who truly listens and cares; and who addresses your immune system as well as the infections.

I've put together this list to get you started in your search; just click on the links.

If you have a reliable resource, let me know in the comments section and I'll add it to my list.

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases) Physicians Referral
ILADS is a great organization and includes physicians who treat using antibiotics as well as holistic modalities.


Naturopathic Physicians

ACAM American College for Advancement In Medicine

Wellness.com Find an Integrative Doctor

International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine

Apr 20, 2016

Lyme Disease Quick Facts

Lyme disease is the fastest growing disease to date and many doctors are calling it a pandemic.  The CDC estimates that 300,000 new cases of Lyme are reported every year.

Because Lyme is so difficult to diagnose, this estimate is grossly inaccurate and underestimated.

It's critical that you understand what Lyme disease is, how it's transmitted and how to get a proper diagnosis.

Borrelia, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, is found in every state in the U.S. and in every country around the world.

There are over 300 strains of Borrelia known to date and only 1 strain is tested for.

Lyme disease hides in the body causing it to be very difficult to detect and treat.

I've put together this chart to highlight some key facts about Lyme.

If you think you might have Lyme disease, don't waste time, find a Lyme literate physician as soon as possible.  Time is an important factor in healing completely.

Apr 14, 2016

The Most Important Things I Learned From the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit

I don't know about you but I was blown away by the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit.  I hope you were able to listen in a bit and glean from these amazing experts.

Normally I wouldn't have had the time to listen in to a 7 day summit but we were having the basement worked on so I was stuck at home.

It was just too loud to do anything else so I put in my earbuds and carried my iPhone and notebook around the house while I cleaned and took care of things.

I was impressed not only with the fascinating research but also the diversity in the types of experts who were brought on the summit.

At the same time, I felt like there was so much information that if I wasn't careful I could easily get overwhelmed. 

I broke it down into the most important key points and I found that as diverse as the speakers were many of them said exactly the same thing.

1.  Lyme is an epidemic. (The CDC states there are 300,000 new cases each year which is grossly inaccurate.

2.  It's never just Lyme, meaning many pathogens are usually transmitted at the same time.

3.  Ticks are not the only vectors of Lyme; biting flies, mosquitoes, spiders and other biting insects also transmit the disease.

4.  Tests for Lyme are terrible and a waste of time.

5.  Most diseases are caused by bacterial infections and many are caused by Lyme.

6.  A compromised immune system allows the bacteria to take hold in the body..

7.  Factors such as environment, toxic chemicals in our food and household products, GMO's and electromagnetic fields (emf's) are devastating our bodies.

8.  Health begins in the gut and the only way to get better is to start working on healing the gut.

9.  It is critical to get sugar out of the diet.

10. Physicians must look at the whole person and not the lab tests.

Honestly, there was so much depth to this summit so I don't want you to think this was it, but these are pretty important points.  You can find more detailed notes on my Abounding In Hope With Lyme Facebook Page.

The final point that kept resonating is that we must have and keep a positive attitude.  

Our thoughts and our attitudes have a great affect on our health and our ability to get better.

So, what do we do with all of this information?  

I'm taking a few key points at a time, like cleaning up my diet and having a positive attitude!

Join me over on my Facebook page where I will soon be posting information about a challenge to get us all motivated to make positive changes for our future mental and physical health.  We can encourage and support one one another.