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,
“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
Better understand the unique challenges and difficulties for people who are living with Lyme disease and tick-borne illness, and their families.
Alternative Medicine, Western Medicine, Integrated Medicine, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine….. what is the right answer for Lyme disease?
“Mommy?” he asked, “Do you think Santa could bring me socks for Christmas? You know, like, ones that match?” A parenting low point…
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.
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.
Despite many years in and out of doctors’ offices, my first introduction to wellness was two years after my son’s Lyme diagnosis.
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.
Symptoms of Lyme disease in children include ADHD, Learning Disabilities, OCD, head/stomach aches, memory problems, light and sound sensitivity, and mood swings.