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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott, the Better Health Guy, as he empowers your better health!
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Episode #49: Brain on Fire with Dr. Mary Ackerley, MD
Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn about inflammation, its effects on the brain, and its role in chronic health challenges such as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Mary Ackerley, MD. Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MD(H), ABIHM is a classically trained board-certified psychiatrist. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, studied at NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and finished her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Currently she is an integrative holistic physician who specializes in natural treatments. Patients commonly come to her with conditions of anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue. Her treatment protocol for biotoxin illness combines a variety of methods including conventional and integrative medicine. Her expertise includes differential diagnosis from brain MRI analysis in conjunction with Neuro Quant software. She has also uncovered a statistically significant relationship between methyl resistant nasal pathogens in relation to hidden dental infections known as cavitations. This discovery is linked to neuro-inflammation with psychiatric implications and has led to greater improvement in diagnosis and treatment. Currently she is researching the affects from biotoxin illness on oxygen absorption and metabolism. The malabsorption of oxygen leads to severe physical debilitation and exhaustion with an inability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Her internet article entitled “Brain on Fire” is widely acknowledged as a pre-eminent summation encapsulating the psychiatric implications from acquiring biotoxin illness. Her private practice, called My Passion 4 Health, is located in Tucson Arizona. Often she is contacted from around the world consulting through Skype about complex cases. Key Takeaways: - How was Andrea's family impacted by illness resulting from water-damaged buildings? - What factors lead to the growth of mold in an indoor environment? - What options may be helpful for testing for the potential of mold in the environment? - When mold is visible, how should it be cleaned? - What should one look for to find a good inspector and/or remediator? - When should one consider moving as opposed to remediation? - Might ozone or fogging solutions be helpful? - What should not be taken with you from a moldy environment to a new environment to minimize cross-contami