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Welcome to Living with Lyme, the podcast where we educate, advocate and collaborate about Lyme Disease. Hear from experts as they share reliable information about how to live with Lyme Disease. Your host is Cindy Kennedy, MS, FNP-BC.

For more references, including blogs and links to resources, visit www.livingwithylyme.us

Living With Lyme Cindy Kennedy

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Welcome to Living with Lyme, the podcast where we educate, advocate and collaborate about Lyme Disease. Hear from experts as they share reliable information about how to live with Lyme Disease. Your host is Cindy Kennedy, MS, FNP-BC.

For more references, including blogs and links to resources, visit www.livingwithylyme.us

    E131: Interview With Kris Newby, Author of Bitten

    E131: Interview With Kris Newby, Author of Bitten

    Cindy FNP, interviews the award-winning author, Kris Newby, to discuss her revealing book, Bitten. You may already be familiar with her name, as she was the senior producer of the shocking documentary, UNDER OUR SKIN, which became a 2010 Oscar semifinalist. Her goal with both the film and the book was to explore and uncover missing data surrounding why and how Lyme disease has become such a devastating, ignored and misunderstood illness.
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    GUEST BIO
    Kris Newby is an award-winning science/technology writer and the senior producer of the Lyme disease documentary UNDER OUR SKIN, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was a 2010 Oscar semifinalist. Her book BITTEN won a 2019 Silver Nautilus Book Award in Journalism & Investigative Reporting and the top 2020 International Book Award for narrative nonfiction. She has two degrees in engineering: a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Previously, Newby worked for Stanford University, Apple, and other Silicon Valley companies. She lives in Palo Alto.
    SHOW NOTES:
    - Where did your interest start with Lyme Disease?
    - Info on Under Our Skin Documentary
    - Who was Willy Burgdorfer?
    - How did his work lead you to your Book, “Bitten”
    - How did you find the info/research?
    - Were ticks at one point not infected?
    - How did animals become infected to then pass on the infections to new ticks?
    - Where repercussions on your research?
    - Why has there been such push back to work on better testing/treatment?
    - Tell us the positives you see after your book was published.
    - What had you hoped would happen after this incredible information came forward?

    • 58 min
    E130: Lyme Brain and Neuroinflammation With Dr. Kevin Conners

    E130: Lyme Brain and Neuroinflammation With Dr. Kevin Conners

    The underlying cause of brain fog is inflammation. Dr. Conners and nurse practitioner Cindy cover the basic principles of what is brain inflammation, where it originates, and ways to improve it. Lyme disease, toxins, and autoimmunity can all play a role in this debilitating symptom. Some people describe brain fog as "thinking through mud" or a true disconnected, hazy feeling, making simple tasks difficult to accomplish.
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    GUEST BIO
    Dr. Kevin Conners graduated with his doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1986 (though he practices only under his Pastoral Medical License) and has been studying alternative cancer care for over 20 years. He also holds AMA Fellowships (through the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine) in Anti-Aging Medicine, Regenerative and Functional Medicine, and Integrative Cancer Therapy. He is also in the process of earning the same in Botanical Medicine.
    Dr. Conners has authored numerous books including, “Stop Fighting Cancer and Start Treating the Cause”, “Cancer Can’t Kill You if You’re Already Dead”, “Help, My Body is Killing Me”, “Beating Chronic Lyme”, “You’re Crazy – and other foolish things doctors tell patients needing brain therapy”, “Lyme Brain”, “The 3 Phases of Lyme”, “Is Hell the Only Difference”, and “23 Steps to Freedom”.
    SHOW NOTES:
    - What are the symptoms to look for?
    - Origin of Brain Fog?
    - Association with GI Dysbiosis?
    - Inflammatory markers to follow?
    - Stress and it’s association to neuroInflammation.
    - Does detoxification reduce neuroinflammation?
    - What else can be done?
    - Are there certain supplements that reduce neuroinflammation?

    • 55 min
    E129: Why Is Lyme Disease So Difficult to Treat? With Dr. Diane Mueller

    E129: Why Is Lyme Disease So Difficult to Treat? With Dr. Diane Mueller

    Cindy, FNP has a wonderful discussion with Dr. Diane Mueller, who is a Lyme and Mold disease survivor. They discuss the difficulty of treatment when Lyme disease causes so much collateral damage to the body and the mechanism of persister cells.
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    GUEST BIO
    As a survivor of mold illness, Lyme Disease and chronic IBS symptoms, Dr. Diane Mueller is passionate about helping others restore their health and passion for life. Just like many of her patients, Dr. Diane struggled with chronic fatigue, extreme digestive dysfunction and chronic pain for many years with conventional medicine only offering mildly palliative treatments. Dr. Diane is now completely healed from these conditions and co-owns both a clinical practice and an online school where she certifies clinicians around the world in a mind body approach to functional medicine. 
    SHOW NOTES:
    - Dr. Diane’s personal story of resilience
    - What is the role of mind and mindset play and healing and treating Lyme disease?
    - What is her perspective on why Lyme disease is so difficult to heal?
    - How to encourage resiliency?
    - What are approaches to treatment strategies?  
    - What are persister cells and what role did they play in the pathology and treatment of Lyme?
    - What to do with the very “sensitive” patient?
    -  What role does mold illness have in relationship to the treatment of Lyme disease?
    -  What is her new book about?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    E128: Chronic Inflammation Will Lower The Immune System's Function With Dr. Jocelyn Strand

    E128: Chronic Inflammation Will Lower The Immune System's Function With Dr. Jocelyn Strand

    There are areas of the body that contribute to systemic inflammation. It can start in the mouth and continue on into the gut. Cindy Kennedy FNP and Dr. Jocelyn Strand discuss the role of inflammation and how it decreases the body's ability to defend itself.
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    GUEST BIO
    Dr. Jocelyn Strand graduated from Bastyr University in 2005 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Following her graduation, she established her practice in the Seattle area, working at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, as well as in a gastrointestinal specialty clinic. She returned to Minnesota in 2008 with the vision of increasing the availability, affordability, and awareness of naturopathic medicine, and opened her private practice at Lake Superior Natural Medicine, where she specialized in GI system disorders, Lyme disease, and auto-immune conditions as a Primary Care Provider through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
    In 2019, Dr. Strand became the Director of Clinical Education for Bio-Botanical Research, Inc., and continues to inspire others through research and lecturing around the world.
    SHOW NOTES:
    - What drives chronic inflammation (a common issue with Lyme patients) prevents the immune system from responding appropriately to pathogens
    - How does the microbiome influence immune development?
    - There is a microbiome in the lungs and it is altered 100% of the time with chronic lung disease-discussion.
    - What is the impact of the oral microbiome on the lung microbiome?
    - How does gut dysbiosis result in systemic inflammation, including neurological?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    E127: Will the COVID-19 Crisis Bring Recognition to Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment? With Dr. Drew Sinatra

    E127: Will the COVID-19 Crisis Bring Recognition to Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment? With Dr. Drew Sinatra

    Cindy FNP and Dr. Drew Sinatra discuss the similarities between COVID and Lyme disease. Both COVID and Lyme can have significant post illness repercussions that can cause systemic inflammation. How well and quickly a person recovers, lies in the individual's nutritional state, gut health, stress levels and prior chronic health issues.
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    GUEST BIO
    Dr. Drew Sinatra is a board-certified and California-licensed practicing naturopathic doctor who holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, America’s top naturopathic and integrative medical school. As a self-described “health detective,” he works with patients on “health care” rather than “disease care” at his practice, the CLEAR Center of Health, in Northern California. As one of the country’s leading naturopathic physicians, Sinatra’s areas of expertise include digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, hormonal balance, fatigue, mold and mycotoxin illness, and complex chronic disease. Sinatra is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA), American College of Nutrition (ACN) and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). He is an author, speaker and adviser for the research and development of clean and plant-based nutritional supplements with Healthy Directions.
    Recent Articles on this topic by Dr. Drew Sinatra:
    https://lakeoconeehealth.com/dont-be-fooled-by-flu-like-symptoms-of-lyme-disease-this-summer/ 
    You can interact with Dr. Drew Sinatra at:
    Twitter:@DrDrewSinatra https://twitter.com/DrDrewSinatra
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrewSinatraND/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiuehuxRqql2E7-ZxduciPw
    Podcast: https://www.healthydirections.com/podcasts
    Website: https://www.healthydirections.com/dr-drew-sinatra
    SHOW NOTES:
    - Has anything changed with Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment since the arrival of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)? 
    What are the different signs that someone is suffering from Lyme disease, COVID-19, and/or mold/mycotoxin illness?
    - Will the development of post COVID-19 syndrome lead to more understanding and recognition about Chronic Lyme disease?  
    - Age groups more affected and reason why?
    - Why are bull’s eye rash not always seen?
    - Testing value?
    - Length of treatment? Consequences of antibiotics?
    - Principles of gut health
    - Principles of immune support
    - Principles of detoxification support
    - Focus on emotional support and health

    • 52 min
    E126: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments With Ryan Brinkerhoff

    E126: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments With Ryan Brinkerhoff

    Cindy FNP has an in-depth discussion with Ryan Brinkerhoff about the benefits of Hyperbaric O2 treatments. Ryan is a notable expert on this topic and we dig in deep to learn why this is a service that could benefit patients with Lyme and other chronic illnesses.
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    GUEST BIO
    * Ryan is the owner and creator of InsideOut Hyperbaric + Wellness in St. George Ut. Where they focus on regenerative health solutions.
    * Ryan is a master of live cell analysis with over 12 years of experience.
    * Ryan is the owner and creator of several US and international patents
    * Ryan is the owner of multiple businesses but shifted his entire life focus into health and wellness after becoming chronically ill with no clear answers or solutions in site.
    * He now spends his days working with multiple different physicians and scientists to try to unlock the secrets of chronic illness, L-form bacteria and cell danger response as well as educating on his YouTube channel: Hyperbaric Health Guru: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQ3OFWqDVrPRKvS7-ecI3Q
    SHOW NOTES:
    * What actually is hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    * What illness and conditions HBOT is used for via FDA (insurance coverage) and what the science says it should be used for.
    * Difference between high pressure hyperbarics and mild hyperbarics
    * Why hyperbarics for chronic illness patients, especially lyme and msids patients
    * Where can the center and information be found?

    • 58 min

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