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    promptly relieved by eating Borrelia the bacteria causing Lyme disease as documented in the medical literature has been well demonstrated to invade and multiply in the intestinal lining Here it causes inflammation resulting in leaky gut As a result Chronic Lyme disease sufferers cannot fully digest certain carbohydrates You see the last step in carbohydrate digestion involves disaccharidases enzymes that breakdown two sugars into single sugars which are normally found on the intestinal lining With intestinal inflammation these enzymes have been wiped out Therefore these double sugars instead of being broken down and absorbed travel further down the GI tract serving as fuel for the overgrowth of yeast and abnormal bacteria in the colon The resulting intestinal dysbiosis unhealthy balance of healthy bacteria and yeast in the colon can cause a variety of symptoms including impaired immunity fatigue and cognitive issues For all of our patients with Chronic Lyme disease we strongly recommend as a bare minimum a gluten free casein free GFCF diet For those patients more severely affected the Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD has been extremely helpful Please keep in mind that these dietary restrictions are temporary and most patients are able to return to a normal healthy diet as the Lyme infection is treated Another dietary issue for all Lyme patients undergoing treatment with antibiotics is the overgrowth of candida in the GI tract Intestinal candidiasis has been shown to cause gas bloating fatigue cognitive impairment and immune compromise Both antibiotics as well as the intestinal malabsorption mentioned above can play a huge role in promoting yeast overgrowth In such a situation consuming alcohol or refined carbohydrates can cause the yeast to grow in an explosive fashion pun intended So we recommend you refrain from anything sweet including natural and artificial sweeteners as much as possible List

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    Casein Free Recipes Dietary accomodations are indicated as follows GF Gluten Free CF Caseine Free SF Sugar Free VEG Vegetarian Anytime Meals Almodrote De Berengena turkish eggplant flan GF SF Beans and Greens GF CF SF VEG Cowboy Beans GF CF SF Delicious Beef Stew GF SF CF Quinoa with Roasted Broccoli and Scallions GF SF CF VEG Kitchidy Recipe GF CF SF VEG Potatoes Bruschetta GF CF SF Quick Seafood Dinner with Baby Greens CF SF CF Spaghetti Marinara GF CF SF Turkey in Thai Spring Rolls GF CF SF William s Estufao Chamorro Stewed Chicken GF CF SF Appetizers Guacamole GF SF CF VEG Red Pepper Hummus GF SF CF VEG Spinach Artichoke Hummus GF SF CF VEG Yummy Creamy Dip GF SF CF VEG Breads Basha s Gluten free Sourdough Bread GF VEG My Favorite White Bread Recipe GF VEG Breakfasts Breakfast GF SF CF VEG Breakfast a la Ash GF CF Sunny Frittata GF SF Desserts Nutty Chewy Chocolate Truffle GF CF SF VEG Warm Roasted Pear With Raspberry Sauce GF CF VEG Dressings Gravies Sauces Classic dressing GF SF CF VEG Drinks Almond Milk GF CF SF VEG Cucumber Lime Sparkler GF CF SF VEG

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    Based Guidelines for Treatment of Lyme disease ILADS International Lyme and Associated Disease Society Advanced Topics in Lyme disease Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses Dr Joseph Burrascano Neuropsychological Functioning in Chronic Lyme disease Westervelt and McCaffrey Additional Articles and Information In 2009 Dr Patel founded a Lyme support group called Lymelighters Although the group held its final meeting in January 2012 there were many informative presentations and discussions some of which are shared below Handling Herxheimer s Reactions ppt The Herxheimer reaction also known as Jarisch Herxheimer or Herx occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as bacteria typically Spirochetal bacteria die due to antibiotic treatment or rapid detoxification Lyme Disease Coinfections pdf The condition where a tick carries other infections in addition to Lyme disease Co Infections Babesiosis Ehrliciosis Bartonella Mycoplasma Anaplasma and others are discussed Dietary Guidelines for Mold and Candida Sensitivities pdf Information and tips on candida and mold sensitivities Signs Symptoms of Dietary Indiscretions in Lyme Disease pdf Covers signs and symptoms of Candida overgrowth food sensitivities and intolerances Herbs and Alternatives pdf A list of herbs and alternatives used in treatment of Lyme and other related conditions Rife Machine Basics pdf Dr Royal Raymond Rife was an early 20 th century American scientist who discovered that exposing microorganisms to certain electromagnetic frequencies killed them Read the article handout for more on the history and use of Rife in treating Lyme Ticks Life Cycles Habitats Prevention pdf Biofilms Methylation and HM Detoxification in Lyme Disease ppt An overview of biofilms methylation cycle heavy metals and the related treatments Includes biofilm photos Kryptopyrroluria pdf Presentation given by Scott Forsgren covering KPU HPU Discusses the findings of Dietrich Klinghardt M D Ph D in looking for possible

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    disciplinary medical society dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases www ilads org Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses Written by Joseph J Burrascano Jr MD ILADS THIS IS A MUST READ Document description In general you can think of LD as having three categories acute early disseminated and chronic The sooner treatment is begun after the start of the infection the higher the success rate However since it is easiest to cure early disease this category of LD must be taken VERY seriously Undertreated infections will inevitably resurface usually as chronic Lyme with its tremendous problems of morbidity and difficulty with diagnosis and treatment and high cost in every sense of the word So while the bulk of this document focuses of the more problematic chronic patient strong emphasis is also placed on earlier stages of this illness where closest attention and care must be made Dr Burrascano s Diagnostic Hints Guidelines Lyme Disease Association Inc LDA An all volunteer national nonprofit 501 c 3 dedicated to Lyme disease education prevention raising monies for research and patient support www lymediseaseassociation org The Lyme Disease Network Lymenet is a non profit foundation dedicated to public education of the prevention and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses lymenet org Turn the Corner Foundation Staci and Rich Grodin founded Turn the Corner Foundation in February of 2002 Staci has suffered from Lyme disease since 1994 and through her diagnosis and treatment over the past eleven years she has uncovered a strong need

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    Recipes Gluten Free Casein Free The Shoemaker Protocol Lyme Education Materials Lyme Awareness Links Mold Illness Mold Information Mold Illness Symptoms Mold Illness Treatment Testing Your Environment Additional Services Allergies Heavy Metal Detoxification Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy GcMAF Contact Contact Directions Nutraceutical Pharmacy Mold Information Mold is a common component in low levels in many indoor and outdoor environments Much like bacteria in soil and on surfaces mold is a normal part of life Exposure to high levels however can rapidly become a huge health hazard Doctors are only now beginning to understand the signs symptoms of mold illness and the mechanism of how these mold toxins trigger sickness Mold illness then is a general term we use to refer to the illness brought on by exposure to the toxic substances found in water damaged buildings Other names commonly used in the medical literature for this illness include Sick Building Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Current thinking suggests that the symptoms of mold illness are the result of a chronic inflammatory response triggered by toxic compounds found in these water damaged buildings They include mold bacteria actinomycetes mold spores mycotoxins endotoxins and microbial VOCs among others Illness

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    Recipes Gluten Free Casein Free The Shoemaker Protocol Lyme Education Materials Lyme Awareness Links Mold Illness Mold Information Mold Illness Symptoms Mold Illness Treatment Testing Your Environment Additional Services Allergies Heavy Metal Detoxification Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy GcMAF Contact Contact Directions Nutraceutical Pharmacy Mold Information Mold is a common component in low levels in many indoor and outdoor environments Much like bacteria in soil and on surfaces mold is a normal part of life Exposure to high levels however can rapidly become a huge health hazard Doctors are only now beginning to understand the signs symptoms of mold illness and the mechanism of how these mold toxins trigger sickness Mold illness then is a general term we use to refer to the illness brought on by exposure to the toxic substances found in water damaged buildings Other names commonly used in the medical literature for this illness include Sick Building Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Current thinking suggests that the symptoms of mold illness are the result of a chronic inflammatory response triggered by toxic compounds found in these water damaged buildings They include mold bacteria actinomycetes mold spores mycotoxins endotoxins and microbial VOCs among others Illness

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    Mold Illness Symptoms Do you have Mold Illness also known as Sick Building Syndrome Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Mycotoxicosis Common Symptoms of Mold Illness Chronic Headaches Depression Numbness tingling shooting pains Nose Bleeds Persistent Fatigue Breathing Disorders asthma shortness of breath Coughing up Blood or Black looking Debris Nausea vomiting or diarrhea Loss of Appetite Weight Loss Hair loss Skin Rashes and open sores Memory Loss Short Term Neurological Nervous Disorders Sexual Dysfunction Swollen Glands in Neck Armpit Ear Infections Chronic sinus infections Chronic Bronchitis Joint and muscle pain Mold Illness is Commonly Mistaken The diagnosis of Mold Illness is commonly missed by most physicians It can be incorrectly labeled as one of many illnesses The following is a small representation of these misdiagnoses Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia Depression Lupus Asthma Emphysema COPD Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Sinusitis Chronic Ear Infections Arthritis Sexual Dysfunction ED and Prostate Associated Disease Neurological and Nervous Disorders Residential dampness and mold are associated with substantial and statistically significant increases in both respiratory infections and bronchitis If these associations were confirmed as causal effective control of dampness and mold in buildings would prevent a substantial proportion of respiratory infections Association of residential dampness and mold with

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    Contact Directions Nutraceutical Pharmacy Mold Illness Treatment Individuals exposed to toxic mold may become ill from one or more of the following conditions Hypersensitivity Allergic response to the mold spores and other substances in the environment These responses are typically histamine mediated allergic reactions that may require antihistamines and possibly allergy immunotherapy for desensitization Infectious response Inhaled mold spores can seed and begin growing in the nasal and respiratory passages especially in individuals that may be immunocompromised Appropriate cultures to identify the infection and treatment with antifungal medications herbs are highly effective Toxicity Inflammatory response This category is perhaps the most dangerous due to its increasing incidence Also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome or Sick Building Syndrome the illness that results from exposure to the toxins from mold and bacteria as well as the numerous chemicals found in water damaged buildings is quickly becoming a epidemic These toxins trigger massive inflammation which over time begins to compromise the endocrine and immune systems Medical Treatment involves three simple steps Eliminate Exposure This may involve moving and or remediation Reduce mold biotoxin load In healthy individuals who are not genetically susceptible to mold illness the immune system is capable of mounting a rapid antibody response to the toxins so that they can be promptly eliminated by the body However in those that are genetically susceptible as determined by HLA DRB DQB blood testing the immune system is incapable of generating this prompt antibody response As a result these biotoxins persist in the body triggering uncontrolled inflammation eventually damaging the endocrine and immune systems In such individuals the use of Cholestyramine Questran or Colesevelam WelChol is effective at binding to the biotoxins and removing them from the body This effectively reduces inflammation providing individuals with prompt relief of some of their symptoms

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