Month: August 2016

#101: Jimmy Moore – How to Start Your Ketogenic Diet for Lyme Disease

Jimmy Moore is a blogger and author who is best known for his “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog and podcast, and more recently for his books on nutrition.

What you will learn in this episode:

1) The impact of glucose on the body
2) The impact a ketogenic diet can have on your health
3) The right tools you need to start a ketogenic diet

Jimmy has appeared on television and radio programs[1] promoting a high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diet plan. His popular weekly podcast, “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”, has run over 1100 episodes featuring interviews with experts in diet, health, and fitness. Moore also runs two other weekly podcasts, “Low-Carb Conversations” and “Keto Talk”. He currently resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

from wikipedia.

#100: Heather Perretta – Ketogenic diet to control Chronic Lyme Disease

Heather was our very first guest on Lyme Ninja Radio. Listen in as she updates you on the ups and downs of her Lyme Journey and how she is using a ketogenic diet to control her Lyme Disease symptoms.

In this episode you will learn four things:

1) Why a large part of getting better from lyme disease is learning your health triggers
2) Surviving the ups and downs of Lyme Disease
3) How important a sense of curiosity is for returning to life “after lyme”
4) And the importance of nutrition for health and healing

Heather Perretta is an interpretive naturalist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She also holds a master’s degree in Information Design and Technology from the State University of New York Institute of Technology. Heather is a New York State certified biology teacher and is passionate about building a community where people keenly observe their surroundings and understand how we are all connected to nature.

#99: Melina Coogan – becoming your own health advocate when you have chronic Lyme Disease

Melina Coogan grew up in Vermont and was an active outdoorswoman. She had strange symptoms for several years, such a tingling all over her body, and shooting pains. About a year ago her symptoms became much more severe, with a spotted rash that grew from her feet to her face in the course of a day, and a urinary tract disorder that left her unable to move. Online research lead her to discover Lyme Disease, and when she went to the doctors for a test she tested positive.

In this episode you will learn three things:

1) A reminder of why it’s important to be your own advocate
2) the role a community support has on dealing with chronic disease
3) Melina’s hack for alleviating her lyme symptoms

Today she is receiving treatment from a lyme literate doctor as well as using other alternative therapies, and documents her experience with Lyme Disease on her blog The Wilder Coast.

#98: Bob Miller, ND – Nutrigenetic patterns of people with chronic Lyme Disease

 In 2015 Bob Miller was inspired to start examining chronic lyme disease, and he founded NutriGenetic Research Institute to research and publish reports on the relationship between genetic variants, labs and presenting symptoms.

Bob has served as a traditional naturopath for 20 years, and earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health. Recognizing that there was not a nutritional supplement line on the market comprehensive enough to address all of the possible genetic variants, he began working with a national company, Professional Health Products, to formulate an Epigenetics line of products. 

In this episode you will learn:
1 Why you can have high iron and still be anemic
2 Why just supplementing methylated folate, even if you have the homozygous MTHFR gene, is probably a bad idea.
3 The excess nutrient that many Lymies have that makes them stay up way too late researching lyme

What Bob is doing reminded of Chinese Medicine, both acupuncture and herbal medicine. It’s not simply enough to know what a vitamin or supplement does, or even if you have specific genetic variants. You have to know what’s happening RIGHT NOW in your body. You need the right intervention at the right time, or stated another way, you never wade into the same river twice.

#97: Dr. Terry Wahls – Using the Wahl’s Protocol for Lyme disease

Dr. Terry Wahls was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000. By 2003 it had transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Investigation into nutritional brain health slowed her decline, but it wasn’t until she discovered functional medicine and radically changed her diet to incorporate the nutrition she needed that she began to improve.

Today Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and a staff physician at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospital, where she bikes to work every day.