An illness transmitted by a tick, Lyme disease is found in all 50 of the United States and many countries worldwide. sometimes the term "Lyme Disease" is used to indicate a complex illness that includes other diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Babesia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and others.

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GMA Welcomes Elizabeth Large, ND Back to Our Offices!

Elizabeth Large, NDBy Elizabeth Large, ND

Gordon Medical is delighted to have Elizabeth Large, ND back in our offices! Dr. Large is a board-certified Naturopathic doctor with 15 years clinical experience treating complex illness. She is trained as a primary doctor but her clinical emphasis is focused on treating complex disorders that might encompass the following: Chronic Lyme disease or infection, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, allergies and endocrine imbalances. If you have seen numerous doctors for your medical condition without benefit, you are in the right place.

After many years of practice, Dr. Large began seeing patterns emerge among her patients, both pediatric and adult. Her patient population exhibited similar symptoms such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic digestive issues, high reactivity to foods and medications and other unusual symptoms. She discovered that many of her patients were suffering from chronic infections or neurotoxic illnesses such as Lyme disease, co-infections, mold and/or heavy metal toxicity. [Read more…]

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Help Set the Lyme Research Agenda with Lymedisease.org Survey

Lyme Research AgendaToday, LymeDisease.org launches a survey of 25 research questions for the community to vote on and prioritize. The answers will be used to develop a research agenda for the Lyme community which will be publicized and used as a tool to give patients a voice in the funding of research. The ultimate goal is to ensure that research that matters to patients is funded.

Take the Survey

Read more at Lyme Policy Wonk

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MyLymeData 3-month follow-up survey launched

MyLymeData

From Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA at LYMEPOLICYWONK

Originally published on LymePolicyWonk on November 15, 2017

Last year, LymeDisease.org launched MyLymeData–a national patient-centered big data project. Today it is the largest study of Lyme patients ever conducted, with over 6,000 currently enrolled. Our goal is 10,000 participants. MyLymeData allows patients to pool their data to help find a cure.

This week we are rolling out MyLymeData’s three-month follow-up survey, which tracks patient symptoms, treatments, treatment response, and functional status on a quarterly basis. This survey holds the key to questions patients care about. What treatments work? Why do they work for some people and not others? [Read more…]

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LymeDisease.org News – What Congressional Record says about Lyme disease bill

The United States Senate is now in recess until November 14, which means nothing will happen before then regarding S. 1503, the Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2015.

On September 28, five senators submitted remarks to be included in the Congressional Record regarding the bill: Richard Blumenthal (CT), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Susan Collins (ME) and Mark Kirk (IL).

The senators stated why they are in support, and urged their fellow senators to join them.

(Click here to ask your senators to co-sponsor this bill.)

Read the full article

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Holistic Treatment of Lyme Disease

Nafysa Parpia, ND

Holistic Treatment of Lyme Disease

By Nafysa Parpia, ND

People experiencing a range of symptoms like fatigue, headaches, poor memory, inability to concentrate, depression, anxiety, recurrent flu-like symptoms, rashes, and a general sense of not feeling well may have conditions that are not always easily diagnosed by doctors. Lyme disease is one such illness.

People may have Lyme and not test positive for it; others who do test positive did not suspect it or can’t recall getting bitten by a tick. Lyme disease can overlap with other conditions such as chemical sensitivity, viral infections, bacterial infections and mold. As such, treatment for Lyme is complex.

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ILADS Statement on CMS Proposed Rule Concerning Antibiotic Stewardship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 26, 2016

Statement attributed to:
Board of Directors, International Lyme and Associate Diseases Society

The International Lyme and Associate Diseases Society (ILADS) has commented on the Proposed Rule of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS-3295-P: “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care” which appeared in the Federal Register (0938-AS21, June 16, 2016). Without further clarification, these regulations could limit or eliminate antibiotic treatment for the many patients who suffer from Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. [Read more…]

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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – CHRONIC LYME DISEASE

ILADS logoFrom ILADS

Please join a LYME Facebook conversation Friday, July 1 at 11:30 am EST (8:30 AM PDT). ILADS representative, Kenneth Liegner, MD of Pawling, NY, will be joining IDSA and CDC representatives in a live question and answer session on Facebook. This event is sponsored by FOX 5 in NYC.

Click the following to participate in the conversation: Facebook.com/fox5ny

This Facebook event is the follow-up to a Lyme disease special to be aired TONIGHT (Thursday, June 30th) at 10:30 pm EST (7:30 PM PDT) on FOX 5 / WNYW and will be streamed live on FOX5NY.com. ILADS’ Past President Steven Phillips, MD of Wilton, CT was interviewed extensively. Brian Fallon, MD of Columbia University’s Lyme Disease Research Center was also interviewed along with IDSA and CDC representatives.

LYME AND REASON: THE CAUSE AND CONSEQUENCE OF LYME DISEASE on WNYW/Fox 5

* Thursday, June 30th @ 10:30pm

* Saturday, July 2nd @ 6:30pm

* Monday, July 4th @ 10:30pm

* Sunday, July 17th @ 5:30pm

An unedited version of Dr. Phillips is up on youtube.

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Gordon Medical Research Center Now Funding Replication Study on CFIDS/ME Findings

Eric Gordon MDBy Eric Gordon, MD

The collaboration of an innovative medical practice with a university research center has been my lifelong dream.  Combining forces with Dr. Robert Naviaux and his research into metabolomics, mitochondrial function, and chronic inflammatory disease is now bringing this dream to life.

The opening of the Gordon Medical Research Center is a critical element in developing funding for the research into the complex illnesses we focus on. Your donation will make possible further research into metabolomics and mitochondrial function and their impact on health and illness. Illnesses potentially caused by mitochondrial dysfunction will ultimately affect over 50% of the people born today. These diseases include autoimmune diseases, autism, Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  (ME/CFS), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Gulf War Illness,  diabetes, heart disease, certain mental health disorders, and cancer.

Eric Gordon, MD
Founder, Gordon Medical Associates
Science in Service of Humanity
Gordon Medical Research Center
Funding Research For Poorly Defined and Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

Dr. Robert Naviaux and I have submitted for publication a study, now under peer review and expected to be published in the fall of 2016, [Read more…]

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Patient Powered Research into Lyme Disease

We recommend that you look into the research being done by LymeDisease.org through MyLymeData. Being able to collect information from thousands of Lyme patients has the potential to open up new avenues of Lyme disease research. Watch the video, and then go to the website to learn more, and sign up to participate!

Imagine a world where people with Lyme disease are diagnosed and treated correctly and go back to living their lives.

YOU CAN BE PART OF MAKING THIS HAPPEN
Add your Lyme data to MyLymeData
to help find a cure for Lyme disease.

MyLymeData is a patient-powered research project. It was conceived by patients, is run by patients, and addresses the issues that patients care about. It lets Lyme disease patients learn from each other and provides data that can help drive research to improve their lives.

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Environmental Working Group Guide to Bug Repellents

This is being reposted as a reminder of how important it is to chose the right insect repellent, both for effectiveness and for safety.

EWG Guide to Bug ReppelentMonday, June 17, 2013  Originally published at EWG
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Which is worse, bug bites or bug repellent?

Choosing the right bug repellent can make a hike, picnic or outdoor event a pleasure instead of a painful, itchy experience that may have serious consequences.

No repellent is right every time. Click to find your best bet.

ADULTS KIDS PREGNANT WOMEN

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