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The Lyme Paradox and Fun Facts on Weight Loss

The Lyme Paradox:

There are various philosophies with Lyme. One international Lyme expert, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, was recently interviewed by integrative Osteopathic Doctor and whistle blower, Dr. Mercola. I have much admiration for both of these physicians and listened to the entire 90 minute interview, summarizing it's key points below. I feel it's important, because more and more of my patients are effected by Lyme, if not as the primary problem, a contributor to immune imbalance that makes healing more difficult. As a Naturopathic and Functional Medical Doctor, I agree with Dr. Klinghardt that the environment and the whole person need to be considered in treatment. It's not about just killing the spirochete with antibiotics-natural or otherwise.

Read my summary and input from this world-renowned, yet humble, talented, and kind Modern-Medicine-Man here.

Why Not All Calories Count:

Do you struggle with weight loss resistance? I've discussed in the past how weight loss isn't just about calories, but about balancing hormones, inflammation, and eating foods that provide a nutrigenomic effect! (You can read my four part series here). 

This week, on HayHouse Radio, Functional Medicine NP, Marcelle Pick discusses how not all calories are created equal and how you can take control of your health. Listen here. 

Naturopathic Fun Fact:

Resveratrol is a substance found in red wine and grapes and is available as a supplement. It has antiaging properties and has been shown to modulate metabolic disease.

Read about the mechanism behind resveratrol here in this scientific abstract.

Source:Resveratrol Ameliorates Aging-Related Metabolic Phenotypes by Inhibiting cAMP Phosphodiesterases.Cell, Volume 148, Issue 3, 421-433, 3 February 2012.

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Dr. Sarah Lobisco

SARAH LOBISCO, ND, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). She is licensed in Vermont as a naturopathic doctor and holds a Bachelor of Psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. LoBisco speaks professionally on integrative medical topics, has several journal publications, and is a candidate for postdoctoral certification in functional medicine. She currently incorporates her training in holistic medical practices and conventional medicine through writing as well as through her position as Director of Clinical Education for a highly-esteemed nutraceutical and medical food company.*Dr. LoBisco’s recent blogs about living naturally in our complex world and on the applications of essential oils can be found at Her book, BreakFree Medicine, is set for release this year. *

*Currently, Dr. LoBisco is not seeing new clients or practicing naturopathic medicine with private consultation work. Although she holds a license in VT, her current role is to provide support for clinical education and technical support on natural products, exclusive of any medical or diagnostic consultations or services. Read more...