Year end is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year, take a breath and plan for the new year. This year on the Looking at Lyme podcast, we were privileged to host a variety of engaging speakers who brought with them their insights and expertise about the brain, the nervous system, mold, Bartonella and much more. Thank you for joining us as we explored new (and ancient!) avenues for health and healing.
Retraining the brain
In episode 45, Dr. Patrick Porter introduced us to technology designed to improve brain function through sound and visualization with the free BrainTap app, and with the addition of light in the BrainTap headset. He showed us how BrainTap can help to reduce pain, and improve learning and sleep.
Annie Hopper expanded our understanding of the limbic system and the myriad of symptoms that arise in response to limbic system dysfunction. She walked us through the five pillars of the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) program, explaining how the program works to get us out of a dysfunctional fight or flight response.
Becoming grounded through meditation
In episode 47, we explored meditation practice with Nicholas Arsenault. Nicholas combined his own experience with Lyme disease and his meditation training to guide us through several meditations and lead a pilot meditation program for people living with Lyme.
Understanding our brain and nervous system
We explored Spect scans with Dr. Eboni Cornish, and learned how they can provide important information about our brains. Dr. Cornish also touched on the function of mast cells, and how Lyme can affect the limbic system.
Dr. Neil Nathan expanded on the limbic, vagal systems and mast cell systems and explored the cell danger response. In part 2 of his podcast, we learned about mold, Bartonella, and multiple sensitivities.
Staying safe in the outdoors
Dr. Rebecca Trout Fryxell rounded off our year by sharing her insights into a topic that is near and dear to our hearts, staying safe in the outdoors. She shared some of her research and ideas about how to best keep our school yards and backyards safe.
This year we also continued to support healthcare professionals by offering ILADS education grants. It has always been our hope that with more tools in their toolbox and the support of a community of experts, our doctors will be better equipped to help people with Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.
Thank you to all of our listeners and healthcare professionals who engaged with us in 2022. We look forward to exploring new possibilities in the new year. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the season and stay safe in the outdoors!
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