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NOT JUST LYME DISEASE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW TICK SPECIES AND THE DISEASES THEY CARRY

NOT JUST LYME DISEASE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW TICK SPECIES AND THE DISEASES THEY CARRY
Lyme Disease Blog Carly Sage 951 Views Viruses, bacteria, bugs, oh my…. pathogens that wreak havoc on our lives seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind these days. While we’re so busy dealing with COVID, it’s easy to forget about a major silent pandemic – tick-borne illnesses – that are having an increasing impact on our health. Lyme disease, the most recognized and common tick-related infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, is acknowledged in the mainstream health conversation as a pervasive threat with nearly 30,000 reported cases annually and an incidence higher than breast cancer (5). Unfortunately, new findings...
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Two New 2020 Tick Types Found In Connecticut: Together They Spark Concern Over Lyme and Tick-borne Disease for This Season

Two New 2020 Tick Types Found In Connecticut: Together They Spark Concern Over Lyme and Tick-borne Disease for This Season
Tao Vitality Lyme Disease Blog 424 Views Dr. Keith Yimoyines, ND Spring is upon us, which in Connecticut means sunshine, warmer, longer days, and unfortunately, ticks. Data from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), released in a recent report, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that 2019 was a particularly bad year for ticks across the state. Alarming Data Suggest 2020 Could Be A Bad Tick Season Over 2,500 ticks, including 2068 deer ticks (Ixodes Scapularis) and 467 American dog ticks (Dermacentor Variabilis) were collected, and all-female deer tick samples were tested for several pathogens...
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Lyme Disease Prevention Part 2: What To Do If You Get Bit

Preventing Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Born Illnesses As we transition into the summer months and increase our outdoor activities, it is easy to forget about the need to protect ourselves and our families from a common but serious health threat: Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Thankfully, as discussed in the previous article “Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit” (as outlined by Dr. Myriah Hinchey, Lyme Literate Naturopathic Doctor, Founder/Medical Director of Tao Vitality LLC, and co-founder of LymeCore Botanicals) there are practical and simple ways to reduce the chances of getting bit and subsequently contracting Lyme disease...
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A Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease: Interview with Dr. Christie Morelli

A Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease: Interview with Dr. Christie Morelli
Tao Vitality Lyme Disease Blog 218 Views Dr. Christie Morelli, Board Certified Naturopathic Physician at TAO Vitality in Hebron CT, discusses Tao’s naturopathic treatment options for Lyme Disease and co-infections, and how they are different from the conventional medical approach. Dr. Morelli shares how she became passionate about Lyme Disease, some of the challenges and stigmas attached to treating tick-borne illness, and what to do if you suspect you may have Lyme disease or are suffering from ongoing symptoms.  Original link
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Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit

Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit
  In Connecticut, we have all heard of Lyme Disease, most of us have a fear of getting it, and many of us have experienced it firsthand. Lyme Disease has been called a silent epidemic, with CDC statistics citing that its prevalence is greater than breast cancer. However, if you think Lyme Disease is limited to our native New England area, think again. Lyme is being reported as a fast-spreading national, even global infection that is not only contracted by the classic deer tick, but by other species of ticks, insects, rodents, and even from human-to-human contact. As we remain socially...
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Lyme Disease Interview with Dr. Keith Yimoyines

Lyme Disease Interview with Dr. Keith Yimoyines
Dr. Keith Yimoyines, a naturopathic physician at TAO Vitality in Hebron CT, sits with TAO's Functional Nutritionist Carly Sage to discuss the unique approach he and other doctors at TAO rely on for treating Lyme Disease and co-infections that are common in Connecticut. However, this topic is not just of interest for us New Englanders. In fact, Lyme Disease is the fastest-growing epidemic in the US, more prevalent than breast cancer according to the CDC. According to Dr. Yimoyines, Lyme patients are accustomed to being ignored in conventional medicine and often come to see him and other natural medicine practitioners as...
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