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BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts

Nov 7, 2019

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about chronic Lyme disease and tools for supporting recovery from Lyme and related conditions.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Bill Rawls. Bill Rawls, MD is an OB-GYN and leading expert in Lyme disease, integrative health, and herbal medicine. In the middle of his successful medical career, Dr. Rawls’ life was interrupted by Lyme disease. As he struggled to overcome it, he explored nearly every treatment possible – from conventional medicine to a range of alternative therapies. In the process, Dr. Rawls discovered a dearth of knowledge about Lyme disease in the medical community, and a shocking amount of controversy and confusion around causes, diagnosis, and treatment that left thousands of patients confused, unsupported, and chronically ill. An avid reader and lifelong student, Dr. Rawls studied all of the research available on Lyme disease, and put everything he learned into practice in his own life. Ultimately, it was a combination of diet, lifestyle, and herbal therapy that resulted in his recovery. In the more than 10 years since, Dr. Rawls has helped thousands of patients find their path to healing from Lyme disease and chronic illness. He is the author of the best-selling book Unlocking Lyme, and the Medical Director of and Vital Plan, an online holistic health company.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is the average duration of treatment? Is ongoing treatment necessary?
  • How are co-infections treated differently from Lyme itself?
  • What lab tests are helpful in evaluation a patient for Lyme disease?
  • What role does MARCoNS play in Lyme disease or mold illness, and how is it treated?
  • How is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome approached?
  • How is ME/CFS different from or similar to Lyme disease and/or mold illness?
  • What role do parasites play in chronic health challenges?
  • Are viruses a significant contributor to chronic Lyme disease?
  • How important is detoxification and improving the terrain to recover health?
  • What is the connection between Interstitial cystitis and Lyme disease?
  • How can we repair structural integrity and regenerate the body?
  • What tools may be helpful with hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
  • What tools can be used to reverse the damage caused by fluoroquinolone drugs?

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Interview Date:

November 6, 2019


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.