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Don’t miss Encore Day at The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

If you’re just hearing about it, there’s still time to gain free access to all of the expert talks! The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 began on June 19th, when Wayne Anderson spoke, and since then many have learned from the expert wisdom so important to protocols that could radically improve the life of someone with Lyme disease.

What you could learn from these experts:
Symptoms (common and rare!)
Diagnosis and testing
Practical at-home health tips
Healing protocol explanations
And more!

1. Register immediately to see the rest of the FREE talks (in case you missed Wayne’s talk on the 19th,  it is included on Encore Day!)

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

The speakers for the rest of the conference days are listed below.

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2
Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2
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2.  You can also purchase all of the expert talks to listen at your own pace.

*The online access package for all of the expert talks is now $99.

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Google has a new app that can map air quality street by street

Google has been working on a new app that will map air quality street by street. Currently only available with info on Oakland, but the plan is to expand over time. Check out the interactive map. It looks  like some of the info could be generalized, like the increase in levels on major streets and highways.

We’ve been mapping air quality with Street View cars since 2014. Today, with our partners EDF and Aclima, we’re announcing the results of this effort for…
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Join Wayne Anderson, ND FREE on Monday to learn about Lyme disease!

Online FREE from
June 19-26, 2017

The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 starts on June 19th, and tens of thousands will learn from the expert protocols that could radically improve the life of someone with Lyme disease.

Will you be there? I will be speaking on June 19 (Day One), so be sure to get registered now! I will discuss the different types of Borrelia, the Renaissance of Lyme disease treatment, and challenge versus treatment protocols. You can also purchase the full Summit to watch at your own pace. See the link below to find a package that works best for you.

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

What you could learn at The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

Symptoms (common and rare!)
Diagnosis and testing
Practical at-home health tips
Healing protocol explanations
And more!

If you learn even one fact from one expert that changes your life, it will be worth it!

Register immediately to make sure you’ll see the free talks:
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Purchase the full Summit package to watch at your own pace

Purchase all of the expert talks and help us reach more people struggling to live healthy lives. Thank you for supporting the mission!

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*The online access package for all of the expert talks is $59 now through Tuesday morning at 7 AM PDT. After that, it increases to $79.

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Lyme Disease is a serious health crisis

It’s true, more than 300,000 people each year contract Lyme disease. Your support of this event, in sharing or buying the talks, will not only help the host, but will help me continue to reach those who are in dire need of my message and expertise. Thank you!

Click here to learn more about owning this expert advice and supporting the mission: Find Out More

P.S. Yes, simply by sharing this with a friend or family member can help them tremendously. The more people we reach, the more quickly we can improve the health of the world…together!

Thank you!

Wayne

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Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism

Excerpts from article originally posted May 26, 2017 | Scott LaFee and Heather Buschman, PhD in Newsroom

Robert Naviaux, MD PhDIn a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.

“The purpose of CDR is to help protect the cell and jump-start the healing process,” said Naviaux, by essentially causing the cell to harden its membranes, cease interaction with neighbors and withdraw within itself until the danger has passed.

“But sometimes CDR gets stuck,” Naviaux said. “This prevents completion of the natural healing cycle and can permanently alter the way the cell responds to the world. When this happens, cells behave as if they are still injured or in imminent danger, even though the original cause of the injury or threat has passed.”

At the molecular level, cellular homeostasis or equilibrium is altered, creating an abnormal cellular response that leads to chronic disease. “When this happens during early child development,” said Naviaux, “it causes autism and many other chronic childhood disorders.”

Suramin works by inhibiting the signaling function of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a nucleotide or small molecule produced by cellular mitochondria and released from the cell as a danger signal. When CDR is activated, the effect of extracellular ATP is similar to a warning siren that never stops. Suramin inhibits the binding of ATP and similar molecules to key purinergic receptors, according to Naviaux. It silences the siren, “signaling the cellular war is over, the danger has passed and cells can return to ‘peacetime’ jobs like normal neurodevelopment, growth and healing.”

Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD

All five boys who received the suramin infusion displayed improvements in language and social behavior, restricted or repetitive behaviors and coping skills. Assessment of improvements was based upon observational examinations and interviews using standardized tests and questionnaires, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd edition (ADOS-2), the Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Testing (EOWPWT), the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC), the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), the Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire (RBQ) and the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) questionnaire. To minimize misinterpretation of natural day-to-day variations in symptoms, parents were asked to mark a symptom as changed in the 6-week CGI only if the symptom lasted for at least one week.

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Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial

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Disaster Preparation During Older Americans Month

Our local Red Cross contact sent us the following information to get us ready for anything the summer may bring:

With all the rain leading to stupendous plant growth after years of drought, the Sonoma County Emergency Coordinator’s office is planning for what could be devastating fires, like the ones that devoured 20% of Lake County last year. You can get alerts on your phone (phone call, email or text), computer, or tablet (email) from SoCo Alerts, and you can also download the FEMA Mobile Disaster App (See below).

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May is Older Americans Month (sorry we are late!) and a great time to ensure you or any members of your household prepare for emergencies.

The first step is identifying what you, or older (or disabled) adults in your household may need to be prepared. Evaluate those needs, include them in your emergency plan, and add any necessary items to your emergency supply kit. The Ready Campaign recommends seniors consider the following measures:

*Create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends, and co-workers to aid you in an emergency. Discuss your needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment. If appropriate, discuss your needs with your employer.

*Keep specialized items ready, including extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for service animals, and any other items you might need.

*Keep written copies of your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and orders for medical equipment, including dosage, treatment, and allergy information in your emergency kit.

*Make a list of the type and model numbers of the medical devices you require.

*Talk with your medical service providers about their emergency plans if you undergo routine treatments administered by a clinic or hospital or if you receive regular services such as home health care, treatment, or transportation. Work with them to identify back-up service providers and incorporate them into your personal support network.

*Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other sources to store for your reference. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides an online tool intended to help people locate and access their electronic health records from a variety of sources.

*Coordinate with friends, family, or specialty transportation service providers in the event of a mandatory evacuation.

Find more information on preparedness for older Americans at www.ready.gov/seniors.

Gordon Medical also has resources for disaster and healthcare emergency preparation, much specifically focused on the ill, disabled, or elderly,  on our resources page.

Mobile FEMA Disaster App

FEMA disaster warning app
The FEMA app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. Stay updated with weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service. Upload and share your disaster photos to help out emergency managers. Save a custom list of the items in your family’s emergency kit, as well as the places you will meet in case of an emergency. Get tips on what to do before, during, and after over 20 types of disasters. And locate open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person at Disaster Recovery Centers. Terms of use: www.fema.gov/app.

Download the FEMA app for safety tips and @NWS weather alerts for up to five locations:  available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices.

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You can also download the app via text messaging:

  • If you have an Apple device: Text APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA)
  • If you have an Android device: Text ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA)

If you use text messaging, standard message and data rates apply. Learn more about our text messages.

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U.K. patients describe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or (ME/CFS)

*Often called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS


Video by M.E. Action

Patients like these are why Dr. Gordon began research into chronic illness. Find out about our Science in Service of Humanity metabolomics research in CFS/ME. Read our published study, “Metabolic Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” watch for the next study to be published in the fall of 2017, sign up to participate in new research as a patient or a healthy control, and donate to support the work.

Evidence that CFS truly does deserve all three elements of its name has accumulated over the years but a definitive diagnostic test has remained elusive. Until, perhaps, now. For in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Robert Naviaux of the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues published evidence that the metabolisms of those diagnosed with CFS are all changing in the same way. Their data suggest it is this cellular response to CFS-triggering traumas, and not the way the response is set in motion, which should define the illness. They also show that this response produces a chemical signal that might be used for diagnosis.

The Economist

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Elizabeth Large Featured in Press Democrat Article on Lyme Disease

Lucia Montiel, 9, uses a wheelchair to move around her Sonoma coast home since being diagnosed with Lyme disease (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Lucia Montiel, 9, uses a wheelchair to move around her Sonoma coast home since being diagnosed with Lyme disease (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Lyme disease leaves victims frustrated, searching for answers

Excerpted from an article by MARTIN ESPINOZA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | May 18, 2017

Treating these infections is like working in the dark,” said Large, adding that ticks can cause multiple infections. “You’re looking to find the light switch. Hopefully, the more you treat, you start to get a clearer picture of the infections the patient has.

Although tick activity is high in the spring and early summer, ticks are active yearlong, Holbrook ( Sonoma County deputy health officer) said. County officials said Lyme disease is endemic in Sonoma County, with 81 cases between 2005 and 2014, which meets the surveillance case definition under CDC standards.

That figure, however, is a “gross underrepresentation” of the number of Lyme and associated diseases in the county, said Elizabeth Large, a naturopathic physician with Eric Gordon Medical Associates, a Santa Rosa-based practice that specializes in treating chronic disorders such as Lyme disease, arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Based on the volume of patients seen by her practice, Large said, the number of Lyme infections and associated co-infections during that 10-year period is probably in “the thousands.”

She said determining whether someone has Lyme disease is based on a clinical diagnosis, one that takes into account the totality of patients’ symptoms and their medical history. Earlier this week, Large, who has expertise in pediatric Lyme, saw Luccia for the first time at her medical office in northeast Santa Rosa. Luccia’s grandmother and mother discussed the once-active girl’s medical history, including her bout with the illness and the battery of tests and treatments she’s undergone since February.

“She sometimes can’t tell you what she’s had for breakfast,” Zablocki said.

Luccia was bit in the head by a tick in kindergarten in 2013, but the tick was not properly removed. Its body was removed, but the head was left attached, Zablocki said, adding that the girl was also bit by a tick last summer but that tick was removed.

In most cases, the western blacklegged tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted, according to the CDC. The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue and a characteristic skin rash that looks like a bullseye.

Untreated, the infection can spread to joints, the nervous system and the heart. The CDC says Lyme disease is diagnosed through symptoms, the appearance of such things as a rash and a history of exposure to infected ticks.

After her examination of Luccia, Large said the girl’s varying symptoms pointed to both Lyme and a different infection caused by the bacterium Bartonella, and she changed up the mix of antibiotics.

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Did you know: +300,000 per year get Lyme!

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

Over 150 symptoms could point to Lyme disease–it’s a present-day epidemic that’s terribly difficult to diagnose! And, conventional medicine does not have an answer–join us for expert protocols that could radically improve the life of someone with Lyme!

Register free for The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

WHY ATTEND?
Dr. Anderson will be speaking on Day 1, along with long time patient advocate Scott Forsgren, and the founder of the summit, Jay Davidson. Dr. Anderson will discuss the different types of Borrelia, the Renaissance of Lyme disease treatment, and challenge versus treatment protocols.

Thirty-five speakers will discuss Lyme disease science, natural and alternative protocols, hormonal care, psychological and emotional support, dental issues, and may other ares relevant to treating Lyme disease.  In addition to the day one speakers shown above, you will hear from Sarah Ballantyne, Dietrich Klinghardt, Amy Derksen, Isaac Eliaz, David A. Jernigan, and many more.

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

We know many of you prefer to purchase a copy of the event and watch at your own speed. Own all of the expert talks to watch at your own pace (plus, your purchase helps to create more of these valuable health talks!)

The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 will teach you about:
Symptoms (common and rare!)
Diagnosis and testing
Practical at-home health tips
Healing protocol explanations
And more!

The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 is online and free from June 19-26, 2017!
Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

I’ll see you online at this educational summit!

Wayne Anderson, ND

P.S. It’s true, every purchase made helps us continue to reach people struggling to live healthier lives. I thank you in advance for your support.

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“Look of Lyme” Video Channel Launch at Under Our Skin

Look of Lyme
From Under Our Skin

What Does Your Lyme Look Like?

Look of Lyme is a new initiative by the makers of UNDER OUR SKIN to bring your personal stories of suffering and courage into the limelight. While the Internet and social media have exploded with personal videos, there is no place that serves as a repository and archive of the ever changing and growing landscape of Lyme disease. Look of Lyme changes that, offering a way to make the personal political by harnessing the power of crowdsourcing and media. Our individual stories create a collective story that cannot be dismissed! Also, as we begin to develop a third film in the UNDER OUR SKIN collection, Look of Lyme is a way we can screen for possible film subjects. After receiving your videos and possibly editing them for brevity, consistency and branding, we’ll present them on a new YouTube channel accessible to millions worldwide.

Go to the Look of Lyme webpage to get guidlines on how to film and submit your video.

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Eric Gordon and Nafysa Parpia to Speak at American Academy of Ozonotherapy

2017 AAO Annual Meeting

From the AAO website: What Is Ozone Therapy? Ozonotherapy is the use of medical grade ozone, a highly reactive form of pure oxygen, to create a curative response in the body. The body has the potential to renew and regenerate itself. When it becomes sick it is because this potential has been blocked. The reactive properties of ozone stimulate the body to remove many of these impediments thus allowing the body to do what it does best – heal itself. [Read more…]