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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

    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
    E125: Sick and Tired? Try a Functional Approach With Lisa Vasile

    E125: Sick and Tired? Try a Functional Approach With Lisa Vasile

    Nurse practitioner Cindy and nurse practitioner Lisa Vasile discuss why they both moved to a functional approach to care for their patients. Using a comprehensive approach, offering education, and providing nutritional support can improve many symptoms that have not been resolved with a conventional approach. It is all too often that both these practitioners see patients after they have gone to several providers previously without getting answers to their health issues.
    Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ 
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    GUEST BIO
    Lisa is a Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner and the creator and owner of 4 Better Health Functional Medicine practice in Hopkinton MA. 
     
    Lisa earned a Bachelor's degree in Science and Nursing from Fitchburg State University and a Master's degree from UMass Graduate School in Nursing with a sub-specialty in Education.  During her 30 year career, she has served as a US Army Nurse for 5 years, taught with the faculty at UMass Graduate School of Nursing, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and MassBay Community College, worked in and taught OB/Gyn being a part of over 2,000 deliveries and hundreds of prenatal classes.  She has always used movement and nutrition as the key to optimal wellness and vitality for herself, her family and her patients.
     
    Lisa’s enthusiasm for Nutrition and Functional Medicine pushed her to obtain a Post Master's Certification in Holistic Health and Nutrition, Gluten Specialist Practitioner certification and Functional Medicine training through School of Applied Functional Medicine and Institute for Functional Medicine.
     
    Lisa is a preceptor for NP students in her practice, supports Functional Medicine students as moderator for a global online functional medicine school and mentors other NPs, PAs and MDs through shadowing and mentorship programs.  Her passion has brought her two health segment interviews with CNN, as well as many cable and radio shows.
    Lisa is passionate about moving her body using a combination of gym, weight training, yoga, and walking daily. She knows the health power of joy and overall peace and uses regular grateful and meditation practices. She has been married for 27 years and has three grown children (19, 19, and 24). 
    She presents regularly to inspire and empower the community and practitioners about Functional Medicine's deeper healing potential and to debunk the concept that "it's normal (or acceptable) to feel crappier as we age".  She is passionate to change the paradigm of feeling "FINE" for the expectation that we can feel "VIBRANT" and to share the power health when focusing on "Vitamin P and Vitamin J"  (Passion and Joy).
    Website  https://www.4betterhealthmedicine.com/
    PH 508-625-1807
    F 508- 625- 1162
    Email Info@4Betterhealthmedicine.com
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/4BetterHealth
    Instagram @4bhfunctionalmedicine
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-vasile-a595a266/
    SHOW NOTES:
    What does a functional approach mean?
    How is it different from conventional medicine?
    Why is this approach personalized?
    The approach requires a partnership that is not a typical patient-provider one.

    • 55 min
    E124: The Benefits of The Organic Acids Test (OAT) With Dr. Kurt Woeller

    E124: The Benefits of The Organic Acids Test (OAT) With Dr. Kurt Woeller

    Cindy FNP interviews, Dr. Kurt Woeller, a well known lecturer, instructor and functional medical doctor. He serves as a medical advisor for Great Plains Lab, which offers an Organic Acids test used by several functional practitioners. They discuss the benefits of the Organic Acids Test (OAT), when evaluating a chronically ill patient and how much important data can be obtained with this simple first morning urine test.
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    GUEST BIO
    Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., has been a functional and integrative medicine physician, as well as a biomedical autism specialist, for over two decades. He is an author of several health books including “Autism – The Road To Recovery”, “Methyl-B12 Therapy For Autism”, “Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” and “5 Things You MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis.”
    He is a lecturer (throughout the United States and International), educator and experienced clinician offering specialized treatment and testing for individuals with complex medical conditions such as autism-spectrum disorders, autoimmune, chronic digestive and neurodegenerative disorders. His health consulting practice for autism alone is multinational with families from various countries.
    Dr. Woeller has served as a lab advisor for both BioHealth Laboratory and Great Plains Laboratory (GPL). He developed and teaches the course on Organic Acid Test (OAT) interpretation and practice implementation for the GPL Academy as part of their ongoing educational seminars. As part of GPL educational outreach programs and seminars, Dr. Woeller participates in the annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) conference.
    Dr. Woeller is also the co-founder of Integrative Medicine Academy, an online integrative medicine health practitioner training program with multiple online courses in gastrointestinal disorders (SIBO Mastery Course), autism (Autism Mastery Course), adrenal and hormone problems (Hormone Mastery Course), functional medicine (Functional Mastery Course), organic acids testing (Essential and Advanced OAT Mastery Courses) and environmental toxicity (Toxicity Mastery Course). He also runs an extensive biomedical autism educational website called Autism Recovery System and a functional medicine website for doctors called Functional Medicine Clinical Rounds.
    SHOW NOTES:
    What are Organic Acids?
     
    How are they measured?
     
    Why is this test used?
     
    What can it help with?
     
    How can the OAT help patients with Lyme?
     
    How long on antibiotics can you pick up dysbiosis?
     
    Is repeat testing needed?
     
    Discuss some of your biggest surprises with patients using the test.

    • 50 min
    E123: Sulfation: Another Important Detox Pathway With Dr. Eric Balcavage

    E123: Sulfation: Another Important Detox Pathway With Dr. Eric Balcavage

    Cindy, FNP hosts Dr. Eric Balcavage again and this time they dig into the topic of the sulfation detoxification pathway. As our environment becomes more toxic, we become more toxic. The higher our toxic loads, the greater the chance for chronic illness. A healthy detoxification system provides powerful benefits for health.
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    GUEST BIO
    Dr Eric Balcavage is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional medicine clinic in Chadds Ford, PA. He is nationally recognized speaker and educator on various health related topics including thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation and chronic illness.
    Dr. Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania.
    Dr. Balcavage is the co-host of Thyroid Answers Podcast. The podcast focuses on answering the pressing questions those suffering with chronic hypothyroid symptoms can’t get answered elsewhere. You can find his educational Thyroid Thursday videos on Vimeo and Youtube.
    Dr Balcavage has made it his mission to change the way medicine looks at hypothyroidism. He is the co-author of the soon to be released book, Thyroid Debacle, The book co-written by Kelly Halderman MD, addresses the problems with current allopathic and functional medicine approaches to hypothyroidism as well as the solutions to restoring thyroid physiology.
    SHOW NOTES:
    What is the biotransformation of sulfur compounds?
    What occurs if this pathway is impaired?
    What impairs this pathway?
    What are the specific nutrients needed here?
    How do genetics play a part?
    Can this pathway be evaluated?
    Does inflammation have a role in reducing this pathway?
    What is the best supplement for sulfation?

    • 59 min
    E122: Herbal Approach to Lyme and Chronic Issues With Chris Marano

    E122: Herbal Approach to Lyme and Chronic Issues With Chris Marano

    Chris Marano, a seasoned herbalist from Massachusetts, discusses with Cindy FNP, his approach to illness using specific herbs. Chris is the founder of Clearpath Herbals, which provides health and wellness consultations and custom-blended herbal preparations depending on the issues. Chris also opens up about how many people are looking beyond traditional medicine to either fight Lyme disease or to achieve other health goals.
    Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ 
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    GUEST BIO
    Chris Marano, RH, MA, BS, is a clinical and community herbalist of Western, Chinese, and First Nation healing traditions, with a health-care practice in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts since 1995. He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, teaches Topics in Herbalism at the University of Massachusetts, is the founder of Clearpath Herbals, providing health and wellness consultations and custom-blended herbal preparations, and founder-director-head instructor of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of herbalism, holistic health, and Earth-based wisdom and sustainability. His new company, Chrysalis Botanicals (www.chrysalisbotanicals.com), will be offering time-tested herbal formulas for many health conditions, starting with the popular remedy, Lyme Aid. Chris has over thirty years experience as a teacher of Buddhist/Taoist-based meditation, psychology and philosophy. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in pre-medicine, Chinese philosophy-spirituality and science education from Columbia University, a graduate herbal degree from the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine, Chinese Buddhist and Taoist training from the Chan Center of NYC, Cherokee and Anishinaabe medicine training from First Nation elders and teachers, and training and experience in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy; all of which he weaves into his consultations and teaching. For more information regarding Chris and Clearpath Herbals (health services, education opportunities, and herbal preparations), visit www.clearpathherbals.com, and/or email chris@clearpathherbals.com.
    SHOW NOTES:
    Tell us something about your life and experience that led to you being a fulltime herbalist and what it is that you do? You as a consultant and also owner of Clearpath Herbals and Chrysalis Botanicals companies.
    How do you approach health and wellness in general as an herbalist? What traditions do you follow?
    What experience have you had with Lyme Disease? How do you think herbalism can be helpful in addressing Lyme Disease?
    Do you have special protocols for Lyme Disease in the different ways it can manifest? Namely, acute Lyme Disease and various stages of chronic.
    Adrenals can really be affected by any chronic illness. How can you help?
    Is there a way that people can contact you if they want to?

    • 57 min

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