Lyme disease according to WEB MD

The information in this slide show is way too basic. It makes it sound like Lyme disease is a diagnosis based on a lab test to confirm your suspicion. This is not true. Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms even in the absence of a bullseye rash. Unfortunately many of the ELISA And WESTERN BLOT tests are accurate if 50% at best and a negative test does not exclude the disease.

Also the slide show neglects to mention that the ticks are now carrying other infections such as Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Erhlichia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasma and Babesia. It complicates the clinical picture because there are multiple organisms involved.

Just testing for lyme disease is a big mistake because you may be missing all these other serious infections.



My salad

My salad

Who is happy?
He who is content with what he has in life

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Good thoughts bear good brain chemicals and the feeling of happiness.

even in weight loss, if accepting a slight, less than perfection, you can move on past your issue and still achieve your short and long term goals.

For example, I gained over 10 pounds this last six to eight weeks. Even as a nutrition physician, I struggle with portion control and keeping active. Yesterday a overweight ( by 100 pounds) patient came to see me. I drew a larger than life chart of my weight starting at 188 pounds. She and I are on a weight loss journey together. With fourth of July coming up, eating in moderation with a variety and balance of foods will be important. I will weigh in each week and report here my progress. I am asking my patient to track her food so that she will be aware of what she is eating.
Yesterday, for dinner I had the salad you see here, chicken, spinach, avocado, mixed greens, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I shared it with someone else and had a fresh fruit serving for dessert. I did not eat late at night- which is where I usually gain the weight. I will be on the look out for what triggers/stressors lead to my overeating late at night habit.

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Nutritional healing in Inflammatory bowel disease

A consensus report in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition volume 54 number 2, Feb 2012 Showed that taking a special formula by mouth can control the inflammation in pediatric crohn’s disease and place patients in remission as an alternative to the use of steroids. Unfortunately, how it works isn’t known. However, they take home lesson is that food  or nutritional therapy can at times be helpful and be used in place of more severe forms of treatment that carry higher risks and complications. see for a nutrition physician approach to health care that stresses nutrition for healing and wellbeing.