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Caring for and Healing Essays

Sharing a Family's Experience with Lyme

Feb 26 2016

A Systems Approach to Pediatric Lyme Disease

Physicians focusing on the medical treatment of Lyme disease may not be able to directly support these aspects of care, but they can establish collaborative relationships with mental health providers, nutritionists, family coaches,

Nov 14 2015

The 17th Nail

“Think of the chronic illness patient as someone with sixteen nails in his or her foot. If the patient still complains of pain [after pulling out one nail], it means that there are fifteen nails left behind.” -Dr. Horowitz

Oct 23 2015

10 Things to Know About People with Lyme Disease

Better understand the unique challenges and difficulties for people who are living with Lyme disease and tick-borne illness, and their families.

Mar 24 2014

What is the Right Medicine for Lyme Disease?

Alternative Medicine, Western Medicine, Integrated Medicine, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine….. what is the right answer for Lyme disease?

Feb 8 2014

Lyme and Lifestyle

“Mommy?” he asked, “Do you think Santa could bring me socks for Christmas? You know, like, ones that match?” A parenting low point…

Jan 28 2014

The Gift of Lyme

When your child is ill, ‘turbulence’ is with you at all times. It is hard be calm in the constant presence of the fragility of our lives. It is not easy to admit how little control we have.

Jan 28 2014

(Re)Defining Success

In fourth grade our son was well enough to play town soccer we arrived at the first game after years of solitude struggling with the effects of Lyme on our family.

Jan 27 2014

The Absence of Disease is not Wellness

Despite many years in and out of doctors’ offices, my first introduction to wellness was two years after my son’s Lyme diagnosis.

Jan 27 2014

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free…..Really?

Food allergies were not even on my radar when I asked my son’s doctor to test him for anything that might be causing his behavior problems behavior problems, mood swings and depression.

Jan 27 2014

Pediatric Lyme Disease and Behavior Problems.

Symptoms of Lyme disease in children include ADHD, Learning Disabilities, OCD, head/stomach aches, memory problems, light and sound sensitivity, and mood swings.