Arizona Lyme Disease Treatment Center
Dr. Brent Korn, D.O.
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
Lyme Disease Expert
New Life Medical, Doctors You Can Trust and the Gold Standard in Lyme Disease Treatment: While there are many imitators in lyme disease treatment and care; Dr. Brent Korn and New Life Medicals staff were among the very first in Arizona to radically treat this mysterious disease. New Life Medicals staff is comprised of only LLMD (lyme literate medical doctors) Dr. Brent Korn is an expert in the treatment of lyme disease and was thoroughly trained by his father Dr. Korn senior who has been treating lyme diseases and its many co infections since early 2001. Dr. Brent Korn and Dr. Korn senior have diagnosed and treated thousands of lyme disease patients. Dr. Brent Korn DO, LLMD, is a board certified internal medicine specialist , an expert in diseases of all body systems, as well as being a hospitalist with current hospital privileges. Dr. Brent Korn has been studying and training in alternative medicine , life extension , chronic disease , and nutrition for the last 30 years . You are in very good hands with Dr. Brent Korn and New Life Medical.
Put an end to your long suffering from this horrible, complex and often misdiagnosed disease. Lyme disease mimics over 300 diseases in the body and is widely known to double in size every thirty days. The true underlying cause of your health problems is often this silent killer. Why go anywhere else when you can receive the latest in ground breaking cutting edge Lyme disease treatment from doctors who care. Come visit New Life Medical and see why we are the gold standard in Lyme disease care. Call New Life Medical today to speak with a patient care coordinator. You will be glad you did!
In early 2000 Dr. David Korn Senior came down with a very mysterious illness, which defied the diagnostic skills of local top doctors. "I became profoundly fatigued and couldn't sleep and my feet and legs felt like a grease fire was on them, and I could barely walk "The physician remembers. He went to the top facilities such as Barrows, UCLA, and three times to U of Arizona Neurology, and to all the local private physicians who now advertise they are the experts in Lyme disease. "Not a one of them subjected me to a Lyme test or related tests," the doctor recalls.
"One such facility told me, you're just going to have to get used to it: you're going to be in a wheel chair the rest of your life, and you're going to have to give up medicine" said the neurologic resident. " Thank God I didn't listen, because they didn't even know the name of the disease that was going to cause me to eventually treat and help thousands of Lyme disease patients. "I concluded with a grin: now just watch me walk out of this room.....No wheels!"
"I was just about ready to give up after seeing around thirty doctors all to no avail, but I went to a leading edge lecture by an LLMD from Missouri (that means Lyme literate medical doctor, the term given to docs who are savvy to Lyme disease by those who suffer with Lyme.) Thank god for this wonderful man. Dr. Charles Crist, because he saved my life: he became my mentor and helped me get my health back so I could help others with Lyme, Dr. David Korn Senior said. "Now we have seen a few thousand Lyme patients over the past 10 or more years," Dr. Korn added. There is no better place to come for your chronic illness problems than to new life medical in Gilbert, Arizona. There is Dr. David Korn Senior, a man with more degrees than a thermometer, yet who is a physician whose own illness has given him a gentle spirit and compassionate bedside manner. Besides his thirty year experience in alternative medicine, Dr. Korn Senior holds Arizona certificate #119 in integrative and homeopathic medicine. His CV would take too long to read for most people.
Also on staff at New Life Medical is his son, Dr. Brent Korn, DO, who is not only an LLMD, but is also a board-certified internal medicine specialist, an expert in diseases of all body systems and a hospitalist. Dr. Brent has been learning and training under Dr. David Korn Senior for 30 years in alternative medicine, life extension, chronic disease, and nutrition. New Life Medical also employs the help of naturopathic physicians as Dr. Korn senior was a full professor at the naturopathic medical school and even trained students from that school in his office for many years. Dr. David Korn Seniorshould know quality naturopaths, since he was a full professor at the naturopathic medical school and trained students from that school in his office for many years." The physician staff at New Life Medical has over 40 years of combined experience in traditional and alternative medicine. With these physicians and experience available for your medical care, along with an excellent supportive staff at new life medical in Gilbert, Arizona, you can see why new life medical is the gold standard in lyme disease treatment with doctors you can trust.
Are You TICKed Off With Your Lyme Disease Care
Have you been treated for your lyme disease time and time again only for it to return and even worsen. Well there is good news and hope because Dr. Brent Korn believes he has the answers for you. New life medical has treated thousands of lyme disease sufferers with proven results. At New Life Medical we believe in plant based medicine, natural and all natural antibiotics, lifestyle and diet changes along with superior whole body detoxification. New Life Medical believes that lyme disease patients are not only suffering from lyme disease and it's many co- infections but also from a witches brew of toxins, such as vaccines, heavy metals, mercury, chemtrails, GMO foods , MSG, processed foods, artificial flavorings and sweeteners, pesticides, and prescription medications. Come see Dr. Brent Korn at New Life Medical where new life and healing begin.
Lyme Disease consists of a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans by ticks. These ticks are carried by animals such as deer, raccoons, opossums, skunks, moles, chipmunks, squirrels, foxes, field mice, and horses. Initial symptoms of Lyme Disease may include flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, and joint pain. Another indication of this disease is a skin rash around the area of the tick bite which is rather large and may expand. This rash looks like a bulls-eye. However, in half of the patients infected with Lyme Disease, no rash occurs.
Because its symptoms are similar to other health conditions and because lab test inadequacies make it difficult to diagnose, Lyme Disease often goes undetected. This can lead to difficulty in treating it in its later stages. Later symptoms that may develop from Lyme Disease include muscle pain, joint pain, neurological problems, heart problems, vision or hearing problems, migraines, and fevers. Those suffering from this disease can become paralyzed and comatose. The symptoms may appear and recede, only to be replaced by new ones. They may be mild or acute. Lyme Disease is often misdiagnosed as something else, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and other diseases.
At our Arizona Lyme Disease treatment center, we understand the frustration and suffering of those afflicted with this disease and will devise a comprehensive treatment strategy to help you recover. Our medical professionals will provide you with the compassionate and skilled health care that you so vitally need.
Lyme Disease Care in Gilbert, Arizona
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Lyme Disease or if you suspect that you have this disease, our Arizona Lyme Disease treatment center offers comprehensive medical treatment to combat this condition. Our Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility that provides the most up-to-date and effective medical therapies and technology for the treatment of this disease. We advise you to contact a patient coordinator at our medical center to schedule an appointment with a Lyme Disease doctor who can advise you about our treatment program and how it can benefit you. Our alternative care program addresses your disease by treating all aspects of your condition, including contributing physical, mental, and spiritual factors. Our Arizona Lyme Disease treatment center serves patients from all over the world.
Proof that Chronic Lyme Disease Exists
The evidence continues to mount that Chronic Lyme Disease ( CLD ) exists and must be addressed by the medical community if solutions are to be found. Four national institutes of Health ( NIH ) trials validated the existence and severity of CLD. Despite the evidence, there are physicians who continue to deny the existence and severity of CLD, which can hinder efforts to find a solution. Recognizing CLD could facilitate efforts to avoid diagnostic delays of two years and durations of illness of 4.7 to 9 years described in the NIH trials. The risk to society of emerging antibiotic- resistant organisms should be weighed against the societal risks associated with failing to treat an emerging population saddled with CLD. The mixed long-term outcome in children could also be examined. Once we accept the evidence CLD exists, the medical community should be able to find solutions. Medical professionals should be encouraged to examine whether : (1) innovative treatments for early LD might prevent CLD, (2) early diagnosis of CLD might result in better treatment outcomes, and (3) more effective treatment regimens can be developed for CLD patients who have had prolonged illness and an associated poor quality of life.
The State of Arizona Finally Recognizes People Can Catch Lyme Disease There
Thanks to eight years of advocacy work by the group LEAP, Arizona's health department website now provides factual information about Lyme in that state. Among other things, the website says, "Due to the fact that not all cases are reported to state and local health departments by health practitioners and some cases acquired in Arizona may not meet the epidemiologic surveillance criteria, the lack of statistically-counted cases of Lyme disease acquired in Arizona should not deter health practitioners from using their clinical judgment when rendering a clinical diagnosis of Lyme disease in patients reporting symptoms from tick bites acquired in Arizona."
U.S. GRAPPLES WITH RISE IN SERIOUS INFECTIONS, AS TICK POPULATIONS EXPLODE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing. "It confirms what we've thought for a long time: This is a large problem," Dr. Paul Mead tells Shots. "The bottom line is that by defining how big the problem is we make it easier for everyone to figure out what kind of resources we have to use to address it." Mead, who directs Lyme disease surveillance for the CDC, presented the new "preliminary" estimate at an international conference in Boston on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The CDC says only a 10th of Lyme disease cases — fewer than 30,000 — are reported. And to make it more complicated, an unknown number of people are being diagnosed with Lyme disease who don't really have it. The new estimate comes from three different ways of looking at the problem. CDC scientists analyzed insurance claims for 22 million people over six years. They surveyed labs that test for Lyme disease, and they did surveys asking people if they'd had the disease. The result adds up to a vexing public health problem, all caused by a tick that's about the size of the period on the end of this sentence. A generation ago there was no such thing called Lyme disease, though it may have been lurking undetected in nature. Scientists first reported it in 1977 and named it after the location of the first cases, in Lyme, Conn. This blacklegged tick, found in a Michigan forest, probably wouldn't mind you having her over for dinner.
Now it's the most prevalent tick-borne infection — concentrated in 13 states in the Northeast and upper Midwest, but expanding both northward (to upper New York state and Maine) and southward (to Virginia). In many areas where Lyme disease is entrenched, Mead says, up to 30 percent of black-legged or deer ticks carry the Lyme disease spirochete. That translates to a substantial risk of infection for humans who venture outdoors, especially in grassy and woodsy areas. Getting Lyme disease is no picnic. Symptoms resemble the flu — fatigue, headache, mildly stiff neck, joint and muscle aches, and fever. But if not treated with an antibiotic within about 72 hours, the infection can disseminate throughout the body, causing neurologic, cardiac and joint disease for weeks or months. In the current New Yorker, Michael Specter explores the conflict among some people who suffer from Lyme disease, and the doctors who study it. An unknown proportion of Lyme disease patients become chronically ill with fatigue that can be debilitating. Mead says the CDC recognizes chronic Lyme disease as a real problem. "The question is whether it's due to persistent infection or some immunologic effect, and what's the best way of treating it," he says. People often don't know when they have gotten Lyme disease. One tell-tale sign is a bulls-eye rash around the tick bite. But Mead says 20 or 30 percent of people don't get the rash — or don't recognize it because it's on their scalp or somewhere they can't see.
Lyme Disease Plus GMO Foods Equals A Lethal Combination
If you have not been following a totally strict organic diet for the past 20 years you have been unknowingly eating poisonous toxic GMO foods. By law GMO foods do not have to be labeled. Many well known products in your local grocery stores contain GMO ingredients. For a lyme disease sufferer this poisonous toxic load along with your prexisting infections can be devastating. New life medical believes this is one of the main reasons lyme disease sufferers have such a hard time recovering. New Life medical believes there is a link between cancer, lyme disease and GMO foods. Part of the problem with genetically engineered food, or GMOs, in the food system is that there aren't a whole lot of GMO studies investigating their safety. That reason alone has sparked dozens of health experts to call for a GMO ban or to at least require labeling of GMO ingredients.
But a new study published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicologydeals a major blow to biotech and chemical company giants. In a first-of-its-kind animal study, French researchers discovered that rats fed genetically engineered corn or exposed to the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup over a long period died early, suffered mammary tumors, and also had kidney and liver damage. The GMO corn used in the study was Monsanto's NK603 seed, a variety created to live through heavy dousings of Roundup.
In the study, researchers fed rats GMO corn or gave them water laced with Roundup at levels allowed in the United States. Compared to the control group, exposed rats developed significantly more mammary tumors and suffered organ damage, and 20% of the males and 50% of females died early. Previous studies linked GMOs—which have been infiltrating the US food system since the 1990s—to allergies and digestive disease.
Surveys have shown that labeling GMOs earns broad bipartisan support among voters. Regardless of political party, about 90% of the population believes GMOs should be labeled. Currently, the only ways to know if your food is GMO- and pesticide-free is to buy organic food.
Companies that use GMO Ingredients
LYME DISEASE MIMICS OVER 300 MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Did you know that there are over 300 medical conditions which mimic lyme disease. This list is critical because if you or a loved one is suffering from one of these horrible conditions you should be tested for lyme disease. Leaving lyme disease unchecked is basically a ticking time bomb waiting to go off and eventual death sentence as lyme disease is known to double in size every thirty days. To receive information on the latest lab testing for lyme disease please contact New Life Medical today.
Common Medical Conditions From Lyme Disease
- ACUTE MENINGITIS
- ALZHEIMERS DISEASE
- ALS - LOU GEHRIGS DISEASE
- BELLS PALSY
- BIPOLAR DISORDER
- BRAIN TUMOR
- CARDIAC DISEASE
- CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME
- CHRONS DISEASE
- CHRONIC FATIGUE
- EPSTEIN BARR
- FUNGAL INFECTIONS
- IRRATABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
- HEARING PROBLEMS
- HEART DISEASE
- NIGHT SWEATS
- NON HODGKINS LYMPHOMA
- PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
- SINUS PROBLEMS
- THYROID PROBLEMS
All Natural & Traditional Antibiotics
New Life Medical uses an array of all natural antibiotics and herbs as well as traditional antibiotics to treat your lyme disease. Dr. Brent Korn uses many integrative therapies from all over the world that he will personally customize to treat your specific ailments. As part of your customized integrative treatment plan New Life Medical will purify and cleanse your blood as well as boost your bodies own immune system through various herbs, organic nutrition, detoxification and specified IV's to ensure a speedier recovery time. New Life Medical believes that blood purification and cleansing is key to optimal health and wellness as Gods's word states "life is in the blood" Leviticus 17:11. New Life Medical also treats the many co infections associated with lyme disease such as:
- Epstein- Barr
- Human Herpes Virus 6
- as well as Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia Pneumoniae and chronic Herpies virus infections.
Your Success Involves Maintanence & Physician Follow Ups
One of the most common problems with lyme disease is its tenacity and complexity. Many lyme disease suffers are treated and report feeling great only to leave their perspective clinics, return home and back to their normal lives only to have their old symptoms eventually flair up and gradually return. This can be defeated by persistence and continual care with physician follow ups and a maintenance program. At New Life Medical after a patient has been successfully treated in our clinic we then place you on an individualized customized, maintenance program that you can continue from your own home. One must remember that in some patient cases this disease may have been growing and duplicating in their bodies for many decades. Full eradication can take patience and persistence depending on the severity and length of one's disease. Patients that have completed successful treatment in our clinic are then scheduled with regular physician follow ups to make sure optimal health and wellness is achieved. For out of town patients we conveniently schedule regular phone consultation follow ups with one of our physicians. Please contact New Life Medical today. We want to help you.
New Life Medical's Approach to Lyme Disease Treatment
Integrative medicine is a style of medicine that combines the best of traditional and alternative medicine. The goal of integrative medicine is to reach and achieve optimal healing and wellness by all means possible from the best of both medical worlds. New Life medical utilizes several different therapies to treat lyme disease such as, I.V. therapies, antibiotics, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, homeopathy,detoxification, all natural pain relief, as well as diet and lifestyle changes. New Life Medicals approach to treating lyme disease is to treat the whole person. New Life medicals goal is to treat and bring healing to all three spheres of the person, the physical, the spiritual, and the mental. New Life Medical is an authority and expert in treating lyme disease. New life medical has successfully treated 1000's of patients over the last 12 years.
Lyme disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Just treating lyme disease with antibiotics is rarely sufficient. The best outcome and results come from combining traditional antibiotics with supportive integrative therapies and care. Some patients who do not tolerate antibiotics well will greatly benefit from the combination of all of the different therapies. Integrative therapies can often offset the side effects of medication and allow the patient to tolerate treatment better.
The major goals of Lyme disease treatment are :
- Eradicate pathogens
- Boost immunity
- Support affected organs/ systems
- Provide symptom relief
There are multiple areas to address:
- Primary infection – Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete
- Co-infections – erlichia, bartonella, babesia etc
- Nutritional deficiencies
- General detoxification
- Immune dysfunction
- Systemic inflammation and pain
- GI infections – parasites, h pylori
- Gluten intolerance/ food sensitivities
- Viral infections – herpes, EBV, CMV, HHV-6, measles
- Yeast overgrowth – candidiasis
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Mold toxicity
- Hormone imbalance (adrenals, thyroid, reproductive)
- Sleep issues
- Imbalance in brain chemistry/ neurotransmitters
Clearly, treatment for this disorder is multi-faceted and highly complex. Some treatment considerations are outlined below.
Discussion of antibiotic regimens are complex. Natural antimicrobials have been used quite successfully in Lyme disease treatment. Herbs such as samento and guaiacum have antispirochete activity. Teasel is also a good antimicrobial, also producing anti-inflammatory effects. Colloidal silver, concentrated allicillin extracts, and others have been used. Artemesinin, extracted from the herb wormwood, is perhaps our best natural remedy against babesiosis, a common coinfection of Lyme. Oregano, clove, pau d’arco and garlic are great preventive measures or treatments for yeast overgrowth secondary to antibiotic therapies.
Lumbrokinase has been used to break down the biofilm which can allow for greater exposure and less “hiding places” available to the borrelia spirochetes.
Many Lyme patients are coinfected with viruses from the herpes family such as EBV, CMV, HHV-6. Larrea tridentata and olive leaf are two key herbs with antiviral activity.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors
It is futile to embark on aggressive medication protocols without considering nutritional and lifestyle factors. Most patients fare better on gluten and dairy free diets as those foods can fuel inflammation, which is already a major issue. As digestive function is often compromised, a low allergen diet is key. Sugar avoidance is a significant help in preventing antibiotic-associated yeast overgrowth, and will assist a healthy immune response. Omega-3 fatty acids can be used for their anti-inflammatory benefits – typically 2 grams of fish oil plus 1 tablespoon of flax oil daily.
Patients should consume at least two liters daily of clean, filtered water to help flush waste materials. For the same reasons, adequate fiber is necessary to flush the colon of waste, in particular neurotoxins that can be released when bacteria are killed off.
Lean organic proteins, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats such as fish oil, flax, olive, avocados, and nuts and seeds will provide adequate nutrition without fuelling inflammation.Sleep patterns are important, although Lyme patients often suffer from insomnia due to pain and neurotransmitter imbalance. Melatonin, 5-HTP and herbs such as valerian and passionflower can be helpful.
New Life Medical believes that all lyme disease patients are filled with many different types of toxins, poisons, heavy metals, and bacterias, making it very hard for them to recover. New Life medical believes that most people including lyme disease patients are filled with GMO poisons and cancers that must be addressed and detoxed during treatment so the patients can make a full recovery. New life Medicals goal is to remove all of those toxic substances and then begin the healing process. New Life Medicals lyme disease patients require detoxification support in three main areas, liver detox support, detox of neurotoxins released during treatment , and heavy metal detox. Many people are intolerant of detox regimens and so this must be addressed gently. Liver and kidney herbs can support medication-associated toxic stress. For neurotoxins New Life medical offers the best in powerful all natural remedies including raw fiber supplements to remove poisons and chemicals from the brain. Heavy metals toxicity is often present in many patients. New life medical recommends provocative heavy metals testing for all patients. New life medical utilizes and recommends the ozone sauna, the Infrared sauna, organic Epsom salts baths, colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage and deep tissue massage.
Boosting immune function so that the body can help to fight the infections is crucial – natural killer cells and antibodies are frequently low. Transfer factors help to stimulate NK cells, immunoglobulins can be given, with immune modulating herbs such as astragalus, elderberry and olive leaf. Low dose naltrexone has been used in autoimmune disease as well as Lyme/ fibromyalgia illness and can not only modulate immune response, but also help quality of sleep and mood. Mushroom extracts such as reishi and maitake are beneficial but may not be tolerated by people with severe candida problems.
Systemic Inflammation and Pain
Much of the symptomatology of Lyme arises from chronic systemic inflammation. Anti-inflammatory herbs including white willow, tumeric and holy basil moderate inflammation and ease pain significantly, while systemic enzymes taken away from food can help break down inflammatory mediators. Cytokines created in the inflammatory cascade can cross the blood-brain barrier worsening mood problems, anxiety and depression. Essential fatty acid supplementation (2-4 grams daily) along with a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids help combat overall inflammation as well as depression.
To further alleviate pain, magnesium and malic acid are key players for muscle relaxation. For some individuals, magnesium cream topically with anti-inflammatory herbs help relax muscles and are great remedies for pain. Resorting to NSAID’s and narcotic pain relievers, although necessary at times, can create a host of side effects of their own.
Lyme patients often have digestive issues, which can be caused by the borrelia and co-infections themselves, by opportunistic infections such as intestinal parasites, yeast overgrowth and H pylori, or by food sensitivities brought about by leaky gut and immune activation. H pylori compromises the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid, making complete digestion of food difficult. Parasites give symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. Specific infections should be addressed during treatment of Lyme, as optimal digestive function will help patients tolerate medications and other treatment protocols, as well as maximize absorption of nutrients from food.
Gluten intolerance and food sensitivities are common in the general population, and can worsen Lyme symptomatology. Most patients fare better avoiding gluten and dairy, because of their potential to fuel inflammation. Specific food sensitivities can be detected using a simple finger-stick blood test, making individualized dietary recommendations possible.
Yeast overgrowth is a consideration especially when antibiotic protocols are given. Prevention is the best medicine, and high potencty probiotics should be a part of every Lyme patients protocol. Up to 100 billion organisms a day are used prophylactically. Nystatin is a relatively safe and non-toxic medication to address candida; diflucan may be necessary in systemic yeast cases but has higher liver toxicity and more medication interactions.
Heavy Metal Detox
Heavy metal toxicity causes neurological symptoms, fatigue, muscle/ joint pain, cognitive deficits and many other symptoms in common with Lyme disease. Chelation protocols can be helpful but care must be taken not to overwhelm detoxification systems – glutathione and methylcobalamin are helpful “precursors” to chelation, to upregulate detox and antioxidant status. Low dose chelators given over several months may well be just as effective and easier to tolerate. One of the U.S.’s top Lyme disease doctors promotes 100mg of DMSA given every three nights along with alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin C, NAC etc as an effective plan.
Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, (www.chronicneurotoxins.com), pioneered recent research on biotoxins and their impact on immune and nervous system function. Mold exposure is a major source of neurotoxins, and many people with Lyme have elevated antibodies to molds such as aspergillus and stachybotrys. Cholestyramine is used in such cases as a binding agent (sometimes with amphotericin B given orally), and a remedy called TriGuard Plus also shows promise for addressing mold spores. Obviously, identifying any possible exposures is an important piece, as re-exposure will continue to worsen symptoms.
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is typically stressed in any chronic illness and Lyme is no exception. Babesiosis is renowned for altering hormone pathways, which worsens the situation. Adrenal support is warranted, and should be addressed before any thyroid supplementation is given. Boosting thyroid function without supporting the adrenals is akin to putting ones foot on the accelerator with the parking brake on, and may do more damage in the long run. Bio-identical hormone support, while not addressing the underlying infectious issues, can go a long way towards helping patients feel better with regards mood and energy. Since a hallmark symptom of babesiosis is night sweats, it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain whether nightsweats are caused by menopause, or by babesia, in women of menopausal age. Female Lyme patients tend to show up with low progesterone levels; low testosterone in men can worsen fatigue, weakness and depression.
Imbalance in Brain Chemistry/ Neurotransmitters
Chronic Lyme disease can disrupt normal neurotransmitter pathways, and depression and anxiety are common in these patients. Chronic pain further exacerbates this. GABA and theanine are effective in moderating anxiety, while 5-HTP eases the depressive aspects and can be given in fairly high doses (150-200mg) at night to assist restful sleep. Tyrosine, the amino acid that fuels the norepinephrine pathway, is an energizing amino acid for the brain, and can help patients get up and go in the morning.
Are your neurologic problems really just a hidden undetected lyme disease infection in disguise?
Many neurologic problems and diseases such as alzhiemers , Parkinsons, Dimentia, and ALS can actually be caused by an underlying lyme disease bacterial infection. Even the famous actor Michael J. Fox who battles from Parkinsons Disease admitted that he had been bitten by a tick and had lyme disease.
Neurologic lyme disease or neuroborreliosis is a disease of the central nervous system caused by an infection with a spirochete of the genus borrelia. The microbiological progression of the disease is similar to that of neurosyphilis another spirochetal infection. Syphilis is very similar to lyme disease as both infections are spirochetes. Neuroborreliosis occurs as a manifestation of late stage lyme disease although it has also been reported during early infection. Neuroborreliosis can cause cranial nerve abnormalities and an altered mental status. In children symptoms of neuroborreliosis can include headache, sleep disturbances and symptoms associated with increased intracranial pressure such as papilledema. Other childhood symptoms can include meningitis , myelitis, ataxia, and chorea. Occular lyme disease has also been reported as has neuroborreliosis affecting the spinal cord. To receive information on the latest lab testing for lyme disease please contact New Life Medical today.
It is established that chronic spirochetal infection can cause slowly progressive dementia, brain atrophy and amyloid deposition in late neurosyphilis. Recently it has been suggested that various types of spirochetes, in an analogous way to Treponema pallidum, could cause dementia and may be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we review all data available in the literature on the detection of spirochetes in AD and critically analyze the association and causal relationship between spirochetes and AD following established criteria of Koch and Hill. The results show a statistically significant association between spirochetes and AD (P = 1.5 × 10-17, OR = 20, 95% CI = 8-60, N = 247). When neutral techniques recognizing all types of spirochetes were used, or the highly prevalent periodontal pathogen Treponemas were analyzed, spirochetes were observed in the brain in more than 90% of AD cases.
Borrelia burgdorferi was detected in the brain in 25.3% of AD cases analyzed and was 13 times more frequent in AD compared to controls. Periodontal pathogen Treponemas (T. pectinovorum, T. amylovorum, T. lecithinolyticum, T. maltophilum, T. medium, T. socranskii) and
Borrelia burgdorferi were detected using species specific PCR and antibodies. Importantly, co-infection with several spirochetes occurs in AD. The pathological and biological hallmarks of AD were reproduced
in vitro by exposure of mammalian cells to spirochetes. The analysis of reviewed data following Koch's and Hill's postulates shows a probable causal relationship between neurospirochetosis and AD. Persisting inflammation and amyloid deposition initiated and sustained by chronic spirochetal infection form together with the various hypotheses suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of AD a comprehensive entity. As suggested by Hill, once the probability of a causal relationship is established prompt action is needed. Support and attention should be given to this field of AD research. Spirochetal infection occurs years or decades before the manifestation of dementia. As adequate antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapies are available, as in syphilis, one might prevent and eradicate dementia.
Common Neurologic Problems from Lyme Disease
- ALS - Lou Gehrigs Disease
- Bells palsy
- Facial Paralysis
- Guillian- Barr syndrome
- Migraine Headaches
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Mental Illness
- Bi- Ploar Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Memory Loss
- Vision Problems
- Sinus Problems
- Hearing Problems
Statistics on Parkinson's
Who Has Parkinson's?
- As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.
- An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease.
- Incidence of Parkinson's increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50.
- Men are one and a half times more likely to have Parkinson's than women
Alzheimer's Facts & Statistics
Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging.
- Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible degeneration of the brain that causes disruptions in memory, cognition, personality, and other functions that eventually lead to death from complete brain failure.
Alzheimer's is a growing epidemic.
- Approximately 5.2 million Americans now have Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, nearly 14 million (13.8 million) Americans could be living with the disease, unless scientists develop new approaches to prevent or cure it.
Each day, thousands of American families are forever changed by this disease.
- Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's. By mid-century, someone in America will develop the disease every 33 seconds. It is estimated that nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer's disease will be diagnosed this year.
Alzheimer's is on the rise throughout the world.
- Worldwide, nearly 36 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. By 2030, if breakthroughs are not discovered, we will see an increase to nearly 66 million. By 2050, rates could exceed 115 million.
- Every four seconds, a new case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world.
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The Daily Courier
Prescott Arizona Newspaper
Saturday, February 16, 2013
After years of declining health - flu-like symptoms, chronic fatigue and misdiagnoses of fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, lupus, adrenal dysfunction, post traumatic stress disorder and even multiple sclerosis - Prescott resident Jamey Mauk still had no answers.
"I was at the point of being bed-ridden," he said. "I wasn't able to work. I was just getting worse over time," he said, adding he suffered episodes of seizures and muscle spasms and had to use a wheelchair or crutches to get around.
This grim picture painted Mauk's life, until he saw a movie on Netflix, "Under Our Skin."
"As I was watching, my family started gathering in shock," he said. "Looking at the people in the documentary was like looking at me on TV."
As Mauk would find out, he suffers from the movie's subject, Lyme disease, a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a "spirochete."
His doctor, Brent Korn, D.O., said, "Lyme disease is considered to be the great masquerader today, much like syphilis of long ago. It's hard to diagnose. If you don't look for it, you don't find it."
The day after seeing the film, Mauk, 47, consulted a naturopathic physician, who sent blood samples to a lab that specializes in diagnosing Lyme disease. It took three weeks, but when the tests came back it was positive that Mauk had Lyme.
Jamey Mauk uses a device to treat his Lyme disease Friday afternoon at his Prescott home. Mauk has had Lyme disease for the past eight years and was misdiagnosed multiple times.
Even though Mauk began treatment with Korn's practice just last fall, his saga began in summer 2003 when he was "a driven business owner and avid cyclist."
Living in Wisconsin in the woods on a lake at the time, "we had plenty of ticks there," he said, recalling that he had found one on his hip, "fully engorged." He also noticed a rash, but he pulled the tick off, and thought little about it.
"By August 2003, everything started going haywire," he said, and symptoms accelerated without a diagnosis. "One doctor said to me, 'I don't know what to do,'" he said.
Hoping that leaving Wisconsin's extreme weather would help, Mauk, his wife Andrea and family moved to Prescott in 2010 and opened Cuppers Coffee House.
They heard about Korn's New Life Medical practice in Gilbert from friend and customer Robin Bitz, who believes her daughter, Haven, 12, contracted Lyme disease during a visit to Colorado last summer. As the family returned to Prescott, Haven started feeling sick. At first, a doctor said it was probably a viral infection and "dots" on her body were probably an allergic reaction. Soon enough, an infected-looking red ring appeared around Haven's ankle, along with more "bug bites."
A local doctor suspected Lyme disease and prescribed amoxicillin and ordered blood tests, which came back negative. "My brain started thinking," Bitz said. "This is not normal," so she got on the Internet and discovered Korn's practice. "He did the right tests," she said, and found "Lyme was really active in her body."
Korn has a degree from Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. He describes New Life Medical's treatment of Lyme as "the use of conventional treatments, such as IV antibiotics, with alternative therapies as well.
"The treatment success rate has improved significantly," he said of a disease that "is ubiquitous and not limited to classically endemic areas but is more widespread. We suspect it is transmissible by other vectors, possibly mosquitoes, bed bugs, horse flies, dust mites and wolf spiders."
Mauk and Glendale resident Chris Scott got to be buddies when they underwent treatment at New Life Medical at the same time. Scott thinks he picked up Lyme disease while hiking in Flagstaff last year.
He, too, heard he "had the flu" when symptoms began to manifest themselves But, his health worsened - he had severe pain in his joints, difficulty standing, chills, shaking, fatigue, racing pulse and even neurological difficulties.
Scott's wife, Christina, got on the Internet, learned about New Life Medical, and if the practice's team had not put him on the protocol, "I don't know where I would be today," he said."I'm probably 90 to 95 percent back to normal."
Not only from tick bites
If you have symptoms similar to lyme disease and do not have a bulls eye rash or remember being bitten by a tick you may not have. It is widely suspected that lyme disease can be transmitted by other vectors besides the tick such as the horse fly, bed bugs, dust mites, fleas, wolf spiders and mosquitos. It is also believed that lyme disease can be sexually transmitted similar to syphilis and in etero during pregnancy from mother to fetus.
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- Dr. Brent Korn , D.O. is a board certified Internal Medicine specialist with current hospital privileges
- Many clinics only use naturopathic Doctors
- We utilize the latest in evidence based medicine with ongoing education and training to bring about the latest in cutting edge treatments
- Physician follow ups and at home maintenance protocols after successful treatment is completed
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- Special amenities such as cable television , a 55 inch big screen , a quiet room , brand new extra comfortable patient treatment chairs , and soothing himalayan salt lamps
- We have personal experience with lyme disease and believe you can only better understand and treat a disease if you have had it yourself
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