5 Simple Ways to Keep Ticks and Lyme Disease Out of Your Yard!

If you’re unfamiliar with Lyme disease, it’s a bacterial infection transmitted via tick bite, and it’s something you absolutely don’t want to contract. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States every year. It affects people of all ages, and it’s often misdiagnosed…

Can Lyme Be Sexually Transmitted?

Lyme can be sexually transmitted. In this article I review the science behind this statement and the risk that I believe exists. I also answer the following questions: Q: Should I have my healthy sexual partner tested for Lyme disease?   Q: But shouldn’t I have my sexual partner tested to prevent him or her…

Is It Lyme Disease? Check Your Symptoms

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an illness that’s caused by bacteria carried by infected ticks. If you’ve been bitten by a tick and show any of the early symptoms of Lyme disease, you should see your doctor. Lyme disease is treatable, but it can cause serious health problems if you wait too long…

Lyme Disease Treatment (Natural vs. Conventional) + Prevention Tips

Lyme disease is a complicated infection that is caused by bacteria that’s transmitted from a tick or insect bite. The majority of cases of Lyme are due to a bite from a type of deer tick known as the black-legged tick, which can carry and pass on bacteria known as borrelia burgdorferi.  According to the Michigan…

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

You can only get Lyme disease from a tick bite — not from contact with another person. M Phillips David/Getty Images Fast Facts Blacklegged ticks are responsible for spreading Lyme disease, but insect repellents offer protection. Symptoms include a rash that looks like a bull’s eye, as well as flu-like effects such as fatigue, headache,…

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Lyme Disease Diagnosis?

Avril Lavigne opened up again this week about her struggle with Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness she says left her bedridden for months and desperate for answers. The 30-year-old singer told Good Morning America this week that she saw many doctors and underwent a battery of tests in the last year, but that it wasn’t…

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of early Lyme disease may present as a flu-like illness (fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain). Some patients have a rash or Bell’s palsy (facial drooping). However, although a rash shaped like a bull’s-eye is considered characteristic of Lyme disease, many people develop a different kind of Lyme rash or…

4 Lyme Disease Natural Treatments + Prevention Tips

Lyme disease is a complicated infection that is caused by bacteria that’s transmitted from a tick or insect bite. The majority of cases of Lyme are due to a bite from a type of deer tick known as the black-legged tick, which can carry and pass on bacteria known as borrelia burgdorferi.  According to the Michigan…

How to protect your family from Lyme Disease

When the warm weather finally arrives in upstate New York, it’s time to enjoy the many beautiful parks and hiking trails that surround us.  It’s also time to learn about the threat of Lyme disease that could be lurking along those trails. Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection that is transmitted through deer ticks….

Have Lyme? Avoid These 3 Foods

Along with taking the correct antibiotics, many people have found better health by changing their diet in an effort to reduce the symptoms of Lyme and maximize their immune system’s own response to the illness. Many of the issues associated with Lyme can be addressed through improving ones diet. You may not be able to…