This video features a guest who shares her experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach

Today’s video features a guest who will share her personal experience with Lyme disease and the success she achieved through the Lyme Literate MD approach. She will also discuss the transformative impact of functional medicine and functional neurology on her perspective of living a normal life. This video is part of a series on Lyme disease, covering various related topics such as immune deficiency, fibromyalgia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Martin Rutherford, a certified Functional medicine practitioner and Chiropractor, along with Dr. Randall Gates, a Chiropractor and functional neurologist, aim to provide valuable information and insights for Lyme disease patients and those interested in functional medicine and neurology. So, let’s dive into the captivating journey of this individual’s struggle with Lyme disease and her path towards improved health and wellness.

Video Features Guest’s Experience with Lyme Disease and Lyme Literate MD Approach

In this video, we hear from a guest who shares her personal experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach. Her journey of illness was a long and challenging one, filled with struggles to find relief from various doctors. However, after being diagnosed with Lyme disease by a local doctor in Gardnerville, her treatment and recovery took a positive turn. Throughout her journey, she had the strong support of her family, which played a significant role in her healing process.

Individual’s long journey of illness

The individual’s journey of illness began at the young age of 14. She experienced strange symptoms but was unable to find answers or relief from various doctors. Her family, although supportive, attributed her symptoms to being a teenager or internalizing family issues. This lack of understanding and proper diagnosis led to years of suffering and deteriorating health.

Failure to find relief from various doctors

Despite seeking treatment from numerous doctors, the individual’s condition continued to worsen over time. Each doctor had different theories and prescribed various treatments, but none of them brought her the relief she desperately needed. This prolonged search for answers only added to her frustration and hopelessness.

Diagnosis of Lyme disease by local doctor

Finally, after years of searching for answers, the individual was diagnosed with Lyme disease by a local doctor in Gardnerville. This diagnosis provided a glimmer of hope and a path towards proper treatment. With a clear understanding of her condition, she could now move forward with a targeted treatment plan.

Immediate treatment and initial challenges

After being diagnosed with Lyme disease, the individual started treatment immediately. However, due to the severity of her condition, she initially struggled to handle the treatment. The road to recovery was filled with challenges, but she persisted with the unwavering support of her family by her side.

This video features a guest who shares her experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach

Strong support from family

Throughout her journey, the individual had the unwavering support of her family. Their love, care, and understanding played a vital role in her healing process. They stood by her side, offering both emotional and physical support, which gave her the strength to keep fighting and not lose hope.

Treatment plan and improvements over 4.5 years

Over a span of four and a half years, the individual followed a comprehensive treatment plan for Lyme disease. This included antibiotics, alternative treatments, a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, and regulating her sleep. With time and persistence, she experienced significant improvements in her health and quality of life.

Relapse and secret treatment

After being told that she was in remission, the individual experienced a relapse. This setback led her to seek secret treatment for nine more months. The relapse underscored the complex nature of Lyme disease and the need to address all aspects of one’s health to achieve true healing.

Recognition of the need for overall health focus

The relapse served as a turning point for the individual, highlighting the importance of focusing on overall health and not just the immediate symptoms. She recognized that addressing the underlying issues of Lyme disease and strengthening her immune system was crucial for long-term recovery.

This video features a guest who shares her experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach

Finding a clinic through a Lyme disease video

During her search for a clinic that specialized in immune system support, the individual came across a Lyme disease video that showcased the importance of addressing underlying health issues. This video resonated with her and ultimately led her to find the clinic that would become an integral part of her healing journey.

Scheduling a meeting with a doctor at the clinic

Motivated by the video and the clinic’s approach to Lyme disease, the individual decided to schedule a meeting with a doctor at the clinic. This step was pivotal in her journey because it marked a shift towards functional medicine and functional neurology, which played a significant role in her healing process.

Initial Consultation with Dr. Rutherford

During her initial consultation with Dr. Rutherford, the individual experienced a difference in perception regarding expertise. Dr. Rutherford is a certified Functional Medicine practitioner and Chiropractor, while Dr. Gates is a Chiropractor and functional neurologist. This combination allowed for a multidimensional approach to her treatment.

Functional medicine vs. Western medicine approach

The consultation with Dr. Rutherford exposed the individual to the principles of functional medicine, which differ from the more traditional Western medicine approach she had previously encountered. Functional medicine considers the root causes of illness and focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms.

Brain rehab exercises during examination

During her examination, the individual engaged in brain rehab exercises to assess her neurological function. These exercises aimed to identify any imbalances or weaknesses in her brain and provide valuable insights into her overall health. The individual found these exercises to be both challenging and enlightening.

This video features a guest who shares her experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach

Medical mistake during brain exercise

Unfortunately, during one of the brain rehab exercises, a medical mistake occurred. This mistake served as a reminder of the complexity of the human body and the importance of precision in healthcare practices. Despite the setback, the individual remained resilient and focused on her healing journey.

Pain relief through reverse treatment

One of the unexpected outcomes of the treatment process was the discovery of pain relief through reverse treatment. As the individual’s overall health improved, she found that her pain levels decreased significantly. This was a testament to the power and effectiveness of the treatment she was receiving.

Power and effectiveness of brain exercises

Throughout her treatment, the individual experienced firsthand the power and effectiveness of the brain exercises prescribed by Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates. These exercises played a crucial role in her recovery by stimulating and strengthening her brain, leading to improvements in her overall health and well-being.

Addressing Underlying Issues Before Lyme Treatment

As the individual’s treatment progressed, it became clear that addressing underlying health issues was essential before focusing solely on Lyme disease treatment. This shift towards a more comprehensive approach is a hallmark of functional medicine and played a significant role in the individual’s healing journey.

Need for functional medicine doctor or coach

The individual recognized the need for a functional medicine doctor or coach who could guide her through the complexities of addressing underlying health issues. The guidance and expertise provided by her functional medicine doctor played a critical role in her overall recovery.

This video features a guest who shares her experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach

Emotional trauma and its impact on health

Addressing emotional trauma was a crucial aspect of the individual’s treatment plan. Emotional trauma has a profound impact on overall health and can hinder healing progress. By acknowledging and addressing this trauma, the individual was able to take significant steps towards better health and well-being.

Treatment options for emotional trauma

Various treatment options were explored to help the individual address her emotional trauma. These options included therapy, counseling, and other holistic approaches tailored to her specific needs. By incorporating these treatments into her overall plan, the individual was able to achieve greater emotional and physical well-being.

Shift towards functional medicine in Elizabeth’s treatment

Throughout her journey, the individual witnessed a significant shift towards functional medicine in her treatment approach. The traditional medical model often focuses on treating specific infections or symptoms, while functional medicine takes a more holistic approach, considering the interconnectedness of the body’s systems.

Holistic approach of functional medicine

The holistic approach of functional medicine proved to be a game-changer for the individual. It allowed her doctors to address the compromised aspects of her health comprehensively, rather than focusing solely on her Lyme disease. This approach took into account the complexity of her condition and the need for an integrated treatment plan.

This video features a guest who shares her experience with Lyme disease and the success she had with the Lyme Literate MD approach

Severe compromise of gut health

An important discovery during the individual’s treatment was the severe compromise of her gut health. Despite following a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, her gut health remained severely compromised. This finding highlighted the need for further investigation and targeted interventions to restore her gut health.

Identification of food sensitivities through elimination diet

To identify potential food sensitivities, the individual underwent an elimination diet. This involved removing specific food groups from her diet and reintroducing them systematically to determine how her body responded. Through this process, she was able to identify and eliminate foods that were triggering negative reactions.

Improvement in energy levels, sleep, and overall health

As the individual addressed underlying health issues and made targeted changes to her lifestyle, she experienced significant improvements in her energy levels, sleep quality, and overall health. The integrative approach of functional medicine played a vital role in her recovery journey.

Elizabeth’s Transformation and Dedication to Functional Medicine

Inspired by her own experience and the power of functional medicine, Elizabeth became a certified health coach. She felt compelled to share her knowledge and support others in their journey towards functional medicine. Her dedication and personal commitment to this approach speak volumes about its effectiveness.

Becoming a health coach

Elizabeth’s transformation from Lyme disease patient to health coach highlights the profound impact functional medicine had on her life. By becoming a health coach, she can now use her experience and knowledge to empower others on their healing journey.

Importance of support and coaching

Elizabeth emphasizes the importance of support and coaching in the healing process. Having someone to guide and motivate you can make a world of difference. The journey towards better health is often challenging, and having a support system in place can provide the strength and encouragement needed to overcome obstacles.

Slow acceptance of functional medicine by some patients

Elizabeth acknowledges that not everyone may be ready to embrace functional medicine immediately. It took time and personal experience for her to fully embrace this approach. However, through patient education and continued advocacy, she hopes to inspire others to consider functional medicine as a viable option.

The need for a different approach to chronic illnesses

The individual’s journey with Lyme disease serves as a reminder that chronic illnesses require a different approach. The medical model often focuses solely on the bacteria and infections, overlooking the broader underlying factors that contribute to chronic illness. Functional medicine provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to address these complex conditions.

Benefits of combining functional medicine and neurology

Elizabeth’s story highlights the benefits of combining functional medicine and functional neurology in the treatment of Lyme disease. By addressing both the physical and neurological aspects of her condition, her doctors were able to provide a more nuanced and effective treatment plan.

Highlighting the challenges of seeking proper treatment

Elizabeth’s journey sheds light on the many challenges faced by individuals seeking proper treatment for Lyme disease. From misdiagnoses to dismissive attitudes, the road to recovery can be long and frustrating. It is essential for both patients and healthcare providers to be persistent and open-minded in their pursuit of healing.

Gates and Dr. Rutherford Empower clinic

Gates and Dr. Rutherford Empower clinic is an exemplary clinic that offers help in the field of functional medicine and functional neurology. This clinic specializes in Lyme disease treatment and takes a holistic approach to patient care. Elizabeth’s positive experience with this clinic serves as a testament to their expertise and commitment to patient well-being.

Appreciation for the audience

Elizabeth expresses her appreciation for the audience and their willingness to engage with her story. She recognizes that sharing her journey can provide valuable insights and support for those going through similar experiences. By being open and vulnerable, she hopes to inspire others to seek the help they need and to explore the possibilities of functional medicine.

Upcoming ‘Cutting through the BS’ series about Lyme disease

To further delve into the complexities of Lyme disease, Elizabeth and Dr. Alfred will be hosting a series titled ‘Cutting through the BS.’ This series aims to provide informative and insightful discussions on various aspects of Lyme disease, including immune deficiency, fibromyalgia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Elizabeth’s firsthand experience and expertise make her an invaluable resource in these discussions.

Future discussion on autoimmune disease

Elizabeth and Dr. Alfred plan to continue their discussions by addressing another pressing topic in the realm of chronic illness: autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life. By exploring the connection between functional medicine, functional neurology, and autoimmune diseases, they hope to shed light on this growing epidemic.

Conclusion

This video provides a comprehensive and personal account of one individual’s journey with Lyme disease and their experience with functional medicine and functional neurology. Elizabeth’s transformation from patient to health coach is a testament to the power of integrating these approaches into the treatment of chronic illnesses.

The speaker, Dr. Martin Rutherford, expresses his passion for partnering with individuals in a functional medicine paradigm. He emphasizes the importance of finding the right support and guidance in the healing journey and extending gratitude to Amy for her unwavering presence. The upcoming ‘Cutting through the BS’ series on Lyme disease and future discussions on autoimmune diseases serve as valuable resources for those seeking answers and support.

In conclusion, functional medicine and functional neurology offer a holistic and comprehensive approach to the treatment of chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease. By addressing underlying health issues, emotional trauma, and integrating various treatment modalities, true healing can be achieved. The speaker invites the audience to continue watching and exploring these topics in the weeks to come, as they strive to empower individuals and transform lives through functional medicine and neurology.

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