Mold Illness and Lyme Disease

MOLD ILLNESS AND LYME DISEASE

Mold illness and Lyme disease are two of the most debilitating conditions we see in our practice. Both diseases can wreak havoc on the body, impacting every system and function, and can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Have you been struggling with symptoms for years? Are you unsure if you have Lyme or mold illness? At Vitality Wellness Clinic, we specialize in properly testing and assessing these conditions and providing naturopathic treatment options for both Lyme disease and mold.

At Vitality Wellness Clinic, we have successfully treated many patients by developing individualized treatment programs which target the specific effects illness has on the patient’s unique body. We have been effectively treating Lyme and mold for the past 13 years. We are Lyme literate doctors. Dr. Judy is an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) member.

What Is Mold Illness?

Mold illness, also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), is different from a mold allergy. A mold allergy is a short-lived immune response to exposure to a particular mold. CIRS, on the other hand, results from chronic exposure to mold growth, causing widespread inflammation in the body and overactive immune system responses in the presence of pathogens in enclosed water-damaged areas.

Symptoms of mold include fatigue, brain fog, neurological symptoms, weakness, vertigo, increased urination, abdominal pain, and impaired memory, to name a few. Mold illness cannot be successfully treated if the patient remains exposed to mold.

What Is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is primarily transmitted through tick bites. It is the fastest growing infectious disease in America, with 475,000 cases diagnosed each year. Lyme is called “The Great Imitator,” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases. It can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. Patients with chronic Lyme disease are frequently misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and various psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Misdiagnosis with these other diseases may delay the correct diagnosis and treatment as the underlying infection progresses unchecked. Co-infections from Lyme disease: viruses, parasites, yeast, and other bacterial infections may be found in patients diagnosed with Lyme.

Mold Illness and Lyme Disease Treatment

Mold exposure can worsen the symptoms of Lyme disease, and having Lyme disease can cause a more severe reaction to mold. The naturopathic treatment for both is similar, yet uniquely addressing mold and Lyme individually is key for success. Mold and Lyme disease treatment involves a holistic approach to detoxify and strengthen your body, while balancing the endocrine, immune, and neurological systems. There is no quick fix for either. Even with treatment, each patient walks their own journey towards healing. It can take up to 2 years to treat Lyme disease.

  • Oral Supplementation: Herbal and homeopathic formulations are used for treating mold and Lyme. Vitamin therapy to restore vitamin and mineral deficiencies are prescribed. Hormones are also tested and naturally supported if needed. These help strengthen your body’s natural ability to heal. It is important to support the foundation of the body for the immune system to function optimally. Antibiotics are also prescribed if needed.
  • Intravenous Infusion Therapy: Patients dealing with Lyme or mold can benefit from intravenous infusions to support hydration, restore vitamin deficiencies, lower inflammation and support detox pathways. High dose vitamin C therapy, glutathione detox infusions, chelation infusions and hydration infusions are offered.
  • Ozone Infusion Therapy:Ozone is delivered in an infusion to treat viruses, bacteria, parasites and mold. Ozone stimulates the immune system by supporting oxygen metabolism to all the tissues. We offer MAH (Minor Autohemotherapy) and 10 pass ozone.
  • Detoxification: To heal from mold and Lyme disease, one needs to support the body’s detox pathways. Through individualized genetic testing, we are able to gently and effectively guide each patient in their detox using modalities such as saunas, hydrotherapy, binders, infusion therapy, and colonics.
  • Mental Health: Lyme and mold take a tremendous toll on mental and emotional health. Stress and lack of sleep can slow down your body’s healing process. We will provide you with the guidance to support and nourish your nervous system as you go through your healing journey. It’s also important toheal emotionally when you have Lyme disease or another chronic illness for the infections to clear your body.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Chronic inflammation is common to both mold illness and Lyme disease. We will give you the nutritional guidance that supports your healing after assessing your food intolerances. An anti-inflammatory diet such as the paleo diet can help manage symptoms.

At Vitality Wellness Clinic, we understand that healing from mold illness and Lyme disease is a lengthy process, and we will be there to support you every step of the way. For more information about our treatment options, give us a call at (602) 388-1155 and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

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