16 episodes

The Lyme Insider podcast, hosted by Dr. Tom Moorcroft, DO, delves into the complexities (and mysteries) of chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, aiming to challenge the status quo and illuminate the murky areas of medical research and clinical practice. The show commits to questioning and learning from top scientific minds, translating complex research into actionable knowledge for medical professionals and patients alike. By engaging with leading experts, the podcast seeks to refine diagnostic and treatment approaches while maintaining a commitment to scientific integrity and patient-centered care, promising listeners insightful discussions informed by science and experience.

Lyme Insider by Dr. Tom Moorcroft Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Integrative Medicine Specialist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Lyme Insider podcast, hosted by Dr. Tom Moorcroft, DO, delves into the complexities (and mysteries) of chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, aiming to challenge the status quo and illuminate the murky areas of medical research and clinical practice. The show commits to questioning and learning from top scientific minds, translating complex research into actionable knowledge for medical professionals and patients alike. By engaging with leading experts, the podcast seeks to refine diagnostic and treatment approaches while maintaining a commitment to scientific integrity and patient-centered care, promising listeners insightful discussions informed by science and experience.

    Unveiling the Hidden Parasite: Dr. Eboni Cornish on Chronic Illness

    Unveiling the Hidden Parasite: Dr. Eboni Cornish on Chronic Illness

    In this episode of the Lyme Insider, Dr. Tom Moorcroft is joined by Dr. Eboni Cornish as they discuss the often-overlooked parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, and its implications for chronic infections and neuropsychiatric symptoms. They explore the role of toxoplasmosis in various chronic illnesses, including tick-borne diseases, and delve into Dr. Cornish's clinical practice at the Amen Clinic. They emphasize the importance of accurate diagnosis using spec scans and brain imaging to tailor treatment approaches. Dr. Cornish shares insights into innovative diagnostics, including oral microbiome testing and personalized treatments for neuroinflammation. The episode also highlights Dr. Cornish's dedication to finding the root cause of health issues and providing effective therapies for recovery.
    00:00 Introduction to the Elusive Parasite
    00:10 Meet Dr. Eboni Cornish
    00:34 Understanding Toxoplasma Gondii
    00:48 Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Infections
    01:30 Diving into Diagnosis and Treatment
    02:02 Live from the MAPS Conference
    02:42 Clinical Insights and Practices
    03:40 Exploring Oral Infections
    04:26 The Role of Neuroimaging
    06:06 Innovative Treatment Approaches
    12:28 The Importance of Oral and Nasal Health
    19:21 Addressing Perianal Strep
    21:40 Exploring Liposomal Formulations
    22:43 Balancing Testing and Treatment
    24:45 The Role of Clinical Diagnosis
    30:21 Integrating Conference Learnings
    32:50 Personalized Patient Care
    36:02 The Importance of Basics in Treatment
    41:09 Innovative Programs and Final Thoughts

    • 46 min
    Understanding Video Game Addiction with Dr. Koichi Tanji

    Understanding Video Game Addiction with Dr. Koichi Tanji

    In this episode of the Lime Insider, Dr. Tom Moorcroft discusses video game addiction with Dr. Koichi Tanji, a naturopathic physician and addiction specialist. The conversation covers the signs and symptoms of video game addiction, its potential impacts, and similarities with substance abuse. They discuss strategies for identifying and treating gaming addiction, the risks involved, and how to foster healthier relationships with technology. The episode emphasizes the importance of awareness and offers insights into managing screen time for both children and adults.
    00:00 Introduction to Video Game Addiction
    00:38 Meet Dr. Koichi Tanji: From Boxer to Addiction Specialist
    01:11 The Rise of Screen Time and Its Consequences
    02:17 The Importance of Addressing Video Game Addiction
    06:17 Understanding the Symptoms of Gaming Addiction
    09:20 The Psychology Behind Gaming Addiction 12:53 The Dangers of Unsupervised Internet Access
    18:17 Strategies for Managing Gaming Addiction
    21:58 Impact of COVID on Screen Time
    22:24 Pandemic Screen Time Statistics
    23:43 Understanding Gaming Addiction
    24:36 Treatment Approaches for Gaming Addiction
    26:59 Parental Guidance and Healthy Coping Skills
    30:34 The Importance of Boredom and Creativity
    35:08 Final Thoughts and Future Conversations

    • 39 min
    The Mind-Blowing Truth About Bartonella Most Doctors Don't Know | With Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt

    The Mind-Blowing Truth About Bartonella Most Doctors Don't Know | With Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt

    Summary
    Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt discusses his interest in Bartonella research and the challenges associated with studying this bacteria. He explains the discovery of Bartonella and its unique aspects, including the various vectors and modes of transmission. The prevalence of Bartonella and the challenges in diagnosing the infection are also discussed. Dr. Breitschwerdt highlights the difficulties in testing and diagnosing chronic Bartonella infections and the use of digital PCR for more accurate detection. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the pathophysiology of chronic Bartonella infection. The conversation explores the challenges in accurately diagnosing Bartonella infections and the differences in results from different labs. It highlights the importance of using the correct isolates of the organism for testing and the prevalence of different strains. ThKe discussion also touches on the phenomenon of patients stopping the production of antibodies to Bartonella and the interplay between acute and chronic infections. The conversation emphasizes the need for better diagnostic tests and the development of a vaccine to protect animals and humans from Bartonella infections.
     
    Takeaways
    Bartonella is a complex bacteria with various vectors and modes of transmission.
    Diagnosing Bartonella infection, especially chronic cases, can be challenging.
    Digital PCR is a promising tool for more accurate detection of Bartonella.
    Chronic Bartonella infection can lead to a range of symptoms and recrudescence. Different labs may use different isolates of Bartonella, leading to different results in testing.
    Patients may stop producing antibodies to Bartonella, making serology testing less reliable.
    Exposure to Bartonella species is common, and many individuals may be asymptomatic carriers.
    Bartonella infections may contribute to a spectrum of neurologic and neuropsychiatric diseases.
    The development of a diagnostic test and a vaccine for Bartonella are important goals for future research.
     
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Background
    00:42 Interest in Bartonella Research
    05:38 Challenges and Unique Aspects of Bartonella
    08:37 Transmission of Bartonella
    11:11 Vectors and Transmission to Humans
    14:58 Prevalence of Bartonella and Challenges in Diagnosis
    29:35 Chronic Bartonella Infection and Recrudescence
    32:20 Pathophysiology of Chronic Bartonella Infection
    36:06 Diagnostic Challenges and Digital PCR
    41:13 Challenges in Accurate Diagnosis
    42:02 Different Results from Different Labs
    42:16 Different Isolates of the Organism
    43:42 Prevalence of Bartonella Henselae Strains
    44:41 Patients Stop Making Antibodies
    45:56 Interplay Between Acute and Chronic Infections
    46:45 Serofast State in Bartonella Henselae
    47:21 Exposure to Bartonella Species
    48:19 Testing Blood Donors for Bartonella
    49:47 Role of Bartonella in Neurologic Diseases
    52:43 Symptoms of Bartonella Infection
    54:03 Understanding Bartonella on a Cellular Basis
    57:34 Developing a Diagnostic Test for Bartonella
    01:00:09 Vaccine Target for Bartonella
    01:11:44 Protecting the Human-Animal Bond
    01:18:03 Future Goals: Diagnostic Test and Vaccine


    Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM , DACVIM
    Learn more about Dr. Breitschwerdt and his work at NC State University
    Learn more about Dr. Breitschwerdt’s work at Galaxy Diagnostics
    Donate to the NC State Bartonella/Vector Borne Research Fund
     
     Tom Moorcroft, DO
    Learn more about Dr. Tom’s Lyme Disease Practitioner Training program.
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Advancements in Babesia Research and Clinical Implications | With Dr. Choukri Ben Mamoun and Dr. Tim Sellati

    Advancements in Babesia Research and Clinical Implications | With Dr. Choukri Ben Mamoun and Dr. Tim Sellati

    Summary
    In this conversation, I’m joined by Dr. Choukri Ben Mamoun and Dr. Tim Sellati to discuss Dr. Ben Mamoun’s recent study on the use of combination therapy for the treatment of Babesia infection entitled: Tafenoquine-Atovaquone Combination Achieves Radical Cure and Confers Sterile Immunity in Experimental Models of Human Babesiosis. 
    We explore the key findings of the study, including the use of immunocompromised mouse models and the potential for long-lasting immunity. The conversation also delves into the importance of understanding the differences between tick-borne infections and the challenges of translating research findings into clinical practice. The discussion highlights the need for further research on dosing and the therapeutic index of different drugs.
    Overall, the conversation provides valuable insights into the current understanding of Babesia treatment and the potential for future advancements. The conversation covers topics such as combination therapy and resistance, dormant parasites and relapse, terminology and immunocompromised, immune dysregulation and cold exposure, diagnostic testing for Babesia, improving diagnostic testing, and the goal of helping patients.
     
    Key Takeaways
    Combination therapy with tafenoquine and atovaquone has shown promising results in the treatment of Babesia infection.
    Immunocompromised mouse models are valuable tools for studying the efficacy of different treatments.
    Understanding the differences between tick-borne infections is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
    Further research is needed to determine optimal dosing and the therapeutic index of different drugs for Babesia treatment.
    Recrudescence and treatment failure are important considerations in Babesia treatment. 
    Combination therapy can reduce the probability of resistance in parasites.
    Dormant parasites may be responsible for relapse in Babesia infections.
    The terminology used in scientific research may differ from the general public's understanding.
    Factors like sleep, stress, and nutrition can contribute to immunocompromised states.
    Diagnostic testing for Babesia needs improvement to reduce false negatives and false positives.
    The ultimate goal is to help patients get better by finding the right diagnosis and treatment.
    There is a need for collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and patients to advance the understanding and treatment of tick-borne infections.
     
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Overview
    03:00 The Study and Key Findings
    06:35 Understanding the Research and Clinical Implications
    11:56 The Importance of Animal Models
    14:43 Immunocompromised Mouse Models
    23:22 Differences Between Tick-Borne Infections
    26:34 Combination Therapy: Tafenoquine and Atovaquone
    32:26 Dosing and Therapeutic Index
    36:48 Artemisinin as a Treatment Option
    46:20 Recrudescence and Treatment Failure
    48:23 Combination Therapy and Resistance
    50:24 Dormant Parasites and Relapse
    53:18 Terminology and Immunocompromised
    56:15 Immune Dysregulation and Cold Exposure
    59:14 Diagnostic Testing for Babesia
    01:03:22 Improving Diagnostic Testing
    01:12:12 The Goal of Helping Patients
    01:20:22 Caring and Finding the Truth
     
    Link to the paper we discussed:
    Tafenoquine-Atovaquone Combination Achieves Radical Cure and Confers Sterile Immunity in Experimental Models of Human Babesiosis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38169301/
     
    Learn More About My Guests:
    Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD - Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/choukri-benmamoun/
     
    Timothy Sellati, PhD - Chief Scientific Officer, Global Lyme Alliance https://www.globallymealliance.org/
     
    Learn more about Dr. Tom’s Lyme Disease Practitioner Training program.
     

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Why So Many Kids Are Picky Eaters and What to Do About It | With Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Full Cup Life

    Why So Many Kids Are Picky Eaters and What to Do About It | With Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Full Cup Life

    Why So Many Kids Are Picky Eaters and What to Do About It
    Katie Kimball is an author, entrepreneur, teacher of a Wall Street Journal recommended online cooking class, and a mother of four. She explains how to deal with picky eaters, and get kids to willingly eat healthy foods. In conversation with Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Katie explains how to get kids to develop a healthy relationship with food, and in turn, grow into independent, resilient adults. Find the inspiration you need for your picky eater at home.
     
    Top Tips
    It is not the job of parents to get their kids to eat. By removing the stress and control over the whole process of eating, parents can help picky eaters eat healthy, whole foods. Sensory overload and environmental toxins around us are often the reasons why kids are so fussy about the food they will eat and not eat.  Give kids choice, control, and agency to help them develop a healthy relationship with food. Getting kids into the kitchen is a good way to get them interested in food. Let kids cook, and experiment with different foods and textures to get them invested in the process of cooking. Kids should be allowed to handle age-appropriate kitchen tools, even knives. It is especially important to get boys involved in the process of cooking, for parents to bring up healthy, independent, self-reliant individuals. Dr. Tom Moorcroft’s Full Cup Life Podcast has benefitted numerous people, helping them achieve greatness and supercharge healing. Don’t miss this enlightening and uplifting chat with Katie Kimball about kids, food, parenting, and all the associated challenges.
     
    Need a guide on your journey to health and wellbeing? Contact Dr. Tom Moorcroft, specialist in treating mystery illnesses, to get on the path to holistic healing and happiness.
     
    https://www.originsofhealth.com/
    support@tommoorcroft.com
     
    #drtommoorcroft #tommoorcroft #fullcuplife #foodissues #pickyeater #pickyeaters #katiekimball #sensoryprocessing #relationshipwithfood #foodsensitivities #experimentwithfood #criticalthinking #kidscooking #cookingclasses #healthykids
     
    Katie Kimball
    The national voice of healthy kids cooking, is a blogger, TEDx speaker, former teacher, and mom of 4 kids who founded the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, recommended by The Wall Street Journal in 2020 as the best online cooking class for kids. Her blog, Kitchen Stewardship helps families stay healthy without going crazy, and she’s on a mission to connect families around healthy food and teach every child to cook as part of the Kids' Meal Revolution. 
     
    More about Katie

    • 46 min
    Hack Yourself with Proven Culture Hacks: In Conversation with Robert Richman

    Hack Yourself with Proven Culture Hacks: In Conversation with Robert Richman

    Hack Yourself with Proven Culture Hacks: In Conversation with Robert Richman
    In this episode of Full Cup Life, Dr. Tom Moorcroft speaks to Robert Richman who used to be the culture strategist at Zappos and co-founded Zappos Insights. Robert reveals some of the life mantras that have helped him grow and shares how he now inspires leaders to achieve greater success. Find out more about the Xpill Experience, about changing mindsets and achieving your goals. Listen now to get inspired to make the changes required to live your best life.
     
    Top Tips
    Robert Richman was the culture strategist at Zappos and co-founded Zappos Insights. He speaks to Dr. Tom Moorcroft about leadership, life, success, feedback, and about training leaders to achieve mindset changes and move beyond blockages. Xpill is something that Robert Richman came up with, essentially like an open-labeled placebo designed to help people find their passion and align their actions to their goals. A real leader is one who listens to others first and speaks last. This is the best way to understand the feelings and capabilities of people and to effectively assign work, and delegate. When we speak about going out of the comfort zone, this is about being uncomfortable with something unfamiliar but not to the point of being overwhelmed. That is the point where it can become counterproductive. Getting feedback isn't about hearing only positive things from people. It is about hearing what one doesn’t want to hear. Only when one expresses the negative can they communicate the positive effectively. Dr. Tom Moorcroft’s Full Cup Life Podcast has benefitted numerous people, helping them achieve greatness and supercharge healing. Don’t miss this enlightening and uplifting chat with Robert Richman about life, leadership, goals, success, and everything in between.
     
    https://www.originsofhealth.com/
    support@tommoorcroft.com 
     
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    #fullcuplife #successgoals #successmindset #successformula #powerofplacebo #xpill #placeboeffect #empoweryourself #findyourpurpose #mindsetshift #comfortzone #goalsetting #abundancemindset #manifestingabundance
     
     

    Robert Richman
    https://robertrichman.com/
     
    Robert Richman is a culture hacker and was Culture Strategist at Zappos. He co-created Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture.
     
    Together with CEO Tony Hsieh, Robert built Zappos Insights from a small website to a thriving multi-million dollar business teaching over 25,000 students per year. Through his work, Robert has been helpful in improving the employee culture at hundreds of companies.
     
    As one of the world’s authorities on employee culture, Robert is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences around the world and has been hired to teach culture in person at companies like Google, Toyota, and Eli Lilly. He has pioneered a number of innovative techniques to build culture, such as bringing improv comedy to the workplace.
     
    Robert graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in film, as well as from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, and he is based out of San Diego (though he’s on the speaking tour most of the time).

    • 1 hr 18 min

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