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Living With Lyme
59 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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?
55 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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?
63 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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?
63 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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?
52 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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
59 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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?
56 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
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/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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.
51 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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.
59 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
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. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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?
57 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
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/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ 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 email@example.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?
68 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
E121: The Role of the Intestinal Microbiome in Immune Function With Jocelyn Strand
In a second interview with Dr. Jocelyn Strand, Cindy FNP, talks with her about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for proper immune health. Current research has been focusing on the role of the microbiome in the health and wellness arena. Considering the fact that the gut has over 70 percent of our immune system within it, substantiates the need to make it a priority. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: Why is gut health now on the forefront of health? How many different species are in the gut? Do the microbes communicate to each other? Explain what the GALT is. How does the gut communicate with the brain? What is the role of fiber, probiotics and regular BM's? How can a healthy gut impact healing from Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses?
68 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
E120: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) With Dr. Tania Dempsey
Cindy FNP, interviews Dr. Tania Dempsey, a board-certified internist and integrative holistic medicine practitioner, from Purchase, NY, about the complicated illness associated with mast cell activation. Their conversation dives deep to answer questions surrounding what is MCAS, why does it happen, what is the association to chronic illness, and how can it be treated. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ ABOUT THE GUEST: Dr. Tania Dempsey, MD, ABIHM is a board-certified internist and diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She received her MD degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her BS degree from Cornell University. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at New York University. In 2011, she founded Armonk Integrative Medicine (AIM) which has become a destination practice in Purchase, NY, focusing on complex, multi-system diseases. Dr. Dempsey is an expert in Tick-Borne Infections, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Autoimmunity. She is an accomplished international speaker and writer and was the Keynote Speaker in 2018 at the International Congress on Natural Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. She has been featured on Fox 5 NY News, Observer, Reader's Digest, Huffington Post, The NY Post and countless other media outlets. For more information, please visit www.drtaniadempsey.com. SHOW NOTES: Can you explain Mast Cell Activation? How it is identified? How is it treated? Is there anything people should know to prevent MCAS? Why is it such a debilitating issue? Why is it more common with TBD? Can you explain if there is any link with autoimmunity?
66 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
E119: Root Cause Medicine to Gain Insight Into Illness With Dr. Sean McCloy
Cindy, FNP and Dr. Sean McCloy examine the different approaches between allopathic and functional healthcare. Finding "why" an illness is occurring is the basic philosophy of a functional approach. Today, more than ever, people are interested in making alternative care choices rather than taking prescription medications. By educating patients on the root of their illness, they can begin to understand why they are suffering and how they can be an active participant in their healing process. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ ABOUT THE GUEST: Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA received his Medical Degree from New York Medical College. He completed his Family Medicine residency training at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He is a board-certified Diplomate in both Family Medicine and Holistic Medicine. He received his Master of Public Health (specializing in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention) from Boston University School of Public Health and his Master of Arts in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine. He is certified in Chelation Therapy from the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). Besides offering Holistic Family Medicine, Dr. McCloy specializes in Intravenous Vitamin Therapies, Heavy Metal Detoxification, Functional and Nutritional Medicine, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. He also uses Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in his treatment approaches. He sees all ages of patients, from newborns to geriatrics. By restoring balance to his patients, he lets their bodies, minds, and spirits heal themselves. Instead of using medicines to cover up symptoms, Dr. McCloy hunts for the roots of an illness. After treating these root causes his patients often find they can stop taking their pharmaceutical medications. In addition to enjoying his work, Sean McCloy loves going on outdoor adventures with his family, preparing gourmet vegetarian feasts, making music with his friends, playing ultimate frisbee and squash, furniture building, and exploring Maine. SHOW NOTES: What is root cause medicine? Why is there such a difference between allopathic and functional approaches? Is the Gut the number 1 place to go? Are people all different? What are the biggest contributors to poor health? How often do you find that environment as well as environmental issues are at play? Chronic health issues and the need to keep searching. How difficult is this?
69 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
E118: Optimize Nutrition For Performance and Health With Ashley Besecker
Ashley Besecker, RD and owner of Crave Health, discusses with Cindy, FNP, the difference between caring for people who are sick and tired and athletes who are trying to optimize their wellness for performance. The bottom line is optimizing good nutrition and appropriate supplementation to balance the body in order to improve wellness. Check out Ashley's podcast here: http://crave-health.com/podcast/ Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ ABOUT THE GUEST: Ashley Besecker is an expert in human biochemistry. Trained as a registered dietitian nutritionist, she has gone on to specialize in nutritional genetics and sports medicine and has completed degrees at Pepperdine University, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University. She believes in using science with integrity, building trust with my players, and working smarter, in order to attain longevity in a professional athlete's career.
71 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
E117: Importance Of Detoxification For Health With Dr. Shanhong Lu
Cindy, FNP has a deep conversation with Dr. Shanhong Lu about the role our toxic environment plays on chronic illness. Since the body has a limited ability to detoxify on its own, there are very important raw materials such as antioxidants that are needed to achieve removal of harmful substances. Once the body is over burdened from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the pesticides in our food, illness can set in. Supporting all pathways for detoxification is key to a healthy body and mind. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: Tell us about your life experiences. Why did Environmental Illness and Detox become your passion? How does our environment and detox relate to Lyme? What is the role of detoxification? Mechanisms of detoxification? Organs involved? Should everyone plan on detoxification? Is there a way to know if your toxin levels have been lowered? Tell me about the Orenda products that you are so passionate about?
56 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
E116: Herbal Therapies for Multi-Pathogenic Tick Borne Illnesses With Dr. Jocelyn Strand
Naturopathic physician, Jocelyn Strand, joins Cindy to discuss natural choices for tick borne illnesses, the microbiome and immune healing. Bio-Botanical Research Company products are a favorite amongst many practitioners and patients alike. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: Difference between antibiotics and herbs? What have you seen be the results of an herbal protocol? How long can someone be on herbs? Are there herbs to support the body is other areas, like Gut and Detoxification? Do you suggest any additional supportive methods-like sauna, nutrients etc? Does a missing piece lead to chronic illness? Are you a gut first practitioner? What are worrisome issues that require more considerations? Any thoughts on why so many people with long standing Lyme have a difficult time returning to total health?
51 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
E115: Hyperthermia and Detoxification for Lyme Disease With Michelle McKeon CCN
Cindy Kennedy FNP Cindy and Michelle McKeon CCN discuss how she became interested in tick-borne illness treatments and how she became an important liaison for so many looking for alternative treatments with Hyperthermia and Detoxification. She now owns Lyme and Cancer Services, where she helps people navigate their illness and treatment strategies. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: How she become interested in integrative medicine? What does her therapy process look like. Some other recovery factors to look into when dealing with tick-borne infections (mold, heavy metals, gut flora, candida, parasites, cell-membrane repair, dental issues, and methylation issues) Therapies to help with detoxification Advice for others dealing with chronic illness
73 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
E114: The Impact of Hypothyroidism on Health With Dr. Eric Balcavage
Dr. Eric Balcavage and Cindy Kennedy FNP review the underlying issues of why hypothyroidism is poorly addressed in medicine. It is the unfortunate truth that more emphasis is put on the stimulating hormone, TSH, rather than the actual production of the two thyroid hormone levels. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: What is cellular hypothyroidism? How is it different from Primary Hypothyroidism? You state that hypothyroidism is a spectrum disorder, what does that mean? What are the two causes of an under-active thyroid gland? Why is the title of your book Thyroid Debacle? How many people are impacted by hypothyroidism? What do you see as the biggest challenge with the current healthcare system in regard to identification and treatment of hypothyroidism?
62 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
E113: Pediatric Presentations of Lyme Disease with Somer DelSignore
Nurse Practitioner Somer DelSignore joins our own Nurse Practitioner Cindy to discuss pediatric presentations of Lyme disease. Somer has over fifteen years of practice experience and extensive training in pediatric integrative medicine. She discusses her commitment to an integrative treatment approach to afflicted patients of Lyme and other Tick-borne Diseases. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: Caring for children is complicated by educating the parents Interest in TBD Discusses her training with Dr. Richard Horowitz Importance of a multi system integrative approach
56 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
E112: Morgellons Association With Lyme Disease With Pi Ware
Cindy speaks with Pi Ware, an Emmy-winning filmmaker, who has directed the documentary, Skin Deep:The Battle Over Morgellons. The film was released March of 2020 and has been award winning. Pi discusses his deep dive into the world of Morgellons which proved the lack of validation for the disease and the associated suffering. Pi Ware is an Emmy-winning filmmaker who works across several genres-from feature films to documentaries to world-wide competition shows. His work as a director includes the fictional films SOLITUDE, MY BEAUTIFUL ME, and THE ACT. As an editor Pi has crafted documentaries, indie films, and such series as AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, Netflix's FASTEST CAR, Comedy Central's ROAST BATTLE, WORLD OF DANCE, AMERICAN IDOL and Q'VIVA. Pi grew up in Tempe, AZ, began working in the film industry in Madrid, Spain, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two cats. Pi’s latest film is the award-winning documentary SKIN DEEP: THE BATTLEOVER MORGELLONS, distributed by Gravitas Ventures on March 31st, 2020 on digital and VOD platforms worldwide. Get more Lyme resources at: https://livingwithlyme.us/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Livingwithlyme.us Check out Pursue Wellness: https://pursuewellness.us/ SHOW NOTES: Personal Interest in Morgellons His overall experience with learning about the disease What was his biggest take away? Biggest learning experience? Worst experience filming? Were you sadden by the lack of validation of the disease? Any more health-related documentaries coming?
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