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Breath Podcast

​The importance of your breath Dr. Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D., FMCHC - founder of Lyme Support - was featured on Master the Pause's podcast on how she overcame Lyme disease and multiple co-infections and how breath played a role. Breathing and being in the present...

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Adaptogens, Part III: Chaga

Chaga “Chaga puts the ‘fun’ in functional mushroom.” During my first week working as a pharmacist on an integrative interprofessional team at an HIV clinic, the chaga mushroom was brought to my attention by a spunky herbalist. After I let out a restrained chuckle, I...

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Mercury Filling Removal

Lyme Support’s founder, Dr. Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D. has been a practicing pharmacist since 2008. She has a passion in addressing the root causes of disease for optimum health and wellness and is also a functional medicine health coach. Toxins in our environment...

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CBD Dosing and How to Pick a Product

In this video blog, Dr. Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D, - cannabis pharmacist and functional medicine health coach - discusses some of the intricacies of dosing CBD products and what to look for when picking a product. Knowing your dose, CBD to THC ratio, and which...

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Adaptogens, Part II: Lion’s Mane

Adaptogens On to part two of this adaptogens series in which we will discuss the medicinal mushroom, lion’s mane.  As an Integrative Health Pharmacist, I am passionate about viewing health from a holistic perspective with a multifaceted and multilayered approach....

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New Herbal Study Shows Promising Results Against Lyme

A new collaborative study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the California Center for Functional Medicine and FOCUS Health Group, Naturopathic reveals promising results in the battle against Lyme disease. This study...

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Personal Growth – My Journey

Growth The most painful part for me during the growth process is grieving the death of an old version of me. In order to grow, in order to become a new person, you have to say goodbye to the current version of yourself. And that is a deeply painful process. Because I...

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Adaptogens: Reishi

“What about mushrooms?” One of my patients asked.  Every week, I look forward to seeing my patients at a non-profit HIV clinic where I am the pharmacist on the team. As an integrative health practitioner, I have the opportunity to provide comprehensive medication...

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Cannabis – Methods of Ingestion

​Cannabis - Methods of Ingestion In this video blog, we share a clip from a CBD Seminar Dr. Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D., cannabis pharmacist and functional medicine health coach, presented to a group of patients at Motus Rehab Clinic. Motus is a physical medicine...

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The Growth of Tick Borne Diseases

The number of US counties with blacklegged ticks, known as being responsible for most Lyme Disease cases, has more than doubled over the last twenty years. The northeast corridor of the US is no longer the only “hotbed” for blacklegged tick action. And to make matters...

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Lyme Disease Co-Infections

Lyme disease is a vector-borne illness caused by strains of a bacteria called Borrelia. The most common form of transmission is through the bite of a black legged tick. Flu-like symptoms and a bull’s eye rash are the most common symptoms, along with migratory joint...

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Detoxification

In this detoxification video blog trilogy, Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D., functional medicine health coach, gives her thoughts on detoxification. This can look different for everyone. The goal is to explore what detox looks like for you. What does your toxin load look...

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How to Treat Lyme Disease – Treatment Options

Dealing with Lyme disease can be a long, drawn out battle for some. Early treatment, however, can drastically increase your odds of success and a full, rapid, recovery. While antibiotics are the primary method of treatment, more holistic methods can sometimes be...

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Justin Bieber’s Journey with Lyme Disease

Justin Bieber’s public announcement that he has been battling Lyme disease and chronic mono (Epstein-Barr virus - EBV) has brought a lot of awareness to tick borne diseases. Others struggling with similar issues can identify with Bieber’s story. The tick borne illness...

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Healing Lyme Disease Naturally with Dr. Christine Arseneau

​Rawfork Podcast Herbalist pharmacist Dr. Marina Book interviews Dr. Christine Arseneau, founder of Lyme Support, for an episode of her podcast, Rawfork. This episode covers something that is becoming more and more prevalent, especially in the herbal community, and...

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Our 3 Favorite Things about Sanoviv Medical Institute

Sanoviv Medical Institute Sanoviv Medical Institute is a world-class integrative hospital located in beautiful Rosarito Beach, Mexico, less than an hour south of the San Diego International Airport. It is the only hospital in the world currently certified by the...

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What is Health Coaching?

Exactly what is health coaching? In our video blog today, Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D. explains how a health coach can help you change your life. She also explains what functional medicine is and how this type of model can make an impact on clients. Whether you are...

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Justin Bieber Announces Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Justin Bieber recently told the public that he has been suffering from Lyme disease and a chronic Epstein Barr Virus (EBV or mono) infection. He mentioned that these health conditions “affected my skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.” Justin mentioned...

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What is Lyme Disease Caused By?

What is Lyme Disease Caused By? Lyme disease affects millions of people throughout the world. It is a very controversial disease due to differing opinions from healthcare practitioners on everything from diagnosis to treatment, and if persister bacteria exist...

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Cannabis 101

In this video blog, we share a clip from a CBD Seminar Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D. presented to a group of patients at Motus Rehab Clinic. Motus is a physical medicine clinic in the financial district of San Francisco that uses a holistic approach with a focus on...

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How Do You Test for Lyme Disease?

How do you test for Lyme disease? Learn more about the testing procedure for Lyme disease and shortcomings of current recommendations Lyme disease (Lyme Borreliosis) is an infection caused by a bacterium known as Borrelia, most commonly spread by ticks.  Acute stage...

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Why is your oral health so important?

Most of us think our oral health is not as important as our general health and we often put off going to the dentist for as long as possible. But for anyone with Lyme disease and a range of other chronic illnesses, there’s a great deal of evidence coming out now...

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The benefits of ozone therapy

What is Ozone Therapy? Medical ozone or active oxygen is an energized form of oxygen which is highly reactive but completely non-toxic to humans when administered responsibly. For those suffering from Lyme disease, ozone therapy for lyme disease has provided an...

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Whole Body Hyperthermia creates deadly heat to kill Borrelia

Hyperthermia as a health treatment goes back a long time - possibly to Egyptian times when they found inducing a high fever cured many ills. It's now been rediscovered and its use over the past 20 years at St George Hospital in Germany has shown Borrelia cannot...

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Lasting Lifestyle Improvement

I had an infection that went untreated and continued to stress my immune system allowing other invaders to take over my body, until I felt my whole system was quite out of whack. For me, the only way to truly heal from Lyme disease and multiple co-infections was to...

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Tick Bite Prevention

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Here are a few tick bite prevention steps you can take to avoid tick borne illnesses. One great place to start is by tick proofing your yard. Clear brush and leaves where ticks may live. Ticks like to lay their eggs on...

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How it was discovered hyperthermia kills Borrelia

If you've got Lyme or you know someone who has, you've probably heard of Dr Friedrich Douwes, a medical doctor who set up Klinik St Georg in Germany, initially for treating cancer, only to find that one of the main integrative therapies he was using for cancer, worked...

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From professional football to Lyme disease and back

Ryan Stig’s Journey Six years ago, Ryan Stig was playing halfback for the Newcastle Knights and at the age of 22, he appeared to have the rugby-league world in Australia at his feet. He played 13 games for Newcastle and was rewarded by a two-year contract by incoming...

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Some startling facts about Lyme disease and young people

At a recent conference on Integrative Medicine for the Treatment of Tick-borne Diseases in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Rosalie Greenberg, a child and adolescent Psychiatrist from New Jersey, spoke about some of her startling findings which she had discovered when she...

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