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Battling Lyme: A Survival Guide

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Date:   Wednesday, June 25th 

Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Summary:

Textbooks indicate that Lyme disease is easily treated with three weeks of doxycycline. However, treatment is not nearly this simple. There are tens of thousands of Americans who struggle with chronic Lyme disease and its aftermath. Dr. Leo Galland will explain how to overcome this baffling illness. If a patient is not rapidly cured with standard therapy, each of these possibilities must be carefully considered and comprehensively treated:

  • Co-infection. The ticks that spread Lyme disease may transmit other bacterial or parasitic infections that require their own specific treatments.
  • Bacterial persistence. Lyme bacteria have evolved ways to escape the effects of antibiotics and evade the immune system. Special measures are needed to overcome these stealth infections.
  • Autoimmune damage. Lyme can trigger the immune system to attack its own tissues, even when the infection is gone. Restoring immune balance is critical to recovery.
  • Dysbiosis. Treatment of Lyme disease will often destroy many normal bacteria, leading to bacterial dysbiosis and yeast overgrowth.
  • Hormone deficits. Chronic infection can disturb the function of hormone glands, especially the adrenals.
  • Detoxification. Chronic infection and its treatment may overload the body’s ability to eliminate toxins. Nutritional deficits and environmental toxins can further impair detoxification, leading to a health crisis that prevents successful treatment of Lyme itself.
Bio:
Leo Galland
Leo Galland, MD, FACP, FACN

Dr. Galland is celebrated as a master clinician who has popularized innovative nutritional therapies for prevention and treatment of chronic conditions, including obesity, metabolic dysfunction, allergies, immune system disorders, gastrointestinal problems and neurological diseases. He maintains a private consulting practice in New York City, where he treats patients from all over the world.

Dr. Galland is the author of more than 40 scientific articles and has contributed chapters and material to numerous textbooks including Integrative Gastroenterology (2011), Textbook of Functional Medicine (2010), ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2009), Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice (2006), Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (2005), the Textbook of Natural Medicine, (2005) Integrative Medicine, Principles for Practice, (2004), Inside the Minds: The Art & Science of Being a Doctor (2002), Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (1991), Workers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (1987), He is the coauthor of Gastrointestinal Dysregulation: Connections to Chronic Disease (2008).

Dr. Galland has been honored with the Linus Pauling Award from the Institute of Functional Medicine for developing key concepts of Functional Medicine. He received the Seelig Magnesium Award from the American College of Nutrition, the Clinician of the Year Award from the National Nutritional Foods Association, and the Harold W. Harper Award in Preventive Medicine from the American College for Advancement in Medicine. He has been consistently selected for America’s Top Doctors.

Interviews with Dr. Galland or articles about his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Redbook, Self, Bazaar, Men's Fitness, Allure, Bottom Line, The New York Daily News and many other publications. He has appeared as a medical expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and dozens of local affiliates of the major broadcast networks.

Dr. Galland graduated from Harvard University and completed his medical education and training at New York University Medical Center. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he has held faculty appointments at the Rockefeller University, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Connecticut, and served as Director of Medical Research at the renowned Gesell Institute of Human Development in New Haven.

Dr. Galland has created an extensive online resource featuring the wisdom of leading integrated physicians at Pill Advised (http://pilladvised.com) Dr. Galland is the Director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine (mdheal.org), a non-profit educational organization committed to integrating nutritional therapies into clinical practice.

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Topic : Battling Lyme: A Survival Guide

With : Leo Galland, MD, FACP, FACN

Time & Date : June 25, 2014

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