KeyLyme

"KeyLyme" stands for the "Keys" to preventing "Lyme" disease.

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NatCapLyme: Loudoun Lyme Support Group Meeting

The Lyme Support Group will be on Zoom today from Noon-2pm for anyone who would like to join. You can RSVP on Meetup and get all the info!

meetup.com Sun, May 24, 2020, 12:00 PM: Do you suspect you have Lyme disease but are struggling to get a definitive diagnosis? Were you recently diagnosed and wondering what to do next to regain control of your

[05/23/20]   This little bugger was so tiny that I thought it was a sunspot! The ticks are out and they are tiny, so remember.....

🔍 to do your tick checks

🌱 wear repellent

🚿 take a shower after being outdoors

💡 wear light colored clothing

👍🏼 And stay safe!

#springishere #soaretheticks #dontforgetyourtickchecks

It's the last Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! If you've haven't been able to join us, now is your chance! ;). See you bright and early @ 6:30am!

[05/14/20]   It's the last Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! If you've haven't been able to join us, now is your chance! ;). See you bright and early @ 6:30am!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. Only 2 more days left!

[05/13/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. Only 2 more days left!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

[05/12/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

[05/11/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

[05/07/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

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Wellness Webinar - Wake. Pray. Conquer. Living an Intentional Life – Professionally & Personally!

We had the honor to speak on behalf of the Women's Health & Wellness Summit as part of their Wellness Webinar Series. Hopefully, this message will help and inspire healing.

How often do you feel like you’re running from one thing to the next with NO direction? How many times have you said, “I’ll do that tomorrow”…

[05/06/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

NoVa Deer Shield

It is Lyme Disease Awareness month! Just want to share these lunch-time webinars!

[05/05/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

[05/04/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. You can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. you can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

[04/30/20]   Awake & Connect: Motivate, Meditate & Move! Join us @ 6:30am to kickstart your miracle morning. you can join anytime! We'll be going live every Mon - Fri until 5/15!

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Trail Cam Accidentally Captured The Moment An Opossum Helped A Deer By Picking Ticks Off Its Face

boredpanda.com Opossums do a lot more good than you probably think.

For those of you with brain fog!!

In medical school, we’re taught the brain is immutable, that we can’t grow new brain cells or change the brain once dysfunction or injury has occurred. Now, we know that’s just not true. The decisions we make each and every day, like what we eat, how much sleep we get, and how often we move are all steps that can dramatically shift the health of the brain for the better. And there’s so much more we can do, too.⁣

A poor diet affects our brains in more ways than one. What we eat influences everything from our mood, ability to focus, and memory to our tiniest gut friends—microbes—and how well they function and fight off invaders. ⁣

Some of my favorite ways to make sure I keep my brain healthy are: ⁣
Make sure 75% of your plate is veggies.⁣
Eat plenty of healthy fats rich in omega 3s.⁣
Optimize protein — We need about 30 grams of protein per meal.⁣
Avoid sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, food additives, and preservatives.⁣
Exercise regularly.⁣
Learn to actively relax the mind.⁣
Consciously build your network of friends, family, and community.⁣

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Monte & Holly on FinishLyme 10th Anniversary

This is the 10th year for the #FinishLyme race! Are you in?! Who are you walking for??

Share your story and tell us why the race is important to you!

#natcaplyme #youcandoit #runorwalk #loudounlyme #lyme #keylyme

Monte & Holly talk about the FinishLyme 10th Anniversary Run benefiting NatCapLyme for Lyme Education and research

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Perspective | How learning to listen (with my heart) helped me help my son

Reminder: neurological symptoms could be a sign of Lyme disease. Don’t forget to rule it out!

"We were finally told he had neuropsychiatric #Lyme disease that started with a tick we had never seen..."

“Sometimes,” he said, “sometimes I wonder if I should just end it all. ... Then began our intense journey to doctors, many, many doctors, many psychiatric intake interviews."

Doctors thought he had borderline schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

#educationisyourbestdefense #knowingishalfthebattle #lyme #keylyme

washingtonpost.com Something didn't feel right about her son's diagnosis. Connecting with a stranger may have saved him.

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Federal Lyme & TickBorne Disease Update

If you have concerns about ticks and tick-borne disease here in Loudoun, consider attending the meeting being held by the Loudoun Lyme Commission reporting on the Federal Tick-Borne Disease Report. The co-chairs, Dr. John Aucott and Dr. Kirsten Honey will be sharing the results. It is tomorrow, (Thursday) night at Belmont Country Club. More information and free registration can be found here:

eventbrite.com According to the CDC, Loudoun County has the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the state of Virginia and continues to rank among the top states in the nation for Lyme disease cases. What is being done to defeat Lyme disease and co-infections? The Loudoun Lyme Commission has been working to tar...

Don’t forget to check your kids for tick! Especially if they mention a pain, thanks for sharing Downtown Gentlemen's Salon and raising more awareness

#tickchecksarekey #educationisyourbestdefense #keylyme

Hi Folks! Just a heads up, the TICKS are out in full force...today I had a little boy jump up in my chair for a hair cut, he told me his head & neck hurt..I asked him to point where it hurts, he pointed to the occipital area in the back of his head, I took a look and saw 3 scab looking spots, those 3 spots were embedded LIVE ticks. He had been outside playing yesterday, so please check your kids for ticks, if they say they have a sore spot or boo boo on their head, pick thru their hair & take a look. Ty Lori

Loudoun Lyme is now the FinishLyme 5K & 1K Fun Run

The Loudoun Lyme Race is now called #FinishLyme and is in Fairfax! Have you signed up yet! If not, make sure to register by May 6th so you get a TShirt 😉 www.finishlyme.org

Huge shout out to DryHome Roofing & Siding, Loudoun Lyme is now the FinishLyme 5K & 1K Fun Run, NatCapLyme for all the work you do to raise awareness and funds to find a cure!

Veronica, Board Member, of NatCapLyme did an awesome job talking with Comcast Newsmakers!

A great Video to Learn more about the Race on May 19th

#FinishLyme
#comcastnewsmakers

Spending the day at the Women's Health & Wellness Summit sharing information about #Lyme and how making shifts in lifestyle can help prevent and heal!

#taketimeforyou #itsokaytoslowdown #educationisyourbestfefense

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Federal Lyme & TickBorne Disease Update

The Loudoun Lyme Commission has been working to target Lyme in our county and now, they want to keep you abreast of what is happening at the federal level.

They are sponsoring the Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group update, which was established by Congress to provide subject matter expertise related to tick-borne diseases.

The event is free and open to the public, as well as the medical community. Make sure to register in advance as there is limited space.

#loudouncounty #lyme #educationisyourbestdefense NatCapLyme

eventbrite.com According to the CDC, Loudoun County has the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the state of Virginia and continues to rank among the top states in the nation for Lyme disease cases. What is being done to defeat Lyme disease and co-infections? The Loudoun Lyme Commission has been working to tar...

Posh Seven Magazine

Tick season is here 😣 so make sure to do all the things you can to prevent it!

Here are some tips:

🌱 Keep your grass cut short

🌱 Put your clothes in the dryer for 20 minutes after being outdoors (it kills ticks on your clothes)

🌱 Wear repellent and light colored clothing

🌱 Do a tick check on you, your kids as your PETS too

#tickprevention #keylyme #educationisyourbestdefense #wecandothis

Thank you Posh Seven Magazine for Moms for sharing this article and raising awareness for Lyme!

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Dr. Richard Horowitz

Something to consider if you’ve been trying to get pregnant and having multiples miscarriages.

My first experience of a patient with Lyme disease who transmitted the spirochete to her unborn child happened almost 2 decades ago. I treated a woman for several years for Lyme and TBD's and she was completely well post treatment. There were no active symptoms. She became pregnant, and suffered multiple miscarriages with each subsequent pregnancy. Each time she lost her child, we tested the fetus. Her fetus was PCR (DNA) positive for Borrelia burgdorferi several times. It was not until we put her on a specific antibiotic regimen (IV cephalosporins, followed by oral cephalosporins and macrolides) that she kept the baby, and gave birth to a healthy term child. (Cephalosporins like Ceftin are safe in pregnancy, as are macrolides like Zithromax, but Zithromax does not adequately cross the placenta). Her story is outlined in both of my books, Why Can't I Get Better? and How Can I Get Better?

Mary Beth Pfeiffer discusses the problems of Lyme and pregnancy and the associated medical politics surrounding this disease in this article in Scientific American. Thank you Mary Beth for helping to raise awareness of the dangers of tick-borne diseases in women wanting to get pregnant. Other tick-borne diseases including but not limited to babesia, bartonella and rickettisia can also affect pregnant women.
Any woman wanting to get pregnant who has symptoms consistent with Lyme and tick-borne disease should therefore be tested for a broad range of tick-borne infections, understanding the sensitivity and specificity of the tests. See the list of symptoms on the Horowitz MSIDS questionnaire, (i.e., HMQ which has been published and validated as a screening questionnaire in the International Journal of Medicine: Empirical Validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for Suspected Lyme Disease. Maryalice Citera, Ph.D., Phyllis R. Freeman, Ph.D., Richard I. Horowitz, M.D., International Journal of General Medicine 2017:10 249–273) to determine the pre-test probability of having a TBD.
Protecting our future generations must be a top priority in health care. We discussed this problem when I co-chaired the HHS Other Tick-borne Diseases and Co-infections subcommittee. Please see our report on the HHS.gov web site for further information on the diagnosis and treatment of co-infections.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/when-lyme-disease-strikes-an-unborn-child/

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of Dr Richard Horowitz, and do not represent the views of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, HHS or the United States

Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center

This week we discuss the symptoms of Lyme Disease, it's diagnosis, and how to prevent tick bites!

Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center

Join Dr Martha Calihan at the Rust Library this Sunday at 2pm for a discussion on how to take charge of your mental, emotional and physical health.

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