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Jan 25, 2020

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about diagnosing and treating Morgellons.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Eboni Cornish. Eboni Cornish, MD graduated from Brown University undergraduate and Brown University Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency at Georgetown University. During her training there, she volunteered her time by serving as a medical consultant on a DC Human Rights Committee for Individuals with Disabilities. In 2003, as a Howard Hughes Medical Fellow, Dr. Cornish conducted translational research at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH. She was an apprentice in the laboratory of Francis Collins, MD, PhD., the current Director of NIH and leader of the Human Genome Project. Under his leadership, she analyzed genetic associations of chronic illnesses. She is currently a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), and A4M . She is on the physician advisory board of the Charles E. Holman Foundation for Morgellons Disease. She is a board member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Educational Foundation. One of her roles is the ILADS physician training program which trains hundreds of doctors in the management of chronic tick-borne illness. She is an expert in the treatment of Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue, PANDAS/PANS, Biotoxin Illness, Fibromyalgia, among other chronic conditions. In 2019, Dr. Cornish merged her private Lyme practice with the national Amen Clinics. There, she serves as functional medicine provider and treats neuropsychiatric manifestations of disease from a holistic perspective. Dr. Cornish’s approach to the treatment of chronic disease is to find the root cause of a person’s health problems by performing a comprehensive evaluation of the body’s various biological systems. She understands that all of these symptoms are interconnected and contribute to the emergence of disease as well as its resolution. Not only is she an amazing doctor, but she's also a mom of triplets.

Key Takeaways:

  • How long has Morgellons been identified, and where did the name come from?
  • What are the main symptoms and common themes in Morgellons?
  • Is Morgellons contagious?
  • What is the connection between chronic Lyme disease and Morgellons?
  • Which organisms play a role in Morgellons?
  • What are the diagnostic criteria for Morgellons?
  • What are Morgellons fibers or filaments made of?
  • What role does environmental toxicity play in Morgellons?
  • Does mold illness from water-damaged buildings play a role in Morgellons?
  • What role does Mast Cell Activation Syndrome play in Morgellons?
  • Does dental health issues contribute to Morgellons?
  • How is Morgellons treated?
  • Why are sleeping, pooping, and GI health so key to recovery?
  • Is there a place for Disulfiram in the treatment of Morgellons?
  • What order should vector-borne infections be treated in?
  • Why are anti-parasitics helpful?
  • Do biofilms need to be treated to optimize Morgellons treatment outcome?
  • What needs to be done to further legitimize Morgellons?

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Interview Date:

January 24, 2020


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