Winter 2015 Newsletter - Issue #42
Research continues to provide new insights into potential treatment options for Lyme disease and new therapies continue to emerge and bring new hope.  

Believe it or not, I'm more and more convinced that the bigger problem for many of us with Lyme is actually mold.  Ensuring that your living environment is safe and supportive of reaching your health goals is a top priority, in my opinion.  Several of the top doctors I have followed over the years feel the same.  It is an area that warrants definite exploration with your doctor.  

My focus continues to be on detoxification.  Most of what I am doing with my ongoing treatment is to support detoxification.  Whether it is metals, chemicals, pesticides, mold toxins, or toxins produced within us, detoxification must be a top priority in my opinion. 

Earlier in the year, I had a few rough months with inflammation that seemed to be related to heavy metals.  Fortunately, I've made very good progress with my continued detoxification efforts and that bump in the road is now behind me.  I continue to look for new tools and new methods for optimizing health (one of which you can see in the photo above), and am always looking for better ways to be my optimal self.

Be optimistic.... 


In Better Health,
Recent Conferences 
I've been fortunate to attend some fantastic conferences in the past few months.  I love becoming more empowered to improve my own health and the health of others.

Curing the Incurables hosted by Dr. Simon Yu was a superb event in September.  I shared my notes from that event here.

Gordon Medical Associates hosted Finding Your Way With The Complicated Patient.  Eric Gordon, Neil Nathan, Wayne Anderson, and other excellent speakers filled this information-packed day.  Read my notes of what they shared here.

ILADS 2015 was my 10th ILADS conference, and it is amazing to see how big it has become.  My notes from From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice can be found here.

So many great events this year.  The more brilliant minds connect, the more solutions that emerge.  Connect away people! 
Shift Series Interviews
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Lindsay Pera of Full Circle Wellness Tools and Chronic Wellness Tools. She's amazing. 

We talked about my journey through Lyme and what I have done to regain and maintain my health.

I hope you enjoy our discussion. I did.

Unraveling the Mystery of Bartonellosis
My most recent article was on Bartonella and was published in the summer in the Townsend Letter.  

The article was a collaboration with Robert Mozayeni MD and Ed Breitschwerdt DVM. 

It was a great opportunity for me to learn a lot about the topic, and I hope you will find it helpful as well.  Enjoy...

Navigating Chronic Complex Illness
The Forum for Integrative Medicine is hosting an exciting conference called Navigating Chronic Complex Illness on March 3-5, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

The speaker lineup is impressive and includes Dietrich Klinghardt MD, Ann Corson MD, Kristine Gedroic MD, Steve Harris MD, Tom Moorcroft DO, Michael Lebowitz DC, Raj Patel MD, and many other greats.  

This is a not-to-be-missed event and a rare opportunity for such a great lineup on the West Coast.  Don't miss it!

LymeLight Season of Giving
I have worked with the LymeLight Foundation for the last few years and love the work the Foundation does to support children and young adults with Lyme.  

Lives are changed and you can help make this happen by supporting LymeLight during this Season of Giving.

I thank you in advance for your support.

How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can

"How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit" is a fantastic new book from one of my favorite energy medicine practitioners, Amy B. Scher.

Amy herself recovered from debilitating illness with Lyme disease and has been one of the most successful recovery stories I have seen.

Here is one endorsement from a really big name in healing:

"Amy has seen the truth and can be a coach to all those who seek healing and authenticity. The wounds of the past can be abandoned and a life and body one loves can be created. When this state of inner peace is achieved your body gets the message and self-induced healing can occur. The potential resides in all of us so read on, do not fear failure and fulfill your potential while living an authentic life that you create and not one imposed by others." - BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles and The Art of Healing

I have worked with Amy myself over the years and found her to be a gifted healer. I have also referred a number of people to her that found her work helpful as well. 
The book is available now for pre-order and available January 8, 2016. I'm so excited about how this book will empower people to continue their healing journey!

Scalar Energy Sessions - Free Trial
For those of you that are drawn to energy medicine, Tom Paladino of is offering a 15 day free trial offer of his scalar energy healing sessions. Tom has worked for over 25 years with scalar energy to support healing in people with complex, chronic illnesses.

He uses scalar energy for pathogen cleansing, to provide nutrients to the body, and to balance the chakra system. The outcome of these three protocols is a feeling that has been termed "being happy for no reason". 

You can find additional information on Tom's YouTube channel here

To find out more about scalar energy sessions, learn more.

Disclaimer: Any and all treatment decisions that you may make should be made in conjunction with your doctor. assumes no responsibility for the outcome of your work with Tom Paladino.
Stevia May Help With Lyme?
There have been discussions in the community for some time now about how Stevia may help with Borrelia treatment.

Recently, information about research in this area from Dr. Eva Sapi and her team has been published.

I so value the work that she has done and continues to do to identify treatments that may help all of us.  

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Thanks for Your Support!
I very much appreciate those of you that support my work.  I know that treating Lyme is expensive, and I am grateful for your support.

The costs of operating the site and attending the various events that provide its content add up.  Your help makes it possible.

If you are interested in supporting my work, you can do a one-time donation or a smaller recurring monthly donation such as $1/month.

Biomat - A Favorite Healing Tool
I have regularly used a Biomat for 3 years now since first trying it at a conference.  I've never regretted getting one and continue to be impressed by how positive the feedback from others has been as well. 

Biomat is amethyst crystals combined with far infrared and negative ions.  

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

Recent Radio Shows and Podcasts
Information about Lyme disease and recovering from chronic illness seems to be growing exponentially.  I'm so excited that we have several excellent sources of valuable information available.  Here are a few of the recent radio shows and podcasts that may be worth listening to.  To listen, click the orange links below.

BulletProof Radio with Dave Asprey
Lyme Ninja Radio with Mackay Rippey LAc

Extreme Health Radio with Justin and Kate
BetterHealthGuy Tidbits!
Below you will find a handful of links to information I have found useful over the past few months. I hope you find them to be of interest.
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