About Us

Lyme Support was founded to change the lives of Lyme disease patients. We are a support network for people with tick borne illnesses and our goal is to help you find the help you need. We believe patients should have the right to make choices about their providers and treatment options, and we give you the tools to make informed, educated decisions. We can help you navigate the confusing medical system since we are healthcare professionals with over a decade of experience. We are health coaches who use a functional medicine approach. We are your ally on this journey. We have fully recovered from tick borne diseases ourselves and want you to know that there is hope.

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Our Founder's Story

healing lyme disease naturally with Christine ArseneauHow long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a Functional Medicine Health Coach?

To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you on exactly what to do to navigate the world of Lyme disease and find recovery. That defining moment in my life happened in 2011.

I was 9 years old when I was bitten by a tick, but it wasn’t until I was 29 that I got the diagnosis of Lyme Disease.

I had multiple health issues when I was child, ranging from mono to yeast overgrowth issues. I was gluten sensitive, and I struggled to hold down food until I eliminated gluten out of my diet. There were various issues that would pop up, and when you looked at them one by one it all appeared normal. So I focused on treating each problem as it arose as a one off experience.

Then at the age of 27, I had a miscarriage. As the doctors were monitoring my hCG levels (pregnancy hormone) in my blood, they noticed something odd. After a miscarriage the hormone levels are supposed to decline, eventually going back to zero. What they noticed is that the hCG hormone in my blood was trickling down much slower than normal, and then began to rise. It was a red flag. They did an ultrasound and found a tumor. It confirmed a cancer diagnosis. Shortly after I began the chemo process. I was still grieving the loss of my child, and then suddenly I was thrust into a surreal situation getting chemotherapy in a room full of sick or dying patients. I went from expecting to be a mother, to fighting for my health and wellness.

As I was getting my chemo treatment, I began to notice that all around me was misinformation or lack of education about nutrition and toxins in our environment and foods. I made a decision that I was going to turn this situation into my purpose. I began making natural skin care products as a first step into holistic wellness. I began health coaching, and spoke at corporate wellness events. Then a year after my cancer diagnosis, I ended up in the hospital with meningitis. I thought it was odd that I was young and healthy, yet was in the hospital yet again. I spoke with my infectious disease doctor to ask if this could be Lyme disease, since in my various hikes with my dog, I had pulled ticks out of her. She was dissuasive about this possibility, and it took a year to finally find a doctor that ended up testing me for Lyme.

By the time I got the diagnosis, I was completely fatigued, struggling to get through my daily tasks. I kept trying to adjust to my symptoms as my new normal, and was in denial about how bad things had really become. When the tests came back positive for Lyme (and multiple co-infections, mycotoxins, and heavy metals), I still struggled to accept the diagnosis. I had always been a person that pushed through mental and physical difficulties, and I lacked the support that validated the reality of the situation. When I came to terms with it, I felt a sense of relief. I decided to move to California so I could undergo treatment and adjust my lifestyle to fully support healing.

For the next 4 years, I focused on my health and recovery. Professionally, I transitioned from my role as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting to a more holistic setting in an integrative pharmacy which aligned more closely with my passions. I spent all of my time concentrating on ways to improve my well being. It was an immersive process, trying multiple modalities to heal myself. It had become hard to get through the day, I was in constant pain. My whole body felt like it was weighed down. Walking to the fridge was exhausting, and it was difficult to articulate to the people in my life just how bad I was feeling physically. It also took a toll on my mental health. As someone who was a high performer, it was emotionally taxing to no longer have the energy to just “power through” my life. I had to find a way to allow myself rest and relaxation without massive guilt.

During this time of healing, I did an enormous amount of inner work on myself. I had a great team of Lyme-literate practitioners to support me and also knew that true healing comes from within. I studied the works of Eckhard Tolle, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Alan Watts, Bruce Lipton, and multiple other leaders in the fields of mindfulness and using the power of your mind to heal. I utilized plant medicines, I meditated, I detoxed– not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally– as I let go of things that no longer served me in my life. I received the message from Source that I already have everything I need inside myself to heal – and truly felt how powerful my body is. I learned the importance of nature in my life as I journeyed along in my healing process.

After those 4 years, I was able to fully recover and be in a state of vibrant health. As I spoke with more and more people affected by Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses, I realized that hardly anyone I spoke to had reached full recovery. I realized I needed to put my gifts into the universe and help others struggling as I had struggled with tick-borne diseases. I have so much knowledge to give other Lymies through not only my personal experience with tick borne illnesses, but also my educational background and experience in the healthcare system, and experience as a health coach.

Now that I was fully well, and had cleared out negative thought patterns, toxic relationships, and other blocks that were holding me back from truly healing, I started teaching others how they can do the same. I watched their healing reach new levels as they realized that there is more to healing than just the physical layer. I have since made a commitment to dedicate my professional life to helping others dealing with Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses, break through their inner blocks so they can reach a place of true healing and get back to a place of optimal health, even when they are coming from a place of feeling hopeless.

I’ve worked with private clients, corporate clients, and spoken in front of various groups to educate others. I have achieved my dream of wellness – no more pain, brain fog, or extreme fatigue. I have created Surviving Lyme – 90 Days to Navigate Your Disease and Reclaim Your Health, a series of 6 steps toward health and transformation every Lymie needs to apply to reach a new level of wellness in their health journey.

Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D.
Functional Medicine Health Coach

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are your clients?

I work with people just like you who are struggling with Lyme disease or other tick borne illnesses. With functional medicine health coaching, I take a deeper look at your life and address potential underlying issues contributing to your illness, so I can help a wide range of clients, including anyone suffering from:

  • Lyme disease and tick borne coinfections
  • Mold toxicity
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Cancer
  • Many chronic illnesses
  • Anyone who wants to regain their life and reach optimal health

 

What makes you different from other “health coaches”?

As a functional medicine health coach, I am your accountability partner and support system as you journey through your complicated diagnosis. What makes functional medicine health coaching different is an emphasis on the bigger picture of health with lifestyle changes being a main focus. We explore stress reduction, sleep, joy, time in nature, and negative thought patterns, for example, in addition to providing education surrounding lifestyle changes. My doctorate in pharmacy and over 12 years of experience navigating the healthcare system separates me from other health coaches who might not have the educational background to supply you with the resources you need for full recovery. I strive to help you see that getting well goes beyond just the physical realm and we explore mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects together. I am honest, direct, knowledgeable, and a great listener who understands what you are going through.

I’m concerned with how to get you to overcome blocks standing in the way of your healing so you can truly get well from Lyme disease. You are an expert in yourself and I guide you to use your intuition to choose what is best for you along your complicated journey. I teach you to trust yourself, and listen to your body. I understand what you are going through because I’ve been there myself and I want you to see that full healing is possible. You can be sure I will always listen without judgement and help you find your truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your healing and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time.

 

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

The Surviving Lyme workshops, products and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about changing their lives and getting to a place of true healing. It’s for clients who have been misdiagnosed or passed from practitioner to practitioner before finding answers. It means not beating yourself up anymore saying: “I’ll never get well.” They were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to make lifestyle changes to get your life in a balanced state so you can truly heal. You will explore what blocks are standing in the way of your healing, and you will learn more than just the physical aspects of healing, but explore emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects as well. You will learn how your environment can affect your health and the healing process and that your environment is more than physical but there is also the environment in your mind and your social connections. You will explore sleep, rest, play, and stress and how these affect health. When addressing all areas of your life from a functional medicine approach, you can look at root causes to find true healing. You can boost your health with lifestyle choices like movement and food choices and notice some positive changes in just a few weeks. This program sets the foundations and our personalized health coaching sessions take you even deeper into exploring optimal health.

Being a high achieving go-getter committed to my health, I’m known to work best with other go-getters who are committed to their success no matter what and are ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to reach a new level of wellness in their journey with tick borne illness. My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Consider what you’ll do with me to be a crash course on everything you need to know to transform your health. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. This is a very different way of thinking and you will receive full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: reaching a new state of healing.

 

For what type of clients are your programs NOT going to work?

Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.) The Surviving Lyme Disease programs are NOT for those who are not ready to make changes and truly heal. Participants must be fully ready to grieve the sick version of themselves. These programs are not for people who would incur financial stress by participating. It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis are not able to fully concentrate on healing. If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. I recommend that you check out our blogs and news at www.lymesuppot.com/latest-news for free information to build up your education. Doing your own research will help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started.

Other types of personalities I won’t work with are the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not doing the deep personal work. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money.

 

What exactly is the Surviving Lyme: 90 Days to Navigate your Disease & Reclaim your Health program and what does it include?

This 90 day system begins with understanding where your power really comes from so you can truly begin the healing process and find hope in your journey with Lyme disease. Here’s what the System gets you to do:

  • Assess. We will dive into the specifics of your situation and what you’re dealing with. We’ll get clear about your objectives and set your intention. We will determine where you want to focus your attention first to get immediate health improvements and will explore present moment living.
  • Learn everything your doctors haven’t explained about Lyme disease and co-infections. Because healing from tick borne illness often takes a team approach, you are most likely working with medical professionals to address comorbidities – thyroid imbalances, hormonal imbalances, heavy metals and mold testing, vitamin deficiencies, detoxification pathway testing for mutations, and dental issues. Knowing the facts and all the options you have is the first step to break the hold the disease has and getting control of your health.
  • Let go of things no longer serving you. We review the role of toxin burden including, heavy metals, dental concerns, EMFs, water and air quality, and toxic relationships. We address gut health and detoxification methods. Use mind-body principals to let go of negative thought patterns and judgements of yourself. Explore what mourning the sick version of you would look like and let go. Discover an updated and more vibrant version that is already strengthening within.
  • Transform. Discover the functional medicine approach, which addresses sleep, stress, social connections, gut health, play, time in nature, rest, movement/exercise, nutrient dense food, phytonutrients, high quality fats, and detoxification. Transform and reprogram your mind and body.
  • Receive. Dive into the mind-body connection and practice meditation, mindfulness, and breathing techniques to help you manage stress and strengthen your intuition and immune system. You are an expert in yourself and your own healing and can learn to tap into your body’s innate healing power. Explore how your spiritual journey affects your healing journey.
  • Celebrate your new found empowerment! This journey will allow you to get to a new level of hope, happiness, and health!

 

Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset and overcoming barriers to your healing. We educate you on physical health and also explore the importance of mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects to truly get to a place of healing.

 

What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

  • Have big breakthroughs and ah-ha moments
  • Learn about your health condition and what potential treatment options are available
  • Have improved health benefits, like better sleep or decreased stress levels
  • Learn how to self-nurture and be gentle with yourself
  • Feel empowered & excited about the future
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Learn how to say NO and honor your yes and no’s
  • Find your happiness
  • Connect with and trust your intuition
  • Rewrite your story
  • Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
  • Stay accountable to your health goals
  • Get proven techniques you can apply right away to control anxiety and feel calmer
  • Receive specific tools and worksheets to reinforce learning
  • Feel more energized
  • Be more creative
  • Be more focused and in the present moment
  • Operate at a higher vibration
  • Feel confident and independent
  • Decrease your toxic load
  • Notice improved Lyme symptoms such as less pain
  • Enjoy deeper social connections

 

How quickly can I expect results?

That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts, how long you have been sick, and other variables surrounding your health condition. Some clients are ready to go and notice health improvements in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first. It depends on how long you have been sick and what co-infections and other disease states are present. The healing journey may be a much longer road for some, these 90 days will give you a jumpstart to health to get you going down the right path.

 

How can I guarantee myself that I will get improved health results, in record time?

Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. With our support, educate yourself. Understand that this is a process that works if you take action and implement all of the steps.

 

Christine, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?

Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your health goals. The best way to work with me is in my Surviving Lyme: 90 days to Navigate Your Disease and Reclaim Your Health program. Here’s some of the results you can expect:

  • Have big breakthroughs and ah-ha moments
  • Learn about your health condition and what potential treatment options are available
  • Have improved health benefits, like better sleep or decreased stress levels
  • Learn how to self-nurture and be gentle with yourself
  • Feel empowered & excited about the future
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Learn how to say NO and honor your yes and no’s
  • Find your happiness
  • Connect with and trust your intuition
  • Rewrite your story
  • Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
  • Stay accountable to your health goals
  • Get proven techniques you can apply right away to control anxiety and feel calmer
  • Receive specific tools and worksheets to reinforce learning
  • Feel more energized
  • Be more creative
  • Be more focused and in the present moment
  • Operate at a higher vibration
  • Feel confident and independent
  • Decrease your toxic load
  • Notice improved Lyme symptoms such as less pain
  • Enjoy deeper social connections

 

OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at christine@lymesupport.com or call us directly at 415.228.0296 and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you on your healing journey.

Warmly,
Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D.
Functional Medicine Health Coach

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Send us an email and we’ll organize a time for a free consultation where we can talk with you about the options you have to get you back to optimum health.

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