Is toxic mold standing in the way of your Lyme recovery?
If you’ve been treated for Lyme disease for a long time and are still unwell, it may be because something else is standing in the way of your recovery. For many people, that something else may be toxic mold exposure.
Do you live and/or work in a water-damaged building? Unbeknownst to you, your body may be accumulating mold toxins that can trigger inflammation and wreak havoc with your immune system.
Dr. Raj Patel, of Medical Options for Wellness in Foster City, CA, says he suspects that half of all unresolved Lyme disease cases are due in part to mold illness.
In fact, he says it can be difficult to separate the two conditions, since both Lyme and mold can cause brain fog, joint pain, intestinal inflammation and other symptoms.
He will speak on the topic of “Treating Mold Illness in the Context of Lyme Disease” at the upcoming MyLymeData2017: Overcoming Lyme Disease conference.
Dr. Patel has over 20 years’ experience in integrative medicine, treating chronic Lyme disease, mold illness, autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has trained in various natural therapies that he uses as an adjunct to western medicine. He has been a guest speaker at the annual conferences of Defeat Autism Now and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
MyLymeData2017: Overcoming Lyme Disease will be held at the San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd, in San Ramon, 1-5 pm on April 8.
The patient education conference will offer an update of survey results from the 7000 current participants in the MyLymeData research project and educational presentations from Lyme-treating physicians.
Other speakers and their topics include:
Lorraine Johnson, CEO of LymeDisease.org, “Latest Results from MyLymeData”
Ray Stricker, MD, “Designer Drugs for Lyme Disease: The New Pharma Frontier?”
Christine Green, MD, “How to Combat Stealth Pathogens Like Lyme & Co-infections”
Jennifer Sugden, ND, “Pediatric Lyme Disease”