Fall 2013 Newsletter
(Issue #38)
Hello Fellow Journeyers

It has been just over 6 months since my last newsletter.  So much has happened in the past six months.  Often times, this health-recovery journey we are all on brings unexpected surprises.  
In September, one of my doctors suggested the possibility of a dental issue.  While I had always hoped that this would never be a factor I had to deal with, I also wanted to address it as soon as possible if it were.  This led me to double cavitation surgery in late October.  
My system is definitely going through some changes, and the procedure did take some time to recover from. I can't stress enough the potential dental contribution in terms of our overall health.  

Regaining wellness often requires addressing multiple factors and turning over many stones.  If you have not personally explored the potential dental contribution to health, it may be worth a look....

I'm very happy to have this work behind me, and looking forward to even better health as a result!
In Health,
Dr. Horowitz' New Book

It's finally here!  Dr. Horowitz has spent the past 4 years working on this impressive collection of Lyme and Chronic Disease information.

This is a must-read for anyone dealing with chronic health challenges.  I'm working my way through its 544 pages now and am learning so much.  If only this book had been available years ago.

The book and a bonus audio interview with Dr. Horowitz are available for purchase here.  

Dr. Horowitz was also recently a guest on OneRadioNetwork.com with Patrick Timpone.  That interview is available here.
Bye Bye Cavitations....

I went to an alternative medicine conference hosted by Dr. Simon Yu MD in St. Louis, MO in September.  I had met him a couple of times before and was always interested in a consultation.  Fortunately, everything fell into line and I was able to see him the day before the conference.  I've previously blogged about that experience here.

The net of it was that he felt I had a high probability of having a dental issue in the areas where I had previously extracted wisdom teeth.  He felt the highest likelihood was with the lower right which was in fact the one that got a dry socket years ago when they were removed.  

Cavitation surgery was the one thing I was hoping to never have to do, but I did not want to ignore something that could be an important next step.  I had cavitation surgery on two wisdom tooth extraction sites in late October.  While it has only been four weeks since the procedure, I'm optimistic that this will be another positive step forward as it is one less thorn for the body to have to accommodate.

I have often been asked about Dr. Yu, and my interactions with him and his staff were superb.  His primary areas of focus are outlined in his book Accidental Cure which I highly recommend.  To learn more about his work or to schedule an appointment, you can find his web site here.  I send gratitude for the piece of the puzzle that he has played in my continuing journey.

Beyond Amazing...
I've had dreams of a device that could tell us what is in our food.  How do you know that something you eat at a restaurant doesn't have some gluten in it even if nothing obvious stands out?  
I was beyond amazed this week when a friend sent me some information about the TellSpec device which should be available next year and appears to do exactly what I was hoping for.  
TellSpec is "a revolutionary hand-held device that tells you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in your food."
To learn more, visit TellSpec.  Their IndieGoGo campaign is just about to end on Saturday.
I just can't wait to get one of these....   
ILADS 2013 Annual Conference 

In October, ILADS held their 2013 annual event in San Diego, CA.  It was a superb gathering of practitioners and healers.  It's hard to believe it was the 8th ILADS event I have attended.  The ILADS organization plays such an important role in making Lyme treatment a reality for many of us.  I am grateful for everything they have done.
Dr. Horowitz brought copies of his new book
Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease.  At 544 pages, this book is a masterpiece for anyone dealing with tick-borne infections or what he calls MSIDS (Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome).  I'm working my way through it now and wish it had been available in 1997 when I first became ill.  
My personal notes from the event can be found here
Cuddle Up With a Biomat!

It has been almost a year since I got my Biomat, and I still use it several times a week.  I continue to look forward to spending time on it.  I wish I had it years ago!

In my experience, it has the potential to support the body on so many different levels.

The Biomat is amethyst crystals combined with far infrared and negative ions.  The heat feels amazing on any areas of soreness, and I feel incredibly calm and centered after doing a session on the mat. 

Some have reported reduced inflammation, reduced pain, reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep, improved circulation, enhanced detoxification, and more.

In fact, one person that I spoke with slept an average of 2 hours a night.  Once she got a Biomat, she started sleeping 7 hours a night!  She now takes the mat with her on airplanes if she goes on a trip.  Imagine the healing potential that may be unlocked with that kind of an improvement in sleep.

If you are interested in learning more, you can find additional details here.
In Short Order

I so appreciate the work that Sue Vogan continues to do on her radio show In Short Order.  Some of the recent shows that you may enjoy include:

Susan McCamish - herbalist, naturopath, and formulator of Beyond Balance formulas
Dr. Jonathan Forester on Lyme and cancer
Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on Lyme, mold, and inflammation
Dr. Judy Mikovits PhD on retroviruses, CFS/ME, Lyme, and Fibromyalgia 
Dr Erica Kosal on her husband's "ALS" which turned out to be chronic Lyme disease

For information on the 2014 Physician's Round Table, visit her site here.
Support LymeLight Foundation

LymeLight Foundation is an exciting non-profit that provides grants to enable eligible children and young adults with Lyme disease to receive proper treatment and medication as well as raising awareness about Lyme disease.

It is an organization that I am honored to be a volunteer for.  Being part of such important work is something I'm truly grateful for.  I've seen firsthand how much support LymeLight Foundation can be for those struggling with Lyme disease and their families.

There are a couple of ways you can help if this work resonates with you:

1) If you are able, your financial support would directly benefit children and young adults with Lyme.  Donations can be made online here.

2) Dart for Art is a LymeLight Foundation fundraising event coming up in March 2014.  LLF is looking for artists that are willing to donate original art that will be used to raise money in support of LLF's mission.  If you are in a position to help with art donations, please visit the Call for Artists.

To learn more about LymeLight Foundation or to donate, please visit the LLF site here.  

Thank you in advance for your support!

My New Favorite Whey!

I've heard about One World Whey for a few years now since it was introduced but had never tried it myself.  One of my practitioners recently suggested doing something like whey, colostrum, or similar for immune support.  
I'm on my fourth jar of this product now and not only does it continue to be something I'm drawn to, but it tastes great to boot.  I'm simply mixing it in water and having it as part of my breakfast every day.  Sometimes, I have it twice a day.  I just purchased several more jars.
The product is unheated, cold temperature processed, all natural, unrefined, bioactive, grass pasture raised milk-whey protein. I was particularly drawn to the potential benefits described around detoxification, inflammation, and immune support.  
To learn more about One World Whey, visit Synergistic Nutrition.
Detox, Detox, Detox


We all know the benefit and importance of detoxification in recovering from chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease.  Sweating is an excellent way to support the body in detoxification.  


I was especially intrigued by comments at recent conferences that suggest that sauna may help the body to increase its output of mycotoxins from various molds and fungi.  


While some people may not tolerate sauna and should always discuss any option with your doctor, for many, a sauna can be an invaluable wellness tool.


To learn more, visit Sunlighten.



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