Episode 30 Lyme Brain with Dr. Nicola McFadzean Ducharme

“Lyme Brain: brain fog, short-term memory loss, difficulty with focus and concentration, anxiety, depression and the host of other symptoms that make up the cognitive and neuropsychiatric aspects of Lyme disease.”

-Nicola McFadzean Ducharme

Anyone with Lyme Disease understands what this means. It is reported that 70% of Lyme Disease patients experience cognitive disturbances which affects the quality of their life. In her upcoming book, “Lyme Brain” Dr. Nicola McFadzean Ducharme discusses this phenomenon. In straight forward steps and easy to follow solutions (to help those who can’t think clearly) she has laid out a plan to help those suffering with this disease to get find their way out of the fog and into a normal life. Join us for the third of four Lyme centric episodes this May to bring awareness to this disease.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • How did you get involved in writing about Lyme disease?
  • What is lyme brain?
  • Is it different then how a stroke patient experiences neurological issues?
  • How does this affect their day to day lives?
  • How does this affect treatment?
  • Can this come with emotions like depression and anxiety?
  • What is causing Lyme Brain? (damage to nerve cells, inflammation, neurotoxins, neurotransmitters)
  • How do Co-infections contribute to these symptoms?
  • Are there other toxins aside from Lyme and co-infections that can be contributing to the toxicity?
  • A lot of my patients express a concern that they are developing alzheimers and they are concerned about their memory.  Is this situation permanent for them?
  • How do you treat Lyme brain?
  • What are natural approaches to treatment?
  • Are there diet factors that can help?
  • How does sleep affect this?
  • Are there any other therapies that can help?
  • If someone is listening to this, and feel this is affecting them greatly, where do you recommend they start?
  • Do you have a website where people can more info?