For more than 25 years, Dr. Anderson has known that his patients are partners in the process of learning about and treating their illness, whether they choose conventional or alternative medicine or a combination of both. He listens to understand each patient’s strengths and challenges and improve his effective interaction with them. He sees every person as complex, integrated, and unique, and believes that treatment should optimize health and well-being.

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Wayne Anderson, ND at the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

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online at the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

June 19-26, 2017! – Webinar – Register for Free Now!

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Dr. Anderson will be speaking on Day 1, June 19. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him speak about his unique understanding of treatment for Lyme disease and the coinfections seen with it.

A curious and dedicated clinician, Dr. Anderson is committed to the ongoing process of learning and teaching. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Anderson maintained his initial focus on teaching. For over 20 years he taught medical students at Touro Osteopathic Medical School, and supervised residents from Sutter Hospital and interns from the Physician Assistant programs in the clinic setting. He is also a popular speaker on the topics of Lyme disease and neurotoxin illness. He has spoken at conferences for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM),  Orthomolecular Health Medicine (OHM), and Lyme Induced Autism (LIA), as well as select private symposiums on CFIDS, Lyme, and Autism.

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Helping the Unusually Sensitive Patient to Heal

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, September 18, at 2 PM Pacific

Helping the Unusually Sensitive Patient to Heal

Today, I am delighted to bring back to our program, my friend and colleague, Dr. Wayne Anderson. We are putting on a symposium later this month on the subject of diagnosing and treating the extremely sensitive patient. We are seeing more and more patients who cannot tolerate the typical doses of medications, supplements, and even homeopathics. This broadcast will be devoted to understand how this happens and how we can help those patients to heal.
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Lyme Disease and Coinfections: Part II

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, February 13, at 2 PM Pacific

Lyme Disease and Coinfections: Part II

Today we will be joined again by Dr. Wayne Anderson at Gordon Medical Associates. This show will build upon the foundation built on a previous program, which aired 9/12/14 to delve again into understanding the complex diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease and its co-infections. In August, 2013, the CDC acknowledged that there are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease in this country each year, so our goal is to educate our listeners about this growing epidemic.

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Lyme Disease: Controversies Surrounding a New Epidemic

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM
With guest Wayne Anderson, ND

Lyme Disease:

I will be joined today by Dr. Wayne Anderson, at Gordon Medical Associates, as we discuss the growing awareness of the Lyme disease epidemic. Last August the CDC finally acknowledged that over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur every year in this country, finally bringing a diagnosis and medial help to millions of Americans who had not been aware of this possible diagnosis. We will review the current symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment options for our listeners.

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Lyme, Neurotoxins, and Hormonal Factors

Originally published in the Townsend Letter
July 2014

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Wayne Anderson, ND, and Robert Gitlin, DO
An interview with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH

Wayne Anderson, ND: It is my privilege to be here with Robert Gitlin, DO, an experienced Lyme-disease practitioner, trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, with expertise in the endocrine system and hormones. We would like to offer our perspectives on how guiding hormone therapy in the Lyme patient differs from treating other patients, given that intracellular infections have their own unique effects on the endocrine system.

I think that currently one of the problems in medicine is an excessive focus specifically on Lyme disease. What sometimes gets missed is the fact that this is a constellation of toxic influences that all have the same mechanism of action. Our patients may be struggling with infectious processes caused by borrelia or co-infections like babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, or mycoplasma, as well as toxins such as mold species, petro-based chemicals, and heavy metals. All of those infections and toxins affect the regulatory systems of our body: the brain and nervous system, and the immune and endocrine systems. [Read more…]

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Mold and Mycotoxins: Often Overlooked Factors in Chronic Lyme Disease

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By Scott Forsgren with Neil Nathan, MD, and Wayne Anderson, ND
Originally published in the July 2014 issue of the Townsend Letter

‘Lyme’ Is More than Lyme Alone

In the recently released book Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease by Richard Horowitz, MD, a compelling argument is made that there is much more to chronic Lyme disease than Lyme alone. In fact, Horowitz unveils his “16-Point Differential Diagnostic Map,” which suggests numerous “nails” in the foot that must be explored in order to regain wellness. He further expands the concept of “chronic Lyme disease” by suggesting MSIDS, or multiple systemic infectious disease syndrome, as a more encompassing term for the multiple underlying factors involved in chronic illness.

In my personal experience recovering from Lyme disease after a tick bite in 1996 in Northern California, the journey has been one of uncovering many stones and addressing numerous layers of issues that were affecting my health. While borrelia, bartonella, babesia, ehrlichia, and many other microbial factors did play a role, it was not until I read the book Mold Warriors, by Ritchie C. Shoemaker, MD, in 2006 that I considered the possibility of mold as another key part of the systemic body burden that had without my awareness made me ill for so many years.

Upon further evaluation, it was determined that I had been living in an apartment for nearly 10 years that was contaminated with numerous molds, including Stachybotrys, better known as “toxic black mold.” Removing myself from this constant, daily exposure to an environment that was not conducive to my recovery was an important step to take. Moving to a safer setting was one of the best things that I did as part of my journey back to health. I do not think I would be where I am today if I had not discovered and addressed this ongoing, toxic environmental factor that was contributing to my then poor state of health. The connection between those struggling with chronic Lyme disease and ongoing exposure to toxic molds and mycotoxins is quite clear. [Read more…]

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Lyme, Neurotoxins, and Hormonal Factors: Wayne Anderson, ND, and Robert Gitlin, DO

An interview with Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
Two experts, a naturopath and an osteopath, offer perspectives on how guiding hormone therapy in the Lyme patient differs from treating other patients, given that intracellular infections have their own unique effects on the endocrine system.

Mold and Mycotoxins: Often Overlooked Factors in Chronic Lyme Disease

by Scott Forsgren with Neil Nathan, MD, and Wayne Anderson, ND

Environmental exposure to toxic molds and the production of mycotoxins resulting from fungal colonization in the body can be significant in terms of symptom presentation, as well as both the severity and duration of the illness. The article focuses on three mycotoxins that can be readily measured via laboratory testing, providing a useful tool for practitioners working with patients with mold-associated illnesses. [Read more…]

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Mycoplasma and Lyme Cases That Don’t Resolve

Mycoplasma and Lyme Cases That Don’t Resolve 

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Wayne Anderson ND combines Functional and Integrative Medicine disciplines with the best of conventional medicine.

Dr. Anderson was interviewed by Katina Makris on Lyme Light Radio on the issue of Mycoplasma as a co-infection with Lyme disease. You can listen to the archived show by clicking the link, or by listening at iTunes. Dr. Wayne Anderson is a renowned naturopath at Gordon Medical Associates with three decades of experience in treating tick-borne diseases. He  explains  how mycoplasmas are the culprit in many Lyme cases that do not fully recover. Many ‘Lyme’ cases stall and do not fully recover. Dr Anderson’s experience pinpoints one of the ‘co-infections’ ticks also infect us with, mycoplasmas!! Get ready to learn a TON!!

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Neurotoxic Disorders: Reactivity to Lyme, Coinfections, Molds, and Petrochemicals

By Wayne Anderson ND
interview by Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH

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We originally thought of Lyme disease as primarily an infection caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. In the decades that followed, researchers began identifyingother tick-borne bacteria and toxins that frequently accompany Lyme infections. We have come to realize that the symptoms which we once described as “Lyme disease” frequently involve other bacteria, such as Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, or Mycoplasma, or rarer species such as the Rickettsia group or tularemia. Transmitted in the digestive tract of ticks or fleas, these pathogens may be carried by cats, rats, mice, deer, and other animals, depending on the microbe. These pathogenic bacteria are among the smallest known life-forms on earth. Unlike most bacteria, they are harbored within the cell as a virus would be or within the interstices between the cells, making it difficult for the immune system to dislodge them.

Certain types of toxigenic mold can also be a major factor in neurotoxic conditions. Petrol-based pesticides, insecticides, and solvents are a third major contributor to neurotoxic inflammation. The extensive neurotoxic effects of pesticides, for example, have been well documented. Heavy metals are sludge toxins with some of the same neurotoxic effects as petrol-based chemicals. Mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic involve similar neurotoxic mechanisms of action and can cause similar symptoms.

Microbes and toxins stored in fat tissue: Lyme, molds, and petrol-based chemicals all contain lipid molecules. The lipid molecules in the structure of the pathogens and toxins are attracted to the fat in our bodies (lipophilic) and can become embedded in that fat tissue and persist. [Read more…]

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Wayne Anderson ND at the 2012 ILADS Conference

 

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Genotype Evaluation in Biotoxin Illness, and the Treatment of Abnormalities in the Methylation Pathway

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