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What is Plasmapheresis?

Plasmapheresis is a process where the liquid part of the blood, or plasma, is separated from the blood cells. Usually, the plasma is replaced with another solution such as saline or albumin, or the plasma is treated and then returned to your body. Some people refer to this procedure as apheresis but these are two slightly different procedures. Apheresis is the procedure where a patient’s blood is filtered and a particular component of that blood is removed and the rest is returned to circulation. But plasmapheresis is the procedure where the plasma is filtered out and then replaced with a fresh plasma infusion. If you have Lyme disease, the plasma in your blood can sometimes be full of inflammatory compounds from the Borrelia and other co-infections. These [...]

By |2018-12-05T19:24:39+00:00September 27th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Avril Lavigne to release her first single in five years after her long battle with Lyme disease

After a difficult and at times, life threatening battle with Lyme disease, Avril Lavigne is making a return to the music scene with the release her new single – Head Above Water – which she wrote from her bed during the height of her illness. Lavigne took to social media and wrote a letter to her fans on her website, announcing her new single will be released on September 19, with a full album to follow. In her letter to her fans, she says she wrote her new single during one of the scariest moments of her life: “I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down. I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up [...]

By |2018-09-25T19:46:08+00:00September 25th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Infrared Saunas and Lyme Disease

Working with Lyme and Cancer Services, we are huge advocates of two things: hyperthermia treatment through the use of infrared heat, and detoxification to aid in the recovery process.  One of the main points I have my clients try to take away is DETOX, DETOX, DETOX! While hyperthermia treatment kills a significant amount of pathogens, we see that people who detox before treatment are able to tolerate hyperthermia treatment better, and people who detox after treatment have a more optimal sustained recovery.  Detoxing has been a crucial part of my recovery process with Lyme disease.  Sweating out toxins through the use of infrared saunas has been one of my go-to therapies, and I still use it for maintenance therapy today.  One of the symptoms that I have [...]

By |2018-09-25T19:41:00+00:00September 10th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Lyme Disease Memory Loss Treatment

Lyme Disease, caused by the bite of a bacteria-infected tick with Borrelia burgdorferi, mayonii, afzelii or garinii (depending on the region of the world), not only attacks the patient’s organs and joints, but causes significant changes in their neurological state, sometimes called “Lyme brain.” This serious and debilitating illness affects an estimated 365,000 individuals each year - and numbers are rising. For those who suffer from the cognitive impairments of Lyme, such as short-term memory loss, difficulty with speech and word recollection, loss of motor skills, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and other symptoms that may closely resemble Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia, finding a way to fight back is an absolute must. Fortunately, the cognitive impairments often associated with Lyme Disease are well documented, and there are doctors, specialists [...]

By |2018-09-10T02:19:57+00:00September 10th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Cutting-edge Lyme disease clinic in Mexico gives new hope to sufferers

With Lyme disease now one of the fastest growing infectious diseases worldwide, a state-of-the-art lyme disease clinic called Sanoviv Medical Institute, located one hour’s drive from San Diego airport in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, is giving Lyme patients from all around the world new hope with its wide range of innovative treatments. While Australia still doesn’t officially recognise Lyme disease, the number of Australian residents who’ve tested positive for Lyme disease is on the increase. Last year, a Senate Inquiry was held, though despite many good recommendations the Australian government has chosen not to act on these.  So until Lyme disease is recognised here, many Australians who are suffering from a ‘Lyme-like’ illness end up seeking treatment overseas where similar diseases have been treated for many years. What [...]

By |2018-11-29T01:33:34+00:00August 25th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Mold, Micotoxins, and Lyme

Authored by Michelle McKeon Recovering from Lyme disease has been a huge part of my life for almost a decade now. When I first began this journey I had no idea how many pieces to this puzzle I would have to put together to solve my body’s health crisis. What I had learned is that the devil is in the detail. The devil for me was MOLD, and boy did it put me through hell and reek havoc on my already Lyme immunosuppressant body. As, being in an environment with mold, can make ones Lyme disease experience much more severe. Mold can develop indoors and outdoors and while it can grow in any season or environment, it flourishes in warm, damp, and humid places. Mold implies many [...]

By |2017-04-25T04:14:32+00:00January 8th, 2016|Articles|0 Comments

Dental Amalgam

Authored by Michelle McKeon In 2010, when I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, I remember sitting in my Lyme Literate Medical Doctor’s (LLMD) office. He asked to look inside my mouth. As I opened up real wide, I thought Now what is he going to find inside my mouth? Later I learned that he was checking to see how many dental amalgam or “silver fillings” I had. Well, I was hiding quite a few in there, and as my LLMD shook his head, I asked him if he had found any buried treasure? When he responded No gold just silver, I realized he was talking about my cavities. For the past 200 years dentists have used mercury as the prime component of amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings [...]

By |2017-04-25T04:14:52+00:00June 25th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Detoxification of Heavy Metals with Chelation

Authored by Brendan Fillar Chelation is the standard treatment for removing heavy metals from the body.   A few of the heavy metals that are quite common in people include mercury, lead, nickel and arsenic. Lyme disease and many other chronic illnesses can impede the process by which the body filters heavy metals, resulting in heavy metal toxicity.  Heavy metals are not excreted from the body effectively and tend to gather in the soft tissues. Dental fillings, cosmetics, antiperspirants, drinking water, air, food, and lead paint in our environment all attribute to heavy metal toxicity.  Chelation therapy can involve intravenous injections, suppositories, and oral doses of chelating agents.  A chelating agent is a compound that reversibly binds to another metal.  In terms of heavy metal detoxification, a chelator pulls [...]

By |2015-03-04T00:50:19+00:00February 11th, 2015|Articles|1 Comment

Interview on Hyperthermia Treatment

Authored by Michelle Mckeon Hyperthermia treatment has been around for centuries as a safe and successful treatment option for various illnesses. However, recently it has become a therapy that is gaining more popularity with patients suffering from cancer, Lyme disease, and co-infections. While hyperthermia treatment is offered in the states, it is only available for patients with cancer. This is due to the hyperthermia machines not reaching temperatures that are high enough to kill the spirochetes causing Lyme disease. Therefore, many people travel overseas to clinics in Germany where extreme whole-body machines are available. I am someone who battled with a severe case of Lyme disease complicated by multiple co-infections. The disease had left me completed debilitated before I decided to make the journey to Germany for [...]

By |2015-03-04T00:50:55+00:00December 8th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

What is Lyme disease and what causes Lyme disease?

Authored by Michelle Mckeon What is Lyme disease Lyme disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia Burgdorferi. There are 5 subspecies of Borrelia Burgdorferi, more than 100 strains in the US, and around 300 strains all around the world. Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite.  However, fleas, mites, lice, mosquitoes, and biting flies can also transmit this disease. While it is thought that only deer carry this disease, birds, mammals, and rodents are also carriers.   Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease Lyme disease can affect multiple organs including the heart, skin, joints, and nervous system, producing a wide range of symptoms. Lyme disease has been called the great imitator and should be considered when diagnosed with rheumatologic and neurologic conditions, as [...]

By |2015-03-04T00:51:53+00:00October 10th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments