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Sep 12, 2017

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about several approaches to overcoming Lyme disease.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Darin Ingels, ND. Dr. Ingels is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and more than 25 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ingels completed a residency program at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Ingels worked as a clinical microbiologist/immunologist at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Ingels is a licensed naturopathic physician in the State of Connecticut and a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in the State of California, where he maintains practices in both states. He is Board certified in Integrated Pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Ingels is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the American Association of Integrative Medicine, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and many State associations. Dr. Ingels is currently a Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has written a chapter on allergy desensitization for autistic children in “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” (Skyhorse, 2014). He is the author of the upcoming book on Lyme disease, "The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease" (Avery, March 2018), which will cover an integrative, natural approach to the treatment and management of Lyme disease. Dr. Ingels’ practice focuses on environmental medicine with special emphasis on chronic immune dysfunction, including Lyme disease, autism, allergies, asthma, PANDAS, recurrent or persistent infections and other genetic or acquired immune problems. His practice is comprised of both children and adults. He uses diet, nutrients, herbs, homeopathy and immunotherapy to help his patients achieve better health.

Key Takeaways:

  • What labs are useful in exploring Lyme disease?
  • What Lyme-related microbe is the most difficult to treat?
  • What protocols are used to treat Lyme?
  • How important is detoxification?
  • What is the role of sublinqual immunotherapy and why is it important in dealing with chronic infections?
  • What LDI resolved Dr. Ingels' own brain fog?
  • How can the Th1/Th2 balance within the immune system be modulated?
  • What tools are helpful for pain and inflammation?
  • How often does LDN lead to benefits?
  • How big of a factor is mold in recovering from Lyme disease?
  • Are patients impacted by EMFs?
  • What is the most important lifestyle consideration to maximize recovery?
  • Which diet may be the most useful in Lyme disease?
  • What is the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) in Lyme recovery?

Connect With My Guest: 

Related Resources:

The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease

Interview Date:

September 11, 2017

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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.