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In this episode, you will learn about Lyme Disease, co-infections, persister cell regimens, and the MSIDS model of chronic illness.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD.  Dr Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y.  He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disorders.  He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 26 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic.  He is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases. Dr Horowitz has presented at numerous local, national, and international scientific conferences on Lyme Disease, and has published on the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis.  He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness. He has written two bestselling books on Lyme disease.  The first “Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” in 2013 and his most recent “How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease” which just came out in February of 2017.  Both of these are top resources for those that want to understand Lyme disease and all the things that come with it.

Key Takeaways

  • What is MSIDS and why do we need to look beyond Lyme?
  • How is Lyme disease transmitted?
  • How is treatment of coinfections approached?
  • What is Dapsone and what is a persister cell?
  • Is mold a common issue in chronic Lyme patients?
  •  How common are parasites and is treating them important?
  • How does one approach detoxification?
  • What is the role of chronic viruses?
  • Do EMFs matter?
  • What is the impact of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)?
  • Does the mental/emotional backdrop contribute to chronic illness?
  • What is Lyme here to teach us?

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Related Resources

Book: Why Can't I Get Better

Book: How Can I Get Better

Interview Date

April 15, 2017 


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