Lyme: The Fastest Growing Infectious Disease in The U.S. – HHF podcast (06)

Lyme disease mimics over 300 diseases which is where it gets the nickname “The Great Imitator”. If you a family member have chronic health issues and aren’t getting any answers, it may just be Lyme.

The Fastest Growing Infectious Disease in the U.S.

Lyme disease mimics over 300 diseases which is where it gets the nickname “The Great Imitator”. If you a family member have chronic health issues and aren’t getting any answers, it may just be Lyme Disease. We discuss the symptoms, diet, testing, and treatment of Lyme disease. We also discuss why the average parent should care about Lyme, acute vs.chronic Lyme, and we touch on prevention as well.

 

Happy Healthy Family Podcast Episode 06

with Dr. Nicola Ducharme ND

Dr. Nicola Ducharme (AKA The Naturopathic Mama) joins the podcast this week.  Dr Nicola is an expert in Lyme Disease, and we discuss the symptoms, diet, testing, and treatment of Lyme.

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We also discuss why the average parent should care about Lyme, acute vs.chronic Lyme, and we touch on prevention as well.

I have to say after reading one of Dr Nicola’s books on LD, it is actually really scary. If you miss that initial tick bite and do not treat LD right away, it can be really hard to get an accurate diagnosis. LD impacts the weakest part of a person’s health and can mimic over 300 diseases, so once it sets up camp inside our bodies, it’s hard to get rid of it. 

Dr. Nicola is one of the Lyme literate doctors that can help us navigate a path to healing, and she shares a lot of great information in this episode. Check it out.

 

Episode Outline

This episode we discuss:
  • Where did Lyme disease come from
  • The autism-Lyme connection
  • Why average parent should care about Lyme
  • Brief history of Lyme
  • What is Lyme Disease
  • What are the symptoms
  • What role coinfections play in Lyme
  • Acute vs Chronic
  • Basic prevention steps
  • What is chronic Lyme
  • Why is it hard to get an accurate diagnosis
  • Why Lyme should be part of a clinical workup for any chronic issues
  • Congenital lyme disease
  • Different ways routes of transmission
  • What natural antibiotics can help to kill Lyme
  • What is the best diet for Lyme
  • Fermented foods & probiotics
  • Different tests for Lyme
  • Can you treat Lyme at home

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Links & Info From The Show

Online Course Lists: Online DIY & Individualized Courses For Lyme

Lyme-Ed Course for patients

Lyme-Ed Course for practitioners

Five Infections That Can Cause Behavioral Issues In Children – DIY Learning Program

Whole Family Wellness With Essential Oils

The Naturopathic Mama

Dr Nicola’s Practice:  Restor Medicine

Dr. Nicola on Facebook & Instagram

 

Essential Oils for DIY Tick Repellants

Vetiver, Clove, Oregano, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Citronella

Lyme Guard Tick Repellant

Nature Shield by Plant Therapy

Testing For Lyme

IGeneX

Galaxy Labs

DNA Connextions (no prescription needed)

Find A Doctor: ILADS

Books:

Dr. Nicola’s Amazon Author Page 

The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease

Diet: GFCF Diet

Natural Antibiotics and Supplements

Cat’s Claw

Olive Leaf Extract

Artemisian

Lauricidin

Cryptolepis

Houttuynia

Colloidal Silver

Immune Support

Research Nutritionals Transfer Factors

 

 

 

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Lyme disease mimics over 300 diseases which is where it gets the nickname “The Great Imitator”. If you a family member have chronic health issues and aren’t getting any answers, it may just be Lyme Disease. We discuss the symptoms, diet, testing, and treatment of Lyme disease. We also discuss why the average parent should care about Lyme, acute vs.chronic Lyme, and we touch on prevention as well.